Bergdahl’s story has become one of government corruption, lies, cover ups and a betrayal of the men who serve bravely and who have died for their country.
Generals in the US Army are rewriting Bowe Bergdahl’s tale of desertion and his attempts to join the Taliban. The media is helping them do it.
If you read the Washington Post version, Bergdahl comes out as a sympathetic victim instead of a deserter who caused the death of soldiers who searched for him.
WaPo repeated the story his lawyers are telling with absolutely no skepticism.
The fictional story goes like this.
Bergdahl was “fed up” with his superiors and needed to get the attention of the top administration. One of his issues was that he wanted to fight the Taliban more aggressively.
He allegedly hatched a plan to run away and then reappear in a day or two and demand a general hear his grievances.
This is the spin coming out of the preliminary hearing.
WaPo quoted the testimony of Gen. Kenneth Dahl, the senior officer who carried out an investigation of Bergdahl, again with no skepticism.
Dahl actually testified for the defense and doesn’t want Bergdahl to go to jail! It would be “inappropriate.”
The INVESTIGATOR is testifying for the DEFENSE!
Bergdahl not only deserted, men died looking for him and this general is willing to send an absolutely awful message to the soldiers who do the right thing. For what? To protect Obama? What?
Dahl took two years before he came up with a recommendation when the normal time for such a decision is 90 days. He kept reinvestigating.
WaPo is just awful. They had photos of Bergdahl as a captive, as a clean cut soldier which we know he isn’t, and photos of his joyous parents and his community flashing welcome home signs, along with a video depicting Bergdahl as a sympathetic victim. The video is nauseating if you know the true account.
They wasted space bemoaning his suffering in captivity but you won’t see any stories of the men who died looking for him. There won’t be any sympathy for those men or their families.
They didn’t have much to say about the five dangerous Taliban traded for Bergdahl other than they’re in Qatar.
As for the disgraceful Rose Garden speech and Susan Rice’s comments about Bergdahl having served with “honor”, that was chalked up to misplayed optics. The parents were in town and the White House only cared about them.
WaPo went on and on but none of it reflected the truth.
The truth is that Bergdahl is a deserter who was traded for five vicious Taliban who will rejoin the battle and who will possibly kill more of our soldiers.
There are tape recordings of Taliban on Bergdahl’s phone discussing Bergdahl wanting to join them and there are recordings of the Taliban on their own phones talking about Bergdahl joining them.
This was known before the trade with the Taliban.
These tapes will not be used against Bergdahl.
The trade was bad enough and we now have generals colluding with the White House to cover it up.