Video: Obama’s Rose Garden remarks on release of Bowe Bergdahl

Note: An earlier edit, which included the phrase now struck through in the second paragraph, was based on a viewing of the video alone. It has since been confirmed that the elder Bergdahl is not wearing a skull cap.

The video also includes the curious remarks by Bergdahl’s father, which are in Arabic, and which he prefaces by explaining that “Bowe is having trouble speaking English.”

Interestingly, the father appears to be wearing a skull cap and has the sort of unkempt, never-trimmed beard that one associates with extremely orthodox Jews (Hassidim) and orthodox Muslims. Is he the latter?


Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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