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  • OT - Bowe Bergdahl

    Thoughts?

    I have no military background, and this thing fascinates me.

    It sounds like he deserted.

    It sounds like several soldiers died, trying to find him.

    It doesn't seem like partisan mud-flinging to say that a five-for-one trade was, at the very least, a questionable decision, based on our public policies on such matters, in the past - and that would be true, even if he was "abducted" under less-questionable circumstances.

    So, thoughts?

  • #2
    Good for him getting freed! Now, when's the court martial?

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    • #3
      I reallly don't know much about this, but my buddies in the service tell me he deserted and that men died trying to find him. If true, he needs to face some consequences.

      I'm not sure I like trading suspected terrorists for POW's but I would probably sing a different tune if this was some relative of mine.

      Israel has been doing stuff like this for years right?

      Its gotta be nice for our servicemen to know we're willing to do this to get them back if they get captured.

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      • #4
        hopefully the Fab 5 have tracking devices....

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        • #5
          As a mother I'm thrilled he was released. Without the traitor business, I don't care about the 5 who were released. With the traitor business I have serious questions about what's going on and how the powers that be didn't know this info. If they did, shame on you.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by gunns View Post
            As a mother I'm thrilled he was released. Without the traitor business, I don't care about the 5 who were released. With the traitor business I have serious questions about what's going on and how the powers that be didn't know this info. If they did, shame on you.
            Do you know the number of people those 5 killed? Those families might have a problem with it. What if one of them is responsible for a future attack killing Americans?

            Personally I just feel this is nothing more than a political stunt by Obama and the media to bury the VA disaster. Oh look Obama cares about our soldiers and vets!

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            • #7
              ‘God Will Repay’: Did Sgt. Bergdahl’s Dad Delete Disturbing Tweet About Fight to Free Gitmo Prisoners

              http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014...ee-terrorists/

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              • #8
                Originally posted by gunns View Post
                As a mother I'm thrilled he was released. Without the traitor business, I don't care about the 5 who were released.

                I'm not a mother (except in the "Shaft" sense of the word) but you have to consider the danger posed to your children by the 5 guys we released.


                Reductio ad absurdum: Would you release Charles Manson to get Benedict Arnold?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mennonite View Post
                  I'm not a mother (except in the "Shaft" sense of the word) but you have to consider the danger posed to your children by the 5 guys we released.


                  Reductio ad absurdum: Would you release Charles Manson to get Benedict Arnold?
                  I would like to know more about these 5 guys we traded. Is there any info on them floating around out there?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Chrissy Rules View Post
                    shes saying the same thing you are without saying...and you too are right...
                    Except I didnt say I didnt care about the 5 released whether he's a traitor or not.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ShiftyEyedWaterboy View Post
                      I would like to know more about these 5 guys we traded. Is there any info on them floating around out there?

                      'Taliban Dream Team': Who are the 5 prisoners traded for Bergdahl's freedom?
                      http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014...oner-exchange/

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Drunken.Broncoholic2 View Post
                        'Taliban Dream Team': Who are the 5 prisoners traded for Bergdahl's freedom?
                        http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014...oner-exchange/
                        Thanks for posting.

                        JFC! I agree this is most likely a PR stunt, but there's a big chance this blows up in Obama's face.

                        WTF is the WH thinking releasing these clowns for a deserter?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ShiftyEyedWaterboy View Post
                          Thanks for posting.

                          JFC! I agree this is most likely a PR stunt, but there's a big chance this blows up in Obama's face.

                          WTF is the WH thinking releasing these clowns for a deserter?
                          Timing is odd for me. They claim health issues. But our Vet in that Mexican jail isn't getting any love or attention from the WH. It's been since march for that kid.

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                          • #14
                            Five of the most dangerous men on the planet will soon be free

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Drunken.Broncoholic2 View Post
                              Timing is odd for me. They claim health issues. But our Vet in that Mexican jail isn't getting any love or attention from the WH. It's been since march for that kid.
                              What exactly are these "health issues"?

                              Strange move if they're trying to help their public image. They had to know this would be controversial as hell.

                              Don't get me wrong, deserter or not, the guy is an American and I'm glad he's not in the hands of these ****ers anymore.

                              I would feel a lot better if these were low-level Taliban/AQ guys we were giving up for him though.

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