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Published: Wednesday, July 16 2014 1:08 p.m. MDT

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GaryO
Virginia Beach, VA

"Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl hires lawyer for military investigation"

Why?

He has already been convicted by American "Conservatives."

If they had their way, he would be stuffed in a box somewhere in Afghanistan awaiting his daily torture session.

The Great Rush Limbaugh and his acolytes have already found him guilty of treason.

The only thing to now is sentence him and carry out that sentence.

Maybe Rush will tell us what his plans are tomorrow.

Walt Nicholes
Orem, UT

If he is to be tried by a jury of his peers, then a good place to start wold be the men he served with. Unfortunately they will be inelligible to serve on the jury because the, to a man, say that he went AWOL. Who would know better than they?

boneheaded, but not a smidgen
SLC, UT

oh gary and libs say he is innicent. i hope he has a good criminal attorney. he will need it. i'd believe a guy that says he doesn't believe in the US, sounds like someone else libs love.

GaryO
Virginia Beach, VA

Hey boneheaded -

"oh gary and libs say he is innicent."

No I didn't say he is innicent. And I didn't say he's innocent.

I said he has already been convicted by Right Wingers without trial.

And if they had their way, he would be rotting in Afghanistan or already dead, because the idea of leaving soldiers behind in the hands of the enemy and in harm's way is apparently just OK with America's political Right Wing.

It's the "Conservative" way.

boneheaded, but not a smidgen
SLC, UT

oh gary
everybody that doesn't agree with you and barry are right wingers. libs love to name call. Unlike you, who wasn't there, ALL of his platoon members said the guy LEFT willingly and hooked up with terrorists.
Libs don't believe in even trying anyone with similar leanings. Under barry's regime you just change subjects, scandals and use stalling tactics. Glad you and a dozen others in the US think this guy is not guilyt and that barry is doing a great job.
It's the "liberal, takers'" way.

GaryO
Virginia Beach, VA

Hey boneheaded -

"It's the "liberal, takers'" way"

Takers huh?

Oh that's right.

There are makers, and there are takers, and then of course their are the FAKERS who pretend to be makers.

The loudest "Conservatives" usually fall into the latter category.

Uncle_Fester
Niskayuna, NY

He's gonna need one.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

Having been in the military during Vietnam and having been there, the term that should be used for this man would be deserter not AWOL as the news and others call it. He left his post that the others relied on him being there. We had some that were AWOL but after the 30 days were classified as deserters. The bad guys want to use this as a case they can show their people we don't have character in our military leadership. The other side can show we give in to the public when a person deserts their post. He was given a heroes homecoming as we saw in the Philippines after real POWS returned home.

Setting precedence is not good when military people take an oath. The military people don't have it easy but you are to have camaraderie and dedication to others that depend on you in your duties. To have the military spend days looking for this troop took days and exposed our other troops to being targets themselves.

Justice and military justice for all who leave their posts.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

Some of us are patriots even though some of the military leaders and some of their civilian counterparts are not necessarily so. We have allowed the academies, who have also had problems over the years to teach that you have to take down some of those along the way to advance, not by physically doing it, but the political means, even in the military from first year students, potential officers, to the end of their term. They have teamwork skills but even that is a game.

This Sergeant was not in a game, he was in a war zone with real bullets and real enemies against our country. He had an obligation to be there. Those that knew and know him sometimes know a person's inner thoughts when you are in a platoon or squad. You eat, sleep, rest, are on duty and even fight or potentially fight with them in a skirmish.

We haven't had a long term war since Vietnam. Citizens enlisted to help end the war on terrorism against the United States of America didn't realize that due to politics that it would go on and on. This President said he would end it.

JDL
Magna, UT

Gary,

You posted, "I said he has already been convicted by Right Wingers without trial.

And if they had their way, he would be rotting in Afghanistan or already dead, because the idea of leaving soldiers behind in the hands of the enemy and in harm's way is apparently just OK with America's political Right Wing.

It's the "Conservative" way."

Just so you know, I consider myself a "right winger" and a "conservative" yet, I have never thought what you said above and I believe there are many millions more of the demographic you just derided who feel the same as me. You blast Rush Limbaugh for his comments and yet you turn RIGHT around and do the same thing to another poster.

You have lost all credibility and now your argument is moot.

Uncle_Fester
Niskayuna, NY

Gary, the likely reason he has not been discharged especially given the evidence his platoon has articulated against him which was unanimous incidentally, is so that the military retains jurisdiction for the upcoming desertion investigation and trial. Think of his assigned "helpers" as something more akin to guards making sure he doesn't abscond again. Nobody is going to trust him to have their back ever again and he has no future in the Army except as a poster boy for desertion.

GaryO
Virginia Beach, VA

Hey JDL –

“You have lost all credibility and now your argument is moot.”

Lol

You mean? . . . . I’m a bad guy in Right Wing La La Land? . . . Just like TR, LBJ, Obama, the Clintons, MLK, FDR, et al?

Thank you!

I’ll put that on my resumé.

idablu
Idaho Falls, ID

There is no way Bergdahl will be court-martialed for desertion. Guilty or not, it might be perceived as an embarrassment to Obama. Bergdahl doesn't need his own special lawyer, he already has the Commander-In-Chief backing him. This so-called investigation hasn't even led to interviews with the key witnesses (fellow soldiers) who knew him best.

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