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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Funny, i went to his twitter and didn't see any of the other stuff. Either way, none of them mentioned anything about retribution from 'God'…
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    I'm glad he's free, too. Right now that's the important thing.

    That doesn't mean his conduct while a prisoner or the circumstances surrounding his capture shouldn't be reviewed.
    i don't have a problem with that. what i do have a problem with is making EVERY ****ING THING INTO A POLITICAL FISTFIGHT.

    watch the comments on this article :

    Wartime messages to parents, fellow soldiers reveal troubled Bergdahl | Fox News

    fox finally turned them back on.

    this is absolutely being used for political nonsense. i'm so ****ing sick of it, i could puke.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    I am so glad you keep going on about 'political' when most of it is not. Will be interesting to see, in the future, how much hypocrisy there is in this repeated droning.


    In other news… lots of stuff is coming out… from reports from one of his captors about him teaching the Taliban about bomb making and military tactics… to this article that states the guy left a note behind…

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/03/us...t.html?hp&_r=1

    Sometime after midnight on June 30, 2009, Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl left behind a note in his tent saying he had become disillusioned with the Army, did not support the American mission in Afghanistan and was leaving to start a new life.
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    i don't have a problem with that. what i do have a problem with is making EVERY ****ING THING INTO A POLITICAL FISTFIGHT.

    watch the comments on this article :

    Wartime messages to parents, fellow soldiers reveal troubled Bergdahl | Fox News

    fox finally turned them back on.

    this is absolutely being used for political nonsense. i'm so ****ing sick of it, i could puke.
    Well, to be honest it's a political issue. It involves the military and government actions, so by definition it has to be political.
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    Given their inherent wickedness, I wonder why Colin Powell hand-carried the Taliban a US check for $43 million in April 2001, complete with photo ops near the statues of Buddha that the Taliban had defaced?
    Perhaps all politicians are idiots? Whats that go to do with this particular idiot?

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    i don't have a problem with that. what i do have a problem with is making EVERY ****ING THING INTO A POLITICAL FISTFIGHT.

    watch the comments on this article :

    Wartime messages to parents, fellow soldiers reveal troubled Bergdahl | Fox News

    fox finally turned them back on.

    this is absolutely being used for political nonsense. i'm so ****ing sick of it, i could puke.
    Yet you keep posting, yelling, and swearing. About politics. On a politics forum. Get out already.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    Well, to be honest it's a political issue. It involves the military and government actions, so by definition it has to be political.
    everything doesn't have to be instantly and automatically hyperpartisan.

    here's how it worked for me :

    1. heard a breaking news update that a POW was being set free. i had been reading stuff on and off about him being a POW, and it bothered me.

    2. felt a sense of relief, and was really glad for him and for his family.

    here's how it worked for the hyperpartisans :

    1. heard a breaking news update that a POW was being set free.

    2. go online and freak out about the president again, and then attack me for being glad that a POW is free.

    Obama could retire tomorrow and i wouldn't give a ****. Biden could renounce his citizenship and move to Belize. i would give zero ****s, other than to hope whoever stepped in wouldn't suck worse. everyone has pretty much ruined politics with this nonsense, and the bull**** in congress means nothing can get done. ****, we couldn't even fix health care because of the nuttery.

    so i'll sum this up by repeating my first post in the thread :

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix
    this is a good thing. i can't imagine what he went through. i'm very glad that he is being released.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    everything doesn't have to be instantly and automatically hyperpartisan.

    here's how it worked for me :

    1. heard a breaking news update that a POW was being set free. i had been reading stuff on and off about him being a POW, and it bothered me.

    2. felt a sense of relief, and was really glad for him and for his family.

    here's how it worked for the hyperpartisans :

    1. heard a breaking news update that a POW was being set free.

    2. go online and freak out about the president again, and then attack me for being glad that a POW is free.

    Obama could retire tomorrow and i wouldn't give a ****. Biden could renounce his citizenship and move to Belize. i would give zero ****s, other than to hope whoever stepped in wouldn't suck worse. everyone has pretty much ruined politics with this nonsense, and the bull**** in congress means nothing can get done. ****, we couldn't even fix health care because of the nuttery.

    so i'll sum this up by repeating my first post in the thread :
    I share some of your frustrations, Helix; I really do. But here's how it's going for me:

    1. heard a breaking news update that a POW was being set free. i had been reading stuff on and off about him being a POW, and it bothered me.

    2. felt a sense of relief, and was really glad for him and for his family.

    3. now read at WaPo and other outlets that he may well be a deserter rather than a POW and now have non-hyperpartisan questions. Many.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I share some of your frustrations, Helix; I really do. But here's how it's going for me:

    1. heard a breaking news update that a POW was being set free. i had been reading stuff on and off about him being a POW, and it bothered me.

    2. felt a sense of relief, and was really glad for him and for his family.

    3. now read at WaPo and other outlets that he may well be a deserter rather than a POW and now have non-hyperpartisan questions. Many.

    Exactly. The news now is coming up that Military command has known the location of Bergdahl for years but never staged a rescue mission because he was declared a deserter, and likely a collaborator, and they didn't want to waste good men rescuing him.

    In return reclaiming the deserter Obama has essentially released 5 Osama Bin Ladens back into the wild.


    Edit: And now it is being reported that when Bergdahl left his post (leaving the camp exposed, mind you) he also left a note renouncing his US citizenship.

    This keeps getting worse...
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    everything doesn't have to be instantly and automatically hyperpartisan.

    here's how it worked for me :

    1. heard a breaking news update that a POW was being set free. i had been reading stuff on and off about him being a POW, and it bothered me.

    2. felt a sense of relief, and was really glad for him and for his family.

    here's how it worked for the hyperpartisans :

    1. heard a breaking news update that a POW was being set free.

    2. go online and freak out about the president again, and then attack me for being glad that a POW is free.

    Obama could retire tomorrow and i wouldn't give a ****. Biden could renounce his citizenship and move to Belize. i would give zero ****s, other than to hope whoever stepped in wouldn't suck worse. everyone has pretty much ruined politics with this nonsense, and the bull**** in congress means nothing can get done. ****, we couldn't even fix health care because of the nuttery.

    so i'll sum this up by repeating my first post in the thread :
    Yet you are in a, by definition, site that is set up discuss political opinions.

    It'd be like you walking into a McDonald's and saying that you are sick of McDonald's food.
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