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‘God Will Repay’: Did Sgt. Bergdahl’s Dad Delete Disturbing Tweet About Fight to Free Gitmo Prisoners?


"I am still working to free all Guantanamo prisoners."

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, believed to have been in Taliban captivity since 2009, was released Saturday in exchange for five Guantanamo Bay detainees.

But the tale seems to be far from a cut-and-dried story of Americans refusing to leave one of their own behind.

A tweet sent earlier this week from an account that appears to be that of Bergdahl’s father said he was “still working to free all Guantanamo prisoners.”

The tweet has since been deleted.

The Twitter account is not verified, but the account's activity level is high and contains numerous tweets about Afghanistan, POWs and Islam.

The tweets are just the latest elements in the mix of uncertain details surrounding Bergdahl's release.

President Barack Obama violated the law, high-ranking Republicans are saying, because he failed to notify Congress 30 days ahead of the prisoner exchange.

The circumstances surrounding Bergdahl's captivity are strange, as the soldier had sent his parents emails shortly before he went missing saying how he was disillusioned with the war and "ashamed to even be an American."

Bergdahl was listed first as "duty status unknown" when he went missing, and debate continues over whether he was truly captured or whether he may have deserted.

This story has been amended to more accurately reflect the tweet in question.

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