I don't think he knew diddly squat. He was barter material for the Taliban and they won. Figuratively Obama is simply playing a high stakes poker game and losing every hand without fail. I think he might be losing on purpose.
Personally I thing Bergdahl was kind of a misfit in his unit, He probably was picked on a bit, and began to focus on some resentment he had built up . He showed some discouragement with the discipline of his unit and the American mission in Afghanistan in general. He left his post and went looking for the Taliban. I think a Minnesota Personality Inventory Questionnaire would have revealed some emotional problems. He and his father developed Stockholm syndrome during his captivity. I also think that he and his immediate family probably lean left politically. I know this is a lot of speculation on my part, but that's my gut feeling about the issue. Bergdahl conveniently developed a sense of resentment because of what he saw as social and political injustice in the US mission in Afghanistan. A bit of ribbing from his friends and he projected and reinforced his resentment in such a way as to make himself appear to be a conscientious person who was willing to sacrifice his good name for what was truly right. *Remember his father praised Bo for what "he did for the people of Afghanistan." and mentioned his "care and concern for the Afghan people". Bo is practicing self preservation in a sense. Nothing malicious or sinister- just a human response to 'being in trouble'. I remember when his desertion was reported on the news in 09. If it were a spook job it would have been more clandestine and the circumstances of his 'leaving his post' would not have been so suspicious when originally reported.
Because we're supposedly getting ready to leave Afghanistan, maybe Obama thought it was a last chance to get one of our soldiers out.<br />
What they should have done was implant those chips like my cat has in its neck, in case it gets lost, in the Taliban guys, wait a month, then bomb them!
nothing. he was obviously dying so our government decided it would be in everyone's best interest if he was saved immediately
But Bergdahl had no health problems whatsoever.
Sorry, that is not an excuse for 5 of the worst to be set free.
he hadn't eaten for awhile and looked like a poster boy for the Holocaust...even when he was finally eating, he looked like it was a struggle
maybe they broke the 5 worst and didn't see the point any more in keeping them...maybe they turned them....maybe they really weren't the 5 worst...maybe they are undercover spies...idk
Maybe this, maybe that. Here is a FACT these thugs are now roaming free.
Confidence in the Obama Presidency is on a downward spiral and that means bad news for Democrats in the upcoming midterm election. I think Obama and his advisers are trying to do various public relations things to salvage as many votes as they can. Much of the reason for low confidence in this Presidency has to do with questionable decisions, poor planning, and inept execution with little or no thought about consequences. I think the intent was to salvage midterm votes but thought, planning, and execution were typical for this presidency.
To close Gitmo.
it has to do with two american prisoners they have in the states.
He owed back taxes and the Taliban prisoners were costing too much. Cost savings.
Because we treasure our sons.