I keep reading about the "conflicting accounts" of Bergdahl's disappearance. Happy to hear from those who dispute what his platoon says...David Burge Tweet
- In my post yesterday, I pointed out if Bergdahl is found guilty of what he is accused of doing---namely, and at a minimum, deserting--- then he deserves the appropriate discipline. And I also quoted comments made by former members of his platoon. In short, most believe he abandoned his post and his unit. The old adage, "If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck then it's probably a duck" is now taking shape. In other words, there is reasonable suspicion that he deserted.
- But again, as I also mentioned yesterday, I'm more concerned about the five Taliban killers that were set free to return to the battlefield (yes, that's exactly what they will do and they will probably kill more innocent civilians as well as Americans in and out of uniform. For example, one of those released, Mohammed Fazi, was even denounced by the feckless UN as a war criminal who presided over mass killings). And I was equally dismayed at the photo op of Pres. Obama and Bergdahl's family in the Rose Garden yesterday given the past controversial statements and Tweets attributed Bergdal's father. In fact, The Telegraph (UK) reported yesterday that even some "senior administration officials" were "baffled"at the Rose Garden photo-op.
- I found that photo-op disturbing because---to date---Pres. Obama has not bothered to appear with the families of the victims of Benghazi nor the victims of the soldiers who died looking for Bowe Bergdahl. Yet, he chose to appear with the parents of a soldier who has been vilified by most of his platoon mates.
- Equally disturbing and in the face of the "reasonable suspicion" that exists regarding Bergdahl's alleged desertion, Susan Rice (infamous for her pushing the bogus talking points regarding the attack in Benghazi) went on the Sunday pundit shows and said Bergdahl served with "honor and distinction." We now have some information from those with whom he served that his record suggests otherwise.
- All of this and the scandals preceding this one gives us yet another snapshot into the mind of the Obama administration's progressive ideology. And, as I've written about on several occasion, this ideology can be very dangerous. And this was reinforced by Susan Rice on Sunday when she said: "the existence of Guantanamo Bay is itself a detriment to our national security." But her warped logic apparently believes that freeing 5 known terrorist makes us safer? You can't make this stuff up.
- Perhaps Rich Lowry of National Review said it best: "Let Bergdahl's parents and friends rejoice and his hometown in Idaho welcome him with open arms. But let's not pretend this his return is some national triumph."