Prisoner of War: SGT Bowe Bergdhal - Leave No Soldier Behind Mr. President

The Associated Press has reported an offer by the Afghanistan Taliban who purportedly has held the only American Soldier POW in captivity since 2009; to trade him for 5 GITMO prisoners.

Sgt. Bergdahl as been in captivity since 2009.  Incident reports at the time described that Sgt. Bergdahl was kidnapped while unarmed, in a latrine, while on his own base.  An alert was issued at the time to be on the look out for a white van.  Since his captors claimed responsibility for his abduction; the Geneva Conventions have not been adhered to, no one has seen him, examined him or interviewed him from the international community, Red Cross, or even negotiators.


A few photos and a video were released several  years ago as the only, scant proof of life for us to examine.

I have a working comprehension of the sensitivities involved with hostage negotiations and the adverse policy to POW exchanges as an excuse to kidnap more Americans as currency for trade.

In this particular case, we can only surmise the level of psychological torture and erosion of mental sanity an extended length of captivity a human can endure or what he must do to survive, mentally and physically.

Publicity does not help the Sgt. Bergdahl negotiation in influencing his captors.  It actually increases his propaganda value.  Neither do the detractors who say; "let him rot, he is a deserter, he belongs with his people".  

Accusing a POW of desertion and consorting with the enemy does not negate or trump the sacrosanct tradition that Americans leave no soldiers behind.  If he did indeed commit a crime, then he will be punished for it by us, under our system of justice, not the Taliban's. 

So, what can we the American public do, if we so choose to attempt to secure the release of one of our Soldiers from his captors?

Pressure your Congressional and Senate representatives.  

If the Obama Administration, have exerted all the power, prestige, might, and intellectual stamina to secure the release of the one and only American POW we know of since 2009; then they have come up way short.

Imagine the psychological torture of a POW being told that he has been abandoned by his government and his fellow countrymen.

Imagine, when they show him the news at Benghazi, the scandals, and other degenerative events taking place, and show him that his name is not in one publication or cable news casts since his capture.

Imagine, how his captors are trying to convert him, turn him to their side, to get him to deny the country and people, that have turned their backs on him.

The bottom line is this.  With all of our technology, boots on the ground, intelligence networks; we are led to believe all of our resources have been out witted, out maneuvered, and out played, by an innocuous group with none of what we have. 

Every American combat soldier is infused with the knowledge and core belief that if captured he is to keep true faith with his fellow prisoners, try to escape if can make it, and do everything he can to stay alive, secure in the knowledge, that his Commander's are doing everything they can to get you back.

It is not beyond reason to surmise the US Government could have mounted an effective rescue or quietly offer to for his release long ago.

It is evident, that there are elements in the Obama Administration who oppose a  swap or ransom payment or military rescue.

We are left  to conclude, Sgt. Bergdahl has been abandoned by the Obama Administration, because the Military I grew up in would never stop trying to retrieve a soldier officially designated a Prisoner of War.

I support a well planned, tightly executed operation to engage in a  prisoner swap in keeping with the rules of war, in this particular case, with this particular POW, and accept all of the weighted consequences, intended and unintended, to include dismissing his detractors,  to get him back.

It's about Honor, What say you?

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Comment by Jo Ann Cornwall on July 4, 2013 at 7:36pm

I tried to watch the video Lewana, I just got to where he started cutting on him, I couldn't watch it, it was so bad I deleted it. 

Comment by MAK on July 4, 2013 at 6:08pm

THE SAVANT HATES this country and is frightened of the military is here to suck it dry

Comment by June Gagnon on July 2, 2013 at 7:49pm

Do we have any "connections", there, who might have seen him recently?  If so, get their input and send in a Seal Team, or someone, who can get the job done!

Comment by Vernon Rice on July 2, 2013 at 3:45pm

OBAMA IS LESS THAN A HUMAN. ANY HUMAN HAS AT LEAST AN OUNCE OF COMPASSION AND OBAMA HAS ABSOLUTELY "NONE." THE ONLY THING HE CARES ABOUT IS OBAMA. WHAT HE CAN STEAL, CHEAT OR FLEECE HONORABLE PEOPLE OUT OF. GIVE HIM A PODIUM AND A MICROPHONE AND HE PRETENDS TO BE SOMEONE, WHEN IN REAL LIFE ALL HE IS JUST ONE BIG "POS."  HE DESERVES TO BURN IN HELL, AND I WILL BE HAPPY TO LIGHT THE FIRE. 

Comment by Gene Szymanski on July 2, 2013 at 11:54am

I also have to wonder if the Sgt. is still alive?

Comment by A_Nobody on July 2, 2013 at 11:47am

Obozo doesn't give a tinkers damn about any American, especially military.

Comment by Andrew on July 2, 2013 at 11:16am

if we are given verifiable proof that Sgt Bergdahl is still alive, make that swap immediately !!!

Comment by David Haddaway on July 2, 2013 at 8:41am

I would trade everyone in Gitmo  to get him back and kill 2 birds with one stone

Comment by X-Beast on July 2, 2013 at 12:48am

Sadly I seriously doubt if SGT Bergdhal is still alive. The Muzzies aren't known for keeping prisoners alive for very long.

Comment by Jo Gonzalez on July 1, 2013 at 11:20pm

Human life to Obama is nothing, the Communist mantra allows for "loss" , a human life is nothing in the Grand Scheme of Things.   I fear many, many lives are going to be lost, exterminated, in one way or another, before this is over.

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CONFUSION:   Pelosi Says Constitution Spells Out ‘Two Co-Equal Branches’ Of Government

No Nancy. No.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi must be taking night classes at the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez School of Government.

Pelosi, the 79-year-old third-highest ranking official in the U.S. government, was speaking to the Center for American Progress today when she mistakenly said there are “two co-equal branches” of government, before correcting herself to say there are three.

Watch:

“First of all, let me just say, we take an oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States,” Pelosi said.

“Democrats take that oath seriously, and we are committed to honoring our oath of office. I’m not sure that our Republican colleagues share that commitment, and I’m not sure that the president of the United States does, too,” she claimed.

“So, in light of the fact that the beauty of the Constitution is a system of checks and balances— two co-equal branches— three co-equal branches of government,” she corrected with a laugh.

“A check and balance on each other,” she continued. “Con— Constitution spells out the pri— pa, uh, the duties of Congress and one of them is oversight of the president of the United States, another one of them is to impeach the president of the United States,” Pelosi said.

In November, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rallied supporters on Facebook to pitch in and help Democrats take back “all three chambers of Congress.”

“…the Progressive movement works and it wins in all districts…If we work our butts off to make sure that we take back all three chambers of Congress– three chambers of government…,” she said during the virtual appearance.

She clarified that she meant the “presidency, the Senate and the House.”

According to the Constitution, the three branches of government are the legislative, executive and judicial.

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