I don't think it's a senior Defense officials job to decide that. Even more so if he did desert, and due to that is responsible for the deaths of several other good men.Another senior Defense official said Bergdahl will not likely face any punishment. "Five years is enough," he told CNN on condition of anonymity.
I disagree. If there is truly evidence that any of this is true, that he walked off post and soldiers were killed trying to find him, then he should be court martialed and all witnesses questioned and all evidence presented. If he is not proven guilty, then he should be released..I have the funny feeling that mental illness will be brought up, but not sure how that would affect a military trial..
A lot of things that should happen will never come to pass.
This man will never be put on trial but, on the other hand, no one will ever pin any medals on his chest.
Some people will never accept that, but me, I'm just going to move on with my life and look at the 5 years that he spent confined by the Taliban as a down payment on what he owes those who suffered and died because of his actions.
"What goes around, comes around."
BTW: It doesn't really matter, but based on what I know right now I have zero sympathy for this guy.
I do have some for his family, they didn't ask to be involved in this kerfuffle.
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"If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life - and only then will I be free to become myself." ~ Martin Heidegger
Both were political.
Glad to see you are at least making an attempt of learning history.
Keep educating yourself.
You might find out that someone who served before you is why you are still alive today.