Soldier Who Served With Freed ‘POW’ Speaks Out: ‘I think we can reasonably agree if you get on the wrong side of the current admin, they can and will strike you down’

Posted by on Jun 01, 2014 at 7:51 am

This Bowe Bergdahl story stinks to high heavens and now we know why.

Amid jubilation Saturday over the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from captivity by the Taliban, senior Republicans on Capitol Hill said they were troubled by the means by which it was accomplished, which was a deal to release five Afghan detainees from the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Top Republicans on the Senate and House armed services committees went so far as to accuse President Obama of having broken the law, which requires the administration to notify Congress before any transfers from Guantanamo are carried out.

“Trading five senior Taliban leaders from detention in Guantanamo Bay for Bergdahl’s release may have consequences for the rest of our forces and all Americans. Our terrorist adversaries now have a strong incentive to capture Americans. That incentive will put our forces in Afghanistan and around the world at even greater risk,” House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard P. McKeon (R-Calif.) and the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, James M. Inhofe (Okla.), said in a joint statement.

Lawmakers were not notified of the Guantanamo detainees’ transfer until after it occurred.

The law requires the defense secretary to notify relevant congressional committees at least 30 days before making any transfers of prisoners, to explain the reason and to provide assurances that those released would not be in a position to reengage in activities that could threaten the United States or its interests.

Before the current law was enacted at the end of last year, the conditions were even more stringent. However, the administration and some Democrats had pressed for them to be loosened, in part to give them more flexibility to negotiate for Bergdahl’s release.

A senior administration official, agreeing to speak on the condition of anonymity to explain the timing of the congressional notification, acknowledged that the law was not followed. When he signed the law last year, Obama issued a signing statement contending that the notification requirement was an unconstitutional infringement on his powers as commander in chief and that he therefore could override it.

We knew Obama would pretty much do anything to get his scandals off the news, but this is ridicululous. Speaking of ridiculous, why did Bergdahl’s father delete this tweet?


So was Bergdahl a deserter?

Emails an American soldier reportedly sent to his parents before he was captured by the Taliban three years ago suggest he was disillusioned and considering deserting.

Bowe Bergdahl told his parents he was “ashamed to even be American” and was disgusted with the U.S. mission in Afghanistan and with the Army, according to emails quoted in Rolling Stone magazine.

Bergdahl, a 26-year-old Army sergeant from Hailey, Idaho, was taken prisoner on June 30, 2009, in Afghanistan.

The military has never detailed circumstances of his disappearance or capture, and he is not classified as a deserter. He was initially listed as “duty status unknown” and is now considered “missing-captured.” He is the only U.S. prisoner of war from the Afghanistan conflict, and U.S. officials say they are actively trying to free him.

The White House declined comment on the emails or Bergdahl’s possible motivation for leaving his base in eastern Afghanistan in 2009.

Bergdahl is the subject of a proposed prisoner swap in which he would be traded for five Taliban adherents imprisoned by the United States at the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Taliban have walked away from the deal and larger negotiations with the United States, but the Obama administration is still pushing a negotiated settlement between the Taliban and the U.S.-backed government in Afghanistan.

One soldier who apparently served with Bergdahl recounted events on Twitter Saturday night. It’s riveting stuff. Take to time to read through that timeline. A few snippets:

“Prisoners” who planned to be there, it seems:

Sure seems as if Bergdahl, ashamed to be an American, had this planned out:

But we all know what happens to those who speak out against the Obama regime:

We wonder if the media will show any interest in his story, or will the media instead tell us how wonderful it is what Obama has done? Meanwhile, who cares if Bergdahl is a deserter? Obama’s got scandals to drown out:

“Frankly, we don’t give a s–t why he left,” one White House official said at the time. “He’s an American soldier. We want to bring him home.”

One thing we surely know they don’t give a shit about: American lives.

4 Responses to “Soldier Who Served With Freed ‘POW’ Speaks Out: ‘I think we can reasonably agree if you get on the wrong side of the current admin, they can and will strike you down’”

  1. Miller on 1/01/14 at 1:36 pm

    WTF did Bergdahl expect the Army to be when he *enlisted*. If he is in fact a deserter, he should be punished to the full extent. And as cloches and trite as it is, if America is so bad, him and all his family are welcome to GTFO.

  2. chaz on 1/01/14 at 5:29 pm

    If half of this is true then Bergdahl needs to be hung on a short rope from a tall tree.

  3. trapeze on 1/01/14 at 6:09 pm

    They had better put him in the Witness Protection Program because there will be a LOT of people looking to assist him in finding paradise and his allotted number of virgins.