Discussion in 'Law and Justice System' started by OohPooPahDoo, Mar 23, 2012.
Why shouldn't Bales be tried in Afghanistan?
Why? Because we got them to sign a paper a couple of years after we invaded them.
I didn't realize that we make public policy by referendum now. Is that a new initiative by Obama so he doesn't have to take responsibility for any policy decisions now?
What a dumbass thread.
You should have included another option.... TSDV... Too stupid, didn't vote.
Afghanistan is a backwards country for starters.
Also, he is an American soldier that requires protection under the UCMJ. The mental evaluation will determine if he has any mitigating factors for this terrible event.
He should be in a mental ward if insane or spend life in prison if not insane. The Afghans have no say in this trial because we are the ones that sent him over there and are the ones that will punish him with civilized laws and proceedings.
Afghanistan doesn't understand the word law and civilized.
Thank you for thoughtful and reasonable response. I am still just amazed that some of the same people (like Holder's law firm) who rushed to the aid of foreign national terrorist suspects and insisted that they be given civilian trials in the U.S. are now wanting to throw a U.S. citizen to the wolves and see him hanged in the town square by the Afghanistan people.
The US military and US as a whole would lose credibility with every US military person serving and will serve if he was handed over to those lawless goons.
Who would volunteer to serve in the military if your country would abandon you over an incident overseas? Terrorists killed people in Iraq and blamed it on our troops. So what if hysteria took charge and 1-2 troops were fingered for acts done by terrorists and handed over to the locals? They would be dead within hours.
The Taliban place bombs in toys to kill children but then have the audacity to claim they are appalled at this terrible "random" event. They do it on purpose, we don't and we don't support it either.
The troops fight hard in war because they feel their country will back them even when mistakes are made in battle. If they don't trust this country then they will not fight and they will leave the military in mass.
But we did civilize them. That is the whole reason we can start a withdrawl now.
Becuase the Afghans are a pack of bloodthirsty animals.
That should be obvious to anyone who isn't a complete drone.
Why not just answer the question?
My own take. Because we know that Afghanistan has not yet developed a system of criminal justice that we can count on to give Sgt. Bales his day in court.
We have no problem turning over our servicemen to countries that have a developed system of justice. For instance, the two Marines who raped the child on Okinowa in 1995.
Bales best hope for acquittal is to declare insanity. But legally, he took efforts that show premeditation, which nullifies that defense.
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