Bowe Bergdahl at the Fort Bragg military courthouse
Fast forward to 2017 and the "hero" Bergdahl has pleaded guilty to desertion. His decision to flee led to the deaths of six soldiers who were searching for him. In my opinion, the costs were of the trade were too great and I am someone who believes terrorists should never be negotiated with. Obama's decision was a disaster and it should've never been made. Sadly, Bergdahl won't be suffering any punishments for his desertion. The judge has ruled no jail time.
Eight years after being attacked by politicians and media pundits, Ralph Peters wrote an excellent opinion article on the Bergdahl decision. He concluded:
This case isn’t just about punishing one jerk. It’s about the combat effectiveness of our military in time of war. While the man is judged, the institution is sentenced.
That judge condemned the institution when he decided that Bergdahl should go free.
We expect explanations.
Meanwhile, Bergdahl can celebrate. The activist left can celebrate. Former President Barack Obama can claim redemption and Susan Rice can grunt with satisfaction that, despite his dishonorable discharge, Bergdahl kinda-sorta “served with honor and distinction,” didn’t he?
And the widows Bergdahl’s actions left behind can go to hell. Wives serving their own life sentences of caring for heroes incapacitated by wounds because of Bergdahl’s treachery can be damned. His comrades who served honorably can kiss off. Let’s all line up and spit on those who serve proudly.
This is a wonderful day for America’s enemies, foreign and domestic.