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A Deserters view point

He’s lucky Obama was President. Others might have just left him there to be with his “friends”.

Bowe Bergdahl: US treated me worse than the Taliban

Bowe Bergdahl, the Army deserter who walked off his base in Afghanistan, is whining that the US treated him worse than the Taliban.

The 31-year-old sergeant told British TV journalist Sean Langan in an interview reported in The Sunday Times of London: “At least the Taliban were honest enough to say, ‘I’m the guy who’s gonna cut your throat.’ ”

That got him less upset than the “administrative duties” the Army assigned him while awaiting trial, he said.

“Here, it could be the guy I pass in the corridor who’s going to sign the paper that sends me away for life,’’ he said.

“We may as well go back to kangaroo courts and lynch mobs.”

During his nearly five years as an unwilling guest of the Taliban, he said, he was kept in a steel cage and tortured.

Bergdahl complained to Langan — who himself was held by the Taliban for three months in 2008 — about the “endless weeks, months, years on my own.’’

There are conflicting reports that six soldiers died searching for him.

He was traded for five Taliban officials freed from Guantanamo Bay.

He faces a possible life sentence.

IDIOT!

He could have been shot for what he did. Others lost their lives looking for this POS. To think that Obama held him up as a hero tells much about Obama’s character too.

Historical happenings

10/23/1929 ~ The first transcontinental air service begins from New York to Los Angeles.

10/23/1952 ~ The Nobel Prize for Medicine is awarded to Ukranian-born microbiologist Selman A. Waksman for his discovery of an effective treatment of tuberculosis.

10/23/2002 ~ Chechen terrorists take 700 theater-goers hostage at the House of Culture theater in Moscow.

Ponder this

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.

~ H P Lovecraft

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Historical happenings

10/22/1824 ~ The Tennessee Legislature adjourns ending David “Davy” Crockett‘s state political career.

10/22/1907 ~ Ringling Brothers buys Barnum & Bailey.

10/22/1938 ~ Chester Carlson invents the photocopier. He tries to sell the machine to IBM, RCA, Kodak and others, but they see no use for a gadget that makes nothing but copies.

Ponder this

Life is to be entered upon with courage.

~ Alexis de Tocqueville