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    re: Former POW Bergdahl set to return to active duty [W:159]

    I do - mostly our government - since they routinely lie to us.

    The soldiers that called him out, that called his integrity into question, they have not lied to me - our government most definitely HAS.

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    re: Former POW Bergdahl set to return to active duty [W:159]

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    I do - mostly our government - since they routinely lie to us.

    The soldiers that called him out, that called his integrity into question, they have not lied to me - our government most definitely HAS.
    That's what governments do to the people, forever. Or did you think that was just a democratic tactic?
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    re: Former POW Bergdahl set to return to active duty [W:159]

    It was predicted. In Obama new politically correct army, abandoning your post in combat and surrendering to the enemy is now considered to be "serving with honor and distinction."

    Who wants to bet that Obama awards Bergdahl with the POW Medal ?

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    re: Former POW Bergdahl set to return to active duty [W:159]

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    First of all, that's not nearly long enough to recover sufficiently from that long in captivity.

    Second, the investigation isn't over...nor should it be.

    I would consider this guy a danger and security risk until proven otherwise.
    Innocent before guilty, not the other way around.

    I've been defending this guy since the story came out and people started asking for him to be shot (I mean really? Let's shoot American soldiers! Because god knows they aren't being shot at enough...).
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    re: Former POW Bergdahl set to return to active duty [W:159]

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    It was predicted. In Obama new politically correct army, abandoning your post in combat and surrendering to the enemy is now considered to be "serving with honor and distinction."

    Who wants to bet that Obama awards Bergdahl with the POW Medal ?
    I won't bet but I'll safely say he will give him the medal.
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    re: Former POW Bergdahl set to return to active duty [W:159]

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I believe the Army, who put him back on active duty instead of prosecuting him.
    Wow, why on earth would you? Do you seriously believe the Army is going to go against the POTUS?

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    re: Former POW Bergdahl set to return to active duty [W:159]

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    Innocent before guilty, not the other way around.

    I've been defending this guy since the story came out and people started asking for him to be shot (I mean really? Let's shoot American soldiers! Because god knows they aren't being shot at enough...).
    Nothing WCH said did not take into account Bergdahl's right to an assumption of innocence rather than guilt. But given the seriousness of the situation under investigation it is safe to assume that he (Bergdahl) is operating under certain restrictions. Medical and otherwise. In the matter of a court martial investigation this is par for the course.

    While you were responding to something WCH did not actually say, you did not address the contention that Bergdahl is supposed to be "recovered" after five years in captivity. In the span of a couple of months. Which is ridiculous and does at least pose obvious questions about this announcement, in many thoughtful and skeptical minds. Specifically if this seemingly premature announcement is just more use of Bergdahl as a tool of political narrative and focus, for obviously political motives.

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    re: Former POW Bergdahl set to return to active duty [W:159]

    I worked for our government, was a part of a local government, and had great faith in our government -until the last 5 years.

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    That's what governments do to the people, forever. Or did you think that was just a democratic tactic?

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    re: Former POW Bergdahl set to return to active duty [W:159]

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    I worked for our government, was a part of a local government, and had great faith in our government -until the last 5 years.
    Yes, famous last words from many after the Bush administration was over.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    re: Former POW Bergdahl set to return to active duty [W:159]

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    So it turns out that investigators did not press AWOL charges against him, and from previous stories that he frequently left the base to take hikes, and then came back each time, it turns out that the accusations against him from many pundits here were unfounded. So why the firestorm over the trade to get him back? We don't leave our own in the hands of the enemy, whether or not they were AWOL, but it seems that some here were very willing to do that, whether or not Bergdahl had been AWOL or not. What the hell is happening to us if we are willing to throw our soldiers into the garbage over allegations, even before an investigation shows the evidence was not enough to put Bergdahl on trial? So we traded 5 Taliban members for Bergdahl - I call that a good trade. Bergdahl is one of ours, and we don't leave ours behind to rot on the battlefield, or in the prisons of the enemy. That is the American way.

    Article is here.
    The investigation was conducted outside Bergdahl's chain of command, which means it was an illegal investigation. Whoever ordered the investigation excercised unlawful command authority.
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