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  • Deal for Bowe Bergdahl looks worse and worse

    10/16/2017 10:08:30 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 16, 2017 | Paul Sperry
    The American soldier President Obama portrayed as a heroic POW of the Taliban and traded five jailed Taliban leaders for his release now looks more like the man President Trump called a “no-good traitor” who should “have been executed.” On Monday, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl admitted deserting his Afghan post as well as misbehaving before the enemy and endangering fellow troops, confirming the betrayal several veterans who served alongside him have alleged for years. Though capital punishment is not in the offing, he does face life in prison at his sentencing later this month. Bergdahl’s plea sets up a pre-sentence...
  • FLASHBACK--Obama: ‘Families Across America Share in Joy’ of Bergdahl’s Release

    10/17/2017 12:22:34 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 4 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 16, 2017 | Susan Jones
    ( - More than three years after President Obama appeared in the White House Rose Garden to announce that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl would be coming home, Bergdahl on Monday pleaded guilty to charges of deserting his post and misbehavior before the enemy. Bergdahl spent five years as a captive of the Taliban, who found him when he walked away from his post in Afghanistan in 2009. "I understand that leaving was against the law," Bergdahl reportedly told a military judge on Monday. "At the time, I had no intention of causing search and recovery operations," he said. In his 2014...
  • Trump’s Week of Overturning Obama on Things Like Health Care and Bergdahl Is Why He Was Elected

    10/16/2017 1:51:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush ^ | October 16, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Trump continues… Last week… I mentioned this on Friday. And, you know, I didn’t spend enough time on it. I mentioned it in the last half hour of the program. Trump’s week last week was precisely why he was elected, and his week last week, not just in blowing up all of the Obama legacy — and the Drive-Bys are caterwauling about this. Obamacare, the subsidies to the insurance companies. The left is predictably outraged, claiming, “President Trump is going to kill people! People are going to die,” even though all that’s happened here is that Trump has inserted...
  • Susan Rice defends Bergdahl comments, calls his service 'honorable' [From 2014]

    10/16/2017 9:23:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | June 6, 2014 | By Jim Acosta
    President Barack Obama's national security adviser said Friday that her full-throated praise of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was appropriate given the former Taliban prisoner's willingness to go to war for his country -- despite questions about whether or not he deserted his Army colleagues. Susan Rice, who on Sunday said Bergdahl served the United States with "honor and distinction," told CNN in an interview that she was speaking about the fact the Idaho native enlisted and went to Afghanistan in the service of his country. "I realize there has been lots of discussion and controversy around this," Rice said. "But...
  • Army Sgt. Bergdahl pleading guilty to desertion, misbehavior

    10/16/2017 11:09:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 16, 2017 | Jonathan Drew, The Associated Press
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told a military judge on Monday that he's pleading guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. "I understand that leaving was against the law," said Bergdahl, whose decision to walk off his remote post in Afghanistan in 2009 prompted intense search and recovery missions, during which some of his comrades were seriously wounded. "At the time, I had no intention of causing search and recovery operations," Bergdahl said, but he added that now he does understand that his decision prompted efforts to find him. Bergdahl, 31, is accused of endangering...
  • U.S. Army Sergeant Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion

    10/16/2017 9:03:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 17, 2017 | by Colleen Jenkins
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, accused of endangering fellow soldiers who searched for him after he walked off his combat outpost in Afghanistan in 2009 and was captured by the Taliban, pleaded guilty on Monday to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. In court in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Bergdahl admitted leaving his post in Paktika province in June 2009. He said he got lost after 20 minutes, was captured two or three hours later, and that he never wanted to put anyone at risk. “I was captured by the enemy against my will,” the 31-year-old...
  • Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion

    10/16/2017 7:33:41 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 63 replies
    BBC ^ | 16 Oct 2017
    Bowe Bergdahl, the US soldier held as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan for five years, has pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehaviour before the enemy. The 31-year-old Army sergeant entered his plea on Monday before a military judge at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The Idaho native's lawyers have argued he cannot get a fair trial following criticism from Donald Trump during last year's presidential campaign. Mr Trump had called him "a no-good traitor who should have been executed."
  • Bergdahl’s guilty pleas won’t end the scandalous tale

    10/09/2017 9:47:52 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 9, 2017 | Post Editorial Board
    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is admitting his guilt, bringing an end of sorts to one of the most shameful episodes of President Barack Obama’s tenure. Bergdahl, who faced an Army court-martial this month, will plead guilty to the two counts with which he’s been charged: desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, the Associated Press reports. So much for Team Obama’s insistence that Bergdahl had served “with honor and distinction.” Even National Security Adviser Susan Rice’s claim that he’d been “captured on the battlefield” was untrue. That happy talk — complete with a Rose Garden celebration — was an effort to justify...
  • Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to plead guilty to desertion, misbehavior

    10/06/2017 10:07:47 AM PDT · by Enchante · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 6, 2017 | Bob Fredericks
    Bergdahl’s decision to admit his guilt rather than face trial marks another twist in a bizarre eight-year drama that caused the nation to wrestle with difficult questions of loyalty, negotiating with hostage takers and America’s commitment not to leave its troops behind. President Trump has called Bergdahl a “no-good traitor” who “should have been executed.” It’s unclear whether the Idaho native, 31, will be locked up or receive a lesser sentence that reflects the time the Taliban held him under brutal conditions.
  • Bergdal to Confess to Desertion and Misbehavior

    10/06/2017 8:02:38 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 27 replies
    Fox news LIVE NO LINK ^ | 10/6/17 | Fox news no link
    Just announced on Fox News.
  • Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl expected to plead guilty (tr)

    10/06/2017 8:02:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 6, 2017
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl expected to plead guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.
  • Bergdahl chooses to have trial heard by judge and not jury

    <p>RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has decided be to tried by a judge — not a military jury — on charges that he endangered comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan.</p> <p>Bergdahl’s lawyers told the court in a brief filing last week that their client chose trial by judge alone, rather than a panel of officers. He faces charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy at his trial scheduled for late October at Fort Bragg. The latter carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.</p>
  • Military Judge Gives Bowe Bergdahl A Lot Of Bad News

    07/11/2017 11:02:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Red State ^ | July 8, 2017
    I missed this in the tumult of the past week but good news is always welcome. When Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was released by the Taliban in 2014 he was feted by the Obama administration despite ample evidence that he was actually a deserter. His parent were guests at a Rose Garden ceremony with Obama, himself. Habitual and reflexive liar Susan Rice took to the Sunday shows to reprise her bravura performance after Benghazi, in this case she told a lie so monstrous that even CNN’s Jim Acosta, who never saw an Obama-related knob shoe he couldn’t polish, was shocked:...
  • Judge Allows Bowe Bergdahl to Be Charged for Endangering Comrades, Faces Life in Prison

    07/03/2017 9:46:01 PM PDT · by BBell · 52 replies ^ | 7/3/17 | JULIO ROSAS
    A military judge ruled that the charge of endangering service members' lives can be used against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl at his upcoming trial. According to the Associated Press, Col. Jeffery Nance reasoned that since some service members had been wounded in firefights on missions looking for Bergdahl, they would've been fine if he hadn't left his post in the first place. The official charge of misbehavior before the enemy carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.
  • Bowe Bergdahl’s lawyers seek to know if jurors voted for Trump

    06/22/2017 9:33:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 22, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    Potential jurors for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s court-martial in October may be forced to tell lawyers if they voted for President Trump. Comments made by Mr. Trump during his 2016 Republican campaign for the White House have influenced one of the most high-profile, court-martial cases in U.S. Army history. Lawyers for Sgt. Bergdahl, the soldier who left his post in Afghanistan in June 2009, have a private 41-question survey for a Fort Bragg judge to consider. One of 17 questions objected to by prosecutors involves support for Mr. Trump’s campaign. “The principal issue has to do with ensuring we are...
  • In January, Susan Rice Assured NPR the Obama Admin Removed Chemical Weapons From Syria

    04/06/2017 9:43:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Apr 06, 2017 | Mark Hemingway
    It seems the former national security adviser has a credibility problem. According to a recent headline from Reuters, "U.S. intelligence agencies suspect Assad did not turn over all chemical weapons stockpile." The evidence of the recent chemical attack in Syria makes that declaration little more than stating the obvious. However, back in January in an in interview with NPR, Obama national security adviser Susan Rice was still touting the Obama administration's success at removing chemical weapons in Syria: ... Between her dubious public statements on Benghazi, the Bowe Bergdahl desertion, her recent denial that she knew anything about unmasking Trump...
  • Bergdahl lawyers appeal Trump motion to top military court

    03/23/2017 2:16:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 23, 2017 | Rebecca Kheel
    Lawyers for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl fulfilled a promise Thursday to appeal to the top military court to toss out their client’s case over disparaging comments made by President Trump on the campaign trail. In a 314-page motion filed Thursday with the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, defense lawyers said the “unprecedented circumstances” of Trump repeatedly calling Bergdahl a traitor who should be executed constitute apparent unlawful command influence (UCI). “To describe President Trump’s comments about Sgt. Bergdahl as merely ‘troubling,’ ‘made without consideration of their possible impact on the trial of the accused,’ ‘disturbing and disappointing,’...
  • Judge DENIES The Dismissal Of Bowe Bergdahl Case…After Lawyers Whine About Trump’s Remarks!

    02/26/2017 8:42:05 AM PST · by xzins · 58 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 25 Feb, 2017 | Sonja Bochow
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his post without permission or orders to do so, in Afghanistan in 2009. He spent 5 years as a prisoner of the Taliban until May 2014 when President Obama traded 5 Taliban prisoners for him. Since being back in the US, he has been awaiting court martial on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. During the campaign, Trump referred to Bergdahl as a traitor. And Bergdahl’s defense tried to argue that it threatens their client’s chance at a fair trial. That argument was thrown out this past Friday by Judge, Army...
  • Judge won't throw out Bergdahl case over Trump comments

    02/25/2017 12:10:05 PM PST · by ColdOne · 15 replies ^ | 2/24/17 | JONATHAN DREW/ ap
    <p>The Judge, Army Col. Jeffery Nance, wrote in his ruling that Trump's comments were "disturbing and disappointing" but didn't constitute unlawful command influence. Nance agreed with prosecutors' arguments that Trump's comments amounted to campaign-trail rhetoric, and the judge wrote the comments shouldn't harm potential jurors' impartiality.</p>
  • Bowe Bergdahl Lawyers Likely to Cite Trump in His Defense

    02/13/2017 10:28:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | February 13, 2017
    (AP) RALEIGH, N.C. -- Lawyers for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will try Monday to convince a judge that he cannot get a fair trial on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy because of highly charged statements made by President Trump. The pretrial hearing before a military judge at Fort Bragg is expected to focus on statements Mr. Trump made during the presidential campaign. Bergdahl is scheduled for trial in April and could face a life sentence if convicted of misbehavior before the enemy. He is accused of endangering the lives of soldiers who searched for him after he...