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On January 17, 2014, a Whitehouse.gov petition was launched to request the President pursue a course of action to bring America’s only Afghan War POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl home. By law, before this petition can be submitted to the President for response, it is required to meet the newly raised threshold of 100 thousand signatures by February 17, 2014.
Many Americans are not aware the United States has a prisoner of war being held in Afghanistan. A Freedom Outpost story about Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl can be found here.
There is much controversy surrounding Bowes capture. Many unconfirmed stories suggest America should abandon Bowe to his captors, the Taliban. Regardless of the controversy, this young man is an American, who enlisted, served and is still in harm’s way. The circumstances surrounding his predicament are American issues, not Taliban issues.
The stress of combat can influence a soldier to do many things they later regret. Some that might be viewed, at first glance, as unforgivable.
For those that have condemned Bowe based on unproven allegations, I ask them to hold judgment until Bowe is brought home. At the very least, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl deserves the same support for efforts to bring him home as he did when he was deployed.
Read the full story at FreedomOutpost.com.