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Put off by Obama's celebration of Bowe Bergdahl's return

To the editor: While there may be no reason for President Obama to apologize for his effort in negotiating Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release, that does not excuse other related matters, which are most troublesome. ("Deserter or not, Bowe Bergdahl deserved to be rescued," editorial, March 27) To begin with, there was the politically expedient and theatrical White House announcement of the release and trade for five Guantanamo Bay prisoners that showcased Bergdahl's parents. Then, there was the comment of Obama's national security advisor, Susan Rice, that Bergdahl served his country with "honor and distinction." And now comes the shameless defense,...

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