CNN: Bergdahl Planned to Walk to Nearest Base to Report Wrongdoing

CNN: Bergdahl Planned to Walk to Nearest Base to Report Wrongdoing

While the world has been wondering, speculating, and awaiting any news about why the Germanwings co-pilot crashed his jet into the French Alps, CNN today cited unnamed senior Defense officials who know why Bowe Bergdahl deserted his Afghanistan post in July of 2009.

He wanted to walk to the nearest military outpost to report wrongdoing, as he couldn’t trust his own commanders with appropriately handling order and discipline. In the words of one of the sources, “This was a kid who had leadership concerns on his mind. He wasn’t fed up, he wasn’t planning to desert.”

Afghan Captured Soldier
Bowe Bergdahl enjoying Afghani cuisine while sporting a native hat.

When I read this in CNN’s report, the BS meter in my head started spinning as fast as an Iranian centrifuge. But I did a little checking.

I discovered that CNN had tried this Bergdahl defense last year by highlighting a video from the liberal British newspaper The Guardian, which caught Bergdahl’s unit just weeks before his desertion. The unit, described by CNN as “an unruly, undisciplined bunch,” had failed to wear their helmets in the field, and their discipline was “lax.” Maybe. However, retired Army Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, who has investigated the Bergdahl disappearance, said, “There’s nothing going on here that could justify in my mind or justify in anyone that I’ve talked to about this that would allow for or explain Bergdahl simply walking away and abandoning his post.”

Nice try, CNN. But Bergdahl cannot be rehabilitated into the Man of Honor you wish to trot out.

This was a guy who wouldn’t socialize with his fellow soldiers, but instead isolated himself in his bunk to learn Pashto and Arabic via the Rosetta Stone program. He emailed home to his parents the following message:

“The future is too good to waste on lies, and life is way too short to care for the damnation of others, as well as to spend helping fools with their ideas that are wrong. I have seen their ideas and I am ashamed to even be American. The horror of the self-righteous arrogance that they thrive in. It is all revolting.”

And how did the patriotic father of CNN’s hero respond to this message? With the words, in all caps, “OBEY YOUR CONSCIENCE!”

Three days after this receiving this message, Bergdahl deserted.

CNN is obviously trying to cover for the Obama administration’s massive error in trading five Taliban commanders for a deserter. They must protect Obama after his big Rose Garden announcement of Bergdahl’s release when he went Joe Biden on Bowe Bergdahl’s mother, first by holding her hand. . .

Barack Obama, Jani Bergdah, Bob Bergdahl

and then by engaging in the famous Biden Back Massage move.


CNN must also cover up for National Security Advisor Susan Rice, who on June 1, 2014, praised Bergdahl on ABC’s This Week as a solder who served “with honor and distinction.” Jason Riley of the Wall Street Journal blasted Rice, saying on Fox News:

 “I don’t know how Susan Rice still has a job in this administration. She is either giving the president bad advice or she is deliberately misleading the public, whether it’s on this issue or the Benghazi video. But this deal smelled from the beginning, Chris. As soon as he was released other members of his unit went on record questioning whether or not he was a deserter. These were credible folks who knew what they were talking about. The president decided to play this up. I think it not only makes him look foolish in hindsight, I think it was a mistake strategically. It sent a signal of weakness to the Taliban, to the terrorists. It said we were tired of this fight, we were ready to cut deals. I don’t know if has emboldened other groups like ISIS.”

Thanks for playing, CNN, but we’re not buying what you’re selling. Bowe Bergdahl is clearly a deserter who despised his country, and loathed the oath he took as an American soldier to serve this nation. Six honorable soldiers died in an effort to find this deserter. He’s no Eagle Scout, and clearly deserves to be convicted of desertion.

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

  • Jodi says:

    And the very same media calls Ted Cruz “slimy.”

    I need a shower.

  • Brat says:

    And then there is this by the wife of a Warrior who was wounded out on Bergdahl search patrol:

    Wife of paralyzed soldier wounded looking for Bergdahl asks ‘Who’s the hero’?

    The spin on this Bergdahl thing is dizzying and going to get worse……..*SPIT*

  • Penny S says:

    What else can we expect from the Big 0 and his puppet mistress, Iranian born Valerie Jarrett?!? The Democratic (?!) Party has become a league of despicable fools and frauds!!

  • Wfjag says:

    And he’s married to Morgan Fairchild.
    Yea. That’s the ticket. That’s the story.

    • Kim Quade says:

      Well, considering she’s a Leftie, they just might be made for each other (maybe she likes younger men??)

  • RE Ramcharan says:

    So, was Dr. Rice lying when she said in 2014 that Bergdahl served “with honor and distinction”? Or did she mean it, but the administration has lost control of the military to the point where they can’t be relied on not to prosecute a guy they’ve chosen to protect?
    Remains to be seen. Somebody’s remains, anyway.

  • Dana says:

    SGT Bergdahl is entitled to present a defense, and I suppose that his is going to be it. But the Army took a good, long time before deciding on an Article 32 hearing, which means that SGT Bergdahl’s attorneys had plenty of time to prepare and present their defense before the convening authority decided to proceed, and that defense did not sway him.

    The Army said that no plea bargain was being considered, which means that a plea bargain is being considered. SGT Bergdahl will be separated from the Army, with the only questions being what kind of discharge he will receive and whether he loses pay and benefits. He will not do an time in the stockade, because the civilian leadership do not want that.

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