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post #1 of 17
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What to do with <a href="http://www.msnbc.com/news/669825.asp" target="_blank">John Walker Lindh</a>?

President Bush called him a "poor fellow" and "misled".
Rumsfeld was a bit more cold on the issue.

(My favorite aspect of this is how it illustrates the impotency of the liberal "parent")
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post #2 of 17
[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
<strong>What to do with <a href="http://www.msnbc.com/news/669825.asp" target="_blank">John Walker Lindh</a>?

President Bush called him a "poor fellow" and "misled".
Rumsfeld was a bit more cold on the issue.

(My favorite aspect of this is how it illustrates the impotency of the liberal "parent")</strong><hr></blockquote>

I really don't care what this drunken frat boy moron, who wasn't even properly elected president, has to say about anything, much less international politics.

As for Rumsfeld, he's a racist, Nazi son of a bitch that is the most un-American traitor to come down the pike in decades. Try HIS fascist ass for treason before you try my old friend John Lindh.

Questions about "my old friend?" See the threat elsewhere in this same area (I think it's titled "An American in the Taliban?") for slightly more details. I knew the guy, back in the mid-90s. It's interesting to see how the media and the general public are responding, in light of the fact that I have some historical background and semi-personal knowledge of the guy to go on.

Before we blindly echo criticisms and condemnations made by talking heads in the administration, we'd do well to evaluate said talking heads, and consider the source. I have no respect for these devils.
post #3 of 17
[quote]Originally posted by CommonSense:
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I really don't care what this drunken frat boy moron, who wasn't even properly elected president, has to say about anything, much less international politics.</strong><hr></blockquote>

This has been the voice of common sense.
post #4 of 17
[quote]Originally posted by CommonSense:
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I really don't care what this drunken frat boy moron, who wasn't even properly elected president, has to say about anything, much less international politics.

As for Rumsfeld, he's a racist, Nazi son of a bitch that is the most un-American traitor to come down the pike in decades. Try HIS fascist ass for treason before you try my old friend John Lindh.
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post #5 of 17
Wow. Thanks for alerting me to the fact that Rumsfeld is a Nazi. I was completely unaware.
post #6 of 17
Isn't this thread already covered in the American in Taliban Thread?
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post #7 of 17
It's simple. Don't give him any special rights or privledges that you wouldn't extend to any of the other Taliban/Al Qaeda fighters.
He's a mod so he has a few extra vBulletin privileges. That doesn't mean he should stop posting or should start acting like Digital Jesus.
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post #8 of 17
Ironically, most of the Taliban will probably simply be set free after the war, as usually happens with prisoners of war. Some of the leaders and the al Qaeda may be tried for crimes against humanity, but for the most part, they'll just go home.

This guy may be one of the only rank and file Taliban to go to prison.
post #9 of 17
[quote]Originally posted by BRussell:
<strong>Ironically, most of the Taliban will probably simply be set free after the war, as usually happens with prisoners of war. Some of the leaders and the al Qaeda may be tried for crimes against humanity, but for the most part, they'll just go home.

This guy may be one of the only rank and file Taliban to go to prison.</strong><hr></blockquote>

It's looking like most of them are going to die.
post #10 of 17
[quote]Originally posted by BRussell:
<strong>Ironically, most of the Taliban will probably simply be set free after the war, as usually happens with prisoners of war. Some of the leaders and the al Qaeda may be tried for crimes against humanity, but for the most part, they'll just go home.

This guy may be one of the only rank and file Taliban to go to prison.</strong><hr></blockquote>

What d oyou think the charge willbe?
Treason?
He went over to the other side BEFORE we declared war remember.
post #11 of 17
[quote]Originally posted by cdhostage:
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What d oyou think the charge willbe?
Treason?
He went over to the other side BEFORE we declared war remember.</strong><hr></blockquote>

depends on if he renounced his citizenship and when...
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post #12 of 17
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No, he has expressed support for the September 11th attacks and definitely stuck with an armed force that was in opposition to his country of birth and citizenship.

Treason should be the charge, but he'll get off with a slap on the wrist. There will be sufficient whining and he may even sue the government for money. Just wait.
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[quote]Originally posted by CommonSense:
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I knew the guy, back in the mid-90s. It's interesting to see how the media and the general public are responding, in light of the fact that I have some historical background and semi-personal knowledge of the guy to go on.</strong><hr></blockquote>

So? Your personal knowledge of him doesn't negate the fact that he was captured at Mazar-e-Sharif in common cause with Taliban fighters. I also suspect that you had even less idea as to what he'd been up to than did his parents. Did your personal knowledge give you ANY foreshadowing of what JWL has become?

It's certainly interesting that you once knew him but that doesn't put you in any better of a position to judge what he has done. And given your over-the-top judgements of Bush and Rumsfeld I'd say your judgement is extremely dubious.
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post #15 of 17
Small point of clarification: When I typed that bit about Rumsfeld, I had a brain fart and was actually thinking about Ashcroft.

But I have no respect for the entire administration anyway, so . . . (shrug).

As for the other stuff . . . blah, I'm too tired to care anymore. Which, if I were in a more conspiracy theory frame of mind, might cause me to add, " . . . which is just what they want!"

Blah.
post #16 of 17
It's encouraging to see how jaded people are even after September 11.
post #17 of 17
[quote]Originally posted by CommonSense:
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Who wasn't even properly elected president<hr></blockquote></strong> Hogwash
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