Most of America will be shocked to learn of Bowe Bergdahl’s sentence today… but I’m not. I predicted this. A judge has let the traitor, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, walk free as of today, with no prison time AT ALL. Eight years after Bergdahl walked away from his post at an Army base in Afghanistan, he’s now a free man. Even though he hugged and kissed his captors goodbye. He also converted to Islam. Bergdahl got at least six good men killed searching for him and he absolutely aided and abetted the enemy. But because he was held captive for five years by terrorists, they are treating it as time served. Disgusting.
I’m appalled that a judge would do this. Bergdahl, who pleaded guilty to endangering his comrades, was fined, reduced in rank to E1 and dishonorably discharged — but he received no prison time. He will forfeit his pay of $1000 a month for ten months. I guess getting fellow soldiers killed comes cheap these days. Bergdahl was shaking and appeared emotional as the verdict was quickly read.
I suggest that Bergdahl move to the Middle East. He will certainly not be welcome back in Idaho and he will be shunned and despised in the rest of America. Prosecutors had requested a 14-year prison term following a week of emotional testimony from the survivors who were wounded during missions to find Bergdahl after he left the base in June 2009. Bergdahl’s defense team had asked for no prison time. If there was justice, he would have been executed for treason, or at least been put away for life. But we evidently don’t do that to traitors anymore.
Bergdahl faced up to life in prison for desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. Wearing a blue dress uniform, he appeared tense during the short morning session. He clenched his jaw as if grinding his teeth, then grimaced and looked at the floor when he walked out of the courtroom. He’s not fooling me in the least. He’s not sorry at all for his hateful, despicable actions.
In closing arguments, defense attorneys argued that Bowe Bergdahl already had suffered enough confinement during five years of brutal captivity by Taliban allies. They asked the judge for a dishonorable discharge and no prison time. Their argument for leniency also cited harsh campaign-trail criticism by Donald Trump and Bergdahl’s mental disorders. That takes balls to blame the President for Bergdahl’s treason. Capt. Nina Banks, a defense attorney, said it wouldn’t be justice to rescue Bergdahl from the Taliban “only to place him in a cell” now. I agree… he should have been shot. “Sgt. Bergdahl has been punished enough,” Banks added. “Sgt. Bergdahl paid a bitter price for the choices that he made.” He paid no price at all and no amount of punishment would ever be enough. How does this slimy attorney sleep at night?
Bowe Bergdahl testified that he was ‘sorry’ for the wounds suffered by searchers. How about those that died, you asshat? He described being brutally beaten by his captors, illness brought on by squalid conditions and maddening periods of isolation, most of it in a cramped cage. First off, I don’t believe him on the abuse. Second, I don’t care. He made that filthy bed. It was his to lie in.
A psychiatrist testified that Bergdahl’s decision to leave his post was influenced by a schizophrenia-like condition called schizotypal personality disorder that made it hard to understand consequences of his actions, as well as post-traumatic stress disorder brought on partly by a difficult childhood. Oh, bull poop!
The prosecutor cited Bergdahl’s own words to argue against the idea that his thinking was clouded. On a courtroom monitor he displayed quotes from an initial investigation after Bergdahl returned. He said he walked off to draw attention to problems with his unit and then described to an investigating officer how he envisioned the missing-soldier alert unfolding. Bergdahl had said that the call goes “all the way up to Army command, it goes to Air Force, it goes to Marines. … It goes to every high point and everybody finds out about it.” He wanted to get others killed and to get attention.
This is one of the worst and most unjust rulings in our history. I am a Christian and I believe in forgiveness, but not for this demon. I hope he has a short, miserable life and then toddles off to hell where he belongs. Then he can hang with his terrorist buds all he wants in a lake of fire.