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rons June 2nd, 2014 12:50pm

Bowe, the released Taliban prisoner has yet to speak to his parents. He spent 5 years speaking Pashtun and has forgotten how to speak English! If you were in a foreign country where no English was spoken could you forget the language?

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s4mm1 MD SLP
06/03/14 9:20 am

You don't forget your first language like that. It's a bluff.

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s4mm1 MD SLP
06/03/14 9:21 am

Unless he's suffered some sort of TBI but I doubt that

imanag My heaven on Earth
06/03/14 8:47 am

I've lived in a foreign country and only spoken Spanish long term. I had no problems speaking English to the customs man when I arrived in the Miami airport. I think Sgt. Bergdahl is putting on to avoid the inevitable.

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Iamamerican California
06/03/14 8:36 am

When he got to the helicopter he allegedly wrote "sp?" for special forces...asking if that's who the guys were. Don't tell me he forgot English....he didn't.

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ScrewU Gone
06/03/14 7:28 am

I don't think he wanted to come back. His "inability" is probably just refusal.

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TRJake Pendragon
06/03/14 6:56 am

While I did not not have direct experience, kanadajin3, a Canadian that has been living in Japan for a few years, has started to speak 'engrish' due to her constantly being around Japanese, so I think it's possible.

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Zimmeress Make Me Laugh
06/02/14 4:07 pm

Ummmm. No. Especially if English is your first language.

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Kay41 the Midwest
06/02/14 11:06 am

I don't think it is possible to forget your language in five years if you spoke it for 20.

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chickencookie Jihad Joe
06/02/14 7:24 am

Something aint right (see my poll) - winks

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kscott516 Masks fail
06/02/14 7:40 am

I agree. This guy seems shady.

TierasPet
06/02/14 6:34 am

I highly doubt I'd ever forget the language.

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jvc1133 61535
06/02/14 6:04 am

From what I can find out he is a deserter,
Obama is a traitor, should face the charge

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rons Thanks America
06/02/14 6:17 am

The Army is interrogating him big time as we speak.

chickencookie Jihad Joe
06/02/14 7:47 am

He better not get a medal.