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Hailey's mayor urges Bergdahl detractors to wait for facts
KTVB-TV Boise ^ | June 2, 2014 | by Katie Terhune

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.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Idaho; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bergdahl; deserter; traitor

1 posted on 06/02/2014 5:09:42 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Bergdahl’s Team Leader: I Just Want to Ask Him ‘Why?’

http://www.newsmax.com/NewsmaxTv/deserter-prisoner-swap/2014/06/02/id/574718/


2 posted on 06/02/2014 5:10:36 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Is the city going to postpone the celebration — until after the facts?


3 posted on 06/02/2014 5:10:58 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Is the city going to postpone the celebration — until after the facts?

**More like until after mid-terms..


4 posted on 06/02/2014 5:13:44 PM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Contact Information

Mayor Fritz Haemmerle
Phone: 208-788-4221 ext. 30

Heather Dawson
City Administrator
Phone: 208-788-4221 ext. 18
E-mail: heather.dawson@haileycityhall.org


5 posted on 06/02/2014 5:14:27 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: kingattax

6 posted on 06/02/2014 5:15:51 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Mr. Mayor, the Pentagon already investigated this FOUR YEARS AGO:

U.S. concluded in 2010 that Bergdahl walked away

7 posted on 06/02/2014 5:16:04 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Just the facts Fritz.


8 posted on 06/02/2014 5:16:14 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Rome2000

Gettin’ that Duck Dynasty vibe?


9 posted on 06/02/2014 5:16:24 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Maybe Obama will appoint another blue ribbon commission to investigate these well-known FACTS.


10 posted on 06/02/2014 5:17:03 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"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."

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.

-PJ

11 posted on 06/02/2014 5:19:15 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
To add perspective...

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.

12 posted on 06/02/2014 5:23:17 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


13 posted on 06/02/2014 5:25:38 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If only Daddy hadn’t released all those tweets it would be a happy day in Hailey.


14 posted on 06/02/2014 5:26:45 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is turning into a dark version of Preston Sturges’ great comedy “Hail the Conquering Hero” including the foolish and disappointed Mayor!


15 posted on 06/02/2014 5:28:11 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

16 posted on 06/02/2014 5:30:16 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Rome2000
add this


17 posted on 06/02/2014 5:31:31 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


18 posted on 06/02/2014 5:35:23 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (If you lined up the best and brightest of this administration, you'd just have a string of dim bulbs)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

BKMK,,,,


19 posted on 06/02/2014 5:35:50 PM PDT by silentreignofheroes
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Idaho is not the state it used to be. Northern ID has been populated with Lear Jet limo types.


20 posted on 06/02/2014 5:36:58 PM PDT by llevrok (Straight. Since 1950.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; Hotlanta Mike


21 posted on 06/02/2014 5:40:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: kingattax

King, I’m wondering if this family is going to really find out what the phrase “you can’t go home again” means. Ruined celebrations! A disappointed mayor! Neighbors ripping down yellow ribbons! They may want to relocate to Eugene, Oregon.


22 posted on 06/02/2014 5:41:40 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

When one waits for facts, then one gets told that’s old news, or dude, that was, like, two years ago...


23 posted on 06/02/2014 5:41:41 PM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: miss marmelstein

good point. they could already be looking at some real estate listings in Kabul.


24 posted on 06/02/2014 5:43:15 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: kingattax

This really blew up bad for the idiot in the White House.


25 posted on 06/02/2014 5:47:06 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Fritz, what facts should we be waiting for?

The ones we already are damning enough.


26 posted on 06/02/2014 5:48:28 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The facts are already out there.


27 posted on 06/02/2014 5:49:29 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Col. David Hunt on BOR’s just said that this worthless deserter cost the lives of 14 brave soldiers sent out to search for him.


28 posted on 06/02/2014 5:50:17 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The mayor says don’t “pre-judge” the turd until after our big extravaganza and the “media” goes home. LOL! The guest of honor turns out to be the turd in the punch bowl.


29 posted on 06/02/2014 5:53:41 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
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.

Wow.
A TV news channel, oblivious to the avalanche of facts about his escape from his unit, usually called desertion.

Few details??

Ummmm.
OK.

30 posted on 06/02/2014 5:58:41 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

.....Or it does make a difference indeed!


31 posted on 06/02/2014 6:02:30 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: llevrok
I chose the Pocatello area. I have made a drive to see Bellevue, Hailey and Ketchum. Had some good Vietnamese food in Ketchum and great Thai food in Hailey. Hailey really isn't much more than an airport and a main street with some tourist shops. I'm not a skier, so I probably won't be making more visits to the area.
32 posted on 06/02/2014 6:12:36 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I would suggest that the leaders and citizens of Hailey postpone any planned celebration for Bergdahl, who is now held as more of a turncoat, deserter, then military hero. Numerous members of his own military unit or others nearby were killed during hunts and searches for him by the Taliban. The entire family is naught but a bunch of flake nutcases!!! Shameful!!!

And Obama should be immediately impeached for putting both American military folks and citizens in active harm’s way, by releasing five deadly Taliban terrorists!!! And....both Susan Rice and Chuck Hagel should be fired tomorrow!!! The township of Hailey should be ashamed of itself.....must not be an American town!!!


33 posted on 06/02/2014 6:14:41 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: Rome2000

Why do you keep posting pictures of Bergdahl’s dad?


34 posted on 06/02/2014 6:15:59 PM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Why work for a living when you can vote for a living?)
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To: TigersEye

What kind of an idiot wants to “walk the earth” in a war zone?


35 posted on 06/02/2014 6:22:04 PM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: DJlaysitup

Like those backpackers in northeastern Iraq who crossed the border into Iran and got tossed in prison? That’s a speshul kind of idiot.


36 posted on 06/02/2014 6:31:51 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I have all the proof I need. The men who he betrayed are far more trustworthy and reliable than that POS Bergdahl.

I have spent some time with Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and had a chance to speak at length with a number of them, and almost to a man they all excoriate the veterans who have jumped in with Code Pink, Iraq Veterans Against War and Vietnam Veterans Against War. If I am going to choose a side whose opinion I respect and whose view I will embrace, it is the ones who who wouldn’t give a cup of warm spit for those leftists.

It is the same in this case. I am going to accept the view and narrative of the men who served honorably, did their duty, and didn’t get their brothers killed due to their selfish, infantile behavior as this Bergdahl rat did.

The men who served with him have every single right to be as mad as Hell. I knew there was something fishy about this years ago, but I did my best to reserve judgement. Now that the men who served with him have told their side, I know enough. So, I am not waiting for Bergdahl’s story to come out. I know all I need to know.


37 posted on 06/02/2014 6:32:58 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by it"s weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Biggirl

Wait, you all do not understand! He was working undercover for our Supreme Fearless Leader ferreting out the location of Osama Bin Laden. The smartest man in the known universe has once again tricked us dumb conservatives.

Gunner


38 posted on 06/02/2014 6:41:05 PM PDT by weps4ret (Republicans are suffering from Testicular Atrophy!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The pentagon has already said they will not take any kind of action other than promote him. Hagel is a traitor. The idiot said he knows they’re supposed to notify congress 30 days before releasing Gitmo prisoners then, in the same sentence, said “I notified them yesterday.” This guy should be prosecuted along with Bergdahl.


39 posted on 06/02/2014 6:41:15 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

OK, we can give him a big parade and a first class hanging.


40 posted on 06/02/2014 6:43:14 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: miss marmelstein

...and so quickly too. It started immediately, the backlash. I consider this a very positive development.


41 posted on 06/02/2014 7:00:11 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy

It’s like a Preston Sturges movie. Fake war hero, pressured mayor, angry townspeople. Personally, I’m enjoying it!


42 posted on 06/02/2014 7:11:15 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Leavenworth Times, 9/15/2015
“If it weren’t for the honor of the thing, I’d just as soon be someplace else,”
said the ‘guest-of-honor’ at the Ft. Leavenworth Disciplinary barracks, as they adjusted the rope length.
The ceremony went without a hitch and there were no complaints.


43 posted on 06/02/2014 7:31:54 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: DJlaysitup

In “Pulp Fiction” the black hit man tells his greaseball partner that he wants to “walk the earth”, like Caine in Kung Foo.
Tarantino (or whatever the ____ his name is) says, “So you want to be a bum. Because that’s what a bum does.”


44 posted on 06/02/2014 7:35:50 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: miss marmelstein
If only Daddy hadn’t released all those tweets it would be a happy day in Hailey.

Finally something useful occurred from social media. Been waiting for years for news of such an occurrence.

45 posted on 06/02/2014 7:41:21 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: kingattax

wrote


46 posted on 06/02/2014 7:51:57 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

There are two Hailey Idahos:The rich liberals with their million dollar homes, and the ordinary folks who run small businesses or work for the hotels etc.


47 posted on 06/02/2014 7:56:55 PM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: miss marmelstein
From Hero to Zero.

Well he shares that trait with our Great Leader Emperor Zero.

48 posted on 06/02/2014 8:03:22 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: justa-hairyape

Poor unhappy Hailey. All those years bamboozled by that crazy family.


49 posted on 06/02/2014 8:08:31 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: LadyDoc
There are two Hailey Idahos:The rich liberals with their million dollar homes, and the ordinary folks who run small businesses or work for the hotels etc.

I buried the pickup one time and we hiked out to the highway. A pickup with the dreaded 5B license plates stopped and two guys gave us a lift into town. As we rode my friend gently said, So you guys from Blaine county? Yeah, but we aren't like those *********s, we're normal people.

50 posted on 06/02/2014 9:19:36 PM PDT by eartrumpet
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