“At least the Taliban were honest enough to say, ‘I’m the guy who’s gonna cut your throat.’ Here, it could be the guy I pass in the corridor who’s going to sign the paper that sends me away for life. We may as well go back to kangaroo courts and lynch mobs.”
~Bowe Bergdahl, in an interview with the British paper The Sunday Times
Those three short sentences are a dead giveaway to the psychological mindset and, hence, the politics of Bowe Bergdahl. Let’s review:
#1. He’s a whiner.
I don’t know about you guys, but if I were the guy who’s claim to fame was as a deserter whose ill-conceived desertion led to a perilous and tragic rescue mission for my co-workers as well as the release of five enemy-combatants to get my sorry butt back, I’d shut the hell up.
#2. A Democrat’s poop never smells.
Berdahl whines, “…it could be the guy I pass in the corridor who’s going to sign the paper that sends me away for life.”
Little did Berdahl’s fellow troops know, when they passed him in the barracks at their station in Afghanistan, that he would be the guy whose actions would equate to signing some of their death warrants. That little irony seems to have escaped the notice of little Bowe.
#3. He takes no responsibility for his own actions.
Hillary lies and fails to inspire, then blames the Russians and the Republicans for her failures. Bergdahl deserts, then blames “the guy in the corrider” for his troubles.
Neither “the guy in the corridor” nor the paper he signed is what sent you away for life, Mr. Bergdahl. YOU sent yourself away for life. No one else is responsible for that. (Are you listening, Hillary?)
#4. He plays fast and loose with the meaning of words.
Only a leftwing Democrat would have the absence of conscience to abuse the terms “kangaroo courts” and “lynch mobs” to inaptly – but grossly self-servingly – describe Bergdahl’s situation. There are no phony charges here or pretense at following regular order. No unauthorized persons are dragging you from your home in the dead of night to mete out some twisted form of vigilante justice. Impressionable young minds who hear your words will form a dangerously inaccurate picture of what these terms mean, and that hurts us all. It is the true mark of a leftist that you just don’t care. No cost – paid by others – is too great a sacrifice if a leftist feels better in the end.
#5. He’s the victim.
Never mind the soldiers who were injured or killed looking for a sorry deserter. Never mind the taxpayers who are footing the bill for all of the expenses – and there will be lots – related to his ill-fated actions. Never mind the innocents who are now at risk because five Gitmo detainees are now free. Bowe Bergdahl is the victim here.
This person has shown an absence of comprehension and remorse that justifies the harshest punishment, in my opinion. I hope the judge takes Bergdahl’s attitude into account when deciding his fate, and I hope the judge chooses just the right words to help the world, and impressionable, young Americans in particular, fully understand how seriously wrong this deserter was in what he chose to do.