If you think Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is a hero, stop reading now. If you can’t handle the truth of what this man is, stop reading now. More importantly, if you think President Obama has the best interest of this country in mind by negotiating with terrorists in this case, please, stop reading now.
There is no way for President Obama and his administration to sell their story of rescuing an American hero to even the most naive and ignorant among us, numerous though they may be. No, no…no. Bluntly, almost no one can be so stupid as to accept it. But you have the usual howling group of mendacious politicos giving it lip service even though they know the truth.
How do we know the truth? Don’t ask the politicians. Don’t ask the media. Don’t even ask the generals (they have their gag orders, you can be sure). Ask the men who served with Bergdahl what they know. Ask them independently, ask them collectively and compare their stories. You will see remarkable consistency and thought on Bergdahl, and none of it is related to the Obama spin machine.
“The fact of the matter is, he deserted us in the middle of Afghanistan to go and find the Taliban. People calling him a hero, people calling him this great soldier, it’s a spit in the face to the soldiers who were there… and more importantly it’s a spit in the face to the soldiers who died as a direct result of him leaving.” said former team leader former Army Sgt. Evan Buetow to CNN.
Former Sgt. Matt Vierkant, a member of Bergdahl’s platoon at the time he deserted on June 30, 2009 als told CNN “Bowe Bergdahl deserted during a time of war, and his fellow Americans lost their lives searching for him”.
Also, many soldiers in Bergdahl’s platoon said Taliban attacks increased in Paktika province in the weeks after his disappearance.
“Any of us would have died for him while he was with us, and then for him to just leave us like that, it was a very big betrayal,” said former U.S. Army Sgt. Josh Korder
Keep in mind that, according to CNN, the 7 men who served most closely with Bergdahl as well as those in the 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, were ordered to sign non-disclosure statements regarding Berfdahl’s desertion and the deadly efforts to rescue him, efforts that killed 6 Americans and wounded others.
Bergdahl tweeted anti-American comments before he deserted his post. Bergdahl shipped home personal items such as his guitar before he left his post. Bergdahl laid down his rifle before he left his post. This was a conscious, planned desertion, not an impulsive act of frustration.
And lest you think we are part of a right wing or Republican effort making these statements for political gain against the president, talk to Senator Diane Feinstein, Democrat, “I strongly believe that we should have been consulted, that the law should have been followed. And I very much regret that that was not the case…”.
But the most disturbing story is not Bergdahl, it is the president. Bergdahl will be dealt with in time. As for the president? He apparently broke the law. He set a dangerous precedent by negotiating with Terrorists and it will cost us lives in the future. He released a handful of senior Al Qaeda members from Guantanmo. Again, that will cost us lives in the future. He dishonored the six men who died trying to rescue Bergdahl, the others wounded and all of those that have sacrificed in the war in Afghanistan. And he did this for what? A photo op? Who is the real traitor here?