Stop Calling Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl a ‘Deserter’: He’s a Conscientious Objector

Magnificent work, Caleb! Reblogged this on Electrica in the Desert

United States Hypocrisy


The tiny town of Hailey, Idaho had been gearing up all week for the eventual return of a man long hailed as an American hero caught in the nation’s twelve-year “War on Terror”. When it was announced on May 31st that 28 year-old U.S. Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who remained the sole American prisoner-of-war held hostage in either Afghanistan or Iraq, the reaction in Hailey and in most of America was ecstatic. Fast forward less than 24 hours later and the mood had not only soured, but had completely reversed course, with conservative Americans and even some liberals decrying the price paid for his safety as not being worth it. The political dialogue surrounding Bowe Bergdahl’s release has become so intensely vitriolic that, after receiving threatening calls from people all over the country, the town of Hailey has decided to call off the “Welcome Home” celebration. What’s so astounding about this…

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