Skip to comments.Report: White House Aides Accusing Bergdahl’s Unit Comrades Of ‘Swift Boating’ Him
Posted on 06/04/2014 9:07:41 AM PDT by mojito
WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) White House aides are accusing soldiers who served with Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are swift boating him following his release over the weekend after five years in captivity.
NBC News Chuck Todd reported Monday that the White House did not expect this sort of vitriolic backlash exchanging five high-level Taliban members held at Guantanamo Bay for Bergdahl, who left his Army post in 2009 in Afghanistan and was subsequently taken captive.
They did not expect this backlash on Bergdahl himself, Todd reported on NBCs Today. Ive had a few aides describe it to me as we didnt know that they were going to swift boat Bergdahl. And thats a reference to that political fight back in 2004 over John Kerrys military service.
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If they can’t kill vets they’ll attack the soldiers themselves.
They keep using that word.....I do not think it means what they think it means.
What percentage of the public will believe that these soldiers are maligning the “last POW”, versus the administration bashing these soldiers?
Todd needs to identify the “WH aide” or aides who made these statements so they can be promptly fired.
They don’t seem to realize that “swift boating” = “attacking with the truth”.
I am surprised a leftist shill would bring up the SBVT. I would think the mind numbed sheep the leftist play to wouldn’t remember who the SBVT are as they were in the news prior to last weeks Dancing With the Stars. Anyone who does remember the Swiftboat Vets would know their claims proved true.
You mean telling the truth about a scumbag who happens to be “in favor” with the Left?
The truth comes out.
Stupid little spoiled children run this country by fiat from the executive office. The media enjoys it.
Typical of 0bama and his lapdog advisers and administration, they hate the military.
The truth has blown Obama’s love boat out of the water, and he and his bosses are livid.
> They keep using that word.....I do not think it means what they
> think it means.
It means whatever they want it to mean. They’re the Left. They can deconstruct and reconstruct language, or pretty much anything, to mean whatever they want.
In this case, their use of “Swiftboat” is a euphemism for exaggerations and outright lies.
The low info voter will sop it up like a sponge, because in the remote recesses of their memory, they will remember how mean the Swiftboat brethren were to JFnKerry.
You can bet your ass Bowe is getting “Debriefed” in Germany and will tell his “Story” upon his return.
Anyone that contradicts the fabricated lies put out by the White House is "the" problem.
Kerry got "Swift Boated" because he was a self-promoting liar. The problem was Kerry, not the veterans.
In Berdahl's case, it's Bergdahl's conduct that is in question, not the people that question his conduct.
“Swiftboating” is when the people someone serves with tells the truth about them. The charge is correct. The media's perception of the meaning and implications of that charge is flawed.
[Stupid little spoiled children run this country by fiat from the executive office. The media enjoys it.]
The 60’s age now running most of the country are nothing but adult age children.
Sooo...They’re saying things that are obviously true and provable? Because that’s what happened to Kerry.
It's still an unfortunate choice of words because there were an awful lot of people who believed the Swift Boat Vets, even though in the end they voted for Kerry out of some union or other loyalty. On the other hand, I know several guys who hadn't voted in years, and haven't voted since, who got off their asses just to vote against the traitorous bastard. And I live in a very liberal part of the country (Philly area).
Swiftboating = The truth about a Marxist
Pray America wakes up
What they didn’t think was that anybody was awake enough to notice the insane trade of 5 high value terrorists for 1 deserter. Now they are caught with their hands dirty and don’t know what to do.
Swift boating him? As in telling the truth?
Too little, too late. The Swift Boat defense presumes that it’s pretty much one person’s word against another’s. Not so in this case. Way too much hard evidence. Too many witnesses. Too much already published. Not happening.
Totally believable. We have an administration that does not begin to understand the military, totally clueless.
If a soldier, or any military personnel for that matter, is legitimately captured and taken prisoner, his fellow service members will work to high heavens to free him...
If that fellow has deserted, walked away from his responsibilities, their fellow sevice members would not care one way or another about what happens to that person.
These solders are NOT putting Bergdahl down for any other reason than they KNOW EXACTLY what he has done........
This just once again proves how isolated and arrogant this White House is.
We're probably 'Swift Boating' the father, too, who wears a Taliban beard, wants to release more from Gitmo, and greets the President with an Arabic praise to Allah.
How many of these so-called “White House aides” have spent even ONE DAY in the military?????????????
Sure they do.
They'll just commit -- and widely publicize -- an even *worse* atrocity against America.
Truth? They can’t handle the truth!
They keep using that word.....I do not think it means what they think it means.
Bad time to bring up the Swift Boat thing.
The swift boat crews honorable service to their country in Vietnam pales in comparison to service they did for their country in2004 when they helped keep America form making a huge mistake by electing John Kerry President.
Now that John Kerry is Secretary of State, where he actually has responsibilities and job performance requirements (as opposed to being a Senator where his job consisted of showing up from time to time to vote how his staff tells him to), we are finding that John is a monumental moron who is almost totally incompetent
I agree Blam seems to be totally out of control at this point. He probably will ratchet up the takeover.
Not “swift boating”, “deep sixing” would/should be more appropriate.
That didn’t take long! Truth be damned if it ignores their sense of entitlement. Their entitlement to the “facts”, that is.
Father Of Soldier Who Obama Released, Declares Muslim Victory Call, And Obama Smiles As Soon As He Hears The War Cry Of Allah
By Ted on June 2, 2014 in Featured, General
By Walid Shoebat And Theodore Shoebat (A Shoebat Exclusive)
JUST WAIT TILL YOU READ ALL THE EVIDENCE WE ACCUMULATED ON THIS SUPPOSED RESCUE OPERATION.
FIRST THINGS FIRST
While the Obama administration is proudly touting how it was able to free an American soldier who was captured by the Taliban, what no one picked is the fact that Obama SMILED as soon as he heard the most famous war cry of Islam, bismillah al-rahman al-rahim, Arabic for in the name of Allah the most gracious, the most merciful.
Watch Obama smile as soon as Bergdahl gives the most famous Muslim expression, the Bismillah or the Basmallah:
The basmallah is the Islamic expression for victory and only indicates that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahls father is a Muslim.
Think that the man is acting as Muslim for a stealth operation to rescue his son who is already in good hands in Germany? And what is with the long beard and trimmed mustache?
No this is not a bum, biker, or a Santa Clause fan. When one gives the basmallah, trims his mustache and elongates his beard, its the first sign of a convert to Islam, just as that an ex-Muslim putting on a cross and saying, In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, is evidence enough of conversion to Christianity. But there is much more we obtained on this stealth jihadist.
But first, Obamas smile says much. Obama has never declared the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and has no real testimony of converting to Christianity, as his pastor Jeremiah Wright stated:
I made it easy for him to come to an understanding of who Jesus Christ is and not feel that he was turning his back on his Islamic friends and his Islamic traditions and his understanding of Islam
EVIDENCE THAT BERGDAHL CONVERTED TO JIHADI ISLAM
We were first hit with news from Brietbart that the Taliban said that Robert Bowe Bergdahls son, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, converted to Islam, changed his name to Abdullah, and even trained the Taliban in bomb making techniques.
And like father like son, the young Bergdahl, also trims his mustache and extends his beard, as these pictures show:
The rest of the history
I am anxiously holding my bated breath (NOT REALLY) to see what happens when Bowe and Bob do their ‘victory lap’ around the country and his former comrades in arms are there to ‘observe’.
Wonder if he will be afforded SS protection as he will be in ‘fear of his life’ that either Muslims or REAL Americans will be wont to attack him?
Wouldn’t surprise me if WH or at least US Army has guides and handlers with him(them).
Of course as the ‘real facts’ come out wouldn’t be surprised to see some ‘groups’ using the ‘newly declared’ rules of assembly at public gatherings that were afforded ‘F Phelps and his Funeral disrupters’?????
I don’t think they want to go there...
Swift Boating definition: ---> confronting a leftist lie claiming an honorary military career with first hand accounts from those in the immediate military unit who witness cowardice, deceit, desertion or traitorous activity by the leftist.
I’m guessing Obama didn’t know this guy was a deserter until he saw it on the news like everybody else.
I’m sure he was SHOCKED! /s
Swift boat, v, trans
1. a) To tell the truth about a Democrat’s military service
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Swift Boated is one of those ‘double meaning words’.
LIB= Smearing with facts, not innunedos.
ME= Telling the real truths.
‘They’ propose $20 raise and we say $15 OK
LIB= “We” are cutting the budget $5 bucks.
‘They’ sell vehicle for 2000 we offer 1000 and settle on 1500
LIB= “We” are stealing 500 from them.
For years ‘WE’ were referred to as ‘BLUE’ states/voters and ‘THEY’ were called ‘RED’ states/voters.
Some Liberal Hack figured that calling LIBS Red was to much like being call Commies so THEY hijacked the Blue and started referring to us as ‘Red’.
Of course, us being ‘Gentlemen(people)’ we shrugged our shoulders etc etc \
In the words of the ‘Greatest Female in the History of Mankind’
‘AT THIS POINT, WHAT DOES IT MATTER’?
The sorry piece of garbage deserves a nice brick wall and a seven man firing squad for his actions. His actions led to the deaths of several soldiers who were sent looking for his sorry no account @$$. He deserves to be shot. But, of course the DIMOcommies will treat him like Audie Murphy. Like some great war hero. The slime got soldiers killed and five hard line murdering Islamic thus released so his sorry butt could come home to mommie and his Islamic loving daddy. Put daddy up on that wall with him, as he deserves it also. He is living in a free country, supporting the enemy with his comments on line.
Kerry got three Purple Hearts. One of those was for shooting himself in the butt when he blew up some rice stores.
My gosh there’s nothing out of this administration even remotely believable anymore...nothing at all!
A Pentagon report clearly indicates that as early as 2010, the Department of Defense knew that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had, in fact, deserted his fellow soldiers by walking away from his post.
Calling the proof incontrovertible, a Pentagon official detailed that Sgt. Bergdahl was a deserter.
If this is true, this means that the Obama Administration had long known that Sgt. Bergdahl was a deserter and still traded five extremely-dangerous terrorists for the release of a man who deserted his unit.
The Associated Press reports:
A Pentagon investigation concluded in 2010 that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching the military decided not to exert extraordinary efforts to rescue him, according to a former senior defense official who was involved in the matter.
Instead, the U.S. government pursued negotiations to get him back over the following five years of his captivity a track that led to his release over the weekend.
Bergdahl was being checked and treated Monday at a U.S. military hospital in Germany as questions mounted at home over the swap that resulted in his freedom in exchange for the release of five detainees who were sent to Qatar from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo, Cuba.
Even in the first hours of Bergdahls handoff to U.S. special forces in eastern Afghanistan, it was clear this would not be an uncomplicated yellow-ribbon celebration. Five terrorist suspects also walked free, stirring a debate over whether the exchange would heighten the risk of other Americans being snatched as bargaining chips and whether the released detainees several senior Taliban figures among them would find their way back to the fight. [...]
Questions persisted, too, about the circumstances of Bergdahls 2009 capture. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel declined to comment on earlier reports that the sergeant had walked away from his unit, disillusioned with the war. Such matters will be dealt with later, Hagel said.
But the former Pentagon official said it was incontrovertible that he walked away from his unit.
The military investigation was broader than a criminal inquiry, this official said, and it didnt formally accuse Bergdahl of desertion. In interviews, members of his unit portrayed him as a naive, delusional person who thought he could help the Afghan people by leaving his army post, the official said.
To what extent Bergdahl may harbor anti-American viewpoints is not yet known; however, if this report is true, the Obama Administration knowingly traded five terrorists for one deserter.
I won’t be surprised if behind the scenes Obama isn’t wondering who keeps setting him up for these falls...I say this because I’m convinced there are players “playing” with BO to keep him in line.
Anything to make their precious deserting a-hole look good..I am counting the days, the hours, the minutes, the seconds til we get these Commie freaks OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE..would have to buy extra roach spray to clear out the remains
The truth is a dirty tactic in politics,
The truth is awkward, Comrades.