Skip to comments.Emails to Hailey Call For City to Cancel Bergdahl Celebration
Posted on 06/04/2014 2:09:19 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Emails sent to Hailey City Hall asked the city not to celebrate Sergeant Bowe Bergadahl as a hero and called him a traitor and a deserter. A lot of the messages talked about remembering the soldiers they said died looking for Bergdahl while the rest of Hailey will celebrate.
One email reads, 'I've an idea....send an invitation to the families of the six honorable soldiers killed trying to find him on his 'walk a bout'.
Another email pointed out that with all the people claiming to be in Bergdahl's unit in the Army, there would be 4,000 soldiers in one camp at the same time in Afghanistan. From all the emails only three or four were positive.
This one from Charlynn in Stockton, California, said, "I just wanted to express my happiness for the release at long last of your soldier, Bowe Bergdahl. I can only imagine the wonderful homecoming awaiting him."
Emails even attacked Bergdahl's father calling him a Muslim. Many emails talked about boycotting the town of Hailey, like this email: "According to Bergdahl's father, 'Hailey is just like Afghanistan.' Congratulations, you made my list of places to avoid in America."
The majority of the emails were from veterans. Some sympathized with the parents and asked the city to keep the celebration low key. While the mayor has asked people to hold their judgment, emails say that the Pentagon has judged him as a deserter.
"I also am a huge supporter of President Obama, but, in my opinion, he made a big mistake trading the 5 thugs and terrorists for this deserter," stated another email.
And one of the many just said go for it.
"Don't let the nut jobs spoil your celebration, have it anyway."
One email said that they saw a report that the June 28th celebration was cancelled. KBOI 2NEWS found no reports about that email being true.
They canceled it now. From the article: Heather Dawson, the city administrator of Hailey, Idaho, said town officials called off the June 28 event at the request of organizers because the town “will be unable to safely manage the number of people expected.”
It’s been cancelled. Hope FReepers are laying off lambasting the town now. No good can come from any further denigration of the Mayor or the town. Now, as far as concerns the Bergdogs...that’s another story.
Half-assed, backwater loontown, populated mostly by west coast ‘tards who can’t quite afford to be in Ketcham/Sun Valley, but want to bask in the aura of super-elites.....I imagine they do a big trade in New Age CDs, suncatchers and wind chimes.
I shall confess to sending a gentle note that direction. The upshot was a simple question: do you want to be holding the bag when the 0bama train disappears over the horizon congratulating itself on a job well done?
I would hope Pvt. Bergdahl has a courts martial trial. For desertion during a time of conflict, the punishment should be capital execution.
Nothing like a hanging to cheer up a crowd.
I hate to break it to the Hailey Chamber of Commerce, but I don’t think your boy “Bowe” really wanted to come home.....
I just watched the Taliban video of his release tonight, again on the news.
While Bowe is in the truck, one of the Taliban guys is leaning in the truck, you can see Bowe say something back to him, then the Taliban guy rubs his arm, like comforting him. Bowe looked like he was going to cry, didn’t want to leave.
I saw that, too.
These Taliban militants probably got sick of keeping this whining traitor around. It was a win-win for them.