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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It's Purdy much a fact that he deserted his unit and it's a solid fact that that is a crime.
    Yeah, who the heck needs to abide by the "innocent till proven guilty" tradition of American justice? Somebody said he did it, so he MUST be guilty, huh?
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Your love for the president is the reason for your position.
    the "reason for my position" is that i'm happy to see a POW released after 5 ****ing years.

    i'm sorry that you aren't.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Enola View Post
    I find it very strange that a guy deserts his post, joins the taliban, claims he was kidnapped, is with them FIVE years...and not beheaded like most others...is promoted, then traded for FIVE taliban prisoners.

    Like I said..something stinks. And if this guy is called a hero or a parade given him or any other bullcrap...then someONE stinks big time. Obama didn't follow procedures so I believe the stink comes from the WH.
    the white house says that the situation required immediate action because there were concerns over the health of the captive american soldier.

    if we had waited 30 days, something could have gone wrong and the soldier could have died.
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    I never once stood before the man. Not one NJP can be found in my SRB.

    I still remember at Camp Carrol when the Top Kick while going over my SRB and asking "What kind of Marine are you" ? "You should have at least three NJP's by now."

    ****, I made Sergeant with in 20 months after standing on the yellow footprints.

    When I was with the 5th MEB I was TAD to the Provost Marshals Office, only a ****ing chaser but I did stand in on one Summary Court Martial once. I have an idea how it works. Not like any civilian court that I've been in.
    But the rules of evidence still apply at any level above NJP. That said, even for NJP's, with the exception of supervisors and senior personnel giving testimony about what was said or done, we never brought up a case that was not solidly based upon the evidence at hand.
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    the "reason for my position" is that i'm happy to see a POW released after 5 ****ing years.

    i'm sorry that you aren't.
    Had he served honorably, I probably would. He committed a crime. Had the crime been murder, would you be equally excited had his crime been murder? Rape? Pissing on dead enemy troops?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Enola View Post
    Hmm. Looks like others are questioning the legalities of what Obama did.

    GOP Lawmakers Say Obama's Prisoner Exchange Violated Law
    GOP lawmakers always question what Obama does overseas, as they are currently dancing on Benghazi graves.
    Time for another "select" committee.
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    So you are so buried with following the party line and supporting your guy, you will throw a bunch of other soldiers under the bus, suggesting they are liars. Class act. So much easier to take that route than to actually question the government…
    Yeah, since when would I ever depend upon my twenty years of service in the Navy, much of which was dealing directly with legal matters, including a couple years as an assistant legal officer on board the USS Camden?
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Your love for the president is the reason for your position.
    And your hatred for the President is the reason for your position .
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    Yeah, who the heck needs to abide by the "innocent till proven guilty" tradition of American justice? Somebody said he did it, so he MUST be guilty, huh?
    Has anyone come forward, yet, to suggest that Bergdahl didn't desert his unit?

    Funny how innocent until proven guilty is so important, now.

    Where were the Libbos when American troops were falsely accused of murdering Iraqi civilians? They had those guys convicted, before they ever left theater. And the guys who pissed on those dead Tals? Weren't no need for a court, then! Y'all acted like they committed a capital crime.

    Bergdahl took an oath and wore my uniform. He was representing me and I demand that he face justice for his crime.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    most of the criticism has not been constructive.
    Thats the beauty of free speech and debate. You can criticize those who criticize others. That is what makes America great. Although there have been many recent cases where free speech is questionably being made illegal, for the most part, you are free to criticize any idea you feel is wrong. Now you may not like being criticized, as most people dont, but there never should be a law against someone being offended. The problem is not with the people who are trying to offend, but with the people that take criticism poorly. If you don't like what someone is saying, you can simply stop listening if it bothers you that much.

    I love it when Mike Tyson said: "I'm talking to you the way I want to talk to you. If you have a problem, turn off your station." Of course I think at times Mike was complete bonkers, he is absolutely correct. He knew the interviewer was poking him and the interviewer got exactly what he wanted, a reaction. If you don't like the reaction, then walk away.
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