Bob Bergdahl, Bowe’s father, is an interesting character

When Bob Bergdahl stepped onto the White House lawn with Barack Obama to celebrate Bowe’s return, this is what he said:

Bergdahl's Dad offers Muslim prayer

Translation:  “In the name of Allah the most gracious and most merciful.”

When Bob Bergdahl learned that his son would be returned to him, in exchange for five of the worst prisoners in Gitmo, this is what he tweeted (since deleted):

Bob Bergdahl tweet

These are the Gitmo prisoners whose release Bob is celebrating:

The Taliban Five

And this is Bob:

Bob Bergdahl

Is it just me, or could Bob’s picture be slotted into the sixth square in the above poster (that black square with white text) without any discontinuity?

Bob’s a strange bird.  Judging by the emails he wrote before vanishing, Bowe is too.  Beyond that observation, I do not speculate.

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  • Katja

    Having now lived in Idaho, I’d say the beard & dress aren’t all that out of place.  *L*  Duck Dynasty doesn’t have anything on Idaho mountain men!  On the other hand, in anywhere extremely remote, you have a good number of characters out there because they don’t really fit in anywhere else.  And while most people in those situations are not dangerous (in most situations) there are those who really go beyond that.

  • Bookworm

    I’m sure, Katja, that it’s just coincidence.  It’s just a funny kind of coincidence that he should look so identical to the Gitmo guys.

  • Ymarsakar

    Don’t need to speculate. The 3% already know what’s going on.

  • JohnC

    My grandfather’s generation would have horsewhipped his ass in the middle of the street.

  • biancaneve

    I think Bob Bergdahl is suffering Stockholm Syndrome by proxy.  Very strange.

  • jj

    I don’t give a rat’s ass about Bergdahl, or his kid, who, it becomes increasingly clear, deserted.  The real problem is the jug-eared dipshit standing next to him.

  • Libby

    I believe the Duck Dynasty guys’ beards are out of rebellion (as part of their backwoods TV persona) while Bob Bergdahl’s appears to be out of religious observance. In addition, the Arabic statement he made at the White House was significant per a CIA expert quoted on Allen West’s blog:
    What none of these media is reporting is that the father’s (SGT Bowe Bergdahl’s father Bob) first words at the WH were in Arabic – those words were “bism allah alrahman alraheem” – which means “in the name of Allah the most gracious and most merciful” – these are the opening words of every chapter of the Qur’an except one (the chapter of the sword – the 9th) – by uttering these words on the grounds of the WH, Bergdahl (the father) sanctified the WH and claimed it for Islam. There is no question but POTUS knows this.”

  • Jose

    biancaneve says
    I think Bob Bergdahl is suffering Stockholm Syndrome by proxy.  Very strange.
    My exact thought, also. 

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