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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    I understand and accept that Helix's rule states that given enough time and participation, a thread about a peanut butter and jelly sandwich will turn into a flame war, but this is even more stunning.

    A POW has been released after five years in captivity, and the right is pissed off about it? Seriously?

    Five years, man.

    Five ****ing years.
    There is doubt that he was a POW. A POW and a someone who defects are not the same thing.
    - There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
    - Idealistically, everything should work as you planed it to. Realistically, it depends on how idealistic you are as to the measure of success.
    - Better to be a pessimist before, and an optimist afterwords.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    Hey, you know as well as I do that it is verboten on the Right to agree with anything at all that Obama says, does, or supports. I mean, the First Lady even just recommended that people drink more water, and the right wing went nuts.

    The Right of today is nothing like what it used to be when I was a strong conservative - they've gone off the rails.
    I was a Republican, and then a libertarian as recently as 2007, and I don't even recognize this ****. This approaches the level of hyperpartisan nonsense that the left achieved with its ****ty Bush snuff film. And that idiot Olbermann calling on him to resign every single night. In a way, this is worse.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Capster78 View Post
    There is doubt that he was a POW. A POW and a someone who defects are not the same thing.
    Really think about what you're doing here, and why you're doing it, dude. Seriously.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Capster78 View Post
    I am still very hesitant to give any well wishes to this soldier without knowing if he had purposely went AWOL and endagered the safety of his unit by having to look for him. If he did leave willfully, and we let 5 enemy prisoners back out into the world, it would be even worse. So I do not share the media's warm welcome as blindly as they do.
    I want a few questions to be asked and answered first.



    It's a good bet that this guy will be asked a lot of questions.

    Whether anyone will get any good answers is another story.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    Really think about what you're doing here, and why you're doing it, dude. Seriously.
    I am not sure what you are refering too... could you please elaborate.
    - There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    I was a Republican, and then a libertarian as recently as 2007, and I don't even recognize this ****. This approaches the level of hyperpartisan nonsense that the left achieved with its ****ty Bush snuff film. And that idiot Olbermann calling on him to resign every single night. In a way, this is worse.
    So what you are saying, is you refuse to look deeper than 'he was a POW'. That nothing else matters.

    And you refuse to address that this guy was put down as a deserter 2 years ago, but continue to blame Fox for 'making it up'?

    LOL.. a republican then a libertarian… now that's funny.
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    It's a good bet that this guy will be asked a lot of questions.

    Whether anyone will get any good answers is another story.


    There are ways to investigate the validity of his answers and judgement can be made to some degree weather or not his actions are worth the acclaim he is receiving in the media.
    - There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Capster78 View Post
    I am not sure what you are refering too... could you please elaborate.
    You are not agreeing with him, so you are part of the right wing conspiracy. Or some such thing like that, we'd have to ask Hillary about it to be sure.
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Capster78 View Post
    There is doubt that he was a POW.
    A POW and a someone who defects are not the same thing.



    Wrong.

    There have been some POW's who defected while they were POW's.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Capster78 View Post
    There are ways to investigate the validity of his answers and judgement can be made to some degree weather or not his actions are worth the acclaim he is receiving in the media.



    They could investigate from now until the end of time and never learn a thing.

    It has happened many times.

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