Bowe Bergdahl's parents haven't been seen in public since the Rose Garden ceremony announcing that he had been freed. Now we know why. Apparently Bob and Jani Bergdahl have received death threats--and they've been serious enough to trigger an FBI investigation.
The FBI is investigating threats against the parents of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the latest development in a case that has put the spotlight on the circumstances surrounding his capture in Afghanistan and release by the Taliban.That may also explain why Bergdahl's hometown of Hailey, Idaho canceled a planned welcome-home parade.
"We are working jointly with our state and local partners and taking each threat seriously," FBI Special Agent William Facer told CNN in an e-mail on Saturday.
Facer declined to detail the nature and severity of the threats, and a military spokesperson for the Bergdahls declined to comment.
I'm shaking with anger as I write this. At this point, it is grossly irresponsible to say Bergdahl is a deserter. But even if he was a deserter, death threats--whether against him or his parents--are completely unacceptable. Whoever is responsible for this is a bleepity-bleeping coward who needs to go to jail for a long, long time.