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    Re: Bowe Bergdahl, once missing U.S. soldier, charged with desertion

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Only it isn't. Republicans want to lynch Obama for doing what they asked be done. The proof is in their words. Not parsing what you think they said.
    Republicans asked Obama to bring home what they believed to be one of our brave fighting men who had been captured by the enemy while in the line of duty, not some coward who sneaked away in the dead of night, deserted his post, abandoned his comrades and sought out the enemy.

    How stupid do you think the members of this forum are?

    Everyone in America, not just Republicans, were lied to by the Administration. We were all led to believe that the president was trading those 5 dangerous, high level Taliban terrorists to save the life of a military hero who was taken prisoner while risking his life in service of the nation... With the exception of those who have OD'd on the Kool-Aid, this is common knowledge.

    Your attempt to paint Republican's as dishonest, politically motivated hypocrites who sand-bagged Obama is a lie.... A lie that you not only knowingly and willingly used to attack the right, but continued using even after you were called out and your lie was exposed.

    If that's not the definition of both pathetic and despicable, then I don't know what is.

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    Re: Bowe Bergdahl, once missing U.S. soldier, charged with desertion

    Quote Originally Posted by keymanjim View Post
    I would like to see where anyone wanted your obama to trade 5 top level terrorists for this traitor.
    My Obama? I don't own him. What do you think was meant by "exchanging them"?

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    if exchange was one of them, I think that would be something I think we should seriously consider.
    Obama considered it and went ahead. Congress criters didn't like it.
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    Re: Bowe Bergdahl, once missing U.S. soldier, charged with desertion

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    Republicans asked Obama to bring home what they believed to be one of our brave fighting men who had been captured by the enemy while in the line of duty, not some coward who sneaked away in the dead of night, deserted his post, abandoned his comrades and sought out the enemy.
    Yep, and their tune changed once other members of his unit came forward and he was already here.

    Everyone in America, not just Republicans, were lied to by the Administration.
    I'm going to wait until you can show some evidence of this. I can wait, but you won't post it. As for the rest of your post, tl/dr.
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    Re: Bowe Bergdahl, once missing U.S. soldier, charged with desertion

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Don't know that anyone must have known anything. What I do know is what everyone else knows for sure. That there were missions that went to look for Berghdal almost immediately after he went missing. That there are 5 years of quotes where the administration as well as many congress critters called for his return. And that Obama did everything he could to bring the guy back only to be flogged publicly by people who wanted just that. In either case, it's irrelevant to the matter at hand. if Berghdal really did something heinously illegal, he should be convicted for it. Leaving him in Afghanistan when members of his unit admit that it made them unsafe is simply not acceptable.
    If you're POTUS and you've got advisers helping you as you contemplate the deal, then you certainly have advisers contemporaneously telling you that his fellow soldiers are calling him a deserter.
    If you go through with it anyway then there's something else going on.
    Getting him out so he doesn't harm troop safety doesn't wash since he was captive for 5 years and part of the charges were that he had already helped the Taliban.

    If you have 5 years of quotes from those people showing they also knew then that there was a helluva possibility that Bergdahl was a deserter and they wanted to bring him home anyway then, yeah, they're either hypocrites or terminally corrupt.
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    Re: Bowe Bergdahl, once missing U.S. soldier, charged with desertion

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    If you're POTUS and you've got advisers helping you as you contemplate the deal, then you certainly have advisers contemporaneously telling you that his fellow soldiers are calling him a deserter.
    Good stuff, your assumptions don't matter much here. I know what you know, that the soldiers only came forward in June. Do you have evidence of anyone saying something different before he was brought? For your assumption to work, it relies on the position that the soldiers were coming forward with this before he was brought back. Were they? Where is the evidence?
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    Re: Bowe Bergdahl, once missing U.S. soldier, charged with desertion

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    My Obama? I don't own him.
    I'm not taking responsibility for that traitorous scumbag.
    Just a little protip for you, don't send your obama to market with the family cow. The beans he trades it for will not grow into a giant beanstalk.
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    Re: Bowe Bergdahl, once missing U.S. soldier, charged with desertion

    Quote Originally Posted by keymanjim View Post
    I'm not taking responsibility for that traitorous scumbag.
    Just a little protip for you, don't send your obama to market with the family cow. The beans he trades it for will not grow into a giant beanstalk.
    You don't have to. It doesn't make him property. Now, do you have anything to comment on the subject or is this where you're airing out your feelings?
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    Re: Bowe Bergdahl, once missing U.S. soldier, charged with desertion

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Yep, and their tune changed once other members of his unit came forward and he was already here.



    I'm going to wait until you can show some evidence of this. I can wait, but you won't post it. As for the rest of your post, tl/dr.




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    Re: Bowe Bergdahl, once missing U.S. soldier, charged with desertion

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Good stuff, your assumptions don't matter much here. I know what you know, that the soldiers only came forward in June. Do you have evidence of anyone saying something different before he was brought? For your assumption to work, it relies on the position that the soldiers were coming forward with this before he was brought back. Were they? Where is the evidence?
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    Michelle Malkin | Questions about the reported abduction of Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl; Update: Reports of desertion mounting

    There were rumors about this guy being a deserter long before the deal was struck, and certainly the president had to be aware of them also. Unless, he just read about it in the morning paper--which seems to be the way he gets most of his information...

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    Re: Bowe Bergdahl, once missing U.S. soldier, charged with desertion

    I'm not sure why Bergdahl being a deserter, in the end, really matters. He's still our soldier.
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