Today, in an utter travesty of justice, traitor and deserter Bowe Bergdahl was sentenced to a dishonorable discharge, but no prison time. In 2009 Bergdahl Left his post in Afghanistan after making several statements favorable to the Taliban. 6 US Soldiers were killed and several others wounded searching for Bergdahl.
Years ago, before he was recovered, there was something of a social media movement to get Bergdahl back. Known on Twitter for my veterans causes, some people privately asked me why I never supported the recovery of Bergdahl. I couldn’t specify why because the information I had came from classified intelligence briefings, but I just said he wasn’t someone we wanted back.
How did I know and why did I have access to those briefings? I was there. I was in RC East of Afghanistan when Bergdahl went missing. My unit handled the overflow of patients from the search for him. We had enough horrible injuries to deal with from normal operations, but to have them added to over this was too much. I didn’t tell my staff, even my officers, what was going on or why they were looking for this guy. Why burden them I figured?
I’ve carried this with me for years.
When President Obama traded 5 top-level Taliban for Bergdahl I was utterly disgusted. To me that was a treasonous act. Obama HAD to know what I did, probably even better than I did, right?
When Susan Rice went on the Sunday talk shows and said Bergdahl “served with honor and distinction” I nearly vomited.
Today Bergdhal will walk away a free man. He’ll get a dishonorable discharge, but he’ll spend no time in prison. As I write these words I again feel like I want to vomit. For those that have read my last article you know my old emotional war wounds have been reopened. Today doesn’t help.
But I don’t blame the Obama Administration for today’s travesty of justice. I partially blame the Judge, but only a little bit. The judge has hinted for some time that there has been undo command influence from the Commander-in-Chief.
He’s not wrong. Donald Trump’s propensity for word vomit on Twitter and during rallies may appeal to the lowest common denominator of his base, but out here in the real world the words of the President of the United States has very real consequences.
The decision on Sergeant Bergdahl is a complete and total disgrace to our Country and to our Military.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 3, 2017
This week, after the deadly Islamic terror attack now New York, Trump took to Twitter to pontificate on his belief that the perpetrator should receive the death penalty. The only thing Trump’s tweet guaranteed was that whatever the punishment will be, it won’t be that.
Famous men in history are often quoted, but sometimes the most impactful things in speech were the things those great men and women THOUGHT but chose not to say, because they knew that by speaking they would cause harm. Trump has no brain/mouth filter, and his lack of self-restraint similar to that of an 11 year-old boy will ascertain that more travesties of justice are done.
As for Bowe Bergdahl, I’m sure that by this time next week he will have a verified account on Twitter with 85K followers, and will be speaking out on bogus social justice issues alongside fellow traitor Bradley (Chelsea) Manning. It wouldn’t wouldn’t surprise me if the Democrats have the both of them running for office before long. After all, when liberal talk about “supporting the troops” they mean those like Bergdahl and Manning. they don’t mean vets like me, and they CERTAINLY don’t mean the ones we couldn’t bring home, unless of course they can use any of us to score political points.
Bowe Bergdahl, whose desertion led to multiple casualties of fellow servicemen, will not serve any jail time. He was dishonorably discharged and is now a free man.
Bowe Bergdahl — who abandoned his post in Afghanistan in 2009, leading to the deaths of 6 fellow soldiers and a military dog sent to find him — will serve no time in prison for his desertion. Nance said Bergdahl will be dishonorably discharged and have his rank reduced to private. He issued the ruling Friday after nearly two weeks of testimony by Bergdahl’s former comrades.
OUTRAGEOUS: Deserter Bergdahl Gets NO PRISON TIME, Judge Cited Trump’s Comments As ‘Mitigation Evidence’ | Daily Wire
The rationale for the sentence is unclear, but the judge in the case had commented on it previously: he had stated that he would take into account President Trump’s negative comments about Bergdahl when considering sentencing. Col. Jeffrey Nance stated, “I will consider the president’s comments as mitigation evidence as I arrive at an appropriate sentence.” According to The New York Times: