Skip to comments.Obama Doubles Down on Bergdahl, Says He'd Do It Again
Posted on 06/06/2014 9:54:39 PM PDT by kingattax
In an exclusive interview with NBC's Brian Williams set to air Friday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC, Barack Obama doubled-down in his defense of a prisoner swap for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl going so far as to claim he'd do it, again if given the chance.
Said Obama, "When somebody wears our countrys uniform and theyre in a war theater and theyre captured, he said, were gonna do everything we can to bring em home. We had to act fast in a delicate situation that required no publicity.
In a confusing twist, he went on to seem as if he was portraying the Taliban as America's friend. Saying the war is ending, you dont do prisoner exchanges with your friends, you do em with your enemies.
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Even if it blows up in his face he won’t be sorry. Marxists never have any regrets
Did we expect anything else?
This man is a narcissistic child.
A true patriot..DADADA..America-America...
There is nothing he wouldn’t do for a brother muslim, noting!
Bammy is ALL about emptying Gitmo’.
He intentionally broke the law and warns he’ll do it again.
Congress critters, grow some nates and do your duty.
Of course he would, he’s a narcissist who doesn’t care what anyone of us think, but has extremely thin skin so doubles down on his act because in his mind he can do no wrong.
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
“Durka durka jihad. Durka derp derp durka. Aloha Snackbar!” - Hussein 0
I believe he is angry. Obama may be scary angry, actually. To experience gravity, from those high Greek pillars must be a heck of a fall.
Oh I believe him. At this very moment I’m sure he’s looking for another traitor to advance his intentions to free the worst enemies of our nation.
I would ask who’s side he is on. A person would have to be a complete idiot not to know that already.
He wasn’t captured, he a deserter and traitor.
Obama is an illegal alien muslim traitor.
Both beong in prison or better yet hanged!
I wonder if Obama released the five top Taliban killer-commanders as pay back for Karzai refusing to meet with on his visit to Afghanistan?
“OK, dude. You don’t want to meet with me? You purposely insult the most powerful man in the world? I’ve got a present for you in a few days. Hee, hee.”
Christopher Buckley thinks the exchange resulted from a botched asset, who had to be retrieved. I think he might have it confused with Benghazi, but you never know if he’s joking or not.
>> Says He’d Do It Again
This azhole will do anything and everything to destroy the U.S.
Is there anyone there?
He was just using Bergdahl as an excuse since he wants to release ALL the Gitmo detainees..he wanted to see how people reacted to the five of the worst first..eventually he is going to release them all because Communists always side with the enemy..he would put members of the Taliban in his Administration if he could, he considers them his friend
He says that to Brian, who will never challenge Obama with a sharp edged question. I wish Greta Van S. or Chris Wallace would interview him live.
A narcissistic sociopath.
So, the Taliban are going manufacture luxury vehicles, silk clothing, high end fashion the world will clamor for?
They have no intention of joining the regular world and no one will ever want to visit their cultural centers and admire their contributions to the arts, sciences or architectural achievement.
Unlike Germany, Italy or Japan,they have nothing to offer us.
Not even damaged goods, who doesn’t care one whit for the men who lost their lives.
They are a boil on the body of life, in serious need of a lancing.
did he blow a bubble answering the question?
a taliban cultural center ?
its doubtful even a young walt disney could imagine what one would be like.
does anyone besides reggie know where he puts his gum at night ?
I don’t believe there will be an unfettered investigation of Bergdahl’s
actions from the time he left his unit forward. The Obama administra-
tion can’t handle the scrutiny. In the long run this may not work out
so well for Bergdahl. For the short term he may be saved from prison
or a dishonorable discharge at the least. On the other hand he may
have to spend the rest of his life living down a bad reputation all for
the glory of Obama. A new term “Bergdahl” may even become part of
the deserter lexicon. Twenty years from now some officer warns his
his men “Pull a Bergdahl and I’ll personally shoot your ass!”
But there is also the possibility that when Bergdahl pulls his ‘get out
of jail free” card’ he may accept a Taliban scholarship to study Jihad
at Kabulshit University.
Does anybody even care what Obama says anymore?
Obama Doubles Down on Bergdahl, Says He’d Do It Again
I am sure he or she will.
Learning from one's mistakes leads to our growth as humans.
This attitude underscores in part why Odumbo will forever slither through life.
“Doubling down” = “one trick pony”
That may well be true. But, the unique thing about this is that there is a "cyber investigation" proceeding. Hastings issued the indictment in that Rolling Stone story and in the wake of the release, eyewitnesses have brought forth testimony.
Our traditional legal institutions are, in theory, the best that have been devised for dispensing justice. However, more and more, they are corrupted.
As Orwell said, "In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act." Perhaps, we are seeing the onset of the Second American Revolution (or third, depending on ones view of the WONA.)
Unless, of course, they're in Benghazi, or in Mexico, or in Somalia, or in..............
Totally out of control.
I have no doubt odumbo would do it again if it meant something for HIMSELF and made him appear patriotic. He hates this country and our military and is using the Bergdahl exchange as nothing more than “show”. Bergdahl is but a “useful fool” in odumbo’s war on America.
My guess is Bergdahl’s days are numbered. Someone someplace will not forget what Bergdahl did. The deaths of many of our finest soldiers who tried to find him will not be forgotten and someone will take matters into their own hands. Its not over.
Real soldiers ordered to bring Bergdahl back were killed by the enemy. Among the combat branches, there is the belief that these deaths must be avenged. The more facts that emerge, the stronger this belief will grow.
But if Bergdahl does get rough justice for his treason, then Obama will attend his official state funeral and will call him a `martyr for peace’. Count on it.
Of course. Never admit to a mistake.
And the lies just keep coming.
There is no reality quite like leftist reality.
The reality that the American people have had enough has to arise and overpower the leftist propaganda.
Obama gives the American people the finger and the media says he’s saluting.
This is from the DSM IV regarding malignant narcissists:
[from Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition, 1994, commonly referred to as DSM-IV, of the American Psychiatric Association. European countries use the diagnostic criteria of the World Health Organization.]
A pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy.[jma: NPD first appeared in DSM-III in 1980; before that time there had been no formal diagnostic description. Additionally, there is considerable overlap between personality disorders and clinicians tend to diagnose mixes of two or more. Grandiosity is a special case, but lack of empathy and exploitative interpersonal relations are not unique to NPD, nor is the need to be seen as special or unique. The differential diagnosis of NPD is made on the absence of specific gross behaviors. Borderline Personality Disorder has several conspicuous similarities to NPD, but BPD is characterized by self-injury and threatened or attempted suicide, whereas narcissists are rarely self-harming in this way. BPD may include psychotic breaks, and these are uncharacteristic of NPD but not unknown. The need for constant attention is also found in Histrionic Personality Disorder, but HPD and BPD are both strongly oriented towards relationships, whereas NPD is characterized by aloofness and avoidance of intimacy. Grandiosity is unique to NPD among personality disorders, but it is found in other psychiatric illnesses. Psychopaths display pathological narcissism, including grandiosity, but psychopathy is differentiated from NPD by psychopaths’ willingness to use physical violence to get what they want, whereas narcissists rarely commit crimes; the narcissists I’ve known personally are, in fact, averse to physical contact with others, though they will occasionally strike out in an impulse of rage. It has been found that court-ordered psychotherapy for psychopaths actually increases their recidivism rate; apparently treatment teaches psychopaths new ways to exploit other people. Bipolar illness also contains strong elements of grandiosity. See more on grandiosity and empathy and its lack below.]The disorder begins by early adulthood and is indicated by at least five of the following:
Translation: Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is a pattern of self-centered or egotistical behavior that shows up in thinking and behavior in a lot of different situations and activities. People with NPD won’t (or can’t) change their behavior even when it causes problems at work or when other people complain about the way they act, or when their behavior causes a lot of emotional distress to others (or themselves? none of my narcissists ever admit to being distressed by their own behavior — they always blame other people for any problems). This pattern of self-centered or egotistical behavior is not caused by current drug or alcohol use, head injury, acute psychotic episodes, or any other illness, but has been going on steadily at least since adolescence or early adulthood.
NPD interferes with people’s functioning in their occupations and in their relationships:
Mild impairment when self-centered or egotistical behavior results in occasional minor problems, but the person is generally doing pretty well.
Moderate impairment when self-centered or egotistical behavior results in: (a) missing days from work, household duties, or school, (b) significant performance problems as a wage-earner, homemaker, or student, (c) frequently avoiding or alienating friends, (d) significant risk of harming self or others (frequent suicidal preoccupation; often neglecting family, or frequently abusing others or committing criminal acts).
Severe impairment when self-centered or egotistical behavior results in: (a) staying in bed all day, (b) totally alienating all friends and family, (c) severe risk of harming self or others (failing to maintain personal hygiene; persistent danger of suicide, abuse, or crime).
1. An exaggerated sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)
Translation: Grandiosity is the hallmark of narcissism. So what is grandiose?
The simplest everyday way that narcissists show their exaggerated sense of self-importance is by talking about family, work, life in general as if there is nobody else in the picture. Whatever they may be doing, in their own view, they are the star, and they give the impression that they are bearing heroic responsibility for their family or department or company, that they have to take care of everything because their spouses or co-workers are undependable, uncooperative, or otherwise unfit. They ignore or denigrate the abilities and contributions of others and complain that they receive no help at all; they may inspire your sympathy or admiration for their stoicism in the face of hardship or unstinting self-sacrifice for the good of (undeserving) others. But this everyday grandiosity is an aspect of narcissism that you may never catch on to unless you visit the narcissist’s home or workplace and see for yourself that others are involved and are pulling their share of the load and, more often than not, are also pulling the narcissist’s share as well. An example is the older woman who told me with a sigh that she knew she hadn’t been a perfect mother but she just never had any help at all — and she said this despite knowing that I knew that she had worn out and discarded two devoted husbands and had lived in her parents’ pocket (and pocketbook) as long as they lived, quickly blowing her substantial inheritance on flaky business schemes. Another example is claiming unusual benefits or spectacular results from ordinary effort and investment, giving the impression that somehow the narcissist’s time and money are worth more than other people’s. [Here is an article about recognizing and coping with narcissism in the workplace; it is rather heavy on management jargon and psychobabble, but worth reading. “The Impact of Narcissism on Leadership and Sustainability” by Bruce Gregory, Ph.D. “When the narcissistic defense is operating in an interpersonal or group setting, the grandiose part does not show its face in public. In public it presents a front of patience, congeniality, and confident reasonableness.”]
In popular usage, the terms narcissism, narcissist, and narcissistic denote absurd vanity and are applied to people whose ambitions and aspirations are much grander than their evident talents. Sometimes these terms are applied to people who are simply full of themselves — even when their real achievements are spectacular. Outstanding performers are not always modest, but they aren’t grandiose if their self-assessments are realistic; e.g., Muhammad Ali, then Cassius Clay, was notorious for boasting “I am the greatest!” and also pointing out that he was the prettiest, but he was the greatest and the prettiest for a number of years, so his self-assessments weren’t grandiose. Some narcissists are flamboyantly boastful and self-aggrandizing, but many are inconspicuous in public, saving their conceit and autocratic opinions for their nearest and dearest. Common conspicuous grandiose behaviors include expecting special treatment or admiration on the basis of claiming (a) to know important, powerful or famous people or (b) to be extraordinarily intelligent or talented. As a real-life example, I used to have a neighbor who told his wife that he was the youngest person since Sir Isaac Newton to take a doctorate at Oxford. The neighbor gave no evidence of a world-class education, so I looked up Newton and found out that Newton had completed his baccalaureate at the age of twenty-two (like most people) and spent his entire academic career at Cambridge. The grandiose claims of narcissists are superficially plausible fabrications, readily punctured by a little critical consideration. The test is performance: do they deliver the goods? (There’s also the special situation of a genius who’s also strongly narcissistic, as perhaps Frank Lloyd Wright. Just remind yourself that the odds are that you’ll meet at least 1000 narcissists for every genius you come across.) [More on grandiosity.]
2. Preoccupation with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
Translation: Narcissists cultivate solipsistic or “autistic” fantasies, which is to say that they live in their own little worlds (and react with affront when reality dares to intrude).
3. Believes he is “special” and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)
Translation: Narcissists think that everyone who is not special and superior is worthless. By definition, normal, ordinary, and average aren’t special and superior, and so, to narcissists, they are worthless.
4. Requires excessive admiration
Translation: Excessive in two ways: they want praise, compliments, deference, and expressions of envy all the time, and they want to be told that everything they do is better than what others can do. Sincerity is not an issue here; all that matter are frequency and volume.
5. Has a sense of entitlement
Translation: They expect automatic compliance with their wishes or especially favorable treatment, such as thinking that they should always be able to go first and that other people should stop whatever they’re doing to do what the narcissists want, and may react with hurt or rage when these expectations are frustrated.
6. Selfishly takes advantage of others to achieve his own ends
Translation: Narcissists use other people to get what they want without caring about the cost to the other people.
7. Lacks empathy
Translation: They are unwilling to recognize or sympathize with other people’s feelings and needs. They “tune out” when other people want to talk about their own problems.
In clinical terms, empathy is the ability to recognize and interpret other people’s emotions. Lack of empathy may take two different directions: (a) accurate interpretation of others’ emotions with no concern for others’ distress, which is characteristic of psychopaths; and (b) the inability to recognize and accurately interpret other people’s emotions, which is the NPD style. This second form of defective empathy may (rarely) go so far as alexithymia, or no words for emotions, and is found with psychosomatic illnesses, i.e., medical conditions in which emotion is experienced somatically rather than psychically. People with personality disorders don’t have the normal body-ego identification and regard their bodies only instrumentally, i.e., as tools to use to get what they want, or, in bad states, as torture chambers that inflict on them meaningless suffering. Self-described narcissists who’ve written to me say that they are aware that their feelings are different from other people’s, mostly that they feel less, both in strength and variety (and which the narcissists interpret as evidence of their own superiority); some narcissists report “numbness” and the inability to perceive meaning in other people’s emotions.
8. Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him
Translation: No translation needed.
9. Shows arrogant, haughty, patronizing, or contemptuous behaviors or attitudes
Translation: They treat other people like dirt.
Don’t ‘prisoners’ normally get released at the end of a conflict?
Seriously, since he’s portraying this as a ‘normal conflict’ and using Geneva Convention language here, using his logic all he needed to do was save all the Guard units getting ready to deploy to that hell hole the trouble and just end the defective theater deployment like he said he would and Bergdahl would have been released, right? /s
Because once the conflict is over the Taliban ‘will be our friends’ and terrorism won’t exist...BIG /s
So we released the 5 from Gitmo ‘why’? There are many civilians in Afghanistan. If the price for one soldier is 5 of theirs, what will be the price for the civilians? The Horse’s backside then went on to double down and state...
“This is something that I would do again, and I will continue to do wherever I have an opportunity, if I have a member of our military whos in captivity. Were gonna try to get em out.”
...while ignoring Americans, military and civilian both, held there and elsewhere, but willing to put the US in a position of vulnerability for more ‘prisoner-taking’ (/s) by setting the bar at 5-1 and stating publicly ‘I’ll do it again’.
And if the defective logic behind all this is to close Gitmo, what happens when we run out of terrorists? (exCUSE me...’prisoners’)
(I guess we could then give them POtuS)
The net result, I see, is that the WH logic is that the WH will release, w/o Congressional notification, ALL of the Gitmo ‘prisoners’ at the ‘end of conflict’ in 2015.
THAT’s what he’s saying to Williams...
Unbelievable! The war is not ending they have run us out. They are still the enemy.