Skip to comments.Will Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl be the Democrats' albatross?
Posted on 06/12/2014 9:44:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The controversy over the trade of five Taliban prisoners for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl continues to grow with allegations that President Barack Obama violated federal law and paid too high a price for the release. However, the biggest problem for the White House may not be the Taliban (including one released prisoner who said he wants to immediately rejoin the fight against America) but what to do with Bergdahl now that we have him back. Bergdahl is facing allegations that he not only deserted in June 2009, but may have collaborated with the enemy. If he faces a military trial, the White House could be looking at years of legal wrangling and a defense that might resemble another notorious case that began 40 years ago that of Patti Hearst.
The facts of Bergdahl's disappearance remain sketchy. While he previously stated that he had lagged behind a patrol and was captured, the Pentagon concluded that Bergdahl walked away from this base voluntarily. If true, that would make him vulnerable to a charge of being absent without leave. However, the allegations are far more serious. While the White House has said that Bergdahl tried to escape from his captors, various journalists are reporting that Bergdahl may have sought contact with the Taliban and may have been a collaborator, including times when he carried a weapon. One particularly serious allegation is that Bergdahl taught the Taliban how to convert a cellphone into the base of an improvised explosive device. Those charges would expose Bergdahl to charges of desertion and even treason.
What is known is that shortly before his release, Bergdahl sent his parents a uniform as well as messages that indicated his dissatisfaction with our country and the U.S. operations in Afghanistan.....
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“Will Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl be the Democrats’ albatross?”
No. By the time elections roll around this will all be forgotten.
And the pressholes will make sure of that.
No. The media NEVER leaves the Dims out to dry.
Come election time, the Dems and their pet spin machine will be saying “Dude, that was, like, 6 months ago”.
Why the heck didn’t Nixon say that? After all, how long did it take for Watergate to fall apart? Two years?
A spectre is haunting the Democrats.
No, the traitor 0bama is the Democrat’s albatross.
Sadly, even if the election were tomorrow...most Dem voters will think Bergdahl and Benghazi are a law firm.
As if the dems will only have ONE albatros in Nov. Ha! Currently we’re at a pace of nearly once new scandal/outrage per day.
Obama trades 5 bad dudes for a deserter. His fans praise him for doing it and all of his staff and administration support him.
Obama says he will not negotiate with terrorists and Bergdahl made his own bed and will just have to die in it. His fans praise him for doing it and all of his staff and administration support him.
That is reality.
Obama should be tried for treason too.
Who’s this Bergdahl guy you’re talking about? Sounds vaguely familiar. Was he that guy on American Idol?
yeah...right!...Ask his commanding officer.....He filled out enough reports to fill a bushel basket! (they may be shredded now but you can bet your ass he had to fill them out from Day 1)
Of course not, silly. He was on Dancing With The Stars.
Iraq FALLING will be the Albatross!!
Any bets that Bergdahl turns out to be a CIA, or some such, plant into the terrorist organization and returns with “tons” of information and becomes a “hero”?