Army Sargent Bowe Bergdahl said in a
recent interview that the Taliban soldiers who were holding him
wanted to know whether President Barack Obama is gay.
The Taliban held Bergdahl, 29, for five
years after he walked off his U.S. base in Afghanistan in 2009.
He now faces a court martial for
desertion and misbehavior.
This season of the podcast Serial
tells Bergdahl's story. The broadcast includes telephone interviews
filmmaker Mark Boal, who produced the films Zero Dark Thirty
and The Hurt Locker, recorded with Bergdahl.
In the latest episode, Bergdahl tells
how his Taliban guards were curious about the United States.
“They ask you, is Obama gay and
sleeps with men?” he said.
He also said he was asked about where
U.S. military bases got their prostitutes, alcohol and drugs.
Bergdahl also tells how he twice tried