Thursday, June 5, 2014

Bowe Bergdahl Didn't Desert. Good Luck convincing anybody.

Bowe Bergdahl, hardened criminal.

It has been verified that Bowe Bergdahl was captured by Afghanis within thirty minutes of leaving his post. A soldier is not a deserter until he's been gone thirty days.

This doesn't resolve the issue of why he left in the first place. We don't know that yet.

But when listening to the GOP-rounded-up gang of media specialists from Bergdahl's platoon (and, yes, GOP operatives are behind the media onslaught), remember that saying something doesn't make it so.

Another important fact: Bowe Bergdahl was the last POW from Iraq and Afghanistan. Now there are none.

Another important fact: The five "high-value" Taliban that we traded were being illegally held or at least would be if not released at the end of the Afghanistan War. There are no charges against them. We were going to have to release them anyway, unless of course you're in favor of doing illegal things, which since Bush/Cheney may be the-way-we-conduct-business-since-9/11.

America fuck yeah! Except Bergdahl. Fuck him. That's just the way we roll! Semper Fi!

My actual opinion: The way the Bowe Bergdahl release from five years of captivity has been handled politically and in the media represents one of the darkest hours in an already dark era of American politics. It's disgraceful in so many ways. Bergdahl may not be an exemplary soldier. "Hero" former Vietnam vet and Nebraska senator Bob Kerrey may be an example of another possible non-exemplary soldier. Shit happens in war. Still... Kerrey killed women and children and got a Bronze Star. Bergdahl gets raked over the coals for taking an ill-advised walk.

America, fuck yeah!

Former Senator Bob Kerrey: What happened that night in the Vietnamese village
is "none of your damned business." He later served on the 9/11 Commission.

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