The New Excuse Bergdahl Gave for Abandoning his Post May Outrage You

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Bowe Bergdahl faces the possibility of anywhere from five years to life in prison after being charged with article 85, desertion, and article 99, misbehavior before the enemy by endangering the safety of a command, unit, or place. Bergdahl who was released by the Taliban last year in exchange for five notorious Taliban leaders who had been held at Guantanamo Bay. Those wondering what his defense might be need wonder no longer.

[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]A senior Defense official reportedly told CNN that Bergdahl’s defense will be that he did not desert his unit. Rather, Bergdahl claims, he abandoned his base in Afghanistan in an attempt to travel to the nearest military outpost to report wrongdoing within his unit.

Through his attorney, Bergdahl claims that he did not trust his commanders, so he felt that he needed to go elsewhere to express his concerns about the leadership on his base and the lax discipline that he says existed. One official stated, “This was a kid who had leadership concerns on his mind. He wasn’t fed up, he wasn’t planning to desert.” He added, “I can’t tell you if his concerns were valid, but in his mind they were.”

Before leaving his post in 2009, Bergdahl  supposedly wrote emails to his parents expressing shame for being an American and stating that he was against the U.S. war in Afghanistan. He is reported to have written, ““I am sorry for everything. The horror that is America is disgusting.”

h/t The Blaze 


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Jennifer Burke
Jennifer Burke
Jennifer is a Co-Founder of PolitiStick and the Editor-in-Chief. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a certified teacher with 12 years experience in the classroom. Jennifer attended what is credited for being the first modern-day Tea Party rally in the country in the Seattle area and from there emerged as a powerful speaker and writer within the movement. While still in Washington State, Jennifer was selected to be a member of the second graduating class of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute (JDLI), a program which identified future conservative leaders. Jennifer worked as the National Outreach Director for one of the largest conservative groups in the country and served as Managing Editor and writer for what quickly grew to become one of the top 15 conservative sites in the country. She brings to Politistick a passion for the fight for freedom for current and future generations.

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