Rear Admiral John Kirby at the Pentagon (one from the higher ranks still left in the service ~because he is PC enough) is denying it, but it’s pretty clear they are dragging their feet on making it public. But it’s been leaked and apparently Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl will be charged with desertion for disappearing from his base in Afghanistan in 2009. Recall that at least 5 people were killed in the process of looking for Bergdahl after he went missing.
So the big question is, will Bergdahl be executed? Very doubtful. After all, he’s a Muslim and though the Obama administration is not supposed to have any say-so in this determination they want it to go away. This certainly does not add to Obama’s achievements as a keen negotiator to have traded 5 high-value Taliban creeps for a military deserter. And that doesn’t even count that side-show in the Rose Garden when Obama gushed all over Bergdahl’s recently converted-to-Muslim parents!
This isn’t AWOL we’re talking about here. Bergdahl mailed his laptop & personal effects home making it seem like he was not going back to camp. He could be charged under the Uniform Military Code of Justice with both desertion with intent to remain away permanently and/or desertion with intent to avoid hazardous duty which could result in dishonorable discharge, loss of all pay & benefits and maybe even include busting rocks in the hot sun for the rest of his life. Whatever it is, the American people and Bergdahl’s fellow soldiers got the raw end of this deal.
Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)
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