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Platoon medic: Bergdahl not a hero
Fox News ^ | 06/08/2014 | Foxnews.com

Posted on 06/08/2014 9:30:09 AM PDT by Pox

A member of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s platoon in Afghanistan said Sunday the former Taliban prisoner deserted his post before being captured and fired back against Obama administration arguments that only Bergdahl knows exactly what happened.

“After Bowe Bergdahl purposely and willfully walked away, every single mission was titled toward finding him,” platoon medic Joshua Cornelison told “Fox News Sunday.” “We were there. This isn’t some second- or third-hand account.”

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bergdahl; bergdahls; deserter
Interesting that now we have service members who were there coming out by name and not anonymous..
1 posted on 06/08/2014 9:30:09 AM PDT by Pox
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To: Pox

2 posted on 06/08/2014 9:32:54 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Pox

“Cornelison also spoke on the same day Fox News confirmed with Defense Department officials specifics about Bergdahl’s recovery at a U.S. military base in Landstuhl, Germany, including that he attempted to escape at least once — possibly twice — and that he was put in a metal cage or small room for periods of time that included solitary confinement.

The escape and confinement was reported earlier this week by Fox News, based on secret documents prepared for the Defense Department by a private firm.”


3 posted on 06/08/2014 9:33:05 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Pox

Why have we not heard from one single person in his unit that supports Bergdahl?

You’d think Obama could buy off one or two of them to lie for him like Kerry did when the truth was being told about his service by pretty much everybody he served with.


4 posted on 06/08/2014 9:34:28 AM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48

I’ve noted this for almost a week now. You’re right. If they had a peer vouching for him, he’d be a movie star by now.


5 posted on 06/08/2014 9:36:13 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: Pox

Drudge has a link up saying Bergdahl is refusing to talk to his family. I guess his family aren’t full converts yet to Islame?

http://online.wsj.com/articles/u-s-official-sgt-bowe-bergdahl-has-declined-to-speak-to-his-family-1402242356?tesla=y&mg=reno64-wsj&url=http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304315504579612170444661860.html


6 posted on 06/08/2014 9:36:48 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: digger48

Sort of how nobody even remembers Obama in college and no records of him in Connecticut other than his social security card.


7 posted on 06/08/2014 9:39:47 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

IMO after the cozy Rose Garden presser featuring Obama and Bergdahl’s mufti father, and the unexpectedly negative public response it received, the media is putting distance between The Won and the deserter.


8 posted on 06/08/2014 9:40:32 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Pox

Actual title “Bergdahl platoon medic says captured soldier deserted his post, ‘not a hero’”

I wonder how it got changed like that?

Seems to have worked fine for this other thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3165149/posts


9 posted on 06/08/2014 9:43:04 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Blue Highway

It’s all coincidence.

Oh, look! A squirrel!


10 posted on 06/08/2014 9:43:08 AM PDT by 22202NOVA (<Insert pithy, sardonic comment here.>)
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To: Pox

Exchange of deserter Bergdahl with 5 worst of the worst was a great success for Obummer.....it has buried the front news about VA scandal.


11 posted on 06/08/2014 9:44:40 AM PDT by entropy12 (Harry Reid has killed more good bills passed by House than all my fingers and toes.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
>"based on secret documents prepared for the Defense Department by a private firm.”"

This is so pathetic!

12 posted on 06/08/2014 9:45:11 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: digger48
You’d think Obama could buy off one or two of them to lie for him like Kerry did when the truth was being told about his service by pretty much everybody he served with.

Why buy it when you get it for free from the MSM especially see the hit piece editorial that the NY Times did to try and discredit the ENTIRE platoon that the scum deserted from.

13 posted on 06/08/2014 9:46:04 AM PDT by mc5cents (Pray for America)
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To: digger48
You’d think Obama could buy off one or two of them to lie for him like Kerry did when the truth was being told about his service by pretty much everybody he served with.

Why buy it when you get it for free from the MSM especially see the hit piece editorial that the NY Times did to try and discredit the ENTIRE platoon that the scum deserted from.

14 posted on 06/08/2014 9:46:18 AM PDT by mc5cents (Pray for America)
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To: digger48
You’d think Obama could buy off one or two of them to lie for him like Kerry did when the truth was being told about his service by pretty much everybody he served with.

Why buy it when you get it for free from the MSM especially see the hit piece editorial that the NY Times did to try and discredit the ENTIRE platoon that the scum deserted from.

15 posted on 06/08/2014 9:46:26 AM PDT by mc5cents (Pray for America)
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To: digger48
You’d think Obama could buy off one or two of them to lie for him like Kerry did when the truth was being told about his service by pretty much everybody he served with.

Why buy it when you get it for free from the MSM especially see the hit piece editorial that the NY Times did to try and discredit the ENTIRE platoon that the scum deserted from.

16 posted on 06/08/2014 9:46:51 AM PDT by mc5cents (Pray for America)
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To: entropy12

I know, now he will have to come up with a new scandal to bury this scandal LOL! I think he is releasing more Gitmo bugs so that should do it.


17 posted on 06/08/2014 9:46:52 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: digger48
You’d think Obama could buy off one or two of them to lie for him like Kerry did when the truth was being told about his service by pretty much everybody he served with.

Why buy it when you get it for free from the MSM especially see the hit piece editorial that the NY Times did to try and discredit the ENTIRE platoon that the scum deserted from.

18 posted on 06/08/2014 9:46:58 AM PDT by mc5cents (Pray for America)
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To: digger48
You’d think Obama could buy off one or two of them to lie for him like Kerry did when the truth was being told about his service by pretty much everybody he served with.

Why buy it when you get it for free from the MSM especially see the hit piece editorial that the NY Times did to try and discredit the ENTIRE platoon that the scum deserted from.

19 posted on 06/08/2014 9:47:04 AM PDT by mc5cents (Pray for America)
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The NYT and Eric Schmitt are promoting: “the platoon suffered from lapses in discipline” in their attempt to apparently marginalize the platoon. Well, retired army specialist, Samuel Masamitsu, conveys a sharply contradictory impression of that platoon the Left is working hard to discredit.


20 posted on 06/08/2014 9:48:46 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Pox

What Bergdahl and his family are up to is strange, but not nearly as strange as Obama’s role in this.

It is obvious Bergdahl willingly left his platoon and sought out the Taliban. The military knew it from the bottom to the top.

Why would Obama release 5 Taliban commanders for him, and have the Rose Garden ceremony with his parents—including his weird beard Pashtun-speaking dad with this in mind?

Did he really think the media could and would suppress the truth about Bergdahl’s desertion, and we wouldn’t notice Bergdahl’s father looks like he joined the Taliban? And sending out Susan “YouTube video” Rice out to praise his service?

I know Obama wants to close Guantanamo, but there are about 150 prisoners left. If he lets 5 go at a time under circumstances like this, he’ll be lucky if Mother Jones and The Nation still support him.

It makes absolutely no sense to me. What does Obama stand to gain from all this?


21 posted on 06/08/2014 9:51:53 AM PDT by TheGipperWasRight
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To: humblegunner; Pox; jazusamo

Good catch.

Correct headlines helps to prevent multiple posts of the same article and subsequently split conversations.


22 posted on 06/08/2014 9:54:41 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric; humblegunner

Amen...Thanks for the ping.


23 posted on 06/08/2014 10:02:06 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: mc5cents

By my count, that was your 20 cents. ;)


24 posted on 06/08/2014 10:11:10 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: mc5cents

Wait! Up to 30 cents now!


25 posted on 06/08/2014 10:12:02 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: jazusamo

Typical how the Left attacks the troops that voiced their unfavorable opinion of the Bergdahl situation.

Hope all is well, jaz!


26 posted on 06/08/2014 10:14:33 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Pox

I still give Obama and his bubble even odds of being able to gaslight themselves out of this.


27 posted on 06/08/2014 10:16:42 AM PDT by Bill W was a conservative (Profile, detain, interrogate, deport.)
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To: humblegunner
It was the title on Fox News home page, and still is at this time. Clicking the title gives the other one.

"www.foxnews.com"

Wasn't sure which to use, so I used the home page title.

28 posted on 06/08/2014 10:18:10 AM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: Pox
Foxnews
29 posted on 06/08/2014 10:21:32 AM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: Gene Eric

Yes, it is typical and sickening.

Things are good, Gene, hope it’s the same for you!


30 posted on 06/08/2014 10:22:43 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Pox

The NYT will be calling Cornelison a pyschopathic drug pusher who endangered Bergdahl’s health by this time tomorrow.


31 posted on 06/08/2014 10:24:05 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: TheGipperWasRight

What does Obama stand to gain from all this?....The world wide Caliphate?


32 posted on 06/08/2014 10:28:28 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Or maybe he’s a little annoyed at the “follow your conscience” command of Daddy Jihad which began this whole disaster. Maybe he’s more like Raymond in “The Manchurian Candidate” who was brainwashed by his mommy.


33 posted on 06/08/2014 10:30:46 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Safetgiver
"What does Obama stand to gain from all this?....The world wide Caliphate?"

Yes!

And he is a narcissistic psychopath and requires much attention, however he can get it.

34 posted on 06/08/2014 10:33:21 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: TheGipperWasRight
"It makes absolutely no sense to me. What does Obama stand to gain from all this?"

It probably didn't make any sense when Obama's advisers advised him to do it, but he's too stupid/ narcissistic /detached to have realized it. If you wag-the-dog, you need to be careful that the dog doesn't turn around and bite.

35 posted on 06/08/2014 1:51:33 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Pox
Liberal hucksters, frauds, communists, and even actual terrorists are made heroes in America, courtesy of the liberal movement. The conservative movement of the past 40 years hasn't been able to stop any of it or even slow it down.

Jesse Jackson, Bill Ayers, Jane Fonda, Maya Angelou. All wealthy and famous. All scoundrels.

If the liberal movement wanted to make Bergdahl into a war hero and for him to get a Medal of Honor, then it'll happen. And there isn't a damn thing we can do about it.

36 posted on 06/08/2014 5:38:27 PM PDT by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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