Republican Presidential front-runner Donald Trump recently made his best statement yet. He said Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the “no good traitor”, would have been shot 30 years ago and he should have been executed for leaving his post in Afghanistan.
Mr. Trump, we agree with you 100%. I’ve had this conversation with several higher ups, both Active and Retired Military Personnel. Bergdahl became a traitor the minute he left his weapon, unit, and uniform behind. He should be held accountable for the lives lost when searching for him, all the numerous hours our pilots spent flying in dangerous zones, and for taking away air support from our troops on the ground who needed it at the time. Also, let’s not forget the five Taliban commanders that we set free in exchange for his life; five commanders who are going to go back to doing what they do best – targeting our troops.
If this had happened during WW2 or the Vietnam era, he would have faced capital punishment and the most common practice in the military during a time of war: execution by a firing squad”. Execution by shooting is a fairly old practice, but I believe we need to bring it back, start implementing it, and Bergdahl should be first in line.
Unfortunately, we won’t be seeing Bergdahl receive the ultimate punishment because our military has become weaker by the second thanks to our Commander-in-Chief. Once his trial is over, I hate to say this, but mark my words that the no good traitor Bergdahl will receive minimal punishments due to his time in captivity by our enemy/his comrades.