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    Re: Former POW Bergdahl set to return to active duty [W:159]

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    I'll bet you that my Cynicism Index is a higher number than yours.
    That is possible, but I bet I give the best a good run for their money.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Former POW Bergdahl set to return to active duty [W:159]

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    They haven't said they deny Bergdahl due process. You made that up. Of course they have decided he's guilty. They were there. They are witnesses. Bergdahl won't get due process. He won't get anything but a military career where he will be considered a cretin until he leaves. There won't be an investigation or a court martial. The White House has seen to that.
    anyone else notice the nonsense of that post?
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: Former POW Bergdahl set to return to active duty [W:159]

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    So it turns out that investigators did not press AWOL charges against him, and from previous stories that he frequently left the base to take hikes, and then came back each time, it turns out that the accusations against him from many pundits here were unfounded. So why the firestorm over the trade to get him back? We don't leave our own in the hands of the enemy, whether or not they were AWOL, but it seems that some here were very willing to do that, whether or not Bergdahl had been AWOL or not. What the hell is happening to us if we are willing to throw our soldiers into the garbage over allegations, even before an investigation shows the evidence was not enough to put Bergdahl on trial? So we traded 5 Taliban members for Bergdahl - I call that a good trade. Bergdahl is one of ours, and we don't leave ours behind to rot on the battlefield, or in the prisons of the enemy. That is the American way.

    Article is here.
    The problem is not not we negotiated to get him back.

    The problem is the President broke the law to do it, AND the people he traded are people who should have never been let out of prison ever.

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    Re: Former POW Bergdahl set to return to active duty [W:159]

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    So it turns out that investigators did not press AWOL charges against him, and from previous stories that he frequently left the base to take hikes, and then came back each time, it turns out that the accusations against him from many pundits here were unfounded. So why the firestorm over the trade to get him back? We don't leave our own in the hands of the enemy, whether or not they were AWOL, but it seems that some here were very willing to do that, whether or not Bergdahl had been AWOL or not. What the hell is happening to us if we are willing to throw our soldiers into the garbage over allegations, even before an investigation shows the evidence was not enough to put Bergdahl on trial? So we traded 5 Taliban members for Bergdahl - I call that a good trade. Bergdahl is one of ours, and we don't leave ours behind to rot on the battlefield, or in the prisons of the enemy. That is the American way.

    Article is here.
    ONE of our own? They were also throwing his family under the bus as well for his father had the audacity to have grown a beard... making him Taliban-like according to the Republican punditry.

    This, along with every other GOP outrage moment, has nothing to do with the actual facts and people in front of the story but all to do with trying to smear Obama... and in their minds, any collateral damage is worth doing that.
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    Re: Former POW Bergdahl set to return to active duty [W:159]

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    anyone else notice the nonsense of that post?
    Due process is a legal term. For a witness to decide that someone is guilty is a personal thing. The former soldiers didn't say they wanted to deny him his legal rights. They simply said he was guilty of desertion. They explained what they witnessed. They would do the same in a court martial if, indeed, Bergdahl is ever prosecuted. People explain what they witnessed on television every day. That doesn't deny anybody any rights to due process.

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    Re: Former POW Bergdahl set to return to active duty [W:159]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    The problem is not not we negotiated to get him back.

    The problem is the President broke the law to do it, AND the people he traded are people who should have never been let out of prison ever.
    You must be young.

    Nixon pointed out way back when that when the POTUS does it, it cannot be illegal.

    Presidents break the law whenever they damn well please, and so does Congress and of late the SCOTUS too.

    Oh, he didn't inform the Congress? Who cares? Clearly Congress doesn't, except for the partisan game. Dubya admitted in front of Congress years ago that he had not complied with FISA, and nobody did a thing about it. The telecoms did his dirty work for him in violating the Fourth Amendment and received amnesty for it under FISA II.

    What trials have been conducted to determine whether those people should have been kept in prison forever? Or, are you just privy to information that others are not?

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