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The Bergdahl Dozen: Thirteen Reasons Why the Story Has Legs
Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | June 9, 2014 | James P. Pinkerton

Posted on 06/09/2014 9:11:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

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It’s been a week, and the Bowe Bergdahl beat goes on. The story has been dominant in the news, even on shows that typically shy away from heavy news—as well as from news that reflects poorly on the Obama administration.

This morning, for example, on NBC’s “Today Show”—not exactly a hotbed of hard-news-focused right-wingers—White House correspondent Kristen Welker reported that the Obama administration is “facing increasing anger,” adding, “Members of Congress are furious” at the “shifting stories from the administration.” And she cited a new poll showing that just 29 percent of Americans approve of swapping Taliban fighters for Bergdahl.

And looking ahead, Welker predicted, “This week will undoubtedly be overshadowed by Bergdahl as well”; Defense Secretary Hagel testifies Wednesday on Capitol Hill.

Indeed, the Bergdahl story is going to reverberate for a long time, for lots of reasons. I can count a total of 13 reasons. In popular usage, a “baker’s dozen” refers to 13 of something. So let’s call the whole thing Bergdahl’s Dozen.

First, the White House has hoisted itself on its own photo op. Pictures are worth a lot of words—especially when they come from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The enduring image of the President, arm in arm with Bowe Bergdahl’s parents in the Rose Garden, reminds us that Team Obama wanted this story to play big. They thought they had a feel-good patriotic pageant on their hands, and by all accounts, they were stunned when the story blew up in their faces....

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bergdahl; bergdahldeal; obama; taliban5

1 posted on 06/09/2014 9:11:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The curious problem with this whole mess...is if the White House had just talked to the CIA and the Pentagon...several problems attached to this would have been evident. I think they avoided all discussions...mostly because they just had to dump these five terrorists and figured this was the best public relations attachment deal that could come out of this. Now? The Senate might come around to asking several questions....like the money side of this. The group who held Bergdahl....didn’t care for the five guys involved...they just wanted cash. So who paid the cash, and how much was involved. I know it’s not the US government, but we dealt with someone who paid cash....who was that someone? What favor did we promise?


2 posted on 06/09/2014 9:15:41 PM PDT by pepsionice
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Been a while since I noticed anything from Pinkerton posted here.


3 posted on 06/09/2014 9:18:20 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

Bttt


4 posted on 06/09/2014 9:21:15 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If those legs don’t get to impeachment, they’re the wrong legs.


5 posted on 06/09/2014 9:26:27 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

With all the turmoil, Obama’s polling is looking as good as it has in a year.


6 posted on 06/09/2014 9:27:10 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A photo I saw showing the resident between the Bergdahls walking away, it looked to me like Barry had his hand on the seat of Goat Dad’s pants. I figured it was photoshopped.


7 posted on 06/09/2014 9:27:50 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; ...

Terrorist swap ping.


8 posted on 06/09/2014 9:28:58 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: tumblindice

9 posted on 06/09/2014 9:30:52 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: PapaNew

He’ll never be impeached. Write that down. Never.


10 posted on 06/09/2014 9:32:56 PM 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
How many scandals do we have to hear about that the ultimate outcome is squat? In another week there will be a bigger scandal. What happened to the VA scandal last month? Investigations, reports, more investigations, more reports, someone gets put on leave (with pay), someone steps down, no one is prosecuted, the administration moves on with their agenda. Lives are lost, billions are wasted, nothing changes.

Many years from now we will still be talking about this... just talking about it.

11 posted on 06/09/2014 9:33:16 PM PDT by eggman (End the Obama occupation of the White House!)
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To: TigersEye

That’s the one!
‘Midnight at the oasis, send your camel to bed’


12 posted on 06/09/2014 9:34:27 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: tumblindice

Send the camel to Moosechelle’s room. 0bambi has his hands full.


13 posted on 06/09/2014 9:38:42 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It's all up to the American people.

The politicians in Congress need to feel the heat - like Reagan said, "When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat."

14 posted on 06/09/2014 9:39:36 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I think Obama thought that this could be spun as a “feel good President saves the POW” story. It would block out every other scandal and improve Obama’s ratings with the sheeple. Instead, his stupidity and ineptitude was apparent from day 1, and his usual media cronies are having a hard time defending him when there is just so much damning evidence and those that knew the the truth coming forward.

When he stuck Susan Rice out there AGAIN with another set of lies I was and am shocked at this totally brain dead administration. Do they sit in a room and make up stupid stories? Do they laugh at what they perceive as clever lies? Do they laugh because they've always gotten away with it? Are they that sick? And does Susan Rice have absolutely no shame? What are they holding over her head? I just don't like that the story is taking time away from Benghazi, IRS, and other important issues that need to be kept in the forefront.

15 posted on 06/09/2014 9:42:18 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I agree. He will never be impeached. And the only reason is because he’s black. If they could impeach only the white half, proceedings would already have been started. Not racist, truth.


16 posted on 06/09/2014 9:46:51 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: TigersEye

Yeah, it looks like one of them menagerie a twats followed.
No wonder Bowe won’t talk to him parents, the freaks!
(At least they didn’t name Bowe: ‘Sue.’)


17 posted on 06/09/2014 9:50:12 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And in the meantime, what is being overlooked and is only covered on the back page, is that our southern border is overrun by an invasion of “children” from Central America.

And I mean: OVERRUN.


18 posted on 06/09/2014 10:04:23 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: 353FMG

President Eisenhower wasn’t exactly my idea of a hardcore conservative, but he definitely knew how to control the border and return illegals to their home countries.


19 posted on 06/09/2014 10:08:53 PM 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

And that’s why he can stay brazen until the day he leaves office (if his feral supporters let him) and continue to dismantle the country brick by brick.

The other two branches of government have already been cowed into submission.


20 posted on 06/09/2014 10:12:40 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Demographics were different in his days.

America was inhabited by Americans then.


21 posted on 06/09/2014 10:15:21 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Speak Bo! Speak!


22 posted on 06/09/2014 10:59:20 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: bringing joy to the hearts of Terrorists everywhere.)
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To: garjog

I’ve said before that I think we’d be better off if Bo was sitting behind the desk making the decisions and Barry was curled up under it licking himself.


23 posted on 06/09/2014 11:13:31 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: pepsionice

That is an intesting question. Because it was the Haqqani group that originally double crossed these 5 and turned them over to the US. They certainly did not care about them.


24 posted on 06/10/2014 1:49:09 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: garjog

Probably more intelligent than other black and white creature in the White Hut.


25 posted on 06/10/2014 1:55:42 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Illuminati member David Petraus might have resigned at the right time. Probably outed by Arab spies, those two wild and crazy sisters, gets the cover of the Broadwell affair as well.
26 posted on 06/10/2014 2:44:16 AM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is unfortunate that Bush didn’t prosecute the worst of the Gitmo detainees and execute them prior to Obama taking office. Imprisoning them indefinitely, with no real plan to rehabilitate them or punish them, was not a good strategy.


27 posted on 06/10/2014 5:04:48 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: garjog

News headline: The President today renamed his dog “Bo Bergdahl” to commemorate the historic prisoner exchange deal which brought American hero home.


28 posted on 06/10/2014 12:04:11 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: bringing joy to the hearts of Terrorists everywhere.)
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