From Fox News
Bowe Bergdahl is set to plead guilty Monday to charges he endangered comrades by walking away from his post in Afghanistan in 2009 — the court case wrapping up just three years after a stunning Rose Garden spectacle in which former President Barack Obama, flanked by Bergdahl’s parents, triumphantly announced the Soldier’s release from captivity.
Bergdahl was released in May 2014 after a highly-criticized deal in which five Taliban terrorists were set free. At the time, Obama administration officials said Bergdahl had “served with honor and distinction.”
The U.S. Army said Bergdahl asked to enter his plea before the military judge at Fort Bragg. The Associated Press previously reported that he’s expected to plead guilty to charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.
It’s not clear if Bergdahl, 31, has a deal with prosecutors to limit his punishment, or if he’s simply pleading guilty in hopes of leniency from the judge, Army Col. Jeffery R. Nance. The misbehavior charge carries a maximum penalty of life in prison, while the desertion charge is punishable by up to five years.
Bergdahl’s lawyers are expected to reveal in court Monday whether there’s a plea agreement in place to cap his punishment, or if he’s pleading guilty without such a deal in what’s known colloquially as a “naked plea.” In either scenario, his punishment won’t be known until after the judge holds the sentencing hearing that’s expected to start on Oct. 23. Bergdahl, who’s from Hailey, Idaho, previously chose to have his case heard by a judge alone, rather than a jury.
During his stay with the Taliban, he converted to Islam and declared himself a “mujahid.”
It took some time before charges were even brought against the little shitbag, since Obama treated him like a pet to advance his political agenda.
While on military duty in Afghanistan, Bowe Bergdhal left his gear in a nice neat little pile along with a note that explained he was running away. He willfully collaborated with the enemy and declared allegiance to Islamic jihad. The attacks his unit endured got more methodical and precise after Bergdahl’s desertion.
Six Soldiers were killed looking for his worthless ass. Barky traded five of the worst muzzie cutthroats at GITMO for this piece of shit.
They should have left him with the Taliban. They should have considered him an enemy combatant and killed him on the battlefield.
Barring that, he should be taken out and shot.