Skip to comments.As Bowe Bergdahl Heals, Details Emerge of His Captivity
Posted on 06/07/2014 8:22:56 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
WASHINGTON Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has told medical officials that his captors locked him in a metal cage in total darkness for weeks at a time as punishment for trying to escape, and while military doctors say he now is physically able to travel he is not yet emotionally ready for the pressures of reuniting with his family, according to American officials who have been briefed on his condition.
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“He shows few if any signs of the malnourishment and other ailments that Obama administration officials said he was suffering when they saw a video of him that the Taliban made in December and released a month later a video so alarming, American officials have said, it made his release an urgent priority. “
Hasn’t the Times heard? That meme was changed to the Taliban were going to kill him. Keep up, guys!
He is not a traitor, and even if he is, it's not his fault. It's Bush's fault.
I don’t believe a word from this admin so am awaiting to hear it from the horse’s mouth. Oh, wait, never mind. He doesn’t remember how to speak English. And, no offense to horses.
The spin machine is going into warp drive on this one.
Why wasn’t Bergdahl put on a VA waiting list?
How many opinions/articles has the Times published defending Bergdahl and Obama?
Journalism is dead but the internet is alive and well.
“The spin machine is going into warp drive on this one.”
Yep, muddying the waters.
Awwwwwwwwwwwwww the poor whittle baby needs a kiss for his boo boo..perhaps we can dig up Mao or Stalin to do the honors
New York Times = dem progaganda organ
Simple, Bergdahl is a flaming progressive who despises America and our military..he gets the royal treatment
At what point does the public say both the Administration and the media apologists, like the NYT, can not be trusted.
Joe Wilson said it best, “You lie!”
As long as he's healthy enough to stand for the firing squad, that's all I care about.
Did the Slimes exposed a lie?
Late Saturday, the F.B.I. said the Bergdahl family in Idaho had received threats. Federal agents, working with state and local law enforcement authorities, were taking each threat seriously, an F.B.I. statement said. Officials declined to give other details
Two American officials, including one senior Defense Department official, who have been briefed on the reports spoke Saturday on the condition of anonymity because of restrictions on the public release of information about Sergeant Bergdahls health and an impending investigation into any possible misconduct surrounding the circumstance of his leaving the outpost.
Captured before it goes down the memory hole
The nyt is in overdrive covering for Bergdahl. This is the 2nd article now. Probably more to come.
“not yet emotionally ready for the pressures of reuniting with his family”
This is the strangest and probably damning statement I have ever read about a supposed loving family.
Tallyban had him on a Michelle O food program?
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