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Jun 11 14 8:57 AM

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imagethis is one of those dammed if you do dammed if you don't type things and quicksand to most political leaders who avoid it like the plague (in case you haven't guessed its about the trade for prisioners of war)  while they languish politicains usually play sides demanding action from the party in power and then condemming it if they are actually so bold or so stupid as to do anything in the affimative for those that wait in limbo wondering if they are forgotten and somehow less of import than they were had they been free to do the bidding of the gods of war prior to their captivity.....

currently haggel ????  or did I spell that wrong oh well if I did my ramblings on the topic are my own and it never bothers me to  1. not use puctuation and 2. well to make no excuse for my shitty spelling other than to say if you'd like to correct it in your own mind well then go ahead and do so ....  but I digress alot actually but then as I've said this is more to get it off my chest so to speak which is weighty enough on its own to cause me back problems that I'll have no more added to it other than that of my own choosing when I choose ...  sorry but thats just me too .....

anywho back to haggel how ever ya spell it he is currently under fire for dipping his right large toe into the pool of quicksand and in doing so has brough or should I say bought a shit load of grief to himself .....  I'm sure its like water off a ducks back on most day par for course but still like I said dammed if you do and dammed if you don't ....  I sure as hell could see no way to satisfy the demands to bring our troups home and get our boy/girls outta hock so to speak with out some small sacafice of the blood of the lamb lead to slaughter for that express purposes and so haggel was sent forth to pay the pound of flesh ....... 

but my question is just this what measure and for what worth do we really put on those poor souls in captivity do we really see them as lost causes or do we really want them back I don't see how it could be both ways .....  delicate and I say that tounge in cheeck negotiations are just that ....  one side gives the other takes and its generally somewhere in the middle that they meet with both sides looking on crying fowl at the outcome .... how is it then that we can look at it as a win, win or a loose,  loose ????  what is the true nature and purpose of such meetings and there works as to afford no losses or wins save for the reeing of the prisioners, of whom I'm sure are greatfull for it and if not well then so be it ask for another trade and sent them back say I to the ungreatful basterds who would bite the hand that freed them no matter the cost ....

like I was trying to say why do we as humans demand one thing then once delivered say oh you did this wronge or that wronge or that the results were to our satisfaction when it was to our pleasure in the first place that the action took place ????  these are questions more for my own mind than anyone else because I have a hard time looking at anything other than the end results and if the end result was to free those prisioners and they were freed then why the winner/looser equasion????  how does it work itself into our conscienciousness in the first place when the main point was to secure release and it was secured .....  I just don't get it

I'm a woman and even I and not so fluctuating in my desires as to want one thing and upon getting it to refutiate its acqusition as to terms lacking my approval ......  refer to the simple querry hunny does my ass look fat in this ??  dammed if you do and dammed if you don't like I said (by the way the best answer is to tell her her ass does indeed lot phat in that and that your pactically drooling because of it now that she's brought it to your purview......)  but again I digress for me thats pretty dammed easy to do on days like this

so anyway like I was saying why do we want what we want when we want it and then upon said object being procured disect it as to the cost seems quite contrary to me .....

like I said if you want them free then whatever it takes to get them free should be the end goal but that is not the case and mores the pitty for it ....  Just Say'n....

so is it just me???  or do any of you feel as confused about this shit as I do ??

maybe its cause I don't see things in just black and white but in verrying shades of gray??  don't know  but it sure as hell is confounding and confussing as the say'n goes.... 

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Jun 12 14 1:53 AM

I'm just as confused by this mess as you are. First of all, the American POW who was just released shouldn't have been let into the US Army in the first place, because he was an obvious loser who had already been tossed out of the Coast Guard. And there were lots of news report right after it was revealed that he was a prisoner of the Taliban that he might have been trying to desert, or more likely just wandered away because he's a wingnut whose screw and suddenly become loose. Second, the four Taliban leaders who were traded for him are really not terrorists at all, but simply enemy officers captured on the field of battle, and as such, it's natural to include them in a POW swap. And last but most important, this whole controversy is just a political football being kicked back and forth between the Republicans and the Democrats as part of the warm up for the election game that's going to be played this November.

So I also have no idea what is going to happen next, and I guess we all have to just wait and follow events as they unfold. For example, if the Republicans take back control of the Senate this fall, it's easy for me to imagine this set of events being used as an excuse to impeach President Obama. But if they don't, it could also serve as that extra length of rope that led to the GOP hanging itself...

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Aug 15 14 7:06 PM

Here's the latest on the Bergdahl mess. Apparently some of the guys he served with have written a book, but are having trouble getting it published:

Inside the Bowe Bergdahl book proposal: Soldier's platoon mates speak out
By Michael Isikoff
August 13, 2014 2:46 AM
While the U.S. Army weighs whether to bring charges against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was freed earlier this year after spending nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, six of his former platoon mates are shopping proposals for a book and movie that would render their own harsh verdicts.

But the political furor over Bergdahl's release from Taliban captivity — the result of a U.S.-Taliban deal to swap five Guantanamo terrorism suspects in exchange for Bergdahl's freedom — is complicating the book's prospects. Agents for the soldiers say that some publishers have balked, in at least one case out of fear that the project would bolster conservative criticism of the Obama administration.

"I'm not sure we can publish this book without the Right using it to their ends," Sarah Durand, a senior editor at Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, wrote in an email to one of the soldiers' agents.

"[T]he Conservatives are all over Bergdahl and using it against Obama," Durand wrote, "and my concern is that this book will have to become a kind of 'Swift Boat Veterans for Truth'" — a reference to the group behind a controversial book that raised questions about John Kerry's Vietnam War record in the midst of his 2004 presidential campaign. (Durand did not respond to requests for comment. "We do not comment about our editorial process," said Paul Olsewski, vice president and director of publicity at Atria.)

Another complication is that Bergdahl's former platoon mates are all potential key witnesses in the Army's investigation into his 2009 disappearance. Two of the would-be authors, who were recently questioned as part of the Army probe, insisted in interviews that they aren't advancing a political agenda but want to set the record straight, as they see it, about Bergdahl's conduct and President Obama's praise for him at a Rose Garden ceremony in May.

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