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the presumptious Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

“… In interviews, members of his unit portrayed him as a naive, ‘delusional’ person who thought he could help the Afghan people by leaving his army post, the official said …”

What an idiot! People with much greater information and wisdom have told us repeatedly that we help them by blowing up their homes, families, wedding parties, water supplies, waste treatment facilities, hospitals, turning their thousand-year-old cities to rubble, population into bloody carcases and installing friendly-to-USofA-government psychopaths in their capitals.

So this dang fool wanders off in the middle of the night thinking he is WHAT? Smarter than The President Of The United States Of America????

Don’t, for goodness sakes, imagine what would happen to the Afghan people if all of the soldiers walked off their posts. Imagine how unsettling that would be if their homes actually stopped randomly blowing up.

Gee Honey, it’s awfully quiet in town tonight. It’s hard to sleep without all those drone rockets red glare, bombs bursting air stuff going on.

And then what the heck would we do with all of our tax dollars? Jeeze, the problems just mount up.

On to the news that led to the above thought…
but not without snide comments thrown in

Pentagon concluded in 2010 Bergdahl walked away from unit

WASHINGTON — A Pentagon investigation concluded in 2010 that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching the military decided not to exert extraordinary efforts to rescue him, according to a former senior defense official who was involved in the matter.

Instead, the U.S. government pursued negotiations to get him back over the following five years of his captivity — a track that led to his release over the weekend.
Five years in captivity, now suddenly he HAS TO come out. Is anyone else detecting a funny smell here?

Bergdahl was being checked and treated Monday at a U.S. military hospital in Germany as questions mounted at home over the swap that resulted in his freedom in exchange for the release of five detainees who were sent to Qatar from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo, Cuba.

Even in the first hours of Bergdahl’s handoff to U.S. special forces in eastern Afghanistan, it was clear this would not be an uncomplicated yellow-ribbon celebration. Five terrorist suspects also walked free, stirring a debate over whether the exchange would heighten the risk of other Americans being snatched as bargaining chips and whether the released detainees — several senior Taliban figures among them — would find their way back to the fight.

U.S. officials said Sunday that Bergdahl’s health and safety appeared in jeopardy, prompting rapid action. “Had we waited and lost him,” said national security adviser Susan Rice, “I don’t think anybody would have forgiven the United States government.” She said he had lost considerable weight and faced an “acute” situation. Yet she also said he appeared to be “in good physical condition.”
Destruction of every city in Afghanistan and 1,033,000 people is completely forgiveable, but if Sgt. Bergdahl had died we most certainly wouldn’t have forgiven Obama, now would we?

One official, who spoke on grounds of anonymity because the person wasn’t authorized to discuss the subject by name, said there were concerns about Bergdahl’s mental and emotional as well as physical health.
How sweet. Soldiers who spent years killing Afghanis commit suicide at 10-times the rate of battle deaths, but that is NO PROBLEM. However, this POW is feeling edgy so “WE gotta get him out right away”.

On Monday, a U.S. military hospital in Germany reported Bergdahl in “stable condition and receiving treatment for conditions requiring hospitalization” after arriving from Afghanistan. The Landstuhl Regional Medical Center said Bergdahl’s treatment “includes attention to dietary and nutrition needs after almost five years in captivity” but declined to release further details. It said there “is no pre-determined amount of time involved in the reintegration process” for the 28-year-old soldier.
Life sentence in a Guantanamo psyche ward

Two officials said Monday that the Taliban may have been concerned about his health, as well, since the U.S. had sent the message that it would respond harshly if any harm befell him in captivity.
Oh Gosh NO! Not a harsh response. That musta scared the heck outta them.

Republicans in the U.S. said the deal for Bergdahl’s release could set a troubling precedent. Arizona Sen. John McCain said of the Guantanamo detainees who were exchanged for him: “These are the hardest of the hard core.”
… of the people we have held captive without any legal recourse, crime, accuser or public trial

And in Kabul Monday, the Afghan Foreign Ministry called the swap “against the norms of international law” if it came against the five imprisoned Taliban detainees’ will. The ministry said: “No state can transfer another country’s citizen to a third country and put restriction on their freedom.”
Oh, except that very special state that has over half the world’s nuclear weapons and delivery systems.