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Claire McCaskill: Bowe Bergdahl 'rush to judgment' is 'un-American'
Politico ^ | Wednesday, June 4, 2014 | Burgess Everett

Posted on 06/04/2014 6:21:19 PM PDT by kristinn

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) on Wednesday evening lashed out at “un-American” rush to judgment over the military record of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, following an all-senators briefing on the prisoner swap that led to the soldier’s release.

One of the last senators to leave the two-hour meeting with administration officials, McCaskill said she hopes that eventually all the facts surrounding Bergdahl’s service are declassified “in fairness to the soldier and his family.”

“What’s unfortunate is that many people have spoken out about this episode without having all the facts,” McCaskill said in an interview. “I’m not going to make a judgment. There are circumstances that are difficult for this soldier and his family

“But there’s a lot of facts the people don’t have right now. And this rush to judgment is frankly un-American. Especially considering that this is somebody who signed up and said: ‘I’m willing to die for my country.’ And was held in captivity for five years.”

She added: “I’m just anxious for all of the facts to get out there. I think a lot of them will be become public.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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1 posted on 06/04/2014 6:21:19 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
Only Ubama is allowed to rush to judgement... the policeman "acted stupidly."
2 posted on 06/04/2014 6:23:15 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: kristinn

Didn’t Mckass praise Bergdip immediately? Shouldn’t she have known there were questions about his disposition?


3 posted on 06/04/2014 6:24:07 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: kristinn

The term Un-American just doesn’t sound right when she says it.


4 posted on 06/04/2014 6:24:21 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Or “how the hell did they find out the facts so quickly?”


5 posted on 06/04/2014 6:24:29 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (If you lined up the best and brightest of this administration, you'd just have a string of dim bulbs)
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To: kristinn

we’ve seen half a dozen of people that were there who said he walked off voluntarily and should go to jail.

Google it, as the State Department says.


6 posted on 06/04/2014 6:24:43 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Only Ubama is allowed to rush to judgement... the policeman "acted stupidly."

Yeah. And The Duke LAX students, and George Zimmerman.

And Sarah Palin and the crosshairs.

7 posted on 06/04/2014 6:25:21 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: kristinn

FUCM....useless witch


8 posted on 06/04/2014 6:25:51 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: kristinn

What’s the rush to judgment — the facts of his desertion have been known for 5 years.


9 posted on 06/04/2014 6:26:25 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: RetiredTexasVet
They think they're lords of the new media, but they still don't get that the Interwebs never forgets.
10 posted on 06/04/2014 6:26:45 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: kristinn

She’s anxious for all the facts to come out. Please Claire, stop lying to us and to yourself. Democrats have never cared about truth and honesty.


11 posted on 06/04/2014 6:27:10 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: kristinn

The voters in MO really scraped the bottom of the barrel with this moron. And they keep re-electing her, which is shameful.


12 posted on 06/04/2014 6:27:43 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: kristinn

Stuff it, Claire.


13 posted on 06/04/2014 6:28:31 PM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: kristinn

Ah, shut up, you stupid witch. If not for an idiot candidate, you’d be a footnote, and you remain a footnote.


14 posted on 06/04/2014 6:29:00 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: kristinn
“I’m just anxious for all of the facts to get out there.

5 terrorist murderers for 1 alleged deserter are all the facts I need assclown!

WTF kind of swap deal is that, Senator?

15 posted on 06/04/2014 6:29:41 PM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: kristinn

5 years of evidence is NOT a “rush” Claire...


16 posted on 06/04/2014 6:29:57 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: kristinn

Stupid bitch.


17 posted on 06/04/2014 6:30:20 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: txrefugee
The voters in MO really scraped the bottom of the barrel with this moron. And they keep re-electing her, which is shameful.

No, she actually beat the bottom of the barrel in her most recent election. His name was Todd Akin.
18 posted on 06/04/2014 6:31:03 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: kristinn

But didn’t Claire “rush” to call him a hero?


19 posted on 06/04/2014 6:31:27 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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To: kristinn

LOL...Howie Carr said last night the only people defending Bergdahl are “a couple of wacko’s at the Politico”.

HOWIE CARR SHOW: Col Hunt On the Price Of Bergdhal’s Walk On The Wild Side (6-3-14)
http://audio.wrko.com/a/92747304/col-hunt-on-the-price-of-bergdhal-s-walk-on-the-wild-side.htm


20 posted on 06/04/2014 6:31:31 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: kristinn

I would say the American who got droned to death by the Obama team, which Claire is a part of, would have a different opinion of a “rush to judgement”


21 posted on 06/04/2014 6:31:38 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: kristinn

THEM: A rush to judgement without the facts is unAmerican.

US: So when will we get the facts?

THEM: Sorry, we can’t release those facts to you.


22 posted on 06/04/2014 6:32:02 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: kristinn

The fact is the Obama people said they didn’t have time to notify Congress 30 days in advance of the swap because Bergdahl’s health was so poor that it was thought he wouldn’t survive.

Then the Taliban released a video of his release to special forces. And there he was as healthy as could be, standing straight up and walking normally. There was no health condition that couldn’t wait 30 days.

The fact is the administration and their idiot face in Susan Rice lied through their teeth.


23 posted on 06/04/2014 6:34:03 PM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: kristinn

Megan Kelly of Fox News just said she will have six of Bergdahl’s platoon-mates on Tomorrow night.

Is that “un-American”? /sarc


24 posted on 06/04/2014 6:42:16 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Hostage
The fact is the Obama people said they didn’t have time to notify Congress 30 days in advance of the swap because Bergdahl’s health was so poor that it was thought he wouldn’t survive.

Meanwhile, they sit on their hands while real Veterans die waiting to get into VA hospitals.

25 posted on 06/04/2014 6:42:39 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: kristinn

What is Un-American is a celebrating a traitor who gave the enemy information that lead to the enemy gain a tactical uphand.


26 posted on 06/04/2014 6:42:44 PM PDT by Trueblackman (As a Conservative, I am proud to be on the Obama's enemy list and on the right side of history..)
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To: kingattax

Claire the fat one has posited so much stupid S*it verbally this week that I think we need to call the Septic cleaners quickly!

Are we REally being ruled by these Mental Midgets?


27 posted on 06/04/2014 6:46:04 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: kristinn

The D after her name stands for “dips#it”


28 posted on 06/04/2014 6:50:28 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: kristinn
Claire McCaskill: Bowe Bergdahl 'rush to judgment' is 'un-American'

Responding to government propaganda, using the available facts, when the propaganda machine keeps spouting BS, is now "rushing to judgment?"

OK.

29 posted on 06/04/2014 6:50:30 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: kristinn

Shove it Claire.


30 posted on 06/04/2014 6:51:23 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: kristinn

Democrats are unamerican so...shut up Clair.


31 posted on 06/04/2014 6:54:36 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: kristinn

I'll get you a fair trial and a fine hanging.

32 posted on 06/04/2014 6:55:28 PM PDT by seowulf (Cogito cogito, ergo cogito sum. Cogito.---Ambrose Bierce)
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To: seowulf

I want him shot by firing squad on TV!!


33 posted on 06/04/2014 7:08:18 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: HMS Surprise
Never mind the deserter.

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.


34 posted on 06/04/2014 7:11:01 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: kristinn

How in the Hell did this Popeye Seahag get re-elected?


35 posted on 06/04/2014 7:11:35 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: kristinn
“I’m just anxious for all of the facts to get out there. I think a lot of them will be become public.”

Sure she is.

Hope this idiot enjoys it's remaining days in DC.

36 posted on 06/04/2014 7:13:11 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: kristinn

Five years is hardly a rush.


37 posted on 06/04/2014 7:13:36 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: tanknetter

Spoken like a true Damocrat. One stupid statement by Akin and the media lackies and dems are so aggrieved. I’m sure McCaskill has never made a stupid statement — oh wait, she just did. But then there is silence.


38 posted on 06/04/2014 7:16:16 PM PDT by falcon99
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To: kristinn

If I want to rush to judgement, I’ll rush to judgement.

Un American would be releasing the all star terrorist team from Gitmo to kill more Americans.


39 posted on 06/04/2014 7:18:14 PM PDT by mom.mom
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To: kristinn
this rush to judgment is frankly un-American

Sorry darling we ain't buying it.


40 posted on 06/04/2014 7:19:57 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: kristinn

McCaskill: We can’t tell you the true truth ‘cause it’s a secret but trust us.


41 posted on 06/04/2014 7:55:50 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

I would not call a review of his action a rush to judgement the evidence is plain! Someone straighten this idiot lady what Americanism really is. It’s not getting fellow Service men killed looking for a fool! This traitor needs to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the UCMJ!


42 posted on 06/04/2014 8:33:24 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: acapesket
Are we REally being ruled by these Mental Midgets?

sickening isn't it ?

43 posted on 06/04/2014 8:33:28 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: Farmer Dean
The term Un-American just doesn’t sound right when she says it.

Neither do the words "served honorably" and "with distinction" when spoken by Rice.

44 posted on 06/04/2014 8:41:08 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: kristinn
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You're joking right Claire? So the White House declares him a HERO in the media and we are just supposed to live with that? His platoon was there when he deserted - inquiring minds want to know did Claire meet with members of his platoon?

45 posted on 06/04/2014 9:12:41 PM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals crazy!)
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To: kristinn

She was one of the last to leave the meeting. That means she stuck around so she could be told what to say.

She says he signed up to die for his country. Well, he also “un-signed” when he took off his uniform and walked away.


46 posted on 06/04/2014 10:01:15 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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Same idiots who believed Tim McGirk from jump street are now asking for restraint ? ...........


47 posted on 06/04/2014 10:13:46 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama ----> Fredo smart)
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To: kristinn

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) ?
Come on Missouri, you can do better than garbage like this


48 posted on 06/05/2014 2:37:26 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Hostage

The poor health line was revealed to be a lie when White Hut insiders said that it was better to get the blowback over this now rather than in 6 months when more shenanigans are going to come into play as we withdraw from Afghanistan.

The annual Bergdahl party was coming up, it quickly shifted from “we remember” to “Celebrate good times, come on!” until it was shut down.

Obama and the father (who was flown into DC) had to know it was coming up.

Another Obama “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED” moment.


49 posted on 06/05/2014 4:29:18 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise

Inside the White House’s Decision to Free Bergdahl
Reuters ^ | Wednesday, June 4, 2014 | Steve Holland and Warren Strobel

While they were prepared for some political blowback, Obama administration officials said they felt the outcry would have been fiercer if in six months’ time, as the United States wraps up its mission in Afghanistan, it emerged that Obama had missed an opportunity to secure Bergdahl’s freedom.


Wasn’t about Bergdahl’s deteriorating health at all.


50 posted on 06/05/2014 5:12:54 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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