Details Emerge About Taliban Prisoner Bowe Bergdahl That Are Truly Disturbing

When Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was reunited with his family after five years in Taliban captivity last weekend, the nation joined in the celebration. Almost immediately, however, concerns regarding the circumstances of his release began to spread.

The Obama administration agreed to release five suspected terrorists from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for the American, a move Republicans say could embolden Islamic militants.

“What does this tell the terrorists?” Sen. Ted Cruz asked. “That if you capture a U.S. soldier, you can trade that soldier for tive terrorists.”

GOP leaders also complained that Obama did not provide Congress with a required 30-day notice before approving such a transfer.

As Sen. John McCain – himself a former prisoner of war – suggested, the five released prisoners were “the hardest of the hard core” terrorists, suggesting they could have been “responsible for the deaths of thousands.”

After the initial issues emerged, even darker allegations against Bergdahl himself began to surface. Just days before he was reported missing, he sent an email to his father, Bob, indicating he felt he was fighting for the wrong side.

“I am sorry for everything here,” he wrote. “These people need help, yet what they get is the most conceited country in the world telling them that they are nothing and that they are stupid.”

His commander was a “conceited old fool,” Bergdahl continued, noting his disgust at being associated with the U.S. military – and even the nation in general.

“I am ashamed to be an American,” he wrote. “And the title of US soldier is just the lie of fools. I am sorry for everything. The horror that is America is disgusting.”

Reports indicate he subsequently deserted his fellow soldiers, leading to the deaths of multiple individuals involved in a rescue and recovery mission. Once in Taliban custody, the terrorist organization used him in propaganda videos in which he criticized the American government.

Capping off the saga surrounding his release, reports this week indicate Bergdahl – a man who made it clear he wants nothing to do with the U.S. Army – is now on the fast track to a military promotion.

While individuals across the nation justifiably celebrate the reunion of this family, many contend it is foolish to ignore the other aspects of this soldier’s story.

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom

2 comments to Details Emerge About Taliban Prisoner Bowe Bergdahl That Are Truly Disturbing

  • NORM

    Why else would he be brought home .. He and Obongo are birds of a feather, and his father is obviously a Muleslim , accent on the mule..

  • willowa

    Never mind the specifics for a moment. It seems that the strategy is; create a new crisis often enough that Congress (as ineffectual/corrupt/blind as they are) cannot investigate, charge, impeach, or whatever else is necessary, fast enough to keep up. What has ever been actually done about: Fast and Furious, Benghazi (yes, we have a committee, and?), NSA, IRS, intimidation at the polls, NDAA, et al? And now, the “prisoner” exchange! (I know the list is MUCH longer) For all practical purposes, NOTHING has been done about any of them! Every time we turn around, a new crisis, yet too many in Congress sit around and twiddle their collective thumbs, that is where we must start, if ANYTHING is ever to get done! And we are running out of time!