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  •  Well, in the heat of the moment (0+ / 0-)

    it is hardly surprising (or frankly even that bad) that some innocents got caught up in the net.

    After all, you head into a place like Afghanistan, you offer awards for Al Qaeda fighters, and you're going to get handed 10 sheep herders for every real Al Qaeda fighter... and the real fighters are going to all claim that they are also sheep herders.

    The insanity is that this wasn't then cleaned up with military commissions within a year or so of us gaining control of the country.

    •  Note: Point being that there should be (1+ / 0-)
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      plenty of acquittals - that would be the system working.

    •  With drug lords running whole provinces.... (2+ / 0-)
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      why are we still worried about sheep herders?

      Kind of ironic... all these poor schmucks turned in for reward money held indefinitely while we're paying off Taliban for 'free passage' of supplies, employing drug lords in the 'official' government and paying millions to ??? do we really KNOW who is getting all that money (or arms)?

      But then we gave the Taliban VIP treatment when we were trying to build a pipeline through Afghanistan - this being pre-9/11.....and used binLaden to funnel funds to the jihadists who were fighting the Ruskies before that.....

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