Bowe Bergdahl, deserter doofus, may get life
Remember this cringe-inducing episode? Fast forward to ~4:05 to see Bergdahl’s bearded, pony-tailed father speak Pashto
Question for Obama: If we don’t leave anyone behind, what about the 4 hostages in Iran? Or don’t they matter because empowering Iran is part of Obama’s master plan?
Bowe Bergdahl claims he deserted because he wanted to get the attention of the higher ups to tell them how badly things were being screwed up by his commanders. Guess he got his wish. From The Washington Post:
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will face a general court-martial in connection with his 2009 disappearance from his base in Afghanistan, service officials said Monday, raising the possibility that the soldier could face life in prison after being held captive by the Taliban for five years.
Just before midnight on June 29, 2009, Bergdahl left a tiny combat outpost in an area in which the Taliban were known to operate. He wanted to cause a large enough crisis to get the attention of a general officer and relay concerns he had about his leaders, according to a senior officer who investigated his case, Lt. Gen. Kenneth Dahl.
Sure, because this dumbass is a regular military genius, right? No, he’s a dumbass, as demonstrated by his bizarre decision to speak out on the “Serial” podcast. More from the WaPo article:
He initially said he was worried his leaders weren’t pursuing the Taliban aggressively enough and exhibited poor leadership, and he wanted to reach a general at a larger base to share his concerns. But Bergdahl has since explained more of his thinking in a popular podcast called “Serial,” which is devoting its latest season to telling his story. …
Doing what I did is me saying that I am like, I don’t know, Jason Bourne. . . . I had this fantastic idea that I was going to prove to the world that I was the real thing,” Bergdahl said. “You know, that I could be what it is that all those guys out there that go to the movies and watch those movies, they all want to be that, but I wanted to prove that I was that.” …
A spokesman for Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (R.-Calif.), whose office has closely tracked the case, questioned whether Bergdahl participating in the podcast may have forced the Army to seek the most serious form of trial.
“He came across nuttier than anyone could have foreseen, and there was already consensus he wasn’t all together to begin with,” said the spokesman, Joe Kasper. “There has to be little sympathy left, where there was some to take.”
So, to quote Barack Obama’s insane screeching preacher, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Bergdahl’s chickens have come home to roost. Bergdahl’s lawyer is upset, though, that this case has become “politicized” because some bitter clinging cynics think that Obama had an ulterior motive when he traded 5 Taliban commanders for this deserter; that is, closing Gitmo, which he promised to do as soon as he took office. As you know, Gitmo is still open, nearly 7 years after Obama inflicted himself on the country.
And Obama, as recently as yesterday, is lying about Gitmo, as Stephen Hayes of the Weekly Standard has noted repeatedly.