First, let’s think about these guys, shall we? These are the faces of real heroes – soldiers who lost their lives in the search for the deserter Berdahl.
Then, let’s think about this guy, the “hero” of the hour.
Bowe Berdahl – American deserter. A concise summary of what he contributed to the US mission in Afghanistan…
“Sometime after midnight on June 30, 2009, Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl left behind a note in his tent saying he had become disillusioned with the Army, did not support the American mission in Afghanistan and was leaving to start a new life.”
He said a few other things too.
Bowe Bergdahl told his parents he was “ashamed to even be American” and was disgusted with the U.S. mission in Afghanistan and with the Army, according to emails quoted in Rolling Stone magazine.
I suspect this is what he has in common with Obama. The media seem genuinely shocked that many Americans feel very unhappy about the utterly sordid deal that has been struck by the Taliban, just like the White House seems also taken aback. Whether Bergdahl is a traitor we cannot say, but it is clear he is a deserter and as such it is incomprehensible how the Obama White House would seek such naked appeasement of the Taliban to spring his release.