As Twitchy reported earlier this week, CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill argued that accused deserter Bowe Bergdahl perhaps ought not be disciplined by the United States military at all, and his time in the captivity of the Taliban considered time served — never mind that Bergdahl allegedly left his post to seek out refuge with the Taliban.
Now, a soldier writes in the Daily Beast that Bergdahl was punished enough by his captors. “Ironically,” writes James Gillcrist, “the only reason Bergdahl was ever in the situation he found himself in — in that terrifying outpost in the middle of Afghanistan — was because of the institutional hubris of the military that led to the catastrophic and catastrophically long wars in both Afghanistan and Iraq. This institutional hubris not only blinded the strategic decision-makers in these wars, but it blinded the policy makers.”
So, argues Gillcrist, any greater punishment on the part of the United States would be an injustice.