Conservative Tribune: President Barack Obama has certainly staked a lot on the fate of likely deserter Bowe Bergdahl. He sacrificed the lives of several of our men in uniform in a vain attempt to rescue him, then traded five Taliban terrorists from Guantanamo Bay for his release.
Now, it appears the president is even willing to obstruct justice for Bergdahl. Recent reports indicate that senior Department of Defense officials are doing their best to poison the well for those prosecuting Bergdahl.
During the week, two DOD sources spoke to CNN to confirm that Bergdahl had left his post to “report what he believed to be problems with ‘order and discipline’ in his unit.”
While the way this was reported indicated that they were speaking on background about DOD investigations to CNN, it turns out that they were just repeating what Bergdahl had told authorities.
“This was a kid who had leadership concerns on his mind,” CNN reported that one of the officials said. “He wasn’t fed up; he wasn’t planning to desert.”
Again, both of these “sources” are merely repeating what Bergdahl told Army authorities. And the Army doesn’t believe his story, no matter what story the DOD wants to plant in the media (H/T Right Wing News).
Of course, this being CNN — once upon a time colloquially referred to as the “Clinton News Network” — the reporters didn’t ask any follow-up questions.
For instance, if Bergdahl only had leadership concerns on his mind when he left his post, why did he ship all of his earthly belongings home beforehand?
If he was only concerned with leadership and “order and discipline,” why did Bergdahl write his parents a final letter before disappearing that said, among other things, “These people need help, yet what they get is the most conceited country in the world telling them that they are nothing and that they are stupid …I am sorry for everything. The horror that is america is disgusting?”
If he wasn’t cooperating with the Taliban, why did attacks on U.S. forces increase several fold right after his disappearance?
And if the Department of Defense is convinced Bergdahl wasn’t a deserter, why did a series of Pentagon reports conclude as early as 2010 that he had walked away from his unit of his own free will?
None of CNN’s sources could properly answer these questions, nor could the president. Yet, this administration and its surrogates continue to obstruct justice for their own advantage.
It’s time that the American people demand the truth about the Bergdahl affair and the prisoner swap that was made to free him — not just from the president, but from the mainstream media as well.