Army: Bergdahl to face highest level military court-martial
The Army said Monday it would refer the desertion case of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to the highest level of military court-martial, which can impose a harsh penalty.
Bergdahl is charged with walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009 before he was captured by Taliban insurgents, who held him for nearly five years.
The Army decision to hold a "general court-martial" preserves the option to impose punishment up to life in prison if Bergdahl is found guilty.
In making the announcement, the Army rejected a recommendation from an Army investigating officer that the case be heard by a "special court-martial," which is limited in the punishments it can impose. The officer recommended that Bergdahl be spared jail time or a punitive discharge.
Bergdahl's defense attorney, Eugene Fidell, said in a statement that the defense team "hoped the case would not go in this direction."
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Must be something to this. ;) What do you 'spose they will do to him? Will obama intervene?
He is as big a traitor as the president so he will get a pardon next year.
I was at OP Malik Sha when this jerk went walk-a-bout. All ongoing operations stopped and were redirected to look for this POS. His court-martial panel needs to be made up of the field grade officers that were in Paktika, Kohst, and Ghazni during 2009.
Tony... I hope he gets what he deserves.
Perhaps . . . just maybe . . . somebody in the Pentagon got fed up with Soetoro's crap and grew a set.
What he did is unconscionable, regardless of his alleged motives or his stated intention to return after making his point. He needs to be severely punished and discharged dishonorably.
Fortunately for him, I'm not in charge or he'd be publicly stripped, whipped, airshipped back to the Haqqani in Yaya Kheyl, and dropped from about 25,000 feet.
Starting a new life my ass: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/03/us/us-soldier-srgt-bowe-bergdahl-of-idaho-pow-vanished-angered-his-unit.html?hp&_r=2
And as for Soetoro really blowing it on the little PR stunt in the Rose Garden with his hand on Abdullah's mother's ass . . . couldn't happen to a more appropriate dickhead.
Dishonorable Discharge, reduction in rank to Pvt E1, forfeiture of all pay and allowances. I could live with that, I guess, though Eddie Slovik was executed for less.
The Marines who pissed on a corpse were threatened with worse than this shitheel's original recommended level of courts martial.
I see nothing wrong with what those Marines did. ;) Building morale, that's all.
I think a firing squad made up of the field grade officers that were in Paktika, Kohst, and Ghazni during 2009 would be a nice touch.
That would work... ;)
The families of those Soldiers who died looking for this traitor ought to be given the opportunity to make up the firing squad.
You are absolutely right MADDOG62, I didn't think that through.
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