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Susan Rice defends Bergdahl comments, calls his service 'honorable' (Doubling down)
CNN ^ | June 6, 2014 | Jim Acosta, Senior White House Correspondent

Posted on 06/06/2014 9:57:49 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)

Colleville-sur-Mer, FRANCE (CNN) -- President Barack Obama's national security adviser said Friday that her full-throated praise of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was appropriate given the former Taliban prisoner's willingness to go to war for his country -- despite questions about whether or not he deserted his Army colleagues.

Susan Rice, who on Sunday said Bergdahl served the United States with "honor and distinction," told CNN in an interview that she was speaking about the fact the Idaho native enlisted and went to Afghanistan in the service of his country.

"I realize there has been lots of discussion and controversy around this," Rice said. "But what I was referring to was the fact that this was a young man who volunteered to serve his country in uniform at a time of war. That, in and of itself, is a very honorable thing."(continued)

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bergdahl; obama; ricedoubledowns; ricedoublesdown; ricelies; susanrice; taliban
The same could be said for Benedict Arnold, if you think about it.
1 posted on 06/06/2014 9:57:49 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Susan Rice is what government service has become in America.


2 posted on 06/06/2014 9:58:54 AM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If she knew who Benedict Arnold was, she would probably say it of him.


3 posted on 06/06/2014 9:59:22 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When he shot at US troops, helped with IEDs to kill
US troops, and helped with maps to kill US troops,
he was a traitor.

THAT is “HONORABLE” only to other traitors
like Susan Rice and Hussein Obama-the-Unvetted.


4 posted on 06/06/2014 10:01:25 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In Riceworld if I join the Army for one day I have served with honor and distinction from that nexus until eternity... regardless of what I do afterwards. Let me think... I still remember Freepers posting years ago that Palin was sooo unacceptable that Obama became a default option.


5 posted on 06/06/2014 10:02:08 AM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: Baynative

There must be some profound reward for Susan Rice, such that she will repeat absolute nonsense for the administration, multiple times. Either that,or she’s dumb as soup.


6 posted on 06/06/2014 10:02:28 AM PDT by Tax-chick (When the truth finally dawns, it dawns in fire!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Major Nidal Hassan also served honorably, until he decided to commit a little “workplace violence”. Bob


7 posted on 06/06/2014 10:03:30 AM PDT by alstewartfan (She wanders down the hallway in her long black dress Lingers by the fireplace like a faint caress Al)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The left never changes the narrative. They never admit a mistake.


8 posted on 06/06/2014 10:05:29 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sue....Liar cum laude


9 posted on 06/06/2014 10:05:48 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau
Here's a new name for the Executive Branch.

Low Information Executive Service.

LIES

10 posted on 06/06/2014 10:08:49 AM PDT by Balata (Obama's Administration is the Low Information Employee Service-LIES)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Churchill once said of John Foster Dulles, referencing the bull in the china shop syndrome, he carries his own china shop around. The same could be said for Susan Rice.
11 posted on 06/06/2014 10:09:42 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Susan Rice views this as an excercise to hone her lying skills. Same as Obama, John Kerry and other ObamaTrons do. They like to see how good they are at getting the American public to believe their BS


12 posted on 06/06/2014 10:12:26 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Baynative
His service did not start until after he signed up.

So, maybe his signing up was honorable, but certainly not his service thereafter.

13 posted on 06/06/2014 10:14:31 AM PDT by thedrake
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To: Tax-chick

Dumb as soup...................

14 posted on 06/06/2014 10:14:34 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: 2ndDivisionVet

He volunteered to do something he did not do. With Libs intentions are the only thing that matter.


15 posted on 06/06/2014 10:15:35 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: BluH2o

His brother was one of the best intelligence operatives to ever live.


16 posted on 06/06/2014 10:15:38 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: 2ndDivisionVet; All

Susan Rice — Stoned or stupid...you decide.


17 posted on 06/06/2014 10:16:32 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“she was speaking about the fact the Idaho native enlisted and went to Afghanistan in the service of his country”

That is what they have been teaching our young. They get awards just for showing up to school and functions. Then they think all they have to do when they get a job is just show up.


18 posted on 06/06/2014 10:17:14 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
After a while you realize national security is a political game for liberals, rather than an issue of national survival.

This is the the most selfish, arrogant and ignorant Whitehouse administration ever. They are seeking advantage. Truth and results don't matter.

19 posted on 06/06/2014 10:24:11 AM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Susan Rice , The Water Cooler National Security Adviser


20 posted on 06/06/2014 10:25:34 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What a mockery of those who served and did NOT join the Taliban.

Saying this man served with distinction is a slap in the face of men who died and those who came back disabled, not to mention those who honored their oaths.

BTW, my spouse who did serve honorably, thinks the Pentagon spokeswoman is a complete muckup. Whoever put her out there yesterday has to be an Obama sycophant.

21 posted on 06/06/2014 10:26:31 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She needs to stop moving her lips.


22 posted on 06/06/2014 10:27:28 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: OpusatFR

She’s not a spokeswoman, she is the NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR to the President of the United States! Also known as the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. She is a senior official in the Executive Office of the President who serves as the chief advisor, stationed in the White House, to the President of the United States on national security issues. This person also participates in the meetings of the National Security Council. The National Security Advisor’s office is located in the West Wing of the White House. She is supported by the National Security Council staff that produces research, briefings, and intelligence for the APNSA to review and present either to the National Security Council or directly to the President. The position used to be filled by intellectual “giants” such as McGeorge Bundy, Henry Kissinger, Judge William P. Clark, Jr., Zbigniew Brzezinski, Brent Scowcroft and Condoleezza Rice. Scared yet?


23 posted on 06/06/2014 10:37:51 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: 2ndDivisionVet

Well now, idn’t dat Rice.


24 posted on 06/06/2014 10:44:57 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Tax-chick

I take that she is dumb as soup. Noone in this administration is smart.....they are all extreme idealogues. That’s all that matters.


25 posted on 06/06/2014 10:50:46 AM PDT by sheana
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They .need to mandate licensing for open carry.


26 posted on 06/06/2014 10:58:38 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: sheana

I agree. Maybe they don’t have to make it worth her while, because she doesn’t realize she’s a tool.


27 posted on 06/06/2014 10:58:40 AM PDT by Tax-chick (When the truth finally dawns, it dawns in fire!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They .need to mandate licensing for open carry.


28 posted on 06/06/2014 11:01:03 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Balata

LOVE IT!!! Put that on all of your posts!


29 posted on 06/06/2014 11:02:49 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: HMS Surprise

Susan Rice is just using Saul Alinsky’s Rule 4 strategy from Rules for Radical of using an adversaries ules and values as a weapon against against Main Stream America


30 posted on 06/06/2014 11:02:56 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: madprof98

He’ll come out as gay and everything will be fine.

Target and General Mills will sponsor the cancelled hometown parade.

He’ll jump Ellen’s couch and be on Dancing with the Stars.

After that he’ll run for US Senator for Massachusetts and win after tossing his medals over the White House fence.

Keith Ellison will swear him in on a koran.


31 posted on 06/06/2014 11:04:24 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NSS, So that’s who he was talking about! I thought he meant some spokesnoid like the one from State.

*No S. ..Sherlock

Terrified am I.


32 posted on 06/06/2014 11:05:17 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: rdcbn

What a traitorous, affirmative-action loser...and LIAR.


33 posted on 06/06/2014 11:05:58 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They’re going to turn this clown into a war hero. Or try.


34 posted on 06/06/2014 11:06:20 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Tax-chick

I don’t think there is money payoff for any of them. It is all about advancement so they can push push push their ideology.


35 posted on 06/06/2014 11:13:34 AM PDT by sheana
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To: madprof98

Actually, most of Arnold’s service to the revolution was honorable, heroic and the continental congress treated him very shabbily in light of his sacrifices. That said, the fact that he was a turncoat nullifies any respect for him and he would/should have been hanged if he had been caught.

This POS, nothing about him or what he has done merits anything more than extreme punishment.


36 posted on 06/06/2014 11:23:50 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: HMS Surprise

Susan Rice is just using Saul Alinsky’s Rule 4 strategy from Rules for Radical of using an adversaries ules and values as a weapon against against Main Stream America


37 posted on 06/06/2014 11:32:14 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m sure the Tolley-Bonn found a way to honor it.


38 posted on 06/06/2014 11:37:17 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Susan Rice defends Bergdahl comments, calls his service 'honorable'

Of cause.

Honorable as a jihadi terrorist.

She has outed herself as a Jihadi terrorist as well.


39 posted on 06/06/2014 11:38:37 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is easy to lie when the media allows you to redefine words after you are caught in the lie.


40 posted on 06/06/2014 11:45:22 AM PDT by CIB-173RDABN (I do not doubt that our climate changes. I only doubt that anything man does has any effect.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A (at lest) deserter - honorable.
Men who served in combat and discharge honorably - Psychopaths, liars, poor leaders.

Catch 22-2014.


41 posted on 06/06/2014 11:49:23 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Ann Archy
Thanks.

It would be funny if it weren't the truth.

42 posted on 06/06/2014 12:03:10 PM PDT by Balata (Obama's Executive Branch = Low Information Executive Service = LIES)
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