I’ve often heard it said; the truth hurts. Bob and Jani Bergdahl have their feelings hurt because Conservatives, a great many from the GOP and strangely enough, even a few Democrats are blasting their son for what most of us see as him being a deserter, a coward and a traitor. If they are paying, even a little bit of attention, then this story will make it all crystal clear for them.
Pastor: Bergdahl’s parents ‘really hurt’ by outcry
The former pastor of the parents of a soldier released from Taliban captivity after almost five years says they have been hurt by claims that he was a traitor and by the outpouring of anger toward their family.
Pastor Phil Proctor of Sterling Presbyterian Church in Sterling, Virginia, said Friday that Bob and Jani Bergdahl were surprised by interviews they have seen with former platoon mates of their son Bowe Bergdahl. Some of the soldiers told media outlets they don’t support the exchange of five Taliban officials that led to his freedom.
Proctor said the Bergdahl’s, who live in Idaho, have yet to speak with their son, who is currently recovering at a military hospital in Germany. SOURCE
This commentary is directed at the parents of Bowe Bergdahl.
Maybe if you hadn’t raised your some to BE a deserter you wouldn’t have to read headlines like this. Fellow soldiers call Bowe Bergdahl a deserter, not a hero
Or this: Captured US soldier has joined our cause, say Taliban
Maybe if you hadn’t raised your son to BE a traitor you wouldn’t have to read headlines like this. Baltimore Soldier Claims Bowe Bergdahl Is A Traitor
If your son wasn’t a traitor and thought to be a threat to American soldiers perhaps you wouldn’t have to see this story. The U.S. Army wanted to shoot Bergdahl
If your son had been a brave, loyal and true American soldier then perhaps this story wouldn’t be seen by a nation that mourns its heroes. Soldiers killed trying to rescue Bowe Bergdahl, branded a deserter by comrades
Maybe if you hadn’t raised your son to BE a weak-minded twit you wouldn’t have to read headlines like this. EXCLUSIVE: Bergdahl declared jihad in captivity, secret documents show
Maybe if you weren’t such a weak-minded twit yourself you wouldn’t have to read headlines like this. Bowe Bergdahl’s Father Declares Muslim Victory
Maybe it you hadn’t opened your remarks at the White House with these words: “bism allah alrahman alraheem”, on the grounds of the White House in an attempt to sanctify the White House and claimed it for Islam, you wouldn’t see this headline and have many American patriots believing you are a Muslim douchebag. First words of Bergdahl’s father at White House were Arabic
Maybe if YOU cleaned yourself up, cut your hair and shaved that ridiculous looking thing you call a beard you wouldn’t have to read headlines like this. Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly says Robert Bergdahl ‘looks like a Muslim’
Maybe if you had raised your son to know the value of BROTHERHOOD his former comrades and platoon members wouldn’t feel like this. ‘Price That We Paid Not Worth It’: Former Bergdahl Platoon Leader Slams Taliban Swap
Maybe if it wasn’t true, maybe if your son wasn’t a deserter and a traitor you wouldn’t see headlines like this. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is returned and immediately attacked by the Right Wing
Maybe if it wasn’t true, maybe if your son wasn’t a deserter and a traitor you wouldn’t see headlines like this either. Pentagon knew Bergdahl’s whereabouts but didn’t risk rescue for ‘deserter’ - Washington Times
If, by some quirk of nature Robert Bergdahl is actually reading stories about his son, I hope he sees this one, and Mr. Bergdahl, if you are, this is what I believe.
1. Bergdahl is a deserter and was never a Prisoner of War
2. Bergdahl is responsible for his actions and interactions with the Taliban
3. I believe that because of those interactions and his desertion in a time of war that he is nothing less than a traitor to the U.S. Army and this nation
4. I believe that through HIS actions, his act of desertion, that he, Bergdahl, is complicit in the deaths of Staff Sgt. Clayton Bowen; Pfc. Morris Walker; Staff Sgt. Kurt Curtiss; 2nd Lt. Darryn Andrews; Pfc. Matthew Michael Martinek; and Staff Sgt. Michael Murphrey
5. I believe that Bowe Bergdahl should be brought up on charges and Court Martialed.
6. If found guilty and convicted of charges of desertion and conspiring with the enemy I am of the opinion that Bergdahl should face the most severe penalty prescribed.
I have always heard that we are ALL products of our raising. In some cases that is painfully obvious. Personally I believe that Bowe Bergdahl is that product.
I’m sure his parents are very proud.