Bauer said: "Two years in prison is too long and we sincerely hope for the freedom of other political prisoners and other unjustly imprisoned people in America and Iran."So now he pompously elevates himself and his comrades, pretending that they were "political prisoners" instead of just common trespassers and illegal aliens in another country. And then he goes on to backhand America again, talking about "political prisoners and others unjustly held in America", then compares our system to that of Iran. It's obvious that this spoiled trust fund brat learned nothing during his two-year "time out", not even what it takes to be a real political prisoner, i.e., the guts to stand up publicly and speak out against tyranny in a place where the tyrant can still get hold of you. He and his two pals didn't do that. They weren't out there speaking against oppression like Ghandi or Lech Walesa. No, they just blithely walked into someone else's country for a picnic without asking permission because they decided that borders don't apply to them. That's not defiance; that's just stupid.
Bauer also apparently didn't learn how to appreciate America the same way that many other people around the world who truly understand what freedom and opportunity are do. Those people either work to come here and be a part of our great nation or work to make their countries more like ours. But this kid...he just sucks on his silver spoon and thumbs his nose at America, despite the fact that we're the ones who paid the bribe to buy him out of the trouble that he got himself into.
Two and a half years in the jails of a repressive regime with nothing to do but reflect upon how great the country that he came from really is and he learned nothing from it. After all of that, he still hates us. How many other people do you know that could be that dense?
I'll pledge a hundred bucks to send him permanently back to Iran tomorrow, and I'll do it for the good of my country.