But harsh punishment unlikely
In case you don’t remember, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl went AWOL in Afghanistan after deserting his unit in 2008. His disappearance put his entire unit in harms way as they futiley searched for their brother in arms. His desertion did not go unpunished. He was captured and held prisoner and tortured by the Taliban for five years.
Trump, who aims to be Commander in Chief, has jumped on the Bergdhal bandwagon, calling him a traitor who deserves the military’s highest punishment, execution. However, it looks like his sentencing will be rather light, due to the circumstances surrounding his capture and torture.
Where do our veterans stand on Bergdhal’s sentencing?
You can check out the story below.
GOP primary candidate Donald Trump has some choice words about Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl…
“We’re tired of Sgt. Bergdahl, who’s a traitor, a no-good traitor, who should have been executed,” Trump said… “Thirty years ago, he would have been shot.”
…General Kenneth Dahl, the officer who led the initial investigation after Bergdahl’s disappearance, said that jail time would be “inappropriate” for the solider…
…Though the experts think Bergdahl will get off easy, his fellow soldiers have sided with Trump. Bergdahl’s lawyer stated that the soldier is in physical danger around his fellow veterans, and his former comrades have all but demanded his head on a pike.
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