Monday, June 2, 2014

6 Soldiers Killed Searching For "Deserter" POW, Fueling Backlash

Cheryl K. Chumley at the New York Post offers a piece on the Obama administration's POW swap for terrorists.

Six soldiers died in the frantic search for Sgt. Bowe Bergdhal immediately after his mysterious disappearance five years ago, fueling the increasing backlash over the POW’s recovery.

Former platoon mates of the now-recovered serviceman accused Bergdhal of deserting his post and blamed him for the unnecessary deaths of comrades.

“I was pissed off then and I am even more so now with everything going on,” former Sgt. Matt Vierkant, a member of Bergdahl’s platoon, told CNN. “Bowe Bergdahl deserted during a time of war and his fellow Americans lost their lives searching for him.”

Accounts of Bergdahl’s disappearance on June 30, 2009, have varied wildly.

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  1. Yes, there is something very rotten in Denmark here. But will the government have the balls to prosecute the so-called hero? When I worked with the JAG Corps, this would have been a no-brainer. GI goes AWOL. GI gets a court-martial. See my brief observation:

  2. There may be a good bit of pressure to prosecute him, due to the soldiers who died.

    I hope so.