Accused Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl spilled some bizarre questions his Taliban captors asked him during his five-year stay, but the kicker was one about President Obama.
“They ask you, is Obama gay and sleeps with men?” Bergdahl told screenwriter Mark Boal, whose previous projects included The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty. Boal gave the interview to Sarah Koenig, who used it in her popular podcast “Serial” according to a Thursday New York Post story.
Other questions that Bergdahl’s young guards asked were focused on where American military bases got their prostitutes, alcohol and drugs.
The best intelligence the former captive provided upon returning to the U.S. may have been about the Taliban’s infatuation with American colas. “They love Mountain Dew. If you want to piss people off in that country, all you do is cut off their sugar supply,” he said.
During his captivity, Bergdahl attempted escape two times, the final time for eight days when his captors found him sick, weak, and starving.
“That escape was the last time I saw stars since until the night Special Forces picked me up,” he said.
Of course, he could have avoided the entire escapade, along with the cost of American lives spent looking for him and the five Taliban leaders freed to win him back, if he had simply not walked off his base in 2009.
A journalist from British news publication The Guardian was embedded with Bergdahl’s unit just days before he walked off. Here is video footage: