Major General Dahl was not cross –examined.
Who are you trying to kid, General? If Private First Class Bergdahl walked away from his post in time of war, it makes no damn difference if he was "delusional" – or if he was drunk. He deserted his post in time of war, which is punishable by a maximum five years in prison. And there's not a criminal in the history of criminal prosecution who has not expressed "remorse" at being caught.
Furthermore, PFC Bergdahl endangered the lives of those assigned to search for him following his "disappearance," a charge known as "misbehavior before the enemy" – which carries a penalty of life in prison.
In fact, six of Bergdahl's fellow soldiers – Second Lieutenant, Darryn Andrews, Staff Sergeant Clayton Bowen, Staff sergeant Kurt Curtiss, PFC Matthew Martinek, Staff Sergeant Michael Murphrey, and PFC Morris Walker – gave their lives in the search for PFC Bergdahl. And General Dahl further disgraced himself Friday by denying that well known fact.
As if General Dahl's distortions of the facts of the case were not enough, Terrence Russell of the Joint Personnel Recovery Agency, who debriefed Bergdahl on his return to the United States, testified that “His [Bergdahl's] conditions in captivity were as horrible as you could imagine.” Mister Russell offered no evidence to substantiate this claim, nor for his transparently emotive assertion that "Anyone who treated a dog the way Sergeant Bergdahl was treated would be thrown in jail for pet abuse.”
Mister Russell was not cross examined.
Whether or not Lt. Col Visger is complicit in this obvious attempt to whitewash a known and self-admitted deserter is yet to be seen. But a more important question is why. Why has the Bergdahl investigation been hidden from public view, and why has the investigation dragged on for over a year? Why does this whole affair smell like Benghazi?
A clue to the answer might be found in the fact that Bowe Bergdahl is a Muslim. His father is a Muslim who, when he visited the White House, conversed in Arabic with our Muslim-in Chief on national television.
President Obama, enjoined by his Muslim faith to practice Ummah to all his fellow Muslims, has decreed that Muslim Bowe Bergdahl will walk free for deserting his responsibility to the Army of the United States in order to fulfill his responsibility to the Taliban Army of Islam.
We will never know how many other than the six brave warriors listed and pictured above lost their lives because of the information Bowe Bergdahl freely gave to his Taliban "captors." But we know beyond a doubt that Bowe Bergdahl is a traitor to the oath he took to defend and support the Constitution of the United States.
But then so is his Commander-in-Chief.