The Right Action for Bowe Burgdahl
On June 30th, 2009 Bowe Burgdahl, was captured by the Taliban, it’s interesting to see reactions from the media and public as the facts of this case are released. This case has very diverse opinions, some people agree that he should be punished for his actions and others do not. The case has not yet been resolved, so we will have to wait to see the reactions of the public after the militaries courts have reached a final verdict, so far the evidence against Burgdahl stands to show his guilt, but there is hesitation because of the events that unfolded before, during and after his release from the Taliban.
Following the capture of Burgdahl, after he walked away and out of the “safety” of his post and away from fellow soldiers, Bowe has a very unconvincing story, and claims to have been tortured although there is no actual proof of the torture, he was detained for roughly 5 years. His story of what happened during this time has many holes in it, and is hard to follow, as one could imagine with being moved around and blind folded, it would be hard to keep track of what is going on.
Shortly after his capture the Taliban released a video with the basic message, spoken through Burgdahl that they would like us to get out of Afghanistan, go home, and do not come back into the Taliban’s country. The media at this time is hyped up because the military has a promise to “leave no man behind”, therefor the controversial capture and attempt to get