Thoughts on military pardons?

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  1. salt water guy

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    I realize the POTUS has the absolute right to do this -- and that this move is popular with a certain constituency, but what do you think?

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  2. Larry M

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    I think that it's a good thing, not because President Trump did it but because it was the right thing to do. This admiral got his feelings hurt because President Trump overturned his ruling so he's going to keep hounding the cheif.
    Lets not forget the deserter under the last administration that got military personnel killed looking for him and was pretty much held up as a hero. Now this admiral wants to nail this chief because he took a picture? I've seen pictures of dead Viet Cong taken by fellow employees that were pretty gruesome.
    He might be thinking, "I'm an admiral and nobody is going to overrule me."
    Big frigging deal admiral!
     
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    I saw one photo that included about 10 or so military personnel and a blurred out section for something on the ground in front of them. If that is the photo and only photo in question for this story, then I must be missing a big part of the story. When this first came out, I was "picturing" him holding the body in his lap or something like that - not a group photo as I have seen, which to me doesn't warrant what happened to Gallagher.
     
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    I'll say it.. Thank you for your service sir, and I'm glad you were able to keep the designation of respect. You so rightfully deserve so much more from each one of us. We continue to live under the safe blanket of freedom because of you and those before you. Grateful beyond these words.
     
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  5. Larry M

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    Here's what I found.

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    Let me see if I have this right.
    Chief Gallagher should be removed from the SEAL team for a picture of him posing with a dead terrorist. But Bergdahl is a war hero?
    Am I missing something here?

    A retraction from an earlier post, no one was killed looking for him just wounded. But that's bad enough.
    That is what I found looking up about Bergdahl and the people searching for him.

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    I think it's unfortunate to undermine military justice in these instances, but should we be surprised from someone who thinks he will just pardon himself when need be ?

    What about the other two granted clemency?

    Thoughts on the release of someone found guilty on 2 murder charges and an additional charge of attempted murder?

    How about the guy who won’t go to trial for admitted to murdering and burning the body to cover it up ?
     
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    Maybe I'm not up to date on your last three paragraphs. Can you direct me to those stories?
    Thanks.
    Inquiring minds want to know. LOL
     
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    #9 Chriwilson, Nov 21, 2019
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    "Under Navy regulations, a SEAL’s Trident can be taken if a commander loses “faith and confidence in the service member’s ability to exercise sound judgment, reliability and personal conduct.” The Navy has removed 154 Tridents since 2011."
     
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    But not this guy's. Love me some CPO Gallagher ! :emoji_eagle::emoji_flag_us:
     
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    Did you love him before Trump
    Or because of Trump ?

    The only Gallagher I knew of beforehand used to terrorize watermelons...
     
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    Regardless of your opinion, this will help Trump in his re-election narrative. I see this going over very well in the parts of America I come from.
     
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    The sledge-o-matic.
    Don't sit in the front row.
     
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    Oh, I love and respect ALL Gallaghers.. I have so much respect for our military it makes even the most patriotic Demoncrat shudder.:emoji_flag_us:
     
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    Since I work for ADM Green I will keep my opinion to myself. What I will say is I have seen them pulled for less and I have seen worse offenses go unpunished. Each case is handled based off the specific circumstances of that case.

    It is never good to see someone go through this right or wrong. The collateral damage is always high.
     
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    Did he pose with their crushed carcasses?
     
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    Don’t know for sure, but he may have taken an ear or ten...
     
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    Watermelons gots ears??? Who knew?
     
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