Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.
Finally, justice will serve the people who died because of Bergdahl.
News reports this morning indicate that Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the man held by the Taliban from 2009 to 2014, will plead guilty to counts of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, instead of facing court-martial proceedings.
His lawyer isn’t talking, and the military isn’t going to disclose any gossip about his reasoning. But clearly, if he thought he could beat the rap, he’d want to proceed with evidence and deliberation by a jury.
A lot has to go unspoken, at least to the public, in these matters. It is noteworthy, however, that Bergdahl was lionized by top members of the Obama administration, and yet now is prepared to plead guilty so he won’t have to face evidence and deliberation by a panel of soldiers. One theory would be that under the new administration, the Army was going to bring a lot of…
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