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Bowe Bergdahl Isn’t the Most Important Part of His Story – These 6 Soldiers Are

What happened?

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty this week to “desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.” He faces life in prison for the charge of misbehavior before the enemy, with his sentencing hearing set for Oct. 23.

Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban soon after he left his post in Afghanistan in 2009. After being held prisoner and tortured for nearly five years, he was exchanged for five Taliban leaders who were detainees at Guantanamo Bay. The Obama administration was criticized at the time for trading five members of the Taliban for a soldier believed to be a deserter.

What’s the full extent of the damage?

By his own admission, Bergdahl deserted his post and put his fellow soldiers in danger as they searched for him.

His desertion is believed to have been a major factor in the deaths of six men who were reportedly looking for him or whose movements for the mission were changed because the platoon was still searching for Bergdahl.

Here are their names:

  • Staff Sgt. Clayton Bowen
  • Morris Walker 
  • Staff Sgt. Kurt Curtiss
  • 2nd Lt. Darryn Andrews
  • Matthew Michael Martinek
  • Staff Sgt. Michael Murphrey

Glenn’s take:

“He betrayed the trust of his brothers in arms, and they died because of it,” Glenn said. “If I can give him credit for anything, it’s that he’s owning his actions and accepting his own guilt.”

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: Bowe Bergdahl, his fate is now in the hands of a judge, and he's awaiting sentencing, after entering a guilty plea of charges of endangering his fellow soldiers in Afghanistan.

There's no back and forth between the lawyers. No, you can't handle the truth courtroom drama. Just a traitor facing the music. I left quoting my fellow platoon mates. That's inexcusable, end quote.

It's harsh. But there's no sugarcoating what Bowe Bergdahl did. He didn't serve with honor and distinction as Susan Rice or President Obama wanted you to believe. He betrayed the trust of his brothers in arms. And they died because of it.

If I can give him credit for anything, it's that he's owning his actions and accepting his own guilt.

This is such a tragedy on so many levels. But the focus today shouldn't be on a disgraced soldier or the political maneuvering of a past administration.

They say, the greatest love is to lay down one's life for another. Well, six soldiers did that, just trying to bring him home.

Staff Sergeant Clayton Bowen HEP, Private First Class Morris Walker died from a roadside bomb, while searching for Bowe Bergdahl. Staff Sergeant Curt Curtis of Murry, HEP Utah, died from multiple gunshot wounds. Second Lieutenant Darren Andrews of Dallas, Texas, was killed with an IED. An RPG exploded nearby. Staff Sergeant Michael Murphy -- I'm sorry -- Murphry HEP of Schneider, Texas, told his family, after being taken skydiving on his 17th birthday, that he had found his calling. He wanted to be an Army paratrooper. He died from an IED.

Private First Class Matthew Martinet was in a vehicle searching for Bowe Bergdahl, when his patrol came under fire. After initially surviving as IED and RPG and multiple gunshot wounds, he died a week later.

After eight years and being paraded in front of the cameras by the president as a hero, the truth is finally here. And Bowe Bergdahl himself pleaded guilty. And he's receiving his punishment.

Today, say a prayer for him. Say a prayer for his family. But please, say a prayer for those who died trying to bring him home. Say a prayer for the families of those brave men, who are trying to move on.

But most of all, today, let's honor the fallen.

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Critical Race TYRANNY: The Great Reset of Education

A virus has escaped the university labs and is super-spreading through our culture. It's called Critical Race THEORY and what used to be a fringe topic in the academic world is now a dangerous Marxist REALITY infecting our public schools where students are taught the U.S. is a "parasitic system" based on the "invasion" of "white male settlers."

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how some teachers are being instructed to "cash in on kids' inherent empathy" in order to train them to become "activist intellectuals," starting as early as first grade.

CRT is an absolute toxin to America and Glenn warns that in just one generation the Constitution, freedom, and true equality will be totally destroyed. Yet, any opposition to the spread of this disease is shouted down as racism and bigotry. If Critical Race Theory is not already in your local school curriculum, it will be soon.

Joined by Asra Nomani, Vice President for Strategy and Investigations at Parents Defending Education, Glenn arms you with the facts about CRT so you can stand up to this tyranny in your community.

Watch the full episode below:


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NO comparison between REAL Jim Crow laws & Georgia voting bill

The left keeps comparing Georgia's new voting regulations to Jim Crow era laws, arguing the voting bill is too restrictive and even racist against minority populations. But Glenn argues that it's an INSULTING comparison to make, especially to those who actually lived and experienced the real, horrifying Jim Crow laws during the early 20th century. In this clip, Glenn explains what Jim Crow ACTUALLY means and how Georgia does not even COME CLOSE.

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Will vaccinated Americans still need mask regulations by Memorial Day?

With Texas' recent elimination of state-mandated COVID regulations, Major League Baseball was back full swing in the Lone Star State; the Texas Rangers just held the first full-capacity sporting event since the start of the pandemic. In this clip, Stu details the non-strict 'mask police' that were at the game, and Pat makes an interesting prediction: could mask regulations for vaccinated Americans actually be phased out by Memorial Day?

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Did Joe Biden tell America to stop praying?

Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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