Skip to comments.Planned Celebration for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Just Got a Whole Lot Bigger
Posted on 06/01/2014 8:19:15 PM PDT by windcliff
HAILEY, Idaho It looked as if it was going to be a big weekend here in the Wood River Valley in Central Idaho
But when news began to spread Saturday that Bowe Bergdahl was finally free it became a far more momentous weekend than anyone could have imagined in a community where Sergeant Bergdahls fate has been a central fact of life since his capture by the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2009.
Its really, really amazing and incredible, fantastic news, said Molly Goodyear, who was getting lunches at Atkinsons Market for children playing soccer with Sawtooth United under-13 girls team on Saturday when she got a text with the news.
You cant go anywhere in Hailey without thinking about it, she said. There was a sticker for Bowe at the deli counter. I remember thinking about how long it has been. Even in 2011, it seemed so long. Its going to be a long, hard reintegration for him, I think. But this is such a great community for him to return to. People will do so much for him.
In churches on Sunday and among the steady stream of residents sharing information at Zaneys River Street Coffee House, Sergeant Bergdahls release dominated all talk. The focus was both on what he had gone through and on what they all could expect in the future.
Debbie ONeill and her daughter, Stefanie, have been leading much of the public vigil and are organizers of a second-annual event scheduled for June 28 that was to be called Bring Bowe Back 2014, intended to focus attention to the soldiers plight. Carole King is scheduled to perform along with Travis Hardy.
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I can’t imagine where this story will end. I fear that the reality is so different from the hype that the hypocrisy level could prove pathological to normal people.
setting up a welcome for a traitor.
shouldn’t he be headed for the brig?
Will they post all of his emails and his dad’s tweets around town?
These folks don’t realize this guy is a traitor — Yet... They are into the Obammy hype of the moment...
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Where’s the Kansas Church group that likes to demonstrate at funerals for soldiers? How about the Aryan Brotherhood people?
A good indication that this hero's welcome is doing a 180.
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Carole King, who sang “You’ve Got a Friend” for Fidel Castro.
Tells me all I need to know.
Here’s what I think happened: Islamic extremists threatened to set off a suitcase nuke in the us unless we freed those 5 prisoners from Gitmo. Obama had to have a politically acceptable pretext to release them so he broke the law and pretended this guy needed to be freed even though this guy didn’t give a rip. Obama had to BREAK THE LAW and release the prisoners because congress would have asked too many questions. Now that Islamic terrorists KNOW Obama can be blackmailed we’re in deep doo doo.
celebrate what? .... the deaths of 6 Americans looking for this guy? the release of 5 terrorists? the whole thing is sickening ....
These people are morons...celebrating a coward and a traitor!
If they had a suitcase nuke in the U.S. they’d ask for more than just five guys back. We usually kill them a dozen at a time as it is.
Ha! That will just about be par-for-the-course, giving a big hero celebration to a deserter.
America has entered full-blown madness. Postal stamps honoring a pedophile. A marxist president. Bakers forced to make fag-wedding cakes. A culture that gives us Anthony Weiner showing off his member, a lizard-tongued Miley Cyrus and her foam-finger, an NFL recruit slobbering cake off his homo lover’s mouth.
So, yeah, a big parade and hero’s welcome for a deserter. Makes sense, considering the sheer insane-asylum that America has become.
What Mosque will the event be held out?
Is there not a Mosque in Haley?
the scumbag taliban will be celebrating too. those monkeys will be firing their AK-47s and jabbering to allah-in-wonderland for the next 3 weeks.
The people there are ignorant of the realities involved and, apparently, willingly accepting the false narrative on PFC Bowe Bergdahl’s “heroic” time with the Islamists.
Obama isn’t a very good negotiator. He wanted to release ALL of the terrorists at Guantanamo, but the Taliban would only take five of them.
Its Berkley in Idaho !
I hope some of his former platoon mates are there to welcome him...
in case anyone would like more info about the ‘event’ -
Mayor Fritz Haemmerle
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No they are rich Cali left wing nut-jobs.
They would invite the 9-11 terrorist camp there with open arms!
What about the ones who died while trying to rescue this traitor? They aren’t coming home. Bergdahl committed treason and so did those who traded military assets to free him. Treason. High crimes.
None of that conspiracy theory happened.
The VA scandal was hurting Obama and the Dems badly. The news cycle needed to be changed to something else. Now the presstitutes can stop talking about dead veterans piled up like cordwood and make Obama look good again.
His homies don’t know his history.
I wish we could find hard, irrefutable evidence of his desertion.
I really hope it turns up.
Don’t forget the fat ladies in burqas dancing and ululating, like they did on 9/11/01.
His homies dont know his history.
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Maybe Jessica Lynch should show up and remind the ‘good folks’ (who must have wondered what was up with ‘Crazy Bob’) what good American towns and states do when they find out their Government hoodwinked them into thinking people were heroes for the ‘face time’.
Big Bobber(’) mentioned BO not being a good negotiator cause they would only take 5 of ‘em back.
They can’t ‘afford’ to take many more, the way WE have spoiled them and been waiting on them hand and foot for the last few years.
It will take forever to whip them boys back into fighting shape, they have been so spoiled...
Don't the license plates there say: "The Right Wing Extremist State"?
Idaho Freepers, get your signs ready.
The Westboro Baptist Church?...They're all democRATs.
The MSM will hype it to the point that the truth will become irrelevant. Maybe even “mean” and “cruel.”
I realize that Haley Idaho might be a tourist trap area, a yuppie area, but aren’t there some good Mormons down there that can smell the coffee?....for crying out loud, this guy left his post and said he was ashamed of America....he’s a traitor...well I guess he can join bammey the boy...
Doubt the care since their county was reportedly the only county in the state that went for the lyin’king boof times. ‘08&’12. Sun Valley. Home to obnoxious hollyweird types. To those asshats, he’s a hero.
Hailey has been Californicated, full of Hollywood types.
You’re presuming that Obama cares about that.
The story continued with a few Republicans complaining about the non-notification lawbreaking.
The story concluded with Susan Rice explaining that there was only a small window to act swiftly to save the Hero's life and health. It sure spun those uncaring Republicans into sour grapes unwilling to give the Administration any credit for saving an American soldier.
Perhaps the Hero has a future as a United States Senator, and even Secretary of State.
we need to get them in Qatar
and if we don’t have the stones , hire Mossad
Those guys should not be allowed to make it very far
Everybody in Dearborn is going to turn out.
The celebrations will end with the unveiling of new statues in DC for Benedict Arnold and Tokyo Rose. Obama will also announce the renaming of an Army unit as the San Patricio Brigade, in memory of past deserter traitor “heroes” of American history. Coming soon , Ft. John Walker Lindh will replace the current Ft. Benning, while the USS Jane Fonda will be launched in the near future.
All I can say is Bowe Wow.
“we need to get them in Qatar”
They won’t all be in Qatar, one will be in Idaho.
America is doomed because of 55 DEAD MILLION BABIES, killed by their MOTHERS and over half of the country VOTING for MORE DEAD BABIES to be KILLED by their MOTHERS!! And the HOMOSEXUALS are digging the pit even deeper. Only turning back to GOD and JESUS especially can help us.
I thought Mormons were all conscientious objectors? Why would they get involved?
John McCain is getting a little long in the tooth. I expect to see Clinton-Bergdahl / 2016 stickers.
Sadly, we are living in Sodom & Gommorah. It will get worse.