By: Susan Bea Good
Army Sargent Bowe Bergdahl went from receiving a declaration from our Secretary of Defense that he served the US with “Honor and Distinction,” to charges of desertion and possible “Misbehavior Before the Enemy.” The last charge being punishable with a life sentence.
Early reports suggest that this soldier intentionally contacted the Taliban unit which then held him captive for five years. What has yet to be revealed is whether this foolish young soldier gave comfort or aid to the enemy, as a traitor to the US.
Following up on the unauthorized exchange of five Gitmo prisoners for a deserter, President Obama presented the Bergdahl parents in a lovely Rose Garden moment, which included an opportunity for dad to share Islamic niceties in the Pashto language…”in the name of Allah, the most gracious and most compassionate.”
The circumstances of Bowe Bergdahl’s release seemed to indicate more than a captured US soldier being traded for enemy prisoners. Reports suggest that Bergdahl was delivered with last words indicating that he should “Not Return”…sounding like an end to a cooperative traitorous relationship.
The Bergdahl trade was a bad one for the US. The enemy received five of their best, and we got back one of our worst.
“When the wicked rise, people hide themselves, but when they perish, the righteous increase.” (Proverbs 28:28/ESV)
The purpose of this blog is to encourage Christ-followers to see God’s Big Picture and be a part of it. Adonai Eloheinu!