Skip to comments.Hailey's mayor urges Bergdahl detractors to wait for facts
Posted on 06/02/2014 5:09:42 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
HAILEY - Mayor Fritz Haemmerle says Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's hometown and a planned celebration for the released soldier are coming under fire.
Hailey has received a flood of emails and calls since it was announced Saturday that Bergdahl had been released after almost five years as prisoner of the Taliban. US officials negotiated the exchange of Bergdahl for five Guantanamo Bay detainees.
Many of the comments the town has received come from "extreme polar sides," Haemmerle wrote in a Monday release. As the town celebrates the return of one of their own, he urged those with a dim view of Bergdahl not to"pre-judge" the man.
The circumstances around Bergdahl's capture have come under scrutiny, with some saying he lagged behind on a patrol and others branding him a deserter who snuck away from his post. There are still few details on how he was taken prisoner.
If Bergdahl did leave his post without official leave, he could face prosecution under military law. But Haemmerle says people should wait until an investigation is complete before railing against the soldier.
"If objective facts and a careful investigation reveal that Bowe Bergdahl should face consequences in a United States Courtroom, then the United States should do what it believes is necessary, " he wrote. "On the other hand, if the same investigation shows that there is no evidence to support any action, then the process has worked, and people should take comfort that due process has been served."
The rally-turned-celebration, the name of which was changed from "Bring Bowe Back" to "Bowe is Back" after news broke of his release, is scheduled for June 28.
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Is the city going to postpone the celebration — until after the facts?
Is the city going to postpone the celebration until after the facts?
**More like until after mid-terms..
Mayor Fritz Haemmerle
Phone: 208-788-4221 ext. 30
Phone: 208-788-4221 ext. 18
Just the facts Fritz.
Gettin’ that Duck Dynasty vibe?
Maybe Obama will appoint another blue ribbon commission to investigate these well-known FACTS.
There has never been any "evidence" to support any action that has occurred during the Obama administration, because those charged with finding it don't seem to want to look very hard. It wouldn't shine a favorable light on the commander-in-chief, so they just don't go there.
The only exception is with America's top military leadership. They've all be sacked because of "lack of confidence" by Obama.
Hailey is the county seat for and gateway to Sun Valley, ID. It's primary industry is the airport -- where the beautiful people land their Lears, G-2s and 707s.
To a degree, it's where the hired help comes from to care for the beautiful people's mansions and lodges.
Politically, it's bound to be, shall we say, at least a little bit odd -- compared to the rest of Idaho.
The real men who served with this deserter know the facts. They do not need Obama spin to tell them what a piece of traitorous scum this guy is. This whole scummy family should have joined their turd son in that Afghan hellhole instead of bringing his treasonous butt back here. He is personally responsible for the troops that died looking for his wretched ass.
If only Daddy hadn’t released all those tweets it would be a happy day in Hailey.
This is turning into a dark version of Preston Sturges’ great comedy “Hail the Conquering Hero” including the foolish and disappointed Mayor!
Wait for the facts or more realistically, wait for the story generated in Landstuhl to pull a Benghazi on the public. Wait 3 days and then dismiss it as “what difference does it make now?” or “that news is so yesterday”, etc.
Idaho is not the state it used to be. Northern ID has been populated with Lear Jet limo types.
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