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originally posted by: Kangaruex4Ewe
No. Obama did not put him there. Neither did Bush. As far as I can recall we haven't had a draft in many, many, years. So Bergdahl put Bergdahl there if we really want to be technical.
My opinion on bringing him home differs a bit as well. He deserted. His fellow soldiers say he deserted. I think I would trust those that were there before any second hand information floating around out there. Since he chose to desert, then we should have left him deserted.
It's your rant though and you can find the behavior of everyone but Bergdahl disgusting and shameful if you want to. That's how it works. Personally, I find the fact that we brought him back home disgusting and shameful.
It takes all kinds to make the world go round.
Is it not their UTMOST RESPONSIBILITY to bring him home???
originally posted by: FingerMan
So, this is where we are?
Some of his squad mates think he may have or may not have?
He served his country. Take that volunteer argument and flush it. Those utterings are an attempt to bypass the fact that he is ordered to these locations and situations.
Those of you so ready to judge before a trial, or before he even set a foot on American soil, have you served?
Quit being Fox News groupies. Think logically and have some sympathy. What would Jesus do? And do that.
I am certainly not an Obama supporter. He did the right thing. If he can do this more, he should.
Ironic how you all know that the MSM would spin the other direction if they found out Obama refused the trade.
I understand politics. This is politics. However, I find it disgusting there are so many blind followers of the BS agenda put forth by the MSM. Aka Fox News today.
originally posted by: FingerMan
a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe
So that is your evidence???
A reporter got someone who might know him say they think he might have deserted?
Yep. That qualifies.
According to firsthand accounts from soldiers in his platoon, Bergdahl, while on guard duty, shed his weapons and walked off the observation post with nothing more than a compass, a knife, water, a digital camera and a diary.
At least six soldiers were killed in subsequent searches for him, according to soldiers involved in the operations to find him. The Pentagon was not able to provide details on specific operations in which any soldiers killed during that time were involved.
Also, many soldiers in Bergdahl's platoon said attacks seemed to increase against the United States in Paktika province in the days and weeks following 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, who has the name of three soldiers who died while searching for Bergdahl tatooed on his back.
Many of Bergdahl's fellow troops -- from the seven or so who knew him best in his squad to the larger group that made up the 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division -- told CNN that they signed nondisclosure agreements agreeing to never share any information about Bergdahl's disappearance and the efforts to recapture him. Some were willing to dismiss that document in hopes that the truth would come out about a soldier who they now fear is being hailed as a hero, while the men who lost their lives looking for him are ignored.
"I don't think I could have continued to go on without being able to share with you and the people the true things that happened in this situation," Korder said Monday. "Because if you guys aren't made aware of it, it will just go on, and he'll be a hero, and nobody will be able to know the truth."