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Not Likely Bergdahl Will Be Court-Martialed
The American Spectator's The Spectacle Blog ^ | June 11, 2014 | Aaron Goldstein

Posted on 06/11/2014 2:03:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A week ago, I argued that Bowe Bergdahl must face court-martial proceedings for desertion. But the more I think about it the less likely I think it will happen.

When you consider the lengths the military went to hush up Bergdahl's desertion up to and including compelling members of his unit to sign non-disclosure agreements any proceeding would cause the Army great embarrassment and quite possibly do more harm to it than to Bergdahl. Under those circumstances, the military will avoid initiating proceedings at all costs.

Yet I believe that not pursuing the matter against Bergdahl will severely lower military morale. If there are no consequences for desertion then how can our military stand for honor? To add insult to injury, Bergdahl is receiving the finest medical care while 100,000 veterans continue to wait in line for theirs. Consequently, we might very well be see an exodus of people leaving their military careers....

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: bergdahl; obama

1 posted on 06/11/2014 2:03:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama would just over rule it.


2 posted on 06/11/2014 2:04:11 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Parley Baer

Presidential pardon.


3 posted on 06/11/2014 2:05:03 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

0bama will not let it get to any point in which this will play out as Bergdahl being anything but a victim. There will be no court martial. He’ll get an honorable discharge, his own shrink at the VA (so he doesn’t have to wait for an appointment), then will go on medical retirement and get $2,500/month tax-free for the rest of his life, due to he will be deemed “disabled”.


4 posted on 06/11/2014 2:06:47 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Ronin

He’ll come out as gay and everything will be fine.

Target and General Mills will sponsor the cancelled hometown parade.

He’ll jump Ellen’s couch and be on Dancing with the Stars.

After that he’ll run for US Senator for Massachusetts and win after tossing his medals over the White House fence.

Keith Ellison will swear him in on a koran.


5 posted on 06/11/2014 2:07:20 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: Ronin; Parley Baer; DCBryan1; NEMDF; nickcarraway

A pardon for Bowe Bergdahl?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3165326/posts

The Coming Bergdahl Pardon
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3165534/posts

Presidential Pardon For Bowe Bergdahl In The Offing?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3165631/posts


6 posted on 06/11/2014 2:09:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Parley Baer

I’d say he already has.


7 posted on 06/11/2014 2:09:52 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m so shocked. You know the Insane Clown WH Posse is calling the shots here. Just ask the MB goons in the Pentagon.


8 posted on 06/11/2014 2:14:57 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Of course not. Not only will they not court marshal him they’ll give him back pay and proclaim him a hero.


9 posted on 06/11/2014 2:22:05 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sadly, I think the “Perfumed Princes” at the Pentagon are in cahoots with Obama on this one.

Bergdahl was disced a miss by the Coast Guard, and needed a waiver to join the Army. He either got that waiver or the requirement was ignored.

He’d walked away before. The Army didn’t hammer him then.

Bergdahl on trail equals the policies of the US Army on trail.

Perfumed Princes don’t want that, Obama doesn’t want the negotiations looked at, so no charges.


10 posted on 06/11/2014 2:24:07 PM PDT by M1911A1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Too many bad things come out in discovery phase of trials. It would be a slam dunk in a sane world.................


11 posted on 06/11/2014 2:34:02 PM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Like just about everything else in this criminal enterprise (the Obama administration)it will not be pursued if it makes Obama look bad.

Look at all the things Holder has refused to prosecute. The IRS scandal, gunrunning, voter intimidation...


12 posted on 06/11/2014 2:38:23 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I smell a whitewash.


13 posted on 06/11/2014 2:39:05 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Starboard

Bergdahl’s father now under scrutiny himself
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3165210/posts

DougRoss:”Well, this is interesting: Looks like Bowe Bergdahl’s Father was in contact with Al Qaeda”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3165060/posts

Bergdahl’s Father Favorited Al-Qaeda Leader’s Rant “Why the World Hates America”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3166130/posts


14 posted on 06/11/2014 2:39:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: TurboZamboni

After that he’ll run for US Senator for Massachusetts...

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Failing that, he can certainly succeed in Maryland.


15 posted on 06/11/2014 2:40:49 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I've said it before, but . . .

I miss the rule of law.

16 posted on 06/11/2014 3:02:28 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Pollster1

If he “walks”, someone, perhaps an ex military will find him and we may never hear from Bergdahl again.


17 posted on 06/11/2014 3:30:37 PM PDT by DaveA37
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To: NEMDF

At worst, for Bergdahl, a field grade article 15, loss of a stripe and a month’s worth of base pay. The Army claims justice served via Article 32, lengthy courts martial is avoided and Bergdahl walks with an honorable discharge. Presidential pardon not required, Bergdahl fades away. That’s the way I see it playing out under this administration.


18 posted on 06/11/2014 3:38:48 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: TurboZamboni

I wish I could laugh at all your ideas there, but in today’s reality, everything you listed is completely possible to do or to attempt in public.


19 posted on 06/11/2014 4:24:28 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Ronin

Nobel Peace Prize!


20 posted on 06/11/2014 8:09:20 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

” Bowe Bergdahl must face court-martial proceedings for desertion”?
I’ve heard he is homosexual. If so, the Dems will clean him up and run him for office as a gay, mooselimb, with morals and anti military or something.


21 posted on 06/12/2014 4:20:59 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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