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Posted on 05/31/2014 9:51:48 AM PDT by ColdOne
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed and is back in U.S. custody after nearly five years of captivity, U.S. officials said Saturday.
The officials said the Taliban agreed to turn over Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The transfers happened after a week of intense negotiations mediated by
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But they can’t free a Marine in Mexico.
He’s the guy that rather mysteriously “wandered off”, correct?
We trade FIVE terrorists in Gitmo for one US soldier...after five years. What a group we have in charge.
Sounds like a plan to me. Now, lets exchange some Mexicans in our prisons for the one Marine in Mexico. How about 500,000 for starters.
The case of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held by the Taliban since 2009, has arisen again as the U.S. and other countries engage in diplomatic efforts to free him.
But if he is released, will America’s only prisoner of the Afghan war be viewed as a hero or a deserter?
While tattered yellow ribbons still adorn utility poles in his native Hailey, Idaho, others are expressing conflicting thoughts about Bergdahl’s plight as the war winds down, with President Barack Obama threatening to withdraw all U.S. troops by year’s end unless the Afghan government signs a crucial security agreement.
They are convinced that on June 30, 2009, just a few months after he arrived in Afghanistan, Bergdahl willingly walked away from his unit, which was deployed in Paktika province in eastern Afghanistan, adjacent to the border with Pakistan. While they do want Bergdahl home, they think he should have to answer allegations that he deserted his unit.
I see your 500,000 and raise you 20 million invaders that crossed our borders illegally....
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Reminds me of Damian Lewis’s character, Nick Brody, in Homeland.
You don’t suppose this soldier was “turned,” do you?
A week of intense mediation. Well, at least the VA scandal produced some results. No doubt this was done as a political act to help change Obama’s “anti-veteran” image. So when will be the WH photo op?
Two words...VA scandal
Sergeant Bergdahls recovery is a reminder of Americas unwavering commitment to leave no man or woman in uniform behind on the battlefield, President Obama said in a statement.
It looks like the Taliban have a plan. Now they need another US hostage to get some more of their brethern released from Gitmo.
my first thought.
The photo op will be when another scandal occurs.
Actually I’m surprised they got one. Usually it’s zero.
We can expect a slew of kidnappings shortly.
As far as America's enemies are concerned, Obama is the gift that keeps on giving.
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I thought we didn’t negotiate with terrorists?