A lot of people are going to be pissed.
Disgraced traitor Bowe Bergdahl’s was sentenced Friday in a ruling that’s already being derided as too lenient. Lives were destroyed trying rescue Bergdahl, yet he won’t serve a single day behind bars.
The former Army sergeant received a dishonorable discharge, was stripped of his rank, and ordered to pay $1,000 a month for the next ten months. He could have been sentenced to life in prison.
Bergdahl isn’t escaping from the ordeal unscathed, however. He was brutalized by the Taliban for five years until the Obama administration negotiated his release. In 2009, Bergdahl walked off his post in Afghanistan in 2009 and straight into the clutches of the militant group.
President Trump has expressed a strong opinion about Bergdahl’s case. It would be odd if he didn’t, Bergdahl violated American values. He betrayed his fellow soldiers, men and women who trusted him with their lives.
Prosecutors sought a 14-year jail time. Last month, Bergdahl plead guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.
The case was controversial before the ruling was set down; passions are going to be inflamed now. Most Americans thought Bergdahl deserved to go to jail, despite the suffering he endured in Afghanistan.
What do you think?
It’s a thorny issue. Bergdahl disrespected the uniform and violated his post, but reports say that he was tortured while being held by the Taliban. However, should the trials that he thrust upon himself have been used as a reason to escape American jail?
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl receives a dishonorable discharge and is demoted in rank but gets no prison time.
Amazingly lenient sentence.
— Bill O'Reilly (@BillOReilly) November 3, 2017
(Source: New York Post)