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Old 04-19-2015, 11:11 AM
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So the type of enemy we are fighting tells us whether we negotiate to get an American back? Did you just invent this notion?
I did not invent the principle of not negotiating with terrorists, it is a sound one. Why do you support rewarding terrorists?
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I did not invent the principle of not negotiating with terrorists, it is a sound one. Why do you support rewarding terrorists?
Why don't you support bringing Americans home?
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Old 04-22-2015, 08:34 AM
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Obama used Bergdahl for political purposes. Bergdahl was Obama's "Mission Accomplished" at the White House with speakers on for a prime time telecast for his benefit…….

That's a fact….
Every president should be proud of the fact that they secured the release of an American soldier being held as a POW by the enemy.

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Now, that completely blowing up on Obama because Bergdahl is a POS traitor and will spend the rest of his life in jail is just another terrible mistake by the administration. You make damn sure everything is right before you pull a stunt like that. Unless, you aren't very smart to begin with and that's happened far too many times with the current administration. 100% Obama's fault and responsibility for trading the worst in GITMO for that POS Bergdahl….. '
The evidence is pretty conclusive that Bergdahl was AWOL but so far that's all we know for sure. Speculation that he might have actually been a deserter as opposed to simply being AWOL is just that, speculation. I don't believe there is any evidence that he committed an act of treason that would make him a traitor and he hasn't been charged with that criminal offense.

Of course President Obama couldn't even conclude that Bergdahl deserted because he could not be brought to trial so long as he was a POW being held by the Taliban. The President does not have the Constitutional authority to judge a criminal case in the United States and all accused are entitled to a trial where the prosecution must establish guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Of course many seem to disregard the US Constitution and the Criminal Justice System established in the United States.

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Worst deal ever…..
Trading individuals that were being unconstitutionally held as political prisoners that would have been released in the future anyway is a bad deal? It was actually an excellent deal because the US lost nothing in the trade.
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I did not invent the principle of not negotiating with terrorists, it is a sound one. Why do you support rewarding terrorists?
The Afganistan Taliban represents "lawful combatants" under the Geneva Conventions regardless of the fact that some members of the Taliban militias commit war crimes such as acts of terrorism.

If we use war crimes in determining lawful status as a combatant then the US has been an "unlawful combatant" in Afghanistan because we committed the torture of prisoners of war that is also a war crime.
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