Even the Army couldn’t let this go any longer. Bowe was traded last May. The Army already had the goods on him. All they really needed to do was to interview Bergdahl. That interview took a few months at best. Then a few months more to connect up all the dots. Then about 6 months stalling before coming out today with charges against this possible deserter. In the meantime, Obama continues to be a fool. Five Taliban returned to fight us again. One stupid and confused young man now on trial for desertion. Why did Obama have to make it a celebration? It was a political move that served two purposes. The country was up in arms about the rise of ISIL/ISIL so “bringing home a brave soldier” was a way to look like he cared. Also, it served the greater goal of emptying Guantanamo. His error was his zeal to toot his horn with Bowe’s weird parents in the Rose Garden. A pat on the back, self-administered on the news. “Look at me, look at me, I love the military!!!”
I believe pressure was brought to bear by Hagel to keep this under investigation for as long as they could. Hagel is gone and the bad news is now out.
As an aside, Susan Rice is an idiot.