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WANNA BET? The Bergdahl case gets swept under the rug in the Oval Office

Recently, under “old business,” I wondered what had become of the case of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who deserted and was then traded for five top terrorist leaders.

Leaked reports indicate that the Bergdahl investigation found he was guilty of desertion in time of war, and culpable if not totally responsible for the deaths of soldiers trying to find and rescue him.  These are extremely serious charges, and would normally result in a court martial and prolonged incarceration.

Unfortunately, such an outcome would make President Obama look worse than incompetent.  He negotiated with terrorists.  He aided and abetted terrorism by send five of the most extreme militants back to the field of battle.  He allowed Bergdahl to be promoted even before the investigation began.  Bergdahl as determined to be eligible for up to $350,000 in back pay and benefits — which cannot be retrieved even if he is found guilty.

Therefore, I suspect Bergdahl will demoted and discharged on a less than honorable basis.  His reward for desertion on the field of battle and the deaths of fellow soldiers will be a prompt return to family and friends, with a very nice bonus from the taxpayers.  Five terrorist leaders are also back with family, friends and fellow American-hating terrorists.

Give the man in the Oval Office credit for yet another lose-lose situation for America.