Bowe Bergdahl will be charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.
His father, Robert, was a jihadi twitter groupie. He lobbied for the release of Guantanamo prisoners—“God will repay for the death of every Afghan child, ameen,” he tweeted. Standing in the Rose Garden with President Obama, he sent his son a message in Arabic: “In the name of God, the merciful, the compassionate.” He worried that his son had forgotten to speak his native tongue, which he had spoken for 23 years, during the five years he was held “prisoner” by the Taliban.
His fellow soldiers claimed he was a deserter. Yet, to get him back, we sacrificed the lives of six American soldiers and released five Taliban generals so that they could return to the business of killing Americans.