Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has become a hot button issue since his release in exchange for five Taliban members this past weekend.
A convicted felon who prosecutors have said sympathized with the Taliban has been sentenced to nearly eight years in prison for using his friend’s gun at a Pittsburgh-area firing range.
With the situation getting worse on the ground Obama has ended the surge just in time for the election in November. Taliban and related attacks against NATO powers were approximately 2,700 in August of 2009 when Obama made his contrary-to-campaign promised-move to step up the nation’s military assistance in Afghanistan. Three years later, in August of 2012, there were more attacks – nearly 3,000.