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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Bergdahl treated unfairly by media

Letter to the Editor

What is happening to Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in the U.S. media is quite appalling. I don’t ever remember such ugly accusations leveled against other returned American prisoners of war. Did we carefully examine their records? Were they all heroes? ...

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What is happening to Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in the U.S. media is quite appalling. I don’t ever remember such ugly accusations leveled against other returned American prisoners of war. Did we carefully examine their records? Were they all heroes?

We should be thankful for Bergdahl’s safe return and leave it at that.

What seems to be happening here is that the expected argument over “who lost Afghanistan” has morphed into a discussion of Bergdahl’s service record. This is a discussion that should properly focus on our politicians, past and present, and not on some hapless serviceman.

If blame is to be applied, let us do it where it is deserved!

Peter Reilley

Londonderry