New Hope for the Release of SGT Bowe Bergdahl? Reuters article indicates maybe.

A Reuters news article published on August 7, 2012 offers glimmer of hope for the release of SGT Bowe Bergdahl.

From the article:

The Obama administration, in a move aimed at reviving Afghan peace talks, has sweetened a proposed deal under which it would transfer Taliban detainees from Guantanamo Bay prison in exchange for a U.S. soldier held by Taliban allies in Pakistan.

U.S. officials have hoped the prisoner exchange, proposed as a good-faith move in initial discussions between U.S. negotiators and Taliban officials, would open the door to peace talks between militants and the government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

The revised proposal would send all five Taliban prisoners to Qatar first, said sources who spoke on condition of anonymity. Only then would the Taliban be required to release Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the only U.S. prisoner of war.

Previously, U.S. officials had proposed dividing the Taliban prisoners into two groups, and requiring Bergdahl’s release as a good-faith gesture to come before the second group of prisoners would be moved out of Guantanamo.

Bergdahl, now 26 years old, disappeared from his base in southern Afghanistan in June 2009 and is believed to be being held by Taliban militants in northwestern Pakistan.

The White House and the Bergdahl family declined to comment on the revised proposal for a deal.

Bowe Supporters on Facebook were both excited and cautiously hopeful when they heard this news.

Also from the article (emphasis added):

U.S. officials stress that the transfer, if it occurs, will be done in accordance with U.S. law, which requires Congress to be notified before any detainees are moved from Guantanamo.

Now is the time for those supporting Sergeant Bergdahl to ramp up efforts to contact their Members of Congress to tell that it is time to Bring Bowe home. For more information about how to contact your elected officials, follow HERE.

12 comments on “New Hope for the Release of SGT Bowe Bergdahl? Reuters article indicates maybe.

  1. Marion says:

    Turn your comments into daily prayers for Bowe’s safe release to his family.
    M.

  2. kathleen lewis says:

    Bring him Home!~~

  3. Diana Hiiesalu Bain says:

    And of course I haven’t heard about Bowe until now, on a horse site. Where is our media to let us know about him instead of so much frivolous BS!!!

  4. Donna Maratea says:

    I am praying for him. I have contacted all 3 of the congressional individuals for the state of WA. We need to get him home safely…NOW!

  5. Erica says:

    Why has it taken so long??? get it together people! Get this man home…Do what needs to be done and bring them ALL home

  6. Heather says:

    Forget the time it takes for congress to sit around debating over the release of 4 criminals for our 1 soldier!!!! Get a team over there and pull him out!

  7. Cindy says:

    EVERYONE IN OUR GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO DO WHATEVER THEY CAN TO BRING THIS SOLDIER HOME SAFELY! NOT ONE OF THEM SHOULD BE FORGOTTEN EVER! BRING HIM HOME!

  8. richard young says:

    We will bring bowe home!

  9. Steve Organ says:

    what happened to support our troops these arent just words all americans can support bowe just call your congress rep and put pressure on them to bring bowe home

  10. Candis says:

    Bring Bow home he and his family has suffered enough.

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