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Michelle Malkin, 7/20/2009:

My prayers are with the family of Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier seen on the Taliban abduction video released this weekend. The Jawa Report has the full clip.

All Americans should hope and pray for his release from jihadi custody.

Sarah Palin in 2009:
"Todd and I are praying for Private First Class Bowe Bergdahl, his family, and all of his fellow soldiers who are putting their lives on the line to defend our freedom and protect democracy abroad,” Governor Palin said. “The capture of Private Bergdahl and the bombings in Jakarta prove that we have not defeated terrorism, and that radical extremists will stop at nothing to attack Westerners and our ideals."
Kelly Ayotte, January 2014:
This June will mark five years since Bowe Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban. After so long in captivity, DoD must redouble its efforts to find Sergeant Bergdahl and return him safely to his family," Ayotte wrote in a letter this week to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
Oliver North, 2011 Facebook post:
Today, I received from the National League of POW/MIA Families, a "Never Forget Bracelet" emblazoned with the name of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. He was seized on June 30, 2009 in Afghanistan and is being held by the Haqqani Organization - a Taliban afilliated terrorist group - in northwest Pakistan. Sgt Bergdahl and his loved ones here at home deserve our prayers and encouragement until he is rescued or released. That's what we do. We're Americans.
Jim Inhofe, June 2013:
Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, an American soldier, was taken prisoner by the Taliban-aligned Haqqani network while deployed to Afghanistan in June 2009.  Sen. Inhofe supported this amendment that raises awareness of SGT Bergdahl’s capture to continue to maximize efforts to return him and reminds the Senate of one of the basic pillars of the Army’s Warrior Ethos: ‘I will never leave a fallen comrade.’

Inhofe added, “The mission to bring our missing Soldiers home is one that will never end. It’s important that we make every effort to bring this captured Soldier home to his family.”

Duncan Hunter, early 2014:
"Given the significance and necessity for centralized command and control, which I have been informed is little to nonexistent, I urge you to seriously consider the idea of directing an individual to organize, manage and coordinate activity that involves multiple elements of the federal government working toward Bergdahl's release," wrote Hunter, a Marine veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Mitch McConnel and Pat Toomey, April 2014:
no member of the armed forces who is missing in action or captured should be left behind.
I'm sure there are many more out there scrubbing their websites at this very moment.


National Review, Reihan Salam, September 2013:  the Administration's proposal to free five Taliban detainees at Guantánamo in exchange for the release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl is an example of "acts of selfless statesmanship".

Pajama's Media, January 2014: Report that  Bergdahl’s father was circulating a petition asking the Obama administration to “take action to secure the release, or rescue, or Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, using all means available, including force.” - with link so that PJ Media readers could add their names.

Here is an editorial in the Wall Street Journal from July 2011 looking forward to the day when Bergdahl - despite the "murky" circumstances of his capture - gets to lead an independence day parade.


The men Obama has abandoned
Written by Allen West on December 10, 2013

President Obama is in South Africa for his self-gratifying opportunity to get before cameras for the funeral of Nelson Mandela and shake Raul Castro’s hand. As we wrote Sunday evening, seems that British PM Margaret Thatcher was not deserving of his time or attention.

It got me thinking of others who seemingly do not deserve President Obama’s time or attention. In the military we live by a code that defines our commitment to each other, an undying devotion of “Leave no Man Behind.”


Then there is Army SGT Bowe Bergdahl still held by the Islamic terrorist Haqqani network, probably in Pakistan, in the same place where Osama Bin Laden was hiding. This past POW/MIA national day of recognition, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel reiterated a pledge to secure the young Army NCO being held captive, but have there been any actions? Any time, attention, or even mention from the Commander-in-Chief? Nah, no camera highlights in it for him.

Bonus The derp just keeps on coming

Jim Hoft, AKA "The GatewayPundit", October 23, 2012:

Horrible. Obama to Leave US POW to Rot in Afghanistan After Withdrawal

Sgt. Bowe Robert Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban in 2009 in Afghanistan.
Four months ago, his family in Idaho received a letter from their son through the Red Cross.

He was still alive.

But sadly it looks like Barack Obama is going to leave US POW Sgt. Bowe Robert Bergdahl behind.

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