Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told a stunning story to Americans.After he abandoned his post in Afghanistan was called a hero by then President Barack Obama after he traded captured terrorists for his release.
Americans then were upset that Obama work to free a man who would not have been captured had he not betrayed his duty.Another confounding chapter of Obama administration.
But now Bergdahl on not so pretty way is facing the facts.
Via New York Post:
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for half a decade after abandoning his Afghanistan post, is expected to plead guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, two individuals with knowledge of the case said.
Bergdahl’s decision to plead guilty rather than face trial marks another twist in an eight-year drama that has caused the nation to wrestle with difficult questions of loyalty, negotiating with hostage takers and America’s commitment not to leave its troops behind. President Donald Trump has called Bergdahl a “no-good traitor” who “should have been executed.”
Bergdahl was a 23-year-old private first class in June 2009, when, after five months in Afghanistan, he disappeared from his remote infantry post near the Pakistan border, triggering a massive search operation.
Videos soon emerged showing Bergdahl in captivity by the Taliban …
In May 2014, he was handed over to US special forces in a swap for five Taliban detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison, fueling an emotional US debate about whether Bergdahl was a hero or a deserter.
As critics questioned whether the trade was worth it, President Barack Obama stood with Bergdahl’s parents in the White House Rose Garden and defended the swap. The United States does not “leave our men or women in uniform,” Obama declared, regardless of how Bergdahl came to capture. The Taliban detainees were sent to Qatar.
Bergdahl’s capture and release was another moment for Obama to virtue signal. He stood beside the traitor to show off just how compassionate and understanding a President he was. Yet that was not what most Americans were thinking when they looked at that scene.
Obama’s support of a traitor in a way encapsulated his presidency and the left in general. He spent resources and effort to help a man who disrespected his country-while much more who risk their lives and die for it (both soldiers and police) are ignored and disrespected.
Bergdahl now will have to face with the system of military justice, said, in other words, he will spend the rest of his life in jail.Many from Armed Forces probably agree that he deserve something much worse.
H/T Patriot Journal