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    Bowe Bergdahl to Face Court Martial

    Bowe Bergdahl to Face Court Martial

    . . . and possible life sentence

    Bowe Bergdahl, who reportedly left his post to go look for al Queda, was charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.  Today, it was announced that Bergdahl will face a court martial and a possible life sentence.

    CNN reports:

    U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will face a military court on charges of desertion and endangering fellow soldiers, the U.S. Army announced Monday.

    Gen. Robert Abrams, the commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, ordered the court-martial on Monday, breaking with the U.S. military officer overseeing Bergdahl’s preliminary hearing who recommended that Bergdahl be referred to a special court-martial and face no jail time.

    Abrams on Monday ordered Bergdahl’s case to a general court-martial, which means Bergdahl could face life imprisonment if convicted of “misbehavior before the enemy by endangering the safety of a command, unit or place.”

    As you know, Bergdahl was traded for five top Taliban terrorists, and Obama attempted to create a “hero’s return” moment in announcing his release in the Rose Garden with Bergdahl’s parents present, in a move that was deeply unpopular:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/bergdahl-prisoner-swap-cbs-news-poll-shows-majority-say-u-s-gave-up-too-much/

    Megyn Kelly interviewed several soldiers who served with Bergdahl and were present when Bergdahl decided to walk off post.

    Watch:

    It’s been reported that an unknown number of soldiers died, in part, because of the search for Bergdahl.

    You can read LI”s Bergdahl coverage here.

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    The real story here is less about Bergdahl and more about the interaction between Obama and the military. Clearly, Obama has a vested interest in this case for it reflects back on his decision to trade top level Taliban for Bergdahl which then goes on to make a statement about his ability to lead and make sound decisions. Obama pressured the initial General to recommend minor charges against Bergdahl because it would make the trade somewhat justified. Instead, the Army has decided to throw the book at Bergdahl and, in doing so, they are telling Obama to pound sand. This is nothing more than a blatant statement by the Army that they have no confidence in Obama and will not be manipulated by him. It is essentially a declaration of war between the military and Obama’s leadership.


       
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      Gremlin1974 in reply to Cleetus. | December 15, 2015 at 1:28 pm

      I am wondering if the court martial will even be able to happen before Obama is out of office. I know the military justice system is a bit faster than the civilian one, but I don’t know if it is that fast.

      Also, don’t discount the point that Obama my even be in on this. If there is one thing that he has proven is that about the only people he won’t throw under the bus are is family, so I would not be surprised if he has decided let Bergdahl go down as some kind of tactical decision.


         
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        ConradCA in reply to Gremlin1974. | December 16, 2015 at 5:25 pm

        I wonder if Tyrant Obama Bin Liar will give Bergdahl a pardon? He could lie and claim that he had suffered enough from the 5 years or so as a Taliban prisoner. That would have the effect of justifying, in the mind of idiots, the trade to “save” Bergdahl.


       
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      Old0311 in reply to Cleetus. | December 15, 2015 at 1:44 pm

      Now, if only the GOP would find some cajones.


     
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    buckeyeminuteman | December 15, 2015 at 9:48 am

    If only we could get those 5 Taliban generals back in Club Gitmo…


       
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      Gremlin1974 in reply to buckeyeminuteman. | December 15, 2015 at 1:22 pm

      Oh, forget getting them back, just send in the operators “deal with them”. We have been trying to fight PC “humane” political wars for to long. This is the same crap that had us dropping tons of ordinance on the same rope bridge over and over in Vietnam and calling it “disrupting supply lines”. Its the same crap that kept us from bombing “mosques” even though we knew that’s where the weapons were stored that were being used against our soldiers.

      For those that would argue that 5 more will just take their place, the answer is simple; then you kill them to and you keep killing them until there aren’t enough left to make a problem or they get the point.


     
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    ConradCA | December 16, 2015 at 5:27 pm


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