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If what the article states is true, do you see this as a case of "Do as I say, not as I do" on the part of the United States?

I do find it hypocritical to "preach" no payments to terrorists and then - again, assuming what the article reports is true - to pay a ransom in an attempt to gain the release of SGT Bergdahl.

What do you think? Here's the article:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/nov/19/inside-the-ring-ransom-paid-for-bergdahl/
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SFC Mark Merino
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Code of conduct %28united states military%29
I will just leave this here out of respect for all those who were honorable during their time in captivity.
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Excellent point, SFC Mark Merino.
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SMSgt Dr. G. A. Thomas
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SFC Mark Merino,

We're all tracking together. All those held captive in Vietnam and other places who were able to keep their oaths and waited for the government to demand, ask, or coerce release.
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If so, I can see why officials would keep that secret.
It is already bad enough that we let five (!) bad, bad guys go in exchange for Bergdahl; this does not improve my opinion.
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SMSgt Dr. G. A. Thomas
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1SG Jerry Healy,

You're correct. It appears that we traded a trader for five murderous fanatics. Why when there are so many others who valiantly fought and kept their oaths?
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I would assume it is true when the The Pentagon’s spin on the payment is that the money was not technically a ransom (Really! It's not "technically" a ransom). Instead, defense officials are claiming the cash was intelligence money paid to a source for information that would lead to the release of Sgt. Bergdahl. I guess it only matters what the true meaning of the word is, is (sarcasm).

But then again it is very difficult to trust any information that involves this administration. What is or isn't, the magic of smoke and mirrors or dog and pony show seems to be a specialty by anyone associated with this administration.
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Good post, MSgt (Join to see), I agree with your take on the situation.
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