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
These parents are people the Marxists are unprepared to deal with.Dems can’t attack them,and I don’t think they’re going to go away anytime soon.All the parents are in a unique position to grind Obama’s ass into the ground.
Gotcha... “The Thrill is Gone”!
and blown KISS.....
obozo is a disgusting queer. more and more people are becoming convinced of the truth of that.
does obozocare cover a “tingleostomy” ?
What about these scumbags the marxist in chief released?
These 5 were named by the Taliban as the ones they wanted out of GB.
This is like releasing Hess, Goering, Borrman, Streicher and Jodl instead of trying them at Nuremberg.
When a soldier who says he hates America mails his clothes and books to his parents and then leaves his base with nothing but a canteen of water and a flashlight, even Chris Matthews knows he is a deserter. But Obama and Susan Rice, the world’s stupidest woman, still call him “honorable” and a hero.
By Hillary or her people? This could divert attention from Benghazi and onto something that could not be linked to her.
Rice was born in Washington, D.C., to Emmett J. Rice (19192011), Cornell University economics professor and the second black governor of the Federal Reserve System; and education policy scholar Lois (née Dickson) Fitt, currently at the Brookings Institution. Her maternal grandparents were Jamaican. Her parents divorced during her youth. She is not related to former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
Rice was a three-sport athlete, student council president, and valedictorian at National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C., a private girls' day school. She played point guard in basketball and directed the offense, acquiring the nickname Spo, short for "Sportin".
The tingle done got corrected?
What will really be interesting is if another terror attack happens and any of them are involved in it. But It’ll probably be like another Clinton/Bush deal..Clinton lets Bin-Laden go umpteen times and the second Bush takes office “OH! Look at him reading a book to those school kids! It’s all Bushs fault!”
Wait.....HASTINGS wrote a piece on him???
This deal is so bad even his liberal / Marxist base can’t deal with it....
That tells you how really bad it truly is....
I think it will get much, much worse at some point one of these five sub human slugs pull off an attack ....
Bet these guys get shot within a year or two.Our troops shouldn’t take any prisoners after this.
I stand corrected. Rice isn’t stupid. She is evil.
——This is like releasing Hess, Goering, Borrman, Streicher and Jodl instead of trying them at Nuremberg.——
I told my wife almost the exact same thing verbatim tonight...
Wait.....HASTINGS wrote a piece on him???
Ping to this post. NJCT
President Obama’s national security adviser, Susan Rice, said on ABC that Bowe Bergdahl “served the United States with honor and distinction” and that “Sergeant Bergdahl wasn’t simply a hostage; he was an American prisoner of war captured on the battlefield,”
Very likely Bergdahl joined the Taliban, and his "release" for 5 top terrorists who were picked by the very same Taliban is indeed a great victory for the enemy.
It also shows either an unbelievable naivety on the part of the POTUS or something much more sinister and undeniable.