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The lead defense attorney for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said he wants him to receive the Prisoner of War medal.
His civilian lawyer, Eugene Fidell, on Friday said his client should be recognized for the five years he spent in Taliban captivity after deserting his post in Afghanistan, according to an article by USA Today.
"We have long felt he was entitled to the POW medal," Fidell said, the newspaper reported.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: 200Plus
The argument is that if a higher up makes comments about the case, it constitutes Undue Command Authority. By saying what he did, the claim is that he more or less told the judge what outcome he wanted, and being the Commander in Chief, the judge may feel pressured into ruling the way his comments indicated. It doesn't matter if it's Trump, it can just be a superior officer.
originally posted by: Deplorable
This is what you get when gaining a commission requires a four-year degree. Which universities are churning out conservative graduates? The military has been a liberal puss-bag for decades. And, just like the party Hillary was leading, they've now gone too far.
Let me ask you this: Why was he allowed to walk around totally free for three years? And, did he get and spend the $350,000 Barack Obama's administration claimed he was entitled to in the form of back-pay and allowances?
You know, if Hillary can get away with mis-handling classified information (a ten-year sentence for every instance), and Bergdahl can break the one law you don't break on the battlefield (punishable by death), who's going to tell me what laws I have to abide by?
originally posted by: 200Plus
a reply to: jtma508
Please explain how Trump is at fault for no punishment in a case where the Defendant pleaded guilty to two capital offenses (though of course reduced to life in prison).
How can Trump undermine the case if the defendant pleaded guilty?
Are you saying the Judge was afraid to punish him as proscribed by law - because Trump?
originally posted by: ClovenSky
originally posted by: intrptr
What a bunch of warmongers.
I think y'all jealous.
He got excused, so what.
Just think how wonderful it would be if the rest of them grew a conscious and followed this example.
The realization of 'What am I doing here'? 'I am not defending freedoms, I am invading a sovereign country'.
Maybe even with the mental clarity of realizing that you signed a contract and the consequences of breaking that contract will be severe, but your moral voice will not allow for anything else.
originally posted by: SlapMonkey
originally posted by: seeker1963
a reply to: SlapMonkey
Slap in the face to those who died trying to find his sorry ass!
It's a goddam slap in the face to anyone who understands honor and duty.
originally posted by: TruMcCarthy
Just a liberal judge trying to protect Obama's legacy. Pure politics, like everything else in government. All I've seen from military experts they say Bergdahl committed one of the worst crimes and got off with not even a slap on the wrist. Some anti-American liberals will praise the decision, but the people who actually serve the country seem to think it is a total disgrace.