Bowe Bergdahl - Hero or ???

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    Bowe Bergdahl - Hero or ???

    Fellow soldiers call Bowe Bergdahl a deserter, not a hero


    Amazingly enough, this quote is from CNN

    Fellow soldiers call Bowe Bergdahl a deserter, not a hero - CNN.com


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    I don't know what he is other than not real smart.
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    What is anyone saying he did that was heroic? All I ever heard was that he was taken prisoner, and that there were even questions about that.
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    Who or what he is appears questionable at this point.

    One way or another, he should not have been traded for terrorists.

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    I was kinda wonderin what it was that made him a hero too! I didn't think walking off your post counted..

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    His father with the beard that would make Karl Marx blush says he hasn't attempted communication with his son because he's like a deep sea diver who can't "come up too fast". As if the Army tried to sweep the affair under the rug, his closest comrades signed a non-disclosure agreement, but some are speaking out anyway.
    "I don't think I could have continued to go on without being able to share with you and the people the true things that happened in this situation," Korder said Monday. "Because if you guys aren't made aware of it, it will just go on, and he'll be a hero, and nobody will be able to know the truth."
    His rear end is going to get court martialed (courted martial?) as it should be.
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    Maybe they wanted him back to be made an example of.

    As it should be. He should be stood against a wall for desertion in a time of war.
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    News reports are less than flattering.
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    If this is the new face of what a "Hero" is then all real "Hero's" all over the USA and World for that matter should revolt .

    How dare anyone say he is a Hero ..............................All my comments are based on todays news and i hope i am wrong on all counts .

    If he left his post he should go to a US prison . Every American soldier or citizen is now a target for more captures(s)
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    Forget the word HERO,let's see what the investigation comes up with re the circumstances of his capture.
    The quote from an alleged member of his unit needs to be verified.
    If he deserted he is NOT a hero. But if he was just stupid and got captured that's different.
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    Hero. Not in my book. He left his post and put his fellow soldiers in danger. Most likely AWOL, maybe even a deserter. Now, by negotiating with terrorist we have put all Americans in danger. This could well be the biggest blunder we have made.

    One AWOL soldier is worth five enemy leaders. At least now we have a path to close GITMo. Capture 12 US citizens and trade each of the for five GITMO prisoners. Poof, GITMO is closed.
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    I don't know what to believe yet. I suspect the guys he served with are going to be the best and most accurate source.

    I know anything that comes from the Jay Carneys of the world can be immediately dismissed.
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    Here's the best read on Bergdahl out today.

    Key line: "Bergdahl was a deserter, and soldiers from his own unit died trying to track him down."

    The article's written by a guy who served in that unit, and looks like a trustworthy accounting. I've seen nothing thus far that would contradict this version of events.

    My take on this is that we shouldn't leave any of our people in al Quaeda's hands. To this point, he was the only POW we had in that theater and this takes a bargaining chip away from the bad guys. It's worth it, in my estimation, to further clear out Gitmo and save the expense of housing and feeding them. And none of this changes because Bergdahl was a deserter. People crack under the stress of combat and do weird things. Like that guy who went out and shot up a house full of people.

    This has happened in every major war. Soldiers crack, do loopy things. This guy figured he'd hike to India. But we put a uniform on him and dropped him in the middle of that mess, and so we're responsible for getting him home. Now he'll have to answer for his AWOL charges. At the very least he's going to get a dishonorable - which, as some people know, is very bad. No GI loans, no Tri-Care or VA benefits, no service-connected benefits, no nothing. It's like you never served at all.
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    Hero is a word used too often these days. Even if he was captured from his post and was not a deserter, what did he do heroic? Looks like he just lived until he was given back. Being a hero takes actions above and beyond in my eyes.
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