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Bowe Bergdahl: What Really Happened?

by | 3rd, June 2014

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PRESIDENT Obama looks weak. Doesn’t he? He’s ordered the release of five Afghan militants from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for American soldier Bowe Bergdahl. Private First Class Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban on June 30 2009. So they say. Some of his former comrades says he deserted. But Bergdahl was the only US prisoner held in Afghanistan.

The US tried to rescue him. Six soldiers died trying.

Bergdahl got promoted. Today he is  Sergeant Bergdahl, 28.

 

Pfc. Bowe R. Bergdahl worked as a barista at Zaney's River Street Coffee House in this central Idaho resort town just south of the Sawtooth Mountains in Hailey, Idaho on Sunday July 19, 2009, before he enlisted in the Army in 2008. Outside, an American flag hangs from the eaves; along with a sign in the window showing support for Bergdahl. (AP Photo/David Seelig)

 

 

Obama has been talking big:

“We don’t leave men and women in uniform behind. Regardless of the circumstances, whatever those circumstances may turn out to be, we still get an American solider back if he’s held in captivity. We don’t condition that.”

Obama says, he waited for the chance to bring the soldier home. When it came, “We seized that opportunity.”

Obama staged a Press conference at the White House.

The National Security Advisor said Bergdahl had “served the United States with honour and distinction”.

 

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He was joined by Sergeant Bergdahl’s parents, Jami and Bob.

You can see Bob. He’s the man with the Pashtun-style beard who learnt Pashto during his son’s years in captivity.

 

Bob Bergdahl, father of captive U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, speaks at the "Bring Bowe Back" celebration held to honor Sgt. Bergdahl in Hailey, Idaho, Saturday, June 22, 2013. Hundreds of activists for missing service members gathered in a small Idaho town Saturday to hear the parents of the only known U.S. prisoner of war speak just days after his Taliban captors announced they want to exchange him for prisoners being held at Guantanamo Bay. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Bob Bergdahl, father of captive U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, speaks at the “Bring Bowe Back” celebration held to honor Sgt. Bergdahl in Hailey, Idaho, Saturday, June 22, 2013. Hundreds of activists for missing service members gathered in a small Idaho town Saturday to hear the parents of the only known U.S. prisoner of war speak just days after his Taliban captors announced they want

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