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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    It is not pacifism , its diplomatic relations.

    I think there is a lack of education about the Arab world.

    We know absolutely nothing about the culture, customs, politics , and basic info of a region of the world we are now fighting in.



    Maybe you know absolutely nothing, but some of the people working for the USA's State Dept and military have spent most of their life studying this region.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Another senior Defense official said Bergdahl will not likely face any punishment. "Five years is enough," he told CNN on condition of anonymity.
    I don't think it's a senior Defense officials job to decide that. Even more so if he did desert, and due to that is responsible for the deaths of several other good men.
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Capster78 View Post
    You don't think that it is highly doubtfull he will be punished based on the welcome he received when he was brought back? You think the President and his Administration would willfully commit political suicide?


    When was he brought back to the U.S.? I thought he was still in a hospital in Afghanistan..

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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.
    Its about time. He should have been released long ago.
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Doesn't surprise me, Obama couldn't get the military vote or the veterans votes in 2008 and got even less of their votes in 2012.

    It's not nice to piss off Obama or those radicals who are in charge with in the Democrat Party.

    It's all about votes. Do you think if Latino illegal aliens were to be awarded amnesty and they were going to vote the Republican ticket would their be a push by the left for blanket amnesty ?

    Obama hasn't a clue what's happening with in the VA except from what he learns from watching Fox News. He can care less, no body is currently in charge.

    You have to wonder if Obama knew that the guy he treated yesterday with the Taliban beard as a hero was a deserter ?
    He probably knew.



    I think you are mistaken.. The man with the beard was his father...

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    I think you are mistaken.. The man with the beard was his father...



    I haven't done any research on this but maybe his dad was a deserter.

    Does anyone know?

    Maybe it's a family tradition.

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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 disagree. If there is truly evidence that any of this is true, that he walked off post and soldiers were killed trying to find him, then he should be court martialed and all witnesses questioned and all evidence presented. If he is not proven guilty, then he should be released..I have the funny feeling that mental illness will be brought up, but not sure how that would affect a military trial..

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    I disagree. If there is truly evidence that any of this is true, that he walked off post and soldiers were killed trying to find him, then he should be court martialed and all witnesses questioned and all evidence presented. If he is not proven guilty, then he should be released..I have the funny feeling that mental illness will be brought up, but not sure how that would affect a military trial.
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    A lot of things that should happen will never come to pass.

    This man will never be put on trial but, on the other hand, no one will ever pin any medals on his chest.

    Some people will never accept that, but me, I'm just going to move on with my life and look at the 5 years that he spent confined by the Taliban as a down payment on what he owes those who suffered and died because of his actions.

    "What goes around, comes around."




    BTW: It doesn't really matter, but based on what I know right now I have zero sympathy for this guy.

    I do have some for his family, they didn't ask to be involved in this kerfuffle.
    Last edited by shrubnose; 06-02-14 at 04:20 AM.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Apparently we DO negotiate with terrorists. Of course we're glad to get this soldier back alive, but not at this cost. How many soldiers will these released Taliban kill? How many soldiers will now be hunted for ransom? What other unintended consequences will increase the threat to soldiers because we gave into terrorist demands.



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    If you cared about the lives of American soldiers you'd be advocating that we leave afghanistan and not that we leave one of them to have their heads chopped off on TV.
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by braindrain View Post
    Just a heads up. Promoting POWs while they are still in captivity has been the US military policy since at least WW2 so you are way off on that. Look up US Navy CPT Stocdale from Vietnam. Or General Wainwright from WW2

    With that said I would have no issues had they not promoted this turd and hope he is eventually punished for desertion.
    Do you have any other examples besides of Stockdale and Wainwright ? I didn't think so. And Gen. MacArthur did go public about Wainwright.

    Both were political.

    Glad to see you are at least making an attempt of learning history.
    Keep educating yourself.
    You might find out that someone who served before you is why you are still alive today.

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