I admit that I have mixed feelings about Bergdahl, who allegedly deserted his post during his tour in Afghanistan.
On one hand, I understand how his fellow soldiers felt. They relied on him to keep himself in check. On the other hand, we are all unique from one another, and all share disabilities or handicaps of some sort.
If it weren’t for the fact that I witness the after-affects of war on our veteran solders on a regular basis, being a veteran myself, I might agree with Mr. Willmschen. However, each and every veteran who has gone overseas to face actual battle comes home broken, whether physically or mentally or even both.
Perhaps one of these days our government will start utilizing the multitudes of thousands of killers and serial killers who sit in our prisons and eat up taxpayers dollars and use them for wartime events. They were born to kill and they love it. Why send our church-going, God-fearing Christians who become broken when faced with war?
We need to create an elite force just for those prisoners who were meant for killing and for war. They can repay their debt to society this way, and perhaps earn a lifestyle that has fewer restrictions than being in prison. They, too, need to earn their keep.