The official story is that Bowe Bergdahl was “captured” by the Taliban, but is that true?
From The Daily Mail, June 7, 2012:
New questions surround the disappearance of an American soldier who was captured by the Taliban after an email that he sent to his parents hints that he was so disappointed with the American mission in Afghanistan that he may have defected.
Shortly before he disappeared three years ago, Bowe Bergdahl told his parents he was ‘ashamed to even be American’ and was disgusted with the Army, according to emails quoted in Rolling Stone magazine.
Bergdahl, a 26-year-old Army sergeant from Hailey, Idaho, was taken prisoner on June 30, 2009, in Afghanistan.
The military has never detailed circumstances of his disappearance or capture, and he is not classified as a deserter.
He was initially listed as ‘duty status unknown’ and is now considered ‘missing-captured.’
He is the only U.S. prisoner of war from the Afghanistan conflict, and U.S. officials say they are actively trying to free him. The White House declined comment on the emails or Bergdahl’s possible motivation for leaving his base in eastern Afghanistan in 2009.
The Rolling Stone article, to be published Friday, also quotes other soldiers and associates of Bergdahl’s as saying that he had talked about walking to Pakistan if his deployment was ‘lame’ and that shortly before his disappearance he had asked whether he should take his weapon if he left the base.
Friends and other soldiers describe a survivalist mentality, and Bergdahl’s father, Bob, told the magazine that his son was ‘living in a novel.’
‘The future is too good to waste on lies,’ one email reads. ‘And life is way too short to care for the damnation of others, as well as to spend it helping fools with their ideas that are wrong.
‘The US army is the biggest joke the world has to laugh at. It is the army of liars, backstabbers, fools, and bullies.
‘The few good (sergeants) are getting out as soon as they can, and they are telling us privates to do the same.’
The emails were provided to the magazine by Bergdahl’s family in Idaho, which has gone public with its own discontent with U.S. efforts to free their son. There is no way to authenticate the emails.
Some of Bergdahl’s reported words read like a suicide note.
‘I am sorry for everything,’ he wrote. ‘The horror that is America is disgusting.’
Then I see Obama using his parents in a photo-op a few minutes ago, and his old man was speaking Pashtun (or something) and mentioned that he would have trouble speaking English. Seriously? What does that mean? Did John McCain forget how to speak English when he was the Hanoi Hilton? I know, I know that he had other Americans with him in captivity, but just saying …
If that email is genuine, I guess I can see why Obama would be delighted to see this guy back here since they share the same point of view about our country.
Also, why are we negotiating with the Taliban and giving up detainees?