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    Quote Originally Posted by FirstDuc-1098 View Post
    So you don't mind what he might do as long as it "all made sense from his perspective" ????
    I think he was being sarcastic.

    Even off duty, you can't just leave the base. AWOL in a war zone is pretty indistinguishable from desertion from my civilian perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Are you and Rambunctious related?
    Your a fucking wise ass asshole. 1006 West Boylston St Worcester. Fuck you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Are you and Rambunctious related?
    I've been rather civil with you. Scouts have always lead the way, try falling in line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dove View Post
    I've been rather evasive with you.
    FFY

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dove View Post
    So, you were a soldier and you understand that these guys don't keep POWs. They kill you, film it and use it as propaganda.

    Why did he get to live? He clearly was not a POW and for you to push his mental health as justification for retrieval confuses me.
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    Evasive? Do you drink your breakfast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambunctous View Post
    Your a fucking wise ass asshole. 1006 West Boylston St Worcester. Fuck you
    This sounds like an invite to an asswhooping, hope to see it on worldstarhiphop. I predict at least one broken hip...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gixxer72 View Post
    This sounds like an invite to an asswhooping, hope to see it on worldstarhiphop. I predict at least one broken hip...
    Perhaps this is the location of an outdoor granite chess board, where elder folk settle their differences

    Include some shuffleboard and bocce and it could be an all day event

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    Re: Bowe Bergdahl

    Quote Originally Posted by Rambunctous View Post
    Your a fucking wise ass asshole. 1006 West Boylston St Worcester. Fuck you
    Funniest thing I've seen all day.

    Oh, and it's "you're"

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    Oh. I AM glad you quoted that. Very very funny

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    No opinion on this but a Foreign Policy article: The Best Defense of Obama's Prisoner Swap That You've Never Heard

    In the last week, the Obama administration has rolled out a laundry list of reasons to justify swapping five senior Taliban officials for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the only American prisoner of war in Afghanistan. None of the arguments are proving very persuasive with the public: 43 percent of Americans say Obama made a mistake in releasing the militants in exchange for Bergdahl, compared with 34 percent who support the decision, according to a new USA Today poll.

    But the best defense of the president's prisoner swap is one you've probably never heard. That's because the administration isn't bandying it about in public. Instead, the White House is sharing it privately with the members of Congress invited to classified, closed-door briefings on the case.

    It goes like this: Under the laws of war, the legal authority to detain unarmed forces ends when the conflict ends. Last month, President Obama announced that the United States will cease all combat operations in Afghanistan by the end of 2014. At that time, Washington will theoretically lose the legal standing to continue to detain Taliban officials who have not been convicted of a crime. Therefore, it makes sense to give up five Taliban prisoners in exchange for an American POW now rather than releasing those same militants in December without getting anything in return.

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    Ha. Since when has legal authority mattered to this or pretty much any other administration?

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    Quote Originally Posted by e30addict View Post
    Ha. Since when has legal authority mattered to this or pretty much any other administration?
    Picky, Picky!

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    This is not surprising: a head case.

    Washington Post: Bergdahl Discharged From Coast Guard in 2006 for Psychological Reasons

    According to a new report from The Washington Post, Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the American prisoner of war rescued in an exchange in which the United States agreed to release five members of the Taliban, was discharged from the Coast Guard in 2006 for psychological reasons and many of his friends were concerned for his emotional well-being around that time.

    A senior Army official, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed that the Army was aware of a prior "administrative discharge" when Bergdahl enlisted. A separate Army official, also speaking on condition of anonymity, said that Bergdahl would have required a waiver to enlist under such circumstances. The official could not immediately confirm that Bergdahl received one.
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    Whatever the exact circumstances of Bergdahl's enlistment, the Coast Guard discharge came as no surprise to Harrison and other friends of Bergdahl's who grew up with him in Ketchum, Idaho, who said he was a poor fit for military service.

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    Gotta make those recruitment quotas!

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    It turns out he was only in the CG for 26 days.

    discharge was labeled “uncharacterized,” and as such was neither honorable nor dishonorable. He said that such discharges were typical for enlistees who did not complete boot camp, and that he had no information about any psychological problems Sergeant Bergdahl may have had.
    So that is probably why it didn't receive much scrutiny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveM View Post
    Gotta make those recruitment quotas!
    Also from the article:

    With two wars raging in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2008, the Army was meeting recruitment goals by issuing waivers that allowed people with criminal records, health conditions and other problems to enlist. According to a 2008 Army War College study on the subject, the Army was issuing waivers at a rate of one for every five recruits at the time.
    I guess we learned the hard way that those rules are in place for a reason.

    The other thing interesting note in that article was that Bergdahl was obsessed with Ayn Rand and kept sending "Who is John Galt?" emails right before he left. I wonder if he'll be joining the Tea Party.

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    Apparently he also tried to enlist in the French Foreign Legion.

    This might be a case like that of the infamous Lt. Calley, whose military lawyer argued was too stupid to have been made an officer in the first place.

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    http://www.ijreview.com/2014/06/1451...mear-campaign/


    Megyn Kelly hosted 6 members of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s platoon to discuss their reactions to the Bergdahl situation, and they were unanimous in their explanations of what they saw: Bergdahl deserted, he sought out the Taliban, and he deserves a court martial.

    In their effort to speak out about Bergdahl’s time in Afghanistan, they have been characterized as “swift boaters” and “psychopaths” by members of Obama’s Administration, who have also added that the platoon did not know what happened the night Bergdahl left.

    The platoon mates are passionate about finding justice and take affront at the Administration’s repeated claim that Bergdahl served “honorably.” They say their stand has nothing to do with politics, and everything to do with exposing the truth.

    (since this is the post the latest news thread)

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    Wow. That comments section is alarming. It's like a whole website filled with Rambuncti.

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    Two letters to his parents and parts of his parents letters to him have been released, apparently by the Taliban.

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    He's been moved to San Antonio.

    Think he'll be courtside for Game 5 of Spurs Heat?

    If so, will he leave in the middle of the first quarter?

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    I looked at the letters he sent. Granted, he was under duress (I don't know what kind of duress codes he might have been given) but he is one non-spelling motherfucker! My Cav troopers looked like Henry James in comparison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    I looked at the letters he sent. Granted, he was under duress (I don't know what kind of duress codes he might have been given) but he is one non-spelling motherfucker! My Cav troopers looked like Henry James in comparison.
    Something just doesn't add up with you. I can't put my finger on it yet but I will.

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    Re: Bowe Bergdahl

    "I was in 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry. 3rd ID."

    If that's the case, why were you in ranger school? Scouts don't go to ranger school and neither do officers.

    I already know the answer.

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    Re: Bowe Bergdahl

    back on topic, still no court martial for Mr. Bergdahl - funny that...

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