Love how this article already convicts him.. I'm so saddened by this
entire affair. What has become of my country and the politicians who say they
care about it?
@ UtahBlueDevil:You should do a bit more research on the group you
are defending. It doesn't take much to find out that they are patheticly
and viciously evil. And everyone in the Taliban has taken an oath to fight
against and destroy "the great Satan, America". I find it reprehensible
that you are defending them.And yes, they were being held as
terrorists... not POWs.
UtahBlueDevil,These guys admitted to, and were wanted by the UN for
killing thousands of Shiites. They also killed, and beheaded hundreds of
helpless prisoners..--New York Times.
"* Five terrorists who have killed thousands"Worf.... you do
know who the Taliban is, and the difference between them and those led by Osama
Bin Laden? You actually think these guys "killed thousands"........
which thousands would those be?Please do tell....
As a Republican and a Conservative I am not against bringing Bergdahl home. I
don't like the idea of trading five high ranking members of the Taliban
terrorist group to get him. According to his platoon leader and many soldiers
around him he left his post voluntarily. He was also reported to have done this
exact same thing when he was stationed in California. I do object to Obama using
the photo op with his parents as a way to bump up his sinking approval numbers.
Also I object to Susan Rice calling him a "War Hero" when in fact he
left voluntarily. A war hero is someone who fights with honor not someone who
writes home saying how ashamed he is and then voluntarily leaves his unit and
gets captured by the enemy.
Prayers are pretty fickle, aren't they? It's as if they don't
have any real value except that we attach to them...
It's interesting how "conservatives" are being criticized for just
wanting answers to some very basic questions: 1)Was the soldier a deserter?
2)Was Obama negotiating with terrorists? It is one of those situation where,
whether someone was right or wrong, things could be quickly resolve by people
just telling the truth up front. The deserter scandal would fizzle on its own if
a commanding officer declared straight up if the guy was a deserter or not. The
terrorist scandal would lose some steam if the particulars of the negotiation
were put out in a straight forward manner. The more you try to be sneaky, the
more conservatives are going to question the matter. And what is wrong with
that? The liberals question everything that conservatives do. Why shouldn't
conservatives turn the tables when appropriate? But like always, it seems that
many liberals think free speech and and transparency on go one direction.
"release of 5 avowed terrorists," These guys were
terrorist... ok.... and they were charged with what acts of crime the enabled us
to hold them for now 10 years in prison? Anyone? How quick we
forget history. The taliban was not a terrorist group that attacked us on
9/11. They were the government of a sovereign nation that we went to war with.
It is as prisoners of war that these men were taken, and held in a military
prison. They were not being held as terrorist... they were being held as
POWs.Now might they in the future work to enable acts of
terrorism..... very likely. But our justice system doesn't all for
locking up people for acts they might do. It seems the party of
constitutionalist seems to be a bit vague on due process. What has the
Republican party become?
@Screwdriver It sounds as if you haven't read the entire story and
become knowledgable on those speaking out. democrats blaming Republicans for a
photo op gone wrong is humorous.
Considering the bipartisan concern for Bergdahl's motives and the release
of 5 avowed terrorists, now the far left is blaming Republicans for Obama's
gaff and the reaction. That's a strange distortion of fact.
When something smells this fishy you know that it stinking bad. Obama is
laughing that he is giving a the dad a chance to come to the white house and
claim it for their god. They are both anti American.
Wow... What a bunch of low information commenters. Its pathetic trying to make
this into a partisan issue. Even Nancy Pelosi, the queen of Washington liberals
claims this trade was all wrong. No one knows the politics of his
fellow soldiers, yet they are unanimous in their condemnation of Bergdahl. In
light of those actual facts, this is simply NOT a partisan, and especially not a
Republican issue. Obama apologists go to ridiculous lengths in
trying to cover for his controversial actions.
I judge from the comments that people have never read the parable of the
Prodigal Son (Luke 15). The father, when he saw his son from afar off, ran to
greet him, IN SPITE OF HIS SINS, and welcomed him home. He ordered the best
robe and a ring for his finger. The father ordered the killing of a fatted calf
for a feast of celebration. We need to read it especially at this time of the
Bergdahl boy. Mistakes, it appears so, but how pathetic that his home town
canceled the celebration. Is there not a Christian in the group? The boy is
How disgusting of REPUBLICANS to attack this soldier. How disgusting of them to
support Snowden.The Army has not finished it's investigation of
Bergdahl and the REPUBLCIANS have him tried and hung for treason. They have made
death threats on his family and created an incredible hatred for this soldier
who was confined and tortured for five years. Bravo ....
I am not taking sides. Just wondering why the bushy beard. Is he not still a
member of the U.S. Army. Why is he out of uniform. I find this disturbing.
Obama believes in freedom:* Bergdahl--from Afghans* Five
terrorists who have killed thousands.* In 2013, released 36,000 convicted
criminals out of American prisons.
This young man volunteered. If he disagreed with government military policy and
purpose then why did he volunteer? Before anyone blames
the"conservatives"for the uproar over this incident, please remember
that the 5 prisoners released in exchange are guilty of masterminding the
killing of our innocent people. Our President has flaunted the laws of this
country continuously, and is arrogant beyond belief in his actions against the
Constitution. If the Conservatives or the Democrats value our freedom, they
will force Congress to take action against the lawlessness of this current
administration. No one in DC seems to have any backbone for patriotism or what
is right any longer. God help us. God has His Own Plans, that we are unable to
understand, so Let Not Your Hearts Be Trouble, or your blame go to places it
does not belong.,.
I think most people are upset most with the "caliber" of the five traded
for him -- and not for Bergdahl himself. It's fine that they got him out
-- but not at the price we traded for. Also, I hear Democrats, former
generals, and others complaining about the whole thing. I don't hear
ANYTHING being said about them on many TV channels except for Senator Weinstein
being displeased. Why is it a Republican thing? Even some Democrat Reps and
Senators pull their Tweets off their sites. Be FAIR everyone!
Hey fellow Americans, this isn't the old west when people flocked to see
hangings without justice. We need the facts about what happened so please give
it a chance. We do know he was captured and until now, was a POW. Let us find
out before we jump to conclusions.
If I'm the marine in Mexico I'm not sure I want to come back to the
states. Why? Because what happens if the GOP doesn't want Obama to receive
any credit for my release? They'll call me a deserter, mudsling, dig up
whatever dirt they can to ruin my family.So if I'm that marine
in Mexico, after seeing this ugly display by the right, I think Mexico might be
my new home.
His family and hometown have been receiving hate mail and death threats. How is
that behavior 'patriotic'?
The Marine in Mexico is there on criminal charges. He's not a POW. YOU are
FREE to donate money to hire lawyers and get him out. There are lots
of Mexicans in US jails. I'm sure some have served in the Mexican military.
Should they all be released too? Oh I know, this is just the latest
in the long line of conservative outrage. Remember when they were all in a
tither about Obama not stopping BP's oil spill fast enough? Or how about
when he didn't wear a jacket in the Oval Office?
Yes, what about the Marine in Mexico. I don't think the Republican
grandstanding on Bergdahl is helping us out in this affair...
Lets all cool it and let him have his say in front of a General Court Martial
convened in accord with the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Oh Mr. President
keep out of the way and tend to trying to get the Marine languishing in a
Mexican jail home. We know he served with honor.
"As months passed, Bergdahl began grousing to Buetow, his boss, about their
mission. "'You don't have to believe in it, but I need your mind
clear if something happens,'" Buetow, 28, of Seattle recalled telling
him."Bergdahl didn't agree with his team leader that
it's all right to participate in an occupation, and to kill the local
people who resist, if you believe it's wrong and based on deception.
Bergdahl and his family sound more and more like admirable people.
Just adding to the list of stupid and lies from the "administration."
Jeff Harriss -"Shame on the partisan hacks who have propagated
this pointless cruelty."Well . . . That's American
"Conservatism" for you.
It's pathetic that the republican party is now ready to sacrifice a soldier
for the God of turning out the base. The Army hasn't classified
him a deserter because they have to prove intent which they can't do
without talking to Bergdahl. You have to bring him back to court martial him.
Yet republicans have convicted him already and would rather leave
him in the hands of the Taliban to be used as a propaganda tool. It makes you
wonder whose side the republicans are really on.
Welcome home, Bowe.
The Swiftboating of Bowe Bergdahl is another unfortunate chapter in American
partisan politics gone amuck. The men and women who serve our country deserve
better than this. The rest of us deserve better than this. Shame on the partisan
hacks who have propagated this pointless cruelty.