Monday, June 02, 2014

My take on Bergdahl.

There's a great deal pinging around the internet right now on Bowe Bergdahl, the recently returned soldier who Obama screwed us all to get back as part of his effort to shift attention from yet ANOTHER abysmal failure of his... namely, the VA Scandal... by returning 5 high ranking terrorists to a location where they could engage in their trade: namely, killing us.

First of all, there should not have been any such deal.

Change the war and the nationalities... say, to World War 2 and high ranking German officers.

Would Roosevelt have traded 5 German Field Marshalls to get one American Sergeant back?

Of course not.

Secondly, Bergdahl appears to have committed desertion in war time, an offense punishable by death.

To my mind, the simplest solution is to try Bergdahl by general court martial.  Surely he would not object to that if he were innocent...

... would he?

If he is guilty, he should be shot.  And I must admit, were he found guilty, I would volunteer to be on the firing squad.

Unfair?  Not right?  Mitigating circumstances?

Tell that to the families of these guys:

“On August 18, an IED killed Private First Class Morris Walker and Staff Sergeant Clayton Bowen during a reconnaissance mission. On August 26, while conducting a search for a Taliban shadow sub-governor supposedly affiliated with Bergdahl’s captors, Staff Sergeant Kurt Curtiss was shot in the face and killed. On September 4, during a patrol to a village near the area in which Bergdahl vanished, an insurgent ambush killed Second Lieutenant Darryn Andrews and gravely wounded Private First Class Matthew Martinek, who died of his wounds a week later. On September 5, while conducting a foot movement toward a village also thought affiliated with Bergdahl’s captors, Staff Sergeant Michael Murphrey stepped on an improvised land mine. He died the next day.”

Let me reiterate: if Bergdahl is innocent... then welcome back.

If he's guilty?

Then he should pay the price for that as well.

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