The final chapter to one of the fishiest episodes of the Barack Obama presidency (and that’s saying a lot) is finally about to be written. Deserter and quite possibly enemy-corroborator Bowe Bergdahl appears to be headed for a long stay in prison, if reports on Fox News are correct:
“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 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.”
While Bergdahl claimed he fell behind, members of his outfit called B.S., saying he was a deserter whose aid to the enemy caused the loss of six U.S. soldiers’ lives.
The saga only intensified when, after claiming he was a captured enemy combatant, the Taliban posted a video online showing Bergdahl saying he was “scared” and that he was being “caged, kept in the darkness, beaten and chained to a bed.”
Later, another video showed him looking pretty darned healthy for a guy supposedly being tortured.
Things came to a full boil when, without Congressional notification (let alone consent) Barack Obama went behind everyone’s back and let five Taliban “high value targets” walk out of Guantanamo Bay detention center in exchange for this traitor — then later admitted his decision could harm Americans!
At the time, pictures of the five Taliban terrorists granted their freedom by the president flooded the Internet.
The whole sordid mess then took a thoroughly inexplicable turn when Obama appeared before reporters and cameras in the White House Rose Garden with Bergdahl’s parents. As you may remember, his father, Bob, was sporting a look as equally Taliban as Mohammad Nabi himself. The elder Bergdahl then broke into perfect Arabic and gave praise to Allah right in front of the White House!
The whole thing, which began with obvious affection (as Obama and Jani Bergdahl, Bowe’s mother) walked toward the podium with arms around one another, ended just as awkwardly when the trio walked off in each other’s arms — with Obama in the middle.
The entire ordeal caused even the liberal Washington Post to proclaim it “a sickening spectacle.” Thankfully, now it appears justice will be served, and Bowe will go from being a guest of the Taliban to an inmate in a federal prison.
[Note: This article was written by Derrick Wilburn, Founder and Chairman of the Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives, and a speaker, author, columnist and analyst for multiple print and broadcast media outlets. Follow him on on Facebook and at RMBlackConservatives.com]