On Saturday, the White House hosted a Rose Garden event to celebrate Berdahl's release, which President Obama attended. On Sunday, Susan Rice told ABC that Bergdahl served the U.S. "with honor and distinction." His fellow soldiers, however, said he deliberately left base before his abduction and often complained bitterly about the U.S. mission in Afghanistan. They also noted that some U.S. soldiers were killed in the hunt for Bergdahl. Following those mounting criticisms, Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, suggested that the Army may pursue a desertion investigation into Bergdahl, which Army Secretary John McHugh confirmed on Tuesday. "As Chairman Dempsey indicated, the Army will ... review this in a comprehensive, coordinated effort that will include speaking with Sgt. Bergdahl to better learn from him the circumstances of his disappearance and captivity," said McHugh.Barack Obama didn't know that Bergdahl had deserted?
Or, was that the reason for Obama to host his parents in the Rose Garden?