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Bowe Bergdahl, U.S. soldier held by Taliban, was "ashamed to be American," emails show (Flashback)
CBS News ^ | AP/June 8, 2012, 2:51 AM

Posted on 06/01/2014 8:51:00 AM PDT by Perdogg

Emails an American soldier reportedly sent to his parents before he was captured by the Taliban three years ago suggest he was disillusioned and considering deserting.

Bowe Bergdahl told his parents he was "ashamed to even be American" and was disgusted with the U.S. mission in Afghanistan and with the Army, according to emails quoted in Rolling Stone magazine.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; aidandcomfort; awol; bergdahl; bergdahlemails; bobbergdahl; bowebergdahl; deserter; gitmo; obamalegacy; obamascandals; obamaswar; proterrorist; rollingstone; taliban5; traitor; waronterror; wot

1 posted on 06/01/2014 8:51:00 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

was this for Bergdahl or was it to get Obama and his family off the hit list for the killing Osama bin Laden


2 posted on 06/01/2014 8:52:28 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Perdogg

Why is CBS reporting this? It makes Obama look bad.


3 posted on 06/01/2014 8:57:55 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: molson209

This is just more Kabuki theater designed to give Obama an excuse to release five muslim terrorists.


4 posted on 06/01/2014 8:58:02 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Black skin has morphed into Teflon.)
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To: Iron Munro

BINGO!


5 posted on 06/01/2014 8:59:02 AM PDT by newfreep
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To: Perdogg

Definately one of obammy’s people.


6 posted on 06/01/2014 9:00:24 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Perdogg

I noticed he didn’t shave his beard. Did he convert to Islam? Is anybody asking?


7 posted on 06/01/2014 9:04:43 AM PDT by Hugin
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To: Perdogg
This is starting to look like a 6 for 0 trade. The only ‘advantages’ I see are:

1. Obama’s PR numbers will improve marginally and temporarily.

2. The Taliban will know that we are, in fact and for at least another couple of years, their friend. This in turn will lead to a short pause in their aggressive efforts to destroy our way of life.

8 posted on 06/01/2014 9:05:04 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Perdogg

He can be best friends with the Dixie Chick, Natalie, whatsherface


9 posted on 06/01/2014 9:08:27 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Perdogg
CBS was willing to hang him out to dry in 2012 but now that he's free and we have 5 murderers running loose they praise Obama.
10 posted on 06/01/2014 9:09:02 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: Hugin

There’s a reason why they did not kill him in a gruesome way. I don’t like to speculate about a pow’s motives, but how he got captured raises all sorts of questions.


11 posted on 06/01/2014 9:09:33 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededication to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: Iron Munro

Kabuki/Fellini on a real bad acid trip.

I am sick and tired of this show!


12 posted on 06/01/2014 9:11:18 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Its my freedom. YES. I will be keeping it.)
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To: Perdogg

There is something very bad going on here, in my opinion. I see this as a release of high Ranking Islamist for something else besides this deserter ? Are we being black mailed ? There is something besides this guy that we wanted. I think it is weapons that we gave them to use on Qaddafi but just a guess. This is the strangest thing in a sea of scandal after scandal. This guy joined the enemy and his Father was Tweeting crap aiding the enemy? Who’s side is this horrible president on.


13 posted on 06/01/2014 9:15:13 AM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: 3Fingas

Which is why I suggest the Hugin Doctrine—only go to war if you intend to destroy the enemy regime and kill their leaders.


14 posted on 06/01/2014 9:15:44 AM PDT by Hugin
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To: 3Fingas

Oops, I responded to the wrong thread. Never mind.


15 posted on 06/01/2014 9:16:46 AM PDT by Hugin
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To: Perdogg

Seems there’s a possibility this guy walked off from his post AWOL.


16 posted on 06/01/2014 9:23:57 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Perdogg


17 posted on 06/01/2014 9:24:51 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Perdogg
I'm not sure Bergdahl can legitimately be classified as a POW. There certainly wasn't a military action taking place when he disappeared. He claims he was captured July 14, but his unit identified him as being missing July 1. ???
18 posted on 06/01/2014 9:25:54 AM PDT by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
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To: Perdogg

No wonder Obama wanted him released.


19 posted on 06/01/2014 9:29:02 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Cowboy Bob

Belive it or not Jake Tapper is actually apparently trying to contact that soldier who is telling the truth about what happened when Bergdahl waltzed off base in Afghanistan. If its true this whole thing is just insane.


20 posted on 06/01/2014 9:29:18 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Perdogg
Who promoted a deserter from PFC to SGT ????

This has been planned for years.


21 posted on 06/01/2014 9:29:52 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: yldstrk

Natalie Maine.

The biggest country music singer in the USA.

(Please remove ‘ry music singer’.)


22 posted on 06/01/2014 9:30:13 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Perdogg
FYI - I just posted the Rolling Stone article from 2012.

Interesting read.

America's Last Prisoner of War

23 posted on 06/01/2014 9:30:29 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: InterceptPoint

Exactly!

6 islamic terrorists were released.


24 posted on 06/01/2014 9:31:03 AM PDT by newfreep
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To: immadashell

Sounds like a setup......Soldier willingly goes to the Taliban, they pretend he’s a POW in order to arrange a trade.


25 posted on 06/01/2014 9:31:04 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Perdogg

This is fishy. Somewhat reminiscent of the Nicholas Berg story. I hope this Admin gets to the bottom of why Bergdahl was missing. But I doubt they will tell the truth. If Bergdahl is indeed a traitor, he needs to be punished. And the 5 who were released need to be taken care of.


26 posted on 06/01/2014 9:33:28 AM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: molson209
was this for Bergdahl or was it to get Obama and his family off the hit list for the killing Osama bin Laden

That deal was even when they gave up Seal Team 6 and ran lawyers, guns and money to Al Qeada in Syria. This is a new deal. Perhaps Emperor Zero wants these 5 Taliban commanders running his covert ops in Syria.

27 posted on 06/01/2014 9:34:12 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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28 posted on 06/01/2014 9:36:26 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: justa-hairyape

I also always thought SEAL team 6 getting blown up was to appease the terrorists for killing Bin Laden - which I’m sure zero didn’t really want to do - he just wanted to be able to claim the credit.


29 posted on 06/01/2014 9:40:07 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Perdogg

Code of Conduct:

1. I am an American fighting man. I serve in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.

2. I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender my men while they still have the means to resist.

3. If I am captured, I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.

4. If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information, or take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am senior, I will take command. If not, I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me and will back them up in every way.

5. When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am bound to give only name, rank, service number and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies or harmful to their cause.

6. I will never forget that I am an American fighting man, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the United States of America.


30 posted on 06/01/2014 9:44:16 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Hugin

I saw the disgusting photo/speech op of Obama with the Bergdahl parents. In addition to the Taliban style beard, the father spoke in some foreign language which I am guessing was Arabic. Based on this story, it’s beginning to look like the real reason Obama gained this person’s release is because he was a traitor to America and was in the process of deserting his unit. A win-win for Obama, since we will now have to deal with the book, the movie, etc. all illustrating how America is an evil nation.


31 posted on 06/01/2014 9:45:05 AM PDT by jimbug
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To: Perdogg

well... I was wondering why Obama suddenly cared so much about a US Soldier.... this explains it.

Hussein must have just discovered this news.


32 posted on 06/01/2014 9:46:21 AM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: Aria

Seal Team 6 was also about covering their tracks. Osama Bin Laden was on his death bed. That is why the deal was made. You should have seen the campaign ads Obama did here in Texas touting killing Osama and saving GM. Heck they almost got me to vote for him, but then I sobered up LOL


33 posted on 06/01/2014 9:53:36 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Iron Munro

Obama never does anything to help make the country better..everything he does is for HIM and HIMSELF only..so I knew something didn’t smell right..nothing Obama does ever smells right..he wanted to take the focus off of the VA Scandal and every other scandal in his disgusting Administration


34 posted on 06/01/2014 10:22:47 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

heard he was promoted twice whilst “in captivity”


35 posted on 06/01/2014 10:23:26 AM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: Perdogg

In other words he is a democrat.


36 posted on 06/01/2014 10:32:43 AM PDT by Pietro
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To: Perdogg
So we give the Taliban a propaganda victory and several valuable captives.

In return we get a useless, America-hating traitor who is probably a fifth columnist, and we get to watch his Osama-bearded, Army-badmouthing father go on a publicity tour.

37 posted on 06/01/2014 10:37:32 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Hugin
I noticed he didn’t shave his beard. Did he convert to Islam? Is anybody asking?

Dunno about him but his father is Muslim convert.

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38 posted on 06/01/2014 11:07:27 AM PDT by JCG
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To: justa-hairyape

How casually we talk about the set-up killing of SEAL Team 6 by this administration to appease our sworn enemies or for whatever other rotten reason they were killed. This in itself is shocking. How many of us trust our own government anymore? How long will we even be able to say the words without being arrested for disagreeing with the government?

Yesterday there was an article about the Z Street pro-Isreal group who couldn’t get approved by the IRS because they “disagreed with the administration” - apparently this is a direct quote from an IRS agent. Where are the IRS whistleblowers on this stuff?

The lack of overwhelming outrage is as frightening as the actual crimes.


39 posted on 06/01/2014 11:08:07 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Perdogg
Ashamed to be American?

OK so he's a Democrat.

40 posted on 06/01/2014 2:18:20 PM PDT by Salman
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41 posted on 06/01/2014 2:20:24 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Aria
Where are the IRS whistleblowers on this stuff?

They are probably afraid of ending up like Seal Team 6.

42 posted on 06/01/2014 5:12:29 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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