U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will be returning to active duty after weeks of recovery in a U.S. military hospital.
Unidentified sources with the U.S. Military told NBC News today that Sgt. Bergdahl will likely be assigned a desk job at Fort Sam Houston, which is located in Texas.
The U.S. Military is conducting an investigation into Bergdahl's 2009 disappearance from an outpost in Afghanistan, which resulted in him being taken prisoner by the Taliban for five years.
President Obama authorized a trade of five Taliban prisoners, who were held without trial in the Guantanamo Bay prison for years, to get Sgt. Bergdahl home.
While most Americans were pleased that Sgt. Bergdahl was released, many conservatives have demonized him as a traitor whom President Obama should not have traded prisoners for.
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The Family Research Council's Jerry Boykin, a former Lieutenant General in the U.S. Army and self-declared Christian, recently told the The Daily Caller that he couldn't figure out why Sgt. Bergdahl had not been executed by U.S. forces as U.S. citizen Anwar al-Awlaki had been, noted RightWingWatch.org (video below).
Boykin claimed that Sgt. Bergdahl had been found guilty of desertion, but in reality Sgt. Bergdahl has not been charged with violating any Articles of the Uniformed Code of Military Justice.
Boykin called the trade for Sgt. Bergdahl "phony," and then claimed the U.S. military probably knew where Sgt. Bergdahl was being held for the past five years.
"If we knew where he was, why didn't we just go rescue him?" asked Boykin.
"Al-Awlaki was an American citizen," Boykin said. "He was assassinated by the Obama administration because he was a traitor, he had turned on America. I'm glad he's dead. I have no issue with that. But what's the different between al-Awlaki and Bowe Bergdahl?"
Boykin created an elaborate conspiracy in which the the swap for Sgt. Bergdahl "was all about closing Guantanamo and they had to have the sequence of events unfold the way they did so they could release these five people out of Guantanamo."