It’s about time. Scumbag. And this is the jerk Obama for whom Obama freed 5 Taliban generals. And don’t forget the Rose Garden ceremony with the deserter’s mother and father. But it was never about Bergdahl, he was just an excuse for Obama to dump 5 of the most dangerous prisoners at Gitmo. In fact, I’m sure Obama didn’t mind embracing Bergdahl. After all, Obama’s been deserting us and endangering the safety of the country every day for over 7 years.
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s high-profile desertion case was referred for trial by court-martial on Monday, in a blow to his defense team which had urged a lower-level referral.
Bergdahl was released from captivity last year in exchange for five Taliban detainees from Guantanamo Bay. He was later charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, accused of abandoning his post before he was captured.
U.S. Army Forces Command announced Monday that both charges are being referring to a general court-martial.
An arraignment hearing date at Fort Bragg, N.C., has not yet been set.
Eugene Fidell, Bergdahl’s attorney, said the convening authority did not follow the advice of the preliminary hearing officer who had recommended Bergdahl’s case be moved only to a special misdemeanor-level military court.
Throw this dirt bag in a wood chipper now…
Here’s to hoping the liberal-infested Pentagon doesn’t intervene. Via WesternJournalism.com:
“Bergdahl recently made headlines when he shared his story on Serial, a popular podcast. He stated that his reasons for deserting his platoon was to make a political statement to the military about what he perceived as poor leadership and decision making. He also said he wanted to prove that he was as tough as the fictitious Jason Bourne from the movie The Bourne Identity.”
Good decision again, Bowe.
Not to excuse Bergdahl in any way but the Army should never have let him enlist. People who knew him describe him as someone not really made out for the military. In 2006 he was discharged from the Coast Guard after 26 days in basic. Reason not specified. Because of the discharge, the Army had to issue a waiver for him to enlist. In different times he would not have been accepted. Someone with a prior discharge would most likely not be accepted today. With wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and need to meet recruitment goals the Army was issuing waivers for 20% of enlistees. People with prior misconduct, criminal records, health, mental and other problems were accepted.
A full Court Martial is the best course of action, as it will bring out all the evidence the Army may (or may not) have. Plus, it gives Bergdahl the correct venue to voice his reasons. Finally, it allows a board of his peers (combat experienced troops) the decision on whether he is guilty. Having sat on six Court Martial panels in my career, I look forward to eventually seeing the outcome. Hopefully, the government will act more quickly than they have with the prisoners at GitMo.