Court-martialing Bergdahl would ‘make the president look bad’

You must ask yourself why three and half months have gone by and the Obama Administration has failed to make a determination on Bowe Bergdahl — is he a deserter or a POW?

But as Americans have come to know, transparency is NOT a hallmark of this administration.

Bergdahl presents an awkward situation for the president. He negotiated with terrorists (he says he didn’t, but he did) and traded five Islamic bad guys at Gitmo for Bergdahl.

The president held a White House ceremony with Bergdahl’s parents and tried to make this all out as a feather in the president’s cap. But it backfired when Bergdahl’s comrades in arms said Bergdahl was not a POW but a deserter. Furthermore, they said, he gave information to the enemy that cost other soldiers their lives.

In addition, the “prisoner swap” was illegal. The president did the deal without telling anyone in Congress, as required by law. Nearly two dozen House Democrats joined with Republicans to blast the president for making “Americans less safe.”

And brothers and sisters, now that the ISIS terrorists have ratcheted up the war, you can make a good case that the Bergdahl deal did make us less safe.

But I digress. Here it is three and half months later and we still don’t know what the Administration is going to rule on Bergdahl — a POW as the president desperately wants him to be, or a cowardly deserter as his fellow soldiers say he was.

Here’s a pretty good rundown on the Bergdahl “problem.” President Obama should take a page out of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s playbook and hold a press conference to say that he got the Bergdahl swap wrong, but now he’s going to make it right — prosecute Bergdahl as a deserter.

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