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Absurd request to put myself in place of a miserable deserter

To The Daily Sun,

Oh, Henry, when did you start working for the Center for the Study of Absurdity? Looking at the way you worded your recent letter Mr. Osmer, one might think you have become Mr. Veverka's right hand man.

To answer your question, yes I did serve in the military, with the U.S. Army. Basic training at Fort Dix, N.J., and Advanced Individual Training as a missile repair parts specialist at Fort Lee, Va. I spent a year at Fort Hood, Texas, as a company clerk. I also spent nearly 15 months in the Republic of Vietnam from July 1970 to September 1971. I was the company clerk for the 59th Engineering Company(Land Clearing), aka the Bushwackers.

You asked me to put myself in the place of Bowe Bergdahl. You have just asked me to do the impossible. I would never have deserted my company while serving my country. I can only imagine the shame I would feel knowing that my Commander-in-Chief just released five top Taliban terrorist leaders to get my sorry butt back. And then honoring my dereliction of duty by having my parents stand in the Rose Garden while President Obama touted this embarrassing trade as some heroic achievement. Just the thought of that happening after I could have so cowardly left my company high and dry has left me feeling extremely nauseous.

Speaking of that marvelous Rose Garden ceremony. Henry, do you know what Robert Bergdahl, Bowe's father said in Arabic? Probably not, so let me enlighten you. "Bismillah al-rahman al-rahim". Translation: "In the name of Allah the most gracious, the most merciful." He also uttered the word, "basmallah," which is an Islamic expression of victory. Our president smiled when he heard those words. Robert Bergdahl also said, "I'm your father Bowe" after informing the world that he was speaking in Arabic because his son was having trouble understanding English. Walid Shoebat, a former radicalized Muslim and former member of the PLO, has this information in case you would like to learn just a little bit about the Bergdahls before you ask me such an asinine question.

Oh, by the way Henry, Col. Allen West also captured a Tweet by Robert Bergdahl before he deleted it. "I am still working to free all Guantanamo prisoners. God will repay for the death of every Afghan child, ameen." Have you heard of the word, "Taqiyya" Henry? It refers to religious dissimulation where Muslims are allowed to deny their faith under duress. It allows them to commit illegal and blasphemous acts. It originated in the Qur'an. Of course now, radicalized Muslims use stealth jihad for just about any reason to attack, rape, behead and set on fire the infidel.

So perhaps Henry, you now have some realization about how absolutely absurd your question to me was, about putting myself in the place of a miserable deserter. Now I realize it probably doesn't seem like such a crazy question to those on the "left". Those being the ones who hate those who fight evil. I would rather die playing the role of the "sheepdog" than live in fear as the timid "sheep". But oh, Henry, "Et tu Brute"? Are you really siding with those who would betray their country? The ones who live in this country, yet despise it to the core of their being? Henry, oh please say it ain't so. Assure me you are on the side of the courageous soldier and not the the cowardly and likely traitorous Bowe.

Russ Wiles


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If government no longer provided me a helping hand, who would?

To The Daily Sun,

My letter was somewhat misinterpreted by Ms. Morrisette. I am grateful every day for hard-working Americans who pay taxes to provide benefits for the needy. I also have ongoing sympathies for the struggles of working persons. Your complaint somewhat proves my original point: Churches cannot help all of those in need — therefore government help is needed.

I have schizophrenia. I do what I can to not be a further burden to society. I choose to be sober, law-abiding and think rationally. I receive no church help, nor have I needed to ask for it. I appreciate the SSDI check that I receive. However, if the government no longer provided a helping hand, who would provide help to me? You are an example of the bitter, angry, and religious persons that certainly would not choose me as a beneficiary of your church's charity.

Modern fervent Christians have not been able to do miracles as Jesus claimed they would. I think Jesus and his miracles are a fairy tale. Peace.

Louise Sargent

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