Catch-and-release of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan angers troops

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  1. Dont Taz Me Bro
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    I read stories like this and it makes me wonder why anyone in their right mind would want to join the military these days. This goes beyond absurd. We are propping up this corrupt government in Afghanistan only to have them put our own soldiers in danger. Where has all of the common sense gone?
     
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    The child soldiers of today are the suicide bombers of tomorrow...
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    ‘Baby fighters’ on frontline of conflict in Afghanistan
    Wed, Feb 09, 2011 - Childhood innocence is soon lost in a country like Afghanistan. However, children have not only been the victims of the war but also its perpetrators — on both sides.
     
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    Really depressing news. I hope when if I get to over there it isn't the same, but I doubt it'll change.
     
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    Simple solution:

    Kill them on the battlefield.
     
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    Simple solution? Get out!!!
     
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    :eusa_shhh:, politicians might realize that is why they issue soldiers guns! lol sorry had to do.
     
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    We are no longer serving any useful purpose staying in Afghanistan. Not with Karzai and his henchman running the country. They are part of the problem, not the solution. Mr Karzai really does bring meaning to the acronym for 'the war against terror'...TWAT.
     
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    That's what they pay the military for.
     
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    lol yea, just being sarcastic on how politicians look at the military, in my opinion. I really hope I get to go to Afghanistan a few times, although I'd prefer a place where it doesn't get hot (at least from what I know, I think it gets hot).
     
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    Politicians don't have a firm grip on reality, for the most part.

    Afghanistan gets hot. It also gets very cold in the winter. But that's when the Taliban lay low in their caves.
     

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