It was interesting to see the interview with McCain this morning where he walked
the tight rope of what he did and didn't know. He did say he didn't
know that these 5 would be released, but knew there were activities going on to
obtain his release.I think we are in an area again where there will
never be consensus as this is being driven by politics more so that any real
search for facts.What I do find disturbing is that certain parts of
the media are turning their attention on disparaging the young Sgt. It is sad
that people will stoop so low as to minimize what this soldier went through to
justify politically based criticism of attempts to gain his release, trying to
minimize this young man as not being worth the effort. Did we not
learn anything from our experience in Vietnam?
First, we have learned that we cannot trust a single thing Obama tells us. Or,
that he tells Congress.Second, the suspicious timing of this very,
very, bad hostage exchange is suspicious.Third, even if the timing
is merely coincidental, this clearly is being twisted to help Obama's
chronic "Squirrel!" strategy to distract public attention from the
latest scandals by getting his media accomplices to focus on something else.Anyone heard anything about the budget, the 17 trillion debt, VA mess,
fast and furious, or Benghazi in the last 3 days? It worked!
I agree with Utah Blue Devil regarding the disparaging of the character of this
young man. I actually heard a caller on talk radio last night say he would be
"absolutely humiliated and terribly ashamed" if this were his son. How
can anyone assume we know everything?He is an American citizen.
Even if he broke our laws, we don't leave him to rot in a foreign prison.
We bring him home and subject him to the American legal system.I
feel really sorry for the ugly things his parents are hearing people say.
UtahBlueDevil,"....What I do find disturbing is that certain
parts of the media are turning their attention on disparaging the young
agree with you on that point. It might be a misplaced backlash reaction to
swapping terror suspects to get him back which I disapprove of myself. But there
should be no rush to judgment on Bergdahl by those who don’t like the way
it was done.
@ DN SubscriberBased on whato you wrote, we can easily conclude that
you have learned nothing!!!It is very sad when a young man at 23 is
involved in a conflict in a foreign land, not speaking the language and seeing
for the first time actions that totally contradict what he was taught to believe
as an American.Before rushing into judgment and comdemnation of this
soldiers. Let's rejoice in his freedom and let the laws of our land and/or
the army to follow due diligence and proper procedures as required.
Did Obama get an answer from Congress?
When Sgt. Bergdahl slipped into that Afghan village, it was at best a very
irresponsible thing to do. However, he was only 23 at the time, and so
immaturity could play a large part of his actions. If they do find him guilty
of AWOL. I hope that "time served" as a captive will be taken into
Bergdahl may have agreed to come back simply for the release of the five, than
he may just go back to his Afghan friends.
The President has a pen, who needs Congress. That sounds so constitutional,
People make mistakes especially when they are young and involved in a war. I am
happy to live in a country that will work to free its POWs regardless of the
circumstances. Our nation would do the same for any citizen--even the lowest of
its citizens like the politicians who vote to defund our veterans'
benefits, the ones who engage in obstructionism, and hate our president.
President Obama said that he has a sacred duty to leave no man behind and yet,
he has permitted a Marine to be jailed and chained to a bed for weeks in Mexico
while he allows illegal immigrants to come to the US by the tens of thousands.
This Marine has been left behind. In regards to Bergdahl, men in his unit have
made comments that he was saying things against the US and US military and that
men refused to risk any more lives on a man that deserted. Of course, they have
no credibility. I am concerned that the father of this soldier blessed the White
House in Arabic and that blessing is a claim upon it for Islam. Or did you miss
that in your euphoria? I also find it interesting that this is a special
smokescreen to distract the citizens through a languishing media of all the
other problems that Mr. Obama has. It is the tail of the dog we saw so often
during Viet Nam. When we came home, we were spit on and there was no yellow
ribbons for us who fought the hard battle there and at home.
@WorfDid Obama get an answer from Congress? They would probably
vote on it over 50 times and still not get anything done. It's what this
Very well said Gene Poole!