Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by Copzilla, Jun 1, 2014.
Back on "active duty," eh?
Betting he doesn't have a weapons card right now.
Sitting behind a desk.
Is it snowing in Hell yet?
And the GAO has now ruled the transfer "illegal".
Bergdahl Swap for Guantanamo Detainees Violated Law, Says GAO - Hit & Run : Reason.com
Not that will mean or change anything.
Good catch, @tke711 I am sure it will go no where. But again, History is going to bash the shit out of this admin. Remember during Carter years? No many said boo except among themselves? And then years later it was like, "holy shit but that guy suck!"?
Remember that? Obama's legacy will be so much worse.
I've said before, Obama's biggest problem: history.
Everything The White House Told You About Bowe Bergdahl Was Wrong
Everything The White House Told You About Bowe Bergdahl Was Wrong - The Daily Beast
Obama will pardon him, when he is convicted. Watch. The petulant boy king has no concept of honor and duty to country, only idealism that is aligned with people like Bergdahl's parents.
Anyone else remember the good old days when the MSM went batshit crazy because they didn't believe the narrative of the PFC Lynch story the White House was selling? Good times
I suspect he will be convicted and the penalty will be reduced to nada based on his torture while a captive. He will receive, I hope, a dishonorable discharge. Not sure if the President can overrule that.
Any bets it's a big chicken dinner instead? Due to the politics involved, I'll be extremely surprised that he ends up with a dishonorable discharge.
Uhhh, desertion in time of combat doesn't have any other penalty than dishonorable discharge, I don't think, Tom. They can't give him a general discharge when he's been convicted of desertion.
Edit - I think the other one would be a Bad Conduct discharge, but that one doesn't really apply to what he did. The administrative discharge would be Other Than Honorable, but that one doesn't apply either because his charges are criminal, not administrative.
What do you think the Big Chicken Dinner is?
Due to the politics involved, he won't receive a Dishonorable Discharge. He'll get something that can be pleaded away by the Obama Administration once the furor dies down.
Oh, never heard that one before, Tom. Okay... Maybe, perhaps, but it's still a nasty discharge. By the time the furor dies down, though, Obama will probably be out of office.
I think if they manage that, they'll do it saying "But if he doesn't have a general discharge, he can't get free psych treatment for everything he went through! BOOHOO BOOHOO WAAAAHH HEARTLESS REPUBLICANS BOOHOO!!"
Next year's elections are not a sure thing, and unless the Republicans field someone that appeals to both sides without planting a lightning rod in the middle of the campaign, I don't see much in the way of improvements after it's all said and done.
Obama is one of them. What do you expect him to do when he has the chance to grab his phone and his pen?
Welp. Looks like the military is not fucking around with this douche.
Observers wondered for months if Bergdahl would be charged with desertion after the deal brokered by the U.S. to bring him home. He was — but he was also charged with misbehavior before the enemy, a much rarer offense that carries a stiffer potential penalty in this case.
"I've never seen it charged," Walter Huffman, a retired major general who served as the Army's top lawyer, said of the misbehavior charge. "It's not something you find in common everyday practice in the military."
Bergdahl could face a life sentence if convicted of the charge, which accuses him of endangering fellow soldiers when he "left without authority; and wrongfully caused search and recovery operations."
Military selects rarely used charge for Bergdahl case
I'm surprised. VERY surprised.
Welp... Exactly as I suspected.
Army Officer Recommends No Jail Time for Sgt. Bergdahl
Essentially, all they'll do is reduce him in rank and give him the "Big Chicken Dinner".