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  •  It's academic whether he was or wasn't... (8+ / 0-)

    ...because he was a prisoner of war.

    Perhaps a specific bureaucratic determination regarding future benefits hadn't been made by someone in Arlington, but it's absurd to not view him as a POW. That said, far greater absurdities have already been inked on this case, so perhaps being an American "prisoner" captured during "war" isn't enough anymore for some!

    Like I said, though, there's no asterisk on the flag.

    it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses

    by Addison on Fri Jun 06, 2014 at 08:23:46 PM PDT

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    •  And... (5+ / 0-)

      ...if somehow Fox News, et al, decides that in this case beltway bureaucrats are the ultimately authority on what volunteer American soldier deserves to live or die at the hands of the enemy based on a label designated in some federal office, I'd start to wonder about their honesty in their melodramatic "death panel" lamentations.

      it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses

      by Addison on Fri Jun 06, 2014 at 08:43:21 PM PDT

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      •  Surely you can't give (0+ / 0-)

        credence to the idea that Faux Noise retains any honesty in ... well pretty much anything they say.

        I'll believe corporations are people when one comes home from Afghanistan in a body bag.

        by mojo11 on Wed Jun 11, 2014 at 01:52:24 PM PDT

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