Sunday, September 20, 2015
General Concludes that Bergdahl just went Galt and Should not be Jailed.
hard core Obama fans such as myself must be pleased that an investigating General has concluded that Bowie Bergdahl (the US prisoner of the Taliban for whom Obama exchanged 5 Guantanamo prisoners) should not be jailed. However, some heads might explode when we read more about Bergdahl's other than legal problems. "General Dahl testified that Sergeant Bergdahl had grossly unrealistic and idealistic expectations of others, and even identified with John Galt, the hero in Ayn Rand’s novel “Atlas Shrugged.”" Now I stress that, under the 14th amendment, US citizen Randroids have full rights and immunities, including the 9th amendment right to be a very high priority if they are taken prisoner by Islamic terrorists. Sergeant Bergdahl's political views are completely irrelevant to the question of whether his freedom was worth the cost of the exchange. But my as yet un-exploded head is spinning.