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.
In his last email prior to his “capture” he told his father that he was ashamed to be an American. His father responded, advising him to follow his conscience and “[s]tand with like minded men when possible.” Then Bowe walked away from his base.
Whilst in captivity Bowe “converted to Islam, fraternized openly with his captors and declared himself a ‘mujahid,’ or warrior for Islam,” reported Fox News.
On his return, President Obama gave Bowe a hero’s welcome. Susan Rice declared that he had served with honor and distinction.
Meanwhile, American Pastor Saeed Abedini is being held in an Iranian prison, charged with performing Christian religious services. He received an eight-year sentence. His ISIS prison mates are threatening to kill him. Waiting for him at home are his wife and their two young children. I am not aware that President Obama is negotiating for his release.
For the Obama administration, it would appear that Christian lives don’t matter.
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