Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer: Bowe Bergdahl Has Been Charged With Desertion

US soldier freed by Taliban in exchange for Guantanamo detainees

The Army came to this decision months ago, but the White House has been stonewalling the announcement because the decision to trade five dangerous Taliban commanders for one weaselly American deserter makes Obama look weak and foolish. To put it mildly. Reportedly, Assistant National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes (of BenghaziGate fame) is behind the stonewall.

Via The Washington Times: 

“The army has come to its conclusion and Bowe Bergdahl will be charged with desertion,” Mr. Shaffer said.

Sgt. Bergdahl left his unit in Afghanistan without permission in 2009 and was captured by the Taliban, and held prisoner by the group for five years. Following the much-criticized exchange, the Army conducted an investigation into his actions, which concluded three months ago.

Mr. Shaffer also accused the Obama administration of trying to keep the detail of Sgt. Bergdahl’s charges hidden.

“This is shaping up to be a titanic struggle behind the scenes,” he said. “Believe me, the Army here wants to do the right thing … And the White House, because of the political narrative, President Obama cozying up to the parents and because he, President Obama, releasing the five Taliban … The narrative is what the White House does not want to have come out.”

It’s likely the White House never expected the fierce blowback it got after the deal was announced, last June – apparently hoping no one from Bergdahl’s unit would speak out about Bergdahl being a deserter – which they did almost immediately. Now they’re stuck with egg all over their faces after publicly celebrating the worst prisoner swap in the history of prisoner swaps.

FLASHBACK: Susan Rice: Bergdahl Served With ‘Honor and Distinction’

Gosh, I wonder who came up with those embarrassingly false talking points. *cough* Ben Rhodes *cough*

The White House is squirming…Shaffer repeated the phrase “titanic struggle behind the scenes” several times throughout the interview.

Previously: 

Report: Obama White House Behind Bergdahl Report Delay (Video)

Krauthammer Raises Possibility of “Witness Tampering” At German Hospital Where Bergdahl Is Being Treated

17 thoughts on “Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer: Bowe Bergdahl Has Been Charged With Desertion

  1. LTC Shaffer has pretty much confirmed what most of us have thought all along. The White House has brought all sorts of pressure on the Investigating Officer {General Milley}, The Army, DOD and The Pentagon. Surprisingly they haven’t folded.

    The last thing the WH wants is confirmation of their incompetency, though we all know it {except MsPmsDnc.tv and the Rev Al}. uhbama is “in” the Military Chain of Command. Considering all the other laws and changes to our Constitution that he has pulled off, without any push back form anyone. Does anyone really believe he’ll be restrained by the UCMJ {Uniform Code of Military Justice}?

    For the “Good of the Country”, nobody should be surprised when uhbama issues a “clemancy order” for Bergdahl, after all he done it for 5 million illegals {with more to come before he’s done}.

    Who’s going to stop him?

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  2. Out-freaking-standing. I have to admit I’m pleasantly surprised..I thought the Army would be forced to condone his behavior by the White House.

    Now Obama will have to pardon him and look like the incompetent pile of you-know what he is.

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