The time line in the events surround Bowe Bergdahl have certainly been shaping up to be next lefty Hollywood hit flick. The US Herald reported last month that, after months of secrecy, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's charges were finally brought to light. This is despite the fact that the military had concluded its investigation last October, according to the Inquisitr.

The decision was that Bowe Bergdahl would be charged with desertion. However, others feel that he deserves far worse, according to the Independent Journal Review.

Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Botts was in the same battalion as Bergdahl, and he agrees that he clearly deserted his post. However, unlike the lesser punishment that surely awaits the deserter who was traded for several high ranking terrorists, Sgt. Botts has a harsher punishment in mind. He is hopeful that Bowe Bergdahl will be charged a modern day Benedict Arnold, in other words, a traitor.

That, of course, does not seem out of the question. For Botts, it would be definitive. He recounted that tensions in Afghanistan were high, during his deployment. However, during Bergdahl's desertion, they were peaked. Sgt. Botts was in a unique position, as far information was concerned, and often passed along information from Bergdahl's unit to Battalion Commanders.

I was getting information directly from the platoon, and also from the company, of what was going on. And I was briefing the brigade S-3 and also the brigade commander himself.”

Mr. Botts indicated that his entire world changed the day that Bergdahl disappeared. “Everything stopped that day” he recounted, and his battalion's number one mission was to find Bowe. The Army never stopped looking for, what would now seem apparent to many of his fellow soldiers, their modern Benedict Arnold. As far as Botts sees it, they did not truly start thinking this way, until many in the battalion began to start getting taken out.

Sgt. Botts thinking that Bergdahl is “worthy of the military's high punishment”. For those unfamiliar, that would be highest punishment for the rest of the world, ergo death. I mean, what else is there? Double Death?

He still needs to be held accountable for his actions. He’s still responsible for his actions. And his actions caused a lot of damage.”

By the military's own code of justice, Bowe could face jail time, but likely will be discharged from the military. His sentence would be considered “time served”. Which is odd because he has not been to jail at any point.

“A deserter was not worth it” Botts explained. This is in reference to the potentially illegal prisoner swap that brought Ol' Benedict Bergdahl back to America.

 

What are your thoughts?

Is Bowe Bergdahl a deserter, traitor, or something else? Does he deserve to merely be kicked out of the military, should he face the death penalty?

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