President Obama is betting on the short attention span of the American public and a compliant media in hopes that the problem of Bowe Bergdahl will just fade away. Obama infamously traded five senior leaders of the Taliban in exchange for Bergdahl’s sorry butt released from captivity.
Justice delayed may be justice denied, but Obama is no doubt keen to have delay after delay prevent a reckoning for the deserter Bergdahl. Paul Sperry, writing in the New York Post lets us know the tactics being deployed to keep a trial for Bergdahl from happening, or at least delay it until after November.
Three and a half months have come and gone and the Pentagon has offered no clarity on what happened to alleged Army deserter and Taliban collaborator Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Fellow soldiers and other critics fear the military’s now-delayed investigation is shaping up to be a whitewash. (snip)
In a sign Bergdahl may indeed get off with a slap on the wrist, the Army has delayed its AR 15-6 investigation into his disappearance — a development that Bergdahl’s attorneys see as helpful to their client.
The Army investigator, Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl, was supposed to submit his findings to brass last month but has asked for an extension. The probe was limited to a 60-day window, which ended Aug. 15. There’s no longer a deadline attached, which means the investigation could drag out past the November election.
Dahl last month interviewed Bergdahl at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, in what his lawyer described as an “entirely nonconfrontational” meeting.
Critics doubt Dahl has the skills to conduct a proper interrogation. “No general does this. They have no training,” said the Army official, who requested anonymity upon describing Dahl as a “yes-man.”
This is outrageous. The message being sent to our active duty military is that you can be a traitor and escape punishment if the president finds it politically convenient. This could sow seeds of distrust among people who daily face life threatening situations. If the president wants to destroy our military morale and effectiveness, this is a damn good way to do it.