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Xithras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 06:37 PM
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28. ROFL! You're joking, right?
This was a man who "found himself" by devoting his life to supporting a regime that beat women for showing their ankles in public, shot them if they were raped, blew up irreplaceable archaeological treasures, gave shelter to murderers an terrorists, tortured people for listening to MUSIC, and regularly shelled civilian areas if ANY dissention was found in them. We can debate Iraq and Saddam and argue about how evil that situation really was, but Afghanistan was a tragedy and the Taliban were instrumental in making it so.

Pity for people like Lindh is like pity for Nazi SS guards at the concentration camps. I'm sure there were plenty of SS who had good childhoods and tolerant families, who only joined up for legitimate ideological reasons, but what MATTERS is that when push came to shove, they put their humanity aside and reveled in the death they helped to create. Lindh willingly became one of the oppressors, and in so doing FOREVER gave up any chance at earning any pity from me. If the US hadn't invaded, Lindh would probably still be there today, happily beating women and imposing his ultra-right wing orthodox views at the point of his gun. If anything, Lindh is far WORSE than the rest of the Taliban we picked up. Unlike those fighters who had spent their entire lives in that war torn, oppresive land, Lindh KNEW there was a better way, that women were human beings with rights, and that oppression and murder were evil. He knew of these ideals, and yet he still turned his back on them and joined the fascists. He knew full well that he was supporting a government that opposed EVERYTHING his good-hearted, earnest, liberal upbringing had taught him.

No pity, no freedom. Let the bastard rot.
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  -Is it time to release John Walker Lindh? OutsidetheBox  Apr-06-06 05:06 PM   #0 
  - Why  WildEyedLiberal   Apr-06-06 05:10 PM   #1 
  - Try not to be so paranoid  IselaB   Apr-06-06 05:12 PM   #3 
  - I see the propaganda from four years ago still works  OutsidetheBox   Apr-06-06 05:17 PM   #5 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-06-06 05:31 PM   #11 
  - I've been saying he was scapegoated for four years.  NCevilDUer   Apr-06-06 05:48 PM   #18 
     - No freeper here...  OutsidetheBox   Apr-06-06 06:12 PM   #21 
        - Actually, treason is in the Constitution  WildEyedLiberal   Apr-07-06 02:23 AM   #52 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-07-06 10:16 AM   #54 
              - So, you've been banned once before ...  SidDithers   Apr-07-06 10:23 AM   #57 
                 - Hell no, I've been calling DUers freepers since the beginning  OutsidetheBox   Apr-07-06 10:34 AM   #59 
  - Fighting with the enemy?  NCevilDUer   Apr-06-06 05:18 PM   #6 
     - Good God, now he's a hero?  WildEyedLiberal   Apr-06-06 05:23 PM   #8 
        - I smell paranoia. Just wanted to see what other DUers think re: Lindh  OutsidetheBox   Apr-06-06 05:30 PM   #10 
        - Strawman.  NCevilDUer   Apr-06-06 05:34 PM   #13 
        - I read a different version of whom let OBL escape.  Cleita   Apr-06-06 06:33 PM   #27 
           - Kicked  OutsidetheBox   Apr-07-06 12:38 PM   #64 
        - Amerika has no power over "sucky" people or countries  wuushew   Apr-06-06 09:24 PM   #40 
  - His is a sad story of a good-hearted, earnest, liberal kid  IselaB   Apr-06-06 05:11 PM   #2 
  - ROFL! You're joking, right?  Xithras   Apr-06-06 06:37 PM   #28 
     - How much of that was he aware of?  NCevilDUer   Apr-06-06 07:14 PM   #33 
     - Here, here!!  OutsidetheBox   Apr-06-06 07:22 PM   #34 
     - The Taliban didn't form until 1994...  SidDithers   Apr-07-06 10:31 AM   #58 
        - Tell that to Mullah Omar and his followers  OutsidetheBox   Apr-07-06 10:41 AM   #60 
     - Why would he have joined the Taliban?  Xithras   Apr-06-06 07:30 PM   #36 
     - Thank God for your sane post  WildEyedLiberal   Apr-07-06 02:15 AM   #50 
  - notwithstanding #1, I agree with you....  mike_c   Apr-06-06 05:16 PM   #4 
  - he was a stupid kid  Pharaoh   Apr-06-06 05:19 PM   #7 
  - You're a disgrace to all the wild-eyed liberals in the world,  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Apr-06-06 05:30 PM   #9 
     - Thanks.  WildEyedLiberal   Apr-06-06 05:34 PM   #12 
        - What "dubious" motivation you talking about? Spell it out, bro....  OutsidetheBox   Apr-06-06 05:41 PM   #15 
           - Are you defending the Taliban's women rights record?  WildEyedLiberal   Apr-06-06 05:46 PM   #17 
              - He had a right to be there, our troops didn't. Couldn't be simpler.  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Apr-06-06 06:01 PM   #19 
              - I agree with you.  augie38   Apr-06-06 06:15 PM   #23 
                 - Who's wearing the blinders??  OutsidetheBox   Apr-06-06 06:25 PM   #25 
                 - 'nuff said. Not getting in a pissing match, here.  augie38   Apr-06-06 06:32 PM   #26 
                 - You know, I don't have to be contemptuous of women's rights  IselaB   Apr-06-06 10:16 PM   #43 
  - Only if Fox can have a reality show where he and Taliban guy ...  Neil Lisst   Apr-06-06 05:36 PM   #14 
  - How about adding one of the Bush twins and Cheney's daughter?  OutsidetheBox   Apr-06-06 05:43 PM   #16 
     - DONE! Get this person a Production Assistant!  Neil Lisst   Apr-06-06 06:13 PM   #22 
     - The greased pig could stand in for one of them  mitchum   Apr-06-06 09:19 PM   #38 
  - He knew what the fuck he was doing.  augie38   Apr-06-06 06:06 PM   #20 
  - Or maybe, when he got the chance, he'd have fled the country  NCevilDUer   Apr-06-06 06:45 PM   #29 
  - "the terrorists...?"  mike_c   Apr-06-06 10:42 PM   #44 
     - Ah yes, the peace-loving gentle Taliban  WildEyedLiberal   Apr-07-06 02:18 AM   #51 
  - Oh THIS should be good.  ronnykmarshall   Apr-06-06 06:16 PM   #24 
  - Fuck him.  LostInAnomie   Apr-06-06 06:56 PM   #30 
  - Spoken like a true progressive...  OutsidetheBox   Apr-06-06 07:05 PM   #32 
     - Actually he's imprisoned for serving in the Taliban and carrying weapons.  LostInAnomie   Apr-06-06 07:23 PM   #35 
        - Did you read the article you linked to?  NCevilDUer   Apr-06-06 09:03 PM   #37 
           - So far I counted three "probably's" in your reply...  LostInAnomie   Apr-06-06 10:15 PM   #42 
              - You are not listening to me.  NCevilDUer   Apr-06-06 11:08 PM   #45 
  - He was a stupid kid that fell in with a bunch  igil   Apr-06-06 06:59 PM   #31 
  - I have no time for religious nuts of ANY stripe, but that $47 million...  mitchum   Apr-06-06 09:23 PM   #39 
  - "And stupidity is no excuse for his crimes."  Disturbed   Apr-06-06 09:42 PM   #41 
  - Just a few corrections...  Pastiche423   Apr-07-06 01:32 AM   #49 
  - It's time for a lot of people to get justice  Jack Rabbit   Apr-06-06 11:17 PM   #46 
  - WTF - Freeper DUers?  phrenzy   Apr-06-06 11:38 PM   #47 
  - Steve Earle's "John Walker's Blues"  ConsAreLiars   Apr-06-06 11:52 PM   #48 
  - It's a travesty that he was ever convicted  eridani   Apr-07-06 05:03 AM   #53 
  - Release him at an NYC fire station?  Freddie Stubbs   Apr-07-06 10:19 AM   #55 
  - How about releasing Bush/Cheney at an NYC fire station?  OutsidetheBox   Apr-07-06 10:22 AM   #56 
  - Nice bait. No thanks.  Strawman   Apr-07-06 10:46 AM   #61 
  - Paranoia is gonna destroy ya!!  OutsidetheBox   Apr-07-06 11:00 AM   #62 
  - THANK YOU  WildEyedLiberal   Apr-07-06 03:02 PM   #65 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-07-06 03:10 PM   #66 
        - You do realize you're going to be banned?  WildEyedLiberal   Apr-07-06 03:42 PM   #67 
  - Maybe the CIA who worked with the Taliban against Soviet Union  realFedUp   Apr-07-06 11:13 AM   #63 
  - Although he is not monster, I dont know if he is so innocent either.  aikoaiko   Apr-07-06 03:52 PM   #68 

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