‘Is this soldier a traitor or not?’ Glenn reacts to the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

After nearly five years in captivity, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been released and is back in United States custody. The Taliban agreed to turn over Bergdahl in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from Guantanamo Bay. The transfers were agreed upon after a week of negotiations mediated by Qatar, which will take custody of the Afghans.

President Obama said Bergdahl’s recovery “is a reminder of America’s unwavering commitment to leave no man or woman in uniform behind on the battlefield.” But many on Capitol Hill have questioned the legality of Bergdahl’s release in exchange for terrorists.

As TheBlaze reported, Republican leaders condemned the Obama Administration, saying the President broke the law by going forward with the exchange without giving Congress 30 days notice. 

Furthermore, there are questions over the circumstances in which Bergdahl was captured. Shortly before he went missing on June 30, 2009, the soldier sent his parents emails saying how he was disillusioned with the war and “ashamed to even be an American.” It remains unknown whether Bergdahl was captured or deserted.

Just days before his son was released, Bergdahl’s father Robert allegedly tweeted and subsequently deleted a bizarre message that further muddies the water:

On radio this morning, Glenn reacted to Bergdahl’s release and the Obama Administration’s actions. Given the conversations he has had with veterans like Marcus Luttrell and others, Glenn couldn’t help but wonder how most soldiers would feel about being released in exchange for five terrorists that men and women gave their lives to capture.

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  • Anonymous

    A HUGE Beard ?

  • flopadopilus

    I don’ understand why we gave them 5 or one, but Obama hasn’t made sense to me yet, so carry on!

  • Anonymous

    I’d bet you anything the father has converted to Islam.

  • Anonymous

    Unfortunatey you have a weak president!

  • queenslaby

    President lied again… He left men behind in Benghazi. does he ever think before he opens his mouth?

  • Jim Delaney

    Breaking the Law is epidemic in this Regime and it infects the entire federal apparatus. Obama is pushing the envelope as far as he can, and, so far, he’s been getting away with it with absolute impunity. No one will stop him. We’re finished as a nation of laws.

  • Anonymous

    Was it an even exchange, meaning the 5 Gitmo prisoners for Bergdahl, or did we have to add something to “sweeten” the deal, like money or other conditions? The complete agreement between the U.S. and Qatar/Taliban/Haqqani needs to be made public.
    And what happened to no negotiating with terrorists?

  • https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bubba-Gump/250906834927021?ref=hl Bubba Gump

    If what I have read is correct (He abandoned his post, left his weapon behind) Then Bergdahl can spend the next 20 years in military prison for desertion. And WTF his father embracing the Muslim culture during his captivity? Obama is a Muslim sympathizer and deserves impeachment. The Taliban has claimed victory…hell yeah 5 of the worst human beings on the face of this planet for one American soldier who deserted his post. NOw they know, 5:1 ratio and America DOES negotiate with terrorists. Get this fraud out of office before more damage is done to our country!

  • Wulf

    When news of Osama Bin Laden’s death was released, my first thought was “Who would be stupid enough to believe it?”- that was Before the “oh, we don’t have his body” story came out. Yet I read various comment boards and most folks actually fell for it.

    So we have to ask (those who engage in critical thought), what is the Obama admins angle for bringing this guy home? Just another distraction, or a different purpose?

  • Byron

    had to add extra virgins for them too!

  • suzeeqbl

    i am sorry but the father sounded very bizarre Saturday speaking at the release of his son. He went on and on and sounded very strange to me. He seemed like he was having his time in the sun and did not want to let go of it. I finally turned him off. He sounded like he was a convert to the other side. I may be wrong on this just saying.

  • Charles R. Lawson

    I have to say…with the sweater, I expected him to start singing “Won’t you be my neighbor?”

    On the other hand…isn’t this thing a mess? I agree with Ted Cruz. This puts a bounty on the heads of our soldiers and sets a precedent that we’re OK with deserters.

  • Pepe

    I’m a veteran from the U.S. Army and I’d feel disgusted if the commander-in-chief would have traded horrific delinquents and assassins for me. I’d rather die in Afghanistan than accepting that trade, knowing that I’d for my country and its freedom and that God would receive me with open arms.

  • Philip Mcaleavey

    Why try to figure it out…O’Boma has consistenly ignored the Constitution, Congress nd does as he chooses and Congress and the leaders do nothing This is not America anymore

  • Anonymous

    The Taliban HAND PICKED these 5 guys, which is even worse than us offering 5 guys to be released. This whole thing STINKS to high heaven~!

  • fromkathyyoung@gmail.com

    I heard he was captured after he went AWOL. Why is this man being called a hero?

  • Wulf

    I agree, but I unfortunately think we were finished as a nation of laws before Obama took over

  • Wulf

    Maybe Obama threw in some privately recorded Donald Sterling conversations..

  • Anonymous

    will not find any of them in the Dem house!!!

  • Anonymous

    President Obama said Bergdahl’s recovery “is a reminder of America’s unwavering commitment to leave no man or woman in uniform behind on the battlefield.” Except in Benghazi, When they didn’t even try, but I forget “What difference does it make?”

  • Anonymous

    Well, we now have Five of the World’s Most Dangerous Terrorists sent home, where they will immediately begin their Reign of Terror. We are the target, and if real Justice was done, Washington’s Lawmakers and Leader,might be the most deserving of attention, since they pesist in doing nothing to protect us. Seems like a great Muslim Horse Trade.

  • Anonymous

    To this type (Bill Ayers) he is a hero, this is what took over the country. While decent people were working and defending this country we were paying for the breeding of these type sons of dogs, now the pack has their leader and another B waiting in the woods for the next fake election, little Crowleys’ both sides!

  • Mack

    Distraction from the VA scandle.

  • Derek Vinyard

    Dad and his beard are suspect looking.Wouldnt be surprised if he straps an explosive vest to himself and detonates in a shopping mall somewhere.

  • Anonymous

    I believe the word you are looking for is endemic.

  • choppy

    Amen! Too bad he can’t hear my response to that comment through the television!

  • Anonymous

    I expect that the deserter converted to Islam too.

  • Anonymous

    And he(i.e., Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl won’t be tried for treason either, because just like our president, vice-president, etc. etc. etc., just another “Marxist”(non-religious “Anti-Christ”) in caliphate with Islam(religious Anti-Christ & hater of Anglo’s & Jews carried down from Esau and both out to destroy Anglo & Jew US out of PURE HATE!!! And “we the people” have our “women alone” helping them to do so with their plan to KILL our “women alone” too! You can’t FIX “stupid” folks. p.s. Welcome all over again to Adam’s world in the garden of Eden 6,000 years ago, the first time this same exact thing occurred by the exact same players(i.e. women & Cain). No? Watch, if you’re still alive to see what I’m exactly talking about, that is…

  • Anonymous

    Whether they are true Americans in uniform or deserters and traitors? How many lives were lost just trying to recover Bergdahl when he first went missing? And, of course the media will hail his homecoming as another great achievemnet for dumbbama. reminds me so much of scoundrels like Kerry.

  • Anonymous

    Also remember, for as long as I can remember, and I’m 66 1/2 years old, black on black murder has been 100% of our murders in America every single year without exception and they only represent about 12% of our population. So it must be “their” method for birth control I guess? You figure…

  • Anonymous

    suzeeqbl,
    No, I don’t think you’re wrong. I was working when I turned Fox on, hadn’t had the TV on all day so wasn’t quite sure what had happened & wasn’t paying 100% attention, but read the “headline” under the picture. He started sounding so weird & rambling on & on that I turned it too! I also turn the channel ANY time O’Dumbo (any progressive) comes on my TV! Don’t care WHAT he says because it’s all lies!

  • Anonymous

    AMEN!!!

  • Anonymous

    Also a Anglo & Jew hater, which also even includes his own Marxist(Anti-Christ) mother, just because she was “white!” Must mean that he himself doesn’t count he himself as being half “white,” doesn’t it?

  • Anonymous

    Laws, constitutions, limits on power, autonomous human beings and private property all get in the way of those seeking power over others–for our own good and the good of the collective of course. From Teddy Roosevelt to now very little has been done by all too few to roll back the lawlessness.
    Do we need another Bush to destroy our nation to save it?

  • Bill Tilghman

    This is another international disgrace brought to us by our president. When you add them all up, the astounding total is roughly equivalent to the number of votes he got in both elections. It is like he is on a mission to violate as many laws as is humanly possible before the people finally have enough. I think the people are beyond tired of this clown show, and if Congress is listening, if Congress wants to increase it’s credibility with the American people it is time to make sure he is removed from office and his privileges are denied after he is out of office. No pension for the man who should serve out his term in a penitentiary.

  • Anonymous

    If they carried smallpox, Ebola, maybe a location chip under the skin or such………………

    Sadly not with Oh! Bambi, Hagel or General Dempsey of Fort Hood shame.

  • Anonymous

    No, we were in bad shape but fixable with the right canidate. Obama made it now unfixable. Obama DESTROYED AMERICA WITH HIS TEAM AND ALL THE LIE AFTER LIE AFTER LIES. NO Obama IS the problem. sorry

  • Anonymous

    Exactly Bubba-notice Also, that Obama did NOT send in military to SAVE 4 Americans in Benghazi, and “just blew it off-along WITH Hillary.” This father tweeted Before the ‘exchange’,and you correcty say now it’s a 5:1 ratio in these Muslim Terrorists ‘who WILL continue to Kill Americans.’ Obama did Nothing btw, with the military man held prisoner held in Mexico. He’s Always backing Muslims…..and IS dumping them Here in America, making us a “Dumping Ground” for HIS Muslims.

  • Bill Tilghman

    And the ever growing list of scandles from Fast and Furious to this traitorous act. So many people have lost their lives on account of this administration and Obama’s individual acts that it is unbelievable that he cannot apparently be stopped from destroying this country, and by extension the free world.

    He is an international menace, and our old allies have begun to talk about this behind closed doors. I would be surprised if we continue to have any cooperation from any government after this president and his phone and pen have finished.

  • Anonymous

    extra virgins? We had to give them olive oil? Or is that Olive Oil ;-)

    But the joke is on them: those 72 celestial virgins are actually 72 well endowed horned devils–that would be three well endowed horned devils an hour FOR EVER little Mohammed–guess who the virgin is-three times a day FOR EVER little Mohammed ? ;-)

  • Kc Prajna

    ..hope these 5 guys were implanted with a GPS chip

  • Anonymous

    You are STILL blaming Bush? Wow-read the post below this, and get a Grip about just WHO(Obama) has set out deliberately to destroy our Constitution-Military-Bill of Rights-Declaration of OUR Independence…
    Wake Up.

  • Anonymous

    Your post would be Correct.

  • jesustheonlyway

    Traitor – like Obama.

  • Anonymous

    Which was a distraction from Benghazi and Lois Lerner—these people are making Nixon and LBJ look positively clean.

    Look for the new Off Broadway hit “Gallows Across America”.

  • Anonymous

    No, we don’t need “Jeb-Amnesty-Bush, FOR SURE.” The Illegal Aliens break our laws – ‘out of love’ as Jeb says—Screw That, and Jeb Bush. I will NEVER vote for him , as HE is trashing our Constitution, by wanting to REWARD Illegals for Breaking our Laws.

  • Wulf

    Is this response to me? Why the hell would you think I’m blaming Bush? I think Obama is a scumbag, but the truth is that all politicians are part of the corrupt one party system.

    Until people stop believing the dog and pony show, things will continue like they’ve been going. Both Obama and Bush do what the globalist banksters tell them to do. Voting no longer matters.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe a homing chip for a hellfire missile.

  • Anonymous

    we are living in an alternative universe; the inmates are in charge. Criminal aliens are treated like long lost kin and veterans are told to get lost while Jane Fonda get speaking engagements and Lurch Kerry–well that is another bitter pill cowards foisted upon us..

  • Anonymous

    The East Room would be nice or the Left side of the Senate.

  • ellen

    In my opinion, both the father and the son are Muslims. Did you hear how well the father spoke Arabic in the press conferences, saying that his son might have forgotten English, his mother tongue?! Someone should look in to this…Glenn?

  • Anonymous

    Once again, Obama has made a completely inexplicable decision while bypassing the legal requirements that he inform congress of his intention to trade prisoners with the Taliban. This soldier was well known for his disillusionment with the war and the part he was playing in it, but his decision to walk away from his post and, apparently, his desire to join the Taliban (as evidenced by his conversations with his parents and fellow soldiers and him shipping his uniforms home to his parents) means that returning him to American society while giving up five high level Taliban/Al Quaeda prisoners in exchange has been a completely fruitless exercise, netting us a traitor in exchange for those who have murdered thousands.

    No matter how this is calculated, the math doesn’t add up. We shouldn’t have given up ANYONE for this traitor. Worse, based on the Obama administration’s history, the Department of Justice and the Pentagon will just let him go home, no matter the evidence that points to his having attempted to join with the enemy in order to take up arms against his fellow soldiers and the United States. If this information is indeed confirmed, he should be locked away in Leavenworth forever and the president should be impeached for his actions. This is simply unforgivable.

  • Anonymous

    Just because he speaks Arabic doesn’t make him a Muslim. Also so what if they are Muslims, what does that have to do with anything. You think that people would be happy that a POW is brought back home, I guess not.

  • Elena

    Pashto, not Arabic. Pasto is one of the many languages spoken in Afghanistan and a dominant one for the TB.

    Let the facts come out at his court-martial for desertion, US (Art 86) and collaboration with the enemy just as we did w/Bobby Garwood. Garwood lost his English while collaborating w/the NVA.

  • Elena

    We are happy he’s back. We are also disappointed in his conduct that got him captured in the first place. He might also have been a defector. We need to find out all that transpired fm the time he left his post to the time he was handed over.

  • Elena

    Court-martial Bergdahl for Art 86 at the very least. Let the facts come on out.

  • Elena

    Not 100 percent, but more than their demographic would represent. Presently, there are a fair number of black killed white murders out there as part of the “knock out game.”

  • Elena

    Aye, Shipmate. But you did not desert either. Bergdahl appears to have done so. As a career Navy officer, I say bring out the facts at his court-martial.

  • Elena

    My first tht, too! It’s what the Hamas and Hezbollah terrorists do to IDF soldiers. They get their terror buddies out by the hundreds for one Israeli.

  • Elena

    I understand that five Americans were lost early in the hunt for Bergdahl.

  • Mike Nelson

    Oh, but it does.

    50.1% ftw.

    Voting matters to placate the blind and victim-minded, and even of those, we boast only a ~50% vote-to-potential ratio, including the 66 precincts in Philly that ended with >100% of their registered voting potential.

    You push the button until it’s 50.1%, and then people wear the sticker with the US flag on it, that says, “I Voted!”

    That way we’re still “officially” a republic.

  • Wulf

    ha-ha. Drone Republic

  • William L

    Hang him and his hippy liberal father side by side.

  • Alon

    At least you didn’t gave 1000 to 1 like Israel did. And our 1 wasn’t a “hero” as well. At least your media wasn’t putting presure on the president to sign a bad tarade. Be happy that he is back at home and be happy that you gave up only 5 and not 1000,

  • Gary Cunningham

    Bubba for President!

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    so true, he leaves a loyal marine in Mexico, kills our ambassador and seals and acts like he is a savior for bergdahl

  • Elena

    Glenn — not signing a bill does not function like a veto unless Congress is not in session. Then it’s called a “pocket veto.” The bill goes into law if Congress is in session.

    Pocket Veto

    If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law, in like Manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law. ARTICLE I, SECTION 7, CLAUSE 2

    http://www.heritage.org/constitution/#!/articles/1/essays/32/pocket-veto

  • Anonymous

    I couldn’t agree more. I’m a former US Air Force Captain and frankly, if this soldier’s actions were as described by his unit, then he should be consigned to Leavenworth for the remainder of his days. If this had been another time, even as early as the 1940’s, he would be on trial for his life. It sounds like he’s not only guilty of desertion, but attempting to join the enemy in battle against the United States. Perhaps not, but I certainly want to see him tried, not just sent home with a pat on the head.

  • Elena

    Amen. An Art 32 might begin to get at the facts. Let the investigation begin. At least in the military, we don’t investigate things to oblivion as this administration seems to do. We respect “speedy trial.”

    I salute your service! My first duty station was w/the Air Force — Chanute AFB. When I retired fm the Navy, I became a CAP Chaplain.

  • Jamie Darnell

    You’re calling a man a traitor because he felt the need for war was an illusion and saying he’s ashamed to be an American? Are you a dense little pecker? The army keeps rounding up people to give up their lives for senseless violence/bullcrap, and you have the audacity to say otherwise. To force people to kill other people, and not feel guilty over doing so, just because the president says it’s ok. That makes YOU a lot more worse than this so called soldier, who got sick of the crap, way too late.

  • Kelly Campagna

    FYI @glennbeck if the prez doesn’t sign bill when Congress is in session it still becomes law. Veto is actual written objection sent to Congress. If the prez doesn’t sign a bill when Congress is not in session this is known as a pocket veto & the bill does not pass.

  • Mike Rowe

    Who’s to say what this person was going through? This was 5 years ago. He could have had a mental breakdown, he might have even committed an act of violence if he stayed on base. It’s not the first time that a soldier has attacked thier fellow comrades when under duress in a foreign country. Be happy that this man is coming back home. At least let there be an investigation before you pull out the pitchforks.

    Bear in mind there are many people who don’t have the gall of enlist. It’s tough to talk about what a person overseas is going through behind a computer.

  • Cinde Thayer Iacovacci

    From my personal viewpoint as the daughter of a decorated Marine who served in WWII, Korea and twice in Vietnam, this soldier deserted his post (out of uniform) and went to the other side which is called collaboration with the enemy, despite his so-called “capture”. His fellow soldiers said he was disgruntled and had called the US “barbarians”. There is no doubt whatsoever that he is guilty of treason and needs to face a Court Martial rather than a Welcome Home parade, which is completely uncalled for. Also, this business about him having trouble with English is bogus. He is a native speaker of English and only in the hands of the Taliban for 5 years, so Pashtu can’t possibly have erased his memory of English. And this is my expert opinion as someone who studied languages and worked nearly 30 years as an interpreter/translator! I also happen to agree with Pete Hegseth of Concerned Veterans for America that our release of 5 High Value Targets of the Taliban leadership who have ties to al-Qaeda is not just dangerous but DEADLY for the US and Americans abroad, both in uniform and civilians. Obama has just proved once again his inability to be any kind of leader let alone an effective one. Bypassing Congress has been done once again. It’s about time they start IMPEACHMENT proceedings against him. His lies go on and on. I lost a friend at the Pentagon on 9/11/2001 and I will NEVER forget that the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas are NOT our friends, but the enemy. As for al-Qaeda being “on the run”, Obama it’s time to plug in to your responsibilities as Commander in Chief and stop getting your information from the news reports! I can cite several Federal laws that you have broken during you Administration and believe you above all else should be held accountable!

  • Anonymous

    Obama is also a traitor

  • Anonymous

    Getting 1 person back for 5 released does seem a bit extreme but maybe that as the condition of the exchange. Also who they were might have been detailed by the other side as well since President Obama is said to have released five of the worst Gitmo prisoners. He might not have had a choice. But it’s wrong to think of the soldier as a deserter just because he didn’t want to make war against anyone anymore. Soldiers should be allowed to come back home if they don’t believe in what they are doing anymore. The military should be just like any other job people can leave. Hard to say why he joined with the Taliban but maybe he figured he could spend the rest of his tour with them before coming home. Technically he would still be in the same place only with the other side. Not doing war. But things went way wrong and he became a POW instead.

  • http://WPVideoMail.com Maurice Goulet

    There are an awful lot of Americans who until this weekend have been silent
    on Bowe Bergdahl. Today they are standing as Americans yet violate the
    one truth we as Americans believe.

    Every American is innocent until proven guilty. All we are doing is proving once again that history will always repeat itself when we pass judgement upon that which we have no understanding.

    This is just another Salem Witch Trial and I for one am delighted that our military has this well in hand. We rejoice in the fact that an American soldier is no longer in
    the hands of the enemy. A young man volunteered to put his life on the line like so many before him and joined the army. What happened after that, is not our business.

    We are so quick to condemn others including our own President yet I have read no where in the Bible where we are to pass judgement on anyone.

    We are advised in the scriptures to pray for our leaders that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life. This is a decision I face everyday when I awake. I can choose to not control my mind and allow the darkness of this world to suck me into
    it’s lies or I can simply surrender to the truth that God is Sovereign and does not leave the affairs of this life to mere chance and the delusions of mortal man. If you are an American, make up your mind to think like an American.

  • PLSmith

    It looks as though his actions are being confirmed as desertion. If true, then he should be treated accordingly by the US military. Was anyone else put off by his father speaking Arabic (or whatever it was) praising Allah in front of Obama, and Obama smiled acknowledging he understood the statement and appeared to be in agreement? I found that very disconcerting. This whole mess is eerily similar to Benghazi, Rice on the Sunday talk shows stressing his immediate peril due to health.? (another cover up or lie?) Makes me curious, why now why 5-6 years later? Why him, why not another US soldier who is being held hostage? Will be praying everything hidden in secret will be brought to light.

  • Jim Delaney

    No, I actually meant “epidemic” (prevalent as a disease), not “endemic” (indigenous).

  • Steve W

    Seems to me you’re the dense one, what do you think is likely to happen when you join the military. He didn’t have any objections when he enlisted or did he sign up for the free tuition. If you don’t like traitor try deserter but I guess that is the same thing.

  • suzeeqbl

    Thanks it is nice to know there are other sane people in this country.

  • Flyingfuninthesun

    You heard? Has something been made official?

  • frau numb

    I want to know why there is so much attention on Bergdahl while an honorable Marine sits in a Mexican jail being abused and the United States Government doing NOTHING to bring him home! Explain that one, People. This administration is getting more bizarre by the minute! Why don’t the top military officers take action. One could never imagine the president wheeling and dealing above and around Congress, obviously, refusing to adhere to the Laws of the United States and releasing five of the highest rated terrorists in the WORLD for a soldier who obviously DESERTED his station? This is a crime. A crime against our own Marine!

  • Bubba Gump likes Donald Trump

    Not saying all republicans are racist but have never met a racist that is not a republican.

  • Anonymous

    hE DESERVES A FIRING SQUAD, MORE LIKE IT! WHY SPEND GOOD MONEY AFTER HIS EGREGIOUS ACTIONS WHILE POSING AS OUR PRESIDENT. HE IS A FRAUD AND A LIAR AND A TRAITOR TO AMERICAN PEOPLE! HE CARES NOTHING FOR AMERICA EXCEPT ALL THE MONEY HE CAN SPEND.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, the ambassador was killed because he knew too much and they didn’t want any witnesses.That’s why Hillary, Panetta and BHO and Valerie Jarrett gave the orders to ‘stand down’ when help was asked for!

  • Anonymous

    How could he? He doesn’t have a brain, he has a teleprompter that is directing him instead! He does what he is told,

  • Anonymous

    My deepest thanks for your service as well. I’m a doctor and frankly, if I could have paid off my student loans, I would still be in the service. I’ve never felt more that what I was doing had more purpose. I didn’t particularly enjoy being deployed because of the distance from my family, but I knew what I was doing was worth the separation.
    I love this country and when I hear stories like this one, it makes me hope that, somehow, this young man was suffering from some mental illness that affected his thinking, because the idea that someone could simply walk away from duty, leaving their buddies and trying to join the enemy…. If he was possessive of full understanding of his actions, I believe that there is a special place reserved for him in hell, especially in light of the fact that six men lost their lives trying to find and protect a man who willfully betrayed them and counted their lives as naught.

  • Anonymous

    Really? Have you donned the uniform and taken the oath? I agree that his side of the story should be heard, but the evidence against him should be heard in a formal military tribunal, not blithely dismissed. The facts of what he said and did, unless completely fabricated over the five years he has been missing (not likely) are damning, especially in light of the lives lost in the subsequent search following his disappearance.
    If the president chooses to stand in the way of yet another investigation, it makes this exchange even more dismaying, but it is evident that the likelihood of that happening is remote because that would shed a very poor light on the administration’s decision to, yet again, unilaterally decide to evade congress illegally. We’ve never seen this administration EVER allow an investigation in any situation where the president could be made to look foolish, inept, or corrupt.
    The question is, with this type of evidence against the man, why are we providing aid to the enemy by releasing five men who have murdered thousands of people and have vowed to murder every last man, woman and child that they deem to be “different” from what they interpret as deserving of life? What circumstances could possibly have merited the president releasing mass murderers to commit these acts all over again, and endangering the lives of every man and woman in uniform by turning them into targets as fodder to negotiate with a weak president who’s willing to give up anyone in order to save a man who will most likely be shown to be a traitor? Even if he were completely pure, the president violated several federal laws in choosing to release these evil men.
    Frankly, I don’t believe it matters what motivated Sgt Bergdahl to do what he did. He should be subjected to a military inquiry under the UCMJ, as the law requires, for determining what those actions were and what motivated them. My anger is directed at this traitorous, inept administration that cares nothing for a proven hero trapped in a Mexican prison, yet is willing to release mass murderers for a man who likely committed treason or at the very least, desertion that directly resulted in the deaths of his fellow soldiers. That is the man that stands as the commander-in-chief. He’s more worried about how gays are treated in the military than whether those he sends into harm’s way have his full commitment and support.

  • Elena

    Amen, brother in arms; amen.

  • Elena

    Let’s not forget this administration deliberately liberated criminal illegal aliens to prey upon the unsuspecting American communities where they were let loose. I’m sure there were plenty of non-criminal aliens they could have set free if overcrowding was truly an issue.

    This administration used “sequester” to punish America for its past sins in Obama’s and Holder’s eyes.

  • Elena

    Another soldier who claims to have been part of a 35-man mission to retrieve Bergdahl, wrote in a blog posting, “Here is what I know, not from hearsay, but because I was there. Bergdahl became a sympathizer, walked off his post to seek out the Taliban in order to join their ranks, to help and live with them.”
    Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/06/squad-leader-bergdahl-unstable-abandoned-his-post/#uH2jt20Ria2Tp6CF.99

  • Equis

    In light of all the information now coming out all I can say is that this president is shameful and holds no honor for our country.

  • Elena

    Some sources, including one of Bergdahl’s captors, have said he not only deserted his fellow soldiers in 2009, but trained Taliban jihadis to make bombs and ambush convoys, according to a 2010 London Sunday Times report.

    In 2010, a Taliban deputy district commander in Paktika province who called himself “Haji Nadeem” said Bergdahl, who learned to speak Pashto, converted to Islam months after his capture.

    “When I saw him for the second time, he had totally changed,” he said. “He had a beard and he treated all of us very respectfully. He seemed very relaxed in our company. He was no longer scared.”

    Nadeem said Bergdahl was given the Muslim name “Abdullah,” [slave of allah] though he questioned whether the conversion to Islam was genuine.

    “Some of my comrades think he’s pretending to be a Muslim to save himself so they wouldn’t behead him,” Nadeem explained.

    A Pakistani commander told Agence France-Presse Bergdahl wasn’t interested in learning about Islam and celebrated Christian holidays like Christmas and Easter.

    Nadeem said Bergdahl gave him basic ambush training and taught him how to disassemble a Nokia cell phone to build a remote control for roadside bombs.

    Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/06/squad-leader-bergdahl-unstable-abandoned-his-post/#uH2jt20Ria2Tp6CF.99

  • Equis

    And there are plenty of democrats and liberals who are racists as well who are you kidding.

  • Equis

    When a general says you deserted than you deserted. You live in a dream world and not in reality when you speak like you don’t have a thought process at all. After all God gave you a brain to discern problems analytically.

  • Equis

    Very well said, thank you.

  • Equis

    Apparently you haven’t informed yourself on all of the information that has come out at this time. That might help.

  • Elena

    Correction — 6 American soldiers died looking for this guy.

  • Carol Lee Brown

    This is another way for Obama to play the American people. If we disagree with him over this, we are deemed raciest , when in fact, this guy deserted,has been turned into one of them, and was” traded ” in order to get the 5 released. Just another way for Obama to advance his agenda without us doing anything about it because ………..?

  • Anonymous

    At what point did you stop thinking? This was not a decision of a reasoned, rational human being. His viewpoints were so extreme that he walked away, leaving his fellow soldiers unprotected. He cared more about himself than he did about others. He knew that by walking away, they would move heaven and earth to find him. This resulted in the deaths of six soldiers who went into harms way unnecessarily looking for him. There are ways for him to have had himself removed from combat, but he chose to desert and join the enemy. If he claims that he didn’t, then those claims should be handled from within a military court martial where he has a chance to prove that he didn’t actually do what he’d told people he was going to do.
    The president released five terrorists who are known mass murderers, further endangering Afghans, Americans and Shiites throughout the world. The fact that you think it is simple exaggeration of Obama’s opposition shows how truly little you understand. What is wrong with you? I don’t expect you to prematurely judge anyone, but choose a side and stop trying to play the entire field. You can’t have it your way. That way doesn’t exist and your misunderstanding of what the military is and does is the kind of idiocy that gets people killed who do and happen to serve under a commander-in-chief who is as moronic as you are about what the enemy is and does not understand we cannot deal with terrorists as if they were nation states.

  • Anonymous

    Then let him explain his actions in a UCMJ action through court martial. He made it very clear to his superiors and his fellow soldiers what he was going to do and what his feelings about his American citizenship are. You want him to be declared innocent until proven guilty? Then let it happen the way it should. But, if this goes to a court martial and the facts that are out there are confirmed, it means that the president is going to be explaining why he released five mass murderers in exchange for a traitor who may have walked away from his post after telling his superior he was going to do this and six of his fellow soldiers died in the search for him. Want to place a bet on whether the president will allow that process to go forward? Not a chance.

  • Anonymous

    The top military officers who would have taken action are gone. All of them. The only military officers left are the ones who held beliefs similar to the current commander-in-chief. In other words, gay rights take precedence over mission, social engineering takes precedence over mission, and terrorists are now treated as possessive of Geneva convention rights as uniformed combatants, with other terrorists serving as nation states, and soldiers who desert their fellow soldiers and cause their deaths are “heroes”. Welcome to the wonderful world of the leftist mind in charge.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, it’s kind of like how he immediately used Park Service employees to chain off the privately funded WWII memorial on the mall, even though they previously spent next to nothing on the site, yet, it merited not only gating and chaining it off (after all, it’s sitting on a sidewalk, not in an enclosed area), but posting five full time security guards to keep out the retired riff raff visiting the memorial.

  • Anonymous

    The more they pull the race card, the less meaning it has when it is merited by a person of ANY race. Frankly, I couldn’t care less if I’m called a racist. It’s a sure bet that if that’s all they can come up with, they have absolutely no facts and they know it. Their problem, not mine.

  • Jeff Noncent

    we have a black man in the office that’s the answer why there not going to do anything about this bottom line its going to get crazy as the day goes by

  • Anonymous

    All five terrorist should have been executed, and our AWOL soldier should have been left in his cell to dwell upon his actions.

  • Anonymous

    By U.S. law Bergdhal should be executed: Article 85 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the statutory
    regulation dealing with desertion states – (c) Any person found guilty
    of desertion or attempt to desert shall be punished, if the offense is
    committed in time of war, by death or such other punishment as a
    court-martial may direct, but if the desertion or attempt to desert
    occurs at any other time, by such punishment, other than death, as a
    court-martial may direct.

    Also here is a statement made by one of the guys who was on site for his desertion : “We
    were at OP Mest, Paktika Province, Afghanistan. It was a small outpost
    where B Co 1-501st INF (Airbone) ran operations out of, just an Infantry
    platoon and ANA counterparts there. The place was an Afghan gra
    veyard. Bergdahl had been acting a little strange, telling peop…le
    he wanted to “walk the earth” and kept a little journal talking about
    how he was meant for better things. No one thought anything about it. He
    was a little “out there”. Next morning he’s gone. We search everywhere,
    and can’t find him. He left his weapon, his kit, and other sensitive
    items. He only took some water, a compass and a knife. We find some
    afghan kids shortly after who saw an american walking north asking about
    where the taliban are. We get hits on our voice intercepter that
    Taliban has him, and we were close. We come to realize that the kid
    deserted his post, snuck out of camp and sought out Taliban… to join
    them. We were in a defensive position at OP Mest, where your focus is to
    keep people out. He knew where the blind spots were to slip out and
    that’s what he did. It was supposed to be a 4-day mission but turned
    into several months of active searching. Everyone was spun up to find
    this guy. News outlets all over the country were putting out false
    information. It was hard to see, especially when we knew the truth about
    what happened and we lost good men trying to find him. PFC Matthew
    Michael Martinek, Staff Sgt. Kurt Robert Curtiss, SSG Clayton Bowen, PFC
    Morris Walker, SSG Michael Murphrey, 2LT Darryn Andrews, were all KIA
    from our unit who died looking for Bergdahl. Many others from various
    units were wounded or killed while actively looking for Bergdahl.
    Fighting Increased. IEDs and enemy ambushes increased. The Taliban knew
    that we were looking for him in high numbers and our movements were
    predictable. Because of Bergdahl, more men were out in danger, and more
    attacks on friendly camps and positions were conducted while we were out
    looking for him. His actions impacted the region more than anyone wants
    to admit. There is also no way to know what he told the Taliban: Our
    movements, locations, tactics, weak points on vehicles and other things
    for the enemy to exploit are just a few possibilities. The Government
    knows full well that he deserted. It looks bad and is a good propaganda
    piece for the Taliban. They refuse to acknowledge it. Hell they even
    promoted him to Sergeant which makes me sick. I feel for his family who
    only want their son/brother back. They don’t know the truth, or refuse
    to acknowledge it as well. What he did affected his family and his whole
    town back home, who don’t know the truth. Either way what matters is
    that good men died because of him. He has been lying on all those
    Taliban videos about everything since his “capture”. If he ever returns,
    he should be tried under the UCMJ for being a deserter and judged for
    what he did. Bergdahl is not a hero, he is not a soldier or an
    Infantryman. He failed his brothers. Now, sons and daughters are growing
    up without their fathers who died for him and he will have to face that
    truth someday.”

  • Jenn

    IMPEACH THE BUM!!!

  • Audrey Blankenship Gill

    what about all the soldiers who died capturing the 5 terrorist only for them to be freed for a traitor.

  • Lloyd Moore

    Vary sad………..The lawless wanna be king does it yet again!

  • jbudd

    What ever our president is doing to us/with us we deserve it in full. Otherwise no way he would stay in Office for these 8 years. I just hope he is not on a suicide mission for this country.

  • Anonymous

    Hostage exchanges go on all the time. This time it was the Taliban. Who knows what the terms of the exchange was. But you’re right, it wasn’t the decision of a rational human being since the Taliban are never rational. But the soldier didn’t know there would be people looking for him once he left. From what I heard from another program yesterday was that the guy asked his commander if it was possible for a soldier to walk out taking American military stuff with him. The commander said no. So when the guy left(and people knew he was unhappy since he let people know he wanted to “walk the earth”)he only took a knife, some small things from his kit and water with him. Everything else was left behind or sent home to his family. So there were people who knew he was leaving. Whether he wanted to deliberately join up with the Taliban is something only he knows.

  • Anonymous

    Two separate issues here. The first and most pressing is the negotiation (the trade). Again we see this President of the United States doing illegal actions. Impeachment is our only hope. The AWOL Sgt. is just the pawn and appears to be getting most of the story. I totally agree with you Bubba, Obama is a Muslim, but not just a sympathizer. Always has been. IMPEACH HIM. Hi NSA.

  • Mark

    Both words would be correct in that sentence…

  • Anonymous

    If I were the Taliban….
    I would set up this prisoner exchange, and then embarrass the US further by having this returned prisoner do something on American soil for the purposes of Jihad. That would be the most humiliating action possible for the US.

    Don’t take this post wrong. Just wheels turning as we are not clear where this guy stands in all of this.

  • Arizona Don

    What obama is doing is right out of the play book “Rules for Radicals” by Sal Alinski (possibly with a little Cloward and Piven thrown in for good measure). Consequently, no one should be surprised by it. There can only be one reason for such actions which is also out of the same book and by the same author. To transform this once great nation into a socialistic communistic or fascist state as he promised. He has made no effort to hide his actions he has always just lied about them because be knew a certain number of people in this country would dance to his tune regardless of what he did. Some loyalty is not only blind but ignorant as well. Legitimate loyalty should never preclude intelligence but with the liberal progressive followers it has and does, but then it may also not be legitimate either.

    It has been proven time and time again over the past 70 years (since WWII) it is not possible even for the United States of America to buy any kind of loyalty, for any length of time, from other countries, but obama is succeeding so far with his freebies to individuals. However, that is only temporary and short-lived at best. Actually the two examples are not totally similar because of the total dependence by individuals. Soon discontent will start to rise because more and more will be expected while less and less is available. With obama’s convincing propaganda of placing blame on conservatives and repeatedly accusing them for his lack of success he is getting by so far however, people are beginning to catch on slowly but constantly.

    Unless I misread the liberal progressives even they do not want to be dominated by a dictator like hitler or stalin and that is what obama’s goal seems to be. Therefore, as they begin to awaken and see what he is doing (perhaps take off those rose colored glasses) he may lose even their support. So far those who have not been effected by his screw ups have looked the other way just as happened in Germany with hitler. If it doesn’t hurt them they don’t care. Once it does however, it will become a different story. In Germany it was to late when they finally did wake up, lets hope it isn’t here.

  • Anonymous

    Hostage exchanges on this level, made with terrorists as if they were on a level with nation-states, with prisoners who have murdered thousands, do NOT go on all the time. Once again, prior to making such a ludicrous claim, you could try reading a bit. You don’t know what you’re talking about. The things that you cite only further serve to nail his coffin shut. Desertion is a crime that can be punishable by death, especially when it occurs on a guard watch, because those actions leave completely unprotected fellow soldiers and military assets. He wasn’t just taking a stroll in the desert, and even if he did, he is just as guilty because both actions are a betrayal of the highest order.

  • BlueMN

    Where’s your evidence of this claim? I mean besides some fringe websites. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan might be interested to find out they actually won.

  • Anonymous

    Actually, America has always done prisoner exchanges with whoever we are at war with at the time. It went on with Korea and Vietnam. No maybe not the same as terrorists from Afghanistan but as someone from the newspaper “Politico” said this morning on the Michael Smerconish show the five Taliban who were released were named by the people who wanted them back and wanted them to be released together as a group. The Taliban asked they be released since 2010. Usually prisoner exchanges are secret and classified so who knows how or why THIS exchange was made public this week.

  • Anonymous

    The U.S Army want to re question members of his army unit WHY before his possible trail???? Is this under direction of the White House to cover the real reason for access to members of his unit to intimidate them and to change their testimony or threaten them into silence before his possible court martial !!??,If their testimony has been force to change !! Then the court case may never take place for obama cover ???? I don’t put anything pass obama and his administration !! With all these lies of this administration you must be a fool not to triple check and look into all possible scenario s !! With this con-artist President obama and his cronies when they tell you the reason why they’ re doing anything ??!!! Just as they hid Benghazi witnesses and the truths from Congress !!!

  • Anonymous

    Not that racists like you would care, but the “knock out game” is an urban legend. It only exists in the minds of scared white people.

  • Elena

    And what does race have to do with anything in this matter?

  • Elena

    Really, then why is it being described in local newspapers?

    FYI — I have been the victim of racism, so I hardly think calling me a racist w/o knowing my story is appropriate.

  • Anonymous

    You may of hit on something here with this President obama & the progressives knowing that they may lose the senate in 2014 and In 2016 that Hillary will lose the election to a Republican ,plus the losing of Senate and House. !! That with this dream team of terrorists leaders release who at war with the U.S obama will get the unrest in our streets he wants !! Before one the elections ,that why the release now give the terrorist leaders time to set up their attacks on U.S before 2014 election! So obama can complete his agenda in bringing down America with so much chaos ,terror, lawless in the streets by these terrorists leaders he can declare martial law so he can be his wanna of be dictator king and the progressive agenda can be carry out in full !! With no congress or Supreme courts or elections blocking him !!! The bottom come up so the top can come down !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Could this fictional scenario that become real with obama ???????????????????????

  • Phillip Wilson (Zerocks Globe)

    The more centralized control, the more the forces of liberty that enable prosperity are extinguished and the more the forces of freedom that shaped the very minds attempting to centrally direct it, are destroyed.

  • Mike Nelson

    I admit it, it’s my own opinion that we are still *officially* a republic.

  • Scott Glaze

    You are JUST NOW “getting” it…………………. oh well, better now than never. Thank you for opening your eyes and mind.

  • Equis

    Thanks Scott but I always got it, I just was making a statement regarding this latest debacle…

  • Anonymous

    It’s amazing. You really and truly don’t get it. Terrorists are NOT nation-states. The Taliban is NOT the Afghani government, and we do not EVER exchange prisoners with terrorist organizations when there is a distinct danger that the individuals involved will return to terrorism. There has been absolutely no change in their declared intentions, yet, we have turned them loose. The president has flat out lied about how dangerous they are and has said we can easily scoop them up because we are keeping track of them. In fact, the president signed an agreement with the government of Qatar pledging NOT to track those men. The president also defied federal law and constitutional law to complete this exchange. He admitted it today.
    Your protests aside, even if this was going to happen, if, in another dimension he could have convinced congress that this was even remotely a good idea, he should have kept the details of the entire exchange secret, not held a rose garden ceremony, because now, not only are our military at serious risk, ALL Americans outside the borders of the US are at risk because all the cartels, all the terror organizations, all of the communist governments of the world now know that there is no downside to attacking and kidnapping Americans and there’s a lot of money and benefit to be had. You can figure it out or not (and I’m betting on not), but the world does not work the way you think it does.

  • Anonymous

    That’s because, to a leftist, only a person of color can suffer racist and cannot be racist. And that, to a leftist, is equality.

  • Anonymous

    The president probably did admit he went around Constitutional law to do the exchange, I’ve yet to hear it. But he also said America does not leave anyone behind and Wil go to lengths to try getting POWs back no matter where they are held. He said America has always pledged to do that. No, I don’t think the world works any particular way.But were you aware that not only do soldiers fight wars with other countries but we also fight groups of people? The military does know this, they have been doing it since the 80s in Iran-Contra. Which was the last time the whole gun-running issue was brought up. As far as my “not getting it” what I’m saying comes right from two credible sources, The Washington Post and Politico. If you don’t think either one of those people know what they are talking about after being on this story for awhile that’s up to you. Both of the people writing about the soldier who went AWOL say the military has yet to charge the guy with desertion. They may later on after he gets out of the hospital and goes to trial. It remains to be seen, though. He has to talk about how and why he got captivated and if it was deliberate. As for the five terrorists they are to be sent to a place starting with a K for a year like they were on house arrest.

  • Tyler Carraway

    Where did the trolls who usually follow Glenn Beck and post against whatever he says go? They even had a little ammunition when Glenn said “not signing would be essentially the same as a veto.” I thought they would have come in, nitpicked at things Glenn said, and called everyone an idiot.

    Is it strange that I feel weird NOT seeing people with flame comments?

  • Ryan Maria Rocha Buchanan

    The president is keeping us at war so that we cannot impeach him!!! You cannot impeach a president during a time of war. War ends he is impeached, so he keeps it going!!!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for clarifying that you know nothing about this…still. Thanks for letting me know how the military does things. Having been an officer in the military, I certainly wouldn’t know anything about that, so it’s nice to know that you can explain it to the rest of us who actually were. Seriously, thank you for enlightening me on who we engage in wars. It would especially have been appreciated by a 12-yr-old, or perhaps I’m being too generous on the educational depths you plumbed to find those “facts”.
    Your primer on military justice was especially enlightening. Who knew that they could just put the guy on trial without convening an Article 32 investigation or an Article 34 military grand jury being convened? Of course, once again, how would I know anything about that? I should have consulted you first.
    Even better, “As for the five terrorists they are to be sent to a place starting with a K for a year like they were on house arrest.” You really should quit while you’re way, way behind. The country is known as Qatar, which I already stated in my post to you yesterday. Of course, to a child, I’m sure that the country DOES start with a K. And so far as the restrictions they will experience, there will be none, other than they promise not to leave the country for a year. Perhaps you should watch Sesame Street more often.

  • thedebater

    Is Obama from Muslin faith ?

  • Anonymous

    this guy betrayed our country. if he comes back to this country he should be put in a military prison. give him a dishonorable discharge. treat him like a traitor.

  • Carol Lee Brown

    it will be the same way if Hillary gets in office , anytime her policies are in question it will be said we don’t agree…. because she is a woman….once again, we will lose our voice for fear of being called a “name”….we lost our voice when we allowed the race card to trump the Constitution.

  • Carol Lee Brown

    Obama will not let anything happen to him…..unless he becomes too much of a liability… Yep, move along , folks… nothing to be seen here. Everything is just fine…trust me.