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    Soldier gets 24 years for killing Afghan civilians

    US soldier gets 24 years for murders of 3 Afghans - The Washington Post

    Guy has dishonored the uniform. Glad to see justice being served.
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    Re: Soldier gets 24 years for killing Afghan civilians

    I find it incredibly disgusting that he is only getting 24 years for multiple murders, even if he plea bargained.
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    Re: Soldier gets 24 years for killing Afghan civilians

    Quote Originally Posted by TheBook View Post
    I find it incredibly disgusting that he is only getting 24 years for multiple murders, even if he plea bargained.
    This was my reaction as well. I think he deserves more than a civilian would get for dishonoring the uniform, not less.
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    Re: Soldier gets 24 years for killing Afghan civilians

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Glad to see justice being served.
    The victims is dead, the soldiers are alive.
    Justice was not served.

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    Re: Soldier gets 24 years for killing Afghan civilians

    I think the sentencing would be too narrow - it should span up the ranks a little. They were trained, problems were seen among the men but no intervention or concern came of it. They were basically given free reign and no oversight like thugs in the underworld.
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    Re: Soldier gets 24 years for killing Afghan civilians

    That is not justice, that is a whitewash and will be seen as such by the people of Afghanistan.
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    Re: Soldier gets 24 years for killing Afghan civilians

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I think the sentencing would be too narrow - it should span up the ranks a little. They were trained, problems were seen among the men but no intervention or concern came of it. They were basically given free reign and no oversight like thugs in the underworld.
    I don't think the superiors should be charged with any sort of crime, but there should definitely be some sort of discipline involved.
    Nobody 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.
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    Re: Soldier gets 24 years for killing Afghan civilians

    Another Reason why I hate Plea Deals. I hope the have "fun" in the Bridge. There life are over try getting a job while carrying Dishonorable Discharge for murder.

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    Re: Soldier gets 24 years for killing Afghan civilians

    Way too long, two years apiece would have been plenty.

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    Re: Soldier gets 24 years for killing Afghan civilians

    Quote Originally Posted by The Preacher View Post
    Way too long, two years apiece would have been plenty.
    Why is that?

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