This is coolbert:
The American soldier Bowe Bergdahl having been traded for Taliban insurgents and now repatriated, the controversy grows to the dismay of all.
"Bergdahl's Platoon Mates: Six Died Looking for 'Deserter'"
"What began as a debate over negotiating with terrorists escalated Monday into anger among many armed services members at the attention being given to Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a man who reportedly fled his post five years ago only to be captured by Afghan insurgents."
"Bergdahl was freed Saturday in exchange for five Guantanamo Bay detainees."
"By Monday, that had all changed. Soldiers who served with Bergdahl said they were outraged at the possibility he would be accorded a hero's welcome. He is anything but, they said."
Sergeant Bergdahl "captured" by the Taliban but not UNDER NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES OF WARFARE A PRISONER-OF-WAR AS GENERALLY UNDERSTOOD?
Was a deserter, a man who left his post and just wandered off. A disillusioned and disaffected young man his apparent aimless [?] roaming without purpose NOT a good idea.
Thanks to NewsMax and the tip from Ken, devoted readers to the blog are encouraged to read the entire article. Too early to arrive at a decision regarding the man without knowing further details. I guess mental instability exacerbated by combat might be a consideration that will have to taken into account.