Final WordCourt Martial for Sgt. Bergdhal for leaving his post. No
ticker tape parades for this so called soldier who served with "distinction
and honor". Well, maybe distinction. After all he is distinguished in that
he did hand himself over to the Taliban by walking out of camp. Not many
soldiers can lay claim to that.
Don't be surprised if these five detainees who left Guantanamo will qualify
Article quote: "The five detainees left Guantanamo aboard a U.S. military
aircraft flying to Qatar, which served as go-between in the negotiations. They
are to be banned from leaving Qatar for at least a year. Among the five: a
Taliban deputy intelligence minister, a former Taliban interior minister with
ties to the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and a figure linked by human
rights monitors to mass killings of Shiite Muslims in Afghanistan in 2000 and
2001."But, hey, don't you worry my liberal friends.
I'm sure there is no way at all these guys will ever try to kill any
Americans ever again. You see, they gave us their word they
@ Kally - Salt Lake City, UT - "The 5 prisoners released were Taliban
members captured in Afghanistan, Obama has announced that the US armed conflict
combat role in Afghanistan will end this year, traditionally at the end of
hostilities captured military personnel are released, which means these 5
prisoners would have been released soon anyway - so, why not use
them as leverage to protect the life of one of our own and get him back so he
can get medical attention before it is too late?"Dear Kally -
Because those same 5 prisoners will very likely still try to kill
and maim Americans and other peace loving citizens when they are set free.Gee, that was easy....
Article title: "Comments about ‘US concluded in 2010 that Army Sgt.
Bowe Bergdahl walked away’"Whoa! Hold the phone!You can't say that! Obama and the liberals just made him a hero.Oops...I said it once, I'll say it again: I feel zero
responsibility to risk my life, or the life of others (fellow soldiers) if the
one we're being tasked to "save" voluntarily walked away/got
captured.It IS like John Wayne said: "Life is tough. It's
tougher if you're ......."
Wonder-- You disingenuously twist my statement. We lost 6 good men trying
to find this deserter. Releasing 5 terrorists so they can kill more Americans is
NOT looking out for American lives. The decision to keep these guys in prison
would save American and other lives. The Commander-in-Chief has to make
tough decisions. It is part of the job. He has to make the decisions that are in
the best interests of the country. Releasing 5 high level Al Queda operatives
for an American who defected to the Taliban a good decision? I don't think
so, but time will tell. And to HVH who says the Taliban are not Al
Queda? On what planet? What an absurd statement!What does
Bush's guard duty have to do with this? Typical liberal MO. Deflect honest,
legitimate criticism to Bush or what some other republican did. Even though they
are not comparable, it still doesn't make it right. You gonna pull the race
The more difficult issue here is the prisoners at Gitmo. We've held them
for over a decade without charges being filed and without trial. If
they're simply prisoners of war, then we need to treat them as such. If
they're criminals, then they're entitled to due process, which
includes being charged and tried in a reasonable amount of time. Instead,
we've held them incommunicado and with no release date or intention of
trying them. It doesn't reflect well on us that we're treating them
the same way that the third-world dicatorships we've been fighting treat
their prisoners. It's time to either try them or let them go.
Bush didn't even show up for guard duty, In the States, and your judging
this young man.Republican's hypocrisy know no bounds. We left men in
Vietnam, we have learned, hopefully.Tailban were our friends when we
armed and trained them and called them freedom fighters, when Russia was
invading. They are not al qaeda.
Time will tell about this guy. It's good for his family for him to be
home, I'm just not sure the price was worth it. I would have
put tags inside these guys prior to release so they could be tracked. That way
if they cause hate and discontent, we could use a drone and cause them hate and
discontent. I have a feeling we have not seen the last of these five
gentlemen.If he did indeed desert, then he does need to pay.
This is about the military code the soldier agreed to when he enlisted in the
Army. The President and Secretary of Defense knows the code and mission
statement of any military member and the purpose of that code for our country
and the person that is serving our country. Mrs. Rice was the spokesperson for
Benghazi when that action was questionable. This President even took Mrs.
Clinton's place in being the one that got the call at 3 a.m. in the morning
as that was a scenario of a discussion in 2007-2008, way before Benghazi. A
President takes an oath of office to do the right things for our country,.
Precedents have impacts beyond the law, standards and creeds with the public and
nations as they believe the executive had authority to do so.
@VidarReally I sent my husband over there. I somehow do not agree with
you. MY HUSBAND and my friends sons/daughters/spouses should not have to pay
because this man deserted his post. Bowe Bergdahl walked into the arms of
the Taliban, HE made his own choice. Should he have been over there at that
point? Probably not, but many men (especially men) dont want to believe there is
something wrong with them and they do not report possible problems. Bowe
Bergdahl could have told ANYONE that there was a problem instead he chose to
walk off his command, endanger other lives, and a whole host of other issues. So
do I agree with turning 5 more killers lose for 1 who could care less about our
men and women in uniform? No he should have been left there. He made the choice
and his parents saying our government needed to step up are wrong... his parents
should have found out the truth and quit blaming everyone but their son who
Thank goodness you are not in a position of power, idablu. If you were
Commander in Chief, you, unlike any other Commander in Chief in history, would
let your soldiers rot forever in a foreign prison, even when hostilities are
Seriously, I thought the American policy was, "we do not negotiate with
terrorists." Yet Obama swings this deal at the height of the VA
scandal.American soldiers DIED trying to retrieve this deserter! And
FIVE murdering terrorists are released to go kill more Americans as well as
others.You Obama apologists honestly don't see anything wrong with
that?I don't criticize Bergdahl but I definitely criticize the
the ridiculous and dangerous decision to negotiate a deal that puts 5 known
really bad guys back on the streets.
I know people do what we do to bring Soldiers, Civilians, anyone back home that
we can. However, for this Soldier Traitor, I hope when he comes home where ever
he lands has handcuffs waiting, and that they hold a televised trial of how he
compromised his fellow Soldiers by sharing everything about where he was
stationed in Afghanistan. How many Soldiers or others got killed because of him
compromising their situation, and the families that grieve because they lost a
father, brother, sister, grandson. If they do not cuff him, and investigate,
and send him to trial, we have failed those families that lost loved, we have
failed those Soldiers that served with pride, and returned home with honor, and
we have disgraced the POWs that served diligently that are unacoounted for.
The 2010 Pentagon investigation will never see the light of day...At least, not
as long as obama is president.
I think anyone who wants to criticize Bergdahl needs to take his place. Or send
one of their kids to take his place. We keep sending these young men and young
women into a war zone, over and over and over. How many tours have some of
these soldiers been sent on? We tell them not to use their weapons on people
who are shooting at them, and putting mines all over the place to kill them. We
tell them if they do shoot anyone, they may be out on trial and go to prison for
10-life. PTSD will cause an ordinarily patriotic and sane person to do crazy
things, like walk off, or write letters home to vent.It’s not like
when they come home with mental issues we do a whole lot for them. And both the
democrats and republicans are to blame for not taking better care of our
soldiers.And then while suffering from PSTD, we call them up, and send
them back again.It is easy to armchair judge someone when you are safe at
"I am ashamed to be an American""and the title of US soldier
is just the lie of fools""I am sorry for everything""the horror of America is disgusting"-A letter sent by
Bowe Berdahl to his parents right before we deserted.
Bowe Bergdahl is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being
I've ever known in my life.
QUOTEso, why not use them as leverage to protect the life of one of
our own and get him back so he can get medical attention before it is too
late?And if we have been working on getting him back for the past 5
years, why is this deal so shocking to Republicans?END QUOTEWhy not use them [Taliban terrorists] to protect the life of ONE of our
own? Because the five terrorists may already be responsible for thousands of
deaths and are likely to go on the warpath to get revenge on American CIVILIANS
for their captivity at Guantanamo Bay. I'm glad Bergdahl gets to come home
regardless of whether or not he "walked away" but I'm worried at
the price will pay later.Why is this deal shocking to Republicans.
Of course they knew we were working to get him back. That doesn't mean we
ever thought that it would be on these terms. The dispute is legitimate. And
when the five detainees kill again, I would expect a cover up from those that
promoted and approved the exchange. No winners on this one.
Should we as a country do what is best for our soldiers and Veterans only when
is convenient or always?If doing the right thing at all times is the
way we should conduct our lives and government. Then I guess we did the right
thing and we will cross all other bridges when get to them.Sgt. Bowe
Bergdahl WELCOME HOME!!!
The 5 prisoners released were Taliban members captured in Afghanistan, Obama has
announced that the US armed conflict combat role in Afghanistan will end this
year, traditionally at the end of hostilities captured military personnel are
released, which means these 5 prisoners would have been released soon anyway -
so, why not use them as leverage to protect the life of one of our
own and get him back so he can get medical attention before it is too late?And if we have been working on getting him back for the past 5 years,
why is this deal so shocking to Republicans?And whether or not he
was doing what he was supposed to be doing at the time he was captured does not
change the fact that he was a captured American soldier. Are people seriously
suggesting that he deserved this or that we should leave him over there because
he wasn't doing what he was supposed to be doing at the time of his
capture? If he was a good soldier it would have been okay to strike the deal
but because he was a bad soldier it wasn't? What's the point of
bringing up his record?
""The United States does not leave our men and women behind in
conflict."- Jay CarneyThen what excuse does the President have
for abandoning Ambassador Stevens, and other U.S. citizens, in Benghazi, Libya?
The calls for help went on for hours and both the President and Hillary Clinton
did nothing until it was too late.
But listening to Doug Wright on KSL this morning, one would think that we just
don't know the truth. Well Doug, here, read the DNEWS BEFORE you go on the
air and cover up for Obama!
Do Republicans also think it is outrageous when Israel trades prisoners with
Hamas? Or when any other president in any other war has traded prisoners with
the enemy? Or is it only outrageous (like everything else) when Obama does it.
What were we supposed to do, leave him behind? If there's an issue about
desertion, deal with that now that he's out.