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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    Ah. And you are SO sure that my judgment cannot possibly be based upon my own professional experience. Why are you sure? Because my opinion is not in line with your own...therefore I must somehow be wrong, I guess....
    So what we have here is more spin and shift from what was actually said. I simply called out your fallacy and called for you to stand for your beliefs. As expected, that didn't happen, just more lame attempt at spin to get the ball out of your court.
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    But you know as well as I do that while most of us would be happy seeing him in the stockade while he waits on trial, there's that vicious court of public opinion. And you know as well as I do that sometimes, it's better to let things go.

    Don't get me wrong - if they have enough evidence of desertion, then he should be tried, absolutely! For instance, I'm all for Bradley Manning spending his (now her) entire sentence in jail. He meant to do the right thing...but hurt American standing around the world instead, and almost certainly got more than a few people killed.

    But if the Army's case against this POW is not airtight, they know how the court of public opinion would play out...and how it might be better for all concerned to just let it go.
    I concur, but the accusations from those with in Bergdahl's unit were made five years ago.

    The Army has had five years to look into the matter. Dereliction of duty on the Army's part ?

    Why was this guy Bergdahl (don't even want to refer to him as a soldier) promoted twice in rank when he was being classified by Obama's DOD as a POW ? This is totally unheard of in the past 236 years in America's history. Something stinks.

    Technically, isn't Bergdahl still in the U.S. military ? Why was he allowed to keep wearing his Taliban beard while being honored at the White House yesterday ? Definitely a violation of Army regulations here. Something stinks.

    Aren't Berdahl parents known lefty anti war/military activist ? Nothing smells here.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Obama isn't going to punish Qatar for releasing these dudes; Qatar knows it.
    Congress could also act by cutting off funding and military assistance.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    Congress could also act by cutting off funding and military assistance.
    But I believe we both know they won't.
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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 TheDemSocialist View Post
    Could care less what he did in the military. What he did now was amazing.
    .....which is..... what? write SF on a plate?

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    But I believe we both know they won't.
    Do you really believe there is any benifit in always resorting to overtly intimidating countries into cooperating with us.
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Do you really believe there is any benifit in always resorting to overtly intimidating countries into cooperating with us.
    It depends on the country.
    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
    Do you really believe there is any benifit in always resorting to overtly intimidating countries into cooperating with us.
    What? As opposed to bribing them with tax payer money? Intimidating is much cheaper.
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    The only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed by the Taliban in exchange for the release of 5 Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said Saturday

    Read more here: http://news.yahoo.com/us-soldier-fre...-politics.html




    I am sure that I join everyone on this forum in wishing this young man and his family and friends the best.
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It depends on the country.
    What do you know about Qatar.
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