I cannot possibly take an authoritative position on all of this Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl position. First, I am a proud veteran of the U.S. Army (Medical corps.,) as well as a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Second, there are going to be substantial biases in my presentation of what is known, and the rest is pure theorizing which is okay for think tanks and brainstorming; however, we must remain to what is known and what we can see, touch, smell, hear, and critically analyze.
But this much I do know — the recitation of my General Orders whilst standing at Attention! then Parade Rest without even an eye out of place except for the person in front of me.This discipline is referred to as strengthening the soldier insofar as this happens nothing shy of three times daily, for one’s first experience waiting in massive, yet perfect lines outside the mess hall in a driving southwest rain and the threat of hurricanes and tornadoes And be what may a Drill Sergeant could call you out and ask that you properly recite and one through ten of these Orders.
None of that was rough; hell, we were just collectively waiting to start our day with some
breakfast; then you have guessed the remaining two times daily — although it was sometimes “maybe” in the mid afternoon then after a day out on the ranges or bandaging fellow men up it was time for dinner or just plain evening chow.
There is a certain dedication that comes with being a soldier. You know, the dying for your country bit. But just as the great General Patton said to members under his command, “Nobody ever won a war by dying for it, no…no, wars are won because we lived and the other guy didn’t.
In a video posted Sunday that showed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton telling ABC News’ Diane Sawyer why it doesn’t matter if Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl deserted his unit. Funny that is at least two or three of the General Orders violated then and there. It is never okay to leave your unit.
“If you look at what the factors were going into the decision, of course there are competing interests and values. And one of our values is we bring everybody home off the battlefield the best we can. It doesn’t matter how they ended up in a prisoner of war situation,” Clinton said, coming perilously close to her now infamous “what difference does it make” line.
I just want to share with you the all manner of time to put something like this together. First please realize that Sgt. Bergdahl is a person who volitionally left his position within the unit he was with; moreover, he left his men — buddies, gentlemen, and those that shared as the bullets whizzed by. It is real to imagine that one of the complete differences in a combat situation is that some of those whizzing bullets do hit their mark.
“It doesn’t matter?” asked a surprised Sawyer. “It does not matter,” Clinton said. “We bring our people home.”
Now when this strategy first broke it was secondary maybe even tertiary to the desertion, negotiated for, five fully installed battle commanders being released from Gitmo and flying unencumbered to their new posts in Qatar.
This is where I began to disagree with what could be the United States’ next President. Please remember that I stipulated that this excuse was either secondary or perhaps even tertiary to what originally happened. This is why President Barack Obama is losing those utterly faithful Democrat Party members who are now acting the way we would against ObamaCare.
Clinton, Truth Revolt said, used the interview to pump her new book, “Hard Choices,” telling Sawyer the decision to swap five top Taliban commanders for a soldier whose platoon mates say is a deserter was a hard decision to make. Two of those swapped for Bergdahl are wanted by the United Nations for war crimes.
And for my final plea here today friends is this: How many of you could possibly count the blockbuster films with one motive in mind — bringing back those who were lost, MIA or KIA during the Vietnam War.