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Old 10-10-2015, 05:50 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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What say ye fellow veterans?

Army officer recommends no jail time for Bowe Bergdahl, attorney says

Jes don't seem raht ta me!
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Old 10-10-2015, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
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What say ye fellow veterans?

Army officer recommends no jail time for Bowe Bergdahl, attorney says

Jes don't seem raht ta me!
I was on the fence between firing squad and life in Levenworth. I guess I might have been a little harsh.
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Old 10-10-2015, 07:38 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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What say ye fellow veterans?

Army officer recommends no jail time for Bowe Bergdahl, attorney says

Jes don't seem raht ta me!
I guess this is the correct URL you attempted to post, this one works:

Army officer recommends no jail time for Bowe Bergdahl, attorney says | Fox News
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Old 10-10-2015, 07:53 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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I guess this is the correct URL you attempted to post, this one works:

Army officer recommends no jail time for Bowe Bergdahl, attorney says | Fox News
It is. Thank you.
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Old 10-10-2015, 08:14 PM
 
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According to the investigating officer, Bergdahl had no intention of deserting, but was a really naive GI who thought he could waltz over to another base and inform the commander there that Afghans weren't being treated fairly by his fellow soldiers. If true, he didn't desert. He went AWOL.

The punishment should fit the actual crime. His time with the Taliban is on him. No breaks because of it.
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Old 10-11-2015, 03:53 AM
 
Location: Long Neck , DE
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I was on the fence between firing squad and life in Levenworth. I guess I might have been a little harsh.
I would lean toward Levenworth. Just letting him go sets one h_ll of an example. Doesn't it?
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Old 10-11-2015, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Their "court", their affair. If anyone has accurate information of what happened, it should be them. If they say no jail time, I will go with that, even if press and popular opinion says otherwise.
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Old 10-12-2015, 12:04 PM
 
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That officer most likely came to his conclusion on Bowe's fate after getting legal "advice" from the white house. I'm a veteran and I know the military loves to punish their own.
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Old 10-12-2015, 12:10 PM
 
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That officer most likely came to his conclusion on Bowe's fate after getting legal "advice" from the white house. I'm a veteran and I know the military loves to punish their own.
Military punishment is very often a lot "lighter" than people may think. To a far greater extent than civilian courts, courts-martials are a "judgment of peers"--people who have "been there, done that" in that same war and same time period. Their final judgment might be surprising mixure of "I was there and I'd never have done that" and "I was there, and I damned nearly did that" plus "What the hell was his chain of command thinking in the first place?"
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Old 10-12-2015, 03:31 PM
 
Location: TX and NM on the border of the Great Southwest.
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If he is truly a deserter, it would not be the first time an American deserter will have gotten off the hook.
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