Hoft, and others, are reporting that Bergdahl will be charged with desertion. He deserted not once, but twice and sought to aid the enemy. Obama, you recall, brought him back in exchange for the release of five terrorist leaders. What a deal.
Meanwhile, again via Gateway Pundit, and Stars and Stripes, we hear that one thousand paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg are headed back to Iraq:
Now, more than three years after the U.S. military presence in Iraq was thought over, about a quarter of the Panther Brigade will return with a new mission to help train Iraqi forces to fight the Islamic State.
Trainers. We know what that means. It also means that there will Special Forces going back in. Of course, we won't, and shouldn't, hear about that. Stars and Stripes spoke with the brigade commander, who offered this bit of wisdom:
"It's a sophisticated enemy," Buzzard said. "There's limits to what air power can do.
"I think it's been very effective so far targeting leadership and headquarters, but it will require a ground force to control the terrain," he said. "The Iraqis have that ground force."
They have been doing so well at that lately. I don't mind being lied to as much as I take offense at the implication that I am that stupid.