This would be the just and proper thing to do, but it seems unlikely that it will happen: such an investigation would embarrass the Obama Administration even more than it has already been embarrassed by this incident, and the mainstream media will do all it can to make sure that such embarrassment is kept to an absolute minimum. And Boehner will just bust out crying and give Obama whatever he wants.
“Army to investigate desertion claims against Bergdahl: Gen. Martin Dempsey,” by David Sherfinski, The Washington Times, June 3, 2014:
Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Tuesday the Army may still pursue an investigation into the conduct of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was recently freed after nearly five years of being held captive in Afghanistan.
Gen. Dempsey told The Associated Press that U.S. military leaders “have been accused of looking away from misconduct” but said “it’s premature” to assume they would do so in Sgt. Bergdahl’s case.
Sgt. Bergdahl was recently freed from nearly five years of being held in captivity by the Taliban in Afghanistan in exchange for the transfer of five former Guantanamo Bay prison detainees to Qatar.
Some of Sgt. Bergdahl’s fellow soldiers have in recent days said he essentially abandoned his post in 2009 when he was taken captive by the Taliban. The Washington Times also reported Monday that the Pentagon on multiple occasions knew where Sgt. Bergdahl was being held but commanders scrapped rescue missions because they were unwilling to risk casualties for a man they believed to be a “deserter,” according to sources familiar with the plan.
In defending the administration’s actions Tuesday, President Obama said the top priority right now is to care for Sgt. Bergdahl.
“With respect to the circumstances of Sgt. Bergdahl’s capture by the Taliban, we obviously have not been interrogating Sgt. Bergdahl,” Mr. Obama said. “He has been recovering from five years of captivity with the Taliban. He’s having to undergo a whole battery of tests and he is going to have to undergo a significant transition back into life. He has not even met with his family yet, which indicates I think the degree to which we take this transition process seriously.”…