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Gunny
10-16-2017, 11:39 AM
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held by the Taliban after leaving his base in Afghanistan in 2009, has pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, according to multiple news outlets. Bergdahl was freed in 2014 in exchange for five Taliban detainees.
Bergdahl, a native of Idaho, pleaded guilty before the military judge in the case, Army Col. Jeffery R. Nance, at a hearing at Fort Bragg, N.C., on Monday, according to the Associated Press (http://www.wral.com/bergdahl-expected-to-plead-guilty-in-desertion-case-monday/17019600/).
The AP adds, "It's not clear if Bergdahl, 31, has a deal with prosecutors to limit his punishment, or if he's simply pleading guilty in hopes of leniency from Nance. The misbehavior charge carries a maximum penalty of life in prison, while the desertion charge is punishable by up to five years."
Questioned by Nance, Bergdahl said, "I left my observation post on my own," CNN reports (http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/16/politics/bowe-bergdahl-guilty-plea/index.html), adding that the soldier also said, "I understand leaving was against the law."
The guilty plea comes more than two years after the charges were filed. Earlier this year, Bergdahl's lawyers said their client wouldn't be able to get a fair trial (http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/13/514993946/lawyers-for-bowe-bergdahl-say-he-cant-get-a-fair-trial-after-trump-criticisms), citing dozens of comments about him that were made by President Trump, dating back to 2015
more: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/16/558050712/bowe-bergdahl-pleads-guilty-to-desertion-misconduct

One for the good guys

NightTrain
10-16-2017, 12:13 PM
But he served with "Honor and Distinction"! 0bama said so when he traded 5 terrorists for this one.

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
10-16-2017, 12:28 PM
It is injustice on an epic scale that this ffing vermin has not already been shot by firing squad, IMHO!!!!!

A TRAITOR USED BY THE TRAITOR OBAMA TO GIVE AID TO OUR NATION'S ENEMIES BY WAY OF A SWAP.

YET NO TRUE JUSTICE WILL EVER BE GIVEN TO EITHER HIM OR THE OTHER FFING SCUM OBAMA!
As both engaged in treason, IMHO.....

Sad that this piece of filth has not already been legally sentenced and executed for his undeniable actions of desertion and treason!--Tyr

Gunny
10-16-2017, 12:36 PM
It is injustice on an epic scale that this ffing vermin has not already been shot by firing squad, IMHO!!!!!

A TRAITOR USED BY THE TRAITOR OBAMA TO GIVE AID TO OUR NATION'S ENEMIES BY WAY OF A SWAP.

YET NO TRUE JUSTICE WILL EVER BE GIVEN TO EITHER HIM OR THE OTHER FFING SCUM OBAMA!
As both engaged in treason, IMHO.....

Sad that this piece of filth has not already been legally sentenced and executed for his undeniable actions of desertion and treason!--TyrI don't find it coincidental that the investigation and court martial outlasted "Mr Legacy's" presidency.

jimnyc
10-16-2017, 02:20 PM
I hope he gets the toughest possible sentence, life in prison would suit me.

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Bergdahl Pleads Guilty To Charges Of Desertion, Misbehavior

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl formally pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy Monday.

Bergdahl, a 31-year-old soldier who left his post in Afghanistan in 2009 only to be captured by the Taliban and held for five years until 2014, now faces a sentence of up to life in prison, The New York Times reports.

While the initial charge of desertion carries a sentence of up to five years, the charge of misbehavior before the enemy is much more serious and could result in Bergdahl heading to prison for life. Misbehavior before the enemy has rarely been used since World War II.

Bergdahl’s initial excuse for leaving base was that he wanted to walk 18 miles to another U.S. base to report problems with his unit. However, what both parties can agree on is that the Taliban subsequently captured him and held him until 2014, at which point the Obama administration swapped five Taliban prisoners in Guantanamo Bay for Bergdahl’s release.

“I left my observation post on my own,” Bergdahl said Monday. “I understand leaving was against the law.”

Rest - http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/16/bergdahl-pleads-guilty-to-charges-of-desertion-misbehavior/

aboutime
10-16-2017, 03:13 PM
Let's stop calling him SGT anything. He is a Deserter. At any other time in our History. He would have been shot by a FIRING SQUAD.



http://youtu.be/uPN_FlKWRkc

High_Plains_Drifter
10-16-2017, 09:30 PM
I don't give a fuck if he was beaten daily and stuffed in a little cage for 5 years, American soldiers DIED trying to find this ASS WIPE, he should be SHOT by firing squad.

But, we know that ain't gonna happen so life in prison.. fuck him. He's the lowest of the low in military terms.

CSM
10-17-2017, 07:48 AM
Plea deal. I wouldn't be surprised if he gets away with "probation" and time served...

darin
10-17-2017, 07:57 AM
he's still a Sergeant. He will not be much longer. He's still a veteran. He enlisted - more than 90% of the rest of eligible folks...


Then he became a sack of shit. It happens.

Black Diamond
10-17-2017, 09:18 AM
he's still a Sergeant. He will not be much longer. He's still a veteran. He enlisted - more than 90% of the rest of eligible folks...


Then he became a sack of shit. It happens.
Leave it to Obama to embrace the sack.