War Hero, Traitor, Whatevs

Jake Tapper interviewed Bowe Bergdahl’s former team leader, SGT Evan Buetow:

“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 allegations are starting to pile up, and even to stick. Why were we in such a hurry to bring this guy home — unless it was to put him up on charges?

More on this later this morning, just as soon as the first of this week’s Trifecta segments goes up.

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