Speaking for all Americans, president Obama shared with parents and family of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for the joy of the release of their family member. Bowe Bergdahl had been in the Taliban custody. The president who was speaking at the White House on Saturday, reminded parents and all America that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was not forgotten even when he was gone!
During his speech in Rose Garden, the president confided in the parents and Americans that America does not leave behind any of her solders even in the thick of things. These remarks were made to inspire Jani and Bob Bergdahl and served as reminder to all American men and women in uniform that the country will never leave them behind in whatever situation.
The president assured the Bergdahls that the country’s top priority is to make sure the Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, receives the care and support he will ever need while preparations are made to reunite him with the family in the shortest time possible.
While speaking, Bob Bergdahl expressed deep emotions. He expressed great satisfaction and thanked every individual in the American government and those in the international governments across the globe for the help and support they have received in locating their family member. He confided to the audience that words alone cannot communicate their joy when they received communication from the president.
Bob Bergdahl also disclosed that Bowe Bergdahl was facing great challenge in his English communication due to long duration in captivity. Bowe could only understand Pashto, the language common among the Talibans. Touchingly, Bob Bergdahl, Bowe’s father had been learning Pashto for long in the hope that he might communicate with the son’s captors.
The released Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is under treatment in Afghanistan. However, he is expected to be moved to San Antonio to continue his treatment in U.S military hospital in Texas. It is expected that the move will help him readjust while receiving further treatment in Texas.
Obama’s retaliation to winding up military effort in Afghanistan
Before inviting the Bergdahls to make their remarks, the president affirmed that America will continue her military effort in Afghanistan. She will continue operating the military prison based in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. The president confirmed that the country is committed in her efforts to secure the release of all America’s prisoners of war unjustly held in other countries of the world.
The president expressed deep commitment and great promise to bring back home, all Americans unjustly held in other nations. The president also inspired the citizens that this is one promise the country has always kept.
Interestingly, Berghdahl, an Idaho native was reported missing in June, 2009 at the age of 23. After spending 5 years in captivity, he was released in exchange of 5 Afghanistan prisoners who had been held in America’s prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Efforts to secure the release of Bowe were planned and succeeded after intensive weeks of negations between the two camps.