Bergdahl's Ex-Platoon Mate: 'He Should Be Prosecuted to the Fullest'
Former members of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s platoon sounded off tonight on Bergdahl’s charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.
Cody Full recalled how President Barack Obama held a Rose Garden ceremony when the administration swapped Bergdahl for five Guantanamo Bay detainees. Full said it would have been great if administration officials issued a statement that said they got Bergdahl back and that they would seek justice.
“Instead, they parade his parents out in a Rose Garden ceremony, and you have cabinet members come out and say he served with honor and distinction, basically calling him a hero, when they knew that wasn’t true, and the facts have been the same for five years, but yet you have soldiers that are missing limbs or paid the ultimate price over there, and they don’t get a Rose Garden ceremony. They served honorably, all they get is [a letter] three or four months later,” Full said.
Josh Cornelison said that he wants Bergdahl prosecuted to the fullest extent. If that means life in prison, Cornelison said that “needs to happen.”
Cornelison said that it would be disgraceful if Bergdahl was honorably discharged at the end of this case.
“I think it’s more than a slap in the face, I think it’s an absolute spit in the face of every single service member,” he said.
Evan Buetow told Megyn Kelly he doesn’t want Bergdahl to take a plea deal. Instead, Buetow said he wants Bergdahl to go to trial so that he can hear why he deserted.