The Bergdahl Boondoggle

The Writer In Me

Originally published in Yahoo! Voices

obama-bergdahl-remarks-20140531-001A boondoggle is defined as work or activity that is wasteful or pointless but gives the appearance of having value. Such it is with Bowe Bergdahl.The White House would have you believe that one of ours was captured, held against his will and mistreated for five years by the Taliban, and that the president lived up to the sacred motto of “no man left behind” by rescuing a hero, thus giving the appearance of value. The wasteful part is the loss of six lives searching for a soldier who left of his own free will.

There are many oddities. According to Fox News, Bergdahl’s team leader, former Army Sgt. Evan Buetow, Bergdahl asked for help mailing his computer and belongings home, and asked what would happen to him if his military gear turned up missing. Bergdahl left his rifle, helmet, body armor, and web…

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About Sylvia Van Peebles

Sylvia Van Peebles currently lives in the Temecula Valley of Southern California and has a passion for writing. Sylvia has a broad range of experience that allows her to write on many different topics.
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