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2012 the late (and great) Michael Hastings reported in Rolling Stone Magazine that after one of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's friends was killed in Afghanistan, and after hearing his fellow soldiers talk about 'running Afghan children down with U.S. armored trucks' he sent his mom & dad a letter describing his disgust of the Afghan war.  In his letter, he wrote:

mom and dad,
Three good sergeants, Bowe said, had been forced to move to another company, and "one of the biggest shit bags is being put in charge of the team." 
 "In the US army you are cut down for being honest... but if you are a conceited brown nosing shit bag you will be allowed to do what ever you want, and you will be handed your higher rank... The system is wrong. I am ashamed to be an american. And the title of US soldier is just the lie of fools." "The US army is the biggest joke the world has to laugh at. It is the army of liars, backstabbers, fools, and bullies. The few good SGTs are getting out as soon as they can, and they are telling us privates to do the same."

"I am sorry for everything here," "These people need help, yet what they get is the most conceited country in the world telling them that they are nothing and that they are stupid, that they have no idea how to live." "We don't even care when we hear each other talk about running their children down in the dirt streets with our armored trucks... We make fun of them in front of their faces, and laugh at them for not understanding we are insulting them."
"I am sorry for everything," "The horror that is america is disgusting." "There are a few more boxes coming to you guys," he said, referring to his uniform and books, which he had already packed up and shipped off. "Feel free to open them, and use them."

But, CNN's Jake Tapper and other mediocre so-called 'journalists' are cherry-picking parts of that email Bowe Bergdahl sent to his parents and leaving out the part that Bergdahl witnessed "We don't even care when we hear each other talk about running their children down in the dirt streets with our armored trucks."

Tapper and his mediocre-journalist brethren are also letting Josh Korder, who served with Bergdahl in Afghanistan, trash Bergdahl and spew unsubstantiated claims: he went AWOL and 6 soldiers died looking for Bergdahl.  

Here's the kicker, on June 2, 2014, CBS reported

Korder was recently discharged, which was listed as “other than honorable.”

I don't know why Korder received an "Other than Honorable" discharge and I don't care why.  But, I think it is important to know that one of the guys trashing Bergdahl and spreading unsubstantiated BS hate against Bergdahl received an "Other than Honorable" discharge.

Oh, and in my opinion, Jake Tapper and a host of other talking heads will never be a good journalists because they doesn't give a damn about the truth -- and -- because they know they suck, they  cherry-pick sensationalist BS to gin-up hate.

Here are some other important facts ginners-of-hate are leaving out:

2012 Rolling Stone reported Bergdahl's fellow soldiers were jealous of him:

At first, according to soldiers in his unit, Bowe seemed to embrace Army life. "He showed up, looked like a normal Joe," says former Specialist Jason Fry, who is now studying for a master's in theology. "When he first got to the unit, he was the leadership's pet. He read the Ranger Handbook like no other. Some people resented him for it." Bowe kept to himself, doing physical training on his own. "He never hung out with anyone, always in the background, never wanted to be in front of anything," says Fry. He surrounded himself with piles of books, including Three Cups of Tea, about a humanitarian crusade to educate girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan, as well as instructions on Zen meditation and an introductory ethics handbook with writings from Aristotle, Augustine, Kant and Hume
2012 Rolling Stone reported Bergdahl's platoon had "no discipline":
It was a brutal experience for the platoon, and Bowe's unit struggled from the beginning. "The first week is incredibly stressful," a second lieutenant in the unit, Stephen Fancey, wrote on his blog. "I get overworked to the point where I start to get sick with a fever."

Fancey detailed a unit that seemed to have almost no discipline. The company's first sergeant, Fancey wrote, "calls the Captain a quitter, then calls me a quitter. Picture a 2nd LT screaming at a 1SG, who is screaming back in broken Puerto-Rican-fied English, and about 5 Privates sitting quietly in terror." As the combat simulations continued, the sergeant's behavior grew even more disturbing. He refused to go to the bathroom, preferring to pee into a Gatorade bottle by his bed, and he obsessed over his desire for a Diet Coke. After one botched operation, according to Fancey's blog, the first sergeant just gave up. "I need a Coca-Cola," he said. Then, upset at how screwed up the operation had become, he tore off his body armor and stormed off to his tent, screaming, "Fuck 'dis 'chit!"

2012 Rolling Stone reported Bergdahl's platoon "screwed up" a lot:
By the time the month long training session ended, the platoon was so notorious for screwing up that it had become a convenient scapegoat. At the firing range one day, another company failed to bring ammunition, and Bowe's unit took the flak. "We were heckled and blamed for not being prepared," Fancey wrote. "All said and done, NTC was an eye-opener and a bit of a disappointing one, at that."
2012 Rolling Stone reported Bergdahl's platoon was "under-manned"
Bowe's platoon of some 25 men – under-manned by more than a third – was sent to a small combat outpost called Mest-Malak, near the village of Yaya Kheyl, where they were supposed to conduct counterinsurgency operations, attempting to win the local population over to the side of the Americans. 

The discipline problems that had plagued Bowe's unit back home only got worse when immersed in the fog of war. From the start, everything seemed to go wrong. In April, Lt. Fancey was removed from his post for clashing with a superior officer. He was replaced by Sgt. 1st Class Larry Hein, who had never held such a command – a move that left the remote outpost with no officers. According to four soldiers in the battalion, the removal of Fancey was quickly followed by a collapse in unit morale and an almost complete breakdown of authority.

2012 Rolling Stone reported Bergdahl's squad leader "demoted" and "reamed out for lack of discipline"
In early June, after photographs taken by Sean Smith appeared in The Guardian, Bowe's unit got reamed out by its commander for its lack of discipline. Bowe's squad leader, Sgt. Greg Leatherman, was demoted, and two other sergeants in the squad were reassigned. According to Fancey, one was made "a gate guard for the rest of the deployment." As often happens in the Army, senior officers were going unpunished for screw-ups like the MRAP mission, while lower-ranking men paid the price for minor infractions.
2012 Rolling Stone reported Bergdahl's unit 'bungled even the most basic military duties'
The unit, for its part, continued to bungle even the most basic aspects of military duty. During the last week of June, the platoon spent a day resupplying at Forward Operating Base Sharana. When someone in the unit lost his weapon, everyone in the platoon had to drop what they were doing and look for it. To make matters worse, on an earlier trip to Sharana, 10 members of the platoon had been poached to pull guard duty at another base, leaving the unit even more undermanned than usual.
2012 Rolling Stone reported Bergdahl may have asked permission to leave the base:
In the early-morning hours of June 30th, according to soldiers in the unit, Bowe approached his team leader not long after he got off guard duty and asked his superior a simple question: If I were to leave the base, would it cause problems if I took my sensitive equipment?
Yes, his team leader responded – if you took your rifle and night-vision goggles, that would cause problems.
2012 Rolling Stone reported Bergdahl's battalion had a 'shitty week' prior to Bergdahl leaveing:
At 9:00 that morning, the acting platoon leader, Sgt. 1st Class Larry Hein, called in over the radio to report a missing soldier. According to sources in the battalion, this was the last thing Hein needed, given all the scrutiny the unit had been under. The men needed a break. Instead, they had to find a member of their platoon. "That was a shitty week for all of them," says one soldier in the unit.
2012 Rolling Stone reported no one classified Bergdahl a "deserter:"
The search quickly escalated. No one knew whether Bowe was a deserter,­ a prisoner or a casualty. At that point he was simply listed as DUSTWUN – short for "Duty Status: Whereabouts Unknown."
All of this information has been in the public domain since 2012, so seriously, you have to ask: "why are Jake Tapper and all those other squawking heads leaving out all those details that Bergdahl was subjected to?"

As I said, in my opinion, Jake Tapper and a host of other talking heads do not give a damn about the truth and because Tapper and the rest know they suck, they cherry-pick sensationalist BS to gin-up hate.

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