Convicted Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl is in the headlines again.
This time it’s not to reminisce about the time he abandoned his post and deserted from his responsibilities as a soldier. This time it was because he was praising the “honesty” of the Taliban that captured him after he bailed on his country.
President Obama made headlines when he traded 5 top terrorists from Guantanamo Bay for the release of the disgraced soldier.
According to a report by The New York Post, “the 31-year-old sergeant told British TV journalist Sean Langan in an interview reported in The Sunday Times of London: ‘At least the Taliban were honest enough to say, ‘I’m the guy who’s gonna cut your throat.’ That got him less upset than the ‘administrative duties’ the Army assigned him while awaiting trial, he said.'”
This is even more despicable for Bergdahl to claim in the face of the soldiers that were permanently maimed on the rescue mission to retrieve Bergdahl from the captors he seems to admire so much. New York Post continues:
“Now-retired Navy SEAL James Hatch told a judge in June how he was shot in the leg, shattering his femur, by an AK-47 round while looking for Bergdahl with other special operation troops.After 18 surgeries, Hatch still walks with a limp. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mark Allen was shot in the head during the search and lost part of his brain. He is paralyzed and partially mute because of the wound.”
President Trump was very vocal about Bergdahl’s release while on the campaign trail saying that Bergdahl is a ““no-good deserter.”
Bergdahl’s sentencing is scheduled to take place tomorrow. For the charge of “misbehavior” Bergdahl faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. For the desertion charge, Bergdahl could face a 5-year sentence.
New York Post