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  •  That doesn't change the basic facts in this case.. (1+ / 0-)
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    ..i.e. that Obama handed the enemy 5 murdering terrorists in exchange for, at minimum, a deserter.

    Adequate health care should be a LEGAL RIGHT in the U.S without begging or bankruptcy. Until it is, we should not dare call our society civilized.

    by Love Me Slender on Wed Jun 04, 2014 at 10:00:03 AM PDT

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    •  So by your logic (3+ / 0-)

      we should never in our history have done prisoner exchanges with any foe at the end of any conflict. Because that is what happened here.

      We have had plenty of time to try these people. More than plenty. Indefinite detention is something I will never support. We got one of our own back. It's time this stain on our history came to an end.

      "The next time everyone will pay for it equally, and there won't be any more Chosen Nations, or any Others. Poor bastards all." ~The Boomer Bible

      by just another vet on Wed Jun 04, 2014 at 10:09:27 AM PDT

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      •  Oh I hear you on the detention time... (0+ / 0-)

        I just don't concur with the assessment that we should trade a deserter for murdering terrorists...that's all.

        Adequate health care should be a LEGAL RIGHT in the U.S without begging or bankruptcy. Until it is, we should not dare call our society civilized.

        by Love Me Slender on Wed Jun 04, 2014 at 03:32:49 PM PDT

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        •  Except he didn't desert. (4+ / 0-)
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          He, and another like-minded unit member, would periodically leave the base to talk to the locals.  

          Because he, unlike the trigger-happy thugs who are now being pushed in front of TV cameras by GOP strategists, actually cared about the people he was tasked to protect.

          One night, with leave from his CO, he left base again -- and this time wasn't allowed to return.

          The fact that he had left the base before and always returned up to that point means that desertion will be impossible to prove.

          Also, the more that comes out about the general sleaziness of the people in his unit, it will become clear that he was probably one of the better people in it.

          Visit http://theuptake.org/ for Minnesota news as it happens.

          by Phoenix Woman on Wed Jun 04, 2014 at 09:04:43 PM PDT

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          •  Wow...so now we smear the soldiers in his unit... (0+ / 0-)

            ...in order to make him (and the president) look better?

            un-fucking-believable...

            Adequate health care should be a LEGAL RIGHT in the U.S without begging or bankruptcy. Until it is, we should not dare call our society civilized.

            by Love Me Slender on Fri Jun 06, 2014 at 09:05:44 PM PDT

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