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Trump considers pardons for soldiers accused of war crimes

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By JONATHAN LEMIRE and HOPE YEN

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Instead of listening to people with zero military experience, listen to the veterans, Donny. I know it'll be hard, but just for once, do the right thing.

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Let the process handle them. Either it works or it doesn't. If it doesn't, fix it.

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Military service is based on following rules and orders. Summarily executing captives goes against US military code. So does urinating on corpses. Proper soldiers don’t do these things, even under stress. These men were not unfairly treated, as Trump claims. They were tried in a US military court. Pardoning convicted servicemen sends the message that rules are meant to be broken. It weakens command and weakens the overall integrity of a fighting force.

Polling shows most vets are against doing this, especially on Memorial Day.

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Pardoning convicted servicemen sends the message that rules are meant to be broken. It weakens command and weakens the overall integrity of a fighting force.

Trump did say, he’ll allow the military tribunals play out, see what the verdict is and then make a decision. Don’t think that’s unreasonable.

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Amazing. And don't forget, he's arming the nation behind 9/11.

I imagine he'll pardon the terrorists as well.

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Terrorists are accused of the same kind of war crimes.

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I imagine he'll pardon the terrorists as well.

Yeah, it's completely reasonable for the president to pardon people ol after they've been convicted of a war crime.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41860828

I will say this, even though Obama didn’t directly pardon him, still it was Obama’s discretion if he felt he should take any action, I may not like it, but that’s his choice and the same goes for Trump. He will hear the final verdicts and then make his decision, I think that’s more than fair, the President has the power to park anyone he wants.

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Absolutely disgusting to even consider pardoning war criminals. Which sub-sub-subset of Trump's base is Cadet Bonespurs pandering to. Blackwater and other mercenaries?

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Absolutely disgusting to even consider pardoning war criminals.

How did you feel about Bergdahl and Obama doing that swap?

Which sub-sub-subset of Trump's base is Cadet Bonespurs pandering to. Blackwater and other mercenaries?

What?

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he’ll allow the military tribunals play out, see what the verdict is and then make a decision. Don’t think that’s unreasonable.

So he'll pardon them if they're found guilty. And if they're not guilty they won't need a pardon. Sounds very Trumpian.

Which sub-sub-subset of Trump's base is Cadet Bonespurs pandering to. Blackwater and other mercenaries?

Well, remember who the head of Blackwater was: Erik Prince, who's eagerly trying to sell his mercenary services to various governments.

https://theintercept.com/2019/05/03/erik-prince-trump-uae-project-veritas/

Also, he happens to be the brother of Betsy De Vos.

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So he's considering pardoning war criminals and mocks our POWs for getting captured.

Trump fans love that.

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Nothing surprises me everyday he just keeps stooping lower and lower.

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