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Bergdahl receives dishonorable discharge, no jail #591626
03/11/2017 08:02
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Berghdahl sentence delivered

I predict right-wing heads will explode shortly.

So here's the thing: the guy NEVER should have been allowed in the Army. He had already been kicked out of the Coast Guard as mentally unfit. He had tried to join the French Foreign Legion even though he didn't speak French. He was a whackjob, and if you put a whackjob in a highly stressful situation, bad things are going to happen.

So you want to send him to prison regardless? Fine, so long as you also want to punish the folks who lowered Army recruiting standards to allow this whackjob to serve, and the recruiter who signed him up to meet a quota even though anyone could see he was unfit for service, and whomever saw this guy once he was in the Army and decided to send him to Afghanistan instead of burying him where he couldn't inflict any harm...

My point is, there's a lot of blame to go around. Scapegoating the whackjob may make you feel good, but it doesn't address the problems that allowed what he did to happen, and it doesn't punish the supposedly responsible people who are partly--arguably equally--responsible.


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Re: Bergdahl receives dishonorable discharge, no jail [Re: Webley Webster] #591627
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I don't understand those that want him imprisoned further. His actions resulted in a 5 year captivity at the hands of the Taliban. He was tortured & beaten. He did a really sh!tty thing, but... how can anyone argue he needs to pay more?


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Re: Bergdahl receives dishonorable discharge, no jail [Re: smitty] #591628
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I just heard the Coast Guard connection the other day, and was stupefied. How'd he ever get in? Best outcome for him from where he was sitting.


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Re: Bergdahl receives dishonorable discharge, no jail [Re: BaseBawl] #591637
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maybe he can someday be the SOS like John Kerry....oh wait it would have to be under a dumbocrat president and he'll be dead of old age before another dumbocrat can get elected president...



Re: Bergdahl receives dishonorable discharge, no jail [Re: martin] #591639
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Originally Posted By: martin
maybe he can someday be the SOS like John Kerry....oh wait it would have to be under a dumbocrat president and he'll be dead of old age before another dumbocrat can get elected president...


Bless your poor, dear heart!


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Re: Bergdahl receives dishonorable discharge, no jail [Re: Webley Webster] #591652
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Originally Posted By: Webley Webster
He was a whackjob, and if you put a whackjob in a highly stressful situation, bad things are going to happen.


I'm not sure this lesson has sunk in.


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Re: Bergdahl receives dishonorable discharge, no jail [Re: English Tom] #591657
03/11/2017 12:49
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Kerry was a decorated Vietnam veteran.
Unlike the hero of the STDs wars.
Trumpuppet will guarantee a Democratic President will be elected very soon.


Trumpuppet cares only about increasing his wealth any way possible.
Re: Bergdahl receives dishonorable discharge, no jail [Re: DB 5] #591701
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Hillary's Vast Right-Wing Cons...
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Standards for Army recruiting have been lowered at times. In fact, they may do it again now because the lowest unemployment rate since 2000 is forcing the military to compete.

Men were hurt looking for him; that should matter.I'm not remotely surprised he walked though.

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Re: Bergdahl receives dishonorable discharge, no jail [Re: mikezpen] #591709
04/11/2017 01:44
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And while Trump is President.

Gee, maybe you should rethink your infantile racist crap you spewed about Obama, Comrade.


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Re: Bergdahl receives dishonorable discharge, no jail [Re: John Lease] #591716
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Trump didn't control the court's proceedings.

Obama was a radical leftist whose ideology should be rejected.As far as race is concerned, the most conservative Republicans were ones pushing C. Rice to run for president in '08 and supported the pres. campaign of Herman Cain in 2012 and Dr. Carson in '16.Open your damn eyes for once.


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