He was facing ‘life’ but got this instead. Was this a ‘compassionate’ ruling, in light of what he had suffered? Or is this an outrageous miscarriage of justice?
Well, obviously. But what about the REST of his sentencing? Too light, or just right?
You remember him.
He’s the man who abandoned his post, was charged with ‘Misbehaviour before the enemy’, was captured and imprisoned for 5 years by the Taliban, eventually to be returned by trading him for FIVE Gitmo detainees, but not before the lives of other soldiers were endangered when they went looking to rescue him.
This is the same sunny personality who said on an interview with a foreign interviewer that maligned our military by saying ‘at least the Taliban were honest’.
Because he expected the people he had betrayed to be super-appreciative of him or something.
Well, the long wait is over. The verdict has been given.
More than eight years after Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked off his base in Afghanistan — and unwittingly into the clutches of the Taliban — Bergdahl walked out of a North Carolina courtroom a free man on Friday.
Bergdahl, who pleaded guilty to endangering his comrades, was fined, reduced in rank to E1 and dishonorably discharged — but he received no prison time.
As part of the sentence, Bergdahl will forfeit his pay of $1000 per month for ten months.
His imprisonment — and even Trump’s Campaign criticism of his actions — were given as reasons he had ‘suffered enough’.
Here is a report discussing his courtroom testimony, only days before the verdict.
Evidently, the judge gave more weight to the ‘bitter price’ Berghdal paid than that of his would-be rescuers.
“Sgt. Bergdahl does not have a monopoly on suffering as a result of his choices,” said Maj. Justin Oshana, a prosecutor. Contrasting Bergdahl to the wounded searchers, he added, “The difference is, all the suffering stems from his choice.”
Oshana also 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 to the U.S. Bergdahl, who has said he walked off to draw attention to problems with his unit, 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.”
There was no official comment from the White House.
by Doug Giles
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