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Published: Tuesday, June 10 2014 8:33 p.m. MDT

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Brio
Alpine, UT

It's amazing to see the extent that Obama apologists go in trying to cover for his obviously flawed decisions. How this situation is perceived should be a no-brainer since basic important facts of this matter are already known.

1) Bergdahl sent an email before going AWOL claiming that the war was wrong and that he was embarrassed to be a soldier of the U.S. military. And that is paraphrasing mildly.
2) He tried to cash out as much of his pay as possible just before going AWOL and left instructions to send his computer and other personal belongings to his parents.
3) He left his rifle when he went AWOL, meaning he had no intent of engaging or fighting the enemy.
4) Literally his entire platoon considers him to be a deserter.
5) Fellow soldiers were killed when searching for him.
7) The 5 Taliban officials traded for Bergdahl weren't ordinary combatants. They are high ranking officials who've taken a sworn oath for the destruction of the United States. They're already responsible for killing thousands of civilians and soldiers and will undoubtedly kill many more.

This was a very, very bad trade.

mcclark
Salt Lake City, UT

So the people that sent him over there think we should have turned our backs on him. Chicken Hawks who never served calling him a traitor. Disgusting.

MapleDon
Springville, UT

Maybe a better question would be whether the person polled regards the Taliban as an enemy. I believe that would provide better insight into a person's views.

intervention
slc, UT

@brio
So do you have any actual proof to support any of your "facts?" simply because some talking head says it on TV doesnot make it a fact.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Releasing five terrorists who have killed thousands, and in 2013, released 36,000 convicted criminals from American prisons.

What kind of president do we have?

worf
Mcallen, TX

intervention--do some homework, and you'll find the truth.

It's just that simple.

TRUTH
Salt Lake City, UT

@?rio......Nice job! To think your comments were based upon some talking heads on tv, shows the daft that is represented by those on the left......

I too saw those brave soldiers who served with Bergdahl and they are the true HERO'S who Obama tried to silence!

intervention
slc, UT

@worf

The truth is worf that there is no proof supporting the claims above. The truth is we do not know much of anything at this point which I suspect is why you also provided no proof.

xert
Santa Monica, CA

Last week the Obama haters wanted impeachment. This week they're willing to settle for being right that this was a "bad trade," as if we are discussing their fantasy league moves. Spare me. Next week you'll move on to the next scandal. Although I have to hand it to them on this one--we've seen the big leagues of hatred here. As McClark said above, 'chicken hawks who never served, calling him a traitor.' Well, I served and I'm again thanking a very brave President Obama for making a move to bring one of ours home.

SCfan
clearfield, UT

This was not a trade of prisoners of war. It was a trade of one U.S. soldier, for 5 war criminals, who should have been tried for crimes against humanity, not released to fight another day. The War on Terror is NOT over just because we are leaving Afghanistan. That is the difference between this war and others where both sides quit fighting. Al Queda, Taliban, will all go on with their war against the U.S. and others. And we, Obama, put 5 of their starting lineup back on the terrorism playing field. Stupid move anyway you look at it.

FT
salt lake city, UT

I think a good question to ask in the poll was where do you get the majority of your news source from? Republicans respondents would have been Fox or talk radio, and that's not a news source.
BO is a great American who brought one of our service men home. Shame on any American who supports leaving a soldier behind.

SCfan
clearfield, UT

FT

In your dreams and hopes Fox News is not a news source. They provide a more balanced and COMPLETE look at the news than any other outlet I'm aware of. Care to mention who you believe to be a legitimate news source. Just about anyone you mention I could likely give you examples of where they didn't cover stuff that was seen a bad for Obama. The fourth estate has sold their sole for Obama. Shame on them for being cheerleaders instead of Woodward and Bernsteins. Our country needs all reporters to be skeptical of political leaders and power, not just the ones they vote against. And we know factually that some 80% of journalists are Democrat. If it wasn't for Fox News, we likely would never have known about many of these Obama scandles. You just don't like the message of the messingers. Well, welcome to what it was like during the days when many were trying to defend Richard Nixon. They tried to shoot the messenger. It didn't alter the truth though.

worf
Mcallen, TX

intervention,

like I said.

Do some homework! The information is clear.

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