Pulse poll

Question of the week: Should Bergdahl be prosecuted?

By From page A7 | June 12, 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


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  • MikeJune 08, 2014 - 9:10 am

    Doesn't an investigation preceed prosecution? You know what I'd investigate, why would he be promoted while a captive if the Army deemed him a deserter? I would afford him all the gaurentees under Uniform Code of Military Justice and any other laws that he is entitled to. Let laws judge the case, not the media. And yes, if found guilty, desertion would be his shame.

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  • CD BrooksJune 08, 2014 - 9:41 am

    Mike, excellent thought-provoking comment.

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  • Mr. PracticalJune 08, 2014 - 6:33 pm

    I agree with Mike's comments as well. This yes/no polls are often fatally flawed. A better way to word it would have been, "if allegations of desertion are found to be true, should he be prosecuted?" Most of the time on these polls my answer would be "Maybe" or "it depends."

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