Idaho Prays For The Return Of Bowe Bergdahl
Do you remember what you were doing June 30, 2009? Most of us can't remember what we did last night, let alone almost five years ago. That was the day that Bowe Bergdahl was reported missing from his unit in Afghanistan. Today the Army reported that a 'proof of life video' with Sgt. Bergdahl has been seen by our government officials. This is truly great news not only for Idaho, but for Bergdahl's parents Robert and Jani. I have continued to marvel at their courage, hope, and belief that their son will be returned to his Hailey, Idaho - home. The Bergdahls have stoically championed their son's release by working tirelessly to raise awareness of his plight.
The reports from Washington indicate that a frail Bergdhal mentions the death of Nelson Mandela. That would be a good indicator that he is still alive. We all want Bowe to come home and have urged our government to make it happen. Remember the Freedom Walk where we walked from Hailey to Boise? You can see Robert Bergdahl walking with me as the walk begins.
The Bergdahls appreciate everyone continuing to remind our country that Bowe needs to come home. I recall the feeling of hope at the end of the walk when we were joined by Governor Otter and First Lady Lori Otter in reminding the nation that Idaho wants their soldier home.
With the war in Afghanistan concluding many fear that Sgt. Bergdahl could be forgotten. This new video raises awareness that America has unfinished business in that country. Washington bureaucrats continue to stonewall behind closed doors stating that our country does not negotiate with terrorists. The spineless politicians fail to mention our direct talks with Iran, a supporter of terrorist groups and our direct talks with the Taliban. Here's a more in depth look from Todd Robberson of the Dallas Morning News.
Let's hope that as NBC Chief Pentagon Correspondent Jim Miklaszewski reported on KTVB earlier today, that the Haqqani Network maybe considering the release of Sgt. Bergdahl. If that happens, June 30th will be a day we will all never forget.