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Report: White House Accuses Soldiers Who Served with Bergdahl of 'Swift Boating'
The Weekly Standard ^ | June 4, 2014 | MARK HEMINGWAY

Posted on 06/04/2014 6:46:30 AM PDT by don-o

Appearing on the Today Show this morning, Chuck Todd reports that, in response to allegations of possible desertion by Bowe Bergdahl, White House sources are accusing the soldiers that served with him of "swift boating." Prior to the allegations made by those who served with Bergdahl, White House national security advisor Susan Rice had said Bergdahl served with "Honor and distinction." From the transcript of the Today Show:

Every [White House] aide I've talked to said they expected there to be controversy involving the decision to release five members of the taliban from gitmo, and the fact that this would then escalate that debate, which has been simmering for a good five years, which is what to do with those detainees, how do you release them, where do you release them. They did not expect this backlash on bergdahl himself. I've had a few aides describe it to me as we didn't know that they were going to swift boat Bergdahl. And that's a reference to that political fight back in 2004 over john kerry's military service, so there's some fighting words there.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bergdahl
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1 posted on 06/04/2014 6:46:30 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o
White House Accuses Soldiers Who Served with Bergdahl of 'Swift Boating'

IOW, telling the truth.

2 posted on 06/04/2014 6:47:22 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: don-o

MARK HEMINGWAY is the author. Bergdahl was supposed to be keyword.

Doh!


3 posted on 06/04/2014 6:47:43 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: TBP

“IOW, telling the truth. “

I guess it’s a viewpoint issue. I see Swiftboating as a good thing.


4 posted on 06/04/2014 6:48:28 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: don-o

“Swift Boating”

Telling the truth about Democrat faux war heroes.


5 posted on 06/04/2014 6:48:32 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: don-o

Well yeah; Swift boating is when a radical is exposed as a fraud by his former military comrades.


6 posted on 06/04/2014 6:49:06 AM PDT by thejokker
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To: don-o

Yep.....”Swift Boating” = Telling the Truth!


7 posted on 06/04/2014 6:49:14 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: don-o

Bass turds. The Obama regime’s latest “In Your Face” to America.


8 posted on 06/04/2014 6:49:17 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: don-o

So all those guys are lying? Right......! What possible reason would all those guys have to lie about one their own?


9 posted on 06/04/2014 6:49:54 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: TBP
IOW, telling the truth.

Right... Let's make sure that when the term 'swift boating' is used, it is done with a clear definition of what it actually means.

10 posted on 06/04/2014 6:50:26 AM PDT by hecticskeptic
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To: don-o

It is what it is.


11 posted on 06/04/2014 6:52:16 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: defconw

The Koch Brothers.


12 posted on 06/04/2014 6:53:41 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: demshateGod

It would be laughable, this dog whistle style of communication, if it were not somehow effective with the useful idiots.


13 posted on 06/04/2014 6:56:19 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: TBP

“IOW, telling the truth.”

Precisely. Nothing else is quite as unforgivable in modern America as speaking the truth.


14 posted on 06/04/2014 6:57:48 AM PDT by jameslalor
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To: demshateGod

Bwawwwwwwwwwwwa! Of course it’s those evil Koch Brothers! You know I was not really aware of the Koch brothers until they started living rent free in Reid’s head.


15 posted on 06/04/2014 6:58:51 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: don-o

But of course. What else have they got?


16 posted on 06/04/2014 6:58:55 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: don-o
LOL! I don't think the term "Swift boating" is going to get the traction or reaction they hope for. The domino effect of the soldiers whose lives and whose family's lives have been forever altered by Bergdahl's treason is overwhelming.

In an effort to save face from the enormous negative fallout from this latest blunder have thus far failed.

The further this administration and it's minions push, the angrier the public is getting. Any shred of credibility remaining within this administration continues to hemmorage.

Odds are, another scandal is already in the works to relieve political pressure. Or perhaps, they'll relent and allow the msm to resurrect some 'new'(withheld) details about F&F or the IRS scandal or Extortion 17, or ...take your pick.

17 posted on 06/04/2014 6:59:38 AM PDT by wtd
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To: don-o

***we didn’t know that they were going to swift boat Bergdahl***

Of course they didn’t know. This administration has shown no interest in knowing anything about our military, or any number of topics.

Even if O had been told repeatedly, he would have ignored it, because he views himself as superior in every way. This is why he “learns about” important things from watching the news on TV.


18 posted on 06/04/2014 7:01:04 AM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: defconw
So all those guys are lying? Right......! What possible reason would all those guys have to lie about one their own? Especially these days knowing the repercussions they will get from the IRS.
19 posted on 06/04/2014 7:02:45 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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20 posted on 06/04/2014 7:03:03 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: ColdOne

Exactly. I trust the guys in the unit.


21 posted on 06/04/2014 7:04:46 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: baddog 219

Good picture. Looks like the Grinch there.


22 posted on 06/04/2014 7:05:19 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: don-o

“Swift Boating”, is just an attempt to muddy the waters with a propaganda buzz word. With six dead soldiers this is way past a problematical third purple heart. I almost feel sorry for Kerry, if they go this route he is going to get splashed with bergdoll pooh up to his neck. Apples and oranges have more similariries.


23 posted on 06/04/2014 7:07:10 AM PDT by Holdem Or Foldem (Life isn't fair, so wear a cup.)
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To: don-o

“Vicious thruthing” to coin a phrase.


24 posted on 06/04/2014 7:07:13 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: don-o

Did he get a piece of rice in his ass too?


25 posted on 06/04/2014 7:07:26 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: TBP

Its not swift boating. At least not yet. That will happen when he is the Democrat Presidential nominee, bragging about his stellar military service. Long after,of course, he uses his anti-US credentials to get elected to the Senate representing some ultra-liberal state.


26 posted on 06/04/2014 7:09:09 AM PDT by Yogafist
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To: don-o

YOU ARE FIRED!


27 posted on 06/04/2014 7:09:15 AM PDT by Freeport (The proper application of high explosives will remove all obstacles.)
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To: TBP

This past weekend we had a Solider die in Afghanistan. Please remember hims.

http://wnep.com/2014/06/03/soldier-from-schuylkill-county-killed-in-afghanistan/


28 posted on 06/04/2014 7:09:25 AM PDT by angcat
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To: don-o

And where is the military brass to defend these soldiers?


29 posted on 06/04/2014 7:11:14 AM PDT by jersey117 (greta)
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To: don-o

“Swift-boating” worked because the swift boater’s stories were true.

Same will apply here.

This is the fastest, most MSM reported story of Obama and his regime’s arrogance and incompetence.

They might not get the normal reaction from the MSM as accustomed.


30 posted on 06/04/2014 7:11:28 AM PDT by eddie willers
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To: don-o

Can’t use “Bush’s fault” on this one, so they had to dust off an oldie.

“Swift boating”? Really? That one didn’t work when it was new.


31 posted on 06/04/2014 7:13:19 AM PDT by kidd
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To: FamiliarFace

why were these soldiers forced to sign non-disclosure agreements at the time this all went down? same goes for the Benghazi survivors. Bammy just can’t believe that people are no longer afraid of him - they may all end up in Gitmo as enemy combatants.


32 posted on 06/04/2014 7:14:12 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: eddie willers
They might not get the normal reaction from the MSM as accustomed.

True that! Leading a parade but. nobody is marching in it. Did not think we would see this day. And it's still growing legs.

33 posted on 06/04/2014 7:14:47 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: don-o

Let,s see all of the NDAs.


34 posted on 06/04/2014 7:15:56 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: baddog 219

The lowlife Kenyan knows everyone is scared to death of his almighty race card. He and his Nazi bass turds in the District of Corruption are now engaged in human trafficking by busing Mexican Nationals into Arizona for the November elections. This whole regime is out of control. They make the clowns from the Third Reich and Soviet Union look like a bunch of choir boys.


35 posted on 06/04/2014 7:15:59 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: don-o

Well, that confirms something.”Swift Boating” is when a group of
Veterans shine the light of truth on the lies told by liberals regarding
military events.


36 posted on 06/04/2014 7:17:42 AM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: defconw

yep. then i trusted them no matter what!!!!


37 posted on 06/04/2014 7:18:50 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: don-o

“Swift Boating” is when you turn and RUN from an enemy attack (in a time of war), leaving your “buddies” to fend for themselves. In other words... TREASON, punishable by death.

899. Art. 99. Misbehavior before the enemy

Any member of the armed forces who before or in the presence of the enemy- (1) runs away; (2) shamefully abandons, surrenders, or delivers up any command, unit, place, or military property which it is his duty to defend; (3) through disobedience, neglect, or intentional misconduct endangers the safety of any such command, unit, place, or military property; (4) casts away his arms or ammunition; (5) is guilty of cowardly conduct; (6) quits his place of duty to plunder or pillage; (7) causes false alarms in any command, unit, or place under control of the armed forces; (8) willfully fails to do his utmost to encounter, engage, capture, or destroy any enemy troops, combatants, vessels, aircraft, or any other thing, which it is his duty so to encounter, engage, capture, or destroy; or (9) does not afford all practicable relief and assistance to any troops, combatants, vessels, or aircraft of the armed forces belonging to the United States or their allies when engaged in battle;

shall be punished by death or such other punishment as a court-martial may direct.

This guy is even worse! He ran TO the enemy, (in a time of war), and became a TRAITOR. Switching sides in a war is TREASON, punishable by death.

In the United States, the punishment for treason is set forth in Title 18, USC § 2381:

Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

William Blackstone in his Commentaries observed that the punishment for treason is

“terrible in that the traitor is hanged by the neck, then cut down alive, that his entrails are then taken out, and burned, while he is yet alive,” and “that his head is cut off, and that his body is then divided into four parts.”

Works for me!


38 posted on 06/04/2014 7:19:04 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Paladin2
Let,s see all of the NDAs.

They don't seem to be having the desired effect, do they? I hope someone is compiling a list of every one of the troops who is coming forward to speak truth.

39 posted on 06/04/2014 7:20:47 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: Holdem Or Foldem

Eight dead soldiers and counting. Read Michelle Malkin’s exclusive.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3163469/posts


40 posted on 06/04/2014 7:21:09 AM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: don-o

Let us not forget that the Left, personified by this WH, hates the military. They will not pass up any opportunity to disrespect or dishonor them....................


41 posted on 06/04/2014 7:28:14 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: FamiliarFace

Bergdahl also has to atone for all of his afghan folks who died as a result of his actions.


42 posted on 06/04/2014 7:31:52 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: don-o

Really? At this time they want to remind us what a lying POS John Kerry is?


43 posted on 06/04/2014 7:32:07 AM PDT by DManA
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To: don-o

https://www.facebook.com/Boweisatraitor?ref=stream&fref=nf


44 posted on 06/04/2014 7:33:55 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: wtd

I thought the same thing along with the possibility that a youngster or 2 just might google the term and learn something new.


45 posted on 06/04/2014 7:34:21 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: don-o

This isn’t about some political bickering. This is about life and death. Bergdahl’s unit had circled their vehicles to form a defensive position. That means they thought that the enemy could attack them from any direction.

Enemy. Enemy. Enemy

Enemy. Americans. Enemy

Enemy. Enemy. Enemy

You have to plan protection for 360 degrees. That means that EVERY rifle is critical. The enemy doesn’t want to charge directly into your weapons fire, so they watch and probe to find a place where they can sneak in. Once they have snuck into the American defensive position, they can go around shooting American Soldiers in the back because the American Soldiers are oriented OUTWARDS. The enemy would be BEHIND them because Bergdahl abandoned his post.
That’s why the Soldiers are angry. Bergdahl, in a combat zone, walked off and left them open to slaughter.

Chuck Todd is an idiot and should go hang himself. Better, let’s put old Chuck in contact with the enemy in Afghanistan and leave him there to fight them by himself. Let’s see how he likes it when he sees the enemy flanking him.


46 posted on 06/04/2014 7:35:25 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: angcat

Honored and mourned.


47 posted on 06/04/2014 7:35:53 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: don-o

Ten years later it still stings the Left.

Take note, oh ye fearful Republicans. If you aren't taking flak, you're not over the target.

48 posted on 06/04/2014 7:39:37 AM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: thejokker

See!!!!!

The White House has ALREADY begun successfully turning the media’s focus on the “swift boating” and NOT on the White House lies and propaganda about swapping terrorist for an army deserter who was training the terrorists! .


49 posted on 06/04/2014 7:44:45 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: The Shrew; Nick Danger; abner; diotima; MinuteGal; DoughtyOne; Skeet

Anniversary ping.


50 posted on 06/04/2014 7:45:09 AM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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