From the moment Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban, he became eligible for benefits available to troops held in captivity. Combined with his basic and deployment pay, the Army Times says the dishonorably discharged former sergeant who plead guilty to “desertion and misbehavior before the enemy” may be entitled to more than $300,000.
The final decision on what Bergdahl is owed rests with General Robert Abrams, the convening authority in the case. If Bergdahl is paid anything, here’s a suggestion: deduct his monetary award from Obama’s presidential pension.
Obama is the genius that brokered the deal to exchange Bergdahl for five Taliban prisoners and some reports say an undisclosed amount of cash.
Not only did Obama overpay and illegally go around Congress, but taxpayers could be saddled with paying Bergdahl’s back wages – despite the fact he plead guilty to the two charges mentioned above.
Apparently treachery paid better in Obama’s administration than it did during the time of Judas Iscariot and Benedict Arnold.
Source: Army Times
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