Army Clears Bowe Bergdahl Of Misconduct During “Captivity”?

Things that make you go “wait, what? Seriously?”

(The Wire) As the Army continues to investigate whether Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is guilty of deserting his unit, this afternoon they said there is no reason to believe that Bergdahl engaged in any misconduct during his five years in captivity.

In fact, that’s all that the Army said:

We have no reason to believe that he engaged in any misconduct.”

Bergdahl electrified the national discourse last month after he was freed in a prisoner swap involving five members of the Taliban held at Guantanamo Bay. As charges against his character emerged, the narrative quickly shifted from Bergdahl as POW to Bergdahl as despicable deserter, unworthy bargaining chip, unwitting endangerer of America, and worse.

How is this possible? The Army has yet to read him his rights. He hasn’t even been asked why he left his post. Is this the Army actually clearing him, as reported by The Wire, the Wall Street Journal, and other media outlets, or the Army simply giving a statement?

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6 Responses to “Army Clears Bowe Bergdahl Of Misconduct During “Captivity”?”

  1. Steve says:

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  3. john says:

    Teach moxt Americans n think quite highly of our nation’s military, but some are so partisan that they now think that OBAMA! must be using command influence to efect this case. That shows that you either think the military is incompetent or dishonorable.

  4. gitarcarver says:


    Most people do love the military in that they love the normal grunt.

    If you actually bothered to talk with those grunts, you’d find that they don’t trust the leadership to do the right thing and are more concerned with the influence of Obama on the military. You’d also find that a vast majority of the military (active and retired) don’t believe the administration’s statements and conclusions. (Don’t you trust the military john?)

    But if you had actually bothered to read the cited WSJ article, you’d find this:

    Sgt. Bergdahl hasn’t spoken with Army officials appointed last week to investigate his 2009 disappearance and he won’t be interviewed for several weeks, while he adjusts to life back in the U.S., officials said. Sgt. Bergdahl hasn’t made any public comments since his release.

    Have you ever seen or heard of an investigation where the subject of the investigation was not contacted or spoken to?

    Tell us all john, how the Army knows what Bergdahl did or did not doi without speaking to him? After all, when the questions on the deal started to be raised, the President, the State Department and the Army said they would wait until Bergdahl was back in the US to talk to him and then see where that led.

    It appears that they didn’t even care to talk to him because the outcome of the “investigation” was already predetermined.

  5. John says:

    Of course Teach knows more about this case than the US Army does
    I mean why wouldn’t he? Look at his primary sourced

  6. gitarcarver says:

    Of course Teach knows more about this case than the US Army does
    I mean why wouldn’t he? Look at his primary sourced

    Of course john knows more that Teach knows because, oh wait.

    john doesn’t ever list sources.

    Sorry about that. I thought that we were talking about a serious subject. I forgot that one of the participants was john.

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