Skip to comments.MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Deeply Skeptical Of Taliban Prisoner Swap
Posted on 06/02/2014 5:31:30 PM PDT by servo1969
MSBNC host Chris Matthews became the first on his network to express the slightest bit of skepticism over the Obama administrations deal to trade Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five high-ranking Taliban officials from Guantanamo Bay, with Matthews repeatedly questioning the wisdom of trading an AWOL and possibly treasonous soldier for terrorist mass murderers.
Matthews opened his program Monday with a deeply suspicious look into Bergdahls statements and actions before he went inexplicably missing from his post in the summer of 2009.
In particular, the MSNBC host highlighted portions of a piece by late Rolling Stone reporter Michael Hastings, which revealed that Bergdahl repeatedly disparaged the U.S. military, said he was ashamed to be an American and talked of simply walk[ing] off into the mountains of Pakistan.
He also singled out as cryptic a statement by Bergdahls father claiming he was proud of how much you wanted to help the Afghan people, and what [Bergdahl] was willing to do to go to that length.
Do you have any idea what he meant there? Matthews asked The Daily Beasts Kim Dozier. Did he mean sort of leaving his post, leaving his rifle and uniform behind, heading off in the direction of Pakistan, being picked up by the Taliban? What did he mean helping the Afghan people and that process? I dont quite get that.
Is that the Afghan people they mean? Matthews continued, questioning whether Bergdahl was in fact moving to join or work with the Taliban when he was captured.
Dozier let that question hang, but spoke forcefully for the prisoner swap. In terms of why you rescue him, he was a U.S. soldier in uniform
No he wasnt in uniform, he left the uniform behind, Matthews interrupted.
He was a serving U.S. soldier Dozier tried again.
But he left his post and he said this is what I dont understand, Matthews continued. Was he AWOL? And if not, why not? Why didnt they declare him AWOL?
Matthews also expressed profound skepticism over the idea that this trade might be a prelude to a peace deal with the Taliban, after Dozier said this could possibly kick off reconciliation talks with the Taliban.
I just wonder what that could possibly women have to now be covered up, their faces have to be covered up, no more movies over there, they blow up buddhas again, he said, wondering what would happen if the Taliban gets power. Are we going back to crazy Taliban behavior? . . . What kind of deal are we striking with these people?
Liberal columnist and Marine Corps veteran Goldie Taylor was also grilled by Matthews. Does this make sense? he asked.
I think it makes sense to me, because you know, in my mind, as a former Marine, we leave no man behind. We dont qualify that
But didnt he leave his unit behind? Matthews countered. He left his uniform behind, he left his rifle behind and he told people if he didnt like the mission he was headed to Pakistan. What was he doing?
Jeez, the tingle is gone???
Broken clock, blind pig . . . . .
Chrissy will just pop another shot of jack and a viagra and the tingle will return in no time...
What if he would have been gay, Chris? Would that have changed your mind?
Looks like Barry is starting to scare even the useful idiots.
Bad day for Chris. Even the DUmmies, by the way, are disappointed at how this happy story turned out.
I guess you haven’t seen the ballet photos...
Cue B.B. King...
Wow! He’s been de-tingled! Lordamighty!
This will be the ONE and ONLY time where Chrissy Matthews shows the least bit of common sense..trust me it wont happen again
If Obama has lost Chris Mathews...................OMG........................
You don’t need a weatherman to tell which way the wind blows.Just Chris Matthews.
Now Jay Carney can say “It’s already been dealt with in the media, so we can move on from this old topic”
is Jay looking for another hug ?
I don’t give a rip what that creep says or thinks.
He’s only asking “questions,” not condemning his hero, the Marxist.
ANGRY PARENTS COMPARE BERGDAHL COVERUP TO BENGHAZI
no, but he sure would enjoy another blown kiss, with a hint of wetness
HE FOUND HIS MEDS! GLORY HALLELUJAH!
Praise the Lord and pass the Prozac.
BB King is singing “The Thrill is Gone” and so is the “Tingle”.
Vincent Price is out looking for the “Tingler”
MSNBC is in trouble when it’s leading jerk gains a moment of sanity and actually says something that is relevant.
Next, Al Sharpton on marrying sheep in Afghanistan.
Only one reason Chris would take this stance. He was told to do so. Strange