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    Re: Obama admin. told wary military officials to ‘suck it up and salute’ on Taliban r

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    The status of "unlawful combatant" is an invention of the Bush Administration. What international law does say is that combatants who are not prisoners of war are entitled to humane treatment and a fair trial.



    US military victim referred to as detainee US9AF-00657DP. Name: Haji Faiz Mohammed. His detention file records him as a 70 year old man with Senile Dementia. It goes on to say that he was snatched while sleeping in a mosque by US Forces in April of 2002, was/is not affiliated in any way with Al Qaeda or the Taliban, and "there is no reason on the record for detainee being transferred to Guantanamo Bay detention facility." Just one example. In fact, almost none of the GITMO detainees were actually combatants of any kind or in any way affiliated with the Taliban or Al Qaeda. By the military's own admission, these innocent people were kept locked up there, some for over 7 years, to avoid a pr nightmare and for no other reason.
    https://www.fas.org/man/eprint/reid.pdf

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    Re: Obama admin. told wary military officials to ‘suck it up and salute’ on Taliban r

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    And that would be??
    You tell me...
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    Re: Obama admin. told wary military officials to ‘suck it up and salute’ on Taliban r

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    The status "unlawful combatant" doesn't appear anywhere in the Geneva Convention.
    Unlawful combatant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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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: Obama admin. told wary military officials to ‘suck it up and salute’ on Taliban r

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You tell me...
    I have no idea. Your the expert. That's why I asked.
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    Re: Obama admin. told wary military officials to ‘suck it up and salute’ on Taliban r

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    Do tell us what these five were charged with and when was their release date under the provisions of the Patriot Act. They weren't, and next year.
    Also tell us who in the Obama administration uttered the words "suck it up and salute". You can't, because no one did.
    Time magazine seems to to say diffrent.

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    Re: Obama admin. told wary military officials to ‘suck it up and salute’ on Taliban r

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Read what I said and try again.

    Read your own source carefully.

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    Re: Obama admin. told wary military officials to ‘suck it up and salute’ on Taliban r

    Why are you dodging his question?
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    Re: Obama admin. told wary military officials to ‘suck it up and salute’ on Taliban r

    I have watched American forces operate and was lucky enough to serve alongside them in Iraq. I watched the video of the handover and have to say that is not the American military I know, they looked confused and almost apologetic. Embarrassing for the Pentagon and the white house.
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: Obama admin. told wary military officials to ‘suck it up and salute’ on Taliban r

    The whole administration said it in unison?...HA! It's a talking point ... no one said those words or you would have a quote. A made up phrase that one news service put out and every other news service repeated because it sells news.
    It's a phrase administration detractors wish was said ...but was never actually uttered.
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    The five were never charged with anything and they would be released in less than a year anyway. Bergdahl will be charged and will have his day in court. Nothing should have been done differently and you know it.
    This is just the slam the president with nothing d'jour
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    Re: Obama admin. told wary military officials to ‘suck it up and salute’ on Taliban r

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Until he issues an un-lawful order, or violates the chain of command.
    How is that the case here?


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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