Even in Washington, officials acknowledge that once American forces depart, the Taliban likely will gain ground, at least in rural areas. And the competence of Afghanistan’s 350,000-member security force remains in doubt, even after a $40 billion investment in American weaponry and training. Although Afghan forces appear to have mostly held their own against the insurgency in the recent fighting season, they made no significant gains and suffered what some officials said were heavy casualties.1
Is this the type of sitution that we are willing to accept for Bowe at the end of the 2014 troop withdrawl? The answer is a resounding NO! The next year will be here and gone before we know it. This is why we must make every moment count in the effort to bring Bowe home.
1“An Exit Strategy From Afghanistan” The New York Times. 20 October 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013.”
Today is BOWE TUESDAY 224. SGT Bowe Bergdahl has been held captive by Taliban-allied insurgents for 4 years, 3 months, 2 weeks and 1 day.
Be sure to take some extra time today to get the word out about Bowe’s plight. If you can, call, email or write your Members of Congress today.
Every BOWE TUESDAY many of Bowe’s supporters make a special post to their Facebook pages reminding their friends about Bowe. If you are able to post for Bowe on Facebook, don’t forget to ask your friends to join us all in supporting Bowe. There are many who don’t even know about Bowe and when people find out, they’re almost certain to say that they wish they had known sooner.
If you’re on Twitter, please take some time to send out some tweets for Bowe. Twitter has been very effective for getting the word out. Be sure to use hash tags #Bowe #Bergdahl #POW #MIA.
Write/call your Members of Congress to get Bowe back home NOW! These drone strikes could possibly be very close to where Bowe is being held captive. (Find out how to contact your elected officials.)
From the Idaho Statesman:
Mullah Sangeen Zadran is listed by the U.S. State Department as the… “shadow governor” for Afghanistan’s Paktika Province and a commander of the Haqqani network. He was among six fighters killed Friday by a drone attack in the North Waziristan tribal district of Pakistan, according to Pakistani intelligence officials.
Zadran was also involved in the 2009 capture of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl of Hailey. Read MORE
Isn’t it time to bring U.S. Army SGT Bowe Bergdahl home?
As of Tuesday 13 August 2013 SGT Bergdahl has been a prisoner of Taliban-allied forces for 215 weeks!
215 weeks = 1505 days = 36,120 hours
4 years + 1 month + 2 weeks
Call your Members of Congress today! Go to their websites for local contact info or leave a message in Washington D.C. for them. The D.C. number is (202) 224-3121. Tell them that you support SGT Bowe Bergdahl and that you’re concerned that there has not been enough done to bring him home. Tell them that you are counting on them to support all opportunities to obtain his release. Tell them that you want to be sure that they are keeping his release a top level priority.
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