Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Bergdahl Charged With Desertion and Misbehavior Before the Enemy

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The announcement is just beginning at Ft Bragg, NC. Sgt Bowe Bergdahl is being charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. This will lead to an Article 32 preliminary hearing at Ft Sam Houston, TX to determine if a court martial is warranted.

It appears from the statement that the maximum penalty sought will be life imprisonment for the latter charge.

I am very careful about judging soldiers who serve in a  combat theater because my own military service did not include that. I was in Germany during the Vietnam war. However, I must say, based on what I have heard in the news and the statements of some of his unit members, that I applaud the decision to pursue charges.

This also represents a further embarrassment for President Obama, who made the decision to trade five high-ranking Taliban commanders for Bergdahl. It also brings back to mind the distasteful appearance of Obama with Bergdahl's parents when the trade was made.

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Today it is being disclosed that three of the five terrorist leaders, whose one-year confinement in Qatar is about to expire, are preparing to rejoin the Taliban in Afghanistan.


Squid said...

Least we forget that Susan (its a video) Rice who went on National T.V. to address Americans by stating that Bergdahl "served with honor and distinction". Obama should be embarrassed, but a sociopath has no such emotion.


Gary Fouse said...

Great point, Squid. Thank you.

Good old Sunday Sue.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

Obviously we need to do something about the way parents of captive soldiers put P.R. pressure on our government to secure their sons' freedom. How could any president refuse the tearful pleas of a distraught mother and father?

elwood p suggins said...

The deal we cut on Bergdahl appears to be similar to the deal we are apparently about to cut with Iran. I wish these Obama people, and Obama the Prophet Himself, were in the market for some low-mileage, one-owner used cars. Or a piece of the Brooklyn Bridge.

elwood p suggins said...

Unfortunately, the Bergdahl and Iran/nukes deals seem quite similar in some respects. I would suggest that in both instances, Obama and his herd determined that ANY deal is better than NO deal. As a result, we will almost certainly end up with the short end of the stick relative to Iran, as we already have with Bergdahl.