The O'Reilly Factor had an update on Bowe Bergdahl last night (January 16). I can't find the video, but below is an excerpt from the website:
Bowe Bergdahl UpdateI'm not surprised that the White House has taken over the decisions about Sgt. Bergdahl. So many questions are unanswered, one being why Mr. Obama released 5 GITMO prisoners in exchange for Sgt. Bergdahl. Just a few days ago, we learned that Mr. Obama has released 5 more GITMO prisoners. Guess "5" is the lucky number for Islamic terrorists these days. I'm sure this is all in preparation for his keeping the promise to close the prison.
It's been six months since President Obama exchanged five terrorists for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Military analysts Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer and Col. David Hunt reported on the Army's long-awaited report on the Bergdahl situation. "This is not a Pentagon or Army issue at this point," Shaffer lamented. "I have talked to sources who say the decision is now being controlled by the White House, and there is pressure to go easy on Bergdahl because President Obama embraced the family when he returned. It's all political at this point." Hunt objected to the apparent politicization of the case. "This is an injustice to the American people and to the soldiers. There is a discipline and leadership issue at the core of Bergdahl's desertion and the guys who died trying to find him." The Factor vowed to vigorously pursue the story: "We will call General Martin Dempsey and ask him to come on or issue a statement. If he doesn't do that, then I'm going to lay this right at his doorstep. We'll have that report on Monday."
I continue to follow this story because of how sorry I felt for Sgt. Bergdahl at the time of his "capture" and how disheartened I feel that he most probably is a deserter.
It will be interesting if Bill O'Reilly actually gets a response from General Dempsey over the weekend and what O'Reilly's report will include on Monday's show.
UPDATE 1/26/15: Video from The O'Reilly Factor (January 16, 2015)
UPDATE 1/26/15: Video from The O'Reilly Factor (January 26, 2015)