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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    What's best for us is to try them and imprison them for life or execute them. It is not in our best interest to hold them without trial as it only hurts us and is the source of propaganda against us.
    Keeping them out of circulation might be a good thing...maybe.
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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 apdst View Post
    Keeping them out of circulation might be a good thing...maybe.
    So then put them on trial and sentence them for life. Keeping them in custody without trial is not helping us in the least especially with propaganda.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    So then put them on trial and sentence them for life. Keeping them in custody without trial is not helping us in the least especially with propaganda.
    We're going to lose the propaganda war in the ME. Just face reality, there's no way we can do it that will make the Muslims happy.
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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 Zyphlin View Post
    A few things...

    Second, I'm waiting till we have more information about this,


    Third, it does look like the Administration violated the law here on my initial review of this. You can't sign a law and at the same time sign a signing statement claiming you don't agree with the law so you're just going to ignore it, and then expect people just to accept that.
    You are aware if there weren't a lot of vets pounding away on their keyboards right now, no questions would have been asked.

    The Obama administration does expect all Americans to except what laws Obama enforces and what laws he refuses to enforce. The list is long in which what laws that the Obama administration refuses to enforce.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    We're going to lose the propaganda war in the ME. Just face reality, there's no way we can do it that will make the Muslims happy.
    Sorry, but that simply isn't true. Putting them on trial and sentencing them for life is better than just holding them without trial. That is FACT. That is the reality YOU need to face.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Half of the Harley Riders wear beards ?

    It's 2014 not 1968.
    I see that you are just ignoring my post and Glen's that prove your whole promoting POWs is unheard of in the US nonsense to be the total BS that it is. How very typical of you.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    We swapped prisoners with the North Koreans, the Chinese, and the North Vietnamese. Are you going to say they weren't our enemies? Each of them killed a lot more Americans than has al-Qaeda (or the Taliban which is NOT al-Qaeda but was the 'government' of Afghanistan when we invaded).

    Swapping prisoners is something we and other nations have done since before any of us were born.

    And here's something else to think about, guy - if we as a nation said, "We're not going to do whatever it takes to bring you home alive", what would that do to the morale of our soldiers in the field, if they knew that America might decide that they weren't worth whatever it took to bring them home alive?
    They know very well we wont do whatever it takes. We wont hand over the President for example. Or surrender forces in theatre. Or give them nukes to get our soldiers back. We will do whatever we can that doesnt make things worse, which handing over high level terrorists DOES.

    Furthermore, we dont generally exchanges prisoners DURING a war. We wait till its over and they wont go right back to fighting.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Sorry, but that simply isn't true. Putting them on trial and sentencing them for life is better than just holding them without trial. That is FACT. That is the reality YOU need to face.
    Your primary argument is that holding them without trial will make the Muslms hate us.
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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 apdst View Post
    Your primary argument is that holding them without trial will make the Muslms hate us.
    For some, yes, that would make a difference. I also said that the propaganda from us detaining them without trial is worse than putting them on trial and sentencing them to life.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Morning HD...Why bring a strawman into the discussion? I said nothing about him being dangerous I don't think...So, using your line of logic, you think this was a good trade?
    Morning to you too JMac.

    It wasn't intended as a strawman at all. Your point that other posters at another site had thoughts that Bowe was a Taliban sympathizer inspired my reply. Just a matter of perspective, I guess?

    I was just trying to find the perspective of such a sympathizer, and wondered if Powell's actions in 2001 with the Taliban somehow offered some insight?

    Do they work for us, or we for them? $43million is nothing to sneeze at. 6 months later we invade their country under fraud.

    Just trying to figure it all out JMac.

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