Merry Christmas to all. To celebrate this day of peace the Taliban today released a video purporting to show the only know American soldier in captivity. PFC Bowe Bergdahl was captured on 30 June; the video shows what appears to be a healthy man dressed in an American uniform and wearing sunglasses. He identifies himself and then goes into a long blast at US activities in the Mideast. It’s nice to know that he’s still alive; it’s unfortunate that he was used as a propaganda tool.