It's a war, and they should be given some leeway. I'm sick of this country bending over to kiss Muslim ass. For me to say any more could be construed as hate speach, and I won't go there. The Afghan people only have themselves to blame for the misery of their occupation. That's all I will say on the subject.
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- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
That's all I have to say to you.
GARY JOHNSON 2016
“The more you know, the harder it is to take decisive action. Once you become informed, you start seeing complexities and shades of gray. You realize that nothing is as clear and simple as it first appears. Ultimately, knowledge is paralyzing.” - Bill Watterson
Who Is Chicago Ted?
IIRC, this guy plea bargained by being willing to testify against the others. Without his testimony it's possible that the others could go free. He made a deal. 7-8 years in lock-up is a really long time. When he gets out he might recall that "getting his kill" was really stupid.
HELPING HILLARY PICK OUT HER INAUGURAL GOWN!The jokes write themselves!
The cruel reality is.... Whistle blowers don't last too long inside or outside
if this guy serves his full term, he will be 46 when he gets out. with no job experience, a dishonorable discharge and a murder conviction on his record...his life is over. not to mention the abuse he will suffer while in prison. I think this is fair punishment, especially considering that without his testimony, the other would have likely gone free.
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.