Monday, June 02, 2014
There's far more to the Bergdahl story than we're being told
So apparently Bowe Bergdahl wasn't captured as much as he essentially deserted his post, went AWOL, and then got picked up by the Taliban somewhere in the desert. He's been with them for 5 years.
Obama then "rescued" this guy by executing an illegal prisoner swap by turning over a handful of well-rested vacationers at Club Gitmo to Qatar, where they'll cool their heels for a year, supposedly under house arrest, while plotting their next attack on the US.
Then Obama hosts this bizarre press conference with Bergdahl's dopey father who recited, in what sounded like perfect dialect, the most quoted phrase in the Koran, “Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim” —which means “In the name of Allah, most Gracious, most Compassionate.” Since this press conference, Bob Bergdahl has been tweeting in support of the release of more Tunisian vacationers at Gitmo.
Why are we celebrating this as if this kid were an actual prisoner of war? He voluntarily left his post in civilian clothes and without a weapon.