As a matter of fact he did elaborate and in a big way:
Via Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit:
Sgt. Bergdahl, 28, had been held prisoner by the Taliban since June 30, 2009.
The Daily Caller reported:
At the end of brief event, the soldier’s father, Bob Bergdahl, recited the most frequent phrase in the Koran — “Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim” —which means “In the name of Allah, most Gracious, most Compassionate.”
After Bergdahl finished his statement and his praise for Allah, Obama hugged him.
There is more to “Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim” than “In the name of Allah, most Gracious, most Compassionate. ” And it is not just the most frequent phrase in the quran, (with the exception of chapter 9), every chapter begins with “Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim” See: http://wahiduddin.net/words/bismillah.htm
Drilling down further via CNS News:
The phrase means “in the name of Allah, the merciful, the compassionate,” as translated by Professor William Watson. “It is called the fatiha, the ‘opening’ and is supposed to be said before anything else is to be conveyed in Islam,” Watson explained.
More from a couple islamic websites:
When one says “Bismillaah” before starting anything, it means, “I start this action accompanied by the name of Allah or seeking help through the name of Allah, seeking blessing thereby. Allah is God, the beloved and worshipped, to Whom hearts turn in love, veneration and obedience (worship). He is al-Rahmaan (the Most Gracious) Whose attribute is vast mercy; and al-Raheem (the Most Merciful) Who causes that mercy to reach His creation.” (Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid)
The Sign of Faith
The Basmala has taken us on a journey of love, obedience, and submission Allah. Piety was a common fruit throughout the journey. And once all these levels fuse together, then we have a bright representation of the proper faith a Muslim should have. In fact, a true believer needs all those entities – love, obedience, and submission – or else we will have a major loophole in our belief. Can a Muslim love Allah and not obey Him? Can we obey Allah and be angry with what He brings us? Truly, with the Basmala, we are striving to acquire the necessary elements to perfect our faith and belief in Allah. Therefore, the Basmala, in its purest and complete form, becomes a sign of a true believer.
But there is a small catch.
Imam Al Hasan al-Askari (peace be upon him) says, “The signs of the believer are five,” listing them until he reaches: “saying ‘Bismillah hir Rahman nir Raheem‘ in a raised voice.” (Wasa’il ash-Shi’a)
Many can say the Basmala out loud, but the Imam is referring to the believer who says it out loud while he or she is fully aware of its depths. Even further, saying it out loud reinforces love for, obedience to, and submission to Allah.
The Twitter account Bob Bergdahl tweeted his terrorist threat to; @ABalkhai is none other than the the twitter account ran by Taliban spokesman Abdulqahar Balkhi.
Abdulqahar Balkhi’s Twitter profile links to the taliban’s website; “The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan- Voice Of Jihad”
A screenshot of a June 2, 2014 taliban statement from the website. Note the statement begins with the same prayer “In the name of Allah, most Gracious, most Compassionate” as Bob Bergdahl chose to speak out loud in ARABIC during the Rose Garden press conference.
For those of you who are willing to give Bowe Bergdahl the benefit of the doubt regarding the allegations of desertion should keep in mind the highly suspicious actions of his father.
BTW Bob Bergdahl has deleted the tweet.
But not this allah centric re-tweet of a tweet by @islamicfreedom: “Be happy when Allah answers your prayers, but be more thankful when Allah makes you the answer to someone elses prayers”
Or this re-tweet of none other than his taliban pal @ABalkhai’s tweet: “The invaders perceive their presence as the main impetus of war inside #Afghanistan!”
He [Bob Bergdahl] also has tweeted out a link to this website ["The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan- Voice Of Jihad"] with this video, which shows celebration of American military being destroyed.
(Beachmastermax)–Let’s see, you are standing next to Franklin Roosevelt right after he trades 5 Nazi generals to get your disserting son and you yell out, “May the Third Reich live a thousand years, Mien Furher!”, IN GERMAN!!!!
What the hell is the debate about???????
UPDATE: But of course! The Regime omits Bob Bergdahl praising allah in the transcript.
MR. BERGDAHL: I’d like to say to Bowe right now, who is having trouble speaking English — (speaks in Pashto) — I’m your father, Bowe.
To the people of Afghanistan, the same — (speaks in Pashto) — the complicated nature of this recovery was — will never really be comprehended. To each and every single one who effected this, in this country, in the service branches, at the State Department, throughout the whole of American government, and around the world, international governments around the world, thank you so much. We just can’t communicate the words
http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2014/05/31/president-obama-speaks-recovery-sgt-bowe-bergdahl#transcriptthis morning when we heard from the President.
UPDATE: Adding insult to injury. Watch the obama smile broadly once Bob Bergdahl begins praising allah fubar.