You thought the US Army was the most powerful force on earth, right? Well let’s lay waste to that claim right now.
Yesterday we reported that the US Army was going to charge Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion. It was first reported on Fox when retired Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer told Bill O’Reilly that the decision had been made to charge Bergdahl and his attorney had been notified. The story was confirmed by NBC news.
This is obviously a huge political issue for the White House because Obama, without bothering to tell the Pentagon or the Congress, traded five top level al Qaeda terrorists for Bergdahl. Needless to say, the political arm of the White House jumped into the fray.
Let’s take just a moment and recall what President Obama said about the United States military.
“MY military.” And here’s what “HIS” military had to say yesterday about Bergdahl.
The Pentagon said on Tuesday that no decision has been made on Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s desertion case, adding that he may not be charged at all.
“No decision has been made with respect to the case of Sgt. Bergdahl. None and there is no timeline to make that decision and Gen. Milley is not being put under any pressure to make a decision,” Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, told reporters.
“He has not been charged… We’re going off anonymous sources who claim to have information that frankly I don’t think is accurate…We have a process and we need to let that work its way through,” he later added.
The Pentagon spokesman explained that Gen. Mark Milley, as the General Courts Martial Convening Authority in the case, is currently reviewing the investigation and “has come to no conclusions” and “has made no decisions.”
Gen. Milley “is going to be given the time he needs to decide how this case ought to be disposed,” said Kirby, later adding, “one of the things he could decide if he wanted to is no action at all. Yes, it could go from no action to a general court martial.”
MY military. No action.
We’ll leave you with the opinion of the men that Bergdahl deserted.
Sgt. Jordan Vaughn told Daily Mail Online on Tuesday that he and other soldiers who served alongside Bergdahl agree that Bergdahl should be court-martialed Bergdahl for desertion.
“We all think absolutely that he should be court-martialed and that he was intending to desert,” Vaughn said.
“It’s very clear to all of us that it was desertion, and obviously that’s court-martiable,” he reiterated.