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Friday, October 27, 2017

Ralph Peters: Bergdahl sentencing isn't about him -- It's about setting an example for any future traitors

The sentence the military judge will impose on Tali-Bowe Bergdahl isn’t about one self-centered deserter. It’s about our national defense. The judge’s decision will decide the state of discipline on battlefields for decades to come. Bergdahl has been charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. He has pleaded guilty to both charges.

There are no mitigating circumstances.

He must be punished, for his crimes and to make an example of him.

Yet, the American left, which has had only two military heroes since 9/11 (Bergdahl and Chelsea Manning), continues to embrace Bergdahl’s very tall tale that he only meant to stroll a dozen or so miles through hostile territory to the next military base so he could report on conditions is his unit—which Bergdahl found unsatisfactory. Based upon the evidence available to this writer, Bergdahl intended to go over to the enemy, whom he had expected to welcome him.

Bergdahl will never be commemorated for his judgment or analytical skills.

The left, exemplified by former President Obama’s White House celebration for the Bergdahls after he gave up five terrorists and, reportedly, cash for their traitor-son, has never grasped why anyone would join our military—a domain of brutes, illiterates, psychopaths and “deplorables.” But leftists do understand why soldiers would desert or betray our country by revealing our secrets.



Anonymous said...

Hang this POS.

Anonymous said...

Can we get the five terrorists back now?

Anonymous said...

Helloooo....ALL sentencing is partially for deterrence as well as punishment.

Anonymous said...

He's neither hero nor victim.

Anonymous said...

He is Toast !!
Men got Killed trying to save his ass , Period !!!
He was AWOL >>> He is Beat No Defense / No Excuses !!

Anonymous said...

Set an example for Future Presidents too !!
Obama should be Prosecuted for Releasing those Damn Evil
Prisoners , making a Dirty Deal for the AWOL Soldier !!!

What happened to , the Govt don't make deals with Terrorist

Anonymous said...

AWOL soldiers Got Nothing Coming....Winers , Keep Wining !!
Quit making excuses for HIM or any who do as him ....
You should be feeling Damn Sorry for those Good Soldiers
Who got Wounded or Killed trying to Find and get him back !!!
Not for him.

Anonymous said...

Leavenworth. Life. No parole.

dogg said...

His penalty for Treason should be the firing squad.No ifs. No Ands. No Buts.

Anonymous said...

He needs to be shot! We are in a time of war, and desertion during war time is a punishment of death! General needs to grow a pair and sentence this John McCain wanta be to death!

Anonymous said...

He will probably go on TV shows like the View and be viewed as hero of the left.