American Exceptionalism Is Really................

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by wkmac, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

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  2. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Every culture has exceptional individuals, both good and bad. For Americans to think they have a corner on either is the worst kind of ethnocentrism.
     
  3. av8torntn

    av8torntn Well-Known Member

    Didn't they misspell a word not that I'm immune just curious?
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Yes--they left off an "a"--Sergeant.

    Not everyone is looking for excuses. He committed this atrocity in Afghanistan and should be turned over to the Afghans to be tried and sentenced to the same fate he sentenced his 16 victims.
     
  5. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I agree with the sentence he deserves (though most of the time I abhor the death penalty), but I do believe we are the ones who needs to do it. This is our monster to destroy since our policies helped to create it. It is a good example to other nations that we don't shy away from what we expect other nations to do to those who commit war crimes.
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Hustling him off to Leavenworth and holding the proceedings behind closed doors will not satisfy the Afghans.
     
  7. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I don't think satisfying the Afghans is or should be the objective. It is holding ourselves to the standards of justice that we would have others hold themselves to. We don't need to satisfy their revenge. We need to satisfy our own standards.
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    So how would you explain our guests at Gitmo?
     
  9. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    A huge mistake to begin with and one that this administration has failed to find an answer for. I thought they were onto a solution bringing the inmates here to Illinois, but a boisterous republican caucus bolstered by a spineless democratic on killed that idea. I don't have the answer, but the status quo sure isn't right either. Maybe turn Gitmo into a vacation-like paradise? If they have to spend the rest of their days there because of our mistake, it should be our job to make them comfortable. Still a prison though. Not good.
     
  10. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    I'm not so sure anyone is saying that Bales should walk but I do see a huge difference on the Anthony case, don't you? #1 difference is that Anthony was never in combat and she never (to our knowledge) suffered head injuries that may have cause her actions. In short I call this comparison blatant BS, based on inaccuracies at worse and speculations at best.
     
  11. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Where's O.J.'s picture??
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    In Canton, Ohio.
     
  13. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Alaska has plenty of space, most of it very remote.
    Close Gitmo and ship all those inmates up to the cold north.
     
  14. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Casey Anthony had a trial.
    While the soldier has not.
    And to pleasing the Afghans , have they found their soldier who shot two of our officers in the back of their heads, inside a military secured compound yet ?
     
  15. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Are muslims allowed to eat moose?
     
  16. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

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  17. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    But he won the PEACE prize!!
     
  18. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Last I heard all prizes award since 2007 are being reviewed.
     
  19. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    WASHINGTON (AP) - An Afghan soldier shot to death a 22-year-old Marine at an outpost in southwestern Afghanistan last month in a previously undisclosed case of apparent Afghan treachery that marked at least the seventh killing of an American military member by his supposed ally in the past six weeks, Marine officials said.
    Lance Cpl. Edward J. Dycus of Greenville, Miss., was shot in the back of the head on Feb. 1 while standing guard at an Afghan-U.S. base in the Marja district of Helmand province.
    The exact circumstances have not been disclosed, but the Dycus family has been notified that he was killed by an Afghan soldier.

     
  20. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Did his government apologize and execute the soldier?