Susan Jones reports for CNS News that last Tuesday, June 3, 2014, while he was in Poland (and working out in Warsaw’s Marriott Hotel – see above GIF), Obama was asked about swapping U.S. Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl for five dangerous Taliban terrorists.
“This is what happens at the end of wars. That was true for George Washington, that was true for Abraham Lincoln, that was true for FDR. That’s been true of every combat situation, that at some point, you make sure that you try to get your folks back. And that’s the right thing to do.”
Obama also said it doesn’t matter how Bergdahl ended up with the Taliban:
“But let me just make a very simple point here, and that is — regardless of the circumstances — whatever those circumstances may turn out to be — we still get an American soldier back if he’s held in captivity — period, full stop. We don’t condition that. And that’s what every mom and dad who sees a son or daughter sent over into war theater should expect from, not just their commander in chief, but the United States of America.”
But Bergdahl isn’t just a deserter.
Bowe Bergdahl is a traitor.
James Rosen reports for Fox News, June 6, 2014:
U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl at one point during his captivity converted to Islam, fraternized openly with his captors and declared himself a “mujahid,” or warrior for Islam, according to secret documents prepared on the basis of a purported eyewitness account and obtained by Fox News.
The reports indicate that Bergdahl’s relations with his Haqqani captors morphed over time, from periods of hostility, where he was treated very much like a hostage, to periods where, as one source told Fox News, “he became much more of an accepted fellow” than is popularly understood. He even reportedly was allowed to carry a gun at times.
Fox News also says Bergdahl was the subject of a “major classified file” prepared by the U.S. intelligence community, and that many members of that community harbored concerns that Bergdahl, during his period of captivity, may have engaged in collaboration with the enemy.
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