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Question of the week: Should Bergdahl be prosecuted?

By From page A11 | June 13, 2014

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed after five years of captivity by the Taliban last week, but questions persist about him deserting his post.

Should he be prosecuted for that? Participate in this week’s poll:

Last week’s results:

Are you taking measures to save water?

Yes: 76 percent

No: 24 percent

41 Daily Republic voters


Discussion | 12 comments

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  • BobJune 09, 2014 - 6:14 am

    Seems like the government is trying to keep the whole thing as cloudy as possible so no one can really know what really happened

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  • DanielJune 09, 2014 - 6:47 am

    The entire Berghdal story is a success for Obama he diverted the subject away from VA deaths.

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  • rlw895June 09, 2014 - 7:30 am

    Nobody said his opponents were smart. They went down the Susan Rice rabbit hole once before, remember?

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  • CheckYourFactsJune 09, 2014 - 11:25 am

    I figured all of the right-wing knee-jerk would unleash the ad hominem attacks, which apparently are the only thought processes of which they're capable. Remember the presumption of innocence? Even courts-martial have that, as well as a massing of non-hearsay evidence. That's a little inconvenient for you, isn't it? Since you want to talk "diversions," how about that unfounded little thing in Iraq to divert attention away from "Mission (Un)Accomplished?" Nothing like a needless war with needless deaths to ramp up the profits of all those contractors, eh? That's a bigger rabbit hole than anything Susan Rice or the president could possibly cook up.

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  • CD BrooksJune 09, 2014 - 11:34 am

    CheckYourFacts, excellent points!

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  • MikeJune 09, 2014 - 1:58 pm

    If he is brought before a JAG court, he should be tried by a jury of his peers. Those peers should all be NCO's and all combat veterans.

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  • john staffordJune 10, 2014 - 2:48 am

    lets see how many people the 5 will kill in the next 2 years

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  • mike kirchubelJune 12, 2014 - 7:34 am

    Your question presumes guilt and you are either playing into the trap or actively pushing the right wingnut agenda. The situation should be investigated by the military, not Fox, and, if Bergdahl did anything wrong, he should be held accountable. Duh.

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  • ArachneJune 13, 2014 - 12:07 pm

    Since when is asking if he should be prosecuted a presumption of guilt? Isn't the trial where the truth is supposed to come out.

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  • mike kirchubelJune 13, 2014 - 12:49 pm

    An investigation should be conducted, absolutely, and if the investigators think he did anything wrong, then he should go to trial to determine guilt or innocence.

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  • LarryJune 13, 2014 - 7:37 am

    I will not/cannot answer this question because Bergdahl is being prosecuted by public opinion. This man has not been officially charge by the military. Right now, Bergdahl needs the help and support of Sarah Pallin, the Tea Party and the Republican Party to prevent the prosecution by the readers of the Daily Republic Newspaper poll takers from violating his constitutional rights as a American citizen.

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  • P.J.June 13, 2014 - 10:58 am

    When Bergdah is out of hospitals, meets his family, etc. he will claim (if rumors are true that he walked away from his post) that he suffered from "stress"! The release of 5 terrorist puts Obama right up there with the other "traitor" who is still running free, and Obama named her one of the top 100 Women......excuse me, but Jane Fonda's face is still on my toilet paper!

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