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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    I was wondering why he kept getting promoted.....was it due to being Captured? I didn't know one could be promoted for such.
    Why did he keep getting promoted ???

    Is this a new Obama policy ?

    Hey, in my entire life I've never heard of any member serving in the U.S. military being promoted while being held captive by the enemy.

    It use to be the custom of the British military, once you became a captive (POW) your pay stopped. I don't know if that's the policy today but it was during WW ll.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    It makes sense that they would want their leaders released - we probably would, too, but we're not terrorists. Has McCain had anything to say about the swap? I missed it if he did.
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Why did he keep getting promoted ???

    Is this a new Obama policy ?

    Hey, in my entire life I've never heard of any member serving in the U.S. military being promoted while being held captive by the enemy.

    It use to be the custom of the British military, once you became a captive (POW) your pay stopped. I don't know if that's the policy today but it was during WW ll.

    Yeah.....that's why I threw that up there. This guys walks off and deserts his post. Leaving others open to attack. Gets captured.....then gets promoted not once. But twice.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    George Washington also ordered the torture of prisoners, as well as stood by while he knew what was going on, doing nothing to stop it. /historylesson
    Got a reference for that?
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    You apache are always the first to make anything Obama a partisan issue, and then accuse Obama supporters of such a lie.
    Once again, apache who has admitted he can't stand having Obama as his C-in-C, accuses Obama of breaking the law.
    We need another phony GOP "select" committee .
    Go back to the start of this thread and start reading.

    Read each one of my post.

    As soon as cwill reminded us who this "sad sack" deserter was, you noticed all of the vets on the DP having a change in opinion.

    Obama name wasn't even brought up until members of Congress brought up that Obama broke the law. It wasn't I who accused Obama of breaking the law it was Congress. I didn't even know about this law until yesterday afternoon. So don't be making **** up.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    No blame on your side eh? Can only shift it to that other guy eh? LOL. Such partisan hackery. So if you can drop the BS for a moment, can you answer the question: Has anyone been punished for Benganzi?
    You mean the same Benghazi BS that's been through eight investigations where the right wing STILL couldn't come up with anything that could stick?

    Do you remember Whitewater? Benghazi's the same thing - just another baseless excuse for political witch-hunting, grandstanding, and fund-raising.
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Go back to the start of this thread and start reading.

    Read each one of my post.

    As soon as cwill reminded us who this "sad sack" deserter was, you noticed all of the vets on the DP having a change in opinion.

    Obama name wasn't even brought up until members of Congress brought up that Obama broke the law. It wasn't I who accused Obama of breaking the law it was Congress. I didn't even know about this law until yesterday afternoon. So don't be making **** up.

    Here you go Apahce.....and its not just about BO going around Congress with a time period. Its the Other Part that is required. From early Post 53.



    The White House agreed that actions were taken in spite of legal requirements and cited "unique and exigent circumstances" as justification.

    Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon of California and Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma said in a statement that Obama is required by law to notify Congress 30 days before any terrorists are transferred from the U.S. facility. They said Obama also is required to explain how the threat posed by such terrorists has been substantially mitigated.

    In response, the White House said it moved as quickly as possible given the opportunity that arose to secure Bergdahl's release. Citing "these unique and exigent circumstances," the White House said a decision was made to go ahead with the transfer despite the legal requirement of 30 days advance notice to Congress.....snip~

    GOP lawmakers: Prisoner exchange violated law

    Note, how team BO. Forgot the other part and focused on the time-constraint.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    Got a reference for that?
    Read Logan Beirne's "Blood of Tyrants, George Washington and the forging of the presidency"…. he has all the references you'll need.

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    You mean the same Benghazi BS that's been through eight investigations where the right wing STILL couldn't come up with anything that could stick?
    Yeah, the one where the current administration has hid documents and had a sec. of state that gave us that classic line about 'what does it matter'… If the lives of 4 american's didn't matter to them then, why does the life of this one, that is most likely a deserter, matter enough to release 5 killers?
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    When there is a group of solider's that put their lives on the line, and some lost those lives, to 'find' this guy, I tend to believe them. WTF reason would they have to lie?
    Yeah, soldiers are SPECIAL - they never, ever tell a lie about people they don't like, do they? And they'd never frag someone either, would they?

    FYI, soldiers in the field, while they are being called to do things above and beyond anything civilians face, are still HUMAN, and are still subject to all human failings, including lying about what others did or did not do. I almost lost my Navy career because some idiot decided to make up crap about me because I wouldn't give him a locker that he wanted. Later on, I almost lost my Navy career again because I pointed out to the Medical Officer that yes, we did have asbestos in our engine room, despite all the denials by the Chief Engineer. I went through a year of hell afterwards...and it was only at the end of that, that I found out why I was going through so much crap.

    So THAT, sir, is why there must be a trial where one's guilt or innocence must be determined.
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    There is nothing 'partisan' about it, no matter how much you want that to be true. There are a lot of questions about this guy and this deal, why do you not want to address any of it? You one of those that believes government can do no wrong (or do no wrong when it's the guys you like in charge)?
    no, i'm one who believes that by the time he was captured, we should have been out of there. i support bringing all of the troops home.

    as for the political angle of it, yes, i absolutely believe that you are making it political, and would not be doing so under a President Romney. i find it difficult to control my anger about this, so i will be easing back my participation in this thread.

    hyperpartisan nonsense is ruining my country. you guys make EVERYTHING political. i can't even express happiness about the release of a POW without drawing the ire of a partisan. it is a ridiculous status quo, and i think we need to rethink our entire political model.

    meanwhile, a POW has been released. that is a good thing, as i said in my initial post. if you want to try to paint him as some sort of traitor, that's fine. i don't care, and i won't discuss it with you.

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