Awwww – poor little misguided Bowe Bergdahl just can’t catch a break these days. Evidently those darn folks in the military just weren’t buying his “I did this on purpose to shed light on my unit’s wrong doings” schtick he talked about during the Serial podcast:
Instead, Sergeant Bergdahl told Mr. Boal, he altered his initial plan, which was to trek 18 miles to a larger military base to raise concerns about problems in his unit. Now, he said, he would also track Taliban insurgents placing improvised explosive devices in the road and deliver that information to his superiors.
“When I got back to the F.O.B., you know, they could say, ‘You left your position,’ ” he said, referring to his forward operating base. “But I could say: ‘Well, I also got this information. So, what are you going to do?’ ” That would have been a “bonus point,” he added, to mitigate “the hurricane of wrath that was going to hit me.”
Bonus Point?! Bowe, … *shakes head. What can I say? Oh I know! You DID desert your unit. You DID walk off into the wilderness and most likely DID try to join the Taliban!
You cost lives, American lives, and the consequences of your actions – that hurricane of wrath you speak of, is finally landing upon your head.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been recommended for trial by general court-martial, the Army announced Monday.
Bergdahl is charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy and could face life in prison.
The case was referred to court-martial by Gen. Robert Abrams, commanding general of Forces Command and the court-martial convening authority in the case.
Oh wait, you really thought you’d skate on this? Probably because you thought you had all these cool friends high places, right? Such as Susan Rice.