It's Time For Obama To Step Up

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Vel, May 29, 2012.

  1. Vel
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    Our nation owes this man and his family. I'd like an explanation from our government as to why we're not doing all that we can to help. How do we expect to enlist locals to provide intel if we don't protect them?
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    The Pakistani doctor sentenced last week to 33 years in prison for helping track Usama bin Laden suffered torture, isolation and starvation during his interrogation, his brother told Fox News -- as he made an appeal from the family for the U.S. Embassy to help fight his legal case.
    Jamil Afridi told Fox News in an interview that the Embassy so far has not reached out to the family of Dr. Shakil Afridi.



    Brother says Pakistani doc tortured, appeals to US for legal help | Fox News
     
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    What the hell are you talking about?
     
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    Did you read the link?
     
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    Although your motivations are probably suspect..

    I agree.

    The guy really did this nation a service.

    He deserves our help.
     
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    Damn.. does our agreement mean the Mayan's were right?
    And in this case, my only motivation is that this man and his family are being put through hell for helping us and we need to do whatever is necessary to make this right.
     
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    waltky Wise ol' monkey Supporting Member

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    Congress kickin' around whether to ransom Afridi with more foreign aid for Pakistan...
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    Senate Targets Foreign Aid to Pakistan Amid Confusion Over Fate of Doctor Who Helped Get Bin Laden
    June 1, 2012 – Confusion surrounds the conviction and imprisonment of the Pakistani doctor at the center of diplomatic wrangling over the help he gave the U.S. in tracking down Osama bin Laden.
     
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    I agree with Sallow --- wholeheartedly I agree with the Op Ed. It dissappoints me to no end. Another example of how our sketchy foreign policy gives America a bad name..

    And --- it's immoral by any measure...
     
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    Not the first time that Sallow's gotten totally rationale. Feels GOOD to agree on something.

    Don't it??
     

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