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    You don't give back 5 top Taliban for someone who walks of their post and deserts, PERIOD! People died because of him and were wounded because of him in their search for him. Traitor.
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    @Curmudgeon It's High crimes and misdemeanors that the most blinded main stream media in our history need to start focusing on, and follow the social media which is calling more and more for impeachment.
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    They wouldn't have even been eligible for release if someone had bothered to give them a trial and actually convict them of something during the ten years they've been sitting in Gitmo.
    Even Nazis got trials.
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    @TrumanSparks They hadn't been ied because their was a lack of evidence they had committed a crime. Prisoner exchanges always take place. Israel has given up 100s of prisoner to get back one Israeli Prisner,
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    Once again, Susan Rice hits the news rooms on a fools errand with stupidity gushing forth: "Bergdahl served the United States with honor and distinction." It's more than apparent that she suffers from hoof in mouth disease! This administration hasn't a bloody clue about the 'services' and the 'catechism' that defines military culture and the scarlet letter associated with Desertion as brought forth in Article 85 of the UCMJ!

    During WWII it would have gotten you in front of a firing squad 'toute de suite' as Eddie Slovik found out after being convicted of Desertion. The only one during that war that met his fate in front of a firing squad -- and rightfully so! Are you listening Susie?
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    I wonder how many more soldiers these five will be responsible for killing in the future. Odumba is by far the biggest joke of a president ever to occupy the office.
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    @Now_What
    Funny but all you liberals said the Afghanistan war was the one that we were supposed to be involved in. Strange how now all of a sudden it was one we should not have been involved in?
    I wish you guys would make up your mind you make people dizzy with your constant switching around to avoid placing any blame on your messiah.
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    @URBS Nah, bush started two horrible wars, I won't argue with that...Iraq is the one that seemingly had absolutely no value to it though. We will never know what was going on in that terrorist's head when he started that one...
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    @Now_What
    Well there is no question what is going on in the terroist muslims head that now occupies the Whitehouse.
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    The more I read about this guy, the more I think he was a deserter and possible even be an enemy collaborater. I wonder why his father is sporting a Taliban style unkept beard. This was probably a bad trade.
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    They already explained that.
    It's called PR. He wanted his son's captors to see him as like them so they would treat his son better. Or, at least not execute him.
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    it appears that that principle of not leaving a man behind was wasted on this man. but then again that's nothing new for the Obama administration or Hillary Clinton...what is even more shocking is the fact that the Taliban were the one who chose the five detainees to be released ...this story is going to get very smelly and as it does we will probably see the mainstream media stop reporting on it... many former and current soldiers are coming out in speaking the truth about what happened that this man deserted his post...apparently there were emails from him to his father saying that he hated to be an American and he was disgusted at America , and Twitter posts by his father saying he was continually working on the releasing of Taliban people in Gitmo...I believe we have to come to the realization that our government has been infiltrated by Islamic terrorists
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    Because there's no chance that our own government is corrupt without terrorist involvement?

    He signed up to fight for his country, got sent to another nation, and probably received orders or saw injustices that he couldn't force himself to agree with, which is why he now has negative emotions about the USA., and ideas about how some prisoners in Gitmo might not actually belong there. It's not like 100% of US prisoners actually belong in jail, with insufficient evidence, corrupt cops, missing DNA, we've released people from jail after decades of wrongful imprisonment, and that's our own citizens.

    How thorough do you think they were when they were rounding up people to cage in Gitmo?

    You don't just wake up and decide to be a "traitor", there's a reason he stopped killing people for America.
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    I'm still trying to wrap my head around how the Obama Administration could even begin to try to rationalize any of this to anyone who doesn't a) hate America and/or b) love Islam.
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    The decorated serviceman is in jail in Mexico. You would thing we would have some pull with them. But... We could trade 1,319 Mexican prisoners for him.
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    @Curmudgeon -- Interesting juxtaposition. Not sure what to think of it. The problem with your proposal though seems to be that Mexico doesn't want its citizens back.

    I wonder why the Socialist Government of Mexico wants its citizens to leave. Could it be that a government that sees each of its citizens as just another mouth to feed as... well... just another mouth to feed?
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    @Spankasky Mexico doesn't feed them. They have to get jobs, and most of the ones coming here can't find a job. They seem to work here okay, many grab all the welfare they can get but I'll bet they will do like every other ethnicity (Chinese, Vietnamese, Etc.) has done in the past and find a home, zooming by the majority of Blacks that seem to perpetuate victimization through generations.

    PS It was a joke poking my finger in the leadership's eye for giving priority to this soldier in Afcrackastan and telling us how long it took, and ignoring the decorated Soldier held in Mexico. It seems to me that he would be low hanging fruit and easy to pick and I am baffled as to why it hasn't been done. Maybe I should use the word angry instead of baffled.
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    @Curmudgeon -- I know you were joking. I was just expounding on the ludicrousness of it all when the issues are put side by side.

    On the one hand, we're freeing five high-risk terrorists in exchange for someone who is increasingly looking like we shouldn't have traded a used up wad of bubble gum for and on the other hand, America is serving as a pressure release valve for Mexico's dysfunctional Socialist government and they treat our citizens like they do. It makes no sense.
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    he left his post and walked away, we did not leave him behind. he is not a hero and should be Manning s room mate for 5 - 12.
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    I wouldn't say it was wasted, but I don't believe it was enforced. I just think he needs to stand trial for what happened, I just don't think it was worth the price we paid for him in order to get him back. Heard we gave 5 Gitmo detainees the year prior in order to get the talks with the Taliban going. So that would be 10 in total.
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    Bergdahl is not, repeat, IS NOT a hero and DID NOT serve his country honorably. He should be brought before court martial proceedings and then spend a considerable amount of time behind bars at Leavenworth. He is a disgrace to the uniform. An honorable soldier would NEVER leave his post until properly relieved, and even then he/she would stay on base (i.e. not wander out with no gear as Bergdahl has done).

    As for the "trade" itself, this is more stupidity from this stupid president (that's right I said it). 0bama wanted another "feel good" story and figured this may be one. The fact this misguided administration is still defending Sgt. Bergdahl as a honorable soldier (even after all the interviews from Bergdahl's fellow soldiers had surfaced) is proof-positive of said bone-headedness.
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    Lucky for Bergdahl he wasn't on assignment at Benghazi. Can this administration get anymore
    ridiculous? Unfortunately they will. I can't figure out why this prez has so much support from
    his party. They sit around and figure out how a republican can get blamed for this or that. Do these guys know what is happening to this country. Do they care?
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    First the title is wrong, (''.......who may have deserted '' ), He did indeed in fact desert his unit. That has already been investigated thoroughly. Bergdahl is a deserter, his desertion led to the death of others who tirelessly searched for him even though he deserted his post . He was not captured on the battlefield as once again Susan Rice got the wrong talking points. He put his weapon down and walked away and turned himself over to the enemy. After his father somewhat encouraged him to do just that. Also the senior Bergdahl is anti American, at least in his statements and writings. If Bergdahl was conflicted he should have went to his commanding officer, but he put his weapon down and walked away, as a result American soldiers died directly because of his actions.
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    THey do seem a bit biased in their hate of the current President. The also tihnk that 4 killed in Libya ar more impotant then the 200+ killed in Lebanon when RR was POTUS.
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    I am holding my breath. This could be the one thing that would restore my hope in that we are not completely lost. Either way, I'm sure that nothing will come of it until Obama's term has ended.
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    It's amazing how you can tell on what side someone stands on this issue based on the wording they used.

    "Obama traded five high risk terrorists for a soldier who may have deserted."

    "Obama brings home last prisoner of war in Afghanistan in prisoner swap deal."
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    The rule of law is not "situational." If this guy deserted, and if that is proven in a properly run court-martial, then he should be punished. Unlike the turd that was killed by the hellfire missile in Yemen, Bergdahl was not engaging in terrorist activities against us, so he does not deserve to be on anyone's "kill list." He will be brought home for justice.
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    There is no "may have deserted' to it, he intentionally left post and walked away with two Afghan advisors along with two knives, a compass, a days supply of water and his notebook.
    It's called desertion. And what the Village Idiot Obama did is called treason.
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    The media needs to leave the may the "Obama Traded 5 'High Risk' Terrorists For a Soldier Who May Have Deserted". Not only did he desert he MAY have given lintel. Treason MAY be his actual charge.
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    I Wonder? If Bergdahl did walk away from his post, collaborate with the enemy and more? Looks like our self appointed king is looking for someone to fill one of the positions recently vacated in the administration.
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    @Frosty45 I know that. I meant try, and hopefully, convict him of treason, and then "Make ready...take aim...Fire!" and call it a day.
  • #142
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    I have yet to hear anything that sounds like treason. HE didn't leave from guard duty & it's been reported he left his weapon & night vision goggles on base. One of his Fellow soldiers says he might have been trying to get a dialogue with the Taliban which sounds more like stupid Naive kid then traitor. I'd bet if anything is charged it will be AWOL.
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    @Frosty45 There are men who have come forward, soldiers who served in a sister FOB (Forward Operating Base) or the same Area of Operations (AO), who are all saying the same story; that he abandoned his post. And after he did, within weeks of his AWOL, their routes start coming under heavy ambush and IEDs, and one of the FOBs is almost overrun.

    This soldier was asked by Glenn Beck to share his story on the air, and he drove down to his studio the same day. For the story, here's the link:

    http://www.glennbeck.com/2014/06/02/fellow-so...
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    Going to Glenn Beck makes me suspicious of anyone's veracity. Everyone from his outfit I have seen on TV says he left after finishing his tour on guard duty. That's not leaving your post. Saw a General last nite say there might be a provable case of AWOL based on the stories floating but even desertion might be hard to prove.
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