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Susan Rice: Bergdahl Served With 'Honor and Distinction'
weeklystandard.com ^ | JUN 2, 2014 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 06/02/2014 7:10:43 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda

Susan Rice: Bergdahl Served With 'Honor and Distinction'

BY DANIEL HALPER

President Obama's national security adviser, Susan Rice, said on ABC that Bowe Bergdahl "served the United States with honor and distinction."

Certainly anybody who's been held in those conditions, in captivity for five years, has paid an extraordinary price. But that is really not the point. The point is that he's back,” Rice told ABC host George Stephanopoulos when asked whether Bergdahl was a deserter and whether he'd face punishment.

“He is going to be safely reunited with his family. He served the United States with honor and distinction. And we’ll have the opportunity eventually to learn what has transpired in the past years, but what's most important now is his health and well being, that he have the opportunity to recover in peace and security and be reunited with his family. Which is why this is such a joyous day.”

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KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bergdahl; bobbergdahl; bowebergdahl; gitmo; susanrice; treason
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Well there she goes again, lying for The One.
1 posted on 06/02/2014 7:10:43 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

All indications are that Bergdahl is a deserter and purposefully walked away from his post into the hands of the enemy.


2 posted on 06/02/2014 7:12:18 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Oh good grief.


3 posted on 06/02/2014 7:12:28 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Yeah, for the Taliban.


4 posted on 06/02/2014 7:13:24 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Preposterous.
But then, she’s used to handing out whoppers.


5 posted on 06/02/2014 7:13:41 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: All

We Lost Soldiers in the Hunt for Bergdahl, a Guy Who Walked Off in the Dead of Night

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/06/02/we-lost-soldiers-in-the-hunt-for-bergdahl-a-guy-who-walked-off-in-the-dead-of-night.html


6 posted on 06/02/2014 7:13:46 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

This is the same one telling up Snowden is a traitor.


7 posted on 06/02/2014 7:14:00 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

‘Bergdahl Served With ‘Honor and Distinction’


Yeah, and Benghazi was all about some cheaply made youtube video.


8 posted on 06/02/2014 7:14:16 AM PDT by boycott
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

How does this crazy b-word know anything about anything she pontificates about?


9 posted on 06/02/2014 7:16:47 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Certainly anybody who's been held in those conditions, in captivity for five years, has paid an extraordinary price. But that is really not the point. The point is that he's back,” Rice told ABC host George Stephanopoulos

That is A point. A point, not THE point (to the exclusion of all other points. It doesn't look like this one is going to yield to the usual spin.

10 posted on 06/02/2014 7:18:29 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
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11 posted on 06/02/2014 7:19:36 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Yep, he wanted to join the Taliban, he knew damn well what he was doing and where he was going. This whole thing is a ruse and what we got here is the possibility that a sitting US President is guilty of high treason. Actually twice if you consider how he assisted Al-Qaeda in killing 4 Americans including a US Ambassador. I just cannot believe what this guy gets away with, I really can’t. The press explodes into a fury when Watergate happed, we didn’t hear the end of it for the next 20 years, but THIS is OK with them? High treason is perfectly OK? Helping the enemy while we are at war is OK with them? Absolutely unreal.


12 posted on 06/02/2014 7:20:11 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: shalom aleichem

she’s the one who regurgitates her bosses lies and doesn’t have the honor to resign when she was set up by her boss to lie to the whole world.


13 posted on 06/02/2014 7:21:00 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

The ‘Rat leadership has no idea what the word honor means.


14 posted on 06/02/2014 7:22:15 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: morphing libertarian

Jane Fonda, John effin Vietnam Kerry, wannabe! Prosecute this fool!


15 posted on 06/02/2014 7:24:09 AM PDT by DocJhn
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
The press explodes into a fury when Watergate happed, we didn’t hear the end of it for the next 20 years, but THIS is OK with them? High treason is perfectly OK? Helping the enemy while we are at war is OK with them? Absolutely unreal.

The news press is a committed enemy of America.

16 posted on 06/02/2014 7:24:35 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
President Obama's national security adviser, Susan Rice, said on ABC that Bowe Bergdahl "served the United States with honor and distinction."

"Kids say the darned things" - Art Linkletter

17 posted on 06/02/2014 7:24:46 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

He’s directly responsible for the deaths of 5 soldiers who went out looking for him. Susie should be asked how relieved their families feel about his release.


18 posted on 06/02/2014 7:24:50 AM PDT by AU72
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
From a U.S. soldier who was on the scene when Bergdahl 'disappeared' ...

"We were at OP Mest, Paktika Province, Afghanistan. It was a small outpost where B Co 1-501st INF (Airbone) ran operations out of, just an Infantry platoon and ANA counterparts there. The place was an Afghan graveyard.

Bergdahl had been acting a little strange, telling people he wanted to ’walk the earth’le journal talking about how he was meant for better things. No one thought anything about it. He was a little ’out there.’ Next morning he’s gone. We search everywhere, and can’t find him. He left his weapon, his kit, and other sensitive items. He only took some water, a compass and a knife.

We find some Afghan kids shortly after who saw an American walking north asking about where the Taliban are. We get hits on our voice intercepter that Taliban has him, and we were close. We come to realize that the kid deserted his post, snuck out of camp and sought out Taliban … to join them. We were in a defensive position at OP Mest, where your focus is to keep people out. He knew where the blind spots were to slip out and that’s what he did. It was supposed to be a 4-day mission but turned into several months of active searching. Everyone was spun up to find this guy.

News outlets all over the country were putting out false information. It was hard to see, especially when we knew the truth about what happened and we lost good men trying to find him. PFC Matthew Michael Martinek, Staff Sgt. Kurt Robert Curtiss, SSG Clayton Bowen, PFC Morris Walker, SSG Michael Murphrey, 2LT Darryn Andrews, were all KIA from our unit who died looking for Bergdahl. Many others from various units were wounded or killed while actively looking for Bergdahl. Fighting Increased. IEDs and enemy ambushes increased. The Taliban knew that we were looking for him in high numbers and our movements were predictable.

Because of Bergdahl, more men were out in danger, and more attacks on friendly camps and positions were conducted while we were out looking for him. His actions impacted the region more than anyone wants to admit. There is also no way to know what he told the Taliban: Our movements, locations, tactics, weak points on vehicles and other things for the enemy to exploit are just a few possibilities.

The Government knows full well that he deserted. It looks bad and is a good propaganda piece for the Taliban. They refuse to acknowledge it. Hell they even promoted him to Sergeant which makes me sick. I feel for his family who only want their son/brother back. They don’t know the truth, or refuse to acknowledge it as well. What he did affected his family and his whole town back home, who don’t know the truth.

Either way what matters is that good men died because of him. He has been lying on all those Taliban videos about everything since his ’capture.’ If he ever returns, he should be tried under the UCMJ for being a deserter and judged for what he did. Bergdahl is not a hero, he is not a soldier or an Infantryman. He failed his brothers. Now, sons and daughters are growing up without their fathers who died for him and he will have to face that truth someday."

Susan Rice: Bergdahl Served With 'Honor and Distinction'

19 posted on 06/02/2014 7:24:56 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Maybe its just saturation on the part of the public, but the Obama Administration has totally lost the ability to tell a believable lie.

They thought this prisoner release would be good politics and give them a much needed win after all the bad scandal news. Instead, they just threw another scandal on the pyre and are now trying to douse it with a fresh stream of lies.

But it's not working. Even the media doesn't have the energy to help them out on this losing case.

20 posted on 06/02/2014 7:26:02 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Deja Vu - that strange feeling you’ve been somewhere, done something before.


21 posted on 06/02/2014 7:26:13 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Ah, the video lady speaks


22 posted on 06/02/2014 7:27:04 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi or Atty General Holder, who brought more guns to Mexico?)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Shut up, affirmative-action liar!


23 posted on 06/02/2014 7:27:06 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

There was no good excuse for this guy deserting his friends in a combat zone. A defensive position for a unit is planned to utilize EVERY weapon in the unit. When Begdahl took off, he left a hole in the defense of his unit. He intentionally left the other Soldiers in his unit open to being slaughtered. If the enemy had attacked and found a weakness where Bergdahl was supposed to be, we’d all be upset about the slaughter of 40 American Soldiers. Bergdahl didn’t care about that. He decided he was more important. That kind of behavior in American Soldiers needs to be corrected. The law is clear on the correction applied to Soldiers who desert in a combat zone.


24 posted on 06/02/2014 7:27:18 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

there ya go

WH investigation completed and “the facts” are in

Members of the press, please pick up a fact sheet on your way out of the briefing room

Ms Rice will be available to discuss these talking points on Sunday news talk shows immediately (but not FAUX news of course)

sarc


25 posted on 06/02/2014 7:30:00 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Mission accomplished. This story got the VA scandal off the front page. That was the purpose.
26 posted on 06/02/2014 7:32:26 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Baseball has their “designated hitter”.

The Obama regime has their “designated liar”.


27 posted on 06/02/2014 7:34:31 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I wonder where Little Susie got this “information” from? A YouTube video?


28 posted on 06/02/2014 7:35:21 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Spoken by an administration of American and military haters. This guy was/is a traitor, and GIs were killed trying to rescue the bastard.


29 posted on 06/02/2014 7:36:32 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

What in the world does this spawn of Chicago corruption know about “honor”? That’s like expecting a pig to know calculus.


30 posted on 06/02/2014 7:37:22 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

LIAR,LIAR, LIARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR !!!!!
These demoncrats have no souls...


31 posted on 06/02/2014 7:38:58 AM PDT by chatham
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Susan is off her meds again. Maybe he was the victim of a bad video, Susan!


32 posted on 06/02/2014 7:40:34 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: BenLurkin
The ‘Rat leadership has no idea what the word honor means.

Extreme doubt obtains in *my* mind that they are even capable of spelling that word, let alone are possessed of the merest iota of the quality...

the infowarrior

33 posted on 06/02/2014 7:40:53 AM PDT by infowarrior
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To: dead
Maybe its just saturation on the part of the public, but the Obama Administration has totally lost the ability to tell a believable lie.

They thought this prisoner release would be good politics and give them a much needed win after all the bad scandal news. Instead, they just threw another scandal on the pyre and are now trying to douse it with a fresh stream of lies.

But it's not working. Even the media doesn't have the energy to help them out on this losing case.

__________________________________________

It is just unbelievable that they could get away with this. Just when you thing it couldn't get any worse.....

34 posted on 06/02/2014 7:41:41 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: dead
But it's not working. Even the media doesn't have the energy to help them out on this losing case.

I am getting the same feeling. Heard a Congress critter calling for hearings pdq.

35 posted on 06/02/2014 7:41:53 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

It will be interesting if Bergdahl tells us about his jihad on TV.


36 posted on 06/02/2014 7:42:46 AM PDT by woofie
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
She's always the useful less idiot
37 posted on 06/02/2014 7:44:03 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

So did Benedict Arnold, before he deserted and went over to the other side.


38 posted on 06/02/2014 7:44:15 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (The Stone Age didn’t end because we ran out of stones)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Susan Rice is another example of the King Obama’s communists terrorists empire. I have to add terrorists because most patriots are now feeling very strong that America is threatened worst that if had a radical Islamic attack.
39 posted on 06/02/2014 7:45:06 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Bergdahl IS a hero when we judge him by Suzie’s standards.


40 posted on 06/02/2014 7:47:49 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Logical me

swift-boat time?


41 posted on 06/02/2014 7:48:17 AM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Susan Rice was surely serving with distinction when she was throwing bricks at ROTC offices in ‘69.


42 posted on 06/02/2014 7:48:34 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Susan might get her opportunity to “serve” with honor and distinction when she gets put in jail for her crimes against this nation. She feeds odumbo with a lot of this crap he pulls.


43 posted on 06/02/2014 7:50:28 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
News outlets all over the country were putting out false information. It was hard to see, especially when we knew the truth about what happened and we lost good men trying to find him. PFC Matthew Michael Martinek, Staff Sgt. Kurt Robert Curtiss, SSG Clayton Bowen, PFC Morris Walker, SSG Michael Murphrey, 2LT Darryn Andrews, were all KIA from our unit who died looking for Bergdahl. Many others from various units were wounded or killed while actively looking for Bergdahl.
44 posted on 06/02/2014 7:52:37 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: baddog 219

Hang on! Can you explain this pix? He wore a muzzie beard in uniform?


45 posted on 06/02/2014 7:53:01 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

It’s time to Swiftboat Obama.


46 posted on 06/02/2014 7:53:14 AM PDT by cblue55 ("Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants,")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

The media should be tarred and featred, literally, if they continue to support and propagandize for these hooligans.

Susan Rice has already been proven to be a liar.


47 posted on 06/02/2014 7:55:39 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
>". I just cannot believe what this guy gets away with,"

It's not like he outed Valerie Plame Super Spy. Oh wait Jay "jail cell with Scooter is waiting" did just that!

48 posted on 06/02/2014 7:55:40 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: DocJhn

I think Fonda just spoke at the graduation at UCLA.
It’s their guest traitor program.


49 posted on 06/02/2014 8:00:34 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: Lazamataz

And WHEN you add in the mysterious death of Michael Hastings, the Rolling Stone reporter who wrote an article revealing how Bergdahl’s fellow soldiers felt about his “capture”, what is so “unreal” gets REAL real—and damn scary!


50 posted on 06/02/2014 8:01:38 AM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement!)
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