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Was Bergdahl`s Release Deal Worth It? [Pic+]

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5 Known Taliban Terrorists For 1 Deserter?

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5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 26600 Posts
Friday, June 6, 2014 4:09:12 PM
"He had the authority. There is no argument here."
@normalfreak2: You're joking, right? Just because he signed a law doesn`t mean it applies to HIM? That`s really your argument? Just ignore laws, due process and the US Constitution whenever it`s "inconvenient"?

Drat That Bro!

PLENTY of "prisoners" have died during Bush`s and Obama`s terms. Haven`t you been paying attention? How much "smearing" did Obama get? Zilch.

@Kalimata: POWs can only be traded by LEGITIMATE governments. Until now? The USA considered the Taliban as a Terrorist Group. It`s a BAD IDEA even if it does help rescue others too. There`s better ways it could have been done.

@Viking: The Afghan War isn`t over, there will still be 10K Americans in-country (afaik! That`s the latest I`ve heard.) Y`all are still present in Iraq, yes? Normal procedure.

normalfreak2
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2020 Posts
Friday, June 6, 2014 10:55:41 AM
IMAGINE if this guy had died in the hands of the Taliban. Obama would have been getting smeared. This was the best outcome given the circumstances.

Kalimata
Male, 30-39, Canada
 660 Posts
Friday, June 6, 2014 9:15:16 AM
"...Rush to judgement? No one's doing that. We`re looking at what IS KNOWN and basing our opinions on that. He wrote a letter saying he would join the enemy (iirc)? That`s damning evidence right there..."

You know almost nothing about this situation, and therefore your opinion is highly suspect. The news media knows almost nothing about this situation, and their opinions are most definitely suspect.

"...I VERY MUCH doubt any have been `turned`..."

And you know this because you`ve intimate knowledge of interrogation techniques or have had SERE training? Know what is known about interrogation? It`s not will you break, it`s when.

"...get civilians included in this deal: rescue a deserter but leave CIVILIANS in the hands of the enemy..."

It was a POW exchange.


FoolsPrussia
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3400 Posts
Friday, June 6, 2014 7:46:47 AM
"Even Jay Carney, his press secretary, couldn't handle covering up all his bullsh|t anymore and he resigned."

Do you know how often press secretaries resign? It`s one of the worst jobs in the world. You have to lie every day, regardless of who is president.

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5745 Posts
Friday, June 6, 2014 6:52:09 AM
IIRC he had gone AWOL twice but returned before, so there is no reason to suspect this was any different really. And 4 months ago McCain was saying they should get him back.

A lot of you also seem to be forgetting that those Taliban were going to be released soon anyway. Since your combat operations in Afghanistan are ending, POWs need to be returned. Since those 5 weren't facing charges for anything, the US would be bound to release them when the fighting ends. This is common in war. At least they brought home one of your soldiers in doing so.

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