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PRISONER: Let's swap Rep. Minnick

| April 18, 2010 10:00 PM

Dear Congressman Minnick.  I am writing in reference to your statement on 670 KBOI radio about your possible negotiations for a prisoner exchange for Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl, Idaho soldier being held by the Taliban since last June. What do you think is going to happen once we give these terrorists everything they want? They are going to pick us soldiers off one by one until they get all of their people out of U.S. prisons. And what happens then do you suppose? Each one of those terrorists has the capability and the determination to kill hundreds, thousands of our civilians. Caving into these demands could literally cost our country thousands of lives.

I feel for Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl’s family, I really do, as an American, an Idahoan, and as a soldier working to bring him home. But where do we draw the line here? You willing to risk hundreds of soldiers’ lives to negotiate with terrorists? Are you willing to risk my life, as someone trying to help him?

While you are considering this “prisoner swap” with the Taliban, know that Idaho is considering a “swap” of another caliber… your seat in Congress for Idaho District 1 starting in November.

SFC BATES-KRASS

Fernan Lake

Currently deployed in Afghanistan

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