Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bob Bergdahl Talks to Time Magazine About 'Complex' Negotiations

Posted By on Tue, May 15, 2012 at 11:26 AM

The Idaho family of POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is continuing to grant national media interviews—Monday to The New York Times and today to Time Magazine.

This morning, Time reported that Bergdahl's father, Bob, backed away from any criticism of the U.S. government's efforts to negotiate for his son's release from his Taliban captors.

"We do not want the American people to think we are dissatisfied with the way our government has proceeded," Bob Bergdahl told Time. "This isn't just about our son. This is about national policy."

He explained to Time that negotiations for his son's release were "extremely complex."

"It involves different parties—state actors and nonstate actors," said Bergdahl. "This is going to be difficult to reconcile, which is why we believe diplomacy for the hostages—and Bowe's not the only one, there are other hostages—are the window of opportunity here."

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