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PostSubject: Bowe Bergdahl   Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:25 am

You been following the story of this POW? Many twists-and-turns in the story. Is he a deserter? A defector? A naive kid who wanted to "walk to India"? Did six (eight?) soldiers die looking for him, or were they just "normal" casualties after his disappearance?

There's enough spin in this story to fuel everybody's narrative.
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PostSubject: Re: Bowe Bergdahl   Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:04 pm

There's enough spin in this story to ignore it for the next six months. Maybe by then some actual facts will come to light.
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PostSubject: Re: Bowe Bergdahl   Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:08 pm

I *hope* his letters home complaining what a stupid war he was fighting in Afghanistan aren't used to attempt to gag soldiers from speaking out against the mission.

Well I guess it already has -- his unit was required to sign non-disclosure agreements (which they've now violated).
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PostSubject: Re: Bowe Bergdahl   Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:23 pm

I know this- you don't fucking leave a man behind just like you don't walk off your post. So I completely applaud the exchange that got him home but now that he's safe, I'd like a word with him. (Annoyed mom side-eye)
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PostSubject: Re: Bowe Bergdahl   Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:24 pm

I do have questions though, I wonder was he even supposed to be there, he doesn't seem mentally stable looking at him. I wonder how many tours he'd done and had he had any issues while there.
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PostSubject: Re: Bowe Bergdahl   Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:50 pm

Jenni wrote:
I do have questions though, I wonder was he even supposed to be there, he doesn't seem mentally stable looking at him. I wonder how many tours he'd done and had he had any issues while there.
How crazy do you need to be to volunteer for duty in Afghanistan?
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PostSubject: Re: Bowe Bergdahl   Sat Jun 07, 2014 3:15 pm

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How crazy do you need to be to volunteer for duty in Afghanistan?
Are you sure he volunteered for Afghanistan? I spent 31 months in Viet Nam and I'd never even heard of the fucking place when I joined up.

Catch 22 anyone?
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PostSubject: Re: Bowe Bergdahl   Sat Jun 07, 2014 3:27 pm

"I *AM* the bombadier."
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PostSubject: Re: Bowe Bergdahl   Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:05 pm

Bergdahl was set free with a dishonorable discharge. No jail time.

Trump still wants him to be shot.

I think five years of torture as a POW is probably enough.
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PostSubject: Re: Bowe Bergdahl   Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:13 pm

Has he been held in custody since he returned?
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PostSubject: Re: Bowe Bergdahl   Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:17 pm

I believe so, yes.

Well, maybe not: "On July 13, 2014, it was reported that Bergdahl would return to duty at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. This was confirmed by Army officials on July 14, with a spokeswoman saying that "He will now return to regular duty within the command where he can contribute to the mission."[91] In 2015 he was serving as a clerk; however, the "military taboo surrounding desertion is such that he had to have a security detail to guard him from possible attacks from his fellow soldiers."
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PostSubject: Re: Bowe Bergdahl   Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:46 pm

I don't think a draft dodger has any standing to comment. Not that standing, knowledge or honesty have ever featured as requirements for Trump.
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PostSubject: Re: Bowe Bergdahl   Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:57 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Bowe Bergdahl   Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:07 pm

According to the judge in the case, Bergdahl was let off without jail time specifically because of Trump's prejudicial comments that he should be shot, hung or dropped from an airplane without a parachute.

Way to weight in, Donny.... you hockey puck.
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PostSubject: Re: Bowe Bergdahl   Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:00 pm

I'm sort of fine with blaming Bergdahl and the higher ups. He washed out of Coast Guard training with an emotional breakdown and then went and got a waiver to go join the Army. He shouldn't have been there to start with.
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