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  • Donalbain

    Sandinistas.

  • Joe Michael Stonebraker

    Sounds like we need to start impeachment hearings.

    • Melissa Dutton Dingman

      We needed to start impeachment hearings long before now. Obama has committed at least 8 confirmed impeachable acts this far. Here’s to hoping this act tips the scales to actually acting on them.

      • Joe Michael Stonebraker

        Hopefully Congress decides to finally do their jobs on this.

  • HD1683

    Col West, as usual… spot in! Semper Fi.

    • Redleg7

      … and Hooah!

  • usaok59

    Anything to throw the spotlight off the VA, IRS, and Benghazi scandals.

  • Gerry

    On point as usual Allen,

  • GlockG22shoots40s

    “This is a dangerous precedent and was done unilaterally by President Obama.”
    All hail King Obama… worst president ever… legend in his own mind…

    • Zoey0728

      “There are a couple more misconceptions in this saga. First, while
      Obama and his diplomats made the deal on their own (in line with his
      powers as commander-in-chief), it’s not true that he left Congress out
      of the picture. He briefed a small group of senators in January 2012,
      when a deal first seemed in the offing. Sen. John McCain reportedly
      threw a fit, objecting that the detainees to be released had killed American
      soldiers, but after talking with John Kerry (at the time, still a
      senator and a friend), came around to the idea. (This may be why
      McCain,though displeased with the detainees’ release, is not raising his
      usual hell in public appearances now.) “http://www.slate.com/articles/…
      He briefed Congress. Even John McCain knew about it. Period. End of story.

  • Frank Bacci

    Proof, you have none

    • Larry

      it stinks and you know it.

    • Edwin Hutchins

      Well the soldiers Bergdahl left behind when he abandoned his post without his personal weapon count as proof dont they ?

      • guamdiver

        look at bengazhi

    • Ohiogunr

      WE don’t know WHAT they have. THAT’S why a court martial proceeding is required. Obustus will not allow that though!

    • Jay Sands

      BS. You’ve no basis for your lyinkenyan loving statement. Are you that uninformed?

    • guamdiver

      yes check it out he is require by law that was passed last year I think that he must give congress 30 days notice of his intent to release anyone from gitmo look a yahoo even they are saying he admits breaking the law but he said the guy was in danger and he couldn’t wait 30 days so he did it on his own authority

  • Adam Johnson

    More than anything, I have found it suspicious that they announced this on a Saturday morning. President Ego usually likes a bigger spotlight. And they had obviously known for a while, because he had time to get the parents to the Rose Garden. So I’m glad someone besides me picked up on that. I seriously doubt any more will become of this unless this kid gets caught feeding info to his former “captors”.

    • guamdiver

      the reason it was done on the weekend was because the president is suppose to give congress a 30 notice if he intends to release anyhone from gitmo he just went around that requirement like he always does

  • James M. Ray

    I don’t get the following: “The U.S. Army must uphold proper order and discipline and this allegation must be investigated — but the truth is already known.”

    If the truth is “already known,” then why even bother with an investigation?? I think what’s “known” so far is largely speculation, but I obviously don’t know everything there is to know about why he’d have left that base without a rifle, so my instinct is to wait until the Army investigates fully.

    • Ohiogunr

      What’s known must be presented to a court of Military Justice in a Court Martial proceeding. Bergdahl deserves his day in court. The problem is that a sympathetic Commander in Chief would probably not permit it, especially given the political ramifications! president Oblahblah will have to be impeached first!

  • Jeffrey Harbin

    “I must admit, the only way I would have released these barbarians would have been once a tracking chip/device had been implanted — without their knowledge.”
    Or a healthy dose of Captain Trips.

  • John Zych

    So is this the real reason for Obama’s visit to Afghanistan Memorial Day weekend?

  • Impeach Obama Now!

    Obama negotiates with terrorists!

    Obama: Closing Guantanamo one freed terrorist at a time!

  • snowwalker

    Our Emperor has been placating the Muslim world since before 2008!!!

  • John Wilkinson

    It’s no surprise that something like this would happen, given the presence of Muslim Brotherhood members in positions in Washington, including in the Pentagon. The military is being politically suborned for purposes not in keeping with our welfare.

  • thekingschild

    We hear and read every day the things our government is doing. They seem to grow worse & worse, but no one is doing anything. Where does the action start? Don’t say vote, because I never voted for any of those cronies in Washington anyway. Don’t bring bad news without solutions and some hope.

    • guamdiver

      there are still a few people with some balls in Washington but they are not in the old guard and they have a hard time doeing much at moving things along because the old fuddy duddies don’t want to rock the boat but I think a rogue wave may be on the way at least I hope so

  • Rodney DeShong

    Blood and guns are the only thing that’s going to stop this lying Kenyan traitor.

  • washingtonguy

    I am sure that a movie made him desert, any other way of looking at it is a Phony Scandal!

  • Walt Craig

    We make criminals out of heroes (military personnel in jail for doing their job) and heroes out of criminals (Bergdahl, who deserted)! WHY did the military continue to promote this deserter, knowing his history and knowing that he walked away from his duty post? How many patriotic American serviceman died, searching for this POS deserter?

    • DerangedMuppet

      Once again, Strictly Political!

    • Becky Fields Johnson

      According to his fellow troops this was a premeditated desertion. He had in his possession Rosetta Stone tutorials for learning the Afghan language and before his desertion had sent his possessions home.

  • Enough

    So what is Congress going to do about any of this? King Odumbo does what he pleases, apparently without impunity. Can you imagine if Bush had done all this?

    • lost_4_words

      Congress can’t do a thing yet, if ever. Last I heard Congress was still waiting for more updates from the MEDIA, not from Osama.

    • Zoey0728

      “There are a couple more misconceptions in this saga. First, while
      Obama and his diplomats made the deal on their own (in line with his
      powers as commander-in-chief), it’s not true that he left Congress out
      of the picture. He briefed a small group of senators in January 2012,
      when a deal first seemed in the offing. Sen. John McCain reportedly
      threw a fit, objecting that the detainees to be released had killed American
      soldiers, but after talking with John Kerry (at the time, still a
      senator and a friend), came around to the idea. (This may be why
      McCain,though displeased with the detainees’ release, is not raising his
      usual hell in public appearances now.) “http://www.slate.com/articles/…
      He briefed Congress. Even John McCain knew about it.

  • LissaKay

    “the liberal media will attempt to elevate him to some type of status that will cause the Army not to pursue the right direction under the Uniform Code of Military Justice”

    WHEN THE HELL did our military start kowtowing to the flippin’ media???

    We are SO screwed.

    • Kent G. Robinson

      After Barry fired dozens of staff officers who had balls…

      • Dan Williams

        Those who were fired will in large part make a fine CORE of a militia when the time comes.

  • Cynthia L Smith

    Maybe a healthy dose of a deadly pathogen…..that we have a cure for of course.

  • brad_h

    I’m not happy that a deserter who cost the lives of heroes is home. I’m not happy that five criminals are free. This is Obummer trying to appease the bad guys- at the very least. Liberal stupidity. But, I’m sure someone is going to entertain the notion that this is a muslim president serving his muslim friends.

    • jmarioneaux .

      We have been negotiating with terrorists look at how we did with Iran and Russia.

      • LissaKay

        You do realize there is a vast difference between nations and terrorist groups, right? And the difference between diplomatic negotiations and outright appeasement as well? No?

    • Larry New

      So! What do you call it besides treason?

    • Gracie777

      Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that one out.

    • guamdiver

      most people get their news from abc cbs cnn msnbc etc and we all know how objective those guys are and besides that it seems like most people or a hell of a lot of them don’t know much or even understand how the sytem is or even how its suppose to be even a lot of college kids interviewed could maybe name 2 presidents and no senators or reps

  • Phineas Worthington

    Sadly, the vast majority of voters will never hear about this nor care if they did.

    • Dan Williams

      Never underestimate the stupidity of the average American voter.

      • Phineas Worthington

        Its very discouraging, it reinforces speaking and writing more on the matter to be heard.

      • Dan Williams

        So true sir. Usurper obama just traded away five generals for one sergeant. Not a very good trade was it?

      • Phineas Worthington

        I guess it depends which side one thinks POTUS is on; scary thought to think cause its seems he diminishes American productivity and power with every decision he makes. I can’t believe we still have two more years of this guy.

      • Dan Williams

        I don’t recognize him as POTUS. I see him as USURPER. There are 29 months until the election. I’m praying for a political change with the elections in 5 months which will remove him from office or for a well placed lightning bolt.

        We have a senator from Oregon, Jeff Merkley which has voted right down the line to give obama everything he wants. Merkley faces a fairly strong challenger in November. If we can get rid of Merkley and about half a dozen more like him, perhaps obama can be removed from office. Best to you Phineas.

      • Phineas Worthington

        Best to you too Dan. I hope reason and honorable men and women prevail.

      • Dan Williams

        Yes, we do need more honorable men and women. There seem to be far too many of the other kind around.

  • balloonpilot

    The exchange is one more act of treason against America by our president. When will we remove him? Why will no one act?

    • jmarioneaux .

      It will never happen because congress does not have the balls to stand up to him.

    • Dan Williams

      The Republicans in congress (mainly the House) are afraid of him. The democrats (mainly in the Senate) are complicit with him. If obama is ever removed from office and punished for treason, then the majority of the democrats in the Senate are just as guilty for assisting him and/or not moving to stop him. Whatever punishment befalls obama should also be borne by those democrats in the Senate.

      • guamdiver

        yes and one other fact remains that even if we impeach Obama joe biden then becomes president and he wil most likely pardon him anyway like ford did for nixon

    • Gracie777

      DC is worried about rioting..OH WELL. What is the end game, Dictator Obama???

      • balloonpilot

        Yes. I have serious doubts that he plans to leave at the end of his term.

      • Speak2Truth

        They might shoehorn Hillary into office, via massive vote fraud, media complicity, etc.

        She’s a hard core communist as well. Her first job out of college was in the law offices of the Communist Party USA in San Francisco.

        It’s also possible they’ll let a Republican get elected then re-activate the Occupy mobs (equivalent of Hitler’s Brownshirts) to wreak havoc if there’s any attempt to undo the damage Obama has inflicted.

      • Speak2Truth

        That’s how Hitler got into power in Germany. Fear that his Socialist Brownshirts would tear the nation apart if they didn’t let Hitler get his way.

        These Socialists have their routines all worked out. And they do work – even in the USA.

      • tom cook

        Rioting in D.C. would provide a very good reason to just clean up that cesspool of welfare families–generations of them living like roaches or leeches on the public dole. They’d kill off all the white people in D. C., but they are all liberals and democrats so it would be win-win.

    • guamdiver

      the house can draw up articles of impeachment and then they go to the senate and they are suppose to honestly vote on them and impeach the president but the senate is controlled by democrats and it aint gonna happen as long as that fact remains

      • balloonpilot

        I know. Sad isn’t it?

  • Ollie

    at the very least they should have shot these 5 evil muslim terrorist with some type of drug that would kill them within 3 weeks then let them go!

    • guamdiver

      Obama luvs these guys he’s glad they are getting out of gitmo that was the whole point of the exercise he had to have and excuse to let them out and this is it

  • Jose Velazquez

    This shitbag is the new “Jane Fonda” of the 21st Century……………

    • Randy Gacke

      Agreed! He not only deserted his post and headed straight for the Taliban but was responsible for the deaths of many of his comrades. Trading five extremely dangerous hand picked Taliban prisoners for this deserter and traitor is nothing short of an abomination. Anyone who treats this miscreant as a hero needs to have their head examined.

  • obiwan57

    Gee, if the President will trade Terrorists for a common traitor, maybe we could go ahead and trade the rest of the terrorists for 300 kidnapped nigerian schoolgirls….. Even better, we could SELL the remaining terrorists to the same guys who BOUGHT the 300 schoolgirls.

  • whydoyoucarewhoiam

    On Point Mr. West! Once again we are at the mercy of
    dimwits in powerful positions. I wouldn’t be shocked if you see this deserter
    getting a medal from the President.

  • Impeach Obama Now!

    Thank you Allen West, for allowing us to speak our mind here at your site!

    I support you!

    Keep Going!

  • Allan Folsom

    Col West, i clicked on this to read the objective facts, you basically were opining. I would like to know more about this guy and why he did what he did.

    • Conservative NOT Racist

      Scroll up Allan. There IS a first hand assessment, and there ARE facts presented. Just because you don’t seem to understand “he walked away from his post” doesn’t change the facts. He WALKED AWAY FROM HIS ASSIGNED POST DURING A COMBAT OPERATION. That makes him a deserter. So, unless you are vying for the job of being his lawyer, you apparently have another agenda, which involves ignoring the facts and making half way excuses. I don’t care about why he did it. And neither should the military. There is NO EXCUSE for desertion, period. If you think there is, then, sorry, but YOU are part of the problem with today’s military. You don’t get to pick and choose which part of your job you will do. SMFH

    • Gracie777

      I’m sure your mainstream propaganda machine will give you the facts.

    • Conservative NOT Racist

      This is a copy and paste from THIS article, since apparently you seem to have missed it……….on purpose?

      russinmaine RichE • 40 minutes ago

      @RichE, this is a first hand assesment of real time events on the ground the night of from a fellow soldier.
      “We were at OP Mest, Paktika Province, Afghanistan. It was a small outpost where B Co 1-501st INF (Airbone) ran operations out of, just an Infantry platoon and ANA counterparts there. The place was an Afghan graveyard. Bergdahl had been acting a little strange, telling people he wanted to “walk the earth” and kept a little journal talking about how he was meant for better things. No one thought anything about it. He was a little “out there”. Next morning he’s gone. We search everywhere, and can’t find him. He left his weapon, his kit, and other sensitive items. He only took some water, a compass and a knife. We find some afghan kids shortly after who saw an american walking north asking about where the taliban are. We get hits on our voice intercepter that Taliban has him, and we were close. We come to realize the kid deserted his post, snuck out of camp and sought out Taliban… to join them. We were in a defensive position at OP Mest, where your focus is to keep people out. He knew where the blind spots were to slip out and that’s what he did. It was supposed to be a 4-day mission but turned into several months of active searching. Everyone was spun up to find this guy. News outlets all over the country were putting out false information. It was hard to see, especially when we knew the truth about what happened and we lost good men trying to find him. PFC Matthew Michael Martinek, Staff Sgt. Kurt Robert Curtiss, SSG Clayton Bowen, PFC Morris Walker, SSG Michael Murphrey, 2LT Darryn Andrews, were all KIA from our unit who died looking for Bergdahl. Many others from various units were wounded or killed while actively looking for Bergdahl. Fighting Increased. IEDs and enemy ambushes increased. The Taliban knew that we were looking for him in high numbers and our movements were predictable. Because of Bergdahl, more men were out in danger, and more attacks on friendly camps and positions were conducted while we were out looking for him. His actions impacted the region more than anyone wants to admit. There is also no way to know what he told the Taliban: Our movements, locations, tactics, weak points on vehicles and other things for the enemy to exploit are just a few possibilities. The Government knows full well that he deserted. It looks bad and is a good propaganda piece for the Taliban. They refuse to acknowledge it. Hell they even promoted him to Sergeant which makes me sick. I feel for his family who only want their son/brother back. They don’t know the truth, or refuse to acknowledge it as well. What he did affected his family and his whole town back home, who don’t know the truth. Either way what matters is that good men died because of him. He has been lying on all those Taliban videos about everything since his “capture”. If he ever returns, he should be tried under the UCMJ for being a deserter and judged for what he did. Bergdahl is not a hero, he is not a soldier or an Infantryman. He failed his brothers. Now, sons and daughters are growing up without their fathers who died for him and he will have to face that truth someday.”

  • OldmanRick

    There will be a CYA moment within the administration to cover up this SNAFU by glossing over the desertion and possible collaboration and paint this individual as a returning hero.

  • kenneth Hadley

    This is still a military matter. Mental issues could come into play. The integrity of the entire U S A Military system hinges on how this case is handled.. Remember, Fox news does not set the standards of behavior for American Soldiers.. This is still in the Military. A serious investigation and possible court martial should be in order….

    • Jay Sands

      neither does barry lyinkenyan dope smoking chairman odumbass.

    • Gracie777

      Well, a deserter gets the royal treatment and a hero’s welcome home, while a Marine who fought for us is being imprisoned in Mexico without so much as a phone call from our Pres.

      • guamdiver

        your right but Obama doesn’t get anywhere with his agenda by getting a guy in mexico out of jail I mean he doesn’t want to rattle the Mexicans governments cage because of this immigration thing he has going

    • guamdiver

      how u gonna get a court marshal when chuck haggle the sect of defense went and is bringing this guy home and even the generals have put on their uniforms and said the poor guy has suffered enough you cant make this stuff up its to screwy for fiction

  • RichE

    I respectfully disagree with this assessment of Mr. Bergdahl. I was never one who jumped on the perverbial bandwagon, especially in the infancy of a story. Mr. Bergdahl was released which is good news of course however let us all allow the story to progress as it may before labeling anyone a deserter or traitor. Those words are very powerful and as we all know nothing has been proven at this point. Shame on people like Allen West for his attempt at smearing a “considered innocent” soldier. Mr. West’s motives should seriously be called into question as it is much too early to determine exactly what happened in this case. Let us all reserve judgment until the process has determined someone’s version of the truth.

    • russinmaine

      @RichE, this is a first hand assesment of real time events on the ground the night of from a fellow soldier.
      “We were at OP Mest, Paktika Province, Afghanistan. It was a small outpost where B Co 1-501st INF (Airbone) ran operations out of, just an Infantry platoon and ANA counterparts there. The place was an Afghan graveyard. Bergdahl had been acting a little strange, telling people he wanted to “walk the earth” and kept a little journal talking about how he was meant for better things. No one thought anything about it. He was a little “out there”. Next morning he’s gone. We search everywhere, and can’t find him. He left his weapon, his kit, and other sensitive items. He only took some water, a compass and a knife. We find some afghan kids shortly after who saw an american walking north asking about where the taliban are. We get hits on our voice intercepter that Taliban has him, and we were close. We come to realize the kid deserted his post, snuck out of camp and sought out Taliban… to join them. We were in a defensive position at OP Mest, where your focus is to keep people out. He knew where the blind spots were to slip out and that’s what he did. It was supposed to be a 4-day mission but turned into several months of active searching. Everyone was spun up to find this guy. News outlets all over the country were putting out false information. It was hard to see, especially when we knew the truth about what happened and we lost good men trying to find him. PFC Matthew Michael Martinek, Staff Sgt. Kurt Robert Curtiss, SSG Clayton Bowen, PFC Morris Walker, SSG Michael Murphrey, 2LT Darryn Andrews, were all KIA from our unit who died looking for Bergdahl. Many others from various units were wounded or killed while actively looking for Bergdahl. Fighting Increased. IEDs and enemy ambushes increased. The Taliban knew that we were looking for him in high numbers and our movements were predictable. Because of Bergdahl, more men were out in danger, and more attacks on friendly camps and positions were conducted while we were out looking for him. His actions impacted the region more than anyone wants to admit. There is also no way to know what he told the Taliban: Our movements, locations, tactics, weak points on vehicles and other things for the enemy to exploit are just a few possibilities. The Government knows full well that he deserted. It looks bad and is a good propaganda piece for the Taliban. They refuse to acknowledge it. Hell they even promoted him to Sergeant which makes me sick. I feel for his family who only want their son/brother back. They don’t know the truth, or refuse to acknowledge it as well. What he did affected his family and his whole town back home, who don’t know the truth. Either way what matters is that good men died because of him. He has been lying on all those Taliban videos about everything since his “capture”. If he ever returns, he should be tried under the UCMJ for being a deserter and judged for what he did. Bergdahl is not a hero, he is not a soldier or an Infantryman. He failed his brothers. Now, sons and daughters are growing up without their fathers who died for him and he will have to face that truth someday.”

      • RichE

        russinmaine, first of all sir, thank you for your incredible service to our great country. I cannot and will not dispute your version sir. You were there, not I. My post simply wanted to convey the importance of allowing this story to play out and then we can make a decision on the status of Mr. Bergdahl.

        If indeed, Mr. Bergdahl deserted leaving his brothers behind then I hope he meets swift justice. I have no regard at all for a person that would willingly turn his back on his country.

    • Cheryl Lynn Smith-Bell

      It’s all BS to deflect the pressure from der leader! He wasn’t held. Ans what religion is the father, Hmm? Is he Amish or Muslim?

      • RichE

        I agree to a point Ms. Bell-Smith.

        If indeed, Mr. Bergdahl deserted leaving his brothers behind then I hope he meets swift justice. I have no regard at all for a person that would willingly turn his back on his country.

    • carol

      Mr Bergdahl posted on Facebook which was later removed stating he is working to release all gitmo prisoners…and during the press conference spoke in the Afghan language…if that doesn’t scream traitors…i don’t know what does.

      • RichE

        I would agree with you however I can’t say that I have heard Mr. Bergdahl speak an Afghan language. It’s been tough to follow the different media accounts that offer their versions of this story so as I initially stated, let us allow the story to unfold and over time we will come to our own conclusions.

      • guamdiver

        ur the kink of guy whose been waiting since 2008 for things to unfold well look up there is and anvil over ur head

      • RichE

        Ha Ha Ha! I’m simply waiting to see/hear what transpires. Now that he is “free” I will wait and watch this story unfold and base my decision on that. I’m in no hurry however the truth of what actually occurred needs to be told. I wasn’t there and if you were then I can appreciate your comments. Take Care.

      • carol

        It was during the press conference with Obama…it was very very strange..and what is even stranger…no one is reporting on it..YouTube the conference…you will see for yourself.

    • Michael L Clark

      If you watch the footage of Obama and the father you can hear the father praise allah and see King Obama smile. I might believe it was an attempt to save his son, but the fact is, he was already released. Now we have 5 high level terrorist free and someone who has spent 5 years with the enemy. why would his father think after 5 years he would not be able to understand english?

    • Dave Clark

      Colonel West is not judging or smearing. He is stating fact as found in the UCMJ. What should happen (and the Liberal press needs to keep their noses out of it) is that the soldier abandoned his post and was not captured or tortured and caused the death of a number of soldiers who went looking for him. This soldier should face an Arfticle 32 hearing (much like a Grand Jury) to determine if the Army should go forward with a Court Martial. If the Article 32 hearing concludes there is enough evidence to go forward, thenhe definitely should be Court Martialed. Now that being said if convicted, he should be given a Dishonorable Discharge and sentenced to life in a military prison. If sentenced to death, it then fall on the hands of the sitting President following all appeals to issue a death warrant ….. but if this happens while Obama is in office, there will be no death warrant because Obama is protecting one of his own.

    • guamdiver

      we heard last night from people who were at his fob and they said the guy walked away with nothing but water and a compass and later questioning some young people while searching for this guy they said he asked if they knew where the Taliban was so if it walks like a duck and quakes like a duck its probably and damn duck

  • Domenick

    Obama has made terrorism negotiable and terrorists untouchable. Who’s next the Blind Sheik ?

    • Gary

      He already tried the Blind Sheik twice and got busted in the transfer process.

  • jmarioneaux .

    All these terrorists are saying you suckers we fooled you again.

  • Chanel

    This is crazy. The man mailed clothes back to his parents, said he was embarassed to be an American, learned how to speak other languages, never was a team player with his group, he walked away leaving his gun, there is a lot more he did that leads people to think he did desert his own.

    • Paul Rifenberg

      …and still hasn’t shave off his Taliban beard.

  • Guest

    SO… Obama traded one anti-American for four anti-American. Therefore, Obama is anti-American and a traitor.

    • Gary

      Pretty much.

      Why trade 1 traitor for 5 high level terrorists, why not just leave them all where they were? Pretty simple answer.

      Obama and Liberal America are completely useless morons that should go the way of their brethren Nazi counter parts.

    • Ray Rittenhouse

      Either that or as stupid as a Box of Rocks???Do you sleep on Earth at Night?Where have you been?

  • PhilDirt

    There can’t be a true investigation because if it is found out that he did desert his post then the President exchanged 5 very dangerous men for a deserter instead of a hero. That would not sit well with the American public.

    • steve wieters

      It would sit better if our college students knew what state they live in. Most don’t even know that. Some do not know Geography or Science.Not to mention our Constitution. Public schools do not teach anymore , They indoctrinate and brainwash. Just look at Berkley. They spawned some of the most violent Student organizations ever. The SDS for example , The SLA for another.And…of course the Weathermen underground. Also…some of these are now in top places in the current Government. Now just how did that happen? Very quietly.

    • guamdiver

      it already isn’t setting well but what usually happens is only about 30-40 percent of registered voters vote. they figure it wont make a difference but 60 more percent voters sure as hell would we cant impeach Obama until we have the senate because the house brings the impeachment documents and the senate shoots it down because they have all the votes I know people better wake up and do something unless they want to take poshton langage lessons

  • Jack Perry

    So… Obama traded one anti-American criminal for five anti-American criminal, therefore Obama is 1) anti-American, 2) a traitor, 3) a criminal

  • David

    Unfortunately I expect to see a cover up or some other misdirection. The people of north america lost their balls a long time ago.

    • Gracie777

      We lost our balls in 2008.

    • Dave Clark

      It is sad to say, we have lost our balls when we allow criminals like Obama to become the Chief Executive, Reid to become Senate Majority Leader and Boehner to become Speaker of the House, not to mention McCain and Graham who support Reid and Obama even though they claim to be Republicans. I do know for certian, McCain Senior is roling over in his grave at the antics that his son is pulling and McCain Junior needs to step down as a Senator from Arizona and quit his bending over for Obama to pork him in the arse.

      • steve wieters

        BABAAAWAWAWAHAHAHA!!!!!

    • steve wieters

      I remember during the Vietnam war CBS interviewed Li Duc To of the North Vietnamese Government. I think it was around 1969. He said something like; We know we will never defeat the US militarily. We will get you in your schools and University’s. Your media and other venues. Time is on our side and you will not win”. We shall defeat you in your own homes”. We all thought he was nut’s. But look at what going on now. A different enemy, but the same idea. Get us from within. That’s what is going on now and I think most of us realize that now. I do not think it is too late. We must not “Roll over”! We must go to the Poll’s in droves and let it be known that this crap stops with us! now.We can reverse the damage.

      • David

        I agree that its not too late. I disagree that voting will change anything. The only way anything will change is when people are held responsible for their actions. Instead of blaming a politician we blame a party. Instead.of blaming a reporter we blame the.company. instead.of blaming a murderer we blame guns or mysoginy. These people come in every color race religion or political stripe. Its time for us to not allow the behavior anymore. Unfortunately our society is more interested in what’s comfortable and safe than in what is right.

      • steve wieters

        So true. People won’t leave their comfort zones. But, It’s going to be taken away.

  • sumsrent

    I recall watching the father speak on the TV… and I noticed his long unkept beard… and I was thinking… something ain’t right here…
    Now reading this story… and knowing that the MB is easily identified by their unkept beards with huge bruises on their foreheads [as a token of their devotion to prayer]…
    It wouldn’t surprise me to discover that the Bergdhal family was Islamic and this entire capture scheme was set up to get Guantanamo prisoners released.
    Folks… we can never trust any muslim… NEVER!

    • NSB008

      Oh yeah you Christians are soooo trustworthy..how many of our soldiers were killed and wounded because you Christians were to soooo trustworthy for the excuses you gave to get us involved into 2 wars!

      • Gary

        The key word moron “war” what did you expect people get into a war and not get killed.

        The truth of the matter is Muslims never choose a side, they flip flop so no one trusts them. And rightfully so.

      • Ray Rittenhouse

        Wars that were fought because Morons like you keep your head up your ass and walk around thinking everything is Lovely…..

      • Gracie777

        Couldn’t have said it better NSB. NICE ONE.

      • NSB008

        Yeah Ray..unfortunately it was people like yourself that was walking with your heads up your asses that got us into totally unnecessary wars..it is just like you Christians to send off your young to fight useless wars just so a few holier than thou Christians can get richer.

      • Pappa Bear

        It is were genious , and you are welcome for your freedom to not choose a religion .

      • Ray Rittenhouse

        That has to be one of the dumbest remarks I have heard from a Troll in years..But ok for Terrorist to Start their Holy Wars in the Name of Allah..and kill everything in sight in that Name?

      • NSB008

        OOOOOH yeah..like you CHRISTIANS didn’t kill millions in the name of Christ…if you know what a dictionary is, look up the word HYPOCRITE..it’s got your name next to it!

      • Ray Rittenhouse

        Almost thought you had a Brain there for a Min but what was I thinking???Time to go in the real world ASS-WIPE…So drink your Kool-Aide and say good nite I have more fun with Racist that Have Half a Brain…Nite Nite…….

      • NSB008

        Yeah most of you are exactly that..racist and with half a brain!

      • Randy Gacke

        Your response reeks of ignorance and the idiocy of liberalism. Anyone who would defend Muslims by somehow blaming Christians is a lost sole. The good news is, maybe we could trade you to the Taliban for a legitimate American POW in the future. Sounds like maybe you’re Muslim already. By the way, did you know that several or our soldiers were killed searching for this deserter when he abdicated his post?

      • NSB008

        Me Muslim?..NO..I do not subscribe to any religion..that’s why I don’t drink anyones Kool Aid..I like to think for myself and if more people had questioned the reasons we were going to war, there would be a lot less fewer of our young men and women six feet underground..religion is the biggest FRAUD perpetrated upon mankind and anyone who believes these wars was over religion or freedom has drunk way more than their share of the kool aid..it was for one single reason..MONEY..and guess what..the people who made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of it, got NOTHING!

      • Pappa Bear

        Enjoy your franks and beans while you look for your baseball.

      • 19gundog43

        Don’t be to hard on the moron, his mother was run over while chasing a car.

      • Andrew Harwood

        ME AMERICAN? YES…I WONDER IF YOU HAD BEEN IN THOSE BUILDINGS ON SEPT 11 AND SURVIVED WOULD YOU STILL FEEL THE SAME……….AND EVERYONE KNOWS KOOL AID IS BAD FOR YOU! OSAMA BIN LAUDIN WAS A VERY RICH MAN AND WAS SUPERB AT RAISING MONEY FOR HIS WAR ON AMERICANS OF ALL FAITH OR LACK THEREOF.

      • NSB008

        Yes..I had been in those buildings, and although I did not personally lose anyone in those attacks, I have several friends that did lose family members,co workers and friends..so I may have a closer tie to those attacks than most people posting on here..but to say that one any one religion is “evil” because of the action of few…well obviously they have not read the Bible nor do they remember their history..the Crusades ring a bell?..as I stated in the above response, I do not subscribe to any religion, but some these holier thou Christians just need to look in the mirror because they have more blood on their hands than anyone else..but because it is someone half way across the world, and don’t drink the same kool aid as you, it’s ok to label them as murderers or just outright kill them.

      • Guest

        The Crusades were launched because Islam just conquered Anatolia (modern day Turkey) from the Byzantines due to treachery and were starting to kill Christian pilgrims traveling to the Holy Land. It was to retake lands that Islam conquered by force hundreds of years earlier. Whatever you think of them, they did throw back Islam’s forward movement towards Europe.

      • 100Colleges.com

        anything Obama does is instantly condemned by the fascist right. not even worth arguing with these clowns. if he was a deserter he should be punished… but first let’s put him on trial.

      • James Crooke

        I am agnostic and they are right you cant trust any Muslim. They are your friends only if convenient. I also agree that Christians in general arent much better but they are better.

      • NSB008

        Anyone who does anything under the guise of religion should NOT be trusted!..Christians are NO better than Muslims, Jews, Buddhists or any other religious sect out there.

      • 19gundog43

        You are flaming idiot and liar. Missed the short bus today Cupcake?

      • NSB008

        yeah I missed the short bus, but seems like you have been on it for quite a while.

    • steve wieters

      That big unkept beard is for RPG storage.

    • 19gundog43

      Same here. Smelled a rat as soon as I saw daddy. Looks like a freaking Imam.

  • HammerNH

    Obama looking out for his Muslime Brothers. Again.

    Have you asked your politicians?

    Why was Amb Stevens in Benghazi on 9/11?

    Answer: to meet with the Turks who were acting as the pipeline for Libyan weapons (mostly shoulder fired anti-aircraft missiles) to the MuslimE Brotherhood in Syria.

    The CIA station was the weapons clearing house in Benghazi.

    Why did Stevens only have ‘local security’?
    Because he was to be (phony) “kidnapped” so B. Hussein Obama could “trade” the Blind Sheik for him.

    Morsi in Egypt had been agitating for the sheik’s release since that summer.

    The 2 brave Navy SEALs who refused to ‘stand down’ made the kidnap plan look like a double cross, so the jihadis – who have not even been pursued much less killed/captured – killed Stevens.

    The orders (for the fake kidnapping, the stand-down and the fake video story) probably would have come first from Valerie Jarrett (Iranian in the white house
    pulling Obama’s strings).

    http://beforeitsnews.com/opinion-conservative/2013/05/retired-four-star-admiral-blows-whistle-on-benghazi-with-new-evidence-2646574.html

    • crawfordjim@bellsouth.net

      Jarrett is extremely dangerous and should be treated as an enemy POW by the next administration.

    • steve wieters

      You hit that one right!

  • Bill MacDonald

    I ditto all comments below this comment.

  • jmarioneaux .

    That is why our enemies are doing everything now. Just look at Iran they are marching toward a nuke and don’t even fear a US strike. Look at Putin he is making deals with China. America is a forgone country.

  • Kendall Southern

    This whole thing only shows how incompetent the Obama administration is, not how merciful. You have jeopardized the lives of ALL Americans to save the life of 1 deserter, who has said he was ashamed to even be American. The father of this “soldier” has converted to Islam. Go look at the fathers Twitter page – SHAMEFUL. This was just another attempt for Obama to say “look what I can do”. Yes sir, look at what you have done….. screwed us all again. Thanks

    • DAmyS

      My thoughts exactly, Kendall–you hit the nail on the head.

    • Sandra Y. Freeman

      I couldn’t have said it better!!

      • guamdiver

        another thing that might be of interest I saw on another web site (very reliable source . a video from ted cruz where he said 40 democractic senators want to start an amendment to the 1st amendment that will muzzle so to speak ordinary americans from not critizing the government because that are catching flack from the citizens back home because they aren’t doing their jobs and they don’t like these quote inconvient comments the websites like this and the tea party and fox news keep giving people the truth and the democrats in the senate want all of our imput stopped if that’s not a crock of bs I don’t know what is

    • RaDonna Marshall

      Not incompetent…intentional

  • Aida Payton

    indeed Bowe Bergdalh is Taliban, you have your troops deserted and killed he is traitor and coward if he is real American who protect the his country: in spite of those 911-2001 attack how many American lost their lives attack by this terrorist? Bowe Bergdalh must put to prison being deserted his troops and have them killed a traitor. the way I look at it he is not even American. exactly like my neighbor.

  • R.A. McClain

    Excellent, as always, Col West, and I hope that ‘our’ media can get the word out and keep it out, in spite of MSM. He certainly appears to be a traitor-deserter, and father very pro-Islamist as well. Very, very bad stuff.

  • John

    Sure hope Berghdahl gets a chance to face his accusers, his fellow soldiers who risked their lives looking for him. Interesting TV.

    • RaDonna Marshall

      Will never happen nor will his trial ever happen.

  • jmarioneaux .

    If I would be a NAVY SEALS I would shot him on site.

  • bigal64

    “Homeland” playing out in real life …

    • S_Stephen

      That was the very first thought when I heard of his release

  • Dottie Fincham

    So why did the Army promote a deserter twice while he’s been in captiivity?

    • James Crooke

      good question Dottie and actually they could not have promoted him to SGT if he had been promoted to E4 in abstentia. E5 requires you to go before a board and compete against all E4’s in your unit along with other E4’s within your specialty through out the army unless that has changed since my retirement. In fact I had two friends that were captured in the Embassy in Iran and they were not promoted while being held captured for over 400 days.

      • guamdiver

        he got promoted by what we used to call hochi min advancement in other words his case was bumped by the military and they gave him sgts stripes they did that during that jungle war otherwise known as meritorious advancement. what a crock in this case in that war officers might be taken prisoner but enlisted nope usually killed. and this guy here was actively helping the Taliban this stinks to high heaven I still am naïve enough to hope that congress and the American people raise hell about this so called prisoner exchange . but im not going to hold my breath

    • RaDonna Marshall

      Army also promoted the doctor that killed our soldiers in a ‘workplace violence’ while he was convicted and in jail! Still receives his pay and pension. Does that make any sense either??

    • John Zych

      Captain American saved millions and wasn’t promoted once while he was frozen for 70 years!

  • Gordon Waite

    Is it true that Bergdahl was and is of the Muslim faith? His mom and dad are disgusting in their appearance!

    • RaDonna Marshall

      NOT only Muslims but supporters of the Taliban. His dad is STILL on a crusade to release ALL gitmo prisoners. He posted a tweet and then removed it, but not soon enough to be discovered.
      They have asked the press to give them time ‘to heal”…what a crock!

  • Kim Hosburgh

    Has anyone seen this? This man is pro-muslim, a jihadist!

    http://conservativebyte.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/free-guantanimo-prisoners.png

  • David Akers

    There is a simple explanation that most people don’t want to even consider. It ties back to a quote from his father (a tweet he deleted but is still available), where he stays that he is still working to free all Afghanistan prisoners held in Guantanamo….. His son walks away from his post (deserted), was captured and not killed, his father wants to free taliban prisoners. .. coincidence? No. It was a plan to have his son captured (which his son actively took a role in)to free taliban prisoners. Sickening traitors.

  • RaDonna Marshall

    Another dirty secret about Rev. Jackson obtaining the release…is MONEY. You can be assured money exchanged hands through a ‘non-governmental’ individual to protect Clinton. They knew Jackson had no clout in changing the direction of the war…it was about MONEY…

  • Fred P!

    Is there any chance he was mentally ill? I mean, a normal soldier would have to believe that wandering away from his unit would mean losing his head. Is there a chance that there is something else to play here in this story?

    • Susannah

      There are reports that he was looking to join the afghans on purpose. Couple that with his dad learning the language and sending sympathetic tweets to afghan leaders, it all adds up. He left his rifle and body armor behind and took a camera and water, after sending an email home that he was ashamed to be an American and felt bad for the afghans.

  • Terry Spry

    some might think I am heartless! I am not! I have family in the military past and presence. I see the stress and health issues they deal with. I am proud of all of them, now this is what I want answered from our officials, this young man needs to answer questions on WHY he disobeyed orders he needs consequences for his stupidity! and not just a oh shoot! . you suffered enough! he left his post! I want to know why our president felt 5 really bad guys were the right choices to be let go so this young man can come home! I don’t believe the crap that he was very ill! when/where does the lies stop!?what is the political gains? I will never believe we will monitor them properly for the next 2 years. they will do more harm! I can feel this mother’s happiness. pain, and heartache. she has her son still! he is coming home.then again other mothers lost theirs for just because ? this young man was not happy with his military life as it was .( my family went to Afghanistan they did not whine to their mom back home or my case his wife)! our guys were trying to free him! some gave the ultimate! others followed orders!this young man will have a connection to these families the rest of his life. I would call this release a straight flush! the bad guys hand won , while ours folded! the price was too high . we have lost some honor here because this admins feel they don’t have to follow our laws . some they do and some not . congress should have had 30 days notice! who to say they would had not had valuable insight to bring this young man home! Americans will be targets again! they the Taliban know more about this admins weakness! and where their honor lies . its fishy/ washy! it was a weak decision to fold this way! may all of our military stay alert. god bless them all. my motto would be trust no one!

  • Stamos

    We traded 5 Muslim killers for one Muslim coward all under the guise of a phony prisoner swap. Bergdahl was no prisoner. He walked away from his sworn duties and chose to join the other side. He made that clear through his own communications with his family before he walked away. The family’s of the soldiers who lost their lives because of this coward need to step up and demand he be tried for their murders.
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/06/02/we-lost-soldiers-in-the-hunt-for-bergdahl-a-guy-who-walked-off-in-the-dead-of-night.html

  • insanityinutah

    Nothing close to being objective…….never trust the military leadership’s report on any incident where they are trying to cover up the loss of a soldier. Guess what he is out of the military now, has spent his time and should be released he is not subject to the UCMJ at this point and I think the investigation into his disappearance should be done by a federal agency by persons who have never served in the military….a real objective point of view. I have seen too may CYA actions by commanding officers and their support personnel. Lets see.

    • Mark Terrill

      you are an idiot

    • Joseph Waters

      He has not been discharged from the Army to date so therefor he is subject to the UCMJ.

    • cvr527

      He is not out of the military! He was and is subject to the UCMJ for his actions. Abandoning you post in war time is one of the most serious offenses a soldier can commit. It is obvious you have no clue what you are talking, have enough humility to admit your lack of knowledge and refrain from commenting on subjects you know nothing about.

  • porterv

    Don’t be surprised when the Democrats clean up this “hero’s” image and run him for the senate. The Republicans did it with John “Songbird” McCain.

  • Toodumtu

    If we rely on any information from this sorry aas excuse of a president, and anyone in this administration, we will never know the truth of the matter.

  • Sherill Weber

    I just can’t believe that Obama traded 5 top dangerous terrorists for him,,,well being it was Obama I guess I can but he broke the US law about trading and behind Congress back. But I guess that’s ok as far as he’s concerned because he used his pen and phone to do it. What a slap in the face to Bergdahl’s fellow soldiers who went looking for him, some dying because he left his post and this is how they are remembered. Of course Bergdahl will get a hero’s welcome from his home town and of course the media will be all over it. This guy deserted his post, sent his personal belonging home before he deserted and tweeted to his dad he was disgusted with the war and felt unamerican. And he is going to get a heroes welcome???? I don’t know if the tweets that his dad was suppose to write were real or not or if somebody made that up because they were so pissed off about this. Obama and Rice claim they had to get him home because his health was in bad shape,,,then Rice comes on the news and said he is in good health. He will never go to trial for desertion because Obama will say he suffered those 5 years. Didn’t look like he was suffering much every time the terrorist showed his picture. And my question has always been why did the terrorist kill him like they did everybody else? Obama had better pray those terrorists that he released don’t attack and kill anybody any where. Because he will have blood on his hands. I would love to hear what other veterans have to say about this and especially those that severed with Bergdahl. He is no hero. He is a POS.

    • jimzimmerman

      Maybe he will have Hanoi Jane and Swift boat Kerry as his HONORED Grand Marshals

      • Sherill Weber

        Probably. But I won’t be watching it on TV. And I don’t feel happy for his mother either that her son is coming home. As a veteran’s wife,,,I will be mourning those 6 that lost their lives searching for this POS. There are mothers who’s sons came home in a coffin, wives who’s husbands came home in a coffin and children who’s dads came home in a coffin because of a deserter. I consider Bergdahl a traitor to this country and he may not have pulled the trigger but he killed those 6 soldier.

  • Jack

    I would like very much to see the facts, and any actual reports on this. Simply, too many don’t know the exact situation. May have happened exactly like this.
    Quite frankly, before I see any proof one way or another, I for one will not make any assumptions.

    Has anyone else here who’s crying “decomcrats are awful and cover up the truth comments” got any more proof than this persons “objective” view?

    Frankly, unless it’s going to at least try to link to proof in either direction, can you really call this any more objective than what everyone else is saying?

  • WestPoint78

    Uh, Allen West ought to know about UCMJ, it was used to force him out of the Army. He’s one to talk.

    • robocop33

      Care to provide any facts to back that up?

      • WestPoint78
      • http://batman-news.com Goose10001

        Really? That’s your backup? Geez louise. So WestPoint, let’s put you in his shoes and you’re trying to get information out of this guy you know is plotting to assassinate you. What would you do? Buy him McDonald’s? Come back when you really have something.

      • WestPoint78

        You need to read the UCMJ and understand rules of engagement. You can’t just grab people you think are trying to kill you. The US army investigated and Allen est was lucky he didn’t go to jail. You obviously know nothing about the military.

      • JS

        And I don’t think you understand about Troop Welfare!

      • WestPoint78

        lets see West Point grad, 7 years active Army Captain, paratrooper, yeah, what would i know about troop welfare?

      • JS

        Then what say you from the Long Grey Line about his comment? Asked if he would act differently under similar circumstances, West testified, “If it’s about the lives of my soldiers at stake, I’d go through hell with a gasoline can.”

      • WestPoint78

        He’s required to follow the rules and laws set out by the UCMJ and his commanders. If he was concerned about the welfare of his men, he needed to address that with higher command. Just because its a war doesn’t mean its a free for all. No evidence of an attack or plans of an attack was ever found from the witness he assaulted. And its just rings so false to me that he stands up on a soap box afterwards and wraps his soldiers lives around his actions. EVERY COMMANDER feels EXACTLY that way, but they don’t violate the law to do it. It would be like the police just grabbing people off the street who they suspected of crimes and beating them up and threatening to kill them to the point of firing a gun off near their head in a simulated execution to get them to talk. Those are the tactics of Nazi germany, Stalinist Russia, Maoist China. Fascists and thugs. that’s your hero? Good luck with that.

      • JS

        I’m gonna go out on a limb here and assume you don’t believe in water-boarding either, I mean enhanced interrogation. I don’t second guess a Commander in the field. It is easy to cast dispersion’s from the comfort of our Accounting firm. I’m sorry, I’m gonna side with the troops on the ground, or the cops in the middle of “it”. I can’t and I know you didn’t appreciate Monday Morning Quarterbacks or REMF’s second guessing you, unless of course you were one.

      • WestPoint78

        no, i don’t believe in water boarding. I believe in the rule of law, whether i like it or not. The US has to lead and behave accordingly. Just like the Lt who got 20 years today for killing 3 guys that were scouting his patrol. A jury ruled he did not have probable cause to kill them. Was it suspicious? sure, but you can’t kill or assualt people based on your suspicions.There are rules, you violate them, you pay. Its what separates us from animals.

      • JS

        Well at least you and I agree on something, those we are fighting are animals.

      • WestPoint78

        by the way, we receive hours and hours of training and instruction on these very issues at West Point. Key point: Always take the high road.

      • JS

        Well I was in the Corps and we were taught to accomplish the mission and take care of our Marines!

      • JS

        Besides, this is the guy you should be pissed about.

        Defense Department source confirms that many within the intelligence community harbor serious outstanding concerns not only that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl may have been a deserter but that he may have been an active collaborator with the enemy.

      • Jay

        1st ‘rule’ of engagement, kill the other guy before he kills you.

      • 19gundog43

        Sounds like the closest WestPoint got the military was watching Gomer Pile USMC. LT. Candy Ass.

      • R1R2L2

        YOU CALL YOURSELF AN AMERICAN AND STAND UP FOR A COWARD USING A GARBAGE NEWS NETWORK AS A SOURCE. YOU DON’T EVEN DESERVE TO LIVE IN AMERICA. SERVING IN THE SERVICE IS AN HONOR AND FELLOW WAR VETS DON’T TRY TO COVER UP FOR A COWARD.

      • WestPoint78

        You can google Allen West and his troubles with the law anywhere numbskull. He was essentially thrown out. FYI, I served my time, i can say whatever I like. And by the way, in America , you are innocent until proven guilty. Nobody really knows what happened to SGT BERgdahl. Only fascists like you jump to conclusions without facts.

      • JS

        There is no “innocent until proven guilty” under the UCMJ. During a hearing held as part of an Article 32 investigation in November 2003, West stated, “I know the method I used was not right, but I wanted to take care of my soldiers.” The charges were ultimately referred to an Article 15 proceeding rather than court-martial, at which West was fined $5,000. Lieutenant Colonel West accepted the judgment and retired with full benefits in the summer of 2004. Asked if he would act differently under similar circumstances, West testified, “If it’s about the lives of my soldiers at stake, I’d go through hell with a gasoline can.” At his hearing, West said that there were no ambushes against American forces in Taji until he was relieved of his leadership post a month later. After West’s retirement he received more than 2,000 letters and e-mails offering him moral support. A letter supporting West was signed by 95 members of Congress and sent to the Secretary of the Army.

      • WestPoint78

        he’s lucky. If he’d gone to Court Martial he’d have been thrown out, might have spent time in jail and would be considered a convicted felon. Damn lucky.

      • Mark

        Hey “numbskull”, this thread isn’t about Allen West. You treasonous libtards always try to change the subject to divert the conversation away from the real issue. Regardless of what West ever did in the past, we smell a rat regarding Bergdahl, stay on topic or go away. Even if you discredit West, it doesn’t change the facts about Bergdahl that demand an investigation, while the left tries to sweep it under the rug. All you’re doing is killing the messenger. Your poor attempt to smear West to go off topic is an elementary liberal tactic that insults our intelligence. Let me ask you, do all of your sources have a lily white past? Oh, so you cherry pick which ones will collaborate your misguided beliefs. Also, you whine about name-calling then turn around and call someone a “numbskull”. Sorry, but you my friend are a joke.

      • WestPoint78

        uh, take a look at the top of page, numbskull. Its Allen West’s page and his comments about Sgt Bergdahl. You blind in addition to intellectually challenged? I cannot insult your intelligence, you don’t have any. ITs a matter of public record that Allen West was serious legal trouble and was fined as well as shown the door. I know you teabaggers think he is a gem, the one and done Congressman who couldn’t even get re elected in a gerrymandered district. you ride him and Marco, sarah, Ted, Rand…..good luck with that. And i didn’t say anything about sweeping this under the rug. But the man is entitled to the same protection under the law that Allen West was given and the presumption of innocence that we all have in this country. At least that’s the way real americans view it. Not the fascists like you though.

      • Mark

        Thanks for all the insults…too bad that doesn’t mitigate the issue. I think we agree that there needs to be an investigation, but I still stand by my assertion that you are off topic. And basically, you’ve got nothing other than insults and poor attempts to discredit the messenger. Very unimpressive.

      • WestPoint78

        uh, you started the whole thing with the name calling. And you are entitled to your opinion and i think you are wrong. And I’m entitled to mine. When you get thrown out of the Army for misconduct, you have no right to point your finger at others. I think that’s a salient point. And i have not heard a sinlge person from any side of the political aisle say that this doesn’t deserve a close look. you’re just embarassed since you think Allen West is a genius and he’s just a loud mouth jack ass.

      • Brian

        And FOX News is credible? Keep drinking that Sean Hannity kool-aid! If it comes from FOX News…..it must have been on the internet…..and therefore it MUST be true!

      • robocop33

        Okay, so West was asked about an interrogation of a Afghan Police Officer who was really a Taliban operative, (another word for that is ‘spy’ and sped to be shot), where he actually had the spy tossed to the ground and West fired one round into a barrel of sand that they use to clear weapons. The spy cracked and told of the ambush that was set up with the intent of killing Col. West and his men. That saved the life of not only Col. West but a number of Troops under him. Frankly I don’t see where what he did was that much of a problem when by the rules of war he could have taken this POS out and executed him! Additionally this incident had NO effect on the Col.’s eligibility to retire and his pension. The Col chose to retire after nearly 20 years to return to civilian life and become involved in politics so that he might help right the wrongs he was able to witness in the Obama administration. I still like the guy and would serve under him, especially because he supported his troops.

      • WestPoint78

        you didn’t read the article. He was in Iraq, not Afghanistan. And the information Allen West got proved to be of no value, since the Police officer was so distraght he simply started supplying names in fear of his life. Like a lot of information gained under duress, it was of no value. And if he had been taken out and executed, Allen West would be in prison for the rest of his life for murder. Allen West was essentially forced to retire after his Article 15 and was lucky that he was not Court Maritaled or he would have likely lost all his pension and benefits and been jailed. Instead, he went on to be a one and done loud mouth Congressman. There are rules in the militaary and laws. And they need to be followed. ESPECIALLY by troops in combat. That’s called discipline and its why we train. He may have been an OK commander, I don’t know. But he clearly had a loose screw somewhere.

    • loran

      Yes, technically that is true, but then how do you give credence to Obama and what he did. Is that not much worse in your eyes? Col. West did what he did to protect how troops. This Sgt. Bregdahl got other troops killed in the search for him. Just how do you square this?

      • WestPoint78

        The facts about what happened with Sgt Bergdahl are not all known at this time. He’s entitled to defend himself. He very well may be guilty of desertion and should be treated accordingly. The facts about Allen West are well known and documented and he got his day in court. You can’t just grab people and threaten to kill them. And he could have spent a decade in jail for it, he’s lucky.

      • fxr60

        You can in war time!!!

      • WestPoint78

        you cannot grab people, beat them and threaten to kill them while firing off a gun near their heads. Even in war. And especially when you don’t get it right. And an Article 32 investigation agree’s with me.

      • Jay

        but the live’s saved don’t agree with you

      • loran

        Excuse me, when the members of his own platoon come forward and say the same things over and over, we really don’t need anymore information. Couple that with the fact that the Army forced some soldiers who went looking for him to sign non-disclosure forms tells us more about the administration than one would think.

      • WestPoint78

        So lets just take him out and shoot him then since you know everything right? thank god its America. He’d entitled to due process and you don’t know ANYTHING about this except what you hear on Faux.

      • loran

        OK, I see you are a statist/leftist. That’s fine. I DO NOT watch FNC any longer and I am a much happier man and husband. I am also a vet and know something about the UCMJ. Believe what you must. Defend Obama to the best of your ability. But remember what we said when the bullet hits the bone.

      • WestPoint78

        dead wrong. Card carrying Republican. I just hate what has happened to the party. The neanderthals have taken over and split it in half. And the result is gonna be Dems in the white house for the forseeable future. And part of being an intelligent introspective human being is taking responsibilty for what i have done. not projecting it over the fence. which is exactly what the GOP has done. They refuse to accept the quagmire Bush created and blame Obama for everything including the sun coming up in the morning and the big bang. In the mean time this polarization has just arrested the country and is ripping it to shreds. If that is the goal, congrats, you’ve won. I haven’t posted one thing here in the defense of Obama. He got elected to make decsions and just because they aren’t what you want you throw a 3 year old temper tantrum. At least he does SOMETHING, unlike the GOP congress which just sits with its finger up its ass almost to the elbow. It just cracks me up how grossly hypocritical the right is when they point their finger at him after what BUsh and cheney did for 8 years and use that as an excuse not to do the things that need to be done to help this country. THAT is treasonous.

      • loran

        Sir, I am a TEA party member. Does that make me a NEANDERTHAL? Don’t be so sure that the dems will win again. Maybe you cannot see what is really happening. Why did the TEA Party come into existence? The establishment Republicans have NOT done what they were elected to do. It does not matter what Dubya did or didn’t do. That is ancient history. You are correct, About the GOP and we of the TEA Party are working very hard to return this nation to our Constitution. You could join us and help in this endeavor or remain on the sidelines like you are and bitch about it. Have you ever heard of the “convention of states” organization? That is another project which is catching fire for all our benefits. How many more scandals must this nation endure of Obama? How many more laws will he break before anyone takes action against him?

      • WestPoint78

        well, when you look around your political party and everyone else is a neanderthal, i guess if the shoe fits, wear it. Sarah? Michelle? Ted Cruz? Rand Paul? That’s all you got? no credibility None. And it showed in the primaries. YOu guys got BURIED. People are tired of your crap already. And EVERY administration has scandal. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. This administrations are small in comparison to Bush. THOUSANDS of dead bodies under Bush, iraq, Afg, Katrina. CIA Agents intentionally outted as retribution to cover up lies. you WISH it was ancient history. But its not. So you politicize EVERYTHING you don’t like as scandal. I don’t bitch at all. And I’m not on the sidelines, trust me. The Dems and people with moderate views, like me, are winning. We will continue to win. The ones aganst racism, misogynism and homophobia and mass slaughter of innocents by failure to control guns. Hillary will win. And fill the SCOTUS with moderates and liberals.You bitch about the growth of govt but there are a 1 million less govies now than there were during KENNEDY when the country was half its current size. What bullsh#t. In 5 years, the tea party will be a memory. It’s a toothless baying hound now, prematurely aged and dying young. sorry.

      • loran

        Whoa! Take a breath and relax before you have an aneurism.
        Whatever you are ranting is so wrong and over the top. You have to be a progressive because you are sure as hell not a conservative. You’re not even a Dubya compassionate conservative. Or, you may be just a provocateur. Now anyone who would vote for Miss Hillary is a fascist, pure and simple. Veterans will never vote for a person who cares nothing about the lives they are responsible for losing, and she is just as responsible as Obama himself.

      • WestPoint78

        “when fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross”.- Sinclair Lewis. That is the tea party, almost to a letter. Just throw in a little racism, hatred of women and gays and the picture is complete. Just an FYI, Fascist don’t come from the center or the left. They always come from the far right. They are neanderthals. Tea baggers. Proud to be a Progressive. Conservative has come to equal the traits i mentioned here and that’s why it may be 20 years or more before the GOP wins a national election again. And i’m not trying to be a jerk, its just the demographics and the insulting attitude towards non white men of the GOP that disgusts people.

      • loran

        You sir are a crack-up. You do make me laugh. that I will admit. I do agree with you that the way are black conservatives are treated is totally pathetic. I admire people like Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams and many others who I respect more than our so called leaders of the party. And yes, you are trying to be a jerk. Lighten up.

      • WestPoint78

        by the way, you are the first person on this thread who has responded to an opinon without 3rd grade name calling. Difference of opinon are bound to happen. respect for the opinion of others is the foundation of a free society.

      • cvr527

        Your reading skils are as poor as your skills as an analyst. I have counted numerous comments that did not include any name calling.

      • WestPoint78

        you haven’t seen all the threads Einstein. And by the way the word Skills has two L’s. Glad you got it right after two tries. And you impugn my abilities? Sorry, i’ll have to probably define that word for you, impugn means to call into question. Moron.

      • cvr527

        Now you show your true colors: immature, childish insults for a self corrected spelling error and not even a single word correcting your obvious error. Poor petulant child, perhaps if you had something intelligent to say, then you would not have to compensate for your lack of intelligence by responding with childish remarks.

      • WestPoint78

        normally i let it slide but you can’t impugn the abilities of somebody with an ad hominem attack and misspell words
        doing it. You look like an idiot. You want to compare college degrees, education and intelligence? what a joke. you hqve made a single comment on this thread except about me. Talk about lack of intelligence and nothing to say. You are the epitome.

      • cvr527

        Fof D bag! You are nothing but a mouthy little punk sitting behind your keyboard flapping your gums through your finger tips. You have nothing intelligent to say about anything! I dont care whether you like LTC West or not, he unlike the majority of other officers who served in IRAQ had the courage to fight the enemy. He was not a spineless jellyfish like you and the rest of your cowardly gutless west point palls who sat in their command bunkers and forbid their soldiers to return fire while the enemy mortared, rocketed and snipered their positions day in and day out, killing and maiming their soldiers while they sat on their spineless fat asses. Who do you think you are coming on his website criticizing him? I dont know what happened to the US Army Officer Corps, but as far as I’m concerned they are cowardly, limp, spineless politicians, they dont give a damn about their soldiers and are unworthy of any respect from anyone and our enemies know it to! I spit in your face! And if I ever meet you Ill do alot worse than that; Coward!

      • WestPoint78

        you sound like the typical loudmouth who knows nothing, and you haven’t done a single thing on this thread except name call…sure sing of a double digit IQ and 3rd grade education. threatening people online from behind your keyboard……ooh…so scared……aren’t you the brave one, calling other people limp and spineless…pot meet kettle. you got what we called in the Army “the lions mouth and the hummingbirds ass”. You don’t know what happened to the officer corps because you were never in the military, never carried a rifle. And i can assure you that if we are throwing people like Allen West out, the US Amry is gonna be ok.

      • cvr527

        You are as weak as they come. A typical spineless officer. All you have done is react to and repeat what I have said. you are a follower, not a leader. Your assurances about the Army are not reflected, either by the soldiers in the Army, which is losing their best qualified and most competent, nor by our enemies who are repeatedly killing our soldiers at close range and who demonstrate no fear of our military at all. Lions mouth and hummingbirds ass huh, never heard that one, must be some ignorant crap they are teaching at west point these days. I taught advanced infantry techniques there one summer. The cadets were ok but the cadre were a bunch of candyass pansies. Nice to see your 2nd grade spelling: “the US Amry is gonna be ok.” You are just a weak little candyass gutless coward just like the morons who are in the process of destroying the Army. We will be fine as long as we keep fighting small irregular forces, but we will get our clock cleaned if we face a disciplined professional army. Btw I noticed you completely ignored my very real and very accurate reporting of the performance of our gutless field grade officers in Iraq. Your ignorance demonstrates your incompetence!

      • WestPoint78

        And by the way, while you are insulting West Point grads from the comfort of your motherrs basement, here’s one of my friends who won the DSC in Iraq. You aren’t worthy to have him use you as toliet paper to wipe his butt. OVer 100 West Point grads were killed in Iraq and Afghaistan leading soldiers. You are an ignorant human being.
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_H._Coffman,_Jr.

        .

      • cvr527

        Once again, you clearly demonstrate your lack of reading comprehension skills and analytical skills. Your friend (?) was serving as an advisor to the Iraqis, not commanding US troops and very early on in the war I might add. He retired as a Colonel, weak in this day and age. As for your “100 west point grads KIA,” WOW! out of over 5,000 US KIAs, in relation to other wars that is an extremely low number. Once again, your spelling skills are deficient as well: “OVer 100 West Point grads were killed in Iraq and (Afghaistan ) .” Pathetic! Maybe your mom will help you learn how to spell, read and write after you are toilet trained. If you really are a west point grad, your pathetic skills emphasize the weakness in their educational abilities and reflect very poorly on your self-education skills.

      • WestPoint78

        and while we’re at it i assume you have served your country carrying a rifle like I did or aboard a ship right?

      • cvr527

        Not that it is relevant to this discussion, but yes I carried a rifle, and rucksack. I also parachuted, helocasted, fastroped and went to a ton of other countries to, so what!

      • Jay

        your right name calling make’s you look like an a$$_hole

      • Mary

        Too bad we can’t include yours…strange comment coming from someone who misspelled skills!

      • cvr527

        Perhaps if you were more intelligent and analytical, you would have realized that since it was spelled correctly 6 words later that perhaps the keyboard didnt register the keystroke. But you werent looking for intelligent analysis were you? You were instead looking to make immature and pathetic insults, because you yourself have nothing intelligent to state.

      • loran

        Quite right, we need far more of this as dialog, not demonization.

    • 19gundog43

      If you had half the balls Col. West has you wouldn’t have to squat to piss.

      • WestPoint78

        yeah, it takes a lot of balls to grab somebody, have him beaten and threaten to execute him. Allen West was facing 10+ years in jail.

      • fxr60

        Maybe, but they were about to kill his men!!! He did a BRAVE thing!!!

      • WestPoint78

        there was no proof that the guy they grabbed had any knowledge of any impending attack. And that’s why he got a boot up his ass and shown the door.

      • 19gundog43

        That “somebody” was a enemy combatant who had intel regarding an attack on
        U.S. solders. Take your crap to West’s fellow solders and see how fast you get
        handed your ass, arse clown.

      • WestPoint78

        well Allen West was the one who got his ass handed to him by the US military. Guess they saw it different. Out of curiousity, which one is your IQ, 19 or 43?

      • 19gundog43

        That was because it is ruled by chicken sh#ts, like your self Cupcake. WestPoint my ass. More like 8th grade drop out.

      • Joe Thompson

        General Patton was out of a job for slapping a soldier. PC and UCMJ seem to have conflicting views.

      • greyghost05

        Roger That !

    • John Zych

      West did stuff to help his fellow soldiers. The deserter did stuff to hurt his fellow soldiers.

    • Matt Tower

      west point…. tell us all about it… be interested to hear the details?
      my first question? were you there?

      • WestPoint78

        just google it Matt. There are about a thousand articles on it. Take your pick. they all say the same thing.

    • Jay

      and the military NEVER makes a mistake , right.

    • Jay

      and what law did Uncle O break by doing this ‘deal’.

  • http://jabinjaytrapp.blogspot.com/ Jabin Jay Trapp

    Bob Bergdahl, his dad said, “Bowe I love you. I am your father, Please recognize we are on a mission… I’m so proud about how far you were willing to go to help the Afghan people.”

    • robocop33

      As Col. West has said, there are many unanswered questions starting with why he left his post and ended up with the Taliban. Then why did these people not cut his head off after a couple of months like they have everyone else? Why does his father look like a Muslim now and speak their language? Why did his Dad greet him in that language and tell him how proud of him he was for going to such lengths to help the Afghans?

  • Stibbs11

    Need to follow up with 6 & 12 month articles to see how this washes out.

  • Andrew Harwood

    MY DEAR COLONEL WEST, I ADMIRE YOUR HONESTY IN THIS CASE. I SERVED WITH THE MARINE CORPS DURING VIETNAM, 3 TOURS ALL VOLUNTEER, I WAS THE LAST IN LINE OF FAMILY HISTORY SERVING IN WARS SINCE OUR REVOLUTIONARY WAR. MY GR.GR. GRANDFATHER LOST HIS LIFE JUST OUTSIDE GETTESEBERG. HIS SON SURVIVED GETTESBERG AND THE REMAINDER OF THAT GREAT STRIFE. DURING MY UPBRINGING IT WOULD BE UNFATHONABLE TO HAVE ANYTHING BUT PATRIOTISM FOR MY COUNTRY. HOW THE PRESIDENT CAN RELEASE 5 DETAINEES FROM GITMO FOR HIS SORRY CARCASS IS BEYOND BELIEF. ONE QUESTION I HAVE DIDN’T BERGDAHL VOLUNTEER FOR THE US ARMY OF COURSE HE DID!

    • John Russell Reilly

      Gettysburg

      • Andrew Harwood

        YEAH I SCREW UP ONCE IN A WHILE, ESPECIALLY WHEN I’M ANGRY!  THANKS FOR YOUR CORRECTION!

    • ChrisinOregon

      Andrew, thank you for your service, sir. My husband as well was a Marine in Nam. I heard on TV this am that Bergdahl walked off the post only after being there 8 weeks. Sounds to me like this was planned way back when, My heart and thoughts go out to the soldiers who died out there trying to find him. Wonder what their families are thinking these days??????? I would be livid.

  • Justin Serioulsy Screams

    sorry but I am not glad he is home. He should have been shot in the head the moment he stepped off the the plane. He is an enemy combatant. His act of leaving his post and weapon causing soldiers to search for him with loss of life is tantamount to an attack. Deserter > Traitor > Enemy > Dead. Pretty easy path to follow.

  • jmarioneaux .

    People wonder why our enemies like Russia, China, North Korea, Syria, Pakistan, and Iran are laughing there heads off at America.

  • KB
  • wpjokari

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/06/02/we-lost-soldiers-in-the-hunt-for-bergdahl-a-guy-who-walked-off-in-the-dead-of-night.html
    Politics
    06.02.14
    We Lost Soldiers in the Hunt for Bergdahl, a Guy Who Walked Off in the Dead of Night
    For five years, soldiers have been forced to stay silent about the disappearance and search for Bergdahl. Now we can talk about what really happened.

  • smims

    Fox News is NOT the liberal media…

  • VPeterson

    Did I hear that right????? Did I really hear Alan Colmes say “no man left behind” regarding Bowe Berdahl ????? Seriously ????

    • VPeterson

      Isn’t that what we said regarding Benghazi???? No Man Left Behind….They should’ve gone in and try to save them the minute they knew something was going on…….but that was dismissed with BS like….there wasn’t enough time (How could anyone know how long anything was going to last?)….every excuse in the book as to why they left 4 Men behind….and now they want to use it for this guy???? after 5 years it’s all of a sudden an emergency? Alan Colmes you can’t possibly expect the American people to fall for this crap… This administration and their LIES are like the energizer bunny…..They keep going and going and going….we need to pull the plug

  • John Rickell

    He is going to turn out to be a true life Nicholas Brody of the series Homeland

  • John Rickell

    Since when do we “The USA” negotiate with terrorists?

    • batlcrewzer

      Since the POS Reagan sold arms to Iran in 1980! Filthy hypocrites are born filthy.

      • Jay

        they should have sent you along with those 5

    • Gary D. Alexander

      Soon as Obama raised his paw Jan. 20, 2009.

  • Kyle Sapp

    I am pretty conservative and do not understand the recent release of the 5 known terrorists either…but do you really think that if tracking devices were installed without their knowledge (as you brought up) that we would know about it? Definitely not. I just hope Obama has an ace up his sleeve with this one. Like you mentioned, “there is always more to the story”

  • Cal Murphy

    #YouCantDeleteItFromMyHardDrive –

    This POS’s father tweeted a thankgiving to all-uh (that sound you make at the end of a particular bad period of constipation) for this event and said:

    “@ABalki I am still working to free all Guantanamo prisoners. God will repay for the death of every Afghan child, ameen!”

    #YouCantDeleteThatFromMyHardDrive

    Anyone who believes this was anything OTHER than TREASON isn’t paying attention!

    • Valerie Finnigan

      Bob Bergdahl was also seen eating bacon, and praying to Jesus while standing, facing west. I think that pretty strongly suggests he can’t be pigeonholed as a Taliban sympathizer.

  • fxr60

    Obama went against the law- should have went to congress for the decision before bringing a deserter home and freeing the 5 MOST DANGEROUS men over there to be free to kill more people over there and here to!!! Put Obama and this deserter in the same cell !!!!!!

  • Chris Evans

    All I could think when I heard the news was “sleeper” or that Obama and the Taliban has been watching too much “Homeland”

  • batlcrewzer

    All this from a disgraced out-cast forced to resigned or be article 15’d and court marshaled. The treasonous stink from the Republklan would freshen Hades.

    West resigned from the military in 2004, following an incident involving his unit’s treatment of an Iraqi man. West himself was charged with two violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, including one against assault, and agreed to retire after an Article 15 hearing in order to avoid a court martial.

    According to a 2004 account in The New York Times, West let the soldiers under his command beat the Iraqi man, whom West believed was involved in an attempt on his life. (No evidence was ever found implicating the man). Then, he staged a mock execution: http://www.militarycorruption.com/LTCWest-1.htm

    • LOWLOW

      Very good post. Allen West is a Disgrace and his paid for FOX opinion should get no credit. The Same Idiots screaming we didn’t do enough to save the Americans in Bengazhi are now picking and choosing which Americans deserve to be saved. If Bowe would have been killed in the last year, President Obama would have been bashed for not doing enough. AND I WONDER WHY HE WENT AROUND CONGRESS!!! DUH!! If Bowe went AWOL, then he should still be prosecuted in Military Court!! In the States!!!!! GOOD Call BATLCREWZ
      ER .

      • Gary D. Alexander

        Critical thinking such as that exhibited by an earthworm.

    • greyghost05

      Where you there ? What would you have done ? While some may say that Lt.Col. West acted harshly, I feel he was too kind. It’s war and the haji’s show no quarter when dealing with our people. You have to do what you gotta do ! Ground combat is no place for liberal pussy values. Either you do what you have to and win or take 2nd place which is usually a 6 handle Zip-Loc with you inside. Based on the lessons of Vietnam this haji got off easy. Nice work Sir !

    • Jaime

      You either like the guy, or you don’t. Me, I like the guy. I respect your opinion, please respect mine.

    • Nathan Jackson

      Do you know what Lt. Col. West did and why he did it? I do. He fired a gun next to an insurgents head in order to get information on ambush that was intended to hit a convoy of his men. He did this in order to save the lives of his soldiers, I would have done the same damn thing to save my men. Above all else that is the responsibility we have to our soldiers is to bring them all home alive and well by any possible means. I respect the man and his decision whether is was a politically correct thing to do he did what he felt was necssary to protect his soldiers.

      • Gary D. Alexander

        And he said that he would do it all again and suffer the consequences to save his men….

    • Bridget Laack

      You can list every single “bad” thing you think West did and it won’t change the fact that Bergdahl is a deserter and he should be brought to justice. It also won’t change the fact that men died trying to save him when he was never in a place of needing to be saved.

  • Susan

    I am so sick of the Republican’s not doing anything about it! Obama keeps breaking law after law, has multiple scandals, multiple lawsuits and is destroying America.. and the GOP just lets him! I am disgusted with our employees,, all but the few I can count on one hand! Has American’s forgotten 9/11, have they forgotten the nearly 3000 men, women and children who died that day by the very men that Obama traded for this Bergdahl who is probably deserter or AWOL?? Something stinks about this whole thing and the smell is coming from Washington!

    • Jim Ricketts

      The house has filed impeachment many times. It is the Senate that blocks it every time. If the Senate moved to impeach, Holder would not prosecute.

      • Bobthefirst

        The House has never once filed an article of impeachment against Barack Obama. Never. They have “threatened” it, but Obama knows that they are spineless, gutless cowards and is supremely (and rightly) confident that the House Republicans will never actually file. They are so terrified of being called racists that they will continue to allow this President to wipe his rear with the Constitution and refuse to intervene on behalf of the American people.

      • kgolfinghawaii

        Knowing there IS ZERO chance of conviction, why commit political suicide? I would love to see this guy impeached and convicted, then thrown out of office, but at the same time why kill any chance at getting rid of the demoncrats in the Senate?

      • Bobthefirst

        100 years from now, when history demonstrates that Obama was a terrible President, our great-grandchildren will ask why we did NOTHING to stop him. Bill Clinton was impeached for lying to the American people, and it will forever be a mark on his presidency. The Obama administration will not be remembered for the 24/7 coverage that takes place on FOX News. Nobody remembers the news of the day, they remember the big events. An impeachment, even without a successful conviction, is a stamp on the administration that there WAS opposition to his agenda.

        Secondly, I disagree with the notion that a failed impeachment is political suicide. Forcing incumbent Democrats to cast a vote in support of the President right before an election will help immeasurably in revealing their true positions on this administration’s agenda. Each and every political ad they are running is intended to distance themselves from Obama’s agenda, but that will ring hollow in voters’ minds if they vote in support of the administration and secure a Republican victory. If the Democrats vote against the President, he would be removed from office. If they vote to support the President, THEY will be removed from office. I’m not seeing the downside here.

      • Robert Fleeman Jr

        rest assured if the republicans can take the senate in November it is very likely that they will proceed with impeachment. as the senate currently stands Harry Reid would do nothing with impeachment. so it would just all be a waste of time and perfectly good impeachment charges. it does no good to impeach obama if the senate is just gonna squash it which we all know is what dirty harry will do.

      • Bobthefirst

        I would prefer that the impeachment be successful, and I take your point. That said, for the sake of accuracy, it must be stated that Dingy Harry does not have the power to squash an impeachment. The Senate *MUST* vote on an impeachment proceeding; it cannot be tabled and ignored.

        If the Democrats lose control of the Senate and Obama can be successfully removed from office in disgrace, that is immeasurably better than a failed attempt at impeachment right now. If they retain control after the November elections, the House should impeach regardless of the potential for success or failure in the Senate… but it will be too late for it to matter with regard to election results, and the Democrats will have gotten away with yet another election campaign full of lies about their radical leftist positions being more moderate than the President’s.

      • Larry

        the house impeaches, the senate convicts. Holder has nothing to do with it.

  • Douglas

    Manchurian Candidate…….

    • David Mulloy

      Yes, OBAMA is the Deffinition of “The Manchurian Candidate!!

  • globugg

    So when Reagan traded weapons to Iran for the release of hostages, that was fine? I just want to check that I’ve got your thinking figured out.

    • Larry

      no it wasnt fine. Thats why there were congressional hearings. The media actually covered those hearings. They were on TV everyday. People were actually convicted of crimes. Dont let facts get in your way

  • http://justice.dnom.eu Tim Wade

    I’ve just linked across to your blog:

    http://justice.dnom.eu/bowe-bergdahl-a-us-soldier-freed-by-the-taliban-in-afghanistan/

    I think the whole world is awaiting some sense and an announcement regarding this, especially the British military. God knows what the families and friends of the allied fallen must now be going through!

  • Kathy Bob Friedman

    My
    thought about possible justifications behind the “prisoner
    Exchange”…Obama has now established the market value of an American
    POW/kidnap victim…5 Gitmo prisoners.

    Not sure of the exact
    number, but I believe Gitmo houses less 200 prisoners. However, using
    that number as a strawman, our “leader” can fulfill one of his early
    promises (perhaps the only one he can fulfill). He can close Gitmo by
    enticing the kidnapping of only 40 Americans, (military or civilian).
    He can then “heroically” exchange the complete inventory of Gitmo
    terrorists for the 40, thereby emptying the facility and fulfilling his
    promise!

    Stretching??? Well, 1) bypassing Congress, 2)
    negotiating with the enemy and 3) establishing the 5 for 1 exchange
    ratio, are now precedent. There is certainly time left in his term to
    see this happen. After all, if the 40 are kidnapped, the affected
    families and American public will clamor for another exchange since the
    precedent has now been set!! Bob Friedman, CMSgt, USAF (Retired)

    • Lynx Eye

      Thank you for your loyal service to the Republic and its citizens, sir. BTW, CM refer to “Chief Master” Sgt?”

      • Kathy Bob Friedman

        Thank you for your kind word. Yes, you’re correct, the CM Sgt is Chief Master Sergeant.

      • Lynx Eye

        YW, kewl, I glad I got that right, one is never sure about some military designations. Out of curiosity, how does this rank relate to plain old Sergeant or Master Sergeant, Master Chief? What is the rank above and below it in the air force, and what was the pay grade back when you were in?

      • Kathy Bob Friedman

        It’s easier to explain using the enlisted pay grades… obviously E-1 was Airman Basic. Sergeant in the Air Force is E-4, while in the Army it’s E-5. However, above that, it all becomes more logical. The Air Force Master Sergeant is E-7. Up until around 1961, that was as high as you could go. However, Congress changed the rules for all services and added two “super grades” E-8 & E-9.
        At the same time they ordered that the Warrant Officer ranks be eliminated. That’s another story…the Air Force was the only service that actually eliminated the warrant officers. The E-8 & E-9 ranks were supposed to take over the duties of the warrants. Anyway, the E-8 became Senior Master Sergeant, and E-9 became Chief Master Sergeant. By law, only 1 percent of the active duty force (this applies to all services) can be in the grade of E-9, and only 2 percent can be E-8s. This is current today.
        The Air Force established a position entitled Senior Enlisted Advisor, that identified the top Chief Master Sergeant in the Wing (or higher). He/she worked directly for the Wing Commander. I retired in 1985 after having 2 assignments as Senior Enlisted Advisor (86 TacFtrWg at Ramstein, and Army/Air Force Exchange Service (BX/PX).
        Sometime after 1985, the Senior Enlisted Advisor position was renamed Command Chief Master Sergeant, and the rank insignia was modified to include a “star” to identify the Command Chief. The position is still an E-9. There are no higher enlisted ranks, except for one singular chief, titled Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force. He/She is assigned to the Pentagon and works directly for the Air Force Chief of Staff.
        I know this is long winded, but hopefully, it will give you a better understanding of the enlisted rank system. As a footnote, we have one son who is a retired USAF Colonel and a nephew who is a retired Army Colonel. I always explained to them, based of the 1% rule, that there are twice as many full colonels as Chief Master Sergeants…probably because it took two colonels to keep track of one of us Chiefs!! Best regards, Bob Friedman

      • Kathy Bob Friedman

        Lynx Eye – Thanks for the inquiry and kind words. Yes, the CM (Sgt) is Chief Master Sergeant (same as Navy/Coast Guard Master Chief, or Army Command Sergeant Major). My last two assignments were as Command Chief Master Sergeant (86TFW and AAFES)

  • RichardandJan Bawol

    This kid is a deserter and should be put on trial for that act! Many good men lost their lives b/c of this traitor!

    • Valerie Finnigan

      Why put him on trial? It looks like you’ve already convicted him.

  • Evelyn Johnson

    The timing of this “media dance” is also interesting. There is supposed to be another Wikileaks dump this week. Obama needs to deflect from Benghazi, the NSA and all the other scandals that are tanking his ratings and now he can put Bergdahl in a VA hospital and showcase how wonderful treatment in one of those facilities can be contrary to what has recently been uncovered.

    • Gary D. Alexander

      Barry has been knee-deep in the VA scandal and several others, he pulled the Bergdhal card off the bottom of the deck. The swap offer has been on the sable since 2010…. exactly.

  • Amanda Sellers Cda

    To the author Mr. West: were you there when he left? I’m just curious. I would love to believe that you were. I do agree with your article.

  • Jackie Fenolio

    -Passing this on- “We were at OP Mest, Paktika Province, Afghanistan. It was a small outpost where B Co 1-501st INF (Airbone) ran operations out of, just an Infantry platoon and ANA counterparts there. The place was an Afghan graveyard. Bergdahl had been acting a little strange, telling people he wanted to “walk the earth” and kept a little journal talking about how he was meant for better things. No one thought anything about it. He was a little “out there”. Next morning he’s gone. We search everywhere, and can’t find him. He left his weapon, his kit, and other sensitive items. He only took some water, a compass and a knife. We find some afghan kids shortly after who saw an american walking north asking about where the taliban are. We get hits on our voice intercepter that Taliban has him, and we were close. We come to realize the kid deserted his post, snuck out of camp and sought out Taliban… to join them. We were in a defensive position at OP Mest, where your focus is to keep people out. He knew where the blind spots were to slip out and that’s what he did. It was supposed to be a 4-day mission but turned into several months of active searching. Everyone was spun up to find this guy. News outlets all over the country were putting out false information. It was hard to see, especially when we knew the truth about what happened and we lost good men trying to find him. PFC Matthew Michael Martinek, Staff Sgt. Kurt Robert Curtiss, SSG Clayton Bowen, PFC Morris Walker, SSG Michael Murphrey, 2LT Darryn Andrews, were all KIA from our unit who died looking for Bergdahl. Many others from various units were wounded or killed while actively looking for Bergdahl. Fighting Increased. IEDs and enemy ambushes increased. The Taliban knew that we were looking for him in high numbers and our movements were predictable. Because of Bergdahl, more men were out in danger, and more attacks on friendly camps and positions were conducted while we were out looking for him. His actions impacted the region more than anyone wants to admit. There is also no way to know what he told the Taliban: Our movements, locations, tactics, weak points on vehicles and other things for the enemy to exploit are just a few possibilities. The Government knows full well that he deserted. It looks bad and is a good propaganda piece for the Taliban. They refuse to acknowledge it. Hell they even promoted him to Sergeant which makes me sick. I feel for his family who only want their son/brother back. They don’t know the truth, or refuse to acknowledge it as well. What he did affected his family and his whole town back home, who don’t know the truth. Either way what matters is that good men died because of him. He has been lying on all those Taliban videos about everything since his “capture”. If he ever returns, he should be tried under the UCMJ for being a deserter and judged for what he did. Bergdahl is not a hero, he is not a soldier or an Infantryman. He failed his brothers. Now, sons and daughters are growing up without their fathers who died for him and he will have to face that truth someday.”

    • Caroline Mueller- Hurry

      Wow! Thank you Jackie Fenolio for your post of information!

    • nancy janitz

      You Said The “TRUTH, STRAIGHT & Real!!” I’m sure, coming from a Family in which my Grandfather fought in WWI & My Dad, At age 19 was a “D-Day Omaha Beach, Normandy, France Vet! He was an Army Frontlineman & Was the First wave to hit ” Omaha Beach That Day”! He told me of all the “SNAFU’s” that Main Commanders of The Operation had made; And what was happening in the “Flat Bottom Amphibious while they were waiting for hour ” which seemed like days”; for the Main Command gave the ” Go Order”! But, they miscalculated the “High Tide”?! That caused many Young Army Men to DROWN as Soon As They Jumped When The Flap Dropped! Their gear or fact that some didn’t know how to swim caused many to DROWN! Then There was The “German’s Trenched In at Top of “Omaha Beach; As soon as the got onto sand, There were Many Guns Firing at them & they had no cover on the “Flat Beach, so some used the already dead Members of their battallion as cover!! No one knows or has a ” Right to Say anything UNLESS THEY HAVE SERVED & Fought In War! God Bless!

  • Jeffrey A. Trueman

    When traitors become heroes and heroes take their lives at the rate of 22 per day [according to the DVA] due to DVA corruption … one must dig deep inside as an American and ask … what am I going to do about it? One does not have to wear a uniform to serve this country–only pick up the phone and call your members of congress and demand accountability no matter what scandal it may be … that is a grave threat to the national security of our nation!

    • IndependentTruth

      22/day isn’t because of the VA… it’s because those individuals decided to end their lives. There are multiple avenues for FREE help to prevent suicide. Even if the VA was a sh**show, there were other outlets for help. Those guys just took the easy way out.

      • Jeffrey A. Trueman

        The easy way out? I think not and the facts are simply this … If DVA timely diagnosis and treated and compensated Sick Vets they would have had a better chance of living with their unseen wounds.

    • Mike Perry

      But you forget, One must have the dignity to do what is right, to tell the truth and live by a set of values. Many of the LEADERSHIP if that command, the unit, squad and the U.S. Army failed. A PFC simply does not walk off a base into the enemy’s playground.

      • Jeffrey A. Trueman

        I agree with that Mike. Dereliction of duty and failure to act and prevent the entire situation screams redress under U.S. law.

  • Jane Jones

    I thought Bergdahl was a Private when he disappeared, now he’s a Sgt. I admit I am confused……….was he promoted after he deserted?

    • Christine

      He was a private, but with being captured for almost 5 years he was promoted on what is called time served.

    • Gary D. Alexander

      Will be a SSGT. later this month.

  • disqus_X4FlqVOQbi

    Please elucidate your reasons for implanting a microchip without knowledge nor consent.

    • Richele Kinney

      They are terrorists who have and will be used against us again. They were in prison for a reason! Our illegal president is against the US and a muslim carrying out his daddy’s dreams are you ignorant to all this?

    • Karleen Zimmer

      In short, because they are our enemies and terrorists. They are not American citizens that Should expect OUR Government to not do this to US….it may still be needed as a strategic initiative to save American lives in the future when dealing with Terrorists! Seems pretty clear to me even though my only background in the Military….would be my Mastery skills in the board game Risk…lol…and…We DO NOT Negotiate with Terrorists, or I guess we didn’t until Barry unilaterally decided that this was a good idea….Terrorists can not be trusted has been the policy since the inception of our Great Nation! There was a reason they pushed so hard to get these Specific 5 ppl out….and not others….these 5 have some value to them and it would be beneficial for us to know what that value is. I suppose the only shorter answer would have been….to save American Lives….if that means anything to you.

  • Bill Ogden

    Like The Showtime Network Program “Homeland”…The Character ‘Brody’ Was A US Marine Pow In Afghanistan…See For Yourself What I Am Telling you

  • IndependentTruth

    I stopped reading this at “(UCMJ)”. After years in the Military I realize I don’t want to head back to Acronymland. Sorry.

  • Barbara Hillyard

    Not sure how I feel about all of this. Maybe he was just young, scared and didn’t know what else to do. We have all done the wrong thing even causing innocent death, like texting on the phone while we drive or taking a few drinks and then getting behind the wheel of a car all things that are just as deadly as what this soldier did. I think a little forgiveness goes a long way, it’s easy to be an arm chair hero, not so easy to stare down the barrel of a gun or worse. at any rate I commend this soldier for spending five years a prisoner of war and am glad he is home. Who’s to say I would not have done the same thing. There’s a verse in the Bible that says Let the one without sin cast the first stone, so all of you out there without sin in your life cast all the stones you want.
    Barbara Hillyard

    • nell

      If your son was one of the ones that was killed trying to rescue Bergdahl, I fear you would be singing a different tune!!!

      • Caroline Mueller- Hurry

        Amen Nell!

      • Barbara Hillyard

        NO, I would be proud of him and the hero I felt he had been, but these young men are trying to do a job none of us are brave enough to do. It’ only human nature to get scared in situations like this, I am sure he did not know the young men who searched for him would be killed or that would make him a murderer. He was there because he wanted to be, he just had a temporary like of judgment. under pressure it can happen. I feel living in a prisoner of war camp had to be worse than hell for this young man, and I am glad he is home, only the well meaning U.S. citizens can still his joy. People forgive, hate will destroy you Barbara Hillyard

      • Barbara Hillyard

        You know I don’t know Allen B West but he needs to temper a little of his arm chair justice with a little compassion. Don’t know how old he is , but he seems to have forgotten what life if really like. The reality is, there are shades of gray and what happens in this world is not always fair or right and it would be wonderful if it were, as long as humans are on this earth it will never be. God sent his son to die on the cross just to buy forgiveness and a pardon for us even before we were born so seems to me we can afford to pass along a little of that forgiveness Barbara Hillyard

    • Caroline Mueller- Hurry

      It’s too early to act as if he was just a scared little boy…no one loves our military and our soldiers more than me…BUT I do know that if you join the military (there is no draft, it is a choice!) And you swear to uphold your alliance to our country…this is comparative to going AWOL! I’ll agree that we need to get all of the facts first, but if you look up the information that “Airborne Infantry” posted, you will see there is a lot to this story!!!

    • Gary D. Alexander

      Bull… doesn’t apply to cowards, deserters, and traitors.

      • Barbara Hillyard

        So I  guess you can gather your bag of stones.

  • Christine

    The thing is, no one knows what happened on that day. No one knows if he just walked away… We were NOT there.. My husband is in the military and he is thankful that Bowe is home. Second President Obama is NOT the first president to ever negotiate with the enemy, if you believe that then you are an idiot! EVERY president does!

    • suqsid4

      How is that you know what others don’t know, and yet know enough to suggest that Allen West is an idiot for raising concern about a trade that everyone knows involved 5 high-risk terrorists?

      • Christine

        Were you there??? Yea probably not… As far as Allen West, I was talking to people in general not just him… ALL presidents negotiate with the enemy.. THAT is what I am talking about, please learn to read before commenting.. It could benefit both of us. I research which seems to be a lot more than most people who comment. Its always awesome to educate yourself on topics of discussion, especially if I want to apart of them! :) Have a great day!

      • Airborne Infantry
      • Caroline Mueller- Hurry

        Amen Airborne Infantry for You DOING YOUR HOMEWORK!!! SUCKS TO BE CHRISTINE!!! She CLAIMS that she did her research…but apparently it appears that her research is found in the sheeple department of the Kool aid factory!!!

      • mackadoo

        Right on….besides people who are actually educated don’t use the term “awesome”…especially in referring to their education. I suspect that Christine confuses feelings with knowledge.

      • Caroline Mueller- Hurry

        Mackadoo…you are spot on! To the whack tard liberals… it’s all about feelings!!! that is why we are in the boat we are in now as a country…so sad and pathetic!

      • Buzzy Skeels

        They negotiate with other countries not TERRORISTS!

      • suqsid4

        Your charge that I wan’t there is irrelevant. Other troops were, and they expressed concern about the accuracy of the information being reported concerning AWOL and POW status.

        Yahoo is now reporting the dismay of Afghans “who say the [5 Gitmo] detainees are dangerous and will rekindle ties with terrorist networks to resume fighting, just as most foreign troops leave.”

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        Yep, Chritsine, we all have a great day as five raghead buddies of obama-boy plot to murder more Americans.

    • nell

      It appears to me that the ones who negotiate, do so for different reasons…….Usually it is to make themselves look good, in this case , I believe it is to take the focus off of his failed leadership in the VA!!!!

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        I hear Sgt Bergdahl has his first VA appointment: For SEPTEMBBER 11, 2016.

    • hatsourdough

      People who were there the day he walked away know what happened, so saying no one knows isn’t true. And while other presidents may have negotiated with the enemy, they were enemy countries, not terrorism based organizations, and they did not make unilateral decisions without approval. This was an illegal decision made by the president and reasoning that it was made for health reasons is absurd. He voluntarily left his post, he deserted, and rewarding deserters in the past has been frowned upon, but I guess under this administration it is now an acceptable act.

      • Christine

        Seriously?? So you are saying that whomever is making assumptions on this post were there with Bowe the day he went missing. Doubtful! Second, congress KNEW of this decision and if you think they didn’t you are oblivious.. I guess I am the only one who thinks the tea party is full of crap! YOU were not there, YOU do not know what happened, YOU are just listening to what everyone else is telling you!

      • Caroline Mueller- Hurry

        Amen hatsourdough!!!

      • Zoey0728

        This was not an illegal decision. I don’t know where you are getting that.

        He has not been charged with desertion. We do not have all of the facts. We are too quick to judge when we don’t have all of the facts, so we should withhold judgement until we find out. Criticizing the President because he helped get a young man who was in captivity for FIVE years is ridiculous.

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        Hell, even Candy Crowley, who helped obama-boy when a debate against President Romney in 2012, said it was. So did Senator John S. McCain, III?

      • hatsourdough

        You obviously don’t realize the ramifications of this, yes illegal action by the president. This country has laws that must be followed or we become a country of no laws governed by a dictator, which Obama thinks he is. This sends a message that 1 American is worth 5 terrorist and we are willing to trade. If you can’t see this I have no words to describe your reasoning. These terrorist are going to kill more Americans. This young man is a deserter in a time of war, as witnessed by the men who served with him. There was a time in this country when deserters were not praised as heroes. However in Obamas ongoing attempt to destroy this nation things have changed. The US is the laughing stock of the world as our status as the strongest nation crumbles under the leadership of the worst president that will ever be, not because he is black, but because of his politics. He has one agenda, destroy America and he is succeeding.

      • Zoey0728

        “There are a couple more misconceptions in this saga. First, while Obama and his diplomats made the deal on their own (in line with his powers as commander-in-chief), it’s not true that he left Congress out of the picture. He briefed a small group of senators in January 2012, when a deal first seemed in the offing. Sen. John McCain reportedly threw a fit, objecting that the detainees to be released had killed American soldiers, but after talking with John Kerry (at the time, still a senator and a friend), came around to the idea. (This may be why McCain, though displeased with the detainees’ release, is not raising his usual hell in public appearances now.)” http://www.slate.com/articles/

        He briefed Congress. Even John McCain knew about it. You are wrong. Period. End of story. .

        Have a great day! :-)

      • hatsourdough

        Briefing congress is not getting the approval of congress. Whether you like it or not the president broke the law and that is a fact and these are not just my words, but words of constitutional lawyers. I realize you will never accept this fact and that’s what makes you a liberal. Staring a fact straight in the face and denying its existence. Just like all the lies that have come from the Obama administration that have been proven to be lies , but are still being spun by liberals. Point in fact Obama knew you wouldn’t be able to keep your insurance and dr and he said as much in earlier years but that is being spun as he misspoke. If it walks and quacks like a duck it’s a duck. You think it’s ok to trade a deserter for 5 really bad guys that the president admitted will probably kill more Americans, and I don’t. And calling him a deserter is coming from the men who served with him, how are you going to spin that?

    • Buzzy Skeels

      I think you missed the point, this is the FIRST TIME the U.S. has EVER negotiated with a TERRORIST group.

      • Zoey0728

        No, it is not. Reagan did it, remember?

      • suqsid4

        Sometimes it’s necessary to negotiate with Democrats.

      • Zoey0728

        Ha, ha.

      • Jay

        are you saying it was wrong?

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        So for every wrong committed by another POTUS, obama-boy gets to commit a wrons? Or does he get extra affirmative action wrongs?

      • batlcrewzer

        After you sober up and climb off of your sister, The south will NEVER rise again! Pres. Obama will STILL be your Pres. for over another two years. Then Hillary will pee on your teabag. Does that piss you off?

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        You really need to start taking your Ex psych meds, and not your sister’s birth control, and stop believing the lies the voices in your head tell you about me and not get her pregnant. Hiillary will be, along with obama-boy, serving term in federal prison. BTW, I am a NeoCon but then you, being an inbred who can only project your idiot DNA, lack both th intellect and imagination to even begin to comprehend the meaning of that.

      • batlcrewzer

        More like a Timmy McVeigh wanna be. When you ‘baggers lose in ’16, …….. please don’t shoot up a church or a movie theater. So long to bad rubbish.

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        what happened? did the abortionist charge you too much for taking care of you and your sister’s spawn? or did she run of with your cousin, the village idiot? take your frustrations out and go the cemetery and registered some dead folks to vote Democrat

      • batlcrewzer

        What is the definition of a southern virgin? Answer: One that can out run her father and brothers. Yours lost that race.

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        born in Kansas left there at 22 and lived in Northern California until I was 50–since then lived in Iowa. All three states were Union states. You really need to take those Rx psych meds and stop believing the lies the voices in your head keep telling you about me.

  • Airborne Infantry

    One of Bowes Teamates explained what happened and who he really was, so yes WE weren’t there but there was and entire Platoon and Company there that are talking. Glad he’s home, not glad what we did to get him and yes what he did was against the UCMJ. Whether something happens to him is another thing but it dissent change what happened. This was 100% avoidable.

    • Mike Perry

      So they just now come out with all this? What happen to the sworn reports written to explain his disappearance? Not on statement said he walked off the base. WOW some people are IDIOTS!!!

      • afftongrown

        Have to remember these guys are military men! The military pretty much controlled what the public could know about the situation.

      • Brent D Cates

        The Family of Bergdahl & the Soldiers involved were REQUIRED to sign nondisclosure documents & there warned implicitly not to speak publicly to avoid endangering him (well, that’s what they were TOLD was the reason)
        Now that Bergdahl is safe, they are determined America knows what actually happened.
        A lot of these soldiers are LIVID he is being called a Hero or a POW.
        In their eyes he is a Deserter & now they can openly call him that.

  • Gail Gagliano Seiler

    Even if he just walked away, I can understand. Have you never been so frightened that you can’t think straight? Have you never been so scared that you must get out of the situation no matter what? Do we know if they were being ambushed and he suffered from PTSD? I was attacked in a parking lot one time and my first and only thought was to flee!! I say give the guy a break! None of us will really know what happened.

    • Gary Warren

      Denial is a hell of a disease. There are people that know precisely what happened: desertion. And why did he desert? Could it be opium in the opium capital of the world? Look at the father . . . and for once, Gail, open your eyes.

      • Zoey0728

        So, you know the father personally? And when we look at the father, what is it that we’re supposed to be seeing? His long hair and beard were grown as a sign of support for his son. He learned the language of his son’s captors in the hope that he could make a connection with them. So, what else is there?

      • Robert Conrrad

        Who is paying your salary? A.C.O.R.N., the demo/communist party or the Muslim Brotherhood?

      • Zoey0728

        I make my own salary as an accountant. I happened to run into this column, and I saw all of the misinformation, so I thought I’d point to the facts. Why is it that people always think no one else has a mind of their own where they can see all of the facts and take in the whole picture.

        So, who’s paying your salary to post here?

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        Oh, damn you spend your time lying for obama-boy so the Service wont audit your clients. Finally wondered why you were so passionate about being such an obama-boy racist.

      • Zoey0728

        Oh for god’s sake. All that you know how to do is pull stuff out of your ass. I don’t know why I’m bothering. You’re too ignorant for me to waste time on. Have a great day in your deep dark basement full of hate.

      • joanc

        Maybe it’s George Soros, the man Harry Reid forgets for funding the Dems, as Dirty harry only focuses on the Koch brothers who are patriots and are benefactors of organizations that do good things for the country. they also donate to both parties. Harry never mentions Soros or the many outlets he funds that lean left. Good old Harry might be out of his Senate leadership post come November. Oh! Hooray! I sure will be happy to see no more of Dirty Harry, his derision and delusional remarks. I look forward to a new Speaker, who doesn’t use his post as a place to deliver hate. Is that even legal?

      • carmenta

        go check out Bob Bergdahl’s Twitter accounts and retweets – he is NOT the innocent you’d like him to be. He is a sympathizer and potentially a co-conspirator. Until and unless you have been in a war-zone and have faced an armed enemy, you should hold your damn tongue about Col West. Armchair generals NOT welcome, thanks!

      • Zoey0728

        Well, apparently the form Col’s superiors were not happy with his conduct, otherwise they wouldn’t have forced him to retire early and fine him $5,000. But you’re still okay with that because it fits your narrative.

      • carmenta

        Im okay with it because he faced the enemy and didn’t back the hell down like some limp-wristed lefty! I’d be just fine with it if he’d shot the wretched Afghani in the head! And yes, Im fine with our soldiers acting like soldiers and not like politicians! We pay them to do the dirty work, so people like you and I dont have to. Get off your sanctimonious, holier-than-thou pedestal and and give those wearing the boots a break – its war, madam, and that is ugly. You, however, have no excuse.

      • Zoey0728

        Fine. You’re fine with it. But, apparently the military justice system wasn’t. Glad to know you don’t care about laws. And you don’t care that he broke laws for a guy who was later found NOT to be complicite in anything. So, he would have shot an innocent man. Is that what the United States has come to stand for? I don’t think so. I’m not being holier than thou, I am simply pointing out the man’s hypocrisy. Apparently you are too obtuse to see it.

      • carmenta

        Colonel West has more integrity, more patriotism, more dedication, in his little toe than you’ll ever be capable of. And yes, sometimes the innocent are killed in a war – its called collateral damage. Its called the fog of war, the red mist…..there are lots of terms for it. But I wouldn’t expect you to know or understand any of them. Its too easy for bystanders like yourself to criticize and condemn.

      • Zoey0728

        I guess I wasn’t patriotic when I supported my husband while he served in Iraq? I wasn’t patriotic when I lived alone while he was there? Your arrogance is astounding. You do not know me. I am not some bystander, so you can stop with your ad hominem attacks on me, Carmenta. Have a nice afternoon.

      • carmenta

        BTDT. You certainly aren’t the first military spouse to wait at home, wondering when the call is going to come; and you wont be the last. Your childish attacks on Col West are ridiculous. That you could be so disloyal is disgraceful.

      • Zoey0728

        How am I being disloyal? Everything I’ve said is the truth. I am not attacking him, I’m stating the facts. That is all.

        The only point in my posting about my husband was for those naysayers, like yourself, who say that I have no idea what I’m talking about.

        That you think I should show any kind of “loyalty” to a man who tortured a prisoner and had to retire early because of it is ridiculous.

        How you can be so disloyal to your own President is what is disgraceful.

      • carmenta

        Not my president – he’s a embarrassment. He is the enemy within the Spite House – your blind obedience to Das Obama reminds me of something……hmmmmmm

      • Zoey0728

        Oh, please. Godwin’s law: when all else fails compare him to Hitler. And, yes, he is your President. He is the duly elected President of the United States. If you are a citizen, he is your President.

        And please tell me where I have shown “blind obedience”, I have indicated to other commenters the areas in which I disagree with him. How is that blind obedience?

        By the way “Das Obama” makes no sense. ‘Das’ is the German word for “The” — “The Obama”? Or is that just the only German you know so you thought you’d be cute?

        Carmenta, you are the one who is embarrassing yourself.

      • Zoey0728

        Oh, please. Godwin’s law: when all else fails compare him to
        Hitler. And, yes, he is your President. He is the duly elected
        President of the United States. If you are a citizen, he is your
        President.

        And please tell me where I have shown “blind obedience”, I have indicated to other commenters the areas in which I
        disagree with him. How is that blind obedience?

        By the way “Das Obama” makes no sense. ‘Das’ is the German word for “The” — “The Obama”? Or is that just the only German you know so you thought you’d be cute?

        Carmenta, you are the one who is embarrassing yourself.

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        moron, the taliban are Pashtoom–they speak farsi not arabic

    • Gary D. Alexander

      Bull. Col. West just laid out the facts… the fact you’re not a solider and afraid of your own shadow is hardly an argument. Go back to Angry Birds.

      • Zoey0728

        The fact is, they knew where he was a week after he disappeared, however, the colonel in charge was waiting for a promotion and didn’t report it immediately for fear his promotion would be delayed. Read something beside what this criminal has written.

        And by the way, he retired from the military early in order to avoid a court martial. He is not trustworthy.

      • littlebilly

        Oh I guess your savior Obama is trustworthy? Go back to your welfare check azzwipe.

      • joanc

        You are more S###Id than I first thought. Read first,then carefully assess what you read, maybe you will grow up a little and realize that West did what he did for the lives of his men and their families. He disobeyed the order to stand down, just as the Navy Seals in Benghazi did when they went to save fellow Americans, They could have survived if Obama and Clinton had sent the help asked, for in the many pleas sent by the men who died. The the people in charge went about their lives, then attempted to cover it up. Who deserves a Hero’s reward , the men who went to aid other Americans, or those who had the authority to act but didn’t?? Is it the heroes who followed the “RULE OF NO MAN LEFT BEHIND” or those who only thought of their careers. and the 2012 election?

      • Zoey0728

        Blah, blah blah blah. It is so amusing to watch you all twist yourself into pretzels trying to make everything I say wrong. So, it’s ok for him to break the law and get drummed out and have to pay a fine — and we must leave no man behind, but the President is wrong because he didn’t want to leave Bowe Bergdahl behind.

        And, btw, there was no order to stand down when Benghazi erupted. That is a myth and a lie.

        You people are just so ignorant.

    • Zoey0728

      Gail, it’s the typical hyper-reaction that happens whenever the President does anything. In these kinds of situations, I believe that there is no black and white. This boy (yes, he was only 23) spent 5 years in that godforsaken place, not knowing if he would ever get to home, never knowing when he woke up every day that he would still be alive by the end of it. People need to cease their judgement of him until all of the facts have come out.

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        Its racist to attack obama-boy, is it not zoey0728?

    • Death Before Dishonor

      US servicepersons are trained to face that fear: this guy balked and folded. Your call for giving him a break only shows how little you know about duty, honor, and integrity, to say nothing of personal courage. the next time you decide to comment, inform yourself: if you have a reply you can send it to docstalker21@yahoo.com.

      • Zoey0728

        But she is correct that we don’t know all of the facts. Allen West is posting what they THINK happened, not what they know for sure.

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        And the people who were there will talk frankly with him. Around you they will do everything they can to avoid putting a round through your traitorous head.

      • commanderus

        What he is saying is that there should be a thourough investigation by the military on suspicion of desertion. From what I have read from his parents and team mates, he was in complete command if his emotions and actions. He had even written his father of his possible attitude. But he deserves an investigation and courts-martial to either find him innocent or guilty.Just by the pictures I have seen of him in captivity, he seems to be treated as more of a guest/friend, than a captive/prisioner.

    • Peggy Thompson

      Give him a break…possibly. Make him a hero? Never.

    • afftongrown

      It’s one thing to walk away, but locals state he had asked them where he could find the Taliban! Since he had left his weapon behind, I doubt he was looking for them to bring them to justice!

    • Eric Blanton

      Hell no. I served 2 years in Afghanistan in the infantry, and no one thinks of desertion over to the enemy. Soldiers in arms love each other, this was an act of betrayal not momentary weakness. The mild to serious symptoms soldiers have from PTSD start upon exiting the military, not while serving. Most civilians are unappreciative of what they have, while soldiers value life more than anything material. So there is a very big difference in the fundamental traits of these 2 mentalities. Veterans have had a rough time at war and when they go home they realize that the majority of americans are reluctant to honor the sacrifices that were made for them. To a veteran a man who gave his life should be honored forever and also what he was fighting for should be understood. Most americans (who choose to honor a soldier/veteran) will say ‘thank you for your service’ or pay for your meal. A small percentage of americans will do something in there life to help veterans, but most americans (i.e. the lower class and some of the working class) are too caught up in there own problems to feel like they could afford the mental strength to worry about something else besides themselves. Sadly a lot of veterans fall into these 2 classes (lower/working) upon exiting the military, and so the majority of people they interact with have very little help to offer or the patience to care. Once a soldier leaves the service it then becomes very difficult for other people to recognize them as a veteran and therefor get overlooked a lot by those who would honor them in some capacity. PTSD for returning american combatants is a result of living a life doing important things everyday and then return to a world that is low on morals and compassion accompanied with a lack of self purpose, no support group (in the service you have a very strong support group), and a loss in self esteem do to a sense of being unimportant or obsolete. Soldiers are not as diverse mentally as civilians are since they are all trained the same way. However they still do vary in self confidence (among other human traits) and therefor some veterans are worse than others when coping with their PTSD. This man abandoned his post to go serve the enemy. He could have refused to work and be sent home on UCMJ charges, or even attempted a somewhat infeasible trip to another country. Instead he got his brothers killed exploiting them to the enemy. No sympathy for the enemy or enemy affiliates. Death by Firing Squad.

    • Brent D Cates

      We took over Six DEAD looking for him & for some (not just here but elsewhere stating if doesn’t MATTER whether he deserted or was captured in Action IT DOES MATTER! If those guys died (with x3 wounded in his unit alone for a Guy captured by an enemy with circumstances BEYOND his control THAT’S ACCEPTABLE. If, as we are hearing, he went AWOL & was asking locals “where are the Taliban”? not only should we not have taken casualties looking for his sorry ass this means we just released 5 seriously Bad Actors for a DESERTER.

  • Zoey0728

    How dare Allen West say anything about Bowe Bergdahl.

    Alan West agreed to retire from the military in 2004, following an incident
    involving his unit’s treatment of an Iraqi man (in addition to allowing
    his soldiers to beat the man whom he thought was involved in an attempt
    on his life, he threatened to kill the man and chambered his weapon
    against the man’s head, in violation of of the Uniform Code of Military
    Justice. No evidence was ever obtained that implicated the man). West
    himself was charged with two violations of the Uniform Code of Military
    Justice, including one against assault, and agreed to retire after an
    Article 15 hearing in order to avoid a court martial. He was also fined
    $5,000 which he had to pay over two months.

    Allen West has no honor. Chambering a weapon against a prisoner’s head and threatening to kill him is considered torture.

    So, with all due respect, Allen West needs to shut up about this particular topic.

    • Michael

      Attack the source. Typical.

      • Zoey0728

        I’m not attacking him. I’m setting the facts out. He has no right to judge this young man when we do not know all of the facts, and especially because of his own forced retirement for violations of the code. Or does that not matter to you as long as he is a Republican?

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        I suppose you will tell us that obama-boy has more moral authority on POWs than Senator John S. McCain, III?

      • littlebilly

        save your Obama love when that POS goes to prison.

    • Timothy-Allen Albertson

      hey Zoey0728 I am waiting for you to call Colonel West the N word. But your poblem is that Colonel West saved American life and killed ragheads. You are a traitor who supported, and continues, to support the enemy. And you seem to know as much about Article 15 of the UCMJ as you do the lanuage the taliban speak. NOTHING. Now I invite you to keep talking and showing us how utter of morons those who support ragheads murdering Americans are.

      • Zoey0728

        Ha! That’s so funny. My husband served in Iraq, and was in the military for ten years. My late father-in-law served in the military for 32 years. I fully support the troops — which is why I would never deign to cast judgement on this young man who has been imprisoned for five years of his life.

        The fact that Allen West, who was forced to retire early because of HIS actions, would speak about this young man before everything has been investigated just shows what a hypocrite he is.

        And you, well, you’re just too ignorant to deal with any more. You don’t get to call me a traitor or anything else. You can go to hell.

    • joanc

      Zoey- you have one hell of a nerve to say anything negative about Alan West, a Hero who saved his men’s lives at the cost of losing his career. The men were more important. He doesn’t deserve to be tried in a public court by a simpering idiot who doesn’t seem to know the definition of Honor. Instead, perhaps, you should spend your energy looking at those in Government who are systematically shredding our Constitution ,while continuing to ignore US Laws. The real reason is their promise to ” Fundamentally Change America” which they are going at full bore! They are pushing an agenda that does not favor the USA, it’s freedom of speech or religion. Wake up little Zoey or we l will lose our great country, and be guilty of our failure to act to stop the taking over the USA, We owe a debt of gratitude to present and past military men and women who faced the enemy in war, to keep our great country safe. They made a huge sacrifice, and it was not for others to come in and tear the USA down.

      • Zoey0728

        How did he save his men’s lives at the cost of his career? The person that he allowed them to torture and then later threatened to kill was not found to be complicite in anything. He was an innocent man. Alan West is not. And all your glowing comments do not make it so.

        God has nothing to do this. Our country was built as a Democratic Republic, not a theocracy. Separation of church and state. We have lost our privacy, that’s for sure, but Alan West’s actions did not gain us anything.

    • batlcrewzer

      Don’t forget the slag (west) questioned the patriotism of Rep. Duckworth! She lost both legs and almost her right arm in the service of her country and THEN was elected to represent her brethren. She is twice the man of the article 15 outcast!

      • Zoey0728

        Thank you so much for reminding me — and for being one of the few on here who seems to know the truth about this man.

      • batlcrewzer

        No, they know the truth. They are liars and hypocrites, blinded by the Kock Brothers confederate flag blowing in their misshapen faces.

  • Jim Hiatt

    SGT Bowe Bergdahl’s father Bob first words at the White House were in Arabic, those words were “bism allah alrahman alraheem” which means “in the name of Allah the most gracious and most merciful; by uttering these words on the grounds of the Whit House ,Bob Bergdahl sanctified the White House and claimed it for Islam This is the demise of America and Christianity

    • Zoey0728

      Sorry, if he’d meant ‘Allah’, he would have said ‘Allah’. What he actually said was:

      “bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim,” a common Arabic phrase meaning “in the name of God, most gracious, most compassionate,”

      Perhaps you should make sure you know your facts before you post comments.

      • littlebilly

        you don’t know Obammy very well, jerk off. you are blinded by the black pigment in his skin tone. He is the biggest danger and most scandalous president we have ever had. Zoey you are a fool and so are the resy of the Muslim Obama supporters. Bush hads nothing to do with this Obama debacle and epic fail. Wake up ass wipe, you are probably a welfare recipient.

      • Zoey0728

        I spoke nothing about Obama in the post you are replying to. You just used it as a reason to attack me.

        Nothing but ad hominem attack. You have no idea what you are talking about. Do you think you’re a big man because you are calling me an ass wipe and a welfare recipient.

        You need to grow up and try to express yourself with civil discourse.

      • Zoey0728

        Of course Caroline Mueller-Hurry upvoted your disgusting attack on me. It’s what you guys like to do. When all else fails attack the person with the facts.

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        use of it was treason–no one can utter those words and be a true American–

      • Zoey0728

        Right. I’ll look to you from now on to figure out who is a “true American”

  • batlcrewzer

    Let me just recap the reprobate history and hypocrisy of the Republiklan party:

    Perhaps YOU can explain or refute this, if not the hypocrisy alarm go full tilt:
    After The 8 Years Of The Bush/Cheney Disaster, Now You Get Mad?
    You didn’t get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President.
    You didn’t get mad when Cheney allowed Energy company officials to dictate Energy policy and push us to invade Iraq.
    You didn’t get mad when a covert CIA operative got outed.
    You didn’t get mad when the Patriot Act got passed.
    You didn’t get mad when we illegally invaded a country that posed no threat to us.
    You didn’t get mad when we spent over 800 billion (and counting) on said illegal war.
    You didn’t get mad when Bush borrowed more money from foreign sources than the previous 42 Presidents combined.
    You didn’t get mad when over 10 billion dollars in cash just disappeared in Iraq.
    You didn’t get mad when you found out we were torturing people.
    You didn’t get mad when Bush embraced trade and outsourcing policies that shipped 6 million American jobs out of the country.
    You didn’t get mad when the government was illegally wiretapping Americans.
    You didn’t get mad when we didn’t catch Bin Laden.
    You didn’t get mad when Bush rang up 10 trillion dollars in combined budget and current account deficits.
    You didn’t get mad when you saw the horrible conditions at Walter Reed.

    You didn’t get mad when we let a major US city, New Orleans, drown.

    You didn’t get mad when we gave people who had more money than they could spend, the filthy rich, over a trillion dollars in tax breaks.

    You didn’t get mad with the worst 8 years of job creations in several decades.

    You didn’t get mad when over 200,000 US Citizens lost their lives because they had no health insurance.

    You didn’t get mad when lack of oversight and regulations from the Bush Administration caused US Citizens to lose 12 trillion dollars in investments, retirement, and home values.
    You finally got mad when a black man was elected President and decided that people in America deserved the right to see a doctor if they are sick. Yes, illegal wars, lies, corruption, torture, job losses by the millions, stealing your tax dollars to make the rich richer, and the worst economic disaster since 1929 are all okay with you, but helping fellow Americans who are sick along with many other

    • Jay

      You didn’t get mad with the worst 8 years of job creations in several decades.

      that would be right now

      • Zoey0728

        …..but all of the jobs that were lost because of the Bush Administration have been gained again.

      • Jay

        right, IRS ,DHS, TSA, BS. some jobs program , still MILLIONS out of work

      • Zoey0728

        Point is, not as many as were when Bush left office. When are you people going to quit acting like Bush was never in office? When are you going to realize that the country was a mess and continued to be a mess based on the way administrations overlap. This President has done the best he can, with the tools he has, to slowly bring the economy around. But you can’t even give him credit for that because you listen to your Republican overlords instead of the truth.

      • Jay

        get with the present,SLOWLY, SIX YEARS Zoe, REAGAN only took two to get it moving, and don’t try to bullshit me , I lived it, this POS does NOT intend to help the people , he’s helped HIMSELF.

      • Zoey0728

        Did Reagan have a congress that refused to do anything?

      • littlebilly

        you are one of the sheeple what an idiot you are.a

      • Zoey0728

        Ad hominem attacks are all you have? Prove to me, with links of your research from reputable sites, that I am wrong.

      • joanc

        Where are these jobs you speak about?? It will be great news to the thousands of Unemployed Americans, Share this news with all Americans who are struggling to find these invisible jobs. Just the facts maam, not more propaganda and lies from this administration?? We’ve had enough of that to last until the year 3000.

      • Zoey0728

        You haven’t read anything in the news about the growth in jobs every month? Apparently you’re not well read.

      • Eric Blanton

        Zoey you seem to know somethings that others don’t (unless I am wrong of course, you will have to forgive me). Why hasn’t Obama labeled China a currency manipulator?

    • omega2

      HAVE SOME MORE KOOL AID TO COOL DOWN WITH! This G I AND HIS FATHER ARE LOVERS OF ISLAM AS THEY NOW BOTH SPEAK ARABIC TO EACH OTHER! HE DESERTED HIS POST PURE AND SIMPLE!

      • Zoey0728

        Stop with the yelling.

        Bob learned to speak Arabic in order to try to make a connection with his son’s captors. They are not Islam lovers just because they speak Arabic. How was Bowe supposed to communicate for 5 years if he didn’t speak Arabic? You people want this kid drawn and quartered and you don’t even know the facts.

      • Jay

        facts first , then D&Qed,

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        the ragheads talibani are pashtoon—they speak farsi

      • TruthWFree

        Maybe old Bob had to grow that Islamic beard to speak Arabic, ya think?

      • Zoey0728

        He grew the beard as a show of support for his son. How is this any different from, say, the hockey players who grow their beard until the championships are over? He grew the beard until his son came home.

      • Eric Blanton

        Since when were beards something only arabs had? Also plenty of arabs have shaved faces.

      • camperben

        So if you speak anything but English to your parents you lose your special GOP Veteran worship status and we are all ok with vilifying this POW…..racist much? “He don’t look like us so its ok to attack that particular Veteran and POW…..he talks funny and they don’t look right….Murica”…….you guys are hypocrites….

      • suqsid4

        You’re an idiot.

      • ksandifer09

        You cant say that omega2! It’s Bush’s fault. Everything is Bush’s fault even though its the current POTUS 2nd term. He’s absolutely perfect and the US is way better off now than 8 years ago. Bush should have never went to war in 2001. We should have just turned the other cheek. And we should never torture the enemy, because they are always so nice to us. (Please noet, LOTS of sarcasm here.) On a serious note, if you’ve never been to war and put into a hostile situation, you have absolutely no room to talk. May God please Bless America. We need his blessings now more than ever.

    • Jay

      You didn’t get mad when we gave people who had more money than they could spend, the filthy rich, over a trillion dollars in tax breaks.

      that would be OLD nance made + 100mil while in office, al gore same, reid same and others

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        obama-boy’s net worth has increased 483% since the racists elected him POTUS

      • Jay

        vacation every 3mos , 500.000 mil , insider trading

    • Jay

      You didn’t get mad when we gave people who had more money than they could spend, the filthy rich, over a trillion dollars in tax breaks.

      how you gonna stop nature, more taxpayer money

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        so that escuses obama-boy committing a crime in negotiating terrorists and cutting loose some of their major commanders?

    • Mike Perry

      YOU MAD BRO?

      • camperben

        not as mad as the GOP about getting a POW and a Veteran free from the hands of terrorists……and pretending its a move that the Right hasn’t done themselves many times…..

      • Jay

        careful , you ain’t got all the facts yet, I know you probably like to run your mouth first then get facts. typical libtard, and thats way old news come live in this decade

      • Zoey0728

        You’re making no sense.

      • Jay

        Jackie Fenolio , check this post below, POW?

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        Are you trying to tell me that obama-boy has more moral authority on the issue of POWs than Senator John S. McCain, III?? BTW, obama-boy has never called this alleged deserter a POW. Finally, please tell us what experience you have front and personal in the shit-holes known as iraq and a-stan. I suppose you know more about the military actions there than LTC West.

      • Zoey0728

        You mean FORMER LTC West? Who was forced to retire from the military after he allowed his men to beat a suspect and who then chambered his weapon against the man’s head and threatened to kill him?

      • suqsid4

        GTH, idiot.

      • Zoey0728

        Will you greet me when I get there?

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        There you go proving you are one of the most ignorant of all obama-boy nabos. LTC Allen B. West retired with full rank and honors and pension. He did not resign; he retired. And its too damn bad that the entire officer corps was not like him. LTC West valued the lives of Americans over that of ragheads. You whine about ragheads being forced to give information that saved American life. You are a traitor, like obama-boy, because you would prefer the death of Americans rather than some raghead be offended or hurt. Now please head to your KKK meeting to get more lies to tell us about Colonel West, our next President. From raghead made to piss himself to whole raghead nations made to piss themselves.

      • Zoey0728

        I didn’t say he resigned. He retired early rather than face a court marshal. And he was fined $5,000.

        I value the rule of law, and the dignity with which our troops usually serve. Alan West did not in this particular case.

        You do not get to decide who is a traitor.

        Uh, and this whole thing about calling me racist……if I’m so racist, then why did I vote for President Obama…..twice? Do you not appreciate the cognitive dissonance of your comment?

        You are just too ignorant for words.

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        You voted for obama-boy because he was hyper-pigmented. Once again you tell someone who disagrees with they can not expres their opinion. How very obama-boy of you.

    • Jay

      You didn’t get mad when the Patriot Act got passed.

      did Uncle O repeal that?

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        No but accordng to the person posting it that means obama-boy can even be worse.

    • Jay

      You didn’t get mad when over 10 billion dollars in cash just disappeared in Iraq.

      I believe Uncle O has paid his Mushame BrotherHOODs that much at least!

    • camperben

      Don’t forget when Regan traded with the Iranians to get the Hostages back. He offered them Arms, parts for their F 15 American planes that were grounded due to lack of spare parts etc….he sold them to our worst enemy to get secret money to use to fight supply rebel fighters in Nicaragua that Congress had forbidden giving money to. So in one move the GOP traded with terrorists and gave them weapons…the same enemy he dealt with secretly to get the Hostages back behind the back of Carter on the eve of his election. When Republicans deal with the enemy’s of America and supply them with weapons and deal for hostages…its no problem.

      • John Zych

        Iran had F-15s?

      • Jay

        are you suggesting that anything Obama dose is ok with you ? anything? he gets to break the law at will because some else did ?

      • Zoey0728

        He did not break the law. That is the point, Jay.

        Repeat after me: He did not break the law.

      • Jay

        really, guess in your world he can do no wrong.

      • Zoey0728

        I never said that. I don’t like the way he has expanded the Patriot Act. I don’t believe he has been strong enough against the Republicans in congress who like to blame everything on his not wanting to negotiate, when they are the ones who won’t negotiate. I think he has been too moderate. There are other things, but in this particular situation, he did not break the law.

        Critical thinking lesson: Just because I don’t agree that he broke the law in this particular situation, does not mean that I agree with everything that he does.

      • Jay

        done with your bullshit.

      • Zoey0728

        Good.

      • jac__R

        Jay, Our constitution gives all a right to habeas corpus. It doesn’t say resident, within the countries borders, it doesn’t say that congress can change this. It does say you can not be held without charges, it does say you have a right to trial

      • Jay

        do you even see this govt respecting the constitution, and , this isn’t covered under those rights, it comes under military law.he’s not a civilian, he’s still in a system that could have him shot, if guilty.

      • Jay

        did he just set 5 TERRORIST FREE, what the hell do you call that?

      • C Med

        Your facts are a bit off on this one. The hostages in Iran were released during the middle of Reagan’s inauguration, there is no way that he traded anything for them. You are referring to something that happened later in his presidency involving Oliver North.

      • batlcrewzer

        Sir you are a liar. That was what the Iran Contra scandal and all of the following pardons were about after the months long hearing. But don’t worry you will see your Demi god again, just bring plenty of ice water and sun tanning lotion.

    • Jay

      You didn’t get mad when over 200,000 US Citizens lost their lives because they had no health insurance.

      200,000??? heard about that VA thing lately, AND who is supposed to be in charge right now , lets say it together … BUSH

      • Zoey0728

        The VA debacle has been going on since the beginning of our country. We have let our soldiers and veterans down. And let’s remember that the Republicans voted to reduce funding to the VA also. So let’s get all of the facts straight.

      • Jay

        so your agreeing that Uncle O has known about it for six yrs and done nothing to help our vets, so he’s complacent in their deaths. WELL sense it’s been going on so long that makes it OK with you I’ll admit ,you are the most excuse producing POS libtard I’ve come across ,

      • CindyLue

        You’re right it was going on way before Bush but the criminal aspect of dumping appointments for bonus’ is all Obama.

    • Timothy-Allen Albertson

      Another obama-boy nabob is says that all the bad things he says President ush did entitles to obama-boy to do bad things. The obama-boy morality is pretty raghead.

    • Jay

      You didn’t get mad when Bush embraced trade and outsourcing policies that shipped 6 million American jobs out of the country.

      remember the corporations supported that , cheeep labor

    • Jamie Huff

      You are a bootlicking Neanderthal

      • Zoey0728

        I guess all you know how to do is call names. You must still be in elementary school.

    • genemcleroy

      Batcrewzer, It’s funny that people like you dig into the past and try to twist things to suite your purpose. This is the here and now, if you thought any of the past presidents were in the wrong you should have stated it then. Stop with the PROGRESSIVE (COMMUNIST), LIBERAL, DEMOCRATIC TALKING POINTS AND GET SOME REAL FACTS.

      • batlcrewzer

        Did Benghazi happen yesterday? Filthy hypocrites don’t recognize filth.

    • suqsid4

      *SPAM* and the accuracy of SPAM

    • CindyLue

      Typically liberal, deflect.

    • https://www.facebook.com/realitycalling Reality

      Don’t forget their hero Ronald Reagan who traded weapons to get the hostages back from Iran. All because Carter was a sissy.. who sent in Delta for a rescue but a chopper crashed.. he wouldn’t negotiate with the terrorist and was considered the “worst President ever!!”…

      • batlcrewzer

        No, that would be the drunken, coke addled fool, George (shrub) Bush.
        Bush wasted $ trillions of our treasure and tens of thousands of American lives including 4,400 deaths, diverting our forces from Afghanistan and from the search for Osama Bin Laden and instead sent them to murder hundreds of thousands of Iraqi men, women and children, in the process converting that country from Iran’s worst enemy into its closest ally.

      • https://www.facebook.com/realitycalling Reality

        Oh, Georgie Porgie the painter? What works of art he has done of the world leaders. I don’t know what is worse.. his paintings of them of the fact the NSA has been ratted out as listening in on them. I remember as sing in Iraq our in front of a person’s house.. it said “No Bush” . I had to laugh.. I thought it was cool. Other people in my unit were actually upset over it. I had to remind them that if we were actually there to help these people then Freedom of Speech should not bug them so they should encourage it.

  • STEVE POSEY

    Strange Zoie there was no.evidence of tht you posted tht yourself , if in fact its true it was during war have you not heard the phrase Alls fair in love and war ? You should join up with the other idiots and swear your devotion to islam and move your @$$. Over there with them You yourself are a TRAITOR to our country

    • Zoey0728

      What are you talking about? Do you not know how to reply to comments properly?

      I love how everyone else is a traitor but you. Are you the arbiter of what being traitorous means?

    • https://www.facebook.com/realitycalling Reality

      Oh.. that’s right.. we don’t have Freedom of Religion here… I forgot.. thank you for reminding me Steve Pussy.. Posey.. sorry.. but thank you for letting us know about the traitors who become another religion/denomination than yours.. Which is?? What denomination?? Just reply with what is the correct one.. Jehovah Witness, Baptist, Catholic, .. ???

  • H. Johnson

    Bergdahl is a deserter, American soldiers died trying to find him. He should be charged and tried for desertion and treason. B. Hussein Obama violated the law by releasing terrorists without notifying congress, he should be charged, impeached and removed from office.

    • Caroline Mueller- Hurry

      Amen H. Johnson!

      • Zoey0728

        H. Johnson is not stating established fact. The president did nothing illegal. And we don’t know the facts about Bowe.

      • Gail Miller

        What he did is illegal Zoey, I don’t want to get into an internet fight with you over facts. But it is fact he broke the law when he traded those 5 evil men for 1 POW/Deserter. He was supposed to tell congress 30 days prior and he did not. That is illegal. Fact.

      • https://www.facebook.com/realitycalling Reality

        And … do you know he is a deserter.. wait. . . has he gone to trial for that? Even one of past fellow past Soldiers says “He left his guard post. Nobody knows if he defected or he’s a traitor or he was kidnapped.” then states “What I do know is he was there to protect us and instead he decided to defer from America and go and do his own thing. I don’t know why he decided to do that, but we spend so much of our resources and some of those resources were soldiers’ lives.”
        How can you first say you are not sure if it was one of three things then decide/declare you know something.. that you don’t.. then turn around and say you don’t know why he did that when you claim you already know he did something that he has NOT been found guilty of.. just hear say from former PFC Jose Baggett. I really think he may have misspoke but he has already judge him without knowing what he will say.. or what facts will be presented.. are they going to get a statement from the Taliban commander also saying yes/no they kidnapped him or .. “He just show up one day.. we told him go back .. go back to your base and go back home.. but he say no.. he did not want to go back”
        You want this guy in a trial then bring back all the other deserters over the past 14 years and put them on trial also. If they had shown up and did their jobs it would have saved more of other Military lives but instead it cost lives because others had to move over a little to cover a gap created by their desertion which directly resulted in the loss of life.

      • Guest

        I know your question follows Charles but funny thing. I have my information saved on my IE but not on my Chrome web browser. Even with a refresh, I do not see your question of….

        Charles Reality • 6 hours ago

        Everyone has faith based somewhere. Just as you do.. Let me guess….. Mmmmm… Evolution? Aliens?

        To answer your question in a little length………….. Evolution is not a faith or about faith in what it is. Evolution is why you get a flu shot..unless your faith requires you to pray for healing instead of seeking medical attention like the Christians who have snakes bite them. Typically you hear about these Christians in the news about their kids dying from some curable illness or measles popping up in a certain area of the country because of anti vaccine talk. Evolution is a fact. You may think it’s “only a theory” but a theory is a hypothesis backed up by facts and peer review to test the hypothesis. For example, you make a hypothesis that heat comes from the sun. You hold your hand up to it and you feel warmth. When you are out in the sun, you record a higher temp than you do in the shade because of direct sun light. You publish your findings then I would come in to test them. I would see if I can replicate your findings and look for other causes of heat BESIDES your claim. I could come to the conclusion that yes, the sun does cause heat but it does not explain why along the same latitude of the planet you have different temperatures. We continue to study and soon we find out about humidity, the reflection of the sun off of surfaces, and basically our surroundings can cause it to feel warmer or cooler. Funny you should mention Aliens as in from outer space and not from another country. There are more first hand eye witness accounts of UFOs and alien abductions than there are first hand eye witness accounts of anything in any religion of the world. Yet, society pretty much laughs at those who claim to have seen a flying object that they believe is from outer space. People who claim to have been experimented on by aliens really get the look of “you must be kidding”. Just like any religion, they are unable to produce evidence that can be tested or observed. Right about now since I mentioned tested or observed you most likely are thinking.. “got him!”. .. You can not observe or test evolution so it’s based on faith that it happens!!! At no time during archaeological digs or findings have fossil been found out of order. In other words, you won’t find dinosaur bones naturally laying/buried in the ground within the same layer as human bones. What you find instead is a logical order of layers of time with certain bones. However, keep in mind that the practice only started in the 19th century yet most people who mock the findings don’t understand it has just started. The mid 50s to 60s caused a more scientific approach to the study which allowed for hypothesis and testing with the scientific method. That would mean about 60 years of searching the globe for answers of the Earth’s past history of animals, humans, tools, civilizations, artifacts, and learning of the past “record” within the fossil record about different animals that we do not see today and that are not mentioned in ANY manuscripts that is known of. Since we did not see them walking around, does that mean that they never exist but instead where put there by some evil spirit or “devil”? Through the study of microbiology, which began in the late 17th to early 18th century because of the invention of the microscope, we began to understand that previous centuries hypothesis of small creatures that our eyes could not see became a FACT which is refereed to as the germ theory of disease. Instead of demons, sins, or a hex cast by a witch we found the reason why people got sick. Still today, we find that people who suffer from mental illnesses or seizures are not from a possession of a demon brought on by sins or other means but from a chemical imbalance in the brain. Through evolutionary biology we have learned how species are connected by DNA. It’s the study of descent of different species and the start of new species.. wait.. what? The start of a new species? Isn’t that creation? No. Through microbiology, scientist are able to use microbes to study the progress of viral evolution to a point that the microbe is totally different in sub generations than what they started at. Darwin is most notable for his publication of The Origin of Species but Abiogenesis as to do with the origin and not evolution. Evolution shows that natural selection (predators, environmental conditions, etc) has to do with evolution. Where a mutation may help certain members of a species to survive versus the ones without the mutation. For example, you will find that people from tropical or sub tropical regions where malaria is common, you will find a increase of sickle cell. Sickle cell people are less likely to get malaria but live a shorter life span. However, when a person takes care of themselves through medication and better eating you will find they live to be 70 and sometimes beyond. Sickle cell is a mutation and through this mutation has allowed people with it to live while people without the mutation died from malaria. If you understand about dominate and recessive genes then you understand how the mutation is past from one generation to the other without a person having any problems when the genes are recessive. It is typical for children without the mutation to get malaria at a young age before they are able to reproduce. The real problem is when you have two people who have sickle cell dominate genes that have children. Those children do not live very long. There is so much more to the subject but please never ever ask “So since men evolved from apes, why are there still apes?”

      • Gail Miller

        Man you are all over the place and make no sense. Talking to people on the internet is so useless. There have been several of his fellow soldiers come out and tell the story. And then the crap with his nutty ass father. So yes, I do believe he is a traitor and a deserter. He needs to be put on trial. As for Obama, well, we all know teflon boy will be just fine, none of the laws this man has broken are being taken care of, nothing sticks to him. When it is all said and done and you Obama lovers are in the same sinking ship as the rest of us, enjoy. Being blind for now will do you no good when the crap hits the fan. It started with Bush, he wasn’t the best, and it will end with Obama who IS the worst

      • Zoey0728

        No, that is an overly broad interpretation of the law. Google it and you’ll figure that out.

      • Gail Miller

        According to everything I have heard and read (you “don’t” know it all libtard) he broke the damn law. I will not sit here and argue with someone that has her head firmly up Obamas ass. It was against the law, he unilaterally went around congress, AGAIN, and broke the law. Suck it up buttercup, he is a horrible president and all the defense people throw his way does nothing but prove he is wrong. So keep it up, you and I both know he is wrong and nothing you can say will change that. So zip it. I will respond no more, so anything you say will go unheard by me. Stay blissful in your ignorance :)

      • Zoey0728

        “There are a couple more misconceptions in this saga. First, while Obama and his diplomats made the deal on their own (in line with his powers as commander-in-chief), it’s not true that he left Congress out of the picture. He briefed a small group of senators in January 2012, when a deal first seemed in the offing. Sen. John McCain reportedly threw a fit, objecting that the detainees to be released had killed American soldiers, but after talking with John Kerry (at the time, still a senator and a friend), came around to the idea. (This may be why McCain,
        though displeased with the detainees’ release, is not raising his usual hell in public appearances now.)”http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2014/06/bowe_bergdahl_and_negotiating_with_the_taliban_why_the_deal_to_free_this.html

        He briefed Congress. Even John McCain knew about it. So, you suck it up, Buttercup. You are wrong. Period. End of story. I won’t wait for your apology for insulting me in several different ways. You wouldn’t admit you were wrong if your life depended on it.

        Have a great day! :-)

      • Zoey0728

        “There are a couple more misconceptions in this saga. First, while Obama and his diplomats made the deal on their own (in line with his powers as commander-in-chief), it’s not true that he left Congress out of the picture. He briefed a small group of senators in January 2012, when a deal first seemed in the offing. Sen. John McCain reportedly threw a fit, objecting that the detainees to be released had killed
        American soldiers, but after talking with John Kerry (at the time, still a senator and a friend), came around to the idea. (This may be why McCain,though displeased with the detainees’ release, is not raising his usual hell in public appearances now.) “http://www.slate.com/articles/…

        He briefed Congress. Even John McCain knew about it. So, you suck it up, Buttercup. You are wrong. Period. End of story. I won’t wait for your apology for insulting me in several different ways. You wouldn’t admit you were wrong if your life depended on it.

        Have a great day! :-)

    • Zoey0728

      It is NOT established fact.

      And the fact that you wrote the President’s name the way you did shows your ignorance and prejudice.

      Nothing that the President did was illegal.

      • http://batman-news.com Perry Thorpe

        Zoey, you’re not the brightest apple on the tree are you. The president has broken many laws and this one just adds to the long list.

      • Zoey0728

        This was not illegal.

        If he has broken so many laws, why is he still in office? Provide me with links to show what laws he has broken.

      • EBerden

        Top Republicans on the Senate and House armed services committees went so far as to accuse President Obama of having broken the law, which requires the administration to notify Congress before any transfers from Guantanamo are carried out.

        “Trading five senior Taliban leaders from detention in Guantanamo Bay for Bergdahl’s release may have consequences for the rest of our forces and all Americans. Our terrorist adversaries now have a strong incentive to capture Americans. That incentive will put our forces in Afghanistan and around the world at even greater risk,” House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard P. McKeon (R-Calif.) and the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, James M. Inhofe (Okla.), said in a joint statement.

        Lawmakers were not notified of the Guantanamo detainees’ transfer until after it occurred.

        The law requires the defense secretary to notify relevant congressional committees at least 30 days before making any transfers of prisoners, to explain the reason and to provide assurances that those released would not be in a position to reengage in activities that could threaten the United States or its interests.

        http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/bergdahl-release-arrangement-could-threaten-the-safety-of-americans-republicans-say/2014/05/31/35e47a2a-e8ff-11e3-afc6-a1dd9407abcf_print.html

      • Gail Miller

        I notice when they ask for evidence and they get it they shut up, thank you Eb for posting this, there are many other laws he has broken but posting just one is good enough. She said he hasn’t broken laws when he clearly has, many many times. He doesn’t get called out because the media is so firmly up Obamas rear end no one really knows about it, and when they find out he somehow gets away with it. I do believe it is a color thing, he is our first black president, I don’t know why this should matter but it does. Sad state our country is in.. People are so divided and we need to be united..

      • https://www.facebook.com/realitycalling Reality

        I for one am not questioning if he broke some “law” to get back a Soldier who you may see as a traitor/deserter. The verdict is out on that.. Innocent until proven guilty?? Now in the military it’s more like guilty until proven innocent. So I guess that means West is guilty also of crimes but he is singing your song so I totally understand that you may support West. Obama did not know if he had a short window of opportunity or a 30, 60, or 90 day opportunity. Maybe he did.. I don’t know. Before they would change their minds, he reacted. Right? Even may of been thinking the whole time.. “Congress is going to be mad. I might be impeached over this.” Fox News, Republicans, and the Tea Party have been beating their drums about Putin for months on how he makes a decision and then makes it happen. No questions asked. How decisive a leader he is. He does not care about our opinion, Obama, or any other country. (Now in a Russian accent say )..In Russia, you don’t do Russia, Russia does you! (okay, go back to your regular inside voice). (this is the part that is confusing me now) Wait, hold up.. Obama did what??? He acted without notifying Congress much less not seeking their approval? And??? Has any President of the past done this??? Um.. YES!! Was anyone beating the drum of breaking laws or talking impeachment.. maybe but I don’t remember. I do remember people wanting Clinton out of office. I honestly did not like him for the longest time. Then I did some more searching past what I was told. Before then it was mainly how Reagan claimed he knew nothing of the Iran/Contra deal that got all the hostages free about the DAY BEFORE REAGAN took office. Wow.. what a day to be an American. I guess he believed the hype that they were scared of him and how Carter was a push over.. I believed it for the longest time.. not anymore.

      • Zoey0728

        “There are a couple more misconceptions in this saga. First, while
        Obama and his diplomats made the deal on their own (in line with his
        powers as commander-in-chief), it’s not true that he left Congress out
        of the picture. He briefed a small group of senators in January 2012,
        when a deal first seemed in the offing. Sen. John McCain reportedly
        threw a fit, objecting that the detainees to be released had killed American
        soldiers, but after talking with John Kerry (at the time, still a
        senator and a friend), came around to the idea. (This may be why
        McCain,though displeased with the detainees’ release, is not raising his
        usual hell in public appearances now.) “http://www.slate.com/articles/…

        He briefed Congress. Even John McCain knew about it . You are wrong. Period. End of story.

      • CindyLue

        They are not hard to find. You’re the smart one. Do some real research.

      • Zoey0728

        It’s not my job to check out Perry’s posts. If you state something, you should back it up. I want backup.

      • http://batman-news.com Perry Thorpe
      • http://batman-news.com Perry Thorpe

        Why is he still in office. Because he’s a Black Man, that’s the only reason. I just sent you another link at to the legality

      • http://batman-news.com Perry Thorpe
      • Joe Michael Stonebraker

        So he DID give Congress 30 days warning before transferring prisoners out of Guantanamo?

      • CindyLue

        I knew if I read enough of these post you would play the race card. Very sad. Just because that’s why he was elected and re-elected doesn’t make all that oppose do so because of the color of his skin. Nice try tho. lol

      • Zoey0728

        Where did I play the race card, CindyLue? I was speaking of his prejudice against what he considers to be Obama’s Muslim middle name. Nothing about the color of his skin. Not. A. Word.

        Ooops. Is that egg on your face, honey?

        It’s even funnier that you should say I’m playing the race card, when elsewhere in this thread, people were telling me I was prejudiced against Allen West because he’s black. So which is it?

        I’ll let you think about that and get back to me. Or not.

      • https://www.facebook.com/realitycalling Reality

        He was elected President because.. he.. got more votes? He was elected AGAIN because. .. . he .. . got more votes? Hummm I must be looking at this wrong. Let me wear your glasses CindyLue…. HOLY COW, HE BE BLACK THAT B WHY HE B ELECTED. It’s like Ron Burgundy meeting Linda Jackson.. Black..blah blah.. black.. blah..blackie black.. he is black that’s black why he got black elected black

    • jac__R

      Terrorist? The Afghan Taliban is not on the state departments list of terrorist organizations….. Wher do you get your information? Faux News?

      • Caroline Mueller- Hurry

        Jac__R…if you are too retarded to know that the Taliban are terrorists you’re more ignorant than we can imagine! and obviously you are jealous that Fox News is the number 1 news station of all time!!

      • Zoey0728

        I guess Jesus loves the fact that you just called someone retarded. Nice.

      • https://www.facebook.com/realitycalling Reality

        whoa Christian woman.. calling people retarded now?? So judgmental also…. Fox News is the number 1 …wait.. news? They have news on that channel?

      • https://www.facebook.com/realitycalling Reality

        Jesus loves me yes I know.. for the bible tells me.. SHUT UP RETARD!!! The Taliban are terrorists.. you are more ignorant than we thought!!! and OBVIOUSLY you are jelly for the Faux…

    • https://www.facebook.com/realitycalling Reality

      Now this is what I want!!! I want the Republicans to try and impeach Obama for this!! Out of all the other BS, this is the one thing that is so full of crap that I want them to actually try. Please, please, please!! Try to impeach him for getting a POW back.. in you case H. Johnson we will say deserter.. Okay? Can you all call your Republican representatives and push this… Dirt Bag West… make this happen!!

  • STEVE POSEY

    Gail he left his post and walked into the enemies hands there is no question tht is treason , and he should spend the rest of his life in federal prison and his parents deported lol like Thts going to happen they are members of Oblamers family now. When he joined the Army he took a solemn oath to defend and protect our country with his lge if need be yet he walks off his post , deserts our country , caused loss of lives of troops tht were searching for him and you have the gall to defend those actions ? Your no better than he / the traitor is @ GAIL

    • Zoey0728

      Hyperbolic rhetoric. The facts have not been determined, so there is a question. And you’re disrespect of the President is shameful.

      • Jamie Huff

        Pull your lips off of Obama’s butt.

      • Zoey0728

        Nice. I love how polite everyone is here and welcoming. Excuse me for thinking the President of the United States is due respect.

      • Eric Blanton

        You are excused

      • Joe Michael Stonebraker

        Yeah, because the left was respectful toward Bush for 8 years.

      • EBerden

        If he were ACTING like a true president of these United States I would agree with you Zoey, however actions speak louder than words. What do his ACTIONS show you?

      • Bobby Goldesberry

        From someone who was there:
        “We were at OP Mest, Paktika Province, Afghanistan.

        It was a small outpost where B Co 1-501st INF (Airbone) ran operations
        out of, just an Infantry platoon and ANA counterparts there.

        The place was an Afghan graveyard. Bergdahl had been acting a little
        strange, telling people he wanted to “walk the earth” and kept a little
        journal talking about how he was meant for better things. No one thought
        anything about it. He was a little “out there”.
        Next morning he’s
        gone. We search everywhere, and can’t find him. He left his weapon, his
        kit, and other sensitive items. He only took some water, a compass and a
        knife. We find some afghan kids shortly after who saw an american
        walking north asking about where the taliban are.

        We get hits on
        our voice intercepter that Taliban has him, and we were close. We come
        to realize that the kid deserted his post, snuck out of camp and sought
        out Taliban… to join them.

        We were in a defensive position at OP
        Mest, where your focus is to keep people out. He knew where the blind
        spots were to slip out and that’s what he did. It was supposed to be a
        4-day mission but turned into several months of active searching.
        Everyone was spun up to find this guy.
        News outlets all over the
        country were putting out false information. It was hard to see,
        especially when we knew the truth about what happened and we lost good
        men trying to find him.
        PFC Matthew Michael Martinek, Staff Sgt.
        Kurt Robert Curtiss, SSG Clayton Bowen, PFC Morris Walker, SSG Michael
        Murphrey, 2LT Darryn Andrews, were all KIA from our unit who died
        looking for Bergdahl. Many others from various units were wounded or
        killed while actively looking for Bergdahl.

        Fighting Increased. IEDs and enemy ambushes increased.
        The Taliban knew that we were looking for him in high numbers and our movements were predictable.

        Because of Bergdahl, more men were out in danger, and more attacks on
        friendly camps and positions were conducted while we were out looking
        for him.

        His actions impacted the region more than anyone wants
        to admit. There is also no way to know what he told the Taliban: Our
        movements, locations, tactics, weak points on vehicles and other things
        for the enemy to exploit are just a few possibilities.

        The
        Government knows full well that he deserted. It looks bad and is a good
        propaganda piece for the Taliban. They refuse to acknowledge it.
        Hell they even promoted him to Sergeant which makes me sick.

        I feel for his family who only want their son/brother back.
        They don’t know the truth, or refuse to acknowledge it as well.
        What he did affected his family and his whole town back home, who don’t know the truth.
        Either way what matters is that good men died because of him.
        He has been lying on all those Taliban videos about everything since his “capture”.
        If he ever returns, he should be tried under the UCMJ for being a deserter and judged for what he did.
        Bergdahl is not a hero, he is not a soldier or an Infantryman.
        He failed his brothers.

        Now, sons and daughters are growing up without their fathers who died
        looking for him and he will have to face that truth someday.”

      • Eric Blanton

        C’mon Zoey0728 I want to see what your reply is to this one. Don’t target peoples comments saying theres no proof when your the one who hasn’t read this ^^^^ testimony yet.

      • Zoey0728

        This is not testimony. There is no citation explaining where this information came from or who said it.

      • Valerie Finnigan

        Everyone and their dog it seems has been claiming to know someone who’s been there. Even the ones I know for a fact were there don’t have all the answers.

      • TruthWFree

        The illegal in Our White House deserves no respect by his actions.

      • Zoey0728

        Ah, a birther. Nice.

      • johnh

        The truth will come out. It always does. If he was a Republican the news would have been all over it. JUST WAIT.

      • https://www.facebook.com/realitycalling Reality

        I like the way you typed just wait. It reminds me of tears of a little kid who stomps he feet and starts jumping up and down. Then suddenly in a big drama moment, falls to the ground as if ever muscle their body just gave out only to lay on the floor and whimper. Go to bed John.. time to take a nap.

      • Eric Blanton

        Calling him illegal is ignorant, whats wrong with him is his judgment and priorities, not his citizenship.

      • EBerden

        Calling him illegal appears to be correct since he would not produce proof of his collage records, not even the grades just the application. even though he was offered 50 MILLION dollars to go to his favorite charity by Donald Trump. If he’s not illegal why wouldn’t he.

      • Eric Blanton

        If he took that money he would look like someone who cares about money more than his personal privacy, what message would that send to the people of america on what type of person is running their country? Besides he doesn’t need that money and he is human so it is possible his ego got in the way. There is more than one way of thinking.

      • TruthWFree

        Have you got proof that he’s legal? Don’t think so and the fact that he is blocking all access to his records plus putting that fraudulent computer generated BC on the Internet plus his Selective Service card appears to be a fraud plus he has a Connecticut Social Security number and never lived there is a preponderance of evidence that the Illegal White House Occupant cannot prove he is legal under the Constitution. I ask again, what is your proof? I assume you voted for this guy and can’t face the realization that you and a bunch of others with the Obama messiah complex voted for a fraud. Oh, and why won’t he take Trump’s $50 million offer to show proof? He’s illegal and you know it. At least you have problems with his judgement and priorities, that’s a start. I say the man is doing what he is doing on purpose. He does not love this country and is not an American in his heart. I believe he wants to take us down….and he’s doing a pretty good job of that.

      • https://www.facebook.com/realitycalling Reality

        So….. the birth certificate.. is.. um.. still a fake?? IS THIS DONALD TRUMP?? Hey Donald.. how you doing? Dude, got to do something different with the hair.. we all know it’s a helmet that you just put on.. just let it go bud and go bald.

      • genemcleroy

        Zoey0728 At this point YOU don’t know the facts yet you voice your opinion. The disrespect comes from the president to our country which is suppose to be a country of laws that protects all. Obama released 5 of the most dangerous terrorist for a man that his fellow solders say that he walked away from his post. Obama was suppose to give congress 30 days notice before any swap of prisoners. He has broken one more, one of many that he has broken, law that any other president would be fried for. Put your racist thoughts away and look at the facts.

      • Zoey0728

        You have no idea what went on behind the scenes. You have no idea what strategic reasons there might have been.

        And where and how have I said ANYTHING that makes me a racist? Everything I said about Allen West is truth and can be found in news sources on the internet. Not one thing that I said had anything to do with the color of his skin.

      • Bosniarat

        So you are assuming that We have Eyes on these Mass Murdering Fools. We gave them to Qatar which by the way has a BAD Habit of releasing people if they are too dangerous. Ie what they did to some during the Asian Games in 2006, sent a whole group of Pakistanis back due to their allegiance to the Taliban and L.E.T. Not to Mention that Qatar Has 2 American Bases not One. Al-Uied AirBase and Camp As-Saylah. So not only did we drop these clowns off in a “Friendly” Country, we also gave them a Target Rich environment. So again the Question is at you, How was this a good idea?

      • Zoey Likes Terrorism

        That’s right, there is a question. Why are you writing? Your idiotic comments make me sick. The parents of the soldiers that that died trying to find this soldier/criminal surely don’t agree with you. And neither do the parents of the solders who died catching these terrorists. The only shameful thing here is what the president did. Keep on drinking your Kool-aid.

      • Zoey0728

        Oh, how cute! You changed your display name to ‘Zoey Likes Terrorism’! Thank you so much. I consider that a compliment. I must be really getting under your skin. Have a nice day, Sweetie.

      • carmenta

        The current president is shameful. An embarrassment, a liar, a cheat and wholly dangerous to freedom.

      • johnh

        The President’s disrespect of our military is what is SHAMEFUL. He will do more for a Muslin that out military. “FACT”

      • Zoey0728

        No such thing. You wouldn’t know a fact if it hit you in the head. This whole “the President cares more about Muslims” meme is pitiful. You will believe anything the right wing hate machine feeds you.

      • https://www.facebook.com/realitycalling Reality

        Please present your facts.

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        So disrespect of the last real President we had, George W. Bush, is fine?

    • Caroline Mueller- Hurry

      Amen Steve Posey!

      • Zoey0728

        Do you have anything to say on your own, or are you just going to go around posting Amen to the people who are spewing nonsense that is not fact?

      • Caroline Mueller- Hurry

        Zoey…my life (other than Jesus and my family) is politics and facts…when I say “amen” to someone’s post…it means that I not only agree with them, but that I also know that they are posting the truth!!! FYI

      • Zoey0728

        So, you know that littlebilly is telling the truth when he called me an idiot, an asswipe and a welfare recipient? You upvoted that comment too. Do you know me? No. So how could that comment have been true?

      • CindyLue

        Caroline, No need to justify your comments to a troll that has nothing better than insults to contribute.

      • Eric Blanton

        Not true, Zoey is providing skepticism, it is an important thing to have when seeking the truth.

      • https://www.facebook.com/realitycalling Reality

        That is actually a oxymoron statement to mention facts and Jesus in the same sentence because that means you are a Christian who got their religion from other religions. If you are interested in learning the truth then you have to give up your Santa ….. I mean Jesus obsessions. Do you have any empirical evidence for your Jesus? No, you do not. Which mean you believe in fairies, giants, dragons, unicorns, and that Jonah sat in a whale for 3 days…. Facts??? BAHAHAHAHAHA

      • Charles

        Everyone has faith based somewhere. Just as you do.. Let me guess….. Mmmmm… Evolution? Aliens?

      • https://www.facebook.com/realitycalling Reality

        Evolution is not a faith or about faith in what it is. Evolution is why you get a flu shot..unless your faith requires you to pray for healing instead of seeking medical attention like the Christians who have snakes bite them. Typically you hear about these Christians in the news about their kids dying from some curable illness or measles popping up in a certain area of the country because of anti vaccine talk. Evolution is a fact. You may think it’s “only a theory” but a theory is a hypothesis backed up by facts and peer review to test the hypothesis. For example, you make a hypothesis that heat comes from the sun. You hold your hand up to it and you feel warmth. When you are out in the sun, you record a higher temp than you do in the shade because of direct sun light. You publish your findings then I would come in to test them. I would see if I can replicate your findings and look for other causes of heat BESIDES your claim. I could come to the conclusion that yes, the sun does cause heat but it does not explain why along the same latitude of the planet you have different temperatures. We continue to study and soon we find out about humidity, the reflection of the sun off of surfaces, and basically our surroundings can cause it to feel warmer or cooler. Funny you should mention Aliens as in from outer space and not from another country. There are more first hand eye witness accounts of UFOs and alien abductions than there are first hand eye witness accounts of anything in any religion of the world. Yet, society pretty much laughs at those who claim to have seen a flying object that they believe is from outer space. People who claim to have been experimented on by aliens really get the look of “you must be kidding”. Just like any religion, they are unable to produce evidence that can be tested or observed. Right about now since I mentioned tested or observed you most likely are thinking.. “got him!”. .. You can not observe or test evolution so it’s based on faith that it happens!!! At no time during archaeological digs or findings have fossil been found out of order. In other words, you won’t find dinosaur bones naturally laying/buried in the ground within the same layer as human bones. What you find instead is a logical order of layers of time with certain bones. However, keep in mind that the practice only started in the 19th century yet most people who mock the findings don’t understand it has just started. The mid 50s to 60s caused a more scientific approach to the study which allowed for hypothesis and testing with the scientific method. That would mean about 60 years of searching the globe for answers of the Earth’s past history of animals, humans, tools, civilizations, artifacts, and learning of the past “record” within the fossil record about different animals that we do not see today and that are not mentioned in ANY manuscripts that is known of. Since we did not see them walking around, does that mean that they never exist but instead where put there by some evil spirit or “devil”? Through the study of microbiology, which began in the late 17th to early 18th century because of the invention of the microscope, we began to understand that previous centuries hypothesis of small creatures that our eyes could not see became a FACT which is refereed to as the germ theory of disease. Instead of demons, sins, or a hex cast by a witch we found the reason why people got sick. Still today, we find that people who suffer from mental illnesses or seizures are not from a possession of a demon brought on by sins or other means but from a chemical imbalance in the brain. Through evolutionary biology we have learned how species are connected by DNA. It’s the study of descent of different species and the start of new species.. wait.. what? The start of a new species? Isn’t that creation? No. Through microbiology, scientist are able to use microbes to study the progress of viral evolution to a point that the microbe is totally different in sub generations than what they started at. Darwin is most notable for his publication of The Origin of Species but Abiogenesis as to do with the origin and not evolution. Evolution shows that natural selection (predators, environmental conditions, etc) has to do with evolution. Where a mutation may help certain members of a species to survive versus the ones without the mutation. For example, you will find that people from tropical or sub tropical regions where malaria is common, you will find a increase of sickle cell. Sickle cell people are less likely to get malaria but live a shorter life span. However, when a person takes care of themselves through medication and better eating you will find they live to be 70 and sometimes beyond. Sickle cell is a mutation and through this mutation has allowed people with it to live while people without the mutation died from malaria. If you understand about dominate and recessive genes then you understand how the mutation is past from one generation to the other without a person having any problems when the genes are recessive. It is typical for children without the mutation to get malaria at a young age before they are able to reproduce. The real problem is when you have two people who have sickle cell dominate genes that have children. Those children do not live very long. There is so much more to the subject but please never ever ask “So since men evolved from apes, why are there still apes?”

      • Charles

        Theory:

        “An idea that is suggested or presented as possibly true but that is not known or proven to be true”. Since when has a theory ever been fact? No there is nothing “Factual” about evolution at all. Dinosaurs are mentioned in the Bible. There are also carvings of what
        look to be dinosaurs in various places around the world. There are also
        human footprints found in the same layers as dinosaur footprints. There are giant human skeletons. That doesn’t fit with evolution which says we started small. We know about the sun creating heat because we can observe it happening. Similar DNA can be explained by the designer which everything he made
        was built upon. His computer code so to speak. The alien question goes
        into something else. The alternative (Evolution) was for people whom wish to not believe or worship the Creator. Most don’t like being told what to do (Including myself), even if it’s for their own good. It means that in the end, we have to account for what we have, or have not done in our lives to our creator. All of this based on freewill. You cannot have a faithful servant if they are forced into it. Certainly, if you wish to believe in evolution, go for it. I respect you for having that conviction, though I disagree with you on it. This is a deep subject here, so this probably isn’t the forum to be having this discussion.

      • Caroline Mueller- Hurry

        And if you can find the education to read some of the other posts here, you’ll see that I have also posted my own information!!!

      • Zoey0728

        “find the education”? What is that supposed to even mean?

        I am reading and commenting as I read. People often do that.

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        when did the pashtoon start speaking farsi instead of arabic? and sicne when is a retired officer a former officer and lose the rank he or she held upon retirement?

      • Eric Blanton

        Pashtun people speak pashtun/farci, never have they spoke arabic.

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        Thank you for pointing out my data entry error. I had earlier posted this query as a statement with the right order that the pashtun did not speak arabic

    • TruthWFree

      Amen, Steve Posey. I smell a big rat. This Obama man continues to do things that demoralize our troops and favors the enemy. We appear to have traded an Islamist convert and sympathizer and deserter for 5 top level Islamic Jihadists who will strengthen the Islamic Jihadist war against us and we get a guy that most likely should be tried, convicted and shot as a deserter and traitor. His dad appears to have bought the Satanist cult religion and should also be tried as a traitor. Zoey0728, go back to your mother’s basement and stop drinking Obama coolaid.

      • Zoey0728

        Everything you’ve written is supposition. You have no real facts.

      • stopthestupid

        We have the testimony of the men he served with.

      • Zoey0728

        Are there names? Was the testimony within a court of law? Where is the testimony found? Do you know for a fact that the testimony is from these men?

      • stopthestupid

        Do you know for a fact their testimony is false? I’m in the army, so I tend to believe other soldiers. They have provided names, and I don’t know the status of any trials taking place. But that’s okay, just wait and see. I hope for your sake you don’t remain blindfolded by whatever it is that keeps you from seeing what’s real.

      • https://www.facebook.com/realitycalling Reality

        You believe other Soldiers? Really? The military is a direct reflection of our society. Have you heard that? That means there are plenty of liars and whiners in the military also along with the ones who don’t do those things as much. Because a bitching Soldier is a happy Soldier. I did not trust anyone as far as I could throw them. That’s why as a NCO I always checked behind the other NCOs, the LT to make sure they all were doing their jobs even if they say they were. The command puts out the desired atmosphere that a certain person is a dirt bag and typically everyone goes along with it. Seen it many times after I figured it out. It’s like watching one news channel and getting their opinions as the whole story. There are 3 sides. Hers, his, and the actual whole truth.

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        well, if testimony outside of a “court of law” is not sufficient to prove a point aainst Sgt Bergdahl why is testimony against LTC West in an Aritlce 15 NON-JUDICIAL PUNISHMENT proceeding suficient to prove anything you say about him? Or does your racism sneak in here as you believe a Black man who does act and behave lke you, a white girl, thinks he should act and behave is always guilty while a nice white boy tells the truth?

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        you mean like when you said bergdahl learned arabic to talk to people who speak farsi

      • Eric Blanton

        If you are going to debate with Zoey0728 please don’t do it with BS. It doesn’t work in a logical argument.

      • https://www.facebook.com/realitycalling Reality

        His Dad should be shot also? Really.??? Why?? Because he decided to be a Muslim?? That’s his decision for Freedom of Religion. Or it’s only Freedom to Pick Your Religion? Complete douche dude. Even if he is a convert, that does not matter. You are making Faux News assumptions… Are you Bill O’Reilly??.. or Hannity? I bet your Hannity… what a nut bag.

      • johnh

        We have yet to find out what obama meant when he told the Russians to wait till he was reelected. He must have something up his sleeve, but we will not find out until some weekend when we can’t do anything about it.

      • Gail Miller

        John, we are many and they are few, never say we cant do anything about it. If we wanted to we could take back our country. We just need to want it bad enough. I hope it comes before it gets much worse.

    • Gail Miller

      If you are referring to my post Steve I did NOT defend his actions what so ever. I really think you should re-read the post. I said in essence that we will NEVER know what happened because our government hides all the witnesses. I re-read my post just to make sure I didn’t come off sounding like I was defending that traitor. Believe me, you misunderstood what I was saying and you should go up and read it again. I agree 100% with what you said, except saying I was defending him or his family. I said his father said some very suspicious things the other day in his press conference with Obama… Please re-read it so you don’t continue to think that, or make others think I said that…

    • Gail Miller

      Never mind, since I doubt you will take the time to correct yourself I will do it for you.. This is what I said.. No need for you to go find it .. Reminds me of the Benghazi witnesses, they wont let them talk either. Our government ( left, right and center) wont let any of this get out. To this day we don’t have access to anyone that knows anything about Benghazi, the same will happen with this I think. I don’t know what is going on with this guy, and I doubt we ever will. But what I know is this, his “capture” is very suspicious, and his fathers Tweet and his speech the other day with Obama on tv was VERY suspicious. I think something is very wrong with this whole thing. But like I said, I doubt we will EVER know what happened, like Benghazi….

    • Gail Miller

      No apology? Because man, I tell ya. you made one hell of a mistake in your judgement of my comment. If I had done that I would have at least said I was sorry for calling you a traitor! At least man up and say you were wrong in your judgement! Good grief..

  • STEVE POSEY

    days after we celebrated a holiday tht honors thJust like everything else this lire and so called chief does , it was negotiated behind closed doors without congressional approval , and as usual he had to sneak it in over the weekend strange , rite after his weak limp wristed speech at harvard last week and then basically defiled our military with something like this 5 days after we celebrate our military for they’re efforts and loss of lives just to keep idiots like some of you free.

    • Zoey0728

      What is it about you people and your phallic obsession?

      Plus, you need to go back to school and learn how to write a proper comment.

      I guess ignorance is bliss for you.

      • stopthestupid

        @zoey0728: Wait a second, where was the phallic reference? Who were you referring to when you said “you people”? While I agree that the man’s spelling and grammar could use some serious help, you didn’t actually make any other valid point.

      • Zoey0728

        ‘Limp-wristed’

      • Jay

        thats all it took to to figure you out

      • Zoey0728

        Meaning?

      • stopthestupid

        That’s it? That’s barely a phallic reference, if it is one at all. So otherwise you really don’t have anything against this guy?

      • carmenta

        Basic anatomy class might be useful.

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        the only thing zoey knows about anatomy is being on her knees–as far as male genitalia goes she just wants her presidential knee pads like monica

      • stopthestupid

        She may be an ignorant ass, but you just validated her point by degrading her like that. Find a different approach, man.

      • CindyLue

        Us people? I guess I don’t understand your comment “cuz Iz just weren’t able to get as schooled as you. But I didn’t find anything phallic about the comment. Prolly cuz us schoolless folks wuz curst with common sense. Yuz prolly one of them there schooled people that weren’t curst like us people”.Just sayin’

  • proudvet

    West, shut the hell up. The UCMJ failed when they didn’t court marshal you

    • Brent D Cates

      They looked into it, & don’t worry Col. West has a distinguished political Career AHEAD of him.

      If you are, in fact a Vet, thanks for serving the Nation.
      Stop telling Fellow Americans to shut up. (It’s like using your First Amendment Rights to abuse someone else’s

      • https://www.facebook.com/realitycalling Reality

        You can’t tell him to stop telling others to shut up. You are infringing on his right of free speech!!!

      • stopthestupid

        Nobody is abusing or infringing on anybody else’s free speech here. Anybody can tell anybody else to shut up, because it isn’t hurting them and isn’t stopping them from continuing to say anything.

      • https://www.facebook.com/realitycalling Reality

        shut up.. j/k :)

      • stopthestupid

        You’re so funny.

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        not to extent that obama-boy and his nabobs have tried

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        now they are just aping obama-boy who has spent entire time in office telling people, like Fox News, Rush, those opposed to obamacare, to shut up.

      • WestPoint78

        a one and done Congressman who couldn’t even get rel-elected in a gerrymandered Red district. VERY bright future……..LOL

    • Thomas

      And if you are a proudvet, then you would know it’s court-martial, not marshal, I suspect you didn’t serve a day in your life.

      • https://www.facebook.com/realitycalling Reality

        Watch out.. got a grammar Nazi on the lose trolling the forums!!

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        reality, who despises the truth. how cute.

      • http://grumpyelder.com/ Grumpy

        Except for a couple years when LBJ enlisted about 340,000 very low IQ men, about half black, to try and get them killed off in Vietnam (project 100,000) it’s been a long time since the army had soldiers who couldn’t read.. and any soldier who can read, knows there is no such thing as a Court’s Marshall

      • Guest

        It’s not grammar, it’s spelling. I just think if you’re going to bash someone, at least use the correct word. So, in reality you’re comment is invalid.

      • https://www.facebook.com/realitycalling Reality

        Yeah.. I see what you did.. you double posted like a dumbass.. I guess you meant to do that? I stand corrected sir.. sorry.. a spelling Nazi is lose on the forums.. how is that? Oh wait. I am not using periods properly. I am trying to use them to show pause when I should not. Oh goodness…..

      • Thomas

        It’s not grammar, it’s spelling. I just think if you’re going to bash someone, at least have the capacity to use the right word. So, in reality, your comment is invalid. Did you see what I did there?

    • Timothy-Allen Albertson

      Oh, proudvet, you must be glad SCOTUS declared the Stolen Valor Act to be a violation of the First Amendment. You are no veteran. You can not even spell court-martial. Try lying around obama-boy supporters as they are stupid enough to believe it.

  • Brent D Cates

    We just placed a classification of POTENTIAL HOSTAGE on every US Soldier, Sailor, Airman & Marine.
    Every Terror Group & Rogue Nation on Earth just got clued in on this.
    If you don’t think this is the case, allow me to tell you you should wait 6-8 months then revisit that opinion.
    This was beyond stupid.
    It is Dangerous & the Enemies of this Nation are going to attempt to make Bank on it with every expectation of success……….
    Now that Obama has set a new (low) Precedent.

    P.S. For those asking, well would you leave him in captivity?
    YES!! YES! I would! I want those six guys back that died looking for him & under NO circumstances should we ever have let those 5 Terror Lords Go.

    • Joe Michael Stonebraker

      How about every American CITIZEN as well?

      Kidnap one housewife on vacation, demand 5 dirtbags for her release.

      • WestPoint78

        most men would keep the dirtbags……

      • Joe Michael Stonebraker

        One man’s trash is another man’s treasure….so they say.

    • https://www.facebook.com/realitycalling Reality

      I think actually it was Ronald Reagan that set the “precedence” by exchanging actual weapons for the hostages taken back in 1979. Jimmy Carter is considered a dirt bag for not getting the hostages out BUT WAIT.. this of course is different.. right??.. because it’s Obama making the deal to get him back it was a bad decision. Give me a break….

      • stopthestupid

        It isn’t about Obama. Some people are trying to make it about him, and I do agree with those people, but the issue here is that a man who, according to his peers, was a deserter, is being made out as a hero.

        I supported Obama for a long time, but I feel he’s made a lot of poor choices lately.

      • johnh

        Thank you for seeing the light.

      • johnh

        Have you served any thing other that your self?

      • https://www.facebook.com/realitycalling Reality

        Yes, I affirmed that I would support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I would bear true faith and allegiance to the same, and that I would obey the orders of the PRESIDENT of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice for over 23 years from 1988 to 2011. During that time I EARNED the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Superior Unit Award, Good Conduct Medal 7th Clasp, Bronze Star Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with 2 Bronze Stars, Combat Action Badge, Overseas Ribbon 2nd Award, Army Commendation Medal 3rd Oak Leaf, Gold Recruiter Badge 3 Sapphires, Drivers Badge-W, National Defense Service Medal with 1 Bronze Stars, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Army Achievement Award 1st Silver Oak, Humanitarian Award, the “give me award” of Army Service Ribbon. I was a M1A1 Abrams Crewman with the final position of Tank Commander/Platoon Sergeant. Trained a lot of people to deploy and fight in a war that a lot of disagreed with and faced an enemy who just wanted me dead. Shot at, mortared, IEDs, and VBIEDs were common for deployments and then I get to come back to Disney Land. It really is a dream here in the States. How good we have it.. we really do… AC, TV, cars, trucks, roads, trees, clouds, and rain… love the rain now.. just walk in it (unless there is lightning.. I hate lightning and I hate fireworks on 4th of July, New Years, and any other freaking time)… So John.. either you served Active Duty or you didn’t.. if you did, than thank you.. if you did not… just say thank you and move on please..

    • WestPoint78

      Here’s a news flash, every soldier, sailor, airmen and marine has BEEN a potential hostage since this whole thing started. HELLO. You think they wouldn’t grab anybody they could? the great part is that in spite of that, this guy is the only one they could nab. They needed to get rid of these guys in Gitmo anyway. The war is ending, they can’t hold them forever. Now we can perhaps track them and who knows what that might lead to. Their intell value after years at Gitmo is zero. Their ability to function after years under duress there is probably not very good either.

      • LOWLOW

        78 you are correct!!!!

  • Brett Mason

    How do you know there wasn’t a strategic reason for releasing those 5 people. How long had they been held? Had every opportunity to interrogate been taken? If so, is it possible they are more valuable to us now since they can be tracked? How do you know this wasn’t the perfect opportunity we had been waiting for to get those men back into the field so we could do surveillance and intelligence tracking without them being suspicious. I agree there is a lot we don’t know. But you conveniently pass over stiff we don’t know that won’t help your agenda and only point out the stuff we don’t know that may help it. You are a POS politician and I’d rather be stuck in a room full of people like him than a room full of POS politicians any day. Using things and events for your political gain. You are a disgrace and it’s a shame we don’t have a code of justice to imprison your ass the those like you in power that send the country to hell daily. Republicans, Democrats…you are all the same. And you make a lot of us sick to our stomachs. The ONLY thing we agree on is that if he did things you claim that the appropriate punishment be handed out.

    • Zoey0728

      Thank you.

    • johnh

      I hope that you like CROW. You should be waiting to see what the truth is before opening your BIG mouth. See what the men that were stationed with him say. From what I have read SGT Bowe Bergdahl weapon was still at his post. The Taliban would have taken his weapon if he was captured. It would still be there is he just walked away from his post. The latter is called desertion. Why are all of the men that helped to hunt for him told not to talk about this?

      • Adam Johnson

        a lot of this desertion talk is coming from someone stationed with him. That makes it at least worth a look, don’t you think?

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        No, because it makes obama-boy look bad.

      • Valerie Finnigan

        …and from people claiming to have been stationed with him. And people claiming to know someone who was there, but can’t provide names or any means to fact check, as it’s all hush-hush. And a lot of this desertion talk is coming from people who can’t even agree on how he left base and have conflicting versions of how the Taliban got a hold of him. I’m not saying that those I know were there or can reasonably trust to have known people there are lying. But if they have all the answers, we’re not hearing them.

      • johnh

        Were you there? Have you served?

      • Valerie Finnigan

        No. But that plus the fact that I come from a state that’s pretty excited and hopeful to get our boy back, it’s all the more reason I have to pay close attention to the details in every account of Bergdahl’s captivity. And there are a lot of contradictions between them. Even the accounts that seem to make the most sense still have some pretty gaping holes.

        I am fairly confident, however, that we’ll get the whole truth soon. It’s the very least the Bergdahl family, their friends, and the family and friends of those who fell searching for him deserve.

      • Gail Miller

        Reminds me of the Benghazi witnesses, they wont let them talk either. Our government ( left, right and center) wont let any of this get out. To this day we don’t have access to anyone that knows anything about Benghazi, the same will happen with this I think. I don’t know what is going on with this guy, and I doubt we ever will. But what I know is this, his “capture” is very suspicious, and his fathers Tweet and his speech the other day with Obama on tv was VERY suspicious. I think something is very wrong with this whole thing. But like I said, I doubt we will EVER know what happened, like Benghazi….

      • Valerie Finnigan

        I’m not going to judge the dad, because I know some of his other habits (ie, eating bacon, praying to Jesus, attending Presbyterian church services) don’t square with sympathy for the Taliban.

      • stopthestupid

        It was 5 years ago, do you remember specific details from that far back?

      • Valerie Finnigan

        Actually, yes. And I don’t think it’s too unreasonable to expect truthful accounts to contain minor inconsistencies rather than glaring contradictions, like whether he was alone or with others when he was taken, whether he was a willing collaborator with the Taliban or an uncooperative prisoner who went on hunger strike and had on more than one occasion attempted escape. Whether he was on friendly terms with all the locals, or had to ask around for someone who spoke English.

        I also think it’s odd that someone allegedly known to be a deserter would still receive his promotions while in captivity. I do know that the emails reported by Rolling Stone magazine still cannot be authenticated, though. I would have thought that five years would have been enough time to prove they were genuine.

      • stopthestupid

        Well congratulations, but the rest of us aren’t necessarily so gifted. I’m not saying any of it is proven, I’m saying I believe he’s guilty.

      • Valerie Finnigan

        So you’re saying you believe he’s guilty without any evidence?

        That’s not exactly living up to your username.

      • stopthestupid

        I believe he’s guilty with what evidence I’ve seen. I don’t expect everybody else to, and it isn’t like I’m gonna go shoot the man based on my opinion. I believe the Justice system will sort out the truth and I believe the verdict will be guilty.

      • Adam Johnson

        probably should have addressed my other comment to Brett, but now it’s a whole lot of them coming forward. Weekly Standard but up an article.

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        I trust LTC West.

      • LOWLOW

        Now that is FUNNY!!!!

      • L Di

        Why wait
        here is one

        American Soldier Who Served With Freed POW Casts Doubt on Official Story; Fears Reprisal From Obama Administration

        http://www.ijreview.com/2014/06/143437-american-soldier-served-bowe-bergdahl-casts-doubt-official-story-fears-reprisal-obama-administration/

    • Timothy-Allen Albertson

      Since when has obama-boy thought strategically, He cant even get a website up to run a scam.

    • LOWLOW

      Brett, good call!!

    • Ron Schmidt

      Apparently those 5 were specifically selected by the Taliban. Obama was OK with , so it’s all good….right.

  • https://www.facebook.com/realitycalling Reality

    Funny, the whole time I remember how every SGM and LTC was talking about he was a POW.. which means he was captured. Nothing was ever mentioned of being a deserter. Let me guess West. Because Obama is President and he gave the okay it’s a bad call. If he would have said no and word got out, would you be banging that drum on how he “refused” to get a POW out?

    • WestPoint78

      exactly.

    • Timothy-Allen Albertson

      obama-boy has not called his fellow POS a POW. Argue with him as Colonel West did. BTW, was it not your ilk that back in 2003 criticized the rescuse of PFC Jessica Lynch, USA (Ret) from the iragi ragheads. I recall being told that was racist because the military had to find and rescue a Black POW first, that it was a Hollywood PR stunt, that she wanted to be with the iraqi ragheads, and after years of how the iraqi medical system being decimated by sanctions, as htey had been arguing, she was getting better treatment by the ragheads than the US Armed Forces could have given her.

      • https://www.facebook.com/realitycalling Reality

        I never criticized the rescue of ANYONE. Not to sound disrespectful to you but slow down and take a little time when you post something. It just really helps anyone who is reading it. I do not remember anything about it being racist. What I do remember is that other people were rescued also but Jessica was put into the lime light. Why? Most likely for the same reason Faux have those lovely ladies to talk on TV. Mind you, Jessica was not some super hot woman back then but basically she got all the publicity and book deals. Not the ugly black girl. Raghead is a racial term so, I am going to stop talking to you now.

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        So the next time some homosexual or other leftist attacks Christianity you are going to call them a racist? Or does the so-called religion of peace founded by a pedophile now constitute a race? And if the word raghead was god enough for the men and women fof the US Armed Forces fighting them its good enough for me. But then you support ragheads and other terrorists who want Americans.

      • stopthestupid

        You can leave my religion out of this, thank you. Are you going to reject my support because I’m Christian? This is not about faith or religion or the lack thereof, can we please save that for another discussion?

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        Another raghead lover who wants to suppress speech his does not like. How precious.

      • stopthestupid

        I’m arguing the same cause as you, Bergdahl needs to pay for his crimes, but instead of staying on topic you wanna bash my faith. That’s messed up.

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        There is a big misundserstanding here. I questioned whether someone who calls insulting ragheads racist would do the same if that were done to Christians. Oviously he wont. I thought you were defending that pro-raghead. Being Christian myself I would attack Christianity. I apologize about the misunderstanding.

    • S R

      Yes, they have always called him a deserter. And yes, they have called him a POW. Just because a soldier abandons his American post does not mean the enemy is going to welcome him with open arms and award him with 80 virgins, or whatever he was hoping for. Obviously, the enemy was best served by having an American soldier as a prisoner instead of a low ranking American ally. They already have unlimited number of people willing to do anything, even be martyrs. This American soldier surely was not willing to make these kind of sacrifices for them. So yea, an American deserter can still be an American POW used for their benefit as propaganda against American interests.

      • https://www.facebook.com/realitycalling Reality

        S R.. thank you for such a good response versus some of the other ones I see here… and honestly, some of those I just have to troll. I remember this fellow being mentioned while I was in the military. Him being a deserter or anything dealing with his capture I never heard of. All that I heard was that he was a POW. We even had a picture up of him so that “units” (10-20 man teams) that were training as MiTT would be on the look out for him when they deployed to either Iraq or Afghanistan. The thinking at the time was that he would most likely be sent of to Iraq since nobody would think to look for him there. Of course, our wonderful Pakistan “ally” would be looking for him also (whatev). I am sure (and even heard) that most likely anything the military has on him for being a deserter would be dropped. The fact that he was also a POW is not in question either. I would not be surprised if the military looked past any accusations that he was a deserter and look at his POW status as punishment enough. The whole 72 virgin thing I don’t get either.. why would you want a virgin? She don’t know what she is doing and just typically lays there… screw that… Why 72? I am going to look into that.. why not 77 or 56? But, to call into question of getting a POW back for the exchange of 5 terrorist held in Cuba is a deal I would have made also. By passing Congress and not notifying and having to wait 30 days before the release may (or may not, we don’t know either way) have caused the Taliban to change their minds.. best to act now then lose the opportunity because like I said, I am sure the GOP would have turned this around to call into question why he did not act (like Putin, the Conservative Hero). Now with our 20/20 hindsight, we can say that not closing the prison there was a good ideal which is opposite of what Obama had promised but changed his mind after he may have gotten some intel back in 2008.

      • Jonathon Howton

        Though I disagree wit the use of the term “P.O.W.” in context of his situation (typically, a P.O.W. is someone who has not volunteered to desert his post and join the enemy), the rest of your comment is spot-on.

      • Ron Schmidt

        A correction or two: Islamic ‘martyrs’ are not martyrs, but rather suicide murderers or if you rather in military parlance ‘komikazi’s’. In English a martyr would be an innocent non-combatant victim of murder. Islamists love to twist things , but this worked so well that it gave Obama an excuse to release (to Quattar) 5 deadly terrorists to continue their Jihad. Obama is just looking out for his own.

  • Bret Morgan

    Well said sir.

  • reggiec

    They better debrief the soldier under pentathol to make sure he he has not been programmed to attack America. Probable deserter, has spoken against America and they had him for 5 years.

    • Valerie Finnigan

      He has spoken against America only according to a Rolling Stone article that cannot be independently verified. Let’s cool the tar and feathers for a bit and wait for the whole truth to come out first.

      • Jonathon Howton

        Two words: Court. Martial.

      • Jay Star

        Whole truth? Wow, that will be a first!

    • nunya

      “make sure he he has not been programmed to attack America. ”
      ummm , he was with the Taliban , not the CIA .

  • batlcrewzer

    I can’t help but note the continuous love fest for the demi-god Reagan with the neo-confederates. So no orgy would be complete with out:
    Arms for hostages
    Iran-contra
    Blown up marines in Beirut
    Bull crap invasion of Resort Grenada
    Massive Deficits
    And last but not least SUPPORT for Apartheid in South Africa!
    Died an imbecile, wearing diapers, stinking in the grave.
    When I encounter an atheist who demands proof of God’s existence , it is this list I am most proud to offer.
    Massive Deficits.
    He sold arms to an enemy nation in exchange for our people. He also ran a personal war that also dealt in murder and cocaine. The b^*tard should have been impeached and imprisoned. But in the end, God’s justice caught up with him and he died a disgraceful death.

    • Luzy J. Tribble

      What are you drinking or smoking you despicable moron?!?

      • batlcrewzer

        Truth and facts, you should try some instead of confederate bourbon.

      • Luzy J. Tribble

        Truth and facts according to who…YOU? This type of disrespect is par for the course where liberals are concerned. Massive deficits??? Have you been paying attention lately to the ULTRA-massive deficits are are dealing with now under this administration??? And BTW, what does President Reagan have to do with the Bowe Bergdahl story?

      • batlcrewzer

        You people live to lie. None of that list can you refute or explain. Yes, your demi god negotiated with terrorist before it became fashionable.

      • Francis Paul John McAnarney Jr

        he was not the sitting president when it occurred either. FACT.

      • jlbs

        Luzy, I’m sure by now you know the statists don’t have to make sense. They just like to spout off. At least if they are spouting off here, people on the street are safe from them.

      • Jay Star

        There you go again being racist! Calling all who oppose your view confederates! Shame on you!

    • Becky Kevin R

      Moron!

      • batlcrewzer

        Imbecilic twit! Shooting teabags on a barrel.

    • Earle Preston

      Wow….your hypocracy knows no bounds does it? So much hate and yet you spout off about God???

      • batlcrewzer

        Again you ‘baggers are as self aware as night crawlers!? Totally oblivious to the bile and vitriol heaped upon a 5 yr. POW and the Pres. on this very forum. BTW, everybody talking about Jesus, won’t meet him. Try to wrap your pinhead around that one.

      • Jonathon Howton

        “P.O.W.” requires capture, which is not defined by willingly seeking out the enemy to join them. The President violates some very serious laws and practices (thus creating a very dangerous precedent) by doing this.

        If you cannot wrap your head around that, it’s your problem.

      • Zoey0728

        You have no knowledge that this actually happened. If you cannot wrap your head around that, it’s your problem.

      • Jonathon Howton

        I was in country when it happened, genius. I do have knowledge that it actually happened. Or did you forget that some people actually have to deal with the reality of this kind of crap?

      • Zoey0728

        Were you in his company? How did you come by your knowledge? What was your rank and MOS? Where were you based?
        .
        And, no, I do know what the reality is. My husband served in Iraq, thank you very much. I love how you assume I know absolutely nothing.

        No one on this thread has any respect for anyone .

      • stopthestupid

        Just because your husband served doesn’t mean you know diddly squat. Kindly do your own time in service.

      • stopthestupid

        You’re really not adding anything intelligent to the conversation, you’re just repeating that nobody has proof of what actually happened. Honestly, nobody knows the real truth except those directly involved. Please add something new to your side of the debate.

      • Guest

        I am a tebagger and you are the teabaggee. The teabaggee lies on his or her back with their oral cavity opened wide while the tebagger lowers his testicle filled scrotum into the teabaggee’s mouth and the teabaggee says mmuuuufff mmmuuuufff.

      • Earle Preston

        I rest my case hyp[ocrate. LOL. And now you’re deciding who meets Jesus. Man you need some serious help.

    • ksandifer09

      “Sold arms to the enemy”. Sounds familiar, Operation Fast and Furious. But that was ok because the almighty Obama authorized it.

      • batlcrewzer

        2006–2008: Operation Wide Receiver and other probes

        Operation Wide Receiver

        The suspicious sale of AR-15s led to Operation Wide Receiver.[31]

        The first known ATF “gunwalking” operation to Mexican drug cartels,
        named Operation Wide Receiver, began in early 2006 and ran into late
        2007. Licensed dealer Mike Detty of Mad Dawg Global informed the ATF of a
        suspicious gun purchase that took place in February 2006 in Tucson, Arizona.
        In March he was hired as a confidential informant working with the
        ATF’s Tucson office, part of their Phoenix, Arizona field division.[31]

        WHO the hell was the president in 2006? That’s when it was started and was authorized. You people are pathetic.

      • ksandifer09

        I guess Bush authorized Benghazi as well.

      • jlbs

        At least Bush had enough sense to stop it when he found out it wasn’t working the way it was intended. But then hussein let it continue because it was working the way he wanted it to, the USA be damned.

      • Zoey0728

        Uh, nope.

      • Jonathon Howton

        Uh, Wide Receiver ended in 2007, Fast and Furious ended in 2011… Whether Bush (the previous dirtbag) did the same thing does not absolve the current dirtbag of his own actions.

      • Jonathon Howton

        Operation Wide Receiver was ended prior to the end of the Bush administration (2007, hello…), and was replaced with Operation Fast and Furious, under the current President and Attorney General.

        Just because the last dirtbag got away with it, we should let the current one do so as well? You want to see pathetic? Look in a mirror.

      • Zoey0728

        No. Operation Fast and Furious was a continuation of Operation Wide Receiver. batlcrewzer is right. You people are pathetic.

      • Jay Star

        So, you want it to continue then, is that it? This administration has got away with murder, plain and simple and I guess you people want it to continue! Sad indeed.

      • Zoey0728

        Where did I say I wanted it to continue?

        I guess you forget about the thousands of lives ended by a war we were lied into. Hypocrite.

      • Joe1938

        Another leftwingnut proves that the following can not be posted too many times… From an expert; Liberals are clinically mad, concludes top psychiatrist Dr. Lyle Rossiter. Doctor Rossiter makes case that leftist ideology is a mental disorder.

      • Zoey0728

        I’ve seen others post a top psychiatrist stating that right wing cognitive dissonance is a mental disorder. There will always be someone who claims to be an expert stating something that affirms your own viewpoint. That doesn’t mean they are correct.

      • Jay Star

        So let me get this straight. So if what you say is true and has happened before, because this time it is Obama doing the same thing its ok? This is on his watch, not Reagan, not Bush, etc.

      • TooFarIsTooFar

        I dont think anyone is saying it is ok, merely that if you are going to admonish one for the act you should admonish all.

    • Roger Cotton

      batlcrewzer, I’m amazed you stopped fellating someone long enough to type this crap out.

      • Joe1938

        Batlcrewzer Must be an old white guy because that is the kind the retarded puppet likes. Mans Country, Chicago; Life members, the retarded puppet and rahm emanuel lifetime members mans country.

      • batlcrewzer

        Once again a t-bger fantasizes about homo sex. Next you will be toe tapping in an airport bathroom like your former Senator from Iowa.

    • Jonathon Howton

      This has exactly nothing to do with the current situation nor the acts of dereliction of duty and desertion (likely, among numerous other crimes) of PFC Bergdahl.

      Before you “correct” me, understand that that “man” is NOT a Non-Commissioned Officer of the United States Army, by
      any stretch of the imagination, nor has he earned such a promotion by
      any measure. It was merely a political ploy, and one that is in very poor taste, especially to any who understand the meaning of what it is to truly be a Sergeant or an NCO.

      While I respect your right to have any opinion of former President Ronald Reagan that you wish to hold, it is absolutely irrelevant here.

    • down_with_BongHit_Barry

      remember not to feed the troll, folks. they thrive on the attention and disappear without it.

      • Jay Star

        Sounds like a lunatic to me drunk on koolaid!

      • down_with_BongHit_Barry

        he could be that, he could be a professional troll on the payroll of the dimocRAT Crime Syndicate, or he could just be a bored idiot trying to rile people up. In any event, though, he’s a troll who gets his satisfaction from people responding to his taunts. Whatever his motivation, the best way to deal with him is to simply ignore him.

    • Joe1938

      Another leftwingnut proves that the following can not be posted too many times… From an expert; Liberals are clinically mad, concludes top psychiatrist Dr. Lyle Rossiter. Doctor Rossiter makes case that leftist ideology is a mental disorder.

      • balloonpilot

        And I concur.

    • Mike Hewitt

      My initial response didn’t quite cut the mustard for the Col. (whom I have the utmost respect for) Shame on you for speaking that way about the dead.

      • batlcrewzer

        Water is wet, and Satan commands “some” respect in hell. As an old school alumni of Nellis AFB, the level of treasonous sedition shown by your party for the living sickens me that you share the same country.

      • Mike Hewitt

        You disgust me.

      • Mike Hewitt

        I pray you die with a turd in your draws you filthy scumbag !

      • batlcrewzer

        You mean like your demi God Ronald “arms for hostages” Reagan? Your prayers are like “filthy rags” before our Lord. So you don’t mind if I just say ESAD!

  • kansascase

    This was a very bad move by our administration. This sets a precedence that could cost future lives – both civilian and military. One wonders if “stupid” is contagious?

    • balloonpilot

      I don’t think it is stupid as much as I believe it is another deliberate act of treason by owebama.

      • Joe1938

        Both sides of the trade are muslims. Also the trader is a muslim and the United States of America is the great satan and Israel is the little satan. With these pearls of wisdom, the actions of this socialist-communist-marxist-islamofascist-racist administration are very understandable.

      • Valerie Finnigan

        How do you know Bowe Bergdahl’s a Muslim? All you’ve got are guesses.

      • balloonpilot

        His dad is a muslim, too. Did you see him with owebama? Hear the translation of his opening statement?

      • Valerie Finnigan

        His dad is not a Muslim. Muslims don’t attend services on Sundays at a Presbyterian church.

      • balloonpilot

        He stood next to owebama and thanked allah for all that is good. Then, he and owebama hugged. owebama is also muslim. And a traitor.

      • Zoey0728

        He thanked God. He did not say Allah. He thanked God in Pashtu

      • balloonpilot

        The phrase he uttered is used at the beginning of every chapter of the q’ran except one. The q’ran does not worship God. It worships allah.

      • Valerie Finnigan

        “Allah” is the Arabic word for “God.” Arabic speaking Christians also call God “Allah.”

        Muslims also don’t eat bacon or pray to Jesus while standing, facing any direction with no regard for where Mecca is.

        Bob Bergdahl is not a Muslim.

      • balloonpilot

        But he is certainly a muslim/taliban sympathizer and his son a US military deserter. obama has released 5 of the most dangerous men on the planet so they can once again return to the war on America. They should have been executed.
        This is one more deliberate act of treason against the United States by our sitting president.

      • Valerie Finnigan

        I’m sorry. Do you know Bob Bergdahl? No?

        Muslim/Taliban sympathizers overwhelmingly tend not to pray to Jesus on foot, standing in any direction other than facing Mecca. They don’t attend services on Sunday at a Presbyterian church. They don’t eat bacon. And they don’t allow their wives to wear shorts.

      • balloonpilot

        You’ll see.

      • sandraleesmith46

        Him, yes, but consider all those who voted for and still worship him!

      • balloonpilot

        I do not understand that. It doesn’t make sense to me.

      • sandraleesmith46

        Read your own comment: O of course!

      • balloonpilot

        Touche’

      • sandraleesmith46

        :-)

    • Ron Schmidt

      Apparently it is contagious, but not to worry, the administation is protected by the secret service who will sacrifice their lives for the scum they protect.

    • sandraleesmith46

      Not contagious, but the genetic predisposition passes down to offspring, and sure seems to be a dominant trait!

  • Thomas Shannon

    I heard a news reporter make a self declaration regarding what the military should do to him for desertion saying; “for his spending five years as a hostage he has suffered enough, undoubtedly the Army would agree”. The Obama press has already found him “not guilty” and decided he should be released without punitive action. I’m guessing the remaining detainees at Guantanamo will be release next for “time served”.

    • Jay Star

      You have to admit, never a dull moment with Obama and his pals! It’s plain to see the flood of executive orders before the 2014 elections, just in case the Republicans take over congress. Really I dont think he has a thing to worry about as they dont do anything now, and I dont think it will change that much.

  • Deb Ostrander

    to bad congress wont do the right thing a impeach aboma so the world will suffer well fellow americans please pray gods protection over every us citizen around the world ,i know one who i will be praying for he is being sent to take care of homeless childrens teeth he just told me and abby hes headed for isreal and other parts with hopes to be back on usa soil in the end of july .

    • Sean

      wat?

      • gman2

        Can you spell?

  • Willie G. Frazier

    Sir you speak of the decision made to release this soldier in exchange for the release of the Taliban detainees. Many assumption must be made regarding all parties involved. You like I write without knowing any intel regarding this release. Yes you can be disappointed by the decision but you more than any should know that Commanders make decisions all the time that subordinates don’t like or agree. So as a soldier, one should hold their opinions and judgement till all the facts and actions has been taken revolving this soldier. Wrt to releasing so call terrorists, The Bush administration didn’t catch the biggest terrorist in modern history, where was your outrage then Sir, oh, but you were a commander in uniform, but remember your oath Commander.

    Army Strong
    Make an attempt to be All That You Can Be and not just An Army Of One

    • Joe1938

      Another leftwingnut proves that the following can not be posted too many times… From an expert; Liberals are clinically mad, concludes top psychiatrist Dr. Lyle Rossiter. Doctor Rossiter makes case that leftist ideology is a mental disorder.

    • Ron Schmidt

      The Commander in this wretched case is the High & Exzalted & Most Dispicable Commander -in-Chief of the Declining U.S.A..He Does pretty much as he pleases & considers what benefits him personally above all other considerations. That is legitimate because he is the Messiah and is supported by sycophant minnions & the worthless & feckless Lamestream Press. Awake citizens judge this commander by his previous self-serving actions & lies.

    • Jay Star

      Neither did Obama catch the biggest terrorist, in fact he seemed to not want to get involved at all, till he found out it would help him politically. As far as the trade off for the soldier, why for the 5 terrorist bigshots? Why not one of equal value. No, something is amiss in this deal as usual.

    • Linda Thompson

      Willie do you really believe the whole truth will ever be released concerning this. I am not forming an opinion about this soldier but just saying there has been nothing that has occurred with this president where the truth has been released, Just more lies and cover ups

    • Lou9999

      The intelligence network that captured Osama Bin Laden was built during the Bush administration.

  • bbnnmm

    This country has just gone insane, period. GHU!

  • jeff

    I don’t refer to this person as a Soldier. He is no Soldier the pvt was someone who deserted his post and his fellow comrades in wartime. The plain truth is he’s a coward just like the President who commands the Armed Forces. This President is desperate for a foreign policy victory and this is his attempt.

  • Joe1938

    This socialist-communist-marxist-islamofascist-racist administration can trade 5 terrorist for a dirt bag traitor (Bowe “Abdullah” Bergdahl) on the opposite side of the earth but can not free a good Marine from a Mexican jail.

    • Caroline Mueller- Hurry

      You sir, have read my mind joe1938!!!

  • Jay Star

    It’s obvious that this president will do whatever he wants and NOTHING will be done about it. Bad enough to trade one for one, but to let 5 dangerous terrorist leaders go for one questionable loyal soldier is ridiculous! Congress, if you cant do your job, go home we dont need you. It sure seems Obama doesnt need you!

  • ColoMom

    And I’m sure I’m not the only one who noticed how big the grin got on Obama’s face when the father spoke when those words. To quote his book ” The sweetest sound in the world is the call to prayer in the morning” . Sad that there are still people fooled by this man ( Obama).

  • John D

    I can’t confirm if the tweets listed with this link are legitimately from a soldier in his unit but it certainly should be investigated considering the allegations… http://bit.ly/1o0hIj9 Look back a day or two and read them, if they are real, it is damning and he should be charged with treason considering he lists (I believe) at least 6 soldiers who died looking for him.

    • jaimo

      There are many such claims from many men in his platoon, pick one.

      • John D

        That alone should be telling, how many, tens of thousands of soldiers have come home from deployment and had nothing stated against their service. The fact (if proven to be fact) that there are so many allegations against this one individual should tell you that something there is fishy and needs to be examined more closely.

      • John D

        Well unfortunately, it appears that many of the claims are accurate and this man should be tried for desertion…

  • cfd_007

    This needs to be investigated and if true, he should be hot by a firing squad.

  • Sean

    For an “objective” outlook on the situation, he made sure to point out Clinton/yugoslavia but conveniently left out Reagan/Iran. Stop playing partisan politics with the military Mr. West.

    • John D

      This is more a GOP site, don’t expect full disclosure on everything, it’s not gonna happen, the same way liberal sites use ‘filtered’ information to make Republicans look bad. Either way it would still be nice if everyone played nicely in the sandbox and actually cooperated to get things done for this country…

    • Timothy-Allen Albertson

      So a suppporter of obama-boy once again claims the right to suppress opinions which he does like even when offered by a decorated combat veteran. Other than being married to the Mother of All Skanks what kind of combat has obama-boy ever seen?

      • Sean

        Where am I suppressing any opinions? I’m merely saying if you’re going to critique one side for something, you gotta critique your own side too. Also, West was forced to resign from the military or face court martial and possibly 11 years in jail.

      • Greg Ranger

        What charges? Have a link? Thanks

      • Sean

        He had his men detain and beat an Iraqi police officer (and faked an execution) to gain information about a rumored attack. Nothing came of it.

      • Greg Ranger

        Ok. I agree with that we’ve lost too many Soldiers to poor leaders, I respect a commander who does what he has to do to protect his men.

      • Sean

        Yeah I wasn’t passing judgement on that issue, merely bringing it to light. Although I don’t agree with harsh interrogation methods (more because it’s been proven time and again that it’s the least effective method) if I had been under his command I would have appreciated it.

      • gman2

        Yeah and do you know exactly what he was doing to get to that point? Would you have done that? Would any candy @ss liberal?

      • Sean

        I don’t know what I would have done. I was never in that situation in my 6 years enlisted.

      • KJinWTexas

        You’re wrong Sean, we don’t have to critique all sides. We’re talking about this one particular issue – it’s not a spread sheet.

      • Sean

        Then he should have stuck with only this issue. (and just for the record I don’t agree at all with the release of the 5 prisoners in the exchange)

      • John Thomas Price

        You had.better have your story straight a## before you start throwing around statements you know nothing of…. the reprimand and threat of court martial stemmed from Col West interrogation of an Iraqi police whom was connected to several attacks on US personnel, specifically in West’s unit. .He merely discharged his weapon next to.the guy’s head to promote cooperation, which was attained and after which the attacks ceased. Col West ended up being the sacrificed to appease Iraqi government officials, which has happened more than you know….
        Look up the Leavenworth 8,
        Moron…..
        JT Price, 1Lt, Armor/Aviation

      • Sean

        Actually, it was found the Iraqi gave a bunch of names and nothing panned out of the follow up investigation (no sign anywhere of plans or supplies) and no attack ever occurred and West himself admitted he was probably wrong. However, where were my facts wrong exactly? Gen. Odierno gave him the option to retire or face court martial, and a court martial came with the possibility of up to 11 years.

      • John Thomas Price

        “Nothing panned out” … as the usual case with Iraqis. .. they aren’t exactly the poster children of cooperation. The attacks ceased, period. As far as the retire early vs court martial , he’s not the first to face that , especially from the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. Many a soldier has fallen tonthe political correctness policies of this war, both in present administration and prior. …. I have never seen any recant or admission by West that he was mistaken, or that he wouldn’t do the same again
        umderunder the circumstances, leaders in the field in combat operations must make decisions , we’re not talking Mai Lai here, the.Iraqi was not injured…
        Odierno’s decision was purely political to appease thr Iraqi officials who.brougjt the complaint. … General Officers do become politicians in order to get there… that’s how they het there…

      • KJinWTexas

        If you can’t make your argument without the name-calling, you’re no better than the lefties who are fubar’ing everything. You can be right without being demeaning…just sayin’…and thanks for stating the facts re Col. West.

      • John Thomas Price

        So remove th.the A## and Moron…. my apologies. ..
        Fact remains that all covert attacks against Col West’s unit
        Ceased after his actions

      • Sean

        But even Col. West said in his testimony his unit was never attacked until over a month after he left the country.

      • John Thomas Price

        The correct summation is that no more attacks occured until a month after his departure, again I encourage you to truly and completely search out all the facts, … his unit’s AO was in the heaviest Sunni populated area of Iraq, Saddam’s home province. The
        incidence of sympathizers within iraqi police and freedom forces was not small….
        Odierno had to appease the Iraqi police officials, Col West’s retirement was the result. His troops, including his subordinate officers and many superior officers along with many of congress supported him and his actions in support of securing the safety of his troops ( no one outside of that battle area has privilege of questioning that, again the Iraqi was unharmed) …
        This incident is always used to draw away from Col West ‘s extensive knowledge and understanding of Islam and his political stances on foreign and domestic policy…
        The.truth however when spoken negates its use!!!!

      • jaimo

        Why should we take the high road? Exactly where in the hell has the high road gotten us with the corrupt morons running this administration. We need to get into the dirt with this scum and fish them out. Time for the high road is over chump.

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        I can not help the act that a lying POS like you can not even understand the menaing of the words you prattle. ColoneltWest was not forced to resign from the US Army—he retired honorably and with full rank and benefits. You may well be such a dunce that you do not know the difference between the meaning of retired and the meaning of resigned in this context. But then a knucklehead like you does not know the difference between a cowpie and apple butter. And you are a traitor who supports a deserter, berghdahl, over a man, Colonel West, who saved American lives. You are probably happy that six Americans died trying to arrest bergdahl. STUFF IT POS LIAR.

    • carmenta

      Colonel West. His title is Colonel.

      • http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2001/0301.marshall.html ave ngangel

        Disgraced Colonel.

      • origionalwinja

        YOU are the only disgrace here. if you are finished being wrong as usual perhaps you could find a very tall cliff overlooking sharp rocks and jump off. the world would be a better place without you

      • jesustherational

        West was drummed into early retirement for his despicable behavior in Tikrit in 2003. He sanctioned and facilitated the torture of an Iraqi policeman.
        Of course, based on your comments, this sort of thing gets you rock hard. Your Allen West idolatry combined with your violent torture fantasies reveal your simple psyche like an open book. You think you hide behind your avatar, extolling in your anonymity to spew hate at everyone online, but you hide from no one. You are naked before every thinking person who comes across your weak-minded diatribes.

      • OldNYFirefighter

        You are a moron! He retired with full military benefits. He had to pay a fine, ($5,000) if I remember correctly. He cared about his men, Obama hates our military.

      • http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2001/0301.marshall.html ave ngangel

        I can only imagine you wish me ill because you know I am right.

      • jaimo

        How do you figure that? He didn’t serve under the corrupt Ooompa loompa administration.

      • Lou9999

        Not in the Troops’ eyes. And that is where it counts, professor.

      • http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2001/0301.marshall.html ave ngangel

        He’s not speaking to the troops now. No money in it.

  • Timothy-Allen Albertson

    There are six men whose families and friends will never see them again because the ragheads murdered them when they were hunting for berghdahl. If he deserted he needs to executed. But obama-boy will not let that happen because obama-boy likes his poster boy berghdahl and the six KIA will be called roadbumps. Anyhow, it doesnt matter since it happened more than 2 yearsa go, does it?

    • https://www.facebook.com/realitycalling Reality

      there are 4,486ish families that won’t see their loved ones who were looking for WMDs in Iraq.. amount found.. zero.. doesn’t matter since it happened because the last President ordered it and he is no longer in office.. does it?

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        Pukes are you are still upset that there were not the tens of thousands of KIAs you falsely predicted to given the enemy aid and comfort. President George W. Bush did so with approval of Congress, including votes from Hillary and Kerry, among other Democrats. He served a full two terms. obama-boy will be removed from office on articles of impeachment before a year is out. And President George W. Bush is an honorable man who cared about the men and women under his command that, among other thins, unlike obama-boy, he stopped playing golf and visited WIAs weekly.

  • L Di

    American Soldier Who Served With Freed POW Casts Doubt on Official Story; Fears Reprisal From Obama Administration
    Notice the words “Fears Reprisal From Obama Administration”
    http://www.ijreview.com/2014/06/143437-american-soldier-served-bowe-bergdahl-casts-doubt-official-story-fears-reprisal-obama-administration/

  • Deborah

    There was a post made by Amelia earlier today that I can no longer find here. She was stationed there when Bergdahl went missing. She gave an accounting of what happened and about the deaths of soldiers that occurred in the search of this guy. Can anyone help me find it here? It seems to have magically disappeared!

    • Casper1974

      Strange how that happens, isn’t it? I usually laugh at paranoid conspiracy theorists – but when posts like that get deleted, sometimes it does strike me as being “big brother” related

  • Civila191

    Sean, Clinton supported the Moslems against the Christian Serbs.

    • L R

      Because the “Christian” Serbs were murdering Bosnian and then Kosovar Muslims. Or do you think it’s okay to murder on a wholesale scale as long as it’s the Christians doing the murdering????

      • Civila191

        Do you believe, that we have a moral responsibility, to look at all sides of the conflict. Can you ignore the intense misguided “Western” propoganda of the Clinton era conflict. The Serbs lost a huge portion of their country. How would you like militant moslems to occupy an equal portion of the USA?

  • L R

    This is hardly an objective assessment.

    • EBizGuru

      And yours would barely qualify as an observation worth merit. But then again, consider the source.

    • ProAmerican2

      the assessment is accurate, the boy deserted his post in a time of War, that is punishable in itself. After listening to his father welcoming his son home in Arabic, talking about a book, a movie, I question all their motives. This man MUST be watched for several years. I believe he has been in training and was never a prisoner!!!

      • https://www.facebook.com/realitycalling Reality

        There it is.. I got to snip this and send it to a friend.. we talked about how long it would take some nut job to think of this.. bahahahahaha… he was in training.. never a prisoner.. yeah, he could leave whenever he wanted.. LOL

      • ProAmerican2

        why don’t you snip it and wipe your mouth since you just took a chit

  • harleygrl

    And YOU should be prosecuted for WAR CRIMES, West!

    • origionalwinja

      you and your family should be raped to death by chainsaws. finished being wrong yet moron?

      • jesustherational

        There is nothing good about you. Not one single thing. Your overflowing rage easily indicates a deep self loathing. Why not stop harassing others and spend a little time exploring inward why you are so dissatisfied with the way your life has gone?

      • LibertariansFTW

        Wow that escalated quickly. Ya know violence only proves you have nothing left to say. Take a chill pill and EXPLAIN why he’s wrong instead of saying his entire family should be murdered. It makes you look like less of a jackass.

    • jaimo

      As should your President God.

    • Lou9999

      You don’t know what you are talking about Ms Harleygrl. He saved American lives…..he was put in a position few people will ever experience. To me, a Marine with tours in Iraq and Afghanistan (x2), he is a national hero. That was my civilized response. Here is my US Marine response: Bite me.

  • Valerie Finnigan

    Here is my take thus far. This breaks my heart. I by no means support jumping on the bandwagon
    demanding that Bowe Bergdahl be shot, and I’m taking all internet rumors
    with a grain of salt. But I have wept for the families whose loved ones aren’t coming home, as I did
    for the Bergdahls while they endured five years not knowing if they’d ever
    see or hear from their son again and now can find death threats on line against them and their son from supposed Americans. And as I am for Bowe, who’s going to have to live out his days with this on his conscience. Even if he is allowed to come home, I doubt he’ll ever be what we can truly call free again.

  • morgan

    What the kid did was wrong ,everybody agree with that?

    • John D

      If what he did was simply wrong there wouldn’t be a big issue, it’s that what he did (if everything is true) caused at least 6 deaths of fellow soldiers and put numerous others looking for him in harms way…

      • https://www.facebook.com/realitycalling Reality

        George Bush put me in harms way.. and therefore caused about..?? 4,486.. then when you count civilians and their military at the time of “The Big Lie”.. that amount goes way up but let’s just stick with.. 4,486ish of my fellow brother and sisters of the military. What should we do for sending us to look for “Weapons of Mass Destruction” which put all of use in harms way and caused all those deaths…???…?? Oh,.. let’s pay him 1/2 million every year for the rest of his life since he was President…

      • ProAmerican2

        too bad you are not smart enough to understand the Democratic Congress of the time agreed to send the troops to Iraq, Bush as Commander in Chief only gave the order. Iraq has weapons of mass destruction, in the time it took us to get there’re moved them mostly to Syria. Bush is not the one who said Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, the CIA said those weapons were there and our allies said they were there. Bush made many mistakes but the clown show we currently have is the worst ever.You need to grow up, stop feeling sorry for yourself and thank your parents you were not born in the 1950s and had to do real fighting in Viet Nam, almost 60,000 brothers and sisters died fighting

      • OldNYFirefighter

        Yup & politicians prevented us from winning that war too!

      • ProAmerican2

        yes that is true

      • John D

        …and if they can prove he did something illegal in doing so, he should go to jail as well…I’m not the guy defending anyone but the innocent. Politicians are way on the bottom of my defend totem pole…,

      • John D

        Your mixing apples and oranges here in your argument. You are trying to compare a President going to war and not finding what was purportedly there with a soldier who knowingly walked off during a war. Now, if there was concrete evidence that Bush went to war for another reason then WMDs and it can be proven, he should be standing trial like any other person in this country . This guy however knew soldiers would be ordered to look for him if he came up missing and chose to do so anyway, therefore, he knowingly put soldiers in harms way…

  • disqus_oajLzmvtVa

    regardless whether he is home or not. I too live in Idaho had 3 sons in the military and a husband and to know this was a Idahoan makes one very dubious of his story and now especially the Father’s input at the WH. This getting to be more and more investigation leaves one to also be concerned for citizens when you have those same Islams in the WH. We are no longer a nation that TRUST IN GOD. We better be getting back to our CORE VALUES

    • jesustherational

      Your problem isn’t these ‘others’. Your problem is your own blinding xenophobia. Your paranoia is self-induced by virtue of your unwillingness to understand anyone who isn’t just like you.

      • disqus_oajLzmvtVa

        I understand the CONSTITUTION, IN GOD WE TRUST, LIFE, LIBERTY, PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS as for traitors to these God Given Principles what part don’t you understand Mr so called jesus

    • Valerie Finnigan

      I live in Idaho, too, and not too far away to try and get to know the Bergdahls myself. They are about as “Islams” – as you call them – as your average traditional Presbyterian, which is not at all.

      Also, even Christians who speak Arabic. Malay, Maltese, or Syriac refer to God as Allah or Alla because that’s what “God” is in those languages.

  • morgan

    Anybody else out there wish to God, that had never did what they did ,but they actually did it ,and now they have to live with it?

    • stopthestupid

      That’s between them and God, man will have his own justice.

    • OldNYFirefighter

      My grandson got blown up with an IED, luckily for him it was one of the newer MRAPS & everyone survived intact. He didn’t quit. He reenlisted & went back in 2013 for a 9 month deployment. He is now out of the Army. My point is over 300 men & women in his group & none deserted, male or female, but many of them died, lost limbs or were wounded..

  • James Hunter

    Let the military do an honest job of investigation and let the chips fall where they may…Honest Investigation.

    • jaimo

      Yea, sure, we’ll get one of those out of this Justice Department or the Pentagon, uh huh. What exactly are you smokin’ because I sure would like some.

    • John D

      Unfortunately Obama just made him the poster boy for a POW return, there isn’t a chance in hell that there will be any investigation, honest or otherwise…

  • morgan

    Don’t fool yourself guys ,anybody out there, that kid is so fucked up on the inside , at this point right now mark my words ,he didn’t get away with anything ,and now he has to come back and deal with you guys?

    • ProAmerican2

      the kid was messed up before he deserted his country and comrades to join the enemy. He was never captured, he walked away, left his weapon and never put up or was involved in any fight

      • Valerie Finnigan

        If he joined the enemy, how is it that he went on hunger strikes and on more than one occasion tried to escape?

      • ProAmerican2

        what makes you think that is true ? Truth is he left his post, walked away!

      • Valerie Finnigan

        I’m just saying that other reports say he was not a cooperative and had tried to escape. That contradicts all claims that he was a willing Taliban collaborator. Like I’m saying, the various reports of Bergdahl’s time in Taliban hands and how he got there don’t just possess minor inconsistencies, but contradictions so blatant they cannot all be true.

        So we have to wait to hear the full truth rather than jump to conclusions.

      • OldNYFirefighter

        Agreed, I said the same thing.

      • Deitwiler

        Could you give us links to these other reports? Thanks!

      • Valerie Finnigan
      • Deitwiler

        Thanks for the follow-up, Valerie. Yes, hopefully it can be determined exactly what the facts are. If Bergdahl is court-martial, he will be given his chance to present his side; there will be witnesses; there will be subpoenaed emails, etc. We do need to know the truth. Men died looking for him. He will live with that thought the rest of his life, whether he is a deserter or not.

    • Robert Crenshaw

      He will not be prosecuted under this administration (100% GUARANTEED),but I hope he will be prosecuted by we the people for the rest of his life. All I can hope for is that there is so pressure on him from the outside that he will shoot himself in the head. This is includes the A-hole father. I don’t know where the mother stands because she has not twittered or spoken out “Only the good die young”

  • morgan

    All of you guys with your comments are such a blessing to the rest of the world I’m impressed

  • Philanthropussy

    I was thinking, who’s going to trust the terrorist we released? Other terrorists know we are watching them. Surveillance , phone taps. Also, what if this is a set up? What in a couple months or years , something happens to them? An accident? The CIA is capable of it.

  • morgan

    I hope all of you guys have a very blessed life

  • RetiredBob

    Thank you LTC West for speaking the truth. For the good of our country and for the morale and discipline of our military the truth must come out. Bergdahl was a deserter and must face UCMJ discipline.

  • LaRae Bailey

    this kid is a traitor and should have been left right where he was as should the five murderers they traded for

  • Manolo Ardamar Rutledge

    He joined and went to war for his country. His desertion probably came from lack of courage but he is not the only one to get scared, run and hide for his life. At least he signed up and tried. We give our life in these wars for every single American, civilian and military. The government make decisions all the time that get military personnel killed for less than nothing but Intel sometimes and u have the nerve to judge a man’s action because he was too scared to die. To civilians and news reporter he has the right to be a hero because he was placed in a situation that most of them will never see. U should go to the war zone stand tall and fight the good fight, and only then would u have the right to expose military cowardice!

    • John D

      Just curious, how do you know he was to scared to fight? And why would someone run and hide where the enemy is located? Also, again, his desertion isn’t even the issue at hand, it’s that he caused others to die because of it.

    • John D

      Just curious, how do you know he was to scared to fight? And why would someone run and hide where the enemy is located? Also, again, his desertion isn’t even the issue at hand, it’s that he caused others to die because of it.

    • OldNYFirefighter

      My Grandson just got back from Afghanistan after his second deployment. He was an army sniper & he was one of the ones searching for this clown in 2010.
      Soldiers got killed searching for him & the Taliban only take prisoners to kill them later as a propaganda tool. Some of our soldiers think he converted to Islam as they know he was sympathetic to their Ideology. I guess we will see once he gets back. By the way, joining the enemy is treason!

      • Kent Brockman

        Hey OldNYFirefighter, Do me a favor, thank your grandson from one soldier to another although, I served 24 years ago. And thanks to you, one firefighter to another. I’m a masshole though so, go sox.

      • OldNYFirefighter

        I have been retired to Fire Police Duty, too old to be an interior Firefighter, but I won’t quit until that last bell rings! My grandson had two tours, one in 2010 & 2013 in Afghanistan as a shooter in a sniper team. He is out now, but would have reenlisted, but not while BO is president. He says BO’s RoE are getting soldiers killed & it is foolhardy to stay in.

      • Becky

        Thank you OldNYFirefighter for your post. My thanks to you, your very intelligent Grandson and to Kent Brockman for your service. I hope the next round of elections changes things and the pendulum starts its swing back to something approaching normal. I just don’t know what to expect anymore. Seems everything is upside down and backward in this country, but one thing is certain: BO and his minions have to go.

    • ProAmerican2

      he has no right to be a hero, heros never run and hide, some jump and die

  • Tiredofsocializm

    We have a US Marine locked up in a Mexican jail for taking a wrong turn and opportunist Obama breaks protocol to negotiate the release of a US solder of questionable character, whos father addresses him in Arabic on national television! What’s wrong with this picture folks? Obama only left the golf course to do this because he thought it would benefit his party in the coming elections and possibly benefit Ms Clinton in 2016. Wake up America!

    • Falcon D. Stormvoice

      It wasn’t Arabic.

    • Guest

      I am aware of the marine in Mexico and others who we have left behind. We have left others behind even before Obama came into office,but we never had a pres who enjoys pissing on our soldiers,Vets and Kernels. The good soldier gets prosecuted,the scum soldier who betrays our country gets rewarded under Obama.
      Obama didn’t break protocol. Obama did an illegal act by negotiating with the terrorist without informing congress. This is another Impeachable act by Obama) ,but that’s a dream. Congress would of stopped Obama in his tracks if he informed congress about this trade. The fact is Obama will be in office till the end of his term. Things will get worse before they get better???,but if Clinton gets elected,I will leave our country to relocate to Israel (I’m not even Jewish). Everyone is so lost,that no One realizes that obama requested 1.4 Billion Dollars to congress to bring in Sixty Thousand alien kids from South America and house them at our bases in Arizona and Texas. We will be paying for these illegals in many ways. Obama wants to annihilate our culture and Christianity in our country/society. This is his main reason for being in office (One of his reasons for being our president)

      • Tiredofsocializm

        I agree 100%

    • Robert Crenshaw

      He did not speak in Arabic.His scumbag father addressed his son in Pushto also known as Pakhtun or Pushkin. This is One of Two official languages in Afghanistan. 40-60 Million people world wide speak this language. I need not explain more because,this is beyond your intelligence level. Don’t post or comment what you don’t know or understand. You are wasting valuable space!

  • Texican2013

    Your lips to God’s ear, Col.

  • Rick Shelton

    Another BLACK EYE for AMERICA.. WHAT DOES IT TAKE,, FOR EVERY ONE TO GET TIRED OF THIS PERSON RUNNING THIS GREAT COUNTRY INTO THE GROUND,

    OBAMA’S PARTY WILL NOT GAIN FOOTAGE FOR DOING THIS ,,I’m WONDERING WHAT KEEPS OBAMA FROM BEING IMPEACHED…He allowed terrorist walk free ,,America doesn’t do that but this person did this shows us this guy isn’t for America and he is non American,, He just proved he is MUSLIM

    • Robert Crenshaw

      I am sick of hearing Idiots like you use the word “Impeach” at this stage. The fact is he did crimes that qualify him to be behind bars or be hanged. Obama should be shipped to North Korea by a military cargo aircraft. Throw him out of the plane via a parachute. Let the NK soldiers capture Obama and send him to Kim Jong-un.

      • Leah Howery

        Ya’ll need to get your facts straight, and we don’t have them all! Why is anyone forming any kind of judgments when you have only heard a little here and there? Ya’ll need to shut your mouths and open your minds. Ya’ll are a bunch of sheep and you disgust me!!!!

      • Falcon D. Stormvoice

        You should be disgusted by your inability to reach logical evidence-based conclusions.

      • Robert Crenshaw

        I guess you will have to herd Millions of sheep.

  • Rick Shelton

    How do we know he isn’t one of them now and just making it appear hes happy to come home i don’t trust this guy when he walk away from his unit and let his own die looking for him …this guy is a traitor to the unit and to the world

    Obama new what he was doing if we have a issue from any of these six people its on obamas back

  • BH206L3

    Well thank you for setting the record straight Colonel. Now why the heck we didn’t ambush them and kill them all after the exchange? it seems to me it could have been done with out much effort- Then again with the current leadership we have nope not in the cards.

  • Derek Carter

    5 for 1 i would like them odds at the racetrack

    • Guest

      Your a typical Stupid average American. If you have nothing intelligent to say than look at your reality TV shows.

      • wargypsy

        Capitalized “stupid” then used “than look at”? Don’t criticize unless you can do better.

      • Steve

        You’re (not your) a typical stupid (notice I used a lowercase “s”) internet turd. There is so much irony in your (this is the proper use of “your”) mangled sentence my head nearly exploded. Also, if you are going to critique english, please understand the proper use of “than” vs “then”.

        The final sentence is mind boggling. Did you really misspell “you” with a capital after knocking somebody else for the same mistake?

        May I ask where you are from, Robert Crenshaw?

      • Guest

        I got very pissed when I discussed this administration. Unfortunately I’m not able to highlight the character. It is out of habit that I use the upper case when I’m pissed off,but I do appreciate your input. I have been trying not to use the upper case in a sentence when I am very mad.

      • Steve

        I agree with everything the Colonel has said but your vitriol, Robert, is unnerving. Tone it down a bit and you’ll be able to convey your point in a more persuasive way.

      • Robert Crenshaw

        I have corrected my errors on all my posts. I am a cruel and bitter American when I relate my views and opinions about our rogue government. Do you expect me to be kind and gentle? We have no form of government in our country. We have no opposition party. What we do have is a monopoly in Washington.The time of being passive has passed a long time ago.

  • Katie Tanner
  • Robert Crenshaw

    Obama may have succeeded again. This is a major story of Obama releasing the Five worse terrorists in the world,but the media & citizens have already abandoned the massive VA scandal. Many average Americans are factually stupid and they took the bait. Just go to your local store like Wal*Mart and ask a person on line what they think about the release of this scumbag for Five hardcore terrorists. Many Americans will praise Obama. Ask about the VA scandal and they will respond as if you were talking about the NBA or NASCAR additionally,Obama should not be impeached. Obama must be behind bars and this includes the released scumbag deserter. This scumbag deserter obviously was treated to royalty as a so called POW. It is nice to see the parents happy,but the parents seem to be no better than the deserter or Obama. As far as I am concerned,the father should of been taken into custody when he spoke Arabic thanking the Taliban on the White House lawn. “The peoples White House”

    • John

      The only thing that I disagree with is jailing anyone. Bergdahl, Obama and all who facilitate him need to be arrested, charged, tried, convicted and sentenced to death by hanging! That includes a good portion of both house of Congress!

      • Guest

        Your way is more realistic to the many crimes including the deaths of the Twenty Three Navy Seals/ or Marines? in the big and slow Chinook helicopter that flew over active hostile territory in Afghanistan that occurred under this president several years ago..It was a set-up by high officials in Washington that likely involved Obama.
        Personally, I would like them shipped to North Korea on a military cargo aircraft. I would have them dressed and tattooed with the words on there clothing and skin stating,I am an American Citizen with a big American flag tattooed on there back,shirts,pants and underwear .Parachute them down gently deep into North Korean territory and let the NK soldiers bring them to Kim Jong-UN. Kim Jong-UN will put all including Obama in a cage Three at a time (naked) and let Seven hungry Rottweilers and Pit Bulls do there thing. All who have betrayed our country will view the dogs having there dinner until its there turn,but I am not that mean of a person and this punishment is hypothetical. To death by hanging sounds cool to me.

    • Falcon D. Stormvoice

      It wasn’t Arabic, and I’m pretty sure it’s legal to speak different languages. Bergdahl belongs in jail and then in front of a firing squad, and his father almost definitely at least belongs in jail. But not for speaking a different language.

      • Lori Kempen

        Bism Allah irrahman irrahiim is Arabic for “in the name of Allah the merciful and gracious.” Speaking in Arabic is not at all harmful! But invoking the god of the people who just held your son captive for five years doesn’t sit right. There is more to this than meets the eye. Every Muslim has to learn holy words in Arabic, regardless of the mother tongue.

  • VIki Reynolds

    The young man joined the army with all good intentions but once faced with the horror of the tasks that lay before him … he said “holy crap… “I can’t handle this”.. he then freaked and ran off. He was captured and spent 4 years in captivity. He’s neither a hero not the enemy… he’s a human whose path in life is not for us to judge. Hes paid the price for his crime of desertion. As for the Taliban! Well, that ain’t never gonna go away until there’s a global spiritual uplifting mindset.

    • http://backfireband.com Spahrjab

      That would be Reformation of Islam Viki.

      • Guest

        I’M an ATC since the Reagan years. Looks like you may be in a 737,DC-8,727,DC-9. I doubt its the L1011 or DC10. Had to throw those cards on the table. I see less than One percent of the aircraft. Let Viki do her cooking,sewing,see soap opera shows,Oprah Winfrey shows and her cheer-leading for Michelle Obama.

    • gatorex62

      The “price” for desertion in wartime has been to be shot. He hasn’t paid anything he didn’t seek, however six troops lost their lives looking for him. War is hell…and he could have simply refused to comply, become a contentious objector and simply gone to jail….remember, this guy volunteered for the Army, he was not drafted. That’s what real men do when they make the wrong decision, they try to do the right thing. Nothing about this guy’s actions says “right thing.”
      =Nemisis=

      • Guest

        It doesn’t pay to respond to these jerks.They have made up there mind.. No matter how much reality and facts you shove down there throats,they will not change there opinions,positions,views.That is a fact!

    • Anadara

      If your house was on fire while you slept, and your neighbor walks away for you to burn… he’s a human whose path in life is not for us to judge. …Not.

    • Robert Crenshaw

      Viki,go back to doing your sewing,soap operas,cooking,Oprah Whinfrey show and your Michelle Obama cheer leading.

    • Falcon D. Stormvoice

      You’re judging him.

      You’re absolving him of stabbing his country in the back, and making excuses for him out of your imagination. That’s also standing in judgement.

      For the record, one does not simply wander off of a firebase in the mideast. It takes planning and assistance to leave any way except through the gates. He did not leave through the gates. He did not freak out, he planned his betrayal.

  • Joe Kirby

    You ever notice how those who have never served or believe in this great country are quick to poke their heads in the sand and close their minds to the simple truth as it’s being presented. There is no denying that Bergdahl willfully left his post, grabbing food, water, change of cloths and compass/map and then went under the security barrier and walked away into the dessert. The day after leaving his post he called several of his comrades back at his forward base of operation to inform them of his desertion. All of the aforementioned has been substantiated by his military colleagues and text feeds.

    So what part of “desertion” do the screaming liberal media and its followers not understand? Wait till all the facts are in? Really? Get your head out of the sand and open your eyes. Give him a fair trial by all means but realize to that the evidence so far is overwhelmingly against him. Yes he spent a lot of time with his captors but this not make him immune to prosecution for deserting his post while at war.

    • Dan Williams

      After his fair trial I offer to build a gallows.

      • balloonpilot

        I will help. I can bring rope.

    • Joe Kirby

      Robert, I don’t think you understand my stance here. Having served and been in harms way myself, I have no sympathy for a deserter. I don’t know where you got that idea. But obviously you have very strong emotions here. My point in giving him a fair trial is strictly from a military view. I have seen and heard nothing but incriminating evidence against Bergdahl on the night he deserted his post. By military protocol he should be handed over to the military court system and tried as a deserter. Very simple military ruling using nothing but the facts. We are professionals and all those that serve know the consequences of the actions of this soldier.

      Do not confuse me and mine with those that whine and cry that he should be treated with the respect of a POW. He was no POW… He deserted his post and caused many to loose their lives in an effort to bring him back. Unless you have been where I have been don’t you dare begin to assume you know me or what I stand for. I am an American first, a soldier second, and a proud defender of the Constitution of the United States. Semper-Fi!

      • Robert Crenshaw

        He will not be prosecuted! You don’t know the history behind this communist president and his administration. Only the good soldiers and Kernels have been prosecuted from this administration. How many Kernels did Obama dismiss only because they did not agree with his stance? You are a fake,who is living in another world. The only experience you have with the military is playing with GI Joe.

      • Joe Kirby

        Normally I would not reply to your BS but you are one wacked individual… You know nothing of my service to my country. So don’t even approach me with your snide wit. Man up and spend some time in the uniform before you try busting my balls.

  • Robert Crenshaw

    .I like how scumbag Obama and the father did not mention the many soldiers names who died looking for this scumbag deserter and collaborator. There are names attached to these soldiers who sacrificed there lives trying to track down this deserter. Our country may never return from the bottom of the pit. We must now fight to restore the United States Of America. We have the most corrupt government in the history of our country.
    “A fish rots from the head down”

  • Alex Rhone

    All true! But and thats a big BUT. What the hell does Allen West know about “proper order and discipline”. This guy was forced into retirement for prisoner abuse and going against the rules of war as an Officer and then lied about it. This douche lacks any credibility. Allen West is a complete dumb ass and a traitor like Bergdahl….

    • Deitwiler

      Lt. Col. West went to his superiors and reported what he did. Because of his fine service to America and because he did NOT cover up the interrogation/threat of the prisoner, he was allowed to retire. Such a shame that you feel the need to lie. It shows you are the person without credibility.

    • Mosin Nagant

      You want to shoot the messenger and call names. Grow up.

    • John

      Who are you anyway? Did you ever serve? I suggest you shut your mouth and earn some character!

      • Guest

        Yes I did serve and still do for 9 years now. I was in Taji, the same FOB as Allen West. At the same time he committed these crimes in 2007-08. Also under Bush over 500 prisoners were set free from Gitmo in his 8 years. We all agree this Bergdahl is a traitor and needs to be treated as such. Obama is wrong for setting these 5 animals free for one traitor. But Obama is correct that we do not leave a man behind ever. Allen West is a criminal and as an officer that swore an oath to our Constitution, he uses it as toilet paper. He brings shame to the military and all who have served.

      • Guest

        I, too, served during, what was it called? Oh, yeah, Vietnam. A time and place with war crimes. Now, you want to talk about a place where we should not have been fighting, using the non-volunteer draft process and war crimes from the CIC down to the lowest ranking of soldiers, Vietnam was it. The difference with Bergdahl is quite glaring and alarming and worse, yet, when you through in the actions of his father in comparison to Allen West. West reported his own guilt and paid the consequences. My fellow Vet, there is a BIG difference between these two men and what they did or did not do.

      • John

        I, too, served during, what was it called? Oh, yeah, Vietnam. A time and place of all kinds of war crimes. Now, you want to talk about a place where we should not have been fighting, using the non-volunteer draft process with war crimes committed from the CIC down to the lowest ranking of soldiers, Vietnam was it. The difference with Bergdahl is quite glaring and alarming. It is worse, yet, when you throw in the actions of his father – in comparison to Allen West. West reported his own guilt and paid the consequences. My fellow Vet, there is a BIG difference between these two men and what they did or did not do.

    • jeanal5dogs

      What do YOU know about proper order and discipline?

  • Guest

    The scumbag father never thanked or opened his heart to the parents of the dead solders who did many recon missions to find his bastard son. The father can go to hell with his son,Obama and many of the enemies within our government and who surround Obama!!

  • Guest

    All you fakes do not show any emotions in your posts. I have not read One post that has any degree of anger towards this administration. You all post as if you were robots!!!

    • Mosin Nagant

      What a pointless pathetic statement. Get emotional! How about you get the facts and make a statement about this catastrophe.

      • Retired Army

        The difference in liberals from conservatives… the conservatives think with their brain while liberals think with their hearts! Thus the term “Bleeding heart liberals!”

  • Robert Crenshaw

    Every day Obama gains more power. There will be nothing left of our country. It may be to late because to many Americans are either sleeping or still have there heads buried in the sand. Our country is several inches from being Eight feet under. If we don’t throw the the Harry Reid gang out in November than,we are doomed as a country! We have no freedom in America. It is only an appearance that we have freedom. No FBI,no opposition party. The government is a monopoly. All you stupid fools can think otherwise.

    • Doesn’t matter

      You think it’s Obama? There’s a higher power working than just him. Obama is not running the show, he’s a puppet. Hillary will be too when she’s elected. Like Metallica sang, sad but true.

      • Guest

        These are posts. One cannot write an artical. You typically limit your words on a post. You start with the leader of our country. There are many aspects on who is running the country. The over sea banks are running the country ,but it all comes down to our president. The decision comes from the president who by passed congress again.

  • Schizo

    Michael Hastings was reportedly working on a bombshell story about 0bama before the 2012 election, and feared for his life before he died under very suspicious circumstances. Is it possible that he was going to leak 0bama’s plans to release the “Taliban Dream Team”? Considering the NSA’s snooping activities, they quite possibly knew everything he was working on. Was Hastings “eliminated” because such a story would destroy 0bama’s chances of re-election? Unless I am missing something, it sure seems like these dots should be connected.

    • Falcon D. Stormvoice

      Apt name.

      • Schizo

        LOL. Well, nothing surprises me with this guy anymore. Hastings wrote a report about Bergdahl’s desertion before he was about to release a damaging story on 0bama. He told friends he was in trouble and feared for his life, and days later he was dead. I’m curious if the followup story he was working on was related to the Bergdahl trade.

  • profsportster

    A deserter for whom we risk the nation’s credibility and future lives. Barry O. is such a sorry punk.

  • spinwizard

    Barry’s just using the connections he has. Granted, they’re the muslim brotherhood, but they’re the only friends he’s got!

  • gatorex62

    Let’s see…..this guy Bergdhal abandoned his post while on duty, leaving his rifle behind; he called in via cell phone to guys in his unit and texted several times saying he was going (or gone), several years later this worm cries into a camera and the Taliban trades this whine-fest while he was in uniform for five hi-value terrorists. It may be that the Taliban was unable to provide the 72 virgin boys they promised …couldn’t find a single one in 12 provinces. This guy should have been left there to wallow in his poor decision. BTW, lest you lobbies forget no one “left him behind,” Bergdhal left his unit behind. I wartime, deserters are shot!!

    • Falcon D. Stormvoice

      This damn “we got an American back” talking point is despicable.

      It is now apparent that the president ended our 250 year history of not negotiating with terrorists thereby putting Americans at risk for hostage-taking in the future, violated the law by failing to notify Congress about it, and released 5 hard-won (in lives) terrorists to kill again some day, all for someone who stabbed the country in the back. Saying “Americanbackamericanbaclamericanback” ad nauseum for the cameras does not make that okay.

      • Dave Larson

        omg 250 years not negotiating with terrorists. You are delusional

  • Deitwiler

    Publicly posted on June 2, 2014 at 3:50 pm by someone who was tasked with searching for Bergdahl

    “We Lost Soldiers In the Hunt For Bergdahl–a Guy Who Walked Off In the Dead-of-Night”

    by Nathan Bradley Bethea, Daily Beast

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/06/02/we-lost-soldiers-in-the-hunt-for-bergdahl-a-guy-who-walked-off-in-the-dead-of-night.html

  • Iwasyoungonce

    I am hoping Army CID is looking into this, after all the allegations from his fellow squad members….

    • Paul

      Which CID are you referring to the “Hollywood” got yer bad guy, or the real by the book system… WTF you still think the UCMJ matters – not to this CIC (Grow a brain and spine)

      • Iwasyoungonce

        I am not ready to throw in the towel quite yet on “The System”. Sorry to disappoint you… I was a 95B30 for 11 years. We were “Of the Troops and For The Troops”.
        Even though, I understand he may be getting his E-6 behind all this, that don’t mean he can’t be charged with Article 85- Desertion… Which could carry the Death penalty, since we are “at war”… Even though it’s obummers war, I still am optimistic…The only draw back is the Muslim connection, which can and probably will, turn it the other way which, if it does, he may find himself in a big time “Hurt Locker” with all the Vets AND this country…OK?

  • Mosin Nagant

    SIX BRAVE PATRIOTIC SOLDIERS DID THEIR DUTY AND LOST THEIR LIVES BECAUSE OF THIS DESERTER AND ENEMY SYMPATHIZER. He WAS at home. He has not been rescued. I am both furious and sick at heart over this mess perpetrated by an ILLEGAL PRESIDENT who ONCE MORE has bypassed the US CONGRESS and violated Our Constitution AND released 5 committed and lethally dangerous terrorists. WE DO NOT NEGOTIATE WITH TERRORISTS! WAKE UP!

  • Falcon D. Stormvoice

    If your son was captured, would you spend time lobbying to have Gitmo detainees released? And why “released”? Why not “held to account for their crimes”?

  • rmcnnlly

    Well if terrorists are worthless scum as we have been told..then this was a good trade.

    • Falcon D. Stormvoice

      “as we have been told”

      Oh, please, go on.

  • rmcnnlly

    Too bad we didn’t trade Dick Cheney for Bergstrom instead.

  • Support our troops

    He doesn’t deserve to wear the US Army Uniform. He does not deserve for his picture be taken by the US flag that many brave service man have honorably died for it. Nonetheless, he doesn’t deserve to be called a hero. This Obama administration is sickening and the liberal idiots in the media trying to push this lie! Wake up American, I say! Spread the word!

  • Angela Brunson

    Mr. West, I admire so much of your input- Not this one. We have not even seen how this young man looks health wise. It seems all these fellow soldiers have complaints- I question as to where the brotherhood was to be a listener to Bowe. How do we know that he was not being bullied with threats from these brothers? How did Bowe respond to the forced doxycycline to prevent malaria? You do not get the option of the more expensive medication- I know I would be sick as a dog on that. If he asked such questions about leaving with equipment- why did someone not just sit on this guy and help him? talk of his being responsible for good men losing their lives? Sorry, those guys were obeying orders- part of the job. Sad, but the men had orders. I wonder if this poor man might have been threatened by his own brothers? Why did he sit alone on his cot and not engage or someone engage him? Why is his leader accusing him but not questioning where not wishing he tried something to reach him? Women is the military have had sex with superiors. Why? Could they have fear? Could this ballet dancer have fear that he might be the sexual abuse person of the day? Maybe walking off was preferable to being sodomized. I say a full investigation including lie detector testing of all the soldiers. One report said that Bowe preferred badmitton and teaching his captors to reading the Koran and he celebrated Christmas and Easter. Mr. West, you are usually a compassionate man and this commentary is jumping on the bandwagon at the wrong time.There is so much hate with people wanting Bowe dead and ugly comments like lynching mentality. My own son is disgusted with the filthy habits of our own men for even being able to use a clean toilet on base. Feces hardened and smeared. Maybe the poor guy went to use the bathroom with diarhea from the doxycycline. Maybe he was dehydrated. Maybe he was being treated gay and would be the prize of the night? Every soldier is attacking him with no voicing of regrets of how they could have helped him. Do we really have to be judging Bowe right now? Can he not be healed physically first? Somehow, I feel all of any Christian thinking is completely lacking and all of these attacks without full review makes me ill. I surely hope that someone reads this and does do a thorough investigation to include the whole unit with lie detectors. Those men had statements, but what did they do to keep their brother safe? I surely hope that God will take charge in this situation and no stone unturned. I am disappointed in your lack of thinking outside the norm, Mr. West. That is not you.

    • John D

      I think you may be delusional, you make an awful lot of assumptions with absolutely nothing to back up your statements. Everything from him being dehydrated to being disgusted with poor latrine conditions to being threatened with sodomy…where the heck do you get any of this from? All of the other statements out there are purportedly from men in his unit, if confirmed, I don’t think your fantasy of his situation is remotely within the realm of possibility. As for the deaths of soldiers obeying order, it’s simple, if he didn’t dessert, they would not have had orders to go out looking for him and would therefore have not been killed in action. Where was the brotherhood to listen to him is your question I believe, who says he asked for anyone’s counsel, they were there when he asked about equipment which would go missing and they were there when he stated he might walk to China, so he obviously had no issue speaking with platoon mates. All in all, they need to verify if the statements being made are those of men in his unit, if they are verified, this poster child for a POW release which Obama is touting, needs to be prosecuted.

      • Willist Dilliard

        Me thinks Angela is a die-hard lib/dem/prog!!!!!
        One cannot talk ‘reason’ with a die-hard lib/dem/prog!

    • Falcon D. Stormvoice

      One does not simply wander off a firebase. That is not possible.

    • KellyKAFIR

      “My son is in the Army so I know AAAAAAAALLLLL about Afcrapistan, war and the Army”… HAHAHHAH typical

    • Paul Redmon

      a full investigation is called for, the emails this soldier wrote and had published in Rolling Stone magazine will tell a lot of his story. He was not in fear of his life, or being sodomized by the other soldiers. The plain truth is he is a deserter, he walked away from his post, mailed all of his personal items home before he left. He clearly made a plan to do it and then he walked away from his post in a war zone, and people died looking for him. He should be investigated, and tried as a deserter.

    • erin

      A majority of the soldiers do not even take the doxycycline. My husband has served 2.tours and the doxycycline gave him night terrors along with other soldiers complaining of the same side effect so they quit taking it. The pill is not forced down there throats.

    • gary

      he deserted his platoon during a combat deployment. The rest is irrelevant.

      • Dana

        I would like to agree with your statement a million times Gary! Angela…you state that its sad but the men had orders, (that was part of their duty was to perish looking for him), well, he had orders too, to stay with his unit and do his job!

    • NotAn0bamaSupporter

      If your kid was killed looking for him would have have typed out your ridiculous message?

  • Angie Parker

    Doxycycline isn’t a powerful anti-biotic, very few side effects, so as someone who has taken it many times & doesn’t do well on meds, I’m not too worried how he would react to the “drug”. Also, if he was being bullied, why did he write home to his mother saying he wanted time alone & why did he send all of his things home prior to this happening? And maybe you can explain away the stories from other Army “brothers” but how do you explain away the stories also from the wife of an Army brother who can not speak anymore & is in a wheelchair? I’m rather upset myself that we traded this man for 5 terrorists, that’s not exactly fair … 5 is much more than one. I’m Democrat, but I don’t like it. I don’t like that his father spoke in Arabic, but what he said wasn’t even a statement to his son but rather a statement about how great Allah is … and I don’t follow “God” but if my son was coming home after 5 years & I had to speak Arabic for him to understand, I think I’d learn “I love you”. Yes, there are questions, yes we need a media that tells the truth & doesn’t soften our news with little white lies, and yes I think there should be a full, complete investigation with lie detectors as well. He is home, but should be charged if he, in fact, is a deserter or a traitor.

  • Falcon D. Stormvoice

    lrn2reading

  • MTin

    This is sickening beyond words. I could give a rats ass what this cowards FATHER has to say about his sons character! He created the enemy loving scum bag. This coward was a deserter during times of war. He deserted the military and the United States. GOOD men lost their lives looking for this COWARD. How absolutely awful and disrespectful the families of those good men knowing the ‘President’ of this nation has no regard for those lives and the lives lost of those good men who captured the five ANIMALS he released ILLEGALLY!! Negotiate with terrorist ???? ‘President’ Obama is hell bent to completely disassemble this nation. Both Obama and Bergdahl need to be prosecuted accordingly for these disgusting crimes!

    • Paul Redmon

      check the tweets of the father who is siding with the muslims and will himself become a home grown therrorist, wait and see.

  • Fast ED

    And the “5” released, were not high level as the Republicans would like you to believe. As a matter of fact – out of almost 780 detainees (that we know of) only 13 have been prosecuted, 9 of them by Obama (yes, that means Bush prosecuted 4 of them…) and only 7 have been convicted. Of that number, 4 of the 5 “terrorists” that were suspected of being a part of 911, were convicted once Obama pushed for military commissions to prosecute faster. AND YES…that means Bush prosecuted ZERO terrorists connected to 911.

    Experts have acknowledged that rules governing military commissions have improved since Obama became president, yet the system at Guantanamo still remains deeply flawed with issues. Republicans have blocked ANY measure to prosecute in Federal courts, which are known to prosecute terrorism cases at twice the rate with less complications.

    In the end – no one has gone after terrorists like this President – yet they are still looking to criticize him at every turn. All I ask, is to look at the results.

    Who flew the terrorists family out of country to safety, and who tried to keep them here, has prosecuted, captured or killed more – during their terms?

    The truth shall set you free.

    http://www.hrw.org/features/guantanamo-facts-figures

    Guantanamo Ten Years On: Facts and Figures | Human Rights Watch
    http://www.hrw.

    • MCG001

      And Obama promised to shut down Gitmo, yet there it is…

      • Fast ED

        Kinda Hard When The Republican Controlled Congress Won’t Do Anything… Or Do You Want Him To “Go It Alone” So They Can Make Another Big Scandal Up???

      • gary

        you do know that the senate is controlled by democrats? Probably not.

      • Frank W Brown

        Hi Troll, you really should STOP drinking the kool-aid, it’s POISON!

      • MCG001

        And his first two years with a Dem controlled Congress – he did what exactly?

      • BrianC

        That is hilarious….since when has Obama had to have anything approved by congress to make it happen? Nobody can or has been able to block anything he wanted from congress or the senate….he just says it and is obeyed.

    • Kevin Stall

      If they were so worthless, why did the Taliban want them back? Not for a human rights reason. Maybe all prisoners caught carrying at Getmo should just be shot, un=uniformed soldiers carrying weapons in a war zone, which under international law allows the death penalty. That would solve all the problems.

      Is Bergdahl now going to fave charges for desertion?

    • Stephen Pointer

      Let me gusesss which side of the coin you are on….hmmmmm….

    • Brenda Stines Mills

      so 0bama is soft on terrorists…..yeah, we knew that!

    • Rockledge

      If they were so unimportant, why were they bargained for?
      As these men to the 5 that were released last year as Obama would have ‘peace with the Taliban’ which Tarzai does not want.
      That’s why President Tarzai refused to meet with Obama as he flees Afghanistan.
      Human Rights Watch is a ‘lovely’ source for the romance of live-not for winning wars.

    • Joe Kirby

      Don’t know where you got all these figures you are quoting… Facts are facts you say. Fact is Gitmo exist for a purpose and that purpose is still being served… or was. The current Administration has just handed over five, yes, one, two, three, four, five, terrorist that have killed or been a part of the killing of military and civilians alike. Check out those facts. Three of those released have openly admitted to such.

      They now have the “key” to set themselves free. Take a hostage, get five “detainees” released. And what’s more, you can name those you want freed.

      Human Rights Watch? You’ve got to be kidding! Your not as saintly as you think… The only human rights I see are those that were lost by the three thousand plus that died on 9/11. No we have not forgotten… Nor will we ever. Speak as badly as you wish about Busch and his Administration, but they brought their war here and he responded with guts and force. I for one am damn proud of our response against the Taliban and all that would attack our great country.

      Just wish we had that same leadership in the White House today. Really wish we had us another Ronald Reagan in the White House.

  • http://twitter.com/WinstonCDN WinstonCDN

    Obama is destroying America

  • Jacqueline Lynn

    It would seem, at the very least, this possible deserter should be “quarantined” and vigorously debriefed. If evidence exists, as it seems it does, that he “walked off his post, abandoning his weapon” he should be charged with Desertion and Treason!
    No matter how this shakes down Obama and his muslim loving administration just made every single American overseas into a COMMODITY TO BE TRADED TO TERRORISTS”! Terrorists with whom policy states we will never negotiate with. This trade was in violation of American law and Obama should be ARRESTED and tried for this and other such offenses!

  • satin85718

    I watched the speech from ovomit and then heard bergdahl speak, and to me, something stunk. The father of bergdahl spoke in arabic in case his son forgot English in the 5 years he was “captive”, really! How many people do we know that have immigrated for many years forgot their mother tongue? The mother was a bad actress to top it off. 5 terrorists released for this guy? Something very rotten here!

    • Smh

      Most people who move to a country of different origin speak their first language some…phone calls home, with other immigrants, etc. My husband lived in Italy, but one he moved to the US he didn’t speak Italian very frequently. When he does call his friends in Italy, he finds it hard to naturally find the exact word he’s looking for. As with different languages one word may mean exactly what you want to say in one language, but when you try to find an exact word in the other language it may not exist. So yes, after spending 5 years speaking almost no English, Bowe may be having trouble finding the English words that mean what he wants to say.

  • fmize

    Something has always smelled fishy about this story. Then when I saw the Taliban father speaking Pashto and hugging Imam Obama, it all came together. Family of traitors.

    • Dan Williams

      Democrats, the party of TREASON and Perversion.

  • Tommy La Grone

    with all the hype and ceremony at the white house, you’d think we just got back a Medal of Honor candidate….Obama has AND WILL continued to BREAK THE LAW ..to act unilaterally ,,bypass congress…subvert the LAW and give Americans the middle finger…..HIS ACTIONS / INACTION’S ARE TREASONOUS, AS HE CONTINUE’S TO DESTROY THE CONSTITUTION ..ALL THE WHILE THE LAME STREAM MEDIA COVERS HIS TRACKS…the time has come to reward our COWARD & THIEF …HIS IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE’S ARE WELL DOCUMENTED …THE TIME HAS COME TO TAKE THIS FASCIST DICTATOR WANNA BE DOWN/OUT….WE THE PEOPLE NEED TO DEMAND CONGRESS TO ACT BY DRAWING UP ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT….AND PUT IT TO A VOTE….THIS LIBERAL LUNATIC MUST THE STOPPED…..!!!!

    • marcia

      Rice said that he served with “honor & distinction”!

      • Brenda Stines Mills

        rice has no honor or credibility….why does she still have a job?

      • TruthWFree

        She is in sync with Obama’s lying and goals. Like all the others surrounding him…Jay Carney, Hagel….come to think of it, we haven’t heard anything stupid out of Biden lately. Is he trying to distance himself? Don’t think he’s that smart.

      • robocop33

        Rice is a liar and a Muslim sympathizer

      • Tommy La Grone

        MARCIA….NOT SURPRISING , SUSAN RICE IS FEATHERING HER POLITICAL CAREER AND HAS DEMONSTRATED SHE WILL LIE ON COMMAND……JUST LIKE HILLARY CLINTON LIED ….SO I ASSUME WE ARE IN AGREEMENT THAT THE CURRENT OBAMA WHITE HOUSE IS FULL OF LIARS..!!

      • marcia

        Was there ever a DOUBT?!

    • Tracie Rathsack

      I thought there was a “…no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior.”

      I guess this only applies to posts that don’t agree with the page.

      • Bonita Marie Barnes

        Do you agree on trading a deserter for the top Taliban leaders.? I heard a Mother whos son was killed as he tried to find Bergdof. She was a very sad lady, but she didn’t speak much of him, mainly of a wonderful son she lost. There were others lost also. So far the rhetoric isn’t that bad considering what we have learned of this silly clown and his father.

      • Tracie Rathsack

        I wasn’t addressing the politics of the situation, but the namecalling and all cap shouting and basic bully-on-the-playground tactics of Mr. Tommy LaGrone. I haven’t disagreed with anyone else on this page.

      • Tommy La Grone

        TRACIE RATSACK… PART OF THE .LLBPCP ( LIBERAL LAME BRAIN POLITICAL CORRECTNESS POLICE ) ,,IN TYPICAL LIBERAL FORM, WHEN CONFRONTED WITH FACTS, YOU …SPIN…DEFLECT…PLAY THE RACE CARD….TYPICAL>>>>LIBERAL TACTICS >>>>>DO YOU WANT SOME CHEESE WITH THAT WHINE..??

      • Tracie Rathsack

        ^ No. Just thought there was a rule on not typing in all caps, as it’s a lameass thing to do.

        Not only that, but you’re the one who’s behaving like a troll. I’m allowed to have a different opinion.

        Your post isn’t even intelligible.

      • Tommy La Grone

        Tracie..sorry your not intelligent enough to understand my response to your LIBERAL WHINING…..so with that being said…see if this makes any sense to you…do you wanna run with the big dogs…or lay under the porch with the puppies..?? why don’t you go to the Liberal websites and advocate for the WASHINGTON REDSKINS to change their name….you can use all your pinned up Liberal OUTRAGE there.!!

      • Tracie Rathsack

        Tommy – I am intelligent.

        I fail to see how your original ALL CAPS typing is somehow a response to my “…liberal whining”.

        Your comment about dogs and puppies makes no sense.

        I have no penned up “…Liberal OUTRAGE”, I say what’s on my mind – as you do – but have no need to be a jerk about it.

        Since you attacked my intelligence, it’s you’re, not your.

  • Mark Thompson

    When will Congress finally stand up to Obama and stop the bleeding?

  • JackThomasAZ

    Now that we have the traitor Bergahl in custody, let’s execute him right after a fair trial.

  • marcia

    We will Never Know…and the Media are fine with that! Hitlary will be elected and America may one day look like Europe WHICH our President is counting on!

    • TruthWFree

      More like Pakistan or Sudan.

  • jimhobson

    It seems the only evidence will be from Bergahls testimony and the longer he has tp think about it the harder it will be to get the truth.

    • robocop33

      No, those who were serving with him at the time, even though they were told back then not to talk about his apparent desertion when it occured, they are angry enough after this trade to come out and tell their stories about this POS traitor.

      • jimhobson

        Hope you are correct

      • TruthWFree

        Don’t tell me the illegal in the White House didn’t know about this traitor they were bargaining for….Obama had to know…Obama has to go.

  • commercialshortsales

    They may have chipped these terrorist (if they ever were) and released them back to their units.

    • robocop33

      If only! You know that they didn’t as Obama’s goal was to release as many of these terrorists as he could. Had I or most others had been President then yes we would have had tracking chips placed inside these people incarcerated in Gitmo without their knowledge so that should they escape ot be traded like these we could keep an eye on them and later take them out with an armed drone strike.

    • WestPoint78

      excellent point which i made too. Things are never what they seem. these guys have been under duress in Gitmo for years. They well may have been turned or at least will be followed which may be worth its weight in GOLD. The average room temperature IQ doesn’t think out of the box like real military and intell operators do to see how this could be turned into a win. They won’t be able to take a dump without NSA or some intell agency knowing how many times they wiped.

      • GinnyLee

        “under duress in Gitmo”? Are you kidding? If anything, they got fat, sassy, and more entrenched in their “book of death”.
        Old adage: A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. (And certainly five is worth a whole lot more).
        Would you like to ‘chip’ Charlie Manson and follow him, too?

      • WestPoint78

        you know nothing of what these guys went thru at Gitmo. Nothing. Some were on hunger strike and had to be forced fed for a while. Sound like a disney vacation to you? Anytime you wanna give it a try, let me know. I went thru SERE and knew it was all just training with very strict rules and it flat out SUCKED. Be careful not to speak of things of which you know nothing.

      • GinnyLee

        Boo hoo… they wouldn’t eat. They also send their boys to die – strapped to a bomb, and butcher women and children – even their own, if it suits “aallllahh” according to them, among many other self-made and demonic atrocities.

        Try a stay at the “Hanoi Hilton”, or any other enemy holding pit for American soldiers. Then, tell me about “Gitmo”.

      • WestPoint78

        you said it was like Disneyland Ginny. You don’t know what you are talking about. And look at some of the anecdotal stories of the renditions done by the CIA, the torture. And just because the Viet Namese did and North Koreans did it, we’re not allowed to do it. Not only because its illegal, but its unethical and we’re supposed to be BETTER than the rest of the world, setting the example and taking the high road. And by the way, there are 100,000+ dead Iraqi civilians who lost their lives due to our meddling, speaking of demonic atrocities.

      • GinnyLee

        “Disneyland” is your input, WP, I never said anything of the kind. You’re confused, I reckon.
        Stay on topic – which is, that “gitmo” is nothing like any hell hole that U.S. and other soldiers have been held in – on top of the torture and disease-ridden food, etc.
        No one has even hinted that “WE” should do that. I’m saying that these rat-heads were like on holiday by comparison – with clean food, prayer rugs, kurans, ample doctors and medical treatment, fresh air, clean quarters.
        What part of that do you not get? You sure don’t talk like an American soldier. Or, did you even serve?
        Btw, Alice Paul and her inmates went on a hunger strike, too. It’s a woman thing.

      • WestPoint78

        its called hyperbole Ginny…look it up. you wouldn’t last a day in Gitmo. you’d have soiled yourself and be sniveling like a infant. You ever in the military? How would you know what soliders talk like?

      • Joe Kirby

        I have to agree with Ginny here, I did serve. As a H-130 gun ship pilot I have lived and fought through many conflicts and trained for most every scenario that I might find myself in. Life at Gitmo for these five “detainees” that have been released was very comfortable. They did not want for anything. As Americans we have always treated detainees with far more respect than we have been treated. A true soldier understands what war and combat entails and accepts that you may loose your life in defense of yourself and your comrades in arms. A true soldier fights with honor and never leaves his unit for any reason. A true soldier will defend to the death the Constitution of the United States and follow all orders to maintain that defense no matter where the battle ensues. A true soldier serves to defend those who cannot defend themselves and does so for the liberty and freedom of all. If you can’t be a soldier then be a true American and support those who do fight and defend our way of life. And concerning Gitmo, the only thing evil about Gitmo are the detainees being held there and five of those just received their walking papers from an Administration that seemingly does not understand the wrong they have done. Because of this careless decision more soldiers and innocent civilians may die.

      • Robert Crenshaw

        Under this administration the “true soldier” gets prosecuted thrown in jail while the rotten soldier under Obama gets rewarded. This bastard dismissed outstanding Generals.How can a solider be a “true solider” when they are afraid that they may be prosecuted under this administration.

      • GinnyLee

        Bingo! Of course you have no answers.
        The subject of our military misoperations, rat-heads being released, and a quitter being politically sung as a ‘hero’ is not a topic for “hyperbole”.
        You have no idea what I would do, and that’s none to the point, either. Some more of your “hyperbole”?
        I wouldn’t have to be in the military to know how soldiers talk.
        I know some real ones, personally, and I listen and read – a lot.
        I’ve also heard the ‘talk’ of enemy sympathizers – like this boy’s dad, and have no stomach for them.

      • bill coleman

        Nothing changes this: (1) Bergdahl should not have been in the U.S. military and (2) This swap should not have occured.

      • WestPoint78

        Bill, you bring up a great point. This guy was known for a LONG time to have been having some problems, even BEFORE he deployed. Why wasn’t anything done?

      • GinnyLee

        He graduated from infantry school in Fort Benning, Georgia in the fall of 2008, and was MIA in June of ’09. No real combat. If he were so ‘unstable’ as to his position, he would never have passed boot camp. Just because he passes up a Thanksgiving celebration to write in his ‘diary’, doesn’t make him unfit to serve.

      • WestPoint78

        he was saying BEFORE he deployed that he wasn’t sure he supported the war and “might just walk off into the hills”. He started acting more and more weird and evidnetly lost his Platoon Leader who he was very supportive of. This caused him to nose dive and if he was already an loner or outsider, its understandable. All this seemed to surprise nobody and that nothing was done is just piss poor leadership. Not saying he’s innocent, but this guy had GLARING issues long beofre he walked off the base.

      • GinnyLee

        Considering the oddity of his old man, and being ‘home schooled’, he stands a good chance of being ‘weird’, imo.
        Still, the comments you are referring to were not announced to his ‘leaders’ – just his ramblings among the guys.
        I’ve heard far worse personal horror stories from guys who were in the trenches, and they didn’t ‘walk away’. My brother saw one of his best friends ‘disappear’ by a hand grenade who was not 10 feet from him.
        No, if he was ’tilted’ and living in a fantasy world, it was not “GLARING”, apparently.
        Time will tell. Can’t wait to hear what he has to say, ’cause his co-workers are saying plenty.

      • Danielle Decker Crawford

        Probable some Dumb Ass West Point Grad was his company commander. (You know a Captain)..and couldnt figure out how to go to the bathroom without direction

      • Brenda Manie

        We need to hear his side who the one that said he left his post are you sure the one or ones who are saying this are telling the truth like jesus says do not judge for you will also be judge. And put your child in his place would y want someone saying what y wrote

  • John Rickell

    A bullet in his skull for treason, he and his parents are definitely muslim terrorists. I hope they Blow up their house when making bombs.

    • WestPoint78

      you off your meds?

      • John Rickell

        No, I took my meds this morning. Bergahl should be tried for treason and put in front of a firing squad. I would pay to to see on TV. And his father is a bomb making muslim who I hope blows himself up. Thats all.

      • WestPoint78

        you need to up the dose, its not working.

      • John Rickell

        So I suppose you think this traitor and his muslim father deserve a parade? Its playing out just like the series Homeland. He ran off his Post don’t you know anything about leaving your Post or are you one of them make believe veterans (WestPoint78)

      • WestPoint78

        Well, as a West Point grad and former Army Captain, i know a little about manning a post. this is ‘Murica. He is entitled to state his case and if need be get legal represenation should authorities find he violated UCMj then he should be tried. But that’s gonna be a LONG way down the road.

      • pinecone321

        Thank God you are former military. You remind me of someone who would honor Obama’s orders to kill his own Americans citizens.

      • WestPoint78

        is pinecone a description of your head and IQ? Ask most of the Taliban and Al Qaeda leadership and OBL about Obama….oh WAIT, they’re DEAD, you cant!!! Speaking of dead Americans, lets ask the 10,000 who died under Bush and Cheney how they feel about dying for a lie? Can’t ask them either. YOu ever carry a rifle? Doubt it. You pinecone head, are the typical of the fascist mentality that follows orders blindly to murder fellow citizens.

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        funny, al qaeda controls more land that it ever has some of bought with American blood but surrendered to it by obama-boy the raghead. obama-boy had ubl killed not for what he had sone but because he was in a power restuggel with him for control of al-qaeda–but that didnt work out for the mother of all cluster-fucks, obama-boy

      • WestPoint78

        is this Pashtu and english combined, because some of it makes no sense. hit the spell check and try again tiny tim

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        why spell check for someone not even allowed, during his brief military career, to see NOFORN material

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        former? so you resigned your commission? why were you forced to resign?

      • WestPoint78

        Being a commissioned officer is not slavery or do you know nothing of the military. Over 50% over West Point grads exit the service after their 5 year obligation is up. Nobody forced me to do anything. I served my time and left, as most people do.

      • Tony Cossio

        He means you should not use the word “former” you’re still a Captain if you just let your obligation end.

      • WestPoint78

        I am no longer a Captain in the US Army. I was at one time. That would make me a former Captain.

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        You have insisted that Colonel West reisgned when he retired wiht full benefits and rank. And used questionable credentials to do so.

      • Danielle Decker Crawford

        Army Captain.. the give away rank…. and I do know about the military. Done more time in the bathroom that you did on active duty1

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        pretending to have graduated from West Point is bade enough, pretending to be able to practice medicine is worse

      • WestPoint78

        I have my West Point decoder ring tiny Tim with the black onyx and diamond in the middle and a diploma to prove it. Proudly worn for 36 years. You even get to college or are you working at KFC?? What is in the secret recipe anyway? And you don’t need to be a doctor to know crazy when you see it. By the way, what does “bade enough” mean?

      • Danielle Decker Crawford

        Do you still walk on your tippy toes….easier to sniff butts I heard.

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        You really do project big time, and someone foolishly, by asking me to disclose secret information, trade secrets the disclosure of which would constitute a breach of the fiduciary duty owed to an employer, as they taught us in law school, and your assumptions are rather telling. Now assuming arguendo you were an officer for what were you forced to resign? Disclosing secret information? Or assuming untrue facts that got you into trouble during maneuvres? I have to ask the other because as intelligent and loyal as you seem to be I wonder how you were even allowed to handle FOUO information.

      • WestPoint78

        you can’t even spell and you expect me to believe you went to law school? ROFL.

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson
      • WestPoint78

        Hey, quick Question: Are you the same Timothy-Allen Albertson who is fat as hell, looks like he hasn’t shaved in 5 years and points assault weapons at the camera and then posts the pictures or are there two of different TAA’s out there?

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        you do not have a need to know

      • WestPoint78

        admitted. Wow dude…you are REALLY out there…..I’m in awe…….

      • Gene Gilliam

        Is he in the pic where they had to use the panoramic lense? He may not be real: I saw a bunch of pictures of CAMO-TIM and I have as of yet to see his legs. so he is either a double amputee or his girth is so maximized, he is unable to get out of his chair.

    • Gene Gilliam

      Are you referring to Allen West?

  • Brenda Stines Mills

    he should go to military prison here in the states…..

    • Danielle Decker Crawford

      GITMO.. send him to GITMO

  • KittyKittyKit

    We have a “deserter” turned “muslim” that Obama has traded 5 top Al Kaida operatives for.

    All of this is just an on-going SLAP IN THE FACE to America by the nations NUMBER ONE TRAITOR…..BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA.

    WHY didn’t you American GENERALS honor your OATHS and bring this FRAUD down within the first 2 years of his having gained office??

    Don’t give me the BULL CRAP about the Military being run by the Civillians.
    There is only ONE THING in that oath……PROTECT and DEFEND the U.S. Constitution from ALL enemies both Foreign “and” DOMESTIC……

    You American GENERALS are as big a bunch of TRAITORS as OBAMA because you stood there, and still continue to stand there and just WATCH him PISS ON the U.S. Constitution and OPENLY SIDE with the Muslim Brotherhood and ISLAM (who are die to the death SWORN ENEMIES of the U.S.)

    You GENERALS obeyed one UNLAWFUL order after another as this FRAUD MUSLIM, COMMUNIST, STALINIST, danced all over your faces, knowing that NONE OF YOU would “risk” losing your pensions, which mean more to you than upholding your oaths of office.

    You bunch of SELL-OUT TRAITORS. We the People armed you with the best weapons the world has ever known and you think you’ve done something for America by playing war games in other countries while YOU let this FRAUD gain the position of POTUS without ANYONE knowing who this walking bag of excrement even was!!!!

    Then when it becomes obvious he is America’s NUMBER ONE DOMESTIC ENEMY….you still do nothing…………..then of course, no one wants to take responsibility so everybody suddenly “retires” and leaves the CON-MANder and THEIF still sitting in the White House.

    Did it ever ONCE cross your minds that YOU had the authority AND THE GUNS to step up and take this ENEMY down and you would NOT have been going against the U.S. Constitution or your OATH???

    But no…………..you’re ALL a bunch of COWARDS and TRAITORS along with your little buddy in the White House……..and now “you” want to be POTUS…………….give me a break.

    • WestPoint78

      deep breath…..deep breath…now where did you put those meds?

    • TruthWFree

      I feel the same way. We have a traitor in the White House or maybe a foreign agent as there is no proof he’s an American.

      • coyotenose

        as there is no proof he’s an American.

        There’s far better evidence that Obama is a natural American citizen than that John McCain is, actually.

      • Chili Choker

        Bullsheet.

      • Zoey0728

        Stupid

    • GinnyLee

      I hope you’re surely not addressing Allen West in your last sentence. Allen West left the military in ’03, and has been one of the most out-spoken men against BO. He’s dang sure no “coward”, nor is he now or ever a “traitor”.

      • WestPoint78

        Allen West isn’t a fraud, he’s a hypocrite. He was drummed out of the Army for midsconduct.

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        He retired with full pay and benefits. I bet you are glad SCOTUS declared the Stolen Valor Act unconstitutional.

      • Zoey0728

        He was fined $5,000 and found guilty of violation of the US Military Code of Justice.

      • Timothy-Allen Albertson

        For sake of your clients, I hope you dont call it the Revenue Internal Code to the Service. Now please tell us your knowledge about a proceeding under Article 15 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice?

      • Danielle Decker Crawford

        By drummed do you mean “Honorable Discharged” I would have to agree

      • Gene Gilliam

        All you have to do is read. Did he retire on his own? Did he have to pay a five thousand dollar fine? Why was his commission revoked? Was he given a choice? Retire or court martial? I haven’t used any harsh words with you and hope you can answer these three questions without using Fox Entertainment News as a source.

      • Danielle Decker Crawford

        Allen West himself will tell you he was disciplined. However that does not negate that he was “Honorable Discharged”

      • Gene Gilliam

        Did West leave the military on his own? What good officer would quit during the middle of a war. Did he also leave Congress in 2012 during a tumultuous fight between the left and the right?

      • GinnyLee

        If you don’t know how and why Allen left the military, you should look it up. I know that he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel after serving 22 years. As far as I’m concerned he was and is a “good officer”.

        “Middle of a war”? You’d have to live to be 100+ to not leave in the middle of war in the middle east. There is still a war going on in Iraq.

        “Left Congress”? He was out-voted, and conceded the election. What else do you need? I do know that the “Congressional Black Caucus” was happy to see him go. He really ruffled their feathers.

    • Gene Gilliam

      Can you enlighten us on how invading Iraq protected us from enemies foreign and domestic? WMDs? Still sticking by that? Bush is a war criminal for staging a pre-emptive war.

  • michoodle

    What about a young man who may have lost it and could not cope with military life in that country…clearly emotional and mental issues are involved here…..so even though he left his post – he probably should have been given some mental medical attention!

    • GinnyLee

      How can a guy who just got there become so unable to cope? He hadn’t even seen any real combat. He was barely out of training. He graduated from infantry school in Fort Benning, Georgia in the fall of 2008, and was MIA in June of ’09. If he were so ‘unstable’, he would never have passed boot camp.

      • Smh

        I’m aware of several people in my basic training class who lost their marbles before even being sent to their first duty station. This is actually VERY common in almost every training group. The argument that he had not seen much combat doesn’t negate the possibility of mental illness.

      • GinnyLee

        Anyone can have a mental illness – without the military rigor. But, if that’s the case in armed services, did they go on into combat?
        I’m sure a lot of boys ‘join up’ for the wrong reason and are stunned in the face of discipline, hardships, and hard work. I know one who ‘couldn’t handle boot camp’, went AWOL, and was discharged after a few days in the brig.
        Maybe the military is hard up for “a few good men”, these days.
        Good thing that there are millions who have been willing to go the gamut.

      • Smh

        Yes, statistics show that 25% of those that serve suffer from mental illness, many even BEFORE seeing combat. The 25% is a higher rate than the rest of the general population.

      • GinnyLee

        Here’s an interesting article. If true, ‘sounds like the Army is up on the problems.

        “”If you can get them through the first tour, if they deploy, they come back and they decide they want to sign up again, those are the people who have lower rates,” he said. The problems are largely among “the young guys who are in their first tour, who don’t know what they’re getting into.”

        http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/03/health/jama-military-mental-health/

      • Smh

        Yes, they are aware of it as a problem. Being aware and having funding to appropriately identify and help is a whole other issue. I’m lucky, but I have 2 friends that currently suffer from PTSD…lives completely ruined…and that’s just from these past wars. One of my friends is STILL dealing with PTSD from the first Gulf War. Night tremors and depression…20+ years later! Help is minimal when there is 1 VA hospital and it’s an hour and a half away.

      • Gene Gilliam

        Do either of your friends have medical classifications to provide them free VA care? We Americans can now buy our own health insurance which will cover pre-existing conditions. Did they have coverage by March 31st, with a health policy, according to federal law. I am having a hard time understanding if your friends have had PTSD for 20 years, are they on 100% military disability? After 20 years, I’m sure your friends know that the VA will pay transportation costs if you live more than 50 miles away.

      • GinnyLee

        I know that PTSD is a huge problem, and now we are finding more and more negative reports about the VA in all areas of need. My brother is in a Vet group, and he says that they are really low on members, now, but the VA won’t bring in any of the ‘new guys’ to the group. He wonders why not?
        He was “lucky”, too, in that he has never had any of the horrible effects from PTSD. He did 13 mo. in Nam as a sniper reconnaissance scout, but never was shot or wounded. ‘Saw a lot of other horrors.
        My aunt prayed over him, before he left and prophesied to him Psalm 91: 7, “Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you.” That held true, and is still covering him all these years since he came back.
        How I would love to see all who go to war have the same prayer warriors to cover them. I know that prayers work. Prayer, and faith in action – to aid and assist those who sacrifice their bodies and their minds to fight for freedom.

      • WestPoint78

        oh hell, here we go, now the true nature comes out: Bible Thumper, eh Ginny? The ol’ invisible man in the sky. Prophesy? A little exorcism? You people just crack me up.

      • GinnyLee

        The “nature of Christ” comes out? Good! He is my Life. That’s my joy.

        You’re ‘cracked’ all right, “WP78″. Broken, lost, confused, and miserable, too, obviously. I’ll put your name on a prayer list for ‘deliverance’.

      • WestPoint78

        Yep, Right wing religious nut bag……perfect. And from Oklahoma…it all fits……deliverance, from what? Religious nut bags? I wish…….What did you Aunt have to say about the 58,000 other guys who died in Vietnam? You CAN”T have a triple digit IQ and believe this stuff.

      • WestPoint78

        guess you know all about mental illness, right Ginny? and you know what about the military? what your brother told you? was that before the exorcism with Aunt or after?

    • Valerie Finnigan

      From what I’ve read, it appears he’s getting that now.

  • Rockledge

    5 other Taliban were released from GitMo, last year, as the President searches for ‘Peace in our Time”. In 2013, Taliban was not designated as Terrorist.
    Neville Obama?
    check out: http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/19/world/meast/taliban-us-talks-analysis

  • Angela Brunson

    It prefer to stop the hate, allow this man physical recovery, and pray that all investigation is based on real facts. No stone left unturned by the best investigators. I truly hope Mr. West does read my concerns and ask that there be a thorough researching. I am aware of some problems in the military and it may or may not apply here. It does not matter if the public has made their own choices. Surely you want the whole truth. First, I would like to know just how is this soldier as we have not heard his medical report or seen his physical appearance for sometime. His dad growing a beard and learning the language was a method to relate and maybe keep his son safe. I have relatives in risky places and if it was my child- I would be doing anything if I thought it may keep him safe. I have feelings of a parent and must serve God and allow His guidance.

    • cvr527

      Your analogy about his father growing a beard etc… is deeply flawed. Should a father whose son was captured by the Nazis in WWII become a Nazi to help secure his release? Likewise, should the father of one of the american sailors illegally taken prisoner in international waters by communist North Koreans in the 1968 USS Pueblo incident become a communists sympathizer in order to help secure his son’s release. I say no! Bergdahl was educated by his father and I strongly suspect that he abandoned his post for similar reasons that his illogical and poorly educated father became pro-taliban and advocates for the release of members of the taliban and other militant islamists..

      • Valerie Finnigan

        Did you know that the Taliban strongly frown upon praying while standing and/or turned away from Mecca, which Bob Bergdahl did even on national television? Did you know that the Taliban strongly oppose praying to Jesus, which the Bergdahls do every day, especially on Sundays at their Presbyterian church? Did you know that the Taliban very strongly opposes eating bacon, something Bob Bergdahl has done in my presence?

        What Bob’s been doing strikes me as a case of trying to understand his son’s captors, not to sympathize with them, but to play upon their sympathies.

      • cvr527

        His son, abandoned his post, jeapardized the safety of his unit, sought out the enemy and surrendered to them! What ever they did to him, he deserved! 6 soldiers died as a direct result of his incompetent and foolish behavior! 8 more soldiers died indirectly! It is nice that Bob can eat his f..ing bacon! Those 14 soldiers cant and their families will never be able to share life with them ever again on this earth. I strongly suspect Bob failed to teach his son about being responsible for his actions. One thing is certain Bob doesnt know anything about who the taliban is and what they represent and his ignorance of this is unforgivable. I hope Bowe is convicted and spends a minimum of 20 years doing hard labor at Ft Leavenworth. He should be hung for treason! Btw, you need to take a good hard look at the pics of those 5 taliban. They are hard core killers! and they will kill again!

      • Valerie Finnigan

        But do you know for a fact that he sought out the enemy and surrendered to them.

        Just because I think due process and presumed innocence are important and opposing them is Unamerican doesn’t mean I’m thrilled about the trade.

      • cvr527

        I am a soldier, you are not! Abandoning your fellow soldiers on the battlefield and intentionally going over to the enemy is the worst possible offense a soldier can commit. His unit says he did it, the evidence says he did it, his own actions say he did it, the local afghans say he did it, the taliban says he did it. This would not be the issue that it is if our government officials had not misrepresented him, but not only did they do that, they also set free 5 hideous and evil people in return. The circumstances of this override your considerations. My fellow soldiers have spoken. I trust their word! There is ZERO evidence in existence to lead me to believe they are lying. or that they have a culpable reason to lie.

      • Valerie Finnigan

        Just because I like due process and presumed innocence doesn’t mean I’m happy with this trade.

    • Lester

      Ms Brunson, let me give you some facts. I was a company clerk in the military (among other duties performed) and this case can best be described by what is in the “Morning Report” for the unit this man was assigned to when he left his post. If he did not have authorization to leave the compound, then his status that morning, after roll call, would be absent with out leave (AWOL). If he is gone for more than 30 days, the entry is then adjusted to “Deserter” and he is then subject to immediate detention upon his appearance. If he truly is a deserter, then he should be court-martialed per the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and suffer the consequences of the findings and sentencing of the law judge of the court. Like most Americans, I believed he had been truly captured by the Taliban, until his fellow soldiers stated talking and telling what really happened. The true heroes in this tale is those men who died or were wounded in the line of duty while searching for this man. If he is a deserter, he warrants any sentence handed him, as long as it is not a “white-wash job” set up by the WH to make them look good.

      • Valerie Finnigan

        His initial status after missing roll call was not AWOL, but DUSTWUN, right? While I take it on faith that these fellow soldiers are who they claim to be and are being sincere, they still only present parts of the story. It’s apparent to me that those who have already tried and convicted Bergdahl in the court of their own minds are likely letting anger cloud their good judgement. I think it’s much more prudent to wait until Bergdahl himself speaks. I wouldn’t be opposed to a court martial- that, at any rate, has the best chance of everyone involved saying their piece under oath.

        http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/04/world/middleeast/can-gi-be-tied-to-6-lost-lives-facts-are-murky.html?hp&_r=1

      • Angela Brunson

        Why would he not be charged for a one day awol as after that he was imprisoned and unable to return?

  • Bonita Marie Barnes

    His Father certainly surprised me! I know he loves and missed his son but, his twitters sounds like he has a great fondness for the Tali Ban. For Obummer to have them speak in the rose garden so he could end with his praise to Allah in their languagage and a taliban beard was indecent. Then dumb Obummer gives hugs. Dear God , please save us from the fool in the White House.

  • coyotenose

    It’s interesting how the article cites Fox News as a perpetrator of false information regarding Bergdahl, then repeatedly blames the “liberal media”, who are usually charged with NOT respecting the armed forces and with looking for reasons to discredit them.

  • Chili Choker

    Seeing him with that dammed beard is absolutely disgusting and makes me sick to my stomach. And he doesn’t remember English? LMAO! The deserter should be put in front of a firing squad posthaste!!

    • WestPoint78

      i think you got your name wrong, its more like chicken choker.

      • Danielle Decker Crawford

        Are you not the one who said name calling=low IQ. Boy you are special!

  • notahero2

    Col. West: I never had the privilege of serving under you, but I have met some fellow soldiers who have. They say you would carry a gas can through hell for your troops, and I believe them. You know that our commander-in-chief has given back the entire middle east and we have been under stand down rules of engagement for a long time now, leaving us like sitting ducks. It is just the same as if FDR had told us to stand down at the battle of the bulge, and allowed Hitler to take back all of Europe. Many of us believe it is time to bring our troops home now to defend the United States of America for a change. With the combination of wide open borders, extremely weak foreign policy, and unprecedented executive corruption; you know our country is in imminent danger of attack from without and within. We (deployed military) want the opportunity, not to return to our families, but to re-deploy to forts and bases around the states in order to further guarantee US readiness at home. Morale is at an all time low, and this latest “swap” scheme is a direct insult to every soldier and soldier’s family whose loved one was injured or killed, trying to locate that Taliban sympathizer and deserter. Don’t you find it odd that this “release” came right on the heels of the president’s surprise visit to Afghanistan on Memorial Day weekend? He came to assure us that we would be coming home soon, but it is a lie. They are sending us, with remaining enlistments, everywhere but home. He knows what we know, and he is afraid to bring us home with active status. It’s like we are the prisoners of war now. Now, more than ever, we all have an obligation to fulfill the same oath we have all taken. Sir, you know that our military is the best hope that America has and what needs to be done. We have been wasting time trying to get this to congress for a long time now. Sir, if you will, please assess and formulate. http://www.petition2congress.com/14287/bring-our-military-home/

    • WestPoint78

      you want some knee pads or do just blow everybody and have callus already? Morale is at an all time low since Bush started wars that have taken over 10 years to end. By they way all references to Hitler render you argument irrelevant. Its called Reductio Ad Hitlerum. Logical fallacy. Look it up.

      • Tony Cossio

        Yeah, and what you are doing is clled a strawman and red herring. What does Bush have to do with your President’s failures?

      • WestPoint78

        Bush has everything to do with Obama since he handed him the metaphorical command to the Titanitc AFTER it hit the iceburg. Or do you not remember? All Obama is doing is trying to clean up messes Bush started to INCLUDE the VA. And here’s a news flash for you Tony, he’s your President too. So in your glee to see him fail, you cheer on the failure of America. That’s what you teabaggers just don’t get. We live in the same country. you don’t like what he’s doing? Vote. You don’t have enough votes, get over yourself.

      • Danielle Decker Crawford

        Let put Bush and Obama in front of the troops and give them rocks… I bet I know which one would get stoned.

      • WestPoint78

        Bush must have been stoned or he wouldn’t have done the things he did to ruin the military.

      • Danielle Decker Crawford

        You really are delusional!

      • WestPoint78

        Ask all the parent of the kids who died over there based on a lie what they think? You weren’t in the Army or you’d understand the toll that the last 12 years took on soldiers. And if you were, you were sitting in some office building pushing papers.

      • Valerie Finnigan

        Ask the families of those who died on 9-11, perhaps of my 343 brothers, what they think about your claim that the war in Afghanistan was based on a lie.

      • WestPoint78

        you don’t read very well. I said the the war in Iraq was a lie. Bold Faced. Afghanistan was supposedly over in 2004 with almost no casualties since we did not do much of the fighting and just wanted to push the Taliban out. One problem. It wasn’t over. And by the way, i read a book called 102 minutes and most of you “brothers” died for nothing unfortunately.

      • Valerie Finnigan

        I read books about 9-11 by actual firefighters- people with real knowledge on fire science that they didn’t get from conspiracy theorist sites. The largest structure fire rescue operation in the history of firefighting is not dying for nothing.

      • WestPoint78

        102 minutes was grossly well researched, its not conspiracy book at all. And if you read it you will find that most of the deaths on 9-11 were preventable, except for the few who were killed almost instantly during the initial impacts. Certainly all the firefighters who went in didn’t need to die. there was no way that they were going to put that fire out. IT was a bad combination of arcahic zoing laws, concessions to real estate moguls, lessons learned from the 1993 bombing that all came together in a bad way. People refused to believe the building could collapse. Even AFTER the South Tower collapsed many did not flee the North tower. Very sad.

      • Danielle Decker Crawford

        I know the toll. I know the sacrifice first hand; however, I am female so I probably don’t know the upfront first hand extent of combat operations. Not 11B you are so right. Was I put in situations that were life and death in the desert—Yep! Was I infantry! Nope. Never professed to be. I professed to military knowledge and retirement but you Mr West Point 78 with five years of active duty maybe—-never saw a deployment I am guessing because between 1978 – 1983 not alot going on. You really think you are something because you went to West Point but the fact of the matter is —- you wannabe’s are a dime a dozen and the NCO–the back bone of the Army — is where the strength lines. Further more…I stood beside many family members as they buried their loved ones. Many of them my friends— all of them my comrades!

      • WestPoint78

        Why won’t you answer my question? What did you do iin the military? education and training? LOT’s of dead females Danielle, others badly wounded, like Tammy Duckworth. You castigate West point grads? we lost hundreds of grads in these stupid wars. We lead regardless of the piece of cr#p war that is handed to us or the sniveling little E-2 Admin clerks like you with which we are left to proscute said war.

      • GoneFishing

        All you’re trying to do is excuse this scandal-ridden ‘president’, and true to liberal BS, blame G.W. Bush for nearly 6 years of OhBummer’s tomfoolery and failings. I’m thinking you’re the one needing knee pads.

      • WestPoint78

        Ask the 7000+ dead Amercian Soldiers parents how they feel about Bush sending their kids to die based on a lie. I think your brain went fishing a long time ago and forget to tell the rest of your body.

      • Tony Cossio

        Here is how your logic fails. The VA scandal concerning waiting list IS NEW. The other VA stuff was about claims processing. Try harder.

      • WestPoint78

        You’ve completely missed the point. The VA has been a mess for decades. Nobody tried to pin it on the POTUS as a scandal. And the Congress, slips in after Shinseki is beheaded not a week later and passes laws so that the perps can be fired since they were all protected by law before,makinghtem almost impossible to fire. And meanwhile the Congress is refusing to fund increases to handle the MASSIVE increase in patients due to the wars YOUR jacka## POTUS started. LAst but not least, the notion that Obama is responsible merely since he is POTUS is absurd. Its a 160 billion dollar a year organization with 750000 employees. few if any companies could rival its size and complexity. Its like thinking obama was gonna paracute into Benghazi with an M-4 and rescue Chris Stevens. YOU just don’t know WTF you are talking about Tony.

      • Tony Cossio

        No you missed it. The waiting list scandal happened under Shinsheki, do you deny that? He was fired for THAT, not the other stuff wrong with the VA. You need help, de-brainwashing.

      • WestPoint78

        Shinsecki was lied to by career bureaucrats who he could not fire due to archaic laws passed by Congress. Try firing a govt employee sometime. Shinsecki was a professor when i was a cadet at WEst Point. He’s the best this country has to offer. Very bright, honest and capable. He was used as a scape goat. A week after he’s gone, Congress acts. They are cowards. When shinsecki got there, everything was still being doen by paper and not electronically. An organization that big doesn’t go rogue overnight. And it doesn’t get fixed overnight either, especially when the leadership cant get rid of the problems.

      • Danielle Decker Crawford

        WestPoint78 You may need to get some of those Kneepads for yourself. You must be outta your mind to even compare Obama and Bush. There is no comparison between Bush’s Patriotism and Obama’s Lack of Patriotism. Get a clue and stop hitting yourself with that ring.

      • WestPoint78

        Tell me again Danielle about your military education, training and expertise? None? Then just shut up. And waving a flag around while sending American youth to their deaths all based on a lie is not patriotic. Its called a war crime.

      • Danielle Decker Crawford

        Guess what I am retired military….Not sure what train you thought I dropped off of. You really should stop hitting yourself in the head with that ring. Bet you didnt see that coming did you! Did not teach that at West Point did they.

      • WestPoint78

        yeah, and I’m the King of England.

      • Danielle Decker Crawford

        Believe what you want to believe DD214 to prove it.

      • GoneFishing

        My guess is that the words, ‘arrogant SOB’ will ring true in your ears? I’m happy to oblige, troll.

      • WestPoint78

        name caller, sure sign of a double digit IQ.

      • WestPoint78

        Name calling= low IQ, stunted emotional growth. That why you went fishing? Couldn’t cope with the real world?

      • Danielle Decker Crawford

        Love this comment he professes to be so intellectual but continues to name call, degrade and put down in the same fashion he ridicules. What a wannabe

      • GoneFishing

        Any claims of his own past in anybody’s military are simply unbelievable. And any of his further demands to know your personals should be ignored. A desperate mind takes desperate measures…

      • Danielle Decker Crawford

        Now back to our regularly scheduled program

      • Chubby Freen

        I’d have guessed “Queen”.

      • WestPoint78

        Chubby, that’s short for Fat Pig, right?

      • anoesis

        Y’all stop arguing with WestPoint78. He’s the token plant in this otherwise intelligent, patriotic conversation. He’s not a hair on Mr. Allen West’s backside and the only battle he’s ever fought was trying to get his mother into a different position in the bed. Let him talk. It proves how much he sides with our enemies. He’s as much a traitor as this so called detained against his will soldier.

      • Danielle Decker Crawford

        You have a great point. He’s not worthy!

      • WestPoint78

        i asked you once and you refused to respond, you claim to be retired military Danielle, tell me about your education, training and military occupational specialty. Just what did you do in the military? What rank did you retire at?

      • Danielle Decker Crawford

        Retired as an E8. Ammunition Specialist–Good Old Redstone Arsenal for most of my training, PLDC, ANCOC, BNCOC etc. You really are a disbeliever but hey —- I love my country. I served 20 and retired at 39. I could run circles around those LT’s and CPT—- I taught them. Got my Bachelors and chose to stay Enlisted—Not much for the PC bullshit! Now can I all you the King of England!

      • WestPoint78

        A bullet counter for 20 years…….nice…..while other women were dying and people were doing 5 and 6 combat tours and you never heard a shot fired in anger. Wow…. you must be SO proud. And they made you an E-8? Yeah, see when you are an officer you can’t hide at Redstone either. They would have shipped you out. you made the right choice. Why fight when you can hide, right?

      • Danielle Decker Crawford

        Proud as a peacock. Point of this is your insults are so unfounded and my record speaks for itself. Are you polishing your crown? Or still collecting those exhaust samples? You really are a special kind of stupid but we already knew that!

      • WestPoint78

        20 years in the Army during endless conflict and never heard a shot fired in anger. some record.

      • GoneFishing

        The dipstick @westpoint78:disqus obviously doesn’t respect and has no interest in how you served, your education, etc. His goal was to try to find finger-holds to ridicule and tear you down and set himself on a pedestal. His own self-aggrandizing just makes him look like a dipsh!t, leaving an impression that he simply has other problems and is desperate for something his own inadequacies can’t fulfill.

      • Danielle Decker Crawford

        PS–Never said I was high and mighty you are the one that questioned my ability to have an intellectual conversation asking me my background–education training as it pertains to the military and further more told me to Shut Up! Well I will not be silenced… Now or never!

      • WestPoint78

        there’s no sign of intelligent life here. None. the proof is the way the minute you disagree with anyone here, the name calling and ad hominem attacks start. IMMEDIATELY. That isn’t a sign of intelligence its a sign of IGNORANCE. Peole who have different opinions are not traitors, they see things differently. Period.

      • Chubby Freen

        Only traitors, courageous gay and transgendered soldiers call it that. Which one are you?

      • WestPoint78

        go back to stuffing your face you fat pig. Chubby… we would have had a blast running your dick into the dirt if you’d ever come in the Army.

      • Robert W Rogers

        Get kicked out of WestPoint? That is not what Reductio Ad Hitlerum says. Logical fallacy, but renders nothing irrelevant~ no more that the focus of the phrase is invailidated by your dishonest use of it.

      • WestPoint78

        You cannot use the comparison to anything that inflames like Hitler or Nazism, it the definition of that. Look it. And i got my secret decoder ring, diploma and regular army commission. how about you?

      • Robert W Rogers

        I don’t have to look it up! If you don’t get it even after your hand was called you are a bit slow. RA is a old term -you must be one of us senile fellows.

      • GoneFishing

        Your pretty full of yourself here. Self aggrandizement is defined as vain, petty and exaggerating one’s own importance.

  • Jackie Bush

    Benedict Arnold of the 21st century!

    • Timothy-Allen Albertson

      Johnny Walker Lindh of the later part of the 1st decade of this millennium.

    • Calvinius

      Yes, that’s an excellent description of Allen West.

      Well aside from the fact that Benedict Arnold was actually a skilled soldier before he decided to become a self-serving traitor. Same can’t be said of West.

      • Jackie Bush

        If you don’t like Allen West, then what are you doing on here?!

  • Gene Gilliam

    So true Mr. West. When are you going to tell the whole truth of why you were kicked out of the military or not granted a teaching license in Florida?

    • rudder727 .

      Because rather than be court martialed for psychological torture of a prisoner he resigned. That prisoner by the way held intelligence on a ambush that was planned to kill West and whatever troops he wad with. why don’t you tell the truth about you not posting on Obama fanboi sites after he drone attacks another wedding.

      • WestPoint78

        wrong. The Police Officer they tortured had no credible intelligence. You need to get your facts straight.

    • GoneFishing

      Correction, Gene. Retired, Honorable Discharge with full rank and privileges. We all know facts and details aren’t important to Liberals, but they are. You’d expect no less if it was about OhBummer…we’ll point those out too. ;-)

      • Calvinius

        He was given an honorable discharge and allowed to retire because the Bush administration was happy to whitewash Allen West’s war crimes.

      • GoneFishing

        G.W. Bush had nothing to do with this, Mr. 21,000 comments. The Army, I repeat the ARMY found mitigating circumstances and handled West’s case through a noncriminal proceeding.

      • Calvinius

        Uh-huh, no chance at all that the commander in chief told them to “find mitigating circumstances”, right?

      • GoneFishing

        There’s a reason conspiracy theories are called theories. No matter how dumb they are, there’re those dumb enough to believe in them.

      • namvet

        Kinda sounds like the whitewashing now for Bergdahl.

      • WestPoint78

        Shown the door and told not let it hit him in the ass and he RAN way knowing he should have been court martialed. Nice way to end your career. And then one and done Congressman in a gerrymandered Red district. VERY impressive track record.

    • WestPoint78

      he couldn’t even get a teachng license? But the GOP elected him to Congress. Once.

      • Tommy La Grone

        .u must be a member of the LLBOE…LIBERAL LAME BRAIN OBAMA ENABLERS..

    • Tommy La Grone

      there u go again GENIE…OUT OF THE BOTTLE & talking out your anal orifice…u must be a member of the LLBOE…LIBERAL LAME BRAIN OBAMA ENABLERS..

      • WestPoint78

        Texas State Graduate Tommy, wow…very impressive. I see they accept 80% of the people who apply, so basically if you fog a mirror, YOU”RE IN!! you live in bumf#ck Texas and go to some degree mill school( not sure if you managed to even graduate said instituiton of higher learning) and you have the guts to attack the intelligence of other people? You crack me up.

      • Tommy La Grone

        yes indeed a graduate from a region University in the great state of TEXAS….country as hell and sick of the LIBERAL likes you …and your trying to pass yourself off as what??..a liberal elitist WESTPOINT GRAD..??? ..LOL impressive ..save your breath…I know the difference between right & wrong…so i crack you up ?….you and your kind make me violently ill…so go tell some one who cares..assO

      • WestPoint78

        wow…a college grad. most impressive. Basket weaving major?get used to us “liberals” we own the country now. Own it. better get some tums, you’ll be iin a padded cell in 10 years with an ulcer. Good luck.

      • Tommy La Grone

        You didn’t have to tell me your a LIBTARD…i could tell that by both your arrogance and ignorance….self righteous..deceitful zombies that know what best for the collective….willing to ruin our economy following your FUHRER over the edge…just because STUPID governs our country now doesn’t mean IDEOLOGICAL LIB SCUM will kill off the USA … I have a feeling 2014 will be your WATERLOO ( you will need to Google to comprehend the analogy ) and LIB SCUM”s like yourself will occupy that cell…now that would be A HAPPY ENDING

      • WestPoint78

        See what screwing sheep and cattle in Texas without a condom does to your brain? I think Bush did a great job ruining the economy. Seen the stock market lately? That’s a pretty good indicator and its almost TRIPLED under Obama. Unemployment? cut in half. I know that has to hurt really bad. I’m not a liberal. I’m center of mass. That’s how bat sh#t cray all you teabaggers are. Go get some drugs, get cleaned up and stay away from 4 legged animals. you will heal eventually.

      • Tommy La Grone

        Since you don’t have the guts to use your real name….my new handle for you is ” DIPSHIT” ….and yes……” DIPSHIT” I can see your point concerning unprotected sex with farm animals…if YO MOMMA , would have know the outcome, she would have considered sliding a condom on that DUROC HOG that mounted her before you were conceived…YOU>>>”DIPSHIT”…and as usual when fronted with facts…YOU choose to LIE…spin…deflect… attack….so, if you don’t know the facts i’ll let you make up your own…and let those that will do their own investigation learn for themselves. …PS ….i debated using SNAKE as your new handle since your..low down…slimmy and have no balls.. but at the risk of not being “POLITICALLY CORRECT” didn’t want to offend REPTILES…talk to you soon…”dipshit”

      • WestPoint78

        uh, is there a coherent thought in there? nope…..didn’t think so…..that name calling stuff from somebody who could only graduate college from a degree mill…wow… just really hurts my feeliings……..NOT

      • Tommy La Grone

        I see your responses are becoming smaller and feeble…sort of like your mind.. I will not engaged in a “war of witt” with an unarmed person….I think maybe you need to crawl back under your rock and maybe converse with someone on your level…maybe you can find your = on MORONS.COM

      • WestPoint78

        there is only in t in wit. Like twit…which fits you perfectly. They probably didn’t teach English at your degree mill, so you ignorance is understandable. There is nothing intelligent, funny or witty about you, so how could we battle ( see two t’s when its used as an adjective as in witty, only one when used as a verb or a noun).

      • Tommy La Grone

        WELL AT LEAST YOU WANT TO SPEAK ENGLISH….MOST OF THE ILLEGALS YOUR PRESIDENT WANTS TO LEGALIZE DOWN SOUTH TEXAS CAN’T SPEAK IT OR READ IT….SO MAYBE WE CAN FIND COMMON GROUND ON THIS ONE “DIPSHIT”….MAKING ENGLISH THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF THE USA??? WHAT YA SAY??

      • Tommy La Grone

        WOW..YOUR A GENIUS …YOUR UNDER MY SKIN??….NOT EVEN MY FORESKIN…FOR YOU SEE “Dipshit” I DON’T NEED YOUR PERMISSION….YOUR CONSENT…..YOUR SELF INFLATED DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR…I CAN USE AS MANY T’S AS i CHOOSE….ONLY 1 T IN ” dipshitttt” …YOU SEE WHAT I DID THERE???…..WOULDN’T SHITTT YOU..YOUR MAY FAVORITE..TTTTURD..DIPTTTURD

      • WestPoint78

        You are SO dumb and out of your league that the we wouldn’t even get out of the first inning before the umps called the mercy rule.

      • Tommy La Grone

        lmao…… ” DIPSHIT “.UR SO LAME…OK….LIKE THE CONDOM ” YO MOMMA FAILED TO USE….I’M DISPOSING OF YOU NOW!!! SO GET A JOB…GET OFF THE GOV’T ENTITLEMENT PROGRAMS….GROW A PAIR…. AND BE ALL YOU ARE CAPABLE OF BEING….TRASH COLLECTOR….BATHROOM SCRUBBER…MALE PROSTITUTE….AIM AS HIGH AS YOUR INTELLECT WILL ALLOW…!! YOUR SCREWED…

      • WestPoint78

        “YOUR SCREWED”…its “YOU”RE SCREWED”, with YOU’RE being a contraction of you are. IF this continues, i’m going to have to start charging you tuition, i don’t school numbskull’s for free. All caps…..shouting again, i’m under your skin and in your head aren’t I? Lot of room in your head though, mostly empty space.

      • Tommy La Grone

        coherent…concise and to the point..when the only point you have is on top of your head.!!

      • WestPoint78

        lame…incoherent…..predictable…yawn….

      • WestPoint78

        Another news flash: people in the center and left on this country feel the same way about you fascists. We’re just ignoring you and running the country. We don’t need you. Your opinion doesn’t matter. You are irrelevent. A rounding error the system just doesn’t even see you. Invisible

      • Tommy La Grone

        center of what the road…is that the way to got BRAIN DAMAGED?? thought maybe you got dropped on your head as a baby or consumed lead based paint chips in the ghetto u was brung up in..

      • Tommy La Grone

        HEY “DIPSHIT” WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR ASSOCIATES DEGREE??

      • WestPoint78

        West Point bro……if you tripled you SAT score and doubled your GPA, you could not have gotten admitted. And even then you could not have survived. You’re too whiny. We’d have run you out. No problem.

      • Tommy La Grone

        WEST POINT MY ASS…..lmao !!

      • WestPoint78

        We accept less than 10% of all applicants, toughest school in the country to get into. Then half the class flunks out. So 5% of all applicants ever graduate. You couldn’t carry my dirty laundry you are so out classed. I got more brain power and ability in my little finger nail than you have on your best day. its like the local high school playing the Bronco’s in a football game. No contest.

      • Tommy La Grone

        I see your still lying and spinning your fake credentials…and you do love yourself & are a true “demo cry baby.” …thinking if I cry the loudest.. maybe i’ll get what i want….no use arguing with a OBUTTHOLE BACKER…. your convoluted logic …or maybe it would be like the Denver Broncos playing the Seattle Seahawks…so if the Belleville boot fits….feel free to lace that bitch up and wear it…congrats on your Presidents lack of Military strategy…are you one of his advisers..WESTPOINT78..the 78 must be your IQ

      • WestPoint78

        All this coming from a guy who went to Texas State…..I don’t have to cry The guy i voted for twice is in the White House. He will be followed by a woman for two more terms and white trash like you will be extinct hopefully when its all over.

      • Tommy La Grone

        Not a chance “dipshit” your president’s bungling and signing executive orders to violate the constitution is over and done…with a approval rating lower than your 78 IQ & after true Americans take back the Senate 2014 your president will be summarily IMPEACHED and discarded…Hillary will sell 10000 copies of ” Hard Choices ” and get the message that Americans aren’t buying her lies either…Hillary and her SEXUAL PREDATOR HUSBAND WILL DISAPPEAR FROM THE PUBLIC RIDICULE AND YOU “LIBTARDS” PROVING THAT YOU ARE ONLY CAPABLE OF RUNNING YOUR MOUTH….WILL HAVE A BIG TARGET ON YOUR LOW SLOPING FOREHEADS…SORRY MY WORDS ARE MEAN AND HURTFUL…BUT, I MEANT EVERY WORD OF IT!!

      • WestPoint78

        Right, just like there is no chance a black guy could not only get elected, but re-elected. It s over. Its a done deal. And Liberals are of higher intelligence, the sloped foreheads belong to the neanderthals on the far right. Like you. Who doesn’ know how to use caps lock. With a mail in degree from Texas State, i wouldn’t be pointing fingers at anybody. And you can’t possibly think i give two sh#ts about what you think. Besides, i been thru West Point and some of the toughest schools the military has. You wouldn’t have lasted a day. You’d have been crying for your mommy and sniveling in the corner with your thumb in your mouth. but you knew that, its why you never served.

      • WestPoint78

        Here’s a news flash for you: when it comes to being called names by people with mid double digit IQ, those of us with a brain are immune. We understand your lack of intelligence gives you no way to argue coherently. I couldn’t care less what you think or call me. You are stuck in West Texas living hand to mouth whining and sniveling like a 3 year old child.

      • Tommy La Grone

        YES…. I SEE YOUR SOPHISTICATED…. A REAL BOY AMONG MEN…AND ACTUALLY ” dipshit” .i’M IN THE SOUTH TEXAS eagle ford formation PROVIDING FOR AMERICA’S ENERGY INDEPENDENCE….YOU KNOW THE EVIL FOSSIL FUELS YOUR PRESIDENT IS TRYING TO DISMANTLE…JUST TO LET YOU & YOUR LEFT OF HOWARD DEAN BOZO’S KNOW…WE ARE DOING FINE EVEN AS YOUR PRESIDENT OBOZO TRIES (THROUGH, HIS PEN AND PHONE ) AS HE CAN …TO REGULATE US OUT OF BUSINESS…!! ..THE SAME PLACE ALL THE ILLEGAL ALIEN CRIMINALS HE WANTS TO GIVE BLANKET AMNESTY + DEMOCRATIC VOTES ARE COMING THROUGH

      • WestPoint78

        ah, all caps, when name calling and incoherent thought fail, then shout. Sure sign that you have capitulated (that means you give up, another term you probably didn’t learn at that ivy league college you attended) And when immigration reform is passed, there will be 12 million newly minted democrats which will make them the majority party, they don’t even need the moderates any more. The Dems are going to control the White house for 20 years. maybe more. Its pure simple demographics. And you can whine all day long but it won’t matter. And then floundering, sniveling white trash like you will be in REAL trouble…pounding your head against the wall, stark raving mad….

      • http://batman-news.com Goose10001

        Geezus, you really are an idiot. I am sure, since you have touted multiple times in so many posts, that you are a graduate of West Point and no other person here is worthy of posting comments to someone such as you who served SIX years and I am betting four of those were at West Point. You stud you. What is the matter HannaMontana, staying in the real military a little too much for you? I am curious, because I did read all your posts, when exactly did you graduate from West Point? Oh and just so we are clear, I am well versed in the UCMJ (it may have changed in the last four decades), Art 15’s and Court-martial procedures, as well as taking DA’s to the brig for extended stays. I also know you could whine to your commander Captain, because your feelings were hurt and recommend that hard-working NCO for an Article 15 and your commander most likely threw it in the trash because you displayed a great degree of Dumb Ass, and most likely you exited out after ONLY SIX YEARS because you were passed over for O-4. Crawl back under your rock.

      • HanaMaui

        speaking of rock crawling, look…at…you. YOu know UCMJ so well because you probably got caught screwing cattle regularly at Ft Hood. Another whining enlisted fool. And by the way, you can’t go back to West Point to teach until you have 8-9 years. but you wouldn’t know that would you? You probably don’t even have have college degree or if you did its from some mail order house. Uh, and here’s a news flash, I was a CPT after 36 months, read it and weep. I was the guy handing out the UCMJ. And would have busted your sniveling as# to E-1 with pleasure.

      • http://batman-news.com Goose10001

        Well, I doubt very much O-3 you could have busted this Senior NCO down to an E-1 since you would have had to hand your request to the commander, then it would have been vetted by the JAG, then I would have been given an opportunity to respond, so uh, YOU would have been doing uh nothing but maybe answering the phone in the outer office. It should go without saying and it most likely quite apparent to other legitimate officers and enlisted members of our military reading these posts, why you only managed to stick around for 2 years in uniform. Let us just make this clear as I am a retired NCO with 24 years of active military service, you went to college for four years and then wore the uniform for two years and your biggest accomplishment is you can hand out Article 15’s? Any officer worth his boots will tell you he didn’t get to O-4 by crapping on his NCO’s. Oh wait, now we now. Sit down and be quiet now old man. You lied. You were not a CPT after 36 months. You cannot make grade while attending a military academy and you were barely in long enough after graduating to make the grade.

      • HanaMaui

        you don’t read or add very well do you? Why should i expect anything different from a sniveling outhouse lawyer like you with no college degree. 36 months is 3 years and every fool knows you can’t get time in grade until you are comissioned which is graduation day. But what would you know about graduating from college or West Point? i finished my West Point commitment of 6 years AFTER graduation, got out and made more money in my first year out than i made in 6 years on active duty. Every choice. How F#cking thick are you? Rhetorical question.

  • Eli

    He is a deserter,that left his post and should be put in the stockade,for life.and tried for negligent homicide.

  • marcia

    There was NO REASON for Obama to parade Mr. Bergdahl in front of the country and allow him to televise a speech in Arabic to the Taliban/Afghanis regarding his son’s release! Perhaps Mr. Bergdahl could have spoken ENGLISH and thanked the families and AMERICAN SOLDIERS who lost their lives searching for BOWE BERGDAHL JR. who chose to leave his post!

    • Mike Magro

      Not once has he thanked those who lost his their lives searching for that scumbag traitor of a son he has. He should be kissing their parents, wives, brothers & sisters, and sons & daughters ass.

      • Guest

        ee

      • Calvinius

        Probably because the claim of soldiers being killed searching for Bergdahl is false.

    • Dan Williams

      Perhaps he might fall out of the back end of a C-130 over the middle of the Atlantic and nobody see it happen.

    • GinnyLee

      Amen! Did you notice the smirk on BO’s face, when the nut-job started babbling? He probably knew what he was saying.

  • Adrian A. C. Carswell

    I wouldn’t follow any of these politicians. Past present or future and Alan West don’t ever think you are going to get a free pass. You wrote this book, why aren’t you giving it away for free to your loyal fan base? As a Soldier, I feel that Bergdahl should not get a free pass. He violated every one of his general orders and should be tried under “The Uniform of Military Justice. Oh and by the way, That rapist general that got off should be retried. Wow, There is no one in an uproar about that are they.https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t1.0-9/988424_10152052669055197_3343123465712111828_n.jpg

  • jamin McCoy

    I think they should use some of those N.S.A. taps and see what some of the conversations his father has had and with who over the last five years ??????

    • Saltporkdoc

      NSA doesn’t do that remember? They said so under oath at a congressional hearing! [Sarcasm gushing forth!]

  • Donnasays

    Is a deserter considered a POW?

    • balloonpilot

      No.

    • sandraleesmith46

      Well it didn’t use to be, according to the old UCMJ, but these days, apparently going over to the enemy is now considered “honorable service”.

      • Saltporkdoc

        Don’t forget “distinguished” too.

      • sandraleesmith46

        Yep, you’re right, I did forget that one. Silly me… With “heroes” like that 75 years ago, we’d all be speaking German and Japanese, goose stepping to “sieg heil”…

      • Saltporkdoc

        That’s ok.A couple more years of Obama will have us speaking Farsi and being “very angry about” everything!

      • sandraleesmith46

        NOPE! Not learning Farsi, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, or Spanish either! They can try French, but no guarantees it’ll get the desired result, these days; for that, I speak American English only! Might try tackling Hebrew since it looks like we may be moving to Israel,in the foreseeable future…

      • Saltporkdoc

        I have given thatsome thought too! At least they defend themselves and tand upfor principles!
        As for languages, I struggled enough with French, Latin and German. Farsi and Pashtun are out of the question!

      • sandraleesmith46

        I know! Won’t that be a nice change, for the next millenium?

      • Danielle Decker Crawford

        While lotta bad juju in this whole exchange. He will never be able to reintegrate with the troops. But shoot they will probably hand him a medical retirement and have so many book/movie deals that y does he care it’s very disgusting if u ask me

    • Valerie Finnigan

      He was considered a POW, even promoted twice in absentia. That doesn’t happen to known deserters.

      • Danielle Decker Crawford

        Do you think this should have been the case? Seems to me the facts are coming out now. The hush order lifted because his life is no longer in danger. I’m afraid this is going to end very badly .

      • Valerie Finnigan

        Given how many people seem to want him dead despite all the sacrifices allegedly made to bring him back, I’m not willing to say this guy’s out of the woods yet.

  • J Dubya

    Obama did not negotiate with terrorists at all. He paid FULL retail.

    This wanna-be “emperor” HAS NO CLOTHES.

    • Ohiogunr

      :)

  • nancy janitz

    I believe that “He did Definitely *Desert his post, willingly & according to All Military Forces, That is Considered to be “Desertion!” Plus, six members of his unit were *Killed trying to findHIM!!”

    • Valerie Finnigan

      Wait a minute. Was it six or fourteen?

      • Danielle Decker Crawford

        I’m guessing you will never get a concrete number to much covering up going on

      • nancy janitz

        It Was Confirmed With Photos of the SIX (6) Members of His Unit Posted on Facebook, Including their Names! This AM, It was Also Confirmed on the Morning News In Jacksonville, NC I live near “Camp Lejune Marine Corps Base & All my neighbors are either “Retired, Disabled or Active Duty Marines”!

      • Valerie Finnigan

        Nobody’s denying that those six were KIA. What’s not clear is if they were killed as a result- direct or otherwise- of Bowe’s absence. Meanwhile, other reports are claiming as many as fourteen were lost as a result.

  • Rick Diehl

    Said it before, so let me say it again. West needs to make up his mind, since just a few months ago he was bitching that Obama hadn’t gotten Bergdahl freed. http://allenbwest.com/2013/12/men-obama-left-behind/#c2yHUm3RFEcAmc52.99

    • Danielle Decker Crawford

      I think we could have extracted him without giving up terrorist and to the tune of 5 plus no consult with congress our president has gone rogue

      • NO NAME

        i totally agree with you, however, saying that is much easier then actually doing that. Even though he went about it the wrong way, we still don’t know everything about that trade. Look up some older presidents such as: Ronald Reagan. He did it the right way, but gave up a lot.

    • WestPoint78

      you just play both sides of the coin Rick, call heads AND tails at the same time. Can’t lose. And he has the balls to question the POTUS/CINC from the cheap seats? What a joke.

  • maria

    was the release of the five Taliban Leaders too high a price to pay? Vote here! http://trnk.in/soldier

    • sandraleesmith46

      Is that with or without the millions of dollsrs paid as well?

  • Pete

    SSG Stone
    June 05, 2014 | 11:48 AM

    Maybe you should watch the current POW case on CNN or FOX News. SSG Stone was no hero. What a cover up and scam. No one reported the truth. He was in the wrong place at the wrong time doing the wrong thing. You don’t even know the adultery charges that existed with his German girlfriend of which he went across the unrecognized border on top of high ground to call. We were there and we looked for them. Minimum movement requirement was two gun trucks. All weapons at RED Safe. Total of 6 soldiers with two machine guns and on a specific route. Not two SSG and one SPC in a single vehicle with an unloaded machine gun windows down, drinking a Coke after making a phone call to a German girlfriend. They falsified their departure reports, routes, and status until it all backfired on them and they were caught. They were in an up armored vehicle of which 7.62 AK-47 cannot penetrate. These type of lies never seem to end. Gonzalez got out. Ramirez went to FT Irwin and was peer pressured out because real soldiers knew the real deal, Stone disappeared from the enlisted core for a reason. What a historic tragedy. Please quit believing these were heroes.

  • Mike Reed

    Radical Islamists understand one thing – force. Appeasement never has been successful when dealing with such a ruthless enemy.

  • Hamish Eady

    Radical Islamists comprehend one factor – power. Appeasement never has been effective when working with such a callous opponent.

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  • Raymond Otis Gatter

    By Usama Obama negotiating with terrorists he set a precedent. Then he refused the ransom for Foley. His trade for Bergdahl caused Foley’s death!