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Source: Bergdahl physically abused by Taliban
CNN ^ | June 6, 2014 | By Tom Cohen, Jim Acosta and Barbara Starr

Posted on 06/06/2014 3:32:58 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was physically abused during his five years in Taliban captivity and is suffering from psychological trauma, a senior U.S. official told CNN on Friday.

The information bolstered the White House argument that President Barack Obama needed to move quickly to secure Bergdahl's release in a May 31 exchange for five Taliban figures held at Guantanamo Bay.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abuse; bergdahl; journalism; media; taliban; talibanabuse; traitor
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1 posted on 06/06/2014 3:32:58 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Uh huh....right.


2 posted on 06/06/2014 3:33:22 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Poor guy’s probably being knocked around right now, need to come up with scars, bruises, or hell anything. That’s why he’s been in hiding so long.


3 posted on 06/06/2014 3:34:25 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Oh, ok, whatever, Lie Hut.


4 posted on 06/06/2014 3:34:37 PM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: dfwgator

I’m sure that to avoid a trial for desertion he will come up with quite a few cool stories.


5 posted on 06/06/2014 3:34:54 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Well, he did want to be their toy boy.
6 posted on 06/06/2014 3:35:07 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: dfwgator

yeah...right....abused....sure....lets throw a parade....


7 posted on 06/06/2014 3:35:31 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Meh, don’t care. He went looking for them.


8 posted on 06/06/2014 3:35:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: dfwgator

Well, it’s possible he was deluded enough to desert, but they treated him like crap anyway, rather than accept him with open arms. Life’s full of surprises.


9 posted on 06/06/2014 3:36:04 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Soccer’s a rough sport.


10 posted on 06/06/2014 3:36:08 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Oh, so an unnamed official of a lying administration who refuses to go on the record is not giving us disinformation. Sure.


11 posted on 06/06/2014 3:37:19 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Nonsense....they are trying to generate sympathy for this traitor.

Try him, and hang him


12 posted on 06/06/2014 3:37:35 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I have no doubt that he was....but he choose to have the abuse.


13 posted on 06/06/2014 3:38:21 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Ambassador Stevens would have appreciated a little concern, too, I’m sure.


14 posted on 06/06/2014 3:39:15 PM PDT by eastsider
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Okay.


15 posted on 06/06/2014 3:39:37 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yeah...sure.


16 posted on 06/06/2014 3:39:50 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Good!


17 posted on 06/06/2014 3:40:22 PM PDT by SonnyBubba
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
didn't dance pretty enough or something???

18 posted on 06/06/2014 3:40:34 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Bergdahl physically abused by Taliban

In his butt maybe.

19 posted on 06/06/2014 3:40:49 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They also said that he is marrying Morgan Fairchild.


20 posted on 06/06/2014 3:41:11 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Trial balloon.


21 posted on 06/06/2014 3:41:23 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
According to the official, who spoke on condition of not being identified....

I'm sure quite a few of us saw that coming.

22 posted on 06/06/2014 3:41:55 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
bolstered the White House argument that President Barack Obama needed to move quickly

BS

The Taliban were using Bergdahl as the trade for their 5 generals. There is no way they were going to knock off their golden goose.

Sounds more like the WH is still throwing stuff against the wall to see what sticks, and CNN is proudly carrying the water for them.
23 posted on 06/06/2014 3:42:07 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Well, if a “Senior U.S. official” said so, that’s good enough for me. I couldn’t imagine any 0bama administration official taking liberties with the truth. It wasn’t (snicker) Susan Rice, was it? Jay Carney?


24 posted on 06/06/2014 3:42:46 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

SSG Bergdahl. MOH recipient. Watch it happen.


25 posted on 06/06/2014 3:43:36 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
was physically abused during his five years in Taliban captivity

this abuse was brought on by a video the Taliban saw on youtube (sarcasm)

26 posted on 06/06/2014 3:44:42 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Community Organizer, he was.


27 posted on 06/06/2014 3:45:04 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
CNN? This lying, manipulating criminal enterprise?



28 posted on 06/06/2014 3:45:24 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Complete bullshit. Or at least a gross exaggeration. The regime is desperately seeking an air tight excuse for nobama blatantly breaking the law.

I sincerely hope this is rebutted with unquestioned proof otherwise.


29 posted on 06/06/2014 3:45:43 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: dfwgator
Everything a focus group shows that MIGHT create sympathy for this deserter will be trotted out and tried. Eventually they'll find something that will convince the gullible and uninformed... CNN will be ready to carry that water. This is an early attempt.

Remember the ‘movie trailer’ lie? Obama's people thought that lie would work for the Benghazi slaughter. Or the ‘spontaneous protest’? Or the ‘you can keep your doctor’? Whatever half truth that works... or doesn't.

This is the same.

Most of us already assumed the deserter wasn't staying at the Ritz. And yes, we know he tried to escape. And so what? Does that justify Obama handing over 5 Generals in the war against Radical Islam? No, it doesn't.

30 posted on 06/06/2014 3:45:57 PM PDT by GOPJ (https://www.projectveritas.com/home/)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Well now that wouldn’t have happened to him had he not DESERTED HIS POST!!! So really don’t give a crap what happened to him..he hates this country and hates our military..he left on his own free will, he made his bed


31 posted on 06/06/2014 3:46:00 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

We can expect an unending stream of such “insight” by anonymous Administration Officials. The BS will become so deep before it is over some folks in the press may drown.


32 posted on 06/06/2014 3:46:15 PM PDT by House Atreides
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He came for an argument, not abuse.


33 posted on 06/06/2014 3:46:46 PM PDT by csvset
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s like willingly walking into a propellor, then blaming the aircraft.
He volunteered for the abuse and now craves our comfort.
Send him back.


34 posted on 06/06/2014 3:46:52 PM PDT by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: TomGuy
WH is still throwing stuff against the wall to see what sticks,

Next trial PR Balloon:

Sgt. Bergdahl single-handedly charged a battalion of Taliban fighters to rescue a kitten from a burning building.
Furthermore, all the IEDs he helped the muzzies make were duds,just harmless noisemakers. Yes, peasants, we finally have a hero who is worthy to share the many decorations that Lt. John Kerry so bravely won.

Call it tradition!

35 posted on 06/06/2014 3:47:07 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk ( A disbarred gay Muslim lawyer from Kenya as POTUS? Sure! What could go wrong?)
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To: Ouderkirk
they are trying to generate sympathy for this traitor.

Earlier in the week, O was referring to him as a kid and other soldiers as kids.

I kept waiting for the compliant media to come up with some Travon-esque pictures of the little tyke when he was about 9 years old.
36 posted on 06/06/2014 3:47:11 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Speculation that he is both gay and attracted to “rough trade”. Whether that or not, I imagine that he got himself years of rape.


37 posted on 06/06/2014 3:47:25 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: Billthedrill
a senior U.S. official told CNN on Friday...According to the official, who spoke on condition of not being identified

Well, ok then. Given this administration's reputation for honesty, this is definitely good enough for me.

Poor Bowe.

38 posted on 06/06/2014 3:48:01 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: TomGuy
bolstered the White House argument that President Barack Obama needed to move quickly

The Proof of Life video is six months old.

39 posted on 06/06/2014 3:49:24 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: Diogenesis

Don’t forget:

Jay Carney <—> Claire Shipman


40 posted on 06/06/2014 3:49:28 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

*rolling eyes* Sure. What next? Electrodes implanted in his brain so he could be brainwashed? Bamboo pieces shoved under his fingernails? Waterboarding?

This is such garbage. He was given an AK-47 to practice shooting, but he was abused too?


41 posted on 06/06/2014 3:50:00 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: humblegunner

In his butt maybe.
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Well, that would explain why he didn’t want to leave.


42 posted on 06/06/2014 3:50:14 PM PDT by RetSignman (Obama is the booger on the democrats fingers that won't shake off.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

His fellow soldiers could probably have told him that the enemy he was joining, were the bad guys, before he left to join up with them.


43 posted on 06/06/2014 3:50:16 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: TomGuy

0bammy is such a kidder.....


44 posted on 06/06/2014 3:50:26 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

We know

Do we need to read about it? Talk about it?

That’s what muslims do. For Americans to not know that is naïve, and it bugs me when people say they are so devout and culturally good and conservative.

No.


45 posted on 06/06/2014 3:50:55 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Can we call him Bathhouse Barry? Sorry that name is taken.


46 posted on 06/06/2014 3:52:28 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Liars.


47 posted on 06/06/2014 3:52:49 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: leapfrog0202

Now he’s speaking English? That was fast!

From the article: “The accusations of desertion continue to hang over Bergdahl as he recovers. He is conversing in English and has become more engaged in treatment, a Pentagon spokesman said.”


48 posted on 06/06/2014 3:54:30 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

No problemo! Put him out of his misery, I believe traditionally this is accomplished with a dedicated team of marksman.


49 posted on 06/06/2014 3:55:18 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I have no doubt he was abused physically and psychologically by the Taliban......

He probably was their boy toy and goat humping substitute...

My concern meter is flatlining since he walked into their arms...

Do stupid things, bad things happen to you...

I hope he can recover some sort of normal life so when he is court martialed, he understands how long life in a military prison really means...

50 posted on 06/06/2014 3:55:26 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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