Bowe Bergdahl said it’s ‘insulting’ that he’s being portrayed as a traitor, in his first filmed interview since being released by the Taliban in a 2014 prisoner exchange.
The interview, filmed by British filmmaker Sean Langan last year, was aired by ABC News on Monday, as the Army sergeant is set to plead guilty to desertion charges in military court.
The 31-year-old Idaho native offered no explanation for why he abandoned his Afghanistan outpost in 2009. But he says the narrative that he deserted his company to join the Taliban is false.
‘You know, it’s just insulting frankly,’ Bergdahl said. ‘It’s very insulting, the idea that they would think I did that.’