(National Sentinel) Dishonorable: Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has told a military judge he’s pleading guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, reports said Monday.
“I left my observation post on my own” in Afghanistan, he said, as reported by CNN. “I understand leaving was against the law.”
In addition, he also told the court that he now realizes that what he did forced other troops to put themselves in danger by searching for him.
And like everyone else these days, Bergdahl is blaming President Donald J. Trump — in this case, for making a fair trial impossible.
“We may as well go back to kangaroo courts and lynch mobs that got what they wanted,” he said in an interview that ABC News aired on Monday. “The people who want to hang me, you’re never going to convince those people.”
Convince them of what, Sgt. Bergdahl? You just admitted you deserted your post, and in so doing, deserted your fellow soldiers and your country, both of whom placed trust in you to do the right things.
Granted, in August 2015, Trump called Bergdahl a “dirty, rotten traitor.” And he also tweeted in 2015 same year that he believes that Bergdahl should “face the death penalty” for deserting his post in Afghanistan, according to Fox News.
Maybe that’s what he meant by “lynch mobs” and “kangaroo courts.” Then again, there’s nothing else to conclude when you desert your post other than desertion. There’s not much to deliberate there.
The inability of many younger people today to accept responsibility for their own actions is mind-boggling.
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