President Barack Obama Announcing the Release of Sgt. Bergdahl




President Barack Obama hugs Jani and Bob Bergdahl, the parents of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, after announcing the release of Sgt. Bergdahl, who had been held captive for nearly five years by militants during the Afghanistan war, following a statement in the Rose Garden of the White House, Saturday, May 31, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)


It is difficult to imagine the range of emotions these parents must be feeling, not to mention their son. I watched the vid clip of the announcement by the President and the father made reference to his son no longer being able to speak English. This young man has been held for five years by Islamic terrorists so presumably they tortured him if he spoke English. The father speaks Arabic and spoke several times in Arabic.

The video of the announcement is here:

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