It’s pretty clear he did, and it is the point because several American soldiers were killed looking for him and we just released five of the worst terrorists in Gitmo in exchange for him.
Via The Hill:
Top Obama administration officials on Sunday avoided question about whether Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was released by the Taliban in exchange for five detainees on Saturday, deserted the Army.
ABC News “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos asked National Security Adviser Rice whether such allegations would be “investigated.”
“If it is found that he did, will he be disciplined or has he already paid the price?” he asked.
“Certainly, anybody who has been held in those conditions in captivity for five years has paid an extraordinary price, but that is really not the point,” Rice said. “The point is he’s back. He’s going to be safely reunited with his family. He served the United States with honor and distinction.”
“We’ll have the opportunity to learn eventually what happened in the past years,” she added. “But what’s most important now is his health and well-being and that he have the opportunity to recover in peace and security and be reunited with his family which is why this is such a joyous day.”
Some critics have charged that Bergdahl, a 28-year-old Idaho native, walked away from his base in eastern Afghanistan.