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We should be ticked.

We have to ask ourselves, "What would our enemy do if they captured one of ours."

They would certainly get much more than a busted lip. One merely needs to look at what this dirty *^#@*^ did to the Blackwater folks.

I'd like to bust the guy in the lip that made the decision to charge the SEALs.

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This is exactly what Bin Laden meant when he referred to the US as a paper tiger with no stomach for a fight.

Once they stopped laughing, our foes no doubt started jumping around in a victory dance.

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I blame this on Obama and his administration and for all those that voted for him.

I don't think people understand the true ramifications of who they select for a president. The president affects foreign policy, domestic policy, the SCOTUS and many other important policy factors.

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More bad news for our military.

http://aipnews.com/talk/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=10541&posts=1

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As usual under left wing rule our soldiers can look forwarded to being shot abroad and prosecuted at home. Thrilling. I'm sure old Civetcat is looking forward to watching the firing squads on CNN along with the rest of the America haters.

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CVC wrote:
More bad news for our military.

http://aipnews.com/talk/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=10541&posts=1

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Unbelievable.
it is time to bring our boys and girls home.

"Them politicians would have us fight this war with our hands tied to our nuts"
SGT Barnes. "Platoon"

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Yes Jtap it is time to bring them home. Unfortunately we can't abandon Pakistan (and it's nuclear weapons) to the Taliban and Al-queda terrorists. I can't say I know what the solution is. Possibly a military strike to take control of or destroy those weapons? I don't know.

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Remember that scene in "Braveheart" where Wallace knocks the Bruce's helmet off and realizes how he's been betrayed? That's how I feel right now. Nothing worse than finding out that the people you're defending care more for the enemy than they do for you.

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Expat,
Dont get too discouraged. The people your really defending are us and we are still eternaly grateful. Dont get the political haks mixed up with the real Americans. Your defending MY freedom and I take none of it for granted. Thanks.

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In "Lone Survivor", Marcus Luttrell talks about this very thing. The book came out two years ago, and he talks about operating on a SEAL team in Afghanistan. He discussed ridiculous rules of engagement like saying they couldn't fire on anyone unless they were armed and attacking them. So the ROE kept them from engaging Taliban camel trains loaded with munitions. As he put it, apparently simple goatherd Omar was just out taking his dynamite for a walk.

In the book, he says the bad guys were all trained to claim abuse if captured, because they knew how it would play in the media. He and his team didn't fear the Taliban -- what they feared was the media claiming that they killed innocent people and being brought up on charges at home.

During recent interviews, he talked about how it wasn't uncommon to capture a bad guy, and to have him beat his own face against the walls of the truck. I was in Afghanistan at the same time as Luttrell, and I remember seeing a truck drive by me on the street one day with several Afghans in the back. One of them locked eyes with me as they went by, and I'll never forget it. I'd never seen that kind of look in another human being before -- pure, primal, black-eyed hatred and desire to kill. It's indescribable -- more animal than human. There was only one thought in that man's mind -- and I felt like a side of beef in a room full of lions. Most Americans have no real idea what our enemy is like or the lengths to which he'll go.

What's shocking is the media's naiive view of warfare. A few months ago I got to meet CBS correspondent Kimberly Dozier, who had been badly wounded by an IED in Iraq in a blast that killed most of her crew. She spoke to a room full of Air Force Academy cadets, and talked about sneaking into Iraq early in the war, or how she'd got into Afghanistan early in the conflict. It was obvious that she thought reporters were on par with the military -- putting their lives on the line for some sort of heroic cause -- ignoring warnings of danger and sneaking behind enemy lines. At one point, she talked about being with the Taliban early in the war, and how they'd "borrowed her satellite phone to talk to their families in the hills." Mind you, this is to a military audience -- the people who have to put their lives on the line to rescue people like her when they ignore warnings and get themselves in trouble.

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