Bowe Bergdahl's parents are far to the left

Bowe Bergdahl: a disaffected deserter?

Hero or deserter? While Bowe Bergdahl's parents share their pride and bliss with the whole of America, accusatory voices grow louder calling the US soldier, who had been exchanged for five years under Taliban hostage, a deserter and traitor.

Bergdahl himself is now in Germany and is being prepared for his life in freedom in Landstuhl in Rhineland-Palatinate. He does not yet know how long the 28-year-old Bowe Bergdahl will be treated in the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Palatinate, said a spokesman for the largest military hospital outside the United States. "How long he stays here is decided by the doctors."

Sergeant Bergdahl should be examined medically and psychologically. The spokesman still gave no information about his constitution.

People withdrew where they were missing

In the USA, however, Bergdahl's former comrades are now breaking their signed vow of silence on Facebook and the cable channel CNN, accusing at least six US soldiers of having been killed in searches for the “selfish” Bergdahl.

For months after Bergdahl's disappearance on June 30, 2009 near the Pakistani border, people and material were concentrated on the search and withdrawn elsewhere, where they were dangerously missing.

Bowe Bergdahl's parents may be referring to this storm of contempt on social media when they predict a long "decompression period": "Bowe has been gone so long that it will be difficult for him to return," said father Robert Bergdahl on Sunday in front of reporters in Boise, Idaho.

He compared the reintegration of his son with the decompression process after a dive at great depths: "If he comes up too fast, it will kill him."

The father had learned languages ​​in the five years that were spoken in the Afghan border region with Pakistan. At President Obama's side, he had uttered the first words of welcome addressed to his son in Pashto. In solidarity with his son, the man had grown a long full beard. He's still wearing it: "The matter is not over yet."

"Bowe Bergdahl deserted"

"I was angry back then, and now I'm even more pissed off because of all the fuss," the former sergeant in Bergdahl's unit, Matt Vierkant, scolded CNN. "Bowe Bergdahl deserted during a war and his American comrades lost their lives when they had to look for him."