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When U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returned home after five years as a Taliban prisoner of war, America joined in his family’s celebration. In the days since, however, several disturbing revelations have called his character – and allegiance – into question:
- Just three days prior to being reported missing in Afghanistan, he reportedly sent an email to his parents in which he lamented his own involvement in the American military and expressed sympathy for those fighting against U.S. troops. “I am ashamed to be an American,” he wrote. “And the title of US soldier is just the lie of fools.”
- Prior to ending up in the Taliban’s custody, his fellow soldiers say he deserted his platoon; and in the subsequent recovery mission, six brave men died trying to find him. “Bowe Bergdahl deserted during a time of war,” former Sgt. Matt Vierkant said; “ and his fellow Americans lost their lives searching for him.”
As of now, reports indicate not only will he not face a military trial for his apparent desertion; Bergdahl is now set for a promotion.
This poll is being conducted to discover what the American people think about this subject. Should Bowe Bergdahl be court-martialed? The results of this poll will be published online and will be shared with major news networks and policy makers, including members of Congress. By answering this poll and having your friends take part, you can influence the decisions of those in Washington.