Hero or Deserter?
by HMJC
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Let me predicate this by I am glad that an American is not in the hands of the Taliban however; the immediate response upon his release has shed light that this cat may have not been a "hero" by any means of a definition.

If in fact this is true it further sheds light on the complete ineptness of this administration and its consistent attempt to hail anything as a foreign policy success.

Desertion during time of war is considered to be one of the most egregious acts of cowardice and is a kick in the gut to anyone in the military that has fought along side one another.

I very interested in how the administration spin doctors are going to sell this one. Granted, we should never leave our military in the hands of the enemy however; touting his release as another success is laughable at best. Furthermore it is complicit to have our president hail a deserter as a hero when lives were lost due to his acts of cowardice. I will also tell you something else; if you have never been in a combat situation depending on your left and right to have your six; YOU DON'T KNOW; PERIOD!!! If the allegations are convoluted and he was in fact a captive he should receive a hero's welcome. If he is a deserter he needs to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the UCMJ and made an example of how deserters are dealt with. Harsh? maybe, but I take nothing back.


http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/bowe-bergdahl-released/not-everyones-hero-soldiers-question-bowe-bergdahls-bravery-n120051?gt1=43001


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JimmyMack commented on Monday, Jun 02, 2014 at 16:51 PM

Hi HMJC> I have never been in Combat but I can sympathize with your concerns regarding Bergdahl. I think more and more will come out and maybe we should hold our fire until the final story. I offer up this piece for consideration.

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/bowe...

JimmyMack commented on Monday, Jun 02, 2014 at 17:35 PM

On a lighter side; the most I can tell from the films of the Bergdahl family is that the mom, Jani, is a HOTTIE!!!

Sheran commented on Tuesday, Jun 03, 2014 at 19:22 PM

HMJC, your military not me so how do you read into this:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/bowe-be...

HMJC commented on Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014 at 08:14 AM

Although I do not agree with most viewpoints that disparage America, in this case there are some mitigating circumstances.

I would like to think that This is a Father trying to do whatever he can to secure the release of his Son. However; there seems to be some gray areas in his posts that allude that his Son may have come by his disillusionment "honestly"...

At the risk of contradicting my original post; I do get being willing to do whatever it would take to get my Son home. With this said, I still do not concur with blaming the "system" for his Son's demise.

My point with my original post was pointed more at the administration whitewash trying to portray the circumstances surrounding his "capture" and labeling Bergdaghl as a hero needing rescued.

The reality is that his Family is not going to care less as long as he is home and I get that. I do still feel that a legitimate inquiry needs to be conducted and if misconduct is discovered; he still needs to be held accountable for his actions. Anything less than that dishonors those that stand and fight alongside each other.

Sheran commented on Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014 at 19:40 PM

HMJC, guess all hell is fixing to meet a deserter!

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-cana...

sebekm commented on Thursday, Jun 05, 2014 at 16:40 PM

This administration is completely "tone deaf" to all things military. They use the military as props when it serves their political ends. Veterans and the military know what the deal is.

The said thing about all of these recent scandals is that they didn't happen during Obama's FIRST term. If the American people would have seen what a bunch of bungling boobs this administration really is, I have no doubt that the adults would be running our foreign policy right now.

I never thought I'd agree with Bill Clinton on anything, but he was right:

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/0...

2016 can't come fast enough.

HMJC commented on Friday, Jun 06, 2014 at 08:29 AM

AMEN


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