Marine Sgt. Bergdahl’s release has been secured. The trade was for the top Taliban leadership. There seems to be multiple “central” issues in no particular order (and there may be more).
1. Bringing an American POW home
2. Planned disertion
3. “Game-changing” negotiating with terrorists
4. Bypassing Congress and violating the law
It seems Sgt. Bergdahl allegedly converted to Islam, declared Jihad in 2010 and was seen shooting AK-47s with his “captors”. Now none of us know what we would do, or if we would do anything differently if in captivity for 5 years. His father praised Allah at the White House during the President’s press conference as well. Does this matter if he is Muslim? We simply do not have enough information yet to make determinations as to what might or might not have been appropriate.
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