Horrible. Obama to Leave US POW to Rot in Afghanistan After Withdrawal
Sgt. Bowe Robert Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban in 2009 in Afghanistan.
Four months ago, his family in Idaho received a letter from their son through the Red Cross.
He was still alive.
But sadly it looks like Barack Obama is going to leave US POW Sgt. Bowe Robert Bergdahl behind.
Obama will leave Bergdahl to rot in Afghanistan after US forces bail out next year.
Freedom Outpost reported:
According to our President, the United States is still on schedule to hand over security to the Afghan government authorities in 2014.
Many Americans do not know, or have forgotten, American POW Sgt. Bowe Robert Bergdahl. Sgt. Bergdahl’s capture was not the media event we experienced like the highly publicized rescue of Jessica Lynch during her 30 day capture/imprisonment. However, it has been over four years since Sgt. Bergdahl’s June 30, 2009 capture and imprisonment in Afghanistan by a Taliban-affiliated insurgent group. It is time America demanded his release and return to his family.
At the September 20, 2013 Pentagon ceremony commemorating Americas POW/MIA’s, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel proclaimed, “Our hearts today are with the Bergdahl family. Using our military, intelligence, and diplomatic tools, the United States is continuing its strong efforts to secure Sergeant Bergdahl’s’ safe release.” US Central Command confirmed, “we are still actively looking for him and following leads wherever we can get them.”
After four years of Hillary Clinton and a changing of the guard to John Kerry, the State Department is less vocal about its efforts to secure Bergdahl’s release. Apparently, State is still miffed by the Bergdahl Family decision to go public about their son’s ongoing imprisonment. My guess is—much like Benghazi—the Obama administration wanted this all kept within the federal family.
It has been widely reported that the Taliban affiliated Haqqanis holding Sgt. Bergdahl have demanded the release of Guantanamo detainees before they will agree to returning the 27 year old Bergdahl to his family in America. On May 23, 2013, President Obama lifted a moratorium on Gitmo detainees transfer to Yemen. Currently, ninety detainees at Gitmo are cleared for release. To date, none have been released or transferred.