Tag: Bergdahl

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Unlike @ctlaw, I am at the opposite pole from confusion– I am infuriated at the fact that this traitor to his own country and, most importantly, to his comrades-in-arms, some of whom suffered serious and multiple and in some cases egregious injuries out looking for him, walked out of the courtroom a free man, with […]

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By wild coincidence, the president timed his ISIS speech in such a way that it would push another interesting story out of the news: accused deserter Bowe Bergdahl is now officially facing court martial and a possible life sentence behind bars. As you will recall (unless you happen to be a Democrat or a member […]

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Some here perhaps recall a rather controversial decision made by the Obama Administration whereby five gitmo prisoners, the Taliban Dream Team, were exchanged for one Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, there was a bit of discussion here about it at one time. This was a surprising move at the time as there were some questions regarding Bergdahl […]

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Obama’s Casual Contempt for the Military

 

Sitting in the boardroom, a dozen social workers, salesmen and developers were waiting for the Health IT CEO to kick off the meeting. As we rocked in our chairs, my boss — an MSW-cum-Chief Sales Officer — complained about his “black sheep” cousin who was shaming the family name.

“The rest of us went to college but he’s stuck in the Army,” he said.

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I try not to inject politics into Facebook. Facebook is really a marvel of the Internet Age. I have gotten back in touch with people I never expected to be in touch with again. Facebook is great for keeping in touch with family and friends, so I try to make it about that as much […]

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On Bergdahl, Obama Made the Least Bad Choice

 

ObamaBerghdalPresident Obama has come under enormous criticism for his handling of the repatriation of Sgt Bergdahl. As always, he couldn’t help but do it in the most grandstanding way possible. The central decision, though, was the best of a bad set of choices. I’m not convinced by any of the arguments that I’ve seen here or elsewhere on the web that he could have done this much differently.

Here then, are the complaints:

We Negotiated With Terrorists

The Truth About Bowe Bergdahl

 

306586629At the Daily Beast, a remarkable first-person account by Nathan Bradley Bethea. An excerpt:

[The] release from Taliban custody on May 31 [of Private First Class Bowe Bergdahl] marks the end of a nearly five-year-old story for the soldiers of his unit, the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment. I served in the same battalion in Afghanistan and participated in the attempts to retrieve him throughout the summer of 2009. After we redeployed, every member of my brigade combat team received an order that we were not allowed to discuss what happened to Bergdahl for fear of endangering him. He is safe, and now it is time to speak the truth.

And that the truth is: Bergdahl was a deserter, and soldiers from his own unit died trying to track him down.

Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl; Ambassador Christopher Stevens

 

BergdahlStevensWe went back for one of them. We spent money and lives — some say 14 American servicemen were lost in the rescue attempts — and we freed five psychopaths who remain devoted to killing Americans, all to “bring back one of our own.”

The other one, a United States ambassador, we left to die at the hands of terrorists. But what difference, at this point, does it make? I mean, dude, that was like two years ago.

The most meretricious administration in modern history continues apace.