Father of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl reportedly retweets Taliban leader boasting about American deaths

As details continue to emerge about the motivations of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in the lead up to his capture by the Taliban five years ago, his father, Robert Bergdahl, has reportedly been sending out some bizarre tweets that seemingly sympathize with Guantanamo Bay detainees and terrorist leaders. On radio this morning, Glenn took a look at the tweets and what they might say about the Bergdahl family and their intentions.

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On Monday, TheBlaze reported on a tweet from an account believed to belong to Bergdahl’s father that was posted and subsequently deleted. The tweet said he was “still working to free all Guantanamo prisoners.”

On Tuesday, TheBlaze reported Bergdahl raised more eyebrows, retweeting a Taliban representative who linked to a news article detailing how the militant Islamist group stormed a base and killed “as many as 25 US cowardly troops.”

“That’s worse than what we were talking about yesterday,” Pat said. “Your son’s in the US military, and you retweet that?”

On Sunday, Bergdahl also tweeted a 2012 video report by the Guardian detailing how five Tunisians are being held at the controversial detention camp.

Bergdahl has said he follows “a bunch of jihadis” on Twitter because they are “great sources of information.”

“Okay, I understand that, but your son is now out of their hands,” Glenn concluded. “When I heard about that retweet, I thought, okay, I could understand – even two weeks ago – you’re a father and you’re desperate. You are a doing whatever you can, and you’re like, ‘Hey, I am so with you guys, and my son is with you, too.’ I understand that – until your son is no longer in their care. He’s in Germany now… He’s not in their care. So what are we doing?”

  • J.t. Coleman

    The Bergdahls are nothing more than terrorist sympathizers at best and traitors at worst.. Bob Bergdahl is nothing short of strange.. looking into his eyes as he speaks is similar to looking into the eyes of a goat.. there is something very sinister about the man and this entire situation !

  • Anonymous

    I would not doubt that living in Idaho, a hot bed of White supremacist ideology ( hating Jews) they found a bedfellow in the Islam.

  • JameandLiz Primeaux

    How do we know 100% that it is not a fake twitter acct???

  • The Man from Scene 24

    If Obama can get away with this trade then he can can get away with anything. He could shoot US troops himself and still the senate wouldn’t vote to impeach him.

  • Janet Rafferty

    That’s not a “in protest, until my son is released” beard he’s growing. That’s a Muslim beard.

  • Anonymous

    It’s also Idaho, where the men are men and the sheep are scared. So there might be a little of the “animal husbandry” thing going on :)

  • Lacey Smith

    Not exactly an educated statement on Idaho. We have pockets, like every state, but most of Idaho is conservative, Constitution loving and decent. We’re as frustrated and confused about this Bergdahl situation as everyone else.

  • Anonymous

    Your statement about Idahoans shows more about you and your lack of knowledge than it does about this great state.

  • kay

    I’m living in a twilight zone, I’m hoping this nightmare ends soon.

  • Sue Arnold

    This is a family of traitors!! They should be shipped over to the middle east and turned over to their heroes, the taliban, instead of living in our country and plotting with the enemy. Their son is a deserter who has already cost us too much!!

  • American Citizen proud Vets!

    I sure wouldn’t tar all Idaho people with the same brush! Every state has their share of nutz and that’s just a fact! So sorry to all good people from Idaho for some people’s ignorance! ;)

  • Sue Arnold

    Here is e-mails that were printed in “Rolling Stones”magazine when this deserter walked off his post to join the taliban, ” The system is wrong. I am ashamed to be an American and the title of U.S. soldier is just the lie of fools. The U.S. army is the biggest joke the world has to laugh at. It is the army of liars,backstabbers,fools and bullies. I am sorry for everything. The horror that is America is disgusting. Sent to his parents and reprinted by the magazine. I remember reading it back when he deserted!

  • Guest

    Everyone in this exchange has one thing in common.. They hate America! No one that loves America ( Yes you Obama) would give back 5 terrorists to kill more Americans in the future for a soldier that is a deserter and Taliban sympathizer. He gave up citizenship when he left of his own free will to be with the Taliban. His father just further proves that they hate America with his retweeting of Taliban progaganda!

    Obama says leave NO soldier behind.

    This would hold water, IF you would have acted to get the soldier out of Mexico and you haven’t. This tells the educated, that sadly you and the Taliban have the same goals.

  • Melody Lanzatella

    Hey! Goats aren’t sinister! Dont compare them to that madman!

  • Melody Lanzatella

    Thats West Virginia!

  • Melody Lanzatella

    The lunatics are running the asylum!

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

    The release of 5 terrorist leaders + 6 dead American soldiers exchanged for 1 American traitor who is at best a sympathizer with the Muslim extremists. This folks, is no less than aiding and abetting our enemy. Obama is guilty. If nothing is done to remove this fake from office, our country is in a sad sad state. Call your representatives now and demand impeachment proceedings begin immediately!

  • monkeychunks

    Just about the most ignorant comment I’ve seen in some time. Congratulations.

  • Kevin Koloff

    Spot on Lacey!

  • havewelostourminds?

    take one look at this guy and tell me this is a surprise? impeach the president. he is clueless as to what he is doing- or deliberate. either way, impeach him.

  • havewelostourminds?

    and to think you were the best sperm in the load..

  • Anonymous

    Traitors to their country. Lockem up until the war with the jihadis is over.Their son should get 50 years, hard labor.

  • suzeeqbl

    He actually sounds like he is part of Taliban. This father is very creepy.

  • suzeeqbl

    Just like all Coloradans are branded as pot smokers. Where I live we are ultra conservatives. You can’t even find a liberal radio channel.

  • suzeeqbl

    Why bother with impeachment. He needs to be arrested for treason. His cohorts should be sent to jail too. Especially for false statements and endangering the citizens of this country.

  • Anonymous
  • averagejoseph

    This person we have as President has long since gone from being either an inept fool or a traitor bent on damaging America to either a complete clown or someone who is simply rubbing our faces in it. His pandering to the moron 50% of this country is like a constant poke in the eye, “Look — I’m behaving like a complete idiot, I’m making no pretense at honesty or credibility at all, but I’m the FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT and PEOPLE WILL WORSHIP ME REGARDLESS OF WHAT I DO.” If anything, it’s an indictment of our system, which was intended to be a republic. Allowing the lowest common denominator to run things and to appoint other incompetents like Hagle is the road to ruin unless some of that 50% realizes that this is not doing them any favors. This last episode cost the life of a soldier just so we could retrieve a traitor and make a big show to provide another shiny object to divert us from the VA scandal. Something this clown actually campaigned on with a PROMISE to clean it up. And not only is his administration blaming previous ones, but he himself said WITH A STRAIGHT FACE that he just learned about it by READING IT IN THE PAPER.
    These excuses aren’t even remotely serious anymore. They make the US a laughing stock.

  • Anonymous

    Again, you folks in the Utah home town of the Bergdahl family had maybe best think hard about those yellow ribbons your supplying and use a can of yellow paint to put a stripe down Bowe’s back where it belongs…..looks like you been had by another Faker…

  • Anonymous

    He’s from Idaho.

  • Anonymous

    It appears, at first and perhaps with an unfair assessment, but the Bergdahls may have missed but may still be living in the 60s.

    As for their son and his entering into the US Army, did he and his parents think the Army was the Peace Corps with rifles? And, why, with his background and beliefs, did Bowe Bergdahl choose a combat arms MOS (Military Occupational Specialty, (his Army job))?

    There are dozens and dozens of support jobs in the Army that would not have put him in direct combat situations and yet still be able to serve his country.

  • catkind

    If these people love Afghanistan so much why don’t they move there?

  • Anonymous

    Agree. We have found we cannot trust the R’s to do anything to stop the Leftist D’s. So, let’s hope to God that some of the D’s wake up and rethink their narrative of an America full of “Haters” “Homophobes” “sexists” “racists” “deniers” and meanie perps by the millions. Our only hope is that some of the followers of this strange divisive narrative of the left realize they would rather see this country for all the opportunity that it offers to sane people.

  • Connie Soto

    Will you and others please go and protest the celebrations that are awaiting this traitor and hisTaliban parents? I live in Nevada and I can’t fly there or I would be the one organizing this and making sure they are run out of town!

  • Marie Cooper

    Don’t judge all Idahoans by this guy. Most of us are conservatives, although the liberals are rapidly infiltrating our state.

  • Anonymous

    Bowe Bunghole is an admitted deserter. Many truly brave soldiers died trying to rescue him. He should be given a military court martial and if found guilty should either face a firing squad (my choice) or life in Leavenworth.

  • sumoman

    I find it saddening how many of you think that we should be fighting the Taliban or AL Qaeda when it was our own government who crashed those planes. Even if you do believe that the taliban had the capability to do it and they did so to “take our freedoms” our own government has taken more freedoms then them, with the patriot act, the ndaa and the ever increasing police state.

  • madman

    It seems like the father is nothing more then a traitor like his son is nothing more than a deserter.

  • Anonymous

    We have an all volunteer army.
    Strike one Bergdahl

    You did 2 tours apparently denigrating the govt. that signed your paychecks and the people who paid for the payroll. You were irresponsible with your mouth.
    The President was irresponsible with his authority.
    Strike two.

    If you support Terrorists, murderers, a religion and it’s people that vows to kill your countrymen and if you agree with them and fall into the hands of your countrymen,
    know that is Strike number three.

    The military will keep you in a military ‘holding facility’ away from the President and they will deal with their own, isolate you for more reasons then you imagined, charge you with treason and send a loud message to the President of what the military thinks of the two of you.

    Your family will not see you in their home, cross Idaho off your wish list.
    Trials and imprisonment, isolation because you can’t be trusted not to start a rebellion in prison. Restricted visitation for Mom and Dad, those who sympathize with our enemies cannot be trusted; their privacy gone, their surveillance 24/7 begun.

    Dozens of parents perhaps who paid for your life with their sons lives may be cursing your name and demanding justice for their sons with more fervor then your parents demanded for you. You lived. Their sons deaths are permanent.

    5 for 1 : the sole decision, agreement and signature of a single person, a former Professor of the Constitution, albeit apparently to learn how to bypass and gut it;
    President Obama.

    We can only wish cause and effect, action and it’s consequences, come only to the President and his family if he has broken our laws and no consequences touch any American as punishment for laws they didn’t break

    May accountability equal authority and the laws made for President’s be enforced and not disregarded as unnecessary, inconvenient, lest the nation follow that President’s example and bring shame on our families as any lawbreaking President surely engulfs his own family in shame.

  • Anonymous

    Please put down the weed and back away. Or is your choice of insanity LSD or crack cocaine?

  • Anonymous

    That’s not what I find saddening…

  • sumoman

    What is it you find saddening?

  • sumoman

    Ironically enough I have never used drugs. Hell I have only taken aspirin a few times.

  • Carolyn Malphrus

    Why is he being called a hero when actually he is a deserter?

  • Dan H

    Bergdahls are dirty pig excrement.

  • Alex

    Liberals don’t listen to the radio, they watch daytime TV.

  • Abby Rowland

    I can’t believe I prayed every night that God would bring Bowe Bergdahl home. Turns out he’s a traitor and a shame to our wonderful country. Makes me sick to my stomach.

  • Jacqui Dunbar

    Can someone explain to me why Sgt. Bergdahl has difficulty speaking English? Wasn’t he born and raised in the U.S. until 23yrs. of age?

  • Brian Compton

    The more that comes out…the more I believe 6 jihadists were released…

  • Anonymous

    ….but one of the soldiers that tried to save him and was killed was from Utah.
    Say your sorry please. Like every state, we have our share of crazies, but this one is not ours.
    The next crazy that you read about in Utah may be me for I am surely sick of every Monday am waking up to yet another scandal from the Washington DC crowd.

  • Anonymous

    Ummmm we might need another approach.

  • averagejoseph

    I may have only heard a small part of the coverage, but it seems to me that not only have we released five high-profile murderers for one deserter, but more soldiers have died getting this “deal”. I don’t hear much about the other deaths.

    And just exactly how did we get dead soldiers in an EXCHANGE? How long has the effort to retrieve this guys been going on?

    And looking at him, I can’t really see any evidence of some serious health problem that suddenly made retrieving this guy such an emergency, coincidentally right smack in the middle of the VA scandal.

    It’s gone from “suspicious” to RIDICULOUS. And Democrats actually have the unbelievable gall to whine about this “success” and how “cold hearted” the GOP is to complain about this?

    What is the limit of human stupidity and gullibility that liberals will subscribe to before they have to literally walk around with big shoes and clown makeup? Could we please send those idiots to a separate country for a decade or so just so they can see how long they could survive with such an absolute lack of survival mechanisms? Could the rest of us just run the country based on selling magic beans to these suckers?

  • Anonymous

    He has chosen not to.

  • Anonymous

    Should have traded father for son — this bobo dad must be at least valuable to the Taliban as those five reprobates.

    Now, prosecute the son for treason, prosecute the father for inciting treason, and let them suffer the ultimate consequence of treason. Then go get those five knotheads back and let them suffer the same fate.

  • Anonymous

    It’s “ironic” that you haven’t done drugs ? … why, because you know that to rationale people you sound stoned out of your mind?

  • SFCLYNX

    YOU’RE an Idiot !

  • Anonymous

    That only means you are a good person Abby, just move on ,you meant well.
    Great lesson in everything is not what it looks like on the surface.
    PS. God did bring him home, and I am sure he will want the military to investigate and follow through with an appropriate action re this man.
    I used to pray for Obama, now I pray for all the rest of us to survive Obama.

  • Anonymous

    True. One can wish though. Think about it. If we didn’t have leftist narrative of an America filled with citizen perps by the millions, would this scenario have even happened? Would a Bowe Berghaul have even found himself in this situation if he was raised and educated to believe this is the greatest country in the history of the world, with the most opportunity?

  • NHBound

    You are so right Jacqui . . .the father’s pretense was as phony as this entire exchange . . .a total of ten prisoners were released in all . . .five previously as a “good-faith” bargaining ploy to achieve this exchange and then another 5 were released . . .10 prisoners/terrorists, 6 dead searching for this deserter, and we get a Taliban wannabe in return . . .the father’s previous videos tell his son to follow his conscience and when Bowe deserts, he tells his son how proud he is . . .God help us

  • Anonymous

    After Benghazi and the closing down of embassies last fall, it’s clear that Obama will leave just about anybody behind.

  • Anonymous

    How about just putting a bullet in the traitor’s head?

  • Anonymous

    Every entity that’s ever looked into the 9/11 tragedy has come up with a different conclusion than yours. If our government was so evil that it killed thousands of it’s own people, do you think they’d sit back and let you talk bad about them? No, if they were really that evil, they’d come to your house and put a bullet in your head. This is America, you have the right to say anything you want, no matter how stupid it is.
    By the way, how about the countless other attacks that Islamic terrorists having been credited with doing? You know, the London train bombings, the Kenyan and Tanzanian embassies, the Bali night club, and on and on and on…did our government do those ones too?

  • Laura Groseth

    What a stupid comment. I’m from the midwest and you couldn’t be more incorrect about your white supremacist BS. Shame on you.

  • CommonCents

    he’s another lying sack of crap associated and celebrated by our faux president. the father also said its “dangerous” for his son to come back too fast like a diver rising too fast. huhhhhh??? you mean it wasn’t dangerous being a POW for 5 YEARS??? and its more dangerous to come back to America? maybe it just wasn’t so dangerous in “captivity”. hmmm??

    its now obvious open warfare on our military and the American people.

    Some people have blood on their hands for getting several of our finest killed while looking for this traitor.

  • Eatongma

    Abby, you are never wrong to pray. We know that God can use this dreadful circumstances for good. We must continue praying for His will to be ours.

  • Craig

    Bergdahl wasn’t trying to free his son. He used his son, who allowed himself to be captured so he could freely become a pawn to trade for the release of as many prisoners of Guantanamo as possible. That’s the easy part. The hard part is determining whether or not our President is so completely foolish, or did he know all along, and playing US the fool?

  • Guest

    Anyone that isn’t a Muslim, Islamic Extremist, Taliban Member or Traitor of the United States you mean!

  • John Wesley

    Of course he knew all along.. He’s Muslim after all silly.

  • Gramma

    Why are you calling Sue Arnold an idiot? I must have missed something here in this translation.

  • Anonymous

    Now you are going to far. You mean you want kids to have families and teachers to teach? What you are seeing the results of are old hippies hanging on to their Kumbaya moment. They are givin’ peace a chance,all people are good and the only evil on earth is the American way of life.
    They will forever puzzle me that is for sure. Glad I was born when I was. I have apologized to my children for this mess actually told them I thought the hippies were irritating but harmless. Now it seems I was wrong. They actually were evil and evidently planning to destroy the last best hope on earth . You cannot believe how surprised I was to find the likes of a Bill Ayers and lovely wife Bernadette were teaching in a University and so were many of their friends. My bad, well me and my generation. So now they will give it all away and who knows how much our children will miss?

  • Anonymous

    I wonder how many young people are doing their masters on how America(ns) got so evil. It would be interesting to see a professor charging their pupils to do their thesis’s on this subject alone. Think of all the twisted history and unique syndromes they could come up with. By the time they were through, there would be marches against things that never happened caused by people who never existed, who had syndromes that never were.
    We could get a brand new insight on who the elusive “they” really are. Oh well, I guess it has already been done a thousand times, by ghostwriters for the political class.

  • Gretel Siciliano

    I don’t know anyone in the military but I’m ashamed that they have to be subjected to those who hate America and serve next to them while defending their lives. Is this really how we treat our military? How will we know the heroes from the villains?

  • Anonymous

    I hope Idaho don’t give this traitor that caused the deaths of American troops while hunting his deserting ass a Welcome Home. He needs to be tried for treason and his father praising Allah in a news conference to the American people is a Disgrace.

  • Anonymous

    Yes he was praising Allah at the news conference to the American people.

  • Anonymous

    Why didn’t he just stay with theTalban since he deserted to join them instead of putting our special forces in harm way to rescue his sorry ass. Should have left his sorry ass there to rot. And his Allah praising father is a disgrace…

  • Anonymous

    His father was lying so he could praise and pray to Allah. His weirdo father is a hippie muslim.

  • Anonymous

    Obama must’ve been impressed with the Bergdahls, especially Mrs. Berdahl. Did you notice how “touchy-feely” he was with her and how he kissed her in the rose garden? Good thing Michelle wasn’t there but I was embarrassed by how the president was acting. As for Mr. Bergdahl, Obama was probably impressed with him because he seems to have taken on a Muslim approach to his life. His beard was disgusting as was his talking in the “Taliban” language. No compassion for any of them.

  • Guest

    Remember that non of this would happen if it weren’t for Obama!

  • ThomasD

    They planned it from the beginning. They’re (Burger family) Taliban! They told the son to go there get captured, then have the US negotiate his freedom by releasing 5 high profile Taliban. How could Obama not see this?

  • Anonymous

    Maybe in 2 1/2 years but it depends who we elect to hold the coveted position.

  • Anonymous

    You can’t arrest a President unless he’s impeached first…unfortunately.

  • Carol Cruce

    have you noticed we are playing right into o’s hands by forgetting about why HE really did the trade. As long as we keep our mind and thoughts on Bergdahl we are not thinking about o setting five Terrorist free and we are not thinking about how o has put America and our love ones in danger. Lets quit complaining about Bergdahl that will take care of its self, lets get O.

  • Anonymous

    It’s the result of blindly electing a narcissistic and arrogant President. He fooled all his voters but now the blinders are off a lot of them. So, he no longer has to campaign for reelection but instead will do whatever he wants because he knows he an get away with it. He bypasses Congress and the law continually and thumbs his nose at our Constitution. I cringe to think what else he will do in the 2 1/2 years he has left.

  • Anonymous

    Fact…30% of terrorist released world wide rejoin the fight to kill anyone not in agreement with their jihadist doctrine including Christians, women, children and even other Muslims.

  • Anonymous

    What do you mean not see it. Obama was in on it.

  • Anonymous

    Obama and the Mrs. fast trotting out to the microphone, arms around each others’ waists set my hair on fire. Where are the feminists on this? Had my husband, a supervisor, walked onto a stage with his arm around any female for any reason he would have been slapped immediately with an EO complaint.

  • Anonymous

    Generally, the heroes don’t brag about themselves.

  • Anonymous

    Please, God, help this nation’s leadership and citizens return to the governance by law through our Constitution.

  • Peter Faletto

    JWII…I agree with Lacey. Your ignorance is showing. There are many areas that are predominantly Liberal but this is one of the most Conservative states in the nation…and the White Supremacists left for the deep South. I haven’t heard a derogatory statement towards a Jewish person in my nearly 15 years living here.

  • Anonymous

    She’s simply quoting what was written in Rolling Stone although she forgot to place the end quotation mark after the word “disgusting”. All you have to contribute is calling her an idiot? I guess you have nothing credible to say.

  • Anonymous

    For a discussion topic– Can Mr. Bowe Bergdahl be tried by a military court for going awol while on duty?

  • Ben Parasian

    Why would a president willing to trade “High profile Terrorist Commanders” for a deserter who ran away from his duty to defending his country freedom? Despite tons of facts few people died tried to find him and thousands brave soldiers gamble their life hunt down and catching some dangerous people like those 5′s terrorist ? It doesnt make sense.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe SFCLYNX thought the words were her opinion since she left out the quotation mark. If that’s the case SFCLYNX gets a pass. Proper grammar is important.

  • ThomasD

    Exactly my point!

  • Jennie Pofahl Tracy

    Well, I can only speak for this Idahoan, but I have no intention of celebrating his release, or condemning his “crime” until it’s all sorted out. We can’t support the constitution in one breath, and then slam our own little gavel down on his trial by public opinion and main stream media. We’ll get the facts (I hope) and then we can start celebrating/condemning. I’m suspicious, but I want the facts before I judge the man.

  • Come & Take It!

    I think that there is much more to this than meets the eye. I think they are both traitors. What the son did was more than just desert from the Army. I believe he went and ACTIVELY sought out to become a “hostage”. This story is far from over.

  • KC

    Parents of slain soldier who was searching for Bergdahl said their son would rather have given his life before releasing 5 harden terrorists.

  • katherine

    I’m not from West Virginia , but you are an ignorant hateful person …..no one wanst to read you ‘re stupid ignorant comments

  • katherine

    Well ,dude ,don’t call the pot black…you’re just as bad as JWll ! There’s no more supremacists in the south than anywhere else.

  • Johnathan Read

    Another example of Obama’s disdain for the Military.

    First he guts the Military to WW2 levels, throwing thousands out of work.

    Second the VA scandal where vets died waiting for treatment.

    And now he slaps them in the face by treating Bergdahl like some sort of hero and not a deserter.

  • suzeeqbl

    Unfortunately you are right.

  • Anonymous

    Truly the prophet Isaiah saw THIS day in which we live when he wrote of it: “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20

  • Anonymous

    Katherine, I think Melody and Ken were both trying to inject some humor into this chain. Note the :) in Ken’s post. Please try to differentiate actually hate filled comments, such as JWII’s, from bad joke comments or we become as PC as those we object to.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t believe for a second that he forgot or had difficulty speaking English. I do believe, that he learned Pashto, or whatever language for the region, because of daily exposure. Who knows , he might have even known the basics, before he deserted his camp. His ding dong daddy on the other hand, offended the country by reciting a bull shiite. Islamic prayer while standing next to our illustrious leader. What I found odd, was that right after he praised Allah, he follows with ….It’s almost as if he was trying have people believe that he was providing a quick translation for what he just said maybe hoping that it really wouldn’t be noticed. After all , if the son has trouble with English, why insert that in there? In typical Obama administration style the hypocracy, and their total inability to run anything is stunning and scary.

  • Anonymous

    And praying that liberal Hollywood doesn’t offer a book or movie deal (like Bob Bergdahl alluded to in one of his initial interviews) to the Bergdahls.

  • SL

    His statement in no way implicates all Idahoans, but it is nevertheless true, and I can speak to that from firsthand experience. I’m sure no one here shares those feelings and only hope you help educate those there that are, in fact, dangerous.

  • Native American

    guys?…wondering could he be a CIA operative planted by our government and all this is part of the set up to get info on the terrorists

  • Mary Beck Furlong

    I agree with what you’re saying except the “main stream media” part. Main stream media won’t cover this. It’s too controversial and eventually against Obama.

  • Anonymous

    The Current Occupant is desperate to empty Gitmo and treating a military deserter and his wacko parents like heroes was his opportunity to get the ball rolling. I first thought it was simply a case of his incompetent staffers but now it’s clear that the answer is far more sinister than that. This may well turn out to be the major scandal of Obama’s presidency. Americans don’t take sympathizing with the enemy lightly, whether it’s from an Army deserter or the president.

  • Anonymous

    The Current Occupant is also an anti-American jihadi sympathizer that wanted to deflect attention from the VA. This “trade” doesn’t just help empty Gitmo, it helped his terrorist buddies. But it backfired and it still isn’t going to deflect from the veterans he shat upon.

  • Kathy Smith

    legally what they are doing is called … TREASON. and that to is also punishable by law.

  • Thomas Richardson

    I live in Idaho.lol Idaho has a lot more rights then most states. But better believe that if our own country won’t do nothing that our state will. First thing local representative said was “there will be a investigation”

  • Natalie

    Obama just needed a reason to free his Islamic brothers.

  • Commenter

    Where is that? I want to move there.

  • marc Patterson

    How much money has pira terrorists gotten from the good old usa over the years???

  • Taraveah

    This is very upsetting. I even signed the petition to negotiate his release! If any of this is true, he should of been left there. At the very least, he should be tried for desertion if not treason!

  • Mark Williams

    I’ve been gathering more and more information on this case. It’s becoming obvious that this kid deserted his post and your President exchanged 5 of the most dangerous Taliban leaders to release this traitor. As a former soldier I’m appauled with this whole situation, as an Idahoan that lives within a couple hours of the Bergdahl, I welcome Bowe back. We have a strong tree branch and a thick rope we’d like to introduce you to. Let’s say we can “hang” out and visit about the deaths you caused.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Hang the both of them together – the worst father/son team since the Walkers.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Add to that it is one of the few federal offenses that carry the maximum of the death penalty…

  • Bill Tilghman

    He also wanted to dispense with the current VA debacle and get Benghazi off everyone’s minds. It is a flailing move of desperation… which is why it is a spectacle and a magnum load of failure. The worst part of this is they did the same maneuver as with Benghazi by sending out Ms. Rice to the Sunday news shows again. Are they going for an insanity defense??? It seems so.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Not plausible, but not inconceivable either. Much of this administrations machinations seem to be that way. They think they are thinking out of the box, but they aren’t in the same universe as the box.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Not only does it not make any sense, it confounds even their twisted logic, and it disrespects the sacrifices of the brave men who lost their lives looking for this worthless one. It is a disgusting and despicable episode to be sure.

  • Bill Tilghman

    AWOL is not what he is guilty of doing, he deserted in the face of the enemy, and that is one of the few offenses against military justice that carries a death sentence as a maximum. The last case that this offense was committed where the maximum punishment was applied was in WW II in the case of Private Edward Donald Slovik (February 18, 1920 – January 31, 1945), who was executed by firing squad in France. The execution by firing squad was carried out at 10:04 a.m. on 31 January 1945, near the village of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines. There was a movie made about this – “The Execution of Private Slovik” , starring Martin Sheen.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Obama never sees anything if it isn’t on the news. That is what he says, despite the public knowledge of all the high level briefings and cabinet meetings our presidents get to keep them informed from day to day on the state of world affairs.

    If you take his word for it, this president is the single most ignorant individual on the planet – or at least the most uninformed and irresponsible president of all time.

  • Bill Tilghman

    What he was doing is a psychological technique known as NLP. “Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in California, United States in the 1970s. Its creators claim a connection between the neurological processes (“neuro”), language (“linguistic”) and behavioral patterns learned through experience (“programming”) and that these can be changed to achieve specific goals in life.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuro-linguistic_programming

    In other words he was manipulating her into going along with the program. By touching her and escorting her he was conveying support and I am speculating that is because she may have expressed some reluctance to appear with the president at this event. Lots of narcissists use NLP to manipulate people into doing what they want, and it is a sinister form of persuasion when employed in this manner. This is a misapplication of the technique and is commonly employed to control people into cooperation with events they may not really express approval or an eagerness to do.

    It comes as no surprise that the president would resort to such tactics to get his human props to accompany him, especially when a relatively minor amount of investigation has revealed the horrible nature of this event.

    The administration is blind to the impression that reasonable people get from this presentation and from the “prisoner exchange” they are calling this event. Within hours of announcing this, Susan Rice received marching orders to shore up the Obama line with appearances on the Sunday news programs and reinforce the desired impression he wanted to convey to the American people about trading a deserter and possibly collaborator for five heinous leaders of the Taliban. This is another sorry episode of Obama’s failure to act in the interest of this country, its people, and it adds to the number of federal laws he has broken during his tenure.

    When are the American people going to demand his resignation?

  • Bill Tilghman

    I think it is apparent who the villains are. Most of us veterans know by the smell.

  • Bill Tilghman

    In answer to your question – yes.

  • Bill Tilghman

    It is a success only in achieving a new low mark. In that it makes a statement that indicts this administration as damning as it can be made.

  • Bill Tilghman

    That message was a code. I can guarantee you that it was made in the manner in which it was worded for a purpose and you can bank on that.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Worse than that, his father is a traitor.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Apparently Bowe Bergdahl has no conscience, and his father knows nothing of loyalty, sacrifice or service to the nation and the people. The two of them are reminiscent of the Walkers, except the Bergdahls had no clearances.

    As a Vietnam war enlistee, (not drafted), these two disgust me to the extreme.

  • Bill Tilghman

    To your credit you remained faithful and you could not have known what the nature of this man and his father’s character was. Bless you for your belief.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Pig excrement looks down on those two.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Because der fuhrer wants it that way. It fits the party line – watch all the good little liberals line up and salute. Welcome to Deutschland in 1931.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Amen to that. I pray that the depth of the conspiracy is revealed so that even the most hard line leftist cannot deny the nature of this betrayal and the tragic loss of lives that has occurred as a result of the infinite stream of lies coming from the White House.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Looks like collaboration to me too.

    Added to the rest of the outrageous acts of this administration perhaps the public will demand the resignation and prosecution of all involved – all the way to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

  • Bill Tilghman

    TRUTHER ALERT!TRUTHER ALERT!TRUTHER ALERT!TRUTHER ALERT!

    Get some perspective and stop listening to whoever put that garbage in your mind – they have done you a great disservice by making you ignorant.

    You should be outraged.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Perhaps you might consider getting away from liberals.

  • Bill Tilghman

    I’m with you – both Bergdahls deserve the noose, on a Tuesday. Two for the price of one.

  • Bill Tilghman

    We know these are exceptions. Trust me, most of us value Idaho and the conservatives who live there.

  • Bill Tilghman

    My guess is he lied to the Army in the beginning. He wanted to be with the front line troops to get as close to the Afghanis as possible.

    In my day, (Vietnam – Regular Army enlistee), the Army assigned people where they needed the manpower and the individual only had to meet the minimal requirements for the job in question. You could tell them what you would like to do, but ultimately the personnel assignments were done based on the needs of the service.

    I am amused at the number of people in the population that apply civilian attributes to military service, such as 8 hour work days, the level of choice, the freedom of action and the like. They do not realize the degree of the sacrifice the enlistee makes to serve them, nor do they consider what it takes for a person to make that sacrifice. When you try to explain it to them, the concept is so foreign to most people that there is no way to achieve understanding of the dynamic involved.

    I think that because of the father’s apparent motivations and lifestyle that Bowe was influenced to seek a posting that would put him as close to the action as possible. Desertion in any other scenario would not have accomplished their apparent objective of assisting the enemy.

  • Gramma

    I have to laugh at that one. If these comments were only posted when the grammar was correct there really wouldn’t be much to read, would there? Seems there are enough uneducated people out there that they have no problems keeping up with the comments. :)

  • Bill Tilghman

    During his initial presidential campaign, Obama stated to a LA RAZA rally that he rewards his friends and punishes his enemies.

    Like you, I find his announcement of reading about events in the paper, rather than using the many briefings and cabinet meetings available to him either laughable or insane. Any person with that level of responsibility to the people of this country who would not avail him or herself of the intelligence and information made available to the most important head of state in this hemisphere, and possibly the world, is just too crazy for rational belief.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Absolutely – if he wanted to get a serviceman out of the hands of hostiles, he should have taken care of the Marine – he IS an honorable member of our armed forces.

    It is becoming clear that Bergdahl senior programmed his child to do his anti-American bidding, and both deserve to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law whether civilian or military.

    Even the uneducated have to work hard to make the case for Bergdahl’s innocence and the subsequent raw deal Obama was only to glad to go for. The kicker is, they have been working on this exchange for nearly a year. Obama just waited to play this card until he needed it.

    If Obama wanted to be a hero, he should have leaned hard on the Mexican authorities to release the Marine they are wrongly accusing and incarcerating.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Part of their plot was to ambush his rescuers. They hold the guy for years while the US military does everything they can to recover the loser, meanwhile he is teaching the Taliban our tactics and training so they can kill or maim our troops in the field trying to get him back from the Taliban. Pure evil if you ask me.

  • Bill Tilghman

    He might well do that next. The Congress is so gutless and afraid of being accused of racism that they wouldn’t act if this was a nationally televised event. We need the people to voice their righteous indignation over this administration and its outrageous betrayal of the people and the Constitution.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Only someone trying to help them raises that question. There have been abundant examples and the man has not objected to any of them being publicized, and his message to the Taliban with the president and his wife right there pretty much sum up the possibility of the tweets being falsely attributed to him. It is a safe bet he is guilty.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Only a really heinous collaborator makes accusations like that. Thanks for outing yourself.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Note that this is the first and only comment from this poster.
    You hit the nail squarely on the head.

  • Bill Tilghman

    They sure are delicious when smoked for several hours. YUM!
    Only the left side of the goat is sinister, according to latin.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Your ignorance is astounding. There are white supremacists in all 50 states. To identify Idaho in that manner flies in the face of reason.

  • Bill Tilghman

    I thought that was Scotland…

  • sumoman

    I didn’t even know that was a liberal issue.

  • sumoman

    If every entity had a different conclusion I wouldn’t be talking about it. Also what do those other attacks have to do with 9/11?

  • justsayin

    Watching the father seak on the news tonight, saying “asa lama lakem” and THANKING the captors o caring for his son the “American Captive” made me SICK. Ive never seen in 54 years on earth a weaker, more pathetic excuse for a man. Im sure those rag heads re laughing as he tried to please the over and over. I GUARENTEE he would GLADLY volunteer his WIFE for their pleasure just to be accepted by these stinking nasty loser wek rag heads. What a pahetic disgusting loser. He has NO guts. I see now where the son gets it.
    The reason I wore the uniform was to protect this nation from harm. I as are all REAL servicemen and women are not anxious, but WLLING to die for this nation. Therefore we would NEVER be OK with a deal to trade hese five or even ONE for us. We would spit in their face and tel them to go to ell before allowing that. THAT is why for years surrnder and being taken was against military code, so you couldnt be used AGAINST the nation as a pawn or propoganda chip. But this son of a cucholding wussy did just that. Costing GOOD men their lives, risking thousands dwn he road, and hurting sevral families.

  • Bill Tilghman

    The drama you injected is practically democrat platform material. I was responding to your comment “when it was our own government who crashed those planes.”

    A common myth promoted by left wing conspiracy buffs.

  • Peter Piper

    yet you only make $5 per BJ..

  • Peter Piper

    You aren’t the brightest bulb on the tree are you?

  • Shakes Sphere

    Centralized bureaucratic socialism began to grow more prevalent in the United States after Stuart Chase imported 18 collectivist tendencies.

  • Anonymous

    Agree, when we could of paid a ransom for this boy,but Obama decides prisoner trades were the way to go? Obama has put our boys in harms way and every American. This was done thoughtfully and purposely. I really believe that Bergdahl was just a happy excuse for the White House nothing more.

  • Freedom Fighter

    Hopefully if were all lucky this deserter/traitor finds some friendly fire somewhere before he gets someone else killed!!

  • suzeeqbl

    Colorado Springs

  • John Wesley

    Pathetic and pathological!!

  • Anonymous

    They DIDN’T ever anywhere come to your BS conclusion. I’ll tell you what all of the countless other acts of terrorism (by Al-Qaida) have to do with 9/11, the same people did them! You can’t become a smart person unless you remove the 9/11 conspiracy BS completely from your thick skull.

  • Maria Gabriela Salvarrey Rodri

    This is exactly what I think.