POTUS, POW, & GOP
By Betty Fokker on June 10, 2014
Golly, it must suck to be a POW and then come back to face improbable but improvable allegations, huh?
It doesn’t help matters that it will be quite a while before Bergdahl’s side of the story can be truly known because he has been seriously traumatized. “According to [an] official, who spoke on condition of not being identified, Bergdahl tried to escape at one point but got caught, and his captors then confined him in small enclosure described as a cage or box. At an American military hospital in Germany where he was taken after his handover near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, doctors said Friday he remained in stable condition and continued to improve, but wasn't ready to travel back to the United States.” His doctors are adamant that "There is no predetermined time line for Sgt. Bergdahl's recovery process … [and] The duration will continue to be based on the pace of his healing and reintegration process."
I really don’t know anything more than any other Joe Schmoe who reads the news, but what I can and will point out is that the Department of Defense military code of conduct and ethics assures military personnel that in the event they become a POW, “Just as you have a responsibility to your country under the Code of Conduct, the United States government has an equal responsibility -- to keep faith with you and stand by you as you fight for your country. If you are unfortunate enough to become a prisoner of war, you may rest assured that your government will care for your dependents and will never forget you. Furthermore, the government will use every practical means to contact, support and gain release for you and for all other prisoners of war.”
Therefore, it doesn’t matter what Bergdahl did or why; we promised him we’d bring him home. Thus, as Commander and Chief of the US Military the POTUS had a responsibility to uphold that promise.
The GOP hates it when Obama does something Presidential, even if that something is securing the release of a POW.
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