Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl deserted his post in Afghanistan. Prior to deserting his post, Bergdahl had written statements condemning the US actions and supporting the cause of the Taliban. Then he left his firearm and flak jacket behind and walked away from his assigned post. Members of his unit were sent out to search for him and found themselves under attack. Six soldiers were killed because of Bergdahl’s desertion.
US intelligence officials say that they had photos of Bergdahl taking target practice with his supposed captors and even freely carrying a rifle in the Taliban camp. He was also observed playing soccer with his supposed captors.
Then Obama, without the consent or notification of Congress, swapped five high ranking Taliban leaders for one US Army deserter. One of the five Taliban leaders played a key role in the 9-11 attack on America and has sworn to continue his efforts to destroy us, but that didn’t matter to Obama.
The parents of the soldiers that died searching for Bergdahl have been outraged over Obama’s actions. They believe the deaths of their sons were for nothing.
I reported back in January that after Bergdahl was brought back to the US, the US Army conducted an investigation into how he was captured by the Taliban in 2009. According Lt. Col. Tony Schaffer, the Army has decided to charge Bergdahl with desertion and his attorney had been given a charge sheet listing desertion as the main charge. Supposedly the Army investigation was concluded last October but White House Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes has been doing everything possible to prevent the public from learning about the charges because they would embarrass our Traitor-in-Chief Obama.
Remember when Barack Obama announced that it was a ‘good day’ when Bergdahl was released? I wonder what he’s saying now since on Wednesday, the Army officially announced that Bergdahl has been formally charged with one count of ‘desertion with intent to shirk important or hazardous duty’ and one count of “misbehavior before the enemy by endangering the safety of a command, unit or place.’
“The second count is the more severe of the two, carrying a potential sentence of ‘confinement for life’ should Bergdahl be convicted. Both charges also potentially carry a dishonorable discharge, a reduction in rank to private, and a total forfeiture of all pay and allowances.”
Eugene Fidell, Bergdahl’s attorney commented about the charges:
“We ask that all Americans continue to withhold judgment until the facts of this case emerge. We also ask that government officials refrain from leaking information or engaging in other conduct that endangers our client’s right to a fair trial.”
I believe in our judicial system, but the evidence against Bergdahl is overwhelming and let’s not forget that his desertion cost the lives of six members of his unit who were sent out to search for him. Bergdahl should also be charged as being responsible for those six deaths and I would not oppose the use of a firing squad as the appropriate form of execution for his high crimes.
Barack Obama should also be charged with crimes involving the Bergdahl swap as most of the information condemning Bergdahl was known prior to Obama’s swap. He knowingly released five top ranking Taliban leaders for a known deserter and possible traitor. One of the Taliban leaders released by Obama has already been reported to be actively involved in his former activities. In my book, trading 5 key enemies of the United States for a known deserter amounts to treason and Obama should be charged, convicted and face the same punishment as Bergdahl.