Letter: Bowe Bergdahl

June 26, 2014 

Newspapers have to write about something, but your (June 10) Our View "If you rush to judgment, you're wrong" was a waste of ink, paper and space.

People who read newspapers probably have three digit IQs with enough common sense as to when to make a final judgment. No need for your condescending, preachy lecture with references to Flag Day, Father's Day and the Fourth of July thrown in. (Did you misspell fourth or is "fouth" OK, too?)

Most Americans were glad an American soldier came back alive from Afghanistan.

Whether Sgt. Bergdahl was absent without leave (AWOL), deserted or intended to collaborate with the enemy may be of serious concern to his ex-unit and military command, it is not a matter of extreme national importance.

I believe an important national issue is: When is the media expecting to render a judgment on this administration and the commander in chief? The president made a Rose Garden ceremony celebrating the exchange of one American for five of the worst terrorists in Gitmo, disregarding the law and Congress.

Other than the sergeant, with this exchange deal, are Americans safer now?

TOM CARROLL, Meridian

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