Skip to comments.Judge: Bowe Bergdahl Bears Some Responsibility For Risky Searches For Him
Posted on 12/16/2016 10:39:34 AM PST by blueyon
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) A military judge weighing evidence of injuries to service members who searched for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said Friday that the soldier bears some responsibility for risky search missions triggered by him walking off his post in Afghanistan.
The judge, Army Col. Jeffery Nance, said at a pretrial hearing that he still hasn't decided how far he'll let prosecutors go, if at all, in using evidence of the serious wounds. One soldier was shot in the head and suffered a traumatic brain injury; the other required hand surgery.
"Sgt. Bergdahl is not responsible for a never-ending chain of events ... But he is responsible for a certain amount of that chain of events," Nance said Friday.
The prosecutors, he said, "have got to be able to put on some evidence of endangerment, and the question for me is how far on the spectrum they should be able to go."
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Desertion of one’s post in the face of the enemy is a capitol offence.
In the sense that the iceberg bears “some responsibility” for sinking the Titanic
In the sense that a bank robber bears “some responsibility” for the police chasing him.
Didn’t a couple of soldiers get killed during their searching for Bergdahl?
NO Sir!...the 1st question should be an easy one......is the SOB a deserter?....after that you can go down the spectrum of damage and decide if you want him shot or hung
More than a couple of soldiers get killed looking for him. IIRC it was about a dozen.
Bergdahl should have been left behind like the handful of American soldiers who defected to North Korea during the Korean War. No American soldier is left behind. Deserters and traitors are different.
But he’s a muslim. Did you see his dad in the Rose Garden......with the long beard and a clipped mustache? Bammy traded the 5 worst terrorists at Gitmo AND paid a ransom for Bergdahl. WHAT A TRAVESTY!!
I expect the 15-6 to be reopened and desertion to be added to the charge sheet on January 23rd.
“Bammy traded the 5 worst terrorists at Gitmo AND paid a ransom for Bergdahl. WHAT A TRAVESTY!!”
Well, he was going to let those terrorists go free anyway, and he was already arming and financing Al Qaeda, so Obama probably figures it was a good deal.
“Some?” Would they have been looking for him if he weren’t missing?
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