A small item hidden in the Washington Post:
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who was recovered in Afghanistan last spring after five years in captivity, faces charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, according to his lawyer.
Eugene Fidell, Bergdahl’s attorney, told The Washington Post that his client was handed a charge sheet on Tuesday.
Bowe Bergdahl, you'll remember, was the soldier whom deserted his post in Afghanistan, and was ransomed in exchange for five dangerous Taliban commanders in Club Gitmo. He was greeted as a returning hero by President Obama, and his parents were received in a bizarre Rose Garden ceremony by none other than President Obama himself.
The Army delayed this until after the 2014 midterms,no doubt under pressure from the Obama Regime.And I'm sure they did their best to try somehow to acquit him. But in the end,there was simply noway they could let this slip by without incurring severe morale and discipline issues from the rank and file.
According to Article 85 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the maximum penalty for desertion on wartime is death. If AfPak isn't considered 'wartime' because it wasn't a declared war, the punishment ranges from 2-5 years imprisonment, a dishonorable discharge and loss of all pay and benefits.
Don't be surprised if President Barack Hussein Obama pardons him or commutes his sentence.
As far as I'm concerned, it ought to be considered war time. Just ask the men who died searching for this worthless human specimen...or their families.