Ex-Gen. McChrystal: Stop Attacking Bergdahl ‘Until We Know the Facts’

Retired General Stanley McChrystal weighed in on the Bowe Bergdahl controversy with Yahoo News, and urged caution for anyone jumping to conclusions about Bergdahl’s character based on allegations that he’s a deserter. McChrystal also made it clear that no matter what the case, “We don’t leave Americans behind. That’s unequivocal.”

McChrystal largely glossed over all the arguing about whether the U.S. got Bergdahl home the right way, affirming that there is an inherent responsibility we have for our men and women in uniform. When asked about the “deserter” question, McChrystal hesitated and urged caution for anyone drawing conclusions about his character.

He said, “We’re going to have to wait and talk to Sgt. Bergdahl now and get his side of the story. One of the great things about America is we should not judge until we know the facts. And after we know the facts, then we should make a mature judgment on how we should handle it.”

Watch the video below, via Yahoo News:

[h/t TPM]
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