Thursday, March 26, 2015

Leniency for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl should be punished with understanding and sympathy.  More importantly, his punishment must underline the consequences that resulted from his action.

War is an abnormal time that elicits abnormal psychology in people.  We all break under pressure. We all have doubts in our beliefs.

Sometimes people need to punish themselves, and 5 years in the care of the Taliban will not be equaled by any time in Fort Leavenworth.

If we want to turn him into a jihadi then we will treat him harshly.
Instead, Sergeant Berdahl should be charged with writing a book about the brave soldiers that died on the many rescue missions looking for him. He should talk to all the family members, he should interview the people special in the lives of those people, and he should promote that book and share the proceeds with those families.