Skip to comments.Fellow soldiers call Bowe Bergdahl a deserter, not a hero
Posted on 06/02/2014 12:13:26 PM PDT by ghost of stonewall jackson
E-mails reported by the late Michael Hastings in Rolling Stone in 2012 reveal what Bergdahl's fellow infantrymen learned within days of his disappearance: He told people that he no longer supported the U.S. effort in Afghanistan.
"The future is too good to waste on lies," he wrote to his parents. "And life is way too short to care for the damnation of others, as well as to spend it helping fools with their ideas that are wrong. I have seen their ideas and I am ashamed to even be American. The horror of the self-righteous arrogance that they thrive in. It is all revolting."
Bergdahl wrote to them, "I am sorry for everything. The horror that is America is disgusting."
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Courts martial him for desertion, strip him of all rank and dishonorably discharge him. It is better than the firing squad he deserves.
Convict his ass here then send him back to the Taliban, they can have him and his looney tune father too
The high ranking members of the military who stayed on during the purge claimed to have been threatened by Obama with losing their pension.
So, they are not going to take care of the military, it’s members, it’s mission, nor the Constitution they swore to defend.
The problem is Obama but also those in power who refuse to use the rule of law and our founding principals to stop him.
This incident will look tame in two years from now.
Never happen. The Obama administration will make this guy out to be a hero.
The most surprising thing is the source: CNN.
I do have one question. According to the Constitution how many times can the Presidential office break the law of the Constitution before being tried as a traitor?
The President can break the law as times many as he wants, so long as he has the African American Get Out Of Jail Free Card.
So that’s why Obama freed prisoners fro this one to come home but never seems to care about Amin in prison in Tehran.
Wow...I haven’t read the comment section on a CNN article in years. Talk about delusion. 0 could take a crap on their dining table and they’d probably all gather around and take selfies with it.
Stripping him of his citizenship, then deporting him to whatever part of the world in which he never has to deal with even grudging civility toward the US, would be a good first step.
It was entirely fictional, but the short story, “The Man without a Country”, by American writer Edward Everett Hale, about a US Army lieutenant, Philip Nolan, is probably applicable here. Unfortunately, this tale is probably not even available to the majority of schoolchildren in this country any more. It has fallen into obscurity following its last public performance, probably in the late 1970’s.
It was my understanding that the president doesn’t have the authority to “take away their pensions”.
Who stops him?
We gave up 5 of the worst jihadi terrorists for this? WT..?
Hey...CNN has picked this up....let’s see if ABC, CBS, and NBC follow suit.
As much as I’d like to see a Court’s Martial, I’ll be happy with a public label as Deserter.