Date: August 22, 2014
“WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday.
The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office said the Defense Department failed to notify the relevant congressional committees at least 30 days in advance of the exchange — a clear violation of the law — and used $988,400 of a wartime account to make the transfer. The GAO also said the Pentagon’s use of funds that hadn’t been expressly appropriated violated the Antideficiency Act.”
I think this was predictable.
It’s not that I have a whole lot left to say about the Bergdahl case…I just wanted to bring this up here, because of the other posts I’ve made about this [use the search box on the side to find them, if you like].
Bowe Bergdahl is an extremely lucky human being, to be alive at all.
I don’t know how long the investigation on him is going to last…but I sincerely find it offensive, that he is still being called sergeant…that he has not been at least somehow suspended in pay and rank…and that he is essentially just going about some type of military career, after all of this…
…After all the zany things which have transpired in this case…I’ve been literally anticipating that Bowe wont even face any repercussions, from his desertion and possible treason.
I was thinking this would get smoothed over…that it would be allowed to fade out of the media…that most people would just forget about it, and they’d move on as if none of this had ever happened.
…I’m not really expecting a just outcome…
…But I might be wrong…Who knows?