Bowe Bergdahl, the US Army sergeant who pleaded guilty to desertion charges last week, said in interview published yesterday that the Taliban who captured him treated him better than the United States Army.
Bergdahl was captured in 2009 by Jihadis after he abandoned his post in Afghanistan. He spent five years as a prisoner of war before then-President Obama exchanged five Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo Bay for his return. According to military officials, six US soldiers died searching for Bergdahl during the five years he was missing. faces possible life in prison for charges of "desertion" and "misbehaving before the enemy."
"Some people have pushed back, saying nobody was killed or injured looking for Bowe Bergdahl. That's absolute nonsense," said former CIA covert operations officer, Mike Baker, who joined Dana Loesch on "Dana" today. "If Bowe Bergdahl thinks that the Taliban treated him better, than maybe we should take that into account for the sentencing. Because there has been talk like, 'He suffered five years at the hands of the Taliban. We need to take that into consideration.' Well, maybe we don't."
"I keep thinking back to the soldiers whose lives where lost, Mike, in the search and rescue efforts for Bowe Bergdahl," said Dana. "The six soldiers ... and he says the Taliban treated him better that the US Army."
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