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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Apparently we DO negotiate with terrorists.
    Of course we're glad to get this soldier back alive, but not at this cost.
    How many soldiers will these released Taliban kill? How many soldiers will now be hunted for ransom? What other unintended consequences will increase the threat to soldiers because we gave into terrorist demands.



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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Apparently we DO negotiate with terrorists.
    Would you prefer that Sgt. Bergdahl still be captured?
    Have you ever seen the Israelis do the same thing as we just did?
    Are you saying that Reagan/Bush/Bush never did this ?
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    this is a good thing. i can't imagine what he went through. i'm very glad that he is being released.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    This is a good thing. Not only do we get a brave young man back, but we are also sending more people out of Guantanamo.


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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    "Lots more details are still to come on the release of American POW Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan, but this one will be tough to beat: When he got into the helicopter during the transfer, it was too loud to talk, so Bergdahl found a paper plate and wrote "SF?" on the back of it. He wanted to know if, at long last, he was in the company of US Special Forces. When they replied in the affirmative, Bergdahl broke into tears, says a Pentagon official quoted at CNN.

    Bergdahl's parents, meanwhile, issued a statement after receiving the phone call from the White House. "We were so joyful and relieved when President Obama called us today to give us the news that Bowe is finally coming home," they wrote. "We cannot wait to wrap our arms around our only son." And back home in Hailey, Idaho, organizers of a June 28 concert that was to call attention to Bergdahl's plight says the show will go on, reports the Washington Post. Except now, it's going to be "the biggest welcome-home party the country has ever seen," says an organizer."
    How Bowe Bergdahl Learned He Was Free - He broke into tears after finding out he was in the company of US forces


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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    The only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed by the Taliban in exchange for the release of 5 Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said Saturday

    Read more here: http://news.yahoo.com/us-soldier-fre...-politics.html




    I am sure that I join everyone on this forum in wishing this young man and his family and friends the best.
    I think this is wonderful news, especially of course for himself and also his family/parents. They must be over the moon and incredibly happy.

    I think he will need serious mental health support in the near future because he will have suffered physically but he will also have suffered mentally, 5 years of captivity is not easy for anyone.
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    His character assassination is already underway from the American cousins of the Taliban.
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    This is a good thing. Not only do we get a brave young man back, but we are also sending more people out of Guantanamo.
    He's not a "brave young man" or any other kind of hero. He was (apparently) the unit scumbag who got pissed off at his lieutenant and so abandoned his post and ran away from the FOB. He probably has changed a lot since, and I hope he has grown up and become a better person. But this guy doesn't deserve any medals, he deserves to be formally charged.

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper
    His character assassination is already underway from the American cousins of the Taliban.
    By which you mean the people who actually served with him?

    Look. It's good that we got him back. It's bad that we decided to trade five dudes out of Gitmo for him, apparently on the value of their pinkie-swear that they won't go back to Jihad they pretty-promise-with-a-cherry-on-top. We should go after the American citizens who get kidnapped anywhere in the world, and get them back. But that doesn't make anyone stupid enough to wander off their base in Afghanistan by themselves because they are acting like petulant children into heroes. It just makes them American citizens whom we should go get.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    i seriously can't believe that anyone is making this political.

    seriously. the guy was a POW for five years. just be happy that he's coming home.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Exchanging prisoners during war has been a long time practice for over 2,000 years.

    Nothing wrong with it.
    Glad we got him back, but didn't we in effect trade five generals for a private?
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