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Carol
07-19-2009, 12:08 PM
link (http://http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x6101608)


NightWatcher (1000+ posts) Sun Jul-19-09 11:59 AM
Original message
The #1 reason we should NEVER TORTURE!!!


U.S. soldier captured by Taliban: 'I'm afraid'
A U.S. soldier captured by the Taliban says in a video posted on the Internet he is "scared I won't be able to go home." The soldier was identified today by the Pentagon as Pfc. Bowe R. Bergdahl, 23, of Ketchum, Idaho. He was captured June 30 from Paktika province in southeastern Afghanistan.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/07/19/afghanistan... As if that has ever kept a US soldier from being tortured and killed.

DUers like this are delusional. They need help.
kentuck (1000+ posts) Sun Jul-19-09 12:01 PM
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1. At least they don't have him hanging from the ceiling in shackles or..
hooked up to electrical wires or lying on a board with water running down his nose and throat.

At least, not yet. This is a typical kentuk comment.
NightWatcher (1000+ posts) Sun Jul-19-09 12:04 PM
Response to Reply #1
3. and when and if they do, we cant say shit.
"we got some of yours, you got some of ours, ok even stevens"

Sorry, Mr and Mrs Bergdahl of Ketchum, Idaho, all's fair, afterall we did do some of their guys first. We had it coming


NutmegYankee (1000+ posts) Sun Jul-19-09 12:02 PM
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2. don't disagree with the premise - But
Have the insurgents in the GWOT ever released an American Soldier alive yet? I doubt that torture matters in that decision. This guy is dead.

Fighting against a civilized opponent on the other hand, it matters greatly.

PoliCon
07-19-2009, 12:12 PM
someone should post the beheading videos over there and remind them what the taliban was doing long before we had any prisoners to "torture."

Lars1701a
07-19-2009, 12:14 PM
The linky dont worky. :(

Dan D. Doty
07-19-2009, 03:26 PM
DU still siding with the terrorists after all these years.

marinejcksn
07-19-2009, 05:02 PM
someone should post the beheading videos over there and remind them what the taliban was doing long before we had any prisoners to "torture."

The DUmbasses over at Moonbat Central probably have no clue who Nick Berg even was. :mad:

patriot45
07-19-2009, 05:08 PM
someone should post the beheading videos over there and remind them what the taliban was doing long before we had any prisoners to "torture."

When they watch that shit they start 1 handed typing! Thats porn to those assholes.

PoliCon
07-19-2009, 05:13 PM
The DUmbasses over at Moonbat Central probably have no clue who Nick Berg even was. :mad:

lets find out - ask Kiki

NJCardFan
07-19-2009, 10:36 PM
The DUmbasses over at Moonbat Central probably have no clue who Nick Berg even was. :mad:
Or Daniel Pearl.

Dan D. Doty
07-20-2009, 06:53 AM
Of course this is the same happy bunch that said 9/11 would have happened if we hadn't invade Iraq too :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

facts and reality, a very rare crittesr seen on DU.

Molon Labe
07-20-2009, 08:12 AM
Here's the story. Saw this on Drudge this morning. Very sad.
This soldier needs everyone's support and prayers.



Idaho town prays for return of captured US soldier (http://apnews.myway.com/article/20090719/D99HPFI00.html)


HAILEY, Idaho (AP) - Friends and family of an Idaho soldier who was captured in Afghanistan prayed for his safe return Sunday, shaken by the image of the frightened young private in a Taliban video posted online.

Pfc. Bowe R. Bergdahl, 23, was serving with an Alaska-based infantry regiment earlier this month when he vanished, just five months after arriving in Afghanistan. He was serving at a base near the border with Pakistan in an area known to be a Taliban stronghold.

Bergdahl is from Hailey, a town of about 7,000 people in central Idaho where he worked as a barista and was active in ballet. A sign hangs in the window of Zaney's River Street Coffee House says "Get Bowe Back," and a message inside asked customers to "Join all of us at Zaney's holding light for our friend."

Bergdahl's family issued a statement asking people to keep the soldier in their thoughts and prayers, but told The Associated Press that the family was requesting media respect their privacy.

Neighbors and others in the community have known for weeks that Bergdahl had been captured, but said the family urged them not to talk about the kidnapping out of fear that publicity would compromise his safety. Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter told the AP that he had been working to keep the soldier's name quiet until it was officially released.

In the video posted Saturday on a Web site pointed out by the Taliban, Bergdahl says his name and his hometown. The Pentagon confirmed his identity Sunday.

"We hope and pray for our son's safe return to his comrades and then to our family, and we appreciate all the support and expressions of sympathy shown to us by our family members, our friends and others across the nation," Bob Bergdahl, the soldier's father, said in a statement issued through the Department of Defense.

The family, described by neighbors as deeply private, lives six miles west of Hailey on a remote gravel county road. The humble home has a metal roof and several outbuildings, and vehicles parked in front. The family has chained and locked the front gate, and a small cardboard sign says: "No visitors."

Neighbors are abiding by the family's wishes not to comment on the record about Bergdahl's capture, but described the 23-year-old as an "adventurous" soul who was educated at home, danced ballet and took part in a sport fencing club, the Sun Valley Swords.

One of the directors of the Sun Valley Ballet School in Ketchum said Bergdahl performed with the group for four or five years until about 2008.

"He's athletic," Jill Brennan said. "He just had a knack for it. He's a wonderful young man."

In the 28-minute video, Bergdahl said he was "scared I won't be able to go home." He said he was lagging behind a patrol when he was captured, which conflicts
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