Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Admitted Bergdahl was a Deserter

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Ever since Obama decided that Bowe Bergdahl was going to be his human shield against the VA scandal, the topic has been dead and buried. And anything tied to Obama’s rep becomes a truthkiller faster than an Elizabeth Warren staffer editing Wikipedia articles.

Still there’s ample evidence that the military knew quite well that Bergdahl was a deserter.

Then-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen admitted that Bowe Berghdal was a deserter, and said that he did not know why the military was focusing so much energy on trying to save him, according to one of Bergdahl’s platoon mates.

“The joint chief of staff, Admiral Mullen at the time. He came out to our unit and had Thanksgiving dinner, and he said, ‘Yeah he walked off, everybody knows he walked off, I don’t know why they’re trying to’” pretend that he didn’t, Bergdahl’s former infantry roommate Cody Full told The Daily Caller.

The pro-Obama media lobby won’t take any of these accusations head on because they require calling soldiers liars. It’s the same reason you won’t see them address statements about Hillary Clinton by the parents of Benghazi victims.

The media spins some things. Other things it just buries.

Bowe Bergdahl’s status is a no-brainer. It was Rolling Stone, of all places,a  leftier than left outlet, that reported on it. There’s a small mountain of quotes from members of his unit.

And now from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

If this were Bush who tried to hide behind a deserter to dodge a scandal in which veterans died at the VA, the media would be screaming its head off. But since it’s Obama, the whole thing has gone quiet.

 

  • truebearing

    Of course, there is no vast leftwing media conspiracy…or is there?

    http://eagnews.org/1000-member-secretive-progressive-journalist-group-uncovered/

    Good, old Joel Rogers, a key player in the Madison-Chicago Marxist cabal that got Obama started on his evil-powered propulsion into the Whitehouse is a member of this group of so-called journalists. That alone qualifies it as conspiratorial.

  • DogmaelJones1

    “…aster than an Elizabeth Warren staffer editing Wikipedia articles…” Or, as a Cherokee Indian, war bonnet, war paint, and all, tying a settler to a post and lighting a bonfire beneath him.

  • wileyvet

    A delicious twist of fate for Turdball would be needing VA services and dying while awaiting treatment.

  • CowboyUp

    I think they just needed an excuse to release some taliban commanders, for a quid pro quo that had nothing to do with the deserter bergdahl. In the article I saw on the US general assassinated by an Afghan Army soldier, it stated those kind of attacks had dropped off drastically this year, which is odd, and I wonder if that drop off occurred about the time of the swap.

    • liz

      I think he takes orders from the Muslim Brotherhood.

  • AbsolutelyRight

    “I am ashamed to be an American. And the title of U.S. soldier is just the life of fools.”
    – Deserter and probable traitor, Bowe Bunghole and the motto of liberals everywhere

  • http://tinyurl.com/fromZCme Pastor CJ

    Obama is a homosexual Sunni Muslim (Imam?) and wanted to loose 5 Taliban and used Bergdahl as an excuse. Those who could act fear to or are complicit. He cares about no one. America still mostly unaware the trouble we are in.

  • notme123

    0 and the Qatar terrorists wanted, and have wanted those 5 maniac leaders freed… 0 took advantage of the situation with birddog, a traitor, and set them free. I don’t think that a courtmartial will happen because it will show 0 for what he is, a terrorist sympathizer. And also, this all happened just before, isis started their terror and gaza started their bombings. Coincidence? And I also read that 0 ok’d the sale of over $11 billion in military equipment, including helicopters and missles to Qatar, why does this country need such equipment(if true)?

  • Texas Patriot

    Walking away from a false mission doesn’t necessarily constitute the commission of the criminal offense of desertion. The “crime” in this case was the intentional or negligent misrepresentation to the American people that Islam was a religion of peace which had been hijacked by terrorists operating from Afghanistan. Arguably, what Bergdahl walked away from is that lie. If he is charged with criminal desertion, that will no doubt be his defense. However, unless and until he is charged, tried, and convicted in a court of competent jurisdiction, he is entitled to a presumption of innocence as a matter of law like every other American citizen.

    • Waldemar Daninsky

      Your post is the most intelligent and cogent comment that I have seen yet regarding this case. My gut reaction is that Begdahl simply didn’t know what he was getting into when he joined the army–not an excuse for desertion, if indeed he did desert–but certainly understandable. That, however, is an opinion, and you are quite correct that he is entitled to a presumption of innocence as a matter of law. I appreciate your comment very much–it made me pause and think.

      • Texas Patriot

        Thanks!

      • reader

        “My gut reaction is that Begdahl simply didn’t know what he was getting into when he joined the army”

        Whew. I suppose, it’s ok then that we traded Al Qaeda generals for him. On the other hand, my gut reaction is that millions of Americans simply didn’t know what they were getting voting for Obama. In fact, for years now, many of them didn’t know what’s written in their Constitution. I’t s all very understandable. Kind of makes one feel so much better standing on a deck of the sinking ship.

        • Waldemar Daninsky

          I think that you misunderstood my comment. Berghdahl joined the same army that Private Benjamin joined. Or so he thought.

          • reader

            You mean, the fictional movie character? I see. I suppose, the Joint Chiefs need to catch up on the Hollywood production instead of all that military strategy, history and operations theory minutia.

          • Texas Patriot

            Reader, I want to commend you on your restrained and measured approach in this instance. Mr. Daninsky is an intellectual and a gentleman and he deserves to be treated in the nicest way. I for one have the highest respect for your penetrating intelligence and acid wit, having myself been on the receiving end of it on several occasions. My guess though is that you can be extremely charming and funny when you want to be!

        • Texas Patriot

          reader: Mi>Kind of makes one feel so much better standing on a deck of the sinking ship.

          It’s not a good feeling, but it’s always better to know you’ve on a ship that’s hit an iceberg than to think everything is fine.

      • truebearing

        Think a little harder. Bergdahl chose to join the military, for whatever whacked out reasons. In doing so, he became a soldier that is required to follow orders. He also took on an ethical responsibility to his fellow soldiers. Deserting puts them in danger, especially when out on patrol.

        How many young men do “know what they are getting into” when they join the military? Not knowing what the future holds as a soldier is not a defense for desertion. No one knows what life holds for them in the future either. Should we all pee our pants and commit suicide when things don’t go according to script? It’s a fine world you’d have us living in, where every decison is reversible and commitments mean nothing.

        • Texas Patriot

          TB: Bergdahl chose to join the military, for whatever whacked out reasons.

          Bergdahl joined the military to defend America from a whacked out group of terrorists that had hijacked the religion of peace. I wonder why he thought that?

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_ZoroJdVnA

          • truebearing

            Now you’re using the Left’s “blame Bush” one-size-fits-all explanation for Bergdahl’s blatant desertion? With your constant defense of Obama and now the “blame Bush” idiocy in defense of an obvious deserter, I think you have finally irrevocably proven that you are no conservative, but a fraud posing as one.

            There is no legal defense for desertion based on “the president misled me.” Presidents don’t control people’s minds. We are all responsible for our own minds and what we accept as truth. Bergdahl was told what the rules were when he enlisted. He was repeatedly told that being a soldier meant following orders. He wasn’t the CIC. He was an enlisted man that joined ostensibly to serve his country. If he wanted to maintain control over his actions, he shouldn’t have willingly subordinated his feelings and beliefs to the military. Blaming Bush is ridiculous.

          • Texas Patriot

            TB: I think you have finally irrevocably proven that you are no conservative, but a fraud posing as one.

            We’ve had this conversation before and I am convinced that you are the one who has no earthly idea what it means to be an American Conservative.

            As I have pointed out to you on several occasions, my parents were both staunch Republicans, and I began my career campaigning for Republican candidates at the age of three when I shouted out “I Like Ike” to anyone and everyone, whether they wanted to hear it or not. After Eisenhower won in 1952, I campaigned for him again in 1956, for Nixon in 1960, and for Barry Goldwater in 1964 as a member of the Young Republicans in my High School.

            In my opinion what separates you from all the great Republicans of the past is your addiction to lies and hatred and your personal predilection for personal attack and character assassination. None of the Great American Conservatives of the past possessed those qualities.

            All of the Great American Republicans, including Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and William F. Buckley, Jr. were motivated above all else, by truth and love. And that, my friend, makes you a very poor example of someone who claims to be an American Conservative.

        • Waldemar Daninsky

          I did not state that his desertion was ethical, or legal–if indeed he did desert. I said that it was understandable. Big difference, buckwheat. Think a little harder.

          • truebearing

            You heartily endorsed an opinion that did state that Bergdahl’s desertion was ethical and legally justified, deluded though that comment was. Trying to weasel out of that now is kind of like Bergdahl wimping out on his commitment to serve, bonehead.

          • Texas Patriot

            TB: You heartily endorsed an opinion that did state that Bergdahl’s desertion was ethical and legally justified, deluded though that comment was. Trying to weasel out of that now is kind of like Bergdahl wimping out on his commitment to serve, bonehead.

            If I were you I’d be careful about calling anyone a bonehead. Why don’t you reexamine my comment and try to find any part of my remarks which “state that Bergdahl’s desertion was ethical and legally justified.” I made no such statement. And unless you can find a better basis for calling Mr. Daninsky a bonehead, I think you owe him an apology.

    • truebearing

      And the guys he was serving with don’t know what they are talking about either? You’re calling his fellow soldiers liars. They were there and they said he deserted. I’ll take their word over anyone’s.

      • Texas Patriot

        TB: You’re calling his fellow soldiers liars.

        No, but I think it’s fairly obvious that you’re a clueless idiot.

        • IslamDownpressesHumanity

          How do you know it was a “false mission”?

          • Texas Patriot

            TB: How do you know it was a “false mission”?

            For two reasons. First of all, as stated above, it was premised on the idea that Islam is a religion of peace which had been hijacked by a group of terrorists operating from Afghanistan. Secondly, it based on the idea that by pouring enough money and manpower into Afghanistan, we could transform it into a modern Jeffersonian Democracy that would be friendly to America and hostile to the forces of Islamic jihad. Unfortunately, both of those ideas were false.

  • USARetired

    Obama definitely used he traitor to effect the illegal release of his comrades!
    From my experience, when the ‘Chatter’ is 100% in one direction, that is usually the true direction of an issue!