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Oct-06-17, 
11:25 AM (MST)
"Obama's Hero"

Bowe Bergdahl expected to plead guilty

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is expected to plead guilty later this month to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy rather than face trial for leaving his Afghanistan post in 2009, The Associated Press reported.

Two sources said the Idaho native would submit the plea later this month and sentencing would start Oct. 23. The AP did not name the sources.

Bergdahl's lawyer declined to comment when contacted by Fox News. He faces up to five years in prison on the desertion charge and a life sentence for misbehavior.

Bergdahl, 31, who was serving with an Alaska-based infantry regiment, deserted his Afghanistan post in 2009, when he was 23 years old, and was held captive by the Taliban for about five years. The Taliban posted a video online showing Bergdahl saying he was "scared" he would not be able to go home.

Bergdahl said he had been caged, kept in the darkness, beaten and chained to a bed when he was kept captive.

The Army sergeant claimed he was lagging behind a patrol when he was captured. He also said he left his post to alert people about problems he perceived within his unit. Investigators said Bergdahl suffered from schizotypal personality disorder at the time he left his post.

In December 2009, the Taliban released another video showing Bergdahl apparently healthy and delivering a lengthy statement criticizing the U.S. military operation.

Bergdahl, who had been held for nearly five years by Afghan militants, was handed over to U.S. Special Operations forces in Afghanistan on May 31, 2014 in a dramatic swap for five Taliban detainees who will be handed over from Guantanamo Bay prison to Qatar.

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was released after the Obama administration exchanged five Guantanamo Bay detainees for the soldier. (Reuters)

He was released in May 2014 for five Taliban detainees locked in Guantanamo Bay by the Obama administration. The exchanged was viewed as controversial at the time due to the debate about negotiating with hostage takers. The exchange also fueled a debate about whether Bergdahl was a hero or a deserter.

President Barack Obama stood with Bergdahl’s parents in the White House Rose Garden and defended the swap.

The U.S. does not "leave our men or women in uniform behind," Obama said then, regardless of how Bergdahl came to be captured.


"Whatever those circumstances may turn out to be, we still get an American soldier back if he's held in captivity," Obama said. "Period. Full stop."

Many viewers noticed Bergdahl’s father, Bob, and his long beard as he stood next to Obama. The Washington Post reported Bob Bergdahl read books and articles about the “foreign world that held his son.” He also learned how to speak Pashto, the official language of Afghanistan. He told Time he started growing the beard after learning that his son had been captured.

In March 2015, he was formally charged. In December, Bergdahl requested a pardon from then-President Obama before he left office, Fox News reported. The pardon was not granted.

Some of Bergdahl's fellow soldiers want him held responsible for any harm suffered by those who went looking for him. The judge ruled a Navy SEAL and an Army National Guard sergeant wouldn't have found themselves in separate firefights if they hadn't been searching.

The U.S. troops who were seriously wounded during their search for Bergdahl in Afghanistan were expected to testify, the sources stated.


During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump called Bergdahl a “dirty, rotten traitor” during a town hall in August 2015. Trump also tweeted in 2015 that Bergdahl should "face the death penalty."

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It is one thing to get all our troops back, it is another thing to call a deserter a hero as was done in this case for political reasons.
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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Obama's He...  264mag      Oct-06-17   1 
  RE: Obama's He...  OchocoKid      Oct-06-17   2 
   RE: Obama's He...  RELH      Oct-06-17   3 
    RE: Obama's He...  OchocoKid      Oct-06-17   4 
     RE: Obama's He...  RELH      Oct-06-17   5 
   RE: Obama's He...  DW      Oct-07-17   6 
    RE: Obama's He...  OchocoKid      Oct-09-17   7 

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264mag
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Oct-06-17, 
11:30 AM (MST)
1. "RE: Obama's Hero"

Wait for it ......

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Oct-06-17, 
03:45 PM (MST)
2. "RE: Obama's Hero"

A deserter being called names by a draft dodger. ironic.

Since nobody in the Trump family history ever served this country Trump might want to let McCain do the name calling for him. wait, Trump called him a loser for being captured. I rest my case.


As far as Bergdahl goes the CIC brought a soldier home and the military did their thing. everything is as it should be. no man left behind.


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Oct-06-17, 
06:02 PM (MST)
3. "RE: Obama's Hero"

Yes he brought G.I. deserter home, but tried to make it a great political move by trying to convince the public he exchanged 5 dangerous Jihad radicals for a "Hero".
To bad it backfired on him when the truth came out from fellow G.I.s that served with him when he deserted.

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Oct-06-17, 
06:32 PM (MST)
4. "RE: Obama's Hero"

So he's guilty until proven innocent. " leave no man behind . unless he's accused of something. by someone. anyone it doesn't matter. whatever we don't care "


You must be a fake soldier as well as a fake conservative and patriot. read this and learn something useful.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/09/opinion/galdorisi-leave-no-man-behind/index.html


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Oct-06-17, 
08:51 PM (MST)
5. "RE: Obama's Hero"

Dude you are still as stupid as ever and reading comprehension fully escapes your pea brain.
I did not say anything about it being wrong to bring every man home. What I said was the fact your hero tried to make it into something that wasn't for political reasons and he got caught with his hand in the cookie jar by trying to make that deserter into a hero when he was in reality a traitor to his country.
He will pled out by the end of this month and we can call him a "convicted deserter" if that makes you happy. As for questioning me being a patriot, don't even go there for a Adam Henry who has never served his country. I got out of high school on june 5, 1965. On June 8, 1965 I was being sworn into the Army and my Dad had to sign for me since I did not turn 18 until July. I did not wait to sign up for the draft and hope for the best like you did.

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Oct-07-17, 
05:49 AM (MST)
6. "RE: Obama's Hero"

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>A deserter


At least you're finally admitting he's a deserter!

That's a long way from "with honor and distinction".


> As far as Bergdahl goes
> the CIC brought a
>soldier home and the military
>did their thing. everything
>is as it should be.
> no man left
>behind.
>


Everything will be as it should be when he's held accountable for the loss of life and expenditure of pulling him out and getting him home.


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Oct-09-17, 
09:18 AM (MST)
7. "RE: Obama's Hero"

Judging from how you turned out, my hoping for the best paid off.

With as many problems as your orange stain has do you really think what Obama wanted should be your top priority?

It might be time you stop burning crosses in the whitehouse lawn, the black guy is gone. now it's the whitehouse in flames and your hero is tossing gas on it.

and for that we thank you.


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