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    Military, not Bergdahl to blame for escape. Soldier should still face justice.

    So here is my problem. Yes Bergdhal left us. Yes we (those in 2nd platoon) know that he did it willingly and that he had been planning it. That is desertion. Enough of us are saying this and peoples only defense is that we have to hear from HIS mouth what his intent was.

    He learned their language. He packed up his things and sent them home to his family. He wrote hate mail about the United States, the military, and our mission in Afghanistan. He willingly and secretively and (due to his actions of getting rid of his things we can imply he) had no intention of returning. He was captured and broke the code of conduct by making a public statement putting down our government and the war in Afghanistan.

    The man who did all of this still refuses to speak to his family, and the military won't let the media touch him or release ANYTHING but updates.

    How come the military has so much power that a matter, regarding national security and the safety of our men and women oversees, can just have questions go unanswered and everyone just forgets about it?

    On top of it all, certain websites launch attacks against us claiming we are out for personal gain or have political agendas.

    My only personal gain is PRIDE that I stood up and told the TRUTH. My only agenda is that someone takes a long hard look at our military and CHANGE SOMETHING.

    Change something before one more service member commits suicide.
    Change something before one more service member is sexually assaulted.
    Change something before one more service member does not have 100% of the support they need to function as a fully combat ready individuals, highly motivated, and have a full support system back home.
    Change something before more service members lose custody of their children because they are deployed.
    Change something with the way service members are mentally supported and evaluated.
    If you do not do this, we are losing.
    If you do not do this, there will be more Bergdhal's, more senseless deaths, more broken families.

    We need people to want to stand up and get answers from our military.
    We need our service members to be the most highly trained and equipped force who are just as mentally trained and equipped as they are physically so.

    It cannot wait. It is broken. Put Bergdhal in jail for desertion, make the trial and investigation see if he committed TREASON.

    Put the military on the stand next and find out why so many are dying. Find out why more died last year to suicide than to actions by our declared enemy.

    I think the enemy is now the policies and standards set forth that govern our militarys ranks.

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