Bowe Bergdahl returning to active duty this week

posted at 11:21 am on July 14, 2014 by Allahpundit

That’s pretty speedy. It’ll probably be a year before the Taliban Five return to duty.

Says Greg Pollowitz, “I guess this means he re-learned English.”

Sergeant Bergdahl has finished undergoing therapy and counseling at an Army hospital in San Antonio, and will assume a job at the Army North headquarters at the same base, Fort Sam Houston, the officials said.

He is also expected to meet with Maj. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl, the officer who is investigating the circumstances of Sergeant Bergdahl’s disappearance from his outpost in Afghanistan in 2009.

Sergeant Bergdahl’s transfer from the therapy phase to a regular soldier’s job is part of his reintegration into Army life, officials said. He will live in barracks and have two other soldiers help him readjust.

Seems strange, no matter what you think of Bergdahl. If he deserted, why would the Army want him back? If he didn’t desert, why not take pity on the guy and send him home after such a horrible ordeal? “First Team Tommy,” a veteran on Twitter, argues though that this is mainly a jurisdictional move by the Army to make sure Bergdahl’s still within their reach as they continue to investigate how he went missing. Military lawyers are invited to correct me, but I believe that if Bergdahl’s discharged, he can’t be court-martialed. He has to be on active duty for that. (See, e.g., section 802(c)(4) of the UCMJ.) Leaving him in the care of military doctors would also complicate the legal process, says Tommy. Moving him to a desk job at Fort Sam Houston solves those problems. And, maybe, it’ll force Bergdahl to be more forthcoming than he’d otherwise be. It’s one thing to fight military justice when you’re at home with your parents with a media phalanx around you, another when you’re a sergeant on duty being interrogated by a general on why it is, precisely, you wandered away from base looking for the enemy. Because of the politics here, if Bergdahl’s going to face consequences, the Army wants to make it happen as quickly and smoothly as possible. And then, once the court-martial happens and the sentence is handed down, Obama will pardon him and that’ll be that. (We all know it’s coming.)

All of which is to say, it’s the Army, I think, that’s driving Bergdahl’s return to active duty, not Bergdahl himself. Or do I have this all wrong? Vets are welcome to chime in below. It could also be that returning Bergdahl to duty is part of his rehab, undoing some of the trauma of the last five years by re-acclimating him to the sort of life he led before he went missing.


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Frucked up land, all the way.

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 11:22 AM

The Marine, who served with distinction, sits in a prison in Mexico.

His Commander in Chief plays balls…golf, pool, etc.

obama hates you. He just pretends otherwise. He hates the Soldiers, except for the traitorous ones.

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 11:23 AM

See the VA and you’ll know instantly how much obama despises you.

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 11:24 AM

What’s he wearing?

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Giving a deserter his freedom could result in him, oh I dunno, deserting again to attempt to avoid prison or worse.

Akzed on July 14, 2014 at 11:25 AM

He needs his handlers in case a fit of “Death To America” comes on.

ConstantineXI on July 14, 2014 at 11:26 AM

“First Team Tommy,” a veteran on Twitter, argues though that this is mainly a jurisdictional move by the Army to make sure Bergdahl’s still within their reach as they continue to investigate how he went missing.

Imagine, this turd might turn around the sue the taxpayers for “making him join the Talibs”.

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 11:26 AM

JUST DON’T GIVE HIM A WEAPON!

We don’t need anymore ‘workplace violence’ on a military base.

GarandFan on July 14, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Obama will pardon him and that’ll be that. (We all know it’s coming.)

Along with the blind sheik.

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 11:28 AM

JUST DON’T GIVE HIM A WEAPON!

We don’t need anymore ‘workplace violence’ on a military base.

GarandFan on July 14, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Shouting allahu akbar

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 11:28 AM

A desk job eh? Better shackle him to it or he will disappear again.

fogw on July 14, 2014 at 11:29 AM

It could also be that returning Bergdahl to duty is part of his rehab, undoing some of the trauma of the last five years by re-acclimating him to the sort of life he led before he went missing.

Allah, Allah, Allah……………………..

VegasRick on July 14, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Giving a deserter his freedom could result in him, oh I dunno, deserting again to attempt to avoid prison or worse.

Akzed on July 14, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Bergdahl is no doubt being reminded daily by his Regime handlers that the alternative to being kept on duty and quiet is his alternative to being court martialed for desertion and treason.

This way Obama can keep him quiet until 2017.

And he has to. Thanks to his own colossal ignorance and his minions lack of any sort of work ethic, Obama is stuck in it up to his gigantic ears because he had to have his Football Spiking Triumph with the Talidad and mom in the Rose Garden, where he all but said that Bergdahl was another Audie Murphy.

ConstantineXI on July 14, 2014 at 11:30 AM

All of which is to say, it’s the Army, I think, that’s driving Bergdahl’s return to active duty, not Bergdahl himself. Or do I have this all wrong?

I’d like to believe that the Army is doing this for the right reasons and not the political ones that Obama wants to dictate. But considering how the Army handled Nidal Hassan and refused to call that a terrorist attack (as opposed to “workplace violence”), I’m not hopeful.

Bitter Clinger on July 14, 2014 at 11:30 AM

JUST DON’T GIVE HIM A WEAPON!

We don’t need anymore ‘workplace violence’ on a military base.

GarandFan on July 14, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Given this administration’s proclivities, Bergdahl will be sent to Fort Hood and allowed to carry a M16 at all times…

ConstantineXI on July 14, 2014 at 11:31 AM

undoing some of the trauma of the last five years by re-acclimating him to the sort of life he led before he went missing.

He didn’t “go missing’. He walked out under his own device.

ladyingray on July 14, 2014 at 11:31 AM

He will live in barracks and have two other soldiers help him readjust. to pre him from beg fraked

Fixed that.

Walter L. Newton on July 14, 2014 at 11:32 AM

I’d like to believe that the Army is doing this for the right reasons and not the political ones that Obama wants to dictate. But considering how the Army handled Nidal Hassan and refused to call that a terrorist attack (as opposed to “workplace violence”), I’m not hopeful.

Bitter Clinger on July 14, 2014 at 11:30 AM

The Army is not being allowed to function as anything but a political appendage of the Obama Regime in this.

ConstantineXI on July 14, 2014 at 11:32 AM

by obama standards he will get the Medal of Honor. After all he served with “distinction”.

warmairfan on July 14, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Jugears probably will give him several more promotions..Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff soon.

Just the kind of soldier to demoralize the whole army..fooking deserter. Jugears plan exactly.

Probably will get fragged soon however once returns. What a loser this guy is.

txdoc on July 14, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Fixed that.

Walter L. Newton on July 14, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Er… no… my wireless keyboard batteries just went dead… I was typing and letters were not showing up.

Walter L. Newton on July 14, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Libs are doing the happy dance at other websites thinking the GOP once again overreached

cmsinaz on July 14, 2014 at 11:34 AM

He didn’t “go missing’. He walked out under his own device.

ladyingray on July 14, 2014 at 11:31 AM

After sending all his personal effects home and without a weapon. In time of WAR. Which carries the DEATH PENALTY alone, not to mention the allegations of treason in which he actively AIDED the enemy, also a death penalty offense.

There was as much reason to drone Bergdahl as other Americans Obama has had killed that way.

ConstantineXI on July 14, 2014 at 11:34 AM

The other two soldiers are there to help Berg readjust? Yeah, more like watch his every move to make sure nothing happens.

What job do you give a guy who is under investigation for treason, licking envelopes or making coffee in the break room?

Bishop on July 14, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 11:22 AM

We live on Bizzarro world.

I’ll have to stop there, or get in trouble.

dogsoldier on July 14, 2014 at 11:35 AM

What job do you give a guy who is under investigation for treason, licking envelopes or making coffee in the break room?

Bishop on July 14, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Knowing the wisdom of this Regime he’ll be put in charge of weapons and ordinance.

ConstantineXI on July 14, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Happy Nomad already commented OT about this in the “Israel shoots down Hamas drone” thread, and here’s my response to him.

listens2glenn on July 14, 2014 at 11:36 AM

A training accident would solve a PR nightmare.

meci on July 14, 2014 at 11:37 AM

It could also be that returning Bergdahl to duty is part of his rehab, undoing some of the trauma of the last five years by re-acclimating him to the sort of life he led before he went missing.

Thought for a moment I had slipped up and violated my #noahcott.

Midas on July 14, 2014 at 11:37 AM

by obama standards he will get the Medal of Honor. After all he served with “distinction”.

warmairfan on July 14, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Obama needs Congress to give out a Medal of Honor. How much you wanna bet he’d do it by Imperial Edict?

And if a piece of filth like Bergdahl got the Medal of Honor that award would become an utter disgrace. Hence, why Obama would do it.

ConstantineXI on July 14, 2014 at 11:37 AM

This guy’s term of enlistment is up. So, he’s on a med/legal hold. His return to duty is just jargon for ‘time to get some work out of you, clown-boy.’ No doubt he’s got a gay little skirt-wearing admin job where plenty of folks can keep an eye on him.

M240H on July 14, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Or the other soldiers are there to protect Berg, I can’t imagine he will be all that popular with the troops in the building.

Bishop on July 14, 2014 at 11:40 AM

I believe that this kid was totally unsuited for the military, which apparently the Coast Guard figured out and the Army didn’t. I believe that he absolutely deserted. Try him, sentence him to time served with his captors and discharge him dishonorably or at least with some kind of negative mark on his record and send him home. This might be one the NSA wants to keep an eye on.

Cindy Munford on July 14, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Discharging Bergdahl would seriously complicate, if not preclude, the military’s jurisdiction over him. A famous case in point was Dr. Jeffery MacDonald. After a questionable military investigation, they Army discharged him and he practiced medicine in San Diego for years before the US Attorney in Raleigh indicted him for the murder of his family on Fort Bragg. So it’s possible that the Commander is returning him to duty rather than discharging him to preserve jurisdiction. As for facing the general, who is conducting an investigation (probably in accordance with AR 15-6, Bergdahl will have the full panoply of his rights, including those under Art. 31 of the UCMJ, which is much broader than Miranda Rights. In other words, he has the right to refuse to be interviewed and to have the free services of a Judge Advocate (licensed attorney probably from the Army’s Trial Defense Service). I wouldn’t hold my breath expecting the general’s investigation to shed any light on this issue. Statements that Bergdahl may have made to the shrinks or health care providers will not be admissible, unless he received a warning IAW Art. 31. BTW, I am a retired Army JAG officer and a retired Asst. U.S. Attorney.

Since I have no real knowledge of the details of Bergdahl’s treatment, I have nothing more than a hunch but my radar tells me that Bergdahl will never see the inside of a Court-martial court room.

TonyP on July 14, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Bowe Bergdahl returning to active duty this week

So, the army is sending him back to the Taliban?

Capitalist Infidel on July 14, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Sergeant Bergdahl has finished undergoing therapy and counseling at an Army hospital in San Antonio, and will assume a job at the Army North headquarters at the same base, Fort Sam Houston, the officials said.

It’s taking veterans years to even be seen for PTSD and this filthy terrorist scum is done with therapy and counseling in six weeks? That’s pretty fast.

Nevertheless, I don’t have confidence that the Army is teeing things up to court martial the bastard. Not after Bergdahl’s dad had the hugfest at the White House as they praised Allah for his safe.

Happy Nomad on July 14, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Has a pool started on when he next deserts?

sadatoni on July 14, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Midas on July 14, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Yeah, but that wouldn’t be an opinion, just a process of figuring out WTH the Army is doing.

Cindy Munford on July 14, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Or the other soldiers are there to protect Berg, I can’t imagine he will be all that popular with the troops in the building.

Bishop on July 14, 2014 at 11:40 AM

That entirely depends on how you define popular.

Happy Nomad on July 14, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Bowe Bergdahl returning to active duty this week

He never left active duty. If you are POW or MIA, you are considered on the rolls for promotion and pay purposes. Scott Speicher was a lieutenant commander when he was shot down in 1991. Because his fate was unknown, he remained on active duty and was promoted twice. Because of this, a man who was dead made captain.

When Robert Garwood returned from North Vietnam, a decade after gong missing, he was still an active Marine. Part of his punishment after conviction was that he was stripped of all back pay and benefits and then dishonorably discharged.

Remember: you’re not off active duty until you have that DD-214 in hand.

dreadnought62 on July 14, 2014 at 11:44 AM

I recommend the firing squad for this traitor.

Closet Optimist on July 14, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Ridiculous but politically expedient. Obama NEEDS a returning warrior NOT a returning traitor. “John Ker—er, I mean Bowe Bergdahl reporting for duty, sir!. Now could you please direct me to ordnance and give me a schedule of the next troop assemblage…”

MaiDee on July 14, 2014 at 11:44 AM

I for one feel comfortable in the knowledge that Abdul Bergdahl will be serving among our troops. If we only could get this guy To be the commanding officer

Brock Robamney on July 14, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Advanced condolences to the families of the men who will die for this idiocy. :/

Jedditelol on July 14, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Assign him guard duty at Gitmo. What could go wrong?

rogaineguy on July 14, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Has a pool started on when he next deserts?

sadatoni on July 14, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Don’t know when, but I’d bet he runs to the nearest mosque in the San Antonio area and claims religious asylum.

Bitter Clinger on July 14, 2014 at 11:46 AM

While you’re a member of the active duty service, your personal rights are significantly curtailed. Not only is your right to come and go as you please limited, your first amendment rights are likewise constrained. However, under article 31 of the UCMJ, the soldier does have a right to remain silent.

Immolate on July 14, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Put him on active duty, file the desertion charges, send him to Leavenworth.

CatoRenasci on July 14, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Has he spoken with his family yet…?

d1carter on July 14, 2014 at 11:47 AM

He didn’t “go missing’. He walked out under his own device.

ladyingray on July 14, 2014 at 11:31 AM

That’s called desertion no matter how many times this administration lies and suggests that he was captured on the field of battle while fending off the enemy or something.

Happy Nomad on July 14, 2014 at 11:47 AM

he needs to be charged with UA asap then investigated for ucmj 104 violation.
it won’t happen though, politics has trumped discipline since clintons admin.

dmacleo on July 14, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Or the other soldiers are there to protect Berg, I can’t imagine he will be all that popular with the troops in the building.

Bishop on July 14, 2014 at 11:40 AM

That entirely depends on how you define popular.

Happy Nomad on July 14, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Guest of honor at the next blanket party.

Bitter Clinger on July 14, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Gosh, I hope nothing bad happens to him.

Bmore on July 14, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Remember: you’re not off active duty until you have that DD-214 in hand.

dreadnought62 on July 14, 2014 at 11:44 AM

yup, even then you may be subject to recall too through the inactive reserve. this is something not many civilians know about.
I think its still the same setup, it may have changed since I was in.
my 3 yr active duty contract was actually a 7 yr contract, 4 yrs inactive reserve. due to injuries though I was removed from inactive reserve.

dmacleo on July 14, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Friendly fire accident waiting to happen….

dentarthurdent on July 14, 2014 at 11:51 AM

How can you move him to a desk job when earlier they claim he forgot how to speak english? Can they ever get their stories straight?

Blake on July 14, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Nothing Obama is involved in is even a smidgen believable. And no one paying attention (left or right) believes we are getting the real story about anything from the MSM. Maybe the millennials and “immigrants” believe what they hear on NBC. Maybe the millennials and “immigrants” take this administration at face value. The rest of the country knows we aren’t getting the real story. And hopefully the millennials get wise soon.

BoxHead1 on July 14, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Paper cuts can be serious business.

Bmore on July 14, 2014 at 11:55 AM

verbaldouche, what’s your take on this?

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 12:00 PM

How does lester feel about all this?

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 12:00 PM

They shot Slovik.

formwiz on July 14, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Nothing really happened to Bobby Garwood, a Vietnam POW who deserted, so I doubt very much will happen to Bergdahl:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Garwood

I wouldn’t have wanted to serve with either Garwood or Bergdahl. These are not nice men.

Special Forces Grunt on July 14, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Sergeant Bergdahl has finished undergoing therapy and counseling at an Army hospital in San Antonio, and will assume a job at the Army North headquarters at the same base, Fort Sam Houston, the officials said.

It’s taking veterans years to even be seen for PTSD and this filthy terrorist scum is done with therapy and counseling in six weeks? That’s pretty fast.

Nevertheless, I don’t have confidence that the Army is teeing things up to court martial the bastard. Not after Bergdahl’s dad had the hugfest at the White House as they praised Allah for his safe.

Happy Nomad on July 14, 2014 at 11:41 AM

“In a sort of ghastly simplicity we remove the organ and demand the function. We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful.”

― C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man

ebrown2 on July 14, 2014 at 12:02 PM

verbaldouche, what’s your take on this?

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 12:00 PM

How does lester feel about all this?

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 12:00 PM

They can’t comment until the phone call comes in.

VegasRick on July 14, 2014 at 12:02 PM

And then, once the court-martial happens and the sentence is handed down, Obama will pardon him and that’ll be that. (We all know it’s coming.)

Obama would never directly pardon the guy. He doesn’t want his fingerprints on this. He might direct the Army to conduct an Article 32 pretrial investigation – just for show. That way, any questions, his regime could refer to the Department of the Army. But don’t expect anything to really happen to Barry’s favorite Muslim convert.

TarheelBen on July 14, 2014 at 12:03 PM

From what it looks like, the Army is treating this guy as a Ex POW. My dad was a POW during WWII, captured during the Battle of the Bulge. I have done extensive research and have obtained a number of documents relating to his service. After he was liberated from Stalag VIIA, he was sent to a camp in Alabama (his home was in Pa) for over six months before he was discharged. This wasn’t to heal from physical wounds, I have to assume it was from mental wounds. My dad was a POW for four months. This guy was a “POW” for 5 years. The army wouldn’t discharge him so quickly if they consider him a POW, and from what I am reading, that’s exactly what they believe he was.

Also, I am retired Navy, you can’t be Court Martialed unless you are active.

JLPicard on July 14, 2014 at 12:04 PM

He must be on active duty to be charged with a crime. This is just a legal maneuver to accomplish that. While I’m sure our man child progenitor of petulance serving as our President may be all in on the leave Bowe Bergdahl alone bandwagon of his own making, I also have no doubts that the members of our military’s command, who still believe in their mission by the way, have informed this doltish child that such a decision would have effects that outreached this one present case. No deserter can be allowed to skip justice, ever. Bowe will face accountability, and then it will be up to the Bamster to either commute his sentence or pardon him outright if he so chooses.

Flyovercountry on July 14, 2014 at 12:04 PM

No deserter can be allowed to skip justice, ever. Bowe will face accountability, and then it will be up to the Bamster to either commute his sentence or pardon him outright if he so chooses.

Flyovercountry on July 14, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Obama will never allow the Army to do this.

ConstantineXI on July 14, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Bowe will face accountability, and then it will be up to the Bamster to either commute his sentence or pardon him outright if he so chooses.

Flyovercountry on July 14, 2014 at 12:04 PM

With all do respect – I doubt that he will face anything.

VegasRick on July 14, 2014 at 12:07 PM

short leash…

dpduq on July 14, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Do they have to make him active before court martial? Surely they aren’t planning on giving this guy a gun and keeping him as a soldier, right? Even Obama wouldn’t fundamentally transform things to that extent.

Buddahpundit on July 14, 2014 at 12:07 PM

verbaldouche, what’s your take on this?

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 12:00 PM

I think verbaluce is busy licking on a different thread.

Bmore on July 14, 2014 at 12:09 PM

First step to starting the court marshal process

jake49 on July 14, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood had it called years ago “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’”

Wade on July 14, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Hey, here’s an idea, let put him in charge of a Heavy Weapons Platoon!

Missilengr on July 14, 2014 at 12:14 PM

The jurisdictional response is correct. They want this soldier available for prosecution, if necessary. And it is standard in such cases to actually give the soldier some kind of duties.

For an interesting analogy, read Nelson DeMille’s “Word of Honor.” It’s fiction, but in the book a former Vietnam platoon leader who’d been out of the Army for 15 years is recalled to active duty so he can face prosecution. It’s different with officers – in the book, he had never resigned his commission, which left him vulnerable to recall to face the UCMJ.

Anyway, the guy was a big wig Manhattan banker-type and they called him back as a 2LT, if I remember right. And they gave him an actual job, as some sort of assistant to the post historian or something.

Wonderful book, by the way. And I clearly remember a lot of discussion of the legal maneuvering behind the guy’s recall to active duty, which all seems applicable to Bergdahl. Fictionalized, but I think the reasoning the same.

Professor Blather on July 14, 2014 at 12:14 PM

This man is the true definition of a hero and deserves America’s upmost respect. If only more poor and uneducated service members would stand up for what they believe, instead of blindly following so-called orders and regulations created by power-hungry imperialists.

Thankfully, the tide is turning. With a few thousand more proud gay and transgendered Americans joining the antiquated services, as well as thousands of more open-minded women filling the ranks of the masochistic “combat” roles, the days of blindly obedient soldiers “following orders” will soon be a distant memory.

Frank Lib on July 14, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Bowe Bergdahl returning to active duty this week

…why?…does he need a sex change operation?
…he could be ‘Barb’ Bergdahl…before the Marine in Mexico gets a change of underwear…for making a wrong turn.

JugEarsButtHurt on July 14, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Bowe needs the Josey Wales Treatment:

He was decently treated. He was decently fed…and then he was decently shot.

This man is a common outlaw, nothing more.

”To hell with that fella. Buzzards gotta eat, same as worms.”

Innercat on July 14, 2014 at 12:19 PM

AP’s got this one nailed. He’s being returned to AD so that the Army can continue to investigate the circumstances of his “disappearance” and court-martial him if the evidence indicates that he did indeed desert his unit.

Once he’s discharged, regardless of how he’s discharged, he’s out of their jurisdiction and there’s nothing they can do.

I’m tellin’ y’all, the brass doesn’t run the Army. Neither does DoD or the White House. The people who run the US Army are the senior-most NCO’s and commissioned officers below the rank of full bird Colonel.

You get enough of those guys agitating for action, and there’s nothing the brass or the White House can do but get the hell out of the line of fire.

Conservative Mischief on July 14, 2014 at 12:20 PM

in a related case, I understand that an Arab American, Cpl Wassef Al Hassoun, who TWICE deserted from the USMC, has turned himself in at an “undisclosed location” overseas and has been flown to Camp Lejeune, NC.

There is so little publicity attached to this case that I am suspicious of a whitewash and that we will have a second traitor who will skate free. First of all, why did Hassoun have a SECOND opportunity to desert. Secondly, why did he turn himself in now. The suspicion is he had advance knowledge that a Muslim-loving sugar daddy residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave will see that no harm comes his way.

MaiDee on July 14, 2014 at 12:21 PM

This comes when the DOD is sending PINK SLIPS to active duty soldiers in the WAR ZONE – IT’S INSANE!

Kapos on July 14, 2014 at 12:22 PM

This man is the true definition of a hero and deserves America’s upmost respect. If only more poor and uneducated service members would stand up for what they believe, instead of blindly following so-called orders and regulations created by power-hungry imperialists.

Thankfully, the tide is turning. With a few thousand more proud gay and transgendered Americans joining the antiquated services, as well as thousands of more open-minded women filling the ranks of the masochistic “combat” roles, the days of blindly obedient soldiers “following orders” will soon be a distant memory.

Frank Lib on July 14, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Be careful what you ask for. You are asking for a military that would proudly shoot the commander in chief in the back. You may get it…

ConstantineXI on July 14, 2014 at 12:22 PM

It’ll be great if many of ^^ those comments are correct and the military is setting this traitor up for a trial.

Are the transcripts of court martial proceedings available to the public? I imagine they can’t broadcast it, right? When is this likely to go to proceedings?

BoxHead1 on July 14, 2014 at 12:22 PM

in a related case, I understand that an Arab American, Cpl Wassef Al Hassoun, who TWICE deserted from the USMC, has turned himself in at an “undisclosed location” overseas and has been flown to Camp Lejeune, NC.

There is so little publicity attached to this case that I am suspicious of a whitewash and that we will have a second traitor who will skate free. First of all, why did Hassoun have a SECOND opportunity to desert. Secondly, why did he turn himself in now. The suspicion is he had advance knowledge that a Muslim-loving sugar daddy residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave will see that no harm comes his way.

MaiDee on July 14, 2014 at 12:21 PM

I can make a better case for gays in the military and women in combat than I can for muslims in the military…

ConstantineXI on July 14, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Frank Lib on July 14, 2014 at 12:16 PM

haha +++++

BoxHead1 on July 14, 2014 at 12:24 PM

This comes when the DOD is sending PINK SLIPS to active duty soldiers in the WAR ZONE – IT’S INSANE!

Kapos on July 14, 2014 at 12:22 PM

The only part of government liberals ever cut is the military.

ConstantineXI on July 14, 2014 at 12:24 PM

They gonna let him keep his tali-beard. To show solidarity to his soul-mates he left behind?

HumpBot Salvation on July 14, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Frank Lib on July 14, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Semper fi!

TarheelBen on July 14, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Just another ho-hum day in Bizarro World.

BettyRuth on July 14, 2014 at 12:30 PM

We have a man who Deserted those in Benghazi
sitting in the WH, so why does this surprise anyone??

ToddPA on July 14, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Pink Slips? Oh yea, just a few …
King Putt is Laying-Off 1,500 Capitan’s AND 500 Majors from active duty.
Good idea … cripple the middle management then watch the vigor leave the organism.
NCO’s are next.

Missilengr on July 14, 2014 at 12:31 PM

TaliBowe needs a bride , I suggest Bra…er….Chelsea woManning :O

burrata on July 14, 2014 at 12:31 PM

This man is the true definition of a hero and deserves America’s upmost respect. If only more poor and uneducated service members would stand up for what they believe, instead of blindly following so-called orders and regulations created by power-hungry imperialists.

Thankfully, the tide is turning. With a few thousand more proud gay and transgendered Americans joining the antiquated services, as well as thousands of more open-minded women filling the ranks of the masochistic “combat” roles, the days of blindly obedient soldiers “following orders” will soon be a distant memory.

What we have here is the entire problem with the liberal view of the military, encapsulated into one meandering tirade of shit. They want a military that reflects their worldview of right and wrong, weighing moral philosophies and settling upon tacit agreement with Karl Marx, and not one that is trained to actually emerge victorious from battle, and by the way, still alive and well.

People walking off of the line after forming their own views of right and wrong irrespective of the good of the unit which they may be endangering by their actions is a prescription for disaster. The military has several options available to soldiers who suffer a crisis of conscience. If Jimminy Cricket chirps in your ear, you can ask for duty in a non combat support role, conscience objector status, report a crime or illegal order up you command line, to the JAG, to your Congress Critter, to a civilian attorney, to a member of the clergy that is a part of any command, or to the MP’s who investigate such matters. Bowe did none of that, he simply walked off of the line, and then told the enemy how to kill his brethren.

Flyovercountry on July 14, 2014 at 12:37 PM

No deserter can be allowed to skip justice, ever. Bowe will face accountability, and then it will be up to the Bamster to either commute his sentence or pardon him outright if he so chooses.

Flyovercountry on July 14, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Barry will never allow a situation where “he” would have to pardon Bergdahl. That would be in direct violation of the Limbaugh Theorem. I do think the Army might be directed to conduct a potemkin Article 32 Investigation, which is the equivalent of a grand jury hearing. If the Article 32 recommends no court-martial, I would not be surprised.

TarheelBen on July 14, 2014 at 12:40 PM

He probably has to be in the Army for them to go through the legal stuff. I doubt that he’ll be doing anything and those 2 guys helping him are probably more like guards. They don’t want him talking. At the very least he should get a dishonorable discharge.

crankyoldlady on July 14, 2014 at 12:46 PM

This man is the true definition of a hero and deserves America’s upmost respect.

Frank Lib on July 14, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Upmost! Fluker, you deserve what you have coming. ISIS is getting in, via the open Southern border.

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 12:51 PM

He probably has to be in the Army for them to go through the legal stuff. I doubt that he’ll be doing anything and those 2 guys helping him are probably more like guards. They don’t want him talking. At the very least he should get a dishonorable discharge.

crankyoldlady on July 14, 2014 at 12:46 PM

The investigation is going to be a sham. No way Obama allows this scumbag to get anything less than an honorable discharge after making him out to be a hero in the Rose Garden.

The two helpers are there to guard him and to make sure he talks to no one, mainly the latter.

ConstantineXI on July 14, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Traitor……..

crosshugger on July 14, 2014 at 12:55 PM

This is actually a good sign. A “Bowe Bergdahl is being disharged” headline would be signs of a cover-up…they could have went with the angle of, “He’s suffered enough, blah, blah”.

Even without desertion charges, all POWs meet a military review board to determine if their actions while detained were honorable or dishonorable. This board also reviews the circumstances that led to the detention. The findings from this board can lead to a Courts Martial.

Megyn Kellys Lipstick on July 14, 2014 at 12:59 PM

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