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.
Bergdahl’s Team Leader: I Just Want to Ask Him ‘Why?’
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.
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.
When one waits for facts, then one gets told that’s old news, or dude, that was, like, two years ago...
good point. they could already be looking at some real estate listings in Kabul.
This really blew up bad for the idiot in the White House.
Fritz, what facts should we be waiting for?
The ones we already are damning enough.
The facts are already out there.
Col. David Hunt on BORs just said that this worthless deserter cost the lives of 14 brave soldiers sent out to search for him.
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.
A TV news channel, oblivious to the avalanche of facts about his escape from his unit, usually called desertion.
.....Or it does make a difference indeed!
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!!!
Why do you keep posting pictures of Bergdahl’s dad?
What kind of an idiot wants to “walk the earth” in a war zone?
Like those backpackers in northeastern Iraq who crossed the border into Iran and got tossed in prison? That’s a speshul kind of idiot.
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.
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.
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.
OK, we can give him a big parade and a first class hanging.
...and so quickly too. It started immediately, the backlash. I consider this a very positive development.
It’s like a Preston Sturges movie. Fake war hero, pressured mayor, angry townspeople. Personally, I’m enjoying it!
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.
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.”
Finally something useful occurred from social media. Been waiting for years for news of such an occurrence.
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.
Well he shares that trait with our Great Leader Emperor Zero.
Poor unhappy Hailey. All those years bamboozled by that crazy family.
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.
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