wasn't merely a regurgitation of some garbage written by little Guy Benson over at Townhall.com. I got the idea that you were Guy Benson.
This is an example of how Google can mess you up. I noticed the expression "contradictory parsing" in that OP. I'm a professional copyeditor and it struck me as a bizarre collocation, so I searched on it. If you leave out a few quirky pages, it's found twice: in Benson's blog post and in yer OP. I couldn't understand why Benson would be spending his time posting so much in this forum, but then I noticed he went to Northwestern and that yer located in Chicago. I put two and two together and got five.
Anyway, we're obviously never going to agree on this. But yer doing yerself a disservice listening to nerdy little you-know-whats like Guy Benson. "Contradictory parsing"? What the hell is that? He can't think and he can't write. His mind works in one direction: political hackery. He doesn't care about men like you fighting in the field to defend the lives and interests of innocent civilians. He's a DC nerd hired to play games deceiving people.
Bergdahl comes across to me as a flake. I think we can agree he didn't belong in that forward post with other men depending on him in a very high-risk environment. But in the end, I see him as a rather sad figure, someone who didn't fit in.
Did you want us to hold these militants, these terrorist killers, down there in Cuba forever? It's a war. It's wrapping up. Do you want us to fight it for another thirteen years?
Why is Vietnam no longer a problem? Because we got our military forces out of there and allowed the government to evolve into what you've also got in other formerly communist nations like China and Russia — a rather brutal oligarchy that is content to build wealth through unregulated capitalism.
Who knows how things will evolve in Egypt and Iraq and Pakistan and some of these other places? I'd say we should do what we can to help them establish a political and legal framework that can raise their per capita incomes and education and healthcare, etc, out of the Middle Ages. Then they can buy our financial services and high-tech manufacturing and we can all get along a little better.