This is breaking, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will be charged with desertion by the US Army.
Bergdahl walked away from his post in Afghanistan, was captured by or surrendered to al Qaeda, and was held for five years until he was released in a prisoner swap engineered by President Obama.
Obama exchanged five top level al Qaeda terrorists that were being held in Gitmo for Bergdahl.
President Obama admitted Tuesday that the five terrorists he traded for US Army POW Bowe Bergdahl could “absolutely” take up arms against America again — as reports said the Taliban commanders were roaming free in Qatar and could return to Afghanistan as early as next year.
“Is there the possibility of some of them trying to return to activities that are detrimental to us? Absolutely,” Obama said…
These are the guys Obama traded for a deserter.
It looks like the Army is going to show up this trade to be another foreign policy disaster for Obama.
Here’s the key…
“This is shaping up to be a Titanic struggle behind the scenes,” Shaffer said. “Believe me, the Army here wants to do the right thing. Factually, there’s no way they can not do the right thing regarding Bergdahl. And the White House, because of the political narrative, President Obama cozying up to the parents and because he, President Obama, releasing the five Taliban. … The narrative is what the White House does not want to have come out.”
Here’s the Obama administration’s take on Bergdahl.
“In White House terms, not charging Bergdahl means that he was indeed worth the trade for the Taliban Five. But charging him on any level means that releasing the five Taliban was an error of monstrous proportions, one the administration will never be able to explain away satisfactorily,” said retired Lt. Col. Bill Cowen in a commentary written for the Fox News site
And here’s what the men who served with Bergdahl have to say.
Former Sgt. Matt Vierkant told CNN last year, “Bowe Bergdahl deserted during a time of war, and his fellow Americans lost their lives searching for him.”
“I don’t understand,” Vierkant added, “why we’re trading prisoners at Gitmo for somebody who deserted during a time of war, which is an act of treason.”
We stand with for Sgt. Vierkant.
Here’s hoping the Army follows though with the trial, and, if Bergdahl is found guilty we’d like to see him executed.