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    Re: Parents of fallen soldier: Our son died looking for Bergdahl and the military lie

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    Not that the right-wing cares remotely, but this is what Bergdahl thought of his platoon (sent to his parents via email):

    “We don’t even care when we hear each other talk about running their children down in the dirt streets with our armored trucks … We make fun of them in front of their faces, and laugh at them for not understanding we are insulting them.”

    I can see why he became disillusioned with the military. He wanted to help the Afghans, and that's what the military promised he could do when they recruited him.
    Sounds like a foolish idealist, whose expectations were based on fantasy and who cannot deal with others coping mechanisms.

    Blowing off some steam, dealing with tragedy with laughter and having some laughs making fun of people are not war crimes.

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    Re: Parents of fallen soldier: Our son died looking for Bergdahl and the military lie

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    After Bergdahl went AWOl the mission of the entire unit changed with all resources directed at finding him which put them in places where they were never intended to go and soldiers lost their lives.
    Fair point.

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    Re: Parents of fallen soldier: Our son died looking for Bergdahl and the military lie

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Sounds like a foolish idealist, whose expectations were based on fantasy and who cannot deal with others coping mechanisms.

    Blowing off some steam, dealing with tragedy with laughter and having some laughs making fun of people are not war crimes.
    I never said they were war crimes.

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    Re: Parents of fallen soldier: Our son died looking for Bergdahl and the military lie

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    I never said they were war crimes.
    You made it out like he'd been fooled into serving. Like he was tricked. That's victimization. He appears to have been a whiny crap-bag that couldn't deal with the stress. Don't try to put that on the army.

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    Re: Parents of fallen soldier: Our son died looking for Bergdahl and the military lie

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    You made it out like he'd been fooled into serving. Like he was tricked. That's victimization. He appears to have been a whiny crap-bag that couldn't deal with the stress. Don't try to put that on the army.
    I think the reality of military service, and the nature of the people he was serving with, was incompatible with his nature. I never said he was fit to be a soldier during war time. That doesn't make him a bad person, deserving of execution.

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    Re: Parents of fallen soldier: Our son died looking for Bergdahl and the military lie

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    I think the reality of military service, and the nature of the people he was serving with, was incompatible with his nature. I never said he was fit to be a soldier during war time. That doesn't make him a bad person, deserving of execution.
    It makes his excuses BS.

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    Re: Parents of fallen soldier: Our son died looking for Bergdahl and the military lie

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Not near as excited as the administration is for VA-gate to get bumped from the headlines.
    Oh yeah, you guys are disappointed that that faux outrage won't be going anywhere either. The Right's tears are delicious.
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    Re: Parents of fallen soldier: Our son died looking for Bergdahl and the military lie

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    It makes his excuses BS.
    This same poster, Amadeus, is over in this thread arguing a Daily Kos conspiracy theory that this is all the creation of a republican strategist. No really.
    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...post1063359784

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    Re: Parents of fallen soldier: Our son died looking for Bergdahl and the military lie

    Quote Originally Posted by Filthy McNasty View Post
    This same poster, Amadeus, is over in this thread arguing a Daily Kos conspiracy theory that this is all the creation of a republican strategist. No really.
    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...post1063359784
    Thanks for promoting my awesome thread, but you misrepresented it. I never cited the Daily KOS or claimed that a Republican strategist was behind it.

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    Re: Parents of fallen soldier: Our son died looking for Bergdahl and the military lie

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    Cody Full (from Bergdahl's platoon) is saying that Berdgahl wanted to cut the faces off fallen Taliban and wear it as a mask. Sounds like something a Buddhist philosopher would say.
    That could be "sounds like something a Christian would say", or any other group. You're defending this guy because you believe he's a Buddhist philosopher, and they can't be messed up?

    Let's presume that he is a 'Buddhist philosopher', and that they cannot be messed up. Then, what... conspiracy?

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