Soldier Says Bergdahl Sought Meeting with Taliban After He Deserted His Post
"There's a lot more to this story than a soldier walking away."
(CNN) - Former Army Sgt. Evan Buetow was the team leader with Bowe Bergdahlthe night Bergdahl disappeared.
"Bergdahl is a deserter, and he's not a hero," says Buetow. "He needs to answer for what he did."
Within days of his disappearance, says Buetow, teams monitoring radio chatter and cell phone communications intercepted an alarming message: The American is in Yahya Khel (a village two miles away). He's looking for someone who speaks English so he can talk to the Taliban.
"I heard it straight from the interpreter's lips as he heard it over the radio," said Buetow. "There's a lot more to this story than a soldier walking away."
The Army will review the case of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl "in a comprehensive, coordinated effort," Secretary of the Army John McHugh said Tuesday.
Did the White House do any level of review before deciding to hand over five hardcore Taliban commanders for this guy? Before it broke laws and set a terrible precendent, and freed terrorists, to get him?