Skip to comments.The Bergdahl Dozen: Thirteen Reasons Why the Story Has Legs
Posted on 06/09/2014 9:11:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Its 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 newsas well as from news that reflects poorly on the Obama administration.
This morning, for example, on NBCs Today Shownot exactly a hotbed of hard-news-focused right-wingersWhite 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 bakers dozen refers to 13 of something. So lets call the whole thing Bergdahls Dozen.
First, the White House has hoisted itself on its own photo op. Pictures are worth a lot of wordsespecially when they come from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The enduring image of the President, arm in arm with Bowe Bergdahls 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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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?
Been a while since I noticed anything from Pinkerton posted here.
If those legs don’t get to impeachment, they’re the wrong legs.
With all the turmoil, Obama’s polling is looking as good as it has in a year.
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.
Terrorist swap ping.
He’ll never be impeached. Write that down. Never.
Many years from now we will still be talking about this... just talking about it.
That’s the one!
‘Midnight at the oasis, send your camel to bed’
Send the camel to Moosechelle’s room. 0bambi has his hands full.
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."
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.
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.
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.’)
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.
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.
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.
Demographics were different in his days.
America was inhabited by Americans then.
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.
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.
Probably more intelligent than other black and white creature in the White Hut.
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.
News headline: The President today renamed his dog “Bo Bergdahl” to commemorate the historic prisoner exchange deal which brought American hero home.