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Bowe Bergdahl was a waste of time

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  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    Bowe Bergdahl looks like an incompetent fool. The Army is currently discussing whether he will be charged with desertion. A quick google search showed several web sites that state that he will be charged with desertion. 5 Gitmo detainees were released to get this fool. It was reported this week that one of the 5 has returned to their previous affiliations.
    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2015/01/27/bowe_bergdahl_desertion_charges_idaho_pow_freed_in_2014_is_accused.html
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    I think the govt. should give all Americans in the middle east the following warning: Get your ass back to the USA immediately because if you are taken hostage, we won't even waste time discussing the issue. We shouldn't be playing these games with ISIL, Taliban, Al Qaida, or whomever is likely to expect us to waste time negotiating with terrorists. Final warning, you went into a dangerous situation, get your ass out while you still can.
  • Liberal
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    Llos Angeles, CA
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    Mr. Tony,
    I disagree with you (in part)
    These 5 guys they let go ain't shit. There's 500 to replace them so I don't see any of them making a difference. A simple drone would do the trick. This kid was clearly not all there. His fellow soldiers said he'd wandered off before without his gun...completely convinced he could change their minds.
    You trade for his family. The opportunity was there...why not. This guy needs mental therapy, If it were my kid i want the government to do whatever to bring him home. It's easy for us to make that call because we have no personal stake in this.

    i do agree with you that we should demand all non military persons to come home...and assist them if necessary. If they don't want to take that advice then they're on their own.
  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    L.A. while I agree it's our tradition to bring our soldiers home....... This guy was a deserter..... I would just as soon leave him where ever he ran away to. And yet we exchanged 5 Gitmo detainee's to get him. WHY........ so we could charge him with being a deserter ? He never fought for his country. He was dead weight because we had lowered the bar so low that somehow he got in........... I somehow don't see Bowe Bergdahl flying a flag on veterans day or marching in a parade.
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    Yes we should tell all Americans in the middle east, this is your last chance to come home safely. Miss this bus and you're on your own. Even if you do have 6 more cases of bibles to hand out.
  • Liberal
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    Durham, NH
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    A huge part of this problem is even recruiting people like him. We fool these young, impressionable kids into thinking they are "heros" and "patriots" when in reality they are nothing but cannon foder for the great American military complex. If anything, this guy was possibly smarter than most and realized what a huge mistake he had made and how he had been conned and took the only path he knew, drugs and run.

    We are all responsible for his actions by supporting U.S. Aggression and miliitary aggression on those that won't bow down to our demands.

    Don't forget, one country's traitor is another's patriot. For example, when you cross the U.S. Border from Maine into Quebec, Canada many of the businesses along the highway celebrate Benedict Arnold as the British hero he is rather than the America traitor U.S. History books portray him.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    pgr Wrote: A huge part of this problem is even recruiting people like him. We fool these young, impressionable kids into thinking they are "heros" and "patriots" when in reality they are nothing but cannon foder for the great American military complex. If anything, this guy was possibly smarter than most and realized what a huge mistake he had made and how he had been conned and took the only path he knew, drugs and run.

    We are all responsible for his actions by supporting U.S. Aggression and miliitary aggression on those that won't bow down to our demands.

    Don't forget, one country's traitor is another's patriot. For example, when you cross the U.S. Border from Maine into Quebec, Canada many of the businesses along the highway celebrate Benedict Arnold as the British hero he is rather than the America traitor U.S. History books portray him.
    PGR, absolutely correct; even on TV they lure these dumb kids into joining via fantastic slogans and pictures; also I get a bit sick of the "home coming" inserts on TV dressed up as Dart Vader ; surprise, your daddy did come home with one leg or none. Militarism will always be the downfall of any country; read history.