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Offline SlapLeather

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PARIS—Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has declined to speak to his family after five years in harsh captivity that included being held in a cage after one attempted escape, according to a U.S. official familiar with the Army soldier's recovery.

Doctors treating Sgt. Bergdahl at a U.S. military hospital in Germany are moving slowly because of the swirling controversy over the soldier's release, the U.S. official said.

While he spent five years in captivity after being captured by Afghan insurgents in 2009, Sgt. Bergdahl doesn't yet want to talk to his family on the phone, the official said. Details of Sgt. Bergdahl's captivity were earlier reported over the weekend by the New York Times. NYT -0.13%

Sgt. Bergdahl has likely been shielded from most of the backlash his release has generated in the U.S. Some former platoon soldiers have accused him of deserting his post, and lawmakers from both parties have questioned the decision to trade America's lone prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five Taliban officials held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

http://online.wsj.com/articles/u-s-official-sgt-bowe-bergdahl-has-declined-to-speak-to-his-family-1402242356?tesla=y&mg=reno64-wsj&url=http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304315504579612170444661860.html



Hmmm... Curious.


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Gee, and after that friendly Islamic greeting Dad gave him from the Rose Garden!
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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl suffered harsh treatment at the hands of his Taliban captors and is not yet emotionally ready to speak with his family more than a week after his release, according to reports Sunday.

Bergdahl, who was freed May 31 by the Taliban in a controversial exchange for five Guantanamo Bay prisoners, has not yet contacted his parents even though he is free to do so at anytime, multiple news sources reported, citing anonymous U.S. officials. He has received a letter from his sister but has not yet responded, the New York Times reports. The Wall Street Journal, citing an anonymous official, reports Bergdahl has declined to speak with his family so far.

The 28-year-old is suffering from disorders affecting his gums and skin after five years in captivity, though he is otherwise in sound health and shows few signs of the malnourishment apparent in earlier videos the Taliban made of the soldier late last year. Bergdahl was held in a metal cage in the darkness for weeks after a failed escape attempt, according to reports, and is emotionally unstable. Despite that, he is physically healthy enough to travel back to the United States for treatment, officials said.

“The Department of Defense does not comment on discussions that Sergeant Bergdahl is having with the professionals who are providing him medical and reintegration care,” Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said in a statement. “We will respect that process in all regards. ...
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Hard to know what Bowe al Ameriki is thinking considering all of the Muzzie dog whistles that have been blowing in his ears....perhaps he is ashamed because he failed to achieve martyrdom....


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Hard to know what Bowe al Ameriki is thinking considering all of the Muzzie dog whistles that have been blowing in his ears....perhaps he is ashamed because he failed to achieve martyrdom....

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Building a case for....????....
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Bergdahl is damned either way he tries to spin his 5 year absence.

Taliban love the video camera.   


....nuff said. :whistle:
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sounds like he's psychotic.


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