Bergdahl spared prison time

This is disgraceful.Reuters

U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl on Friday was spared prison time for endangering fellow troops when he deserted his post in Afghanistan in 2009, but a military judge ordered he should be dishonorably discharged from the service. 

He had faced up to life in prison after pleading guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.

Army Colonel Jeffery Nance delivered the sentence in a hearing that lasted just two minutes, and did not comment on his decision. He also recommended Bergdahl be demoted to private.

Bergdahl and lawyers in the case had no immediate comment.

Prosecutors had asked Nance to send Bergdahl to prison for 14 years for the hardships and injuries endured by service members who searched for the soldier after he left his combat outpost in Paktika province in June 2009 without permission.

 

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22 Responses to Bergdahl spared prison time

  1. kinthenorthwest says:

    You have to be F……ing kidding me

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  2. lovely says:

    Sickening.

    He will be dishonorably discharged with his rank reduced to a E1, and he will forfeit $1,000 per month for 10 months. The dishonorable discharge means he won’t be eligible for VA healthcare or other veterans benefits.

    So am I reading this right? He is still going to get some type of money from the tax payers through the government?

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      The man should be stood up against the wall and shot and instead, we are going to be paying him to live? 😯

      Liked by 2 people

    • kinthenorthwest says:

      He should not be getting anything from the army. If I remember right he already got back pay for being a prisoner.

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      • Lucille says:

        The back pay was held pending the court-martial. Hopefully they will not give that huge lump sum to him.

        Colonel Nance should hang his head in shame for letting a deserter off. And a dishonorable discharge means nothing today. He will be held up as a hero by the Left simply to spite the President and will not want for supporters offering him jobs, a book deal, TV interviews, and–until he fades from the leftie limelight–a free ride everywhere.

        Recall, this sentence was supposed to be given last week but the Colonel postponed it because he said the President tainted the procedure by his declaration of Bergdahl’s guilt. So I believe this decision was also to spite President Trump. There is no other explanation for not giving a thorough public reading of the decision…the Colonel has NO real reason to letting Bergdahl off and he knows it.

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        • kinthenorthwest says:

          There is no reason to let him off. The colonel is a disgrace to the military, and I bet many will be telling him that is some way.
          Will make a bet that he will be retiring soon or filing a grievance because of treatment by other military people.

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        • Ann says:

          The judge cannot justify his decision. The man deserted and cooperated with the enemy. Worse if this doesn’t merit any time in prison, what crime does? Nance needs to be drummed out of the service. He is clearly one of the perfumed princes that Obama stocked the military with.

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  3. shiloh1973 says:

    As a Veteran, I am so ticked off right now, I can’t see straight! We have no justice system in this country right now. They are going after our President while evil Hillary is going on TV!!!!

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  4. michellc says:

    Military just announced you can desert your fellow soldiers during war and there are no consequences. What a crock.

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  5. kinthenorthwest says:

    How do you explain it the the families of the men who died trying to find Bergdahl, or the one man who is pretty much an invalid.
    Staff Sergeant Clayton Bowen, 2nd Lieutenant Darryn Andrews, Matthew Martinek, Staff Sergeant Michael Murphrey, Staff Sergeant Kurt Curtiss, and Private 1st Class Morris Walker were killed while trying to find Bergdahl.
    Army Natl Guard Master Sgt Mark Allen was shot in the head and is now practically an invalid.

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    • Lucille says:

      The problem is, the Army is openly denying these men died looking for Bergdahl. They died during missions postponed by having to go out looking for Bergdahl. Their fellow soldiers attribute their deaths to Bergdahl, indicating the exhausting search for the deserter and the delays in regular missions jeopardized all the missions.

      I’ll see if I can find the article which may have been in the Military Times, which is not a military publication but run by civilians.

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  6. This is when vigilantism comes in. Nature abhors a vacuum.

    Bergdahl will have justice, one way or another. One way failed. Another will suffice.

    He better have his head on a swivel, from now on.

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  7. Menagerie says:

    Totally as expected.

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    • Menagerie says:

      From Wikipedia on Bradley Manning. I refuse to call HIM Chelsea.

      On September 9, 2016, Manning began a hunger strike to protest what she described as her being bullied by prison authorities and the U.S. government.[268] On September 13, the ACLU announced that Manning had ended the five-day hunger strike after the Army agreed to provide gender transition surgery

      This is government for you.

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  8. Col(R)Ken says:

    I may be mistaken, the Commander in Chief has too review this case. I had better check with Czar.
    What all of us can do too register our displeasure, is call the Army Chief of Staff, Gen Mark Miley (?). You may have give your real name etc,etc, be respectful, then give him both barrels.

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