Petreus is out of line

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    I mean, what is the guise our Red White and Blue fights under? Defending the Constitution?

    I don't support the 9/11 burning of the Quran; however, opposing it on the grounds that it will create more Terrorists is an absolute contradiction to the Mission of our Armed forces.

    Yes, it will put those who Volunteered to Defend the Constitution in presumably more danger. But these are the very hard-line ideals they're doing it for........The Freedom to think and express how you feel, no matter how distasteful or who doesn't like it. I think the General is out of line on this one.
     
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    I find book burning distasteful. Sure they have the right, just as I have the right to call them unAmerican idiots.
     
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    an officer's ultimate obligation is to protect the men and women for whom he is responsible. i can't fault him for doing that, nor do i think he's out of line.
     
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    The Ultimate Obligation is to Defend the Constitution.

    I don't want Americans to stop practicing their rights on account of Murderous Psychos. Do you?
     
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    Sure.
     
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    Yea i think it's pretty pathetic and shows how bad things are going over there. To use some tiny back-water Church no one's ever heard of as some sort of kiss-ass suck-up to the Afghans just shows how desperate things have become over there. Doesn't he have bigger things to worry about over there? Why make this non-story such a big story? Desperate times can be the only explanation. I don't agree with burning Korans but for Petraeus to make such a big deal out of it really is pretty sad. We are now losing Afghanistan. This is pretty clear.
     
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    wrong

    no, i don't.
     
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    I don't think we're losing Afghanistan, and I don't think that's "clear" at all.
     
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    Neither do I, hence the thread and my opinion of what was said.
     
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    gt i am almost shocked to hear this from you. you know what pouring salt in the wound is. they will show the images over and over again as feul for their fire. it's the same premis as closing guantanamo, which as it turned out was a bad idea. i don't think intellegent people would show up for koran-burn. it's self serving to preacher jones. it's not the american way to persecute. pull it together will you...
     

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