Sure, let’s withhold our judgment until we review all of the “evadence.” Like the rest of the letters he wrote, not just these two.
Holy crap. Obviously a product of gummint schools.
Sounds like he wuz edukated in a libiral run publik skool
he splet cittuwation rong. Evryboy nos it spelt sichuwation.
“Leadership was lacking, if not non-existent. The conditions were bad and looked to be getting worse for the men that where actuly (sic) the ones risking thier (sic) lives from attack,
Boy, I bet half the grunts who ever served thought the conditions were bad and some of the officers were idiots. (and they were probably right) but that doesn’t give leave to just take off and go over tot he enemy. This dude should be in jail for a long time turning big rocks into little rocks. If he was really collaborating then.....well, we know what the penalty is for that.
Not sure how these letters can amount to anything significant from any perspective.
Do we even believe he wrote this? Just wondering...
Bergdahl planed his desertion and defection.
Bergdahl mailed home his possessions, sneaked out during the night, and sought the enemy to join them.
He is a defector.
Excuses. Desertion is desertion.
Even if that’s all true, Bergdahl just admitted to going AWOL. He may be able to duck the desertion charge by claiming that he intended to return to post (but got captured). Walking off the post is still a violation of regulations.
Odd that he would misspell those particular words when other ones which can be harder to spell were correct. So were these written under duress by order of his “captors” with the errors a red flag to his parents about his situation? This is not a guy lacking in intelligence and I’m pretty sure his homeschooling would have covered spelling so the mistakes just stand out to me.
There is no excuse for what he did.
I don’t do cursive!
“He and his younger sister, Sky, were home schooled by their devout Calvinist parents, instructed in religion and morality.”
Must have missed the spelling part.
“At age 16, he became interested in fencing and ballet, and moved in with the family of a local girl studying dance who instructed him in Buddhism and Tarot.”
“By age 20, Sgt Bergdahl is said to have grown restless and requested to join the infantry force of the French Foreign Legion.
He travelled to Paris to learn French, only to later have his application rejected.
Upon returning to Idaho, Sgt Bergdahl worked as a barista at a local coffee shop, his interest in survivalism and combat grew.
He reportedly told a family friend about wanting to travel to Africa to teach self-defence techniques to threatened villagers.”
“According to a detailed investigation by Rolling Stone magazine, Sgt Bergdahl began sending emails to his parents critical of the US and its military, to which his father instructed him to obey his conscience.
The magazine claims that on 30 June 2009, he asked his team leader if it would cause problems were he to leave the base with his sensitive equipment. His superior said yes, and the soldier then collected water, his diary, a knife and digital camera, and left.”
Yeh, never mind the oath he took at enlistment. Dam traitor! He’s an Odumbo son.
His spelling is atrocious. I guess he studied Common Core before it was common. He’s gonna give home-schooling a bad name.
Well now I see why he went looking for the Taliban (/sarcasm)
and these are the letters oabam wants released. The others may be more revealing. Hopefully we’ll find out either way.
Boo frickin hoo. You don’t take a hike from the military because you don’t approve of the leadership and conditions. It was a combat zone its supposed to suck.
Personally I’m just disgusted by this kid and I don’t even want him court martialed. Just give him an administrative discharge and never think about him again. He is sucking up way to much of our oxygen and he’s not worth it.
“Bergdahls Letters From a Taliban Prison”
Berhdahl’s got his new book out ALREADY?