June 6, 2014

They never give up, do they?

Fox News reported Thursday on what it described as "secret documents" showing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl converted to Islam and even declared himself a "warrior" for the religion during his five years of captivity.

Citing "secret documents prepared on the basis of a purported eyewitness account," Fox's James Rosen wrote that Bergdahl had a roller-coaster experience after he was captured in 2009.

There were times, according to Rosen, when Bergdahl was "treated very much like a hostage," and other times the soldier bonded with his captors and was even allowed to carry a gun.

According to the report, Bergdahl managed to escape for five days at one point and. After he was re-captured, he was reportedly locked in a cage "like an animal."

Yes, I know there is a Code of Conduct for POWs. Like many things that are meant only for those at the bottom of the food chain, it's a cruel joke. Torture breaks people. Easy for the brave men who send kids into battle to make these rules when we know they don't observe the rules themselves. (Geneva Conventions, anyone?)

So anything this guy did to survive is fine with me.

Just as polite people in the media never, ever mention that the captive John McCain praised his captors in a propaganda film for the North Vietnamese!

Whatever works to keep you alive, dude.

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