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McCain: Accusing Bergdahl Platoon Mates of 'Swift-boating' Is Unacceptable (VIDEO)
Breitbart TV ^ | June 10 2014 | Breitbart TV

Posted on 06/10/2014 11:01:31 AM PDT by PoloSec

Tuesday after a Senate intelligence briefing, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) responded to criticisms being leaked out about U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's platoon mates after having criticized him for being a "deserter."

"I have one other comment that doesn't have anything to do with the hearing and that is I understand attacking people who disagree with the president's decision," McCain said. "I do not agree with attacking the reputation of these young men who served in the same platoon with Sgt. Bergdahl. to accuse them of swift boating is unacceptable'"

The former Vietnam prisoner of war was referring to reports of unnamed White House aides accusing the soldiers who served with Bergdahl of “swift-boating” him by telling their stories in an attempt to discredit the soldiers.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bergdahl; bergdahlplatoon; mccain

1 posted on 06/10/2014 11:01:31 AM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

Is it finally occurring to Mac that the regime has absolutely no respect for the vets? Welcome to reality JC


2 posted on 06/10/2014 11:04:33 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: PoloSec

Ooooooooh....”unacceptable” he thundered! Right up there with “disappointing” and “inappropriate”, there, McQueeg.


3 posted on 06/10/2014 11:07:24 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: PoloSec

When will this old has-been realize his opinions are no longer needed or wanted ?


4 posted on 06/10/2014 11:07:41 AM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: PoloSec

Well then Johnnie, maybe you shouldn’t have called the original swift boaters dishonorable for calling your buddy Kerry out.


5 posted on 06/10/2014 11:07:54 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: PoloSec
Well, there you have it then!

Hey Johnnie Boy, when does "unacceptable" morph into action over said circumstance?

6 posted on 06/10/2014 11:08:44 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: PoloSec

So, McCain’s on our side today?


7 posted on 06/10/2014 11:09:32 AM PDT by hometoroost
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To: PoloSec
Shut up, McCain. You condemned the Swift Boat Vets and they were telling the truth about Jenjiss John.

American Patriots Against John Kerry

The 1970 meeting that John Kerry conducted with North Vietnamese communists violated U.S. law, according to an author and researcher who has studied the issue.

Kerry met with representatives from “both delegations” of the Vietnamese in Paris in 1970, according to Kerry’s own testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 22, 1971. But Kerry’s meetings with the Vietnamese delegations were in direct violation of laws forbidding private citizens from negotiating with foreign powers, according to researcher and author Jerry Corsi, who began studying the anti-war movement in the early 1970s.

According to Corsi, Kerry violated U.S. code 18 U.S.C. 953. “A U.S. citizen cannot go abroad and negotiate with a foreign power,” Corsi told CNSNews.com.

By Kerry’s own admission, he met in 1970 with delegations from the North Vietnamese communist government and discussed how the Vietnam Warshould be stopped.


8 posted on 06/10/2014 11:09:47 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: PoloSec

Just the guy you want on your side.

FU McCain.


9 posted on 06/10/2014 11:13:27 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: hometoroost

Maybe the headline is wrong. I would expect McCain to say “Swift-boating Bergdahl is unacceptable.”


10 posted on 06/10/2014 11:14:14 AM PDT by forgotten man
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To: PoloSec

“unacceptable”

So harsh, John!

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The toothless tiger Republicans — don’t know whether to laugh at them or cry because they are so feckless.


11 posted on 06/10/2014 11:14:22 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: PoloSec

He IS being swft boated.

And rightly so.

McCain is using the liberal definition


12 posted on 06/10/2014 11:14:59 AM PDT by digger48
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To: PoloSec

That McCain thinks they need to be defended from accusations of swiftboating shows he still doesn’t get it. The proper response is: “the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth were telling the truth and did a great service (again) to this country. Bergdahl’s platoon mates are following in honorable footsteps and deserve to be heard with respect.”


13 posted on 06/10/2014 11:28:52 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: PoloSec
"Come on John, That's enough for Today. ...4 minutes till Judge Wapner"


14 posted on 06/10/2014 11:36:15 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: PoloSec

Their quaking in their Croc’s, Johnny.


15 posted on 06/10/2014 11:49:15 AM PDT by polymuser
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To: hometoroost

This week, anyway...


16 posted on 06/10/2014 11:56:24 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: PoloSec

So, when McCain says the right thing, we jump on him?
I believe the idea is to reward Republican politicians when they say the right thing and admonish them when they say the wrong thing.

You’re right Senator. Keep it up.


17 posted on 06/10/2014 11:58:19 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: PoloSec

I hate that word “unacceptable!”


18 posted on 06/10/2014 12:03:30 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: PoloSec
What's surprising about McCain giving aid and comfort to a Muslim traitor to the United States? McCain has openly contacted and conferenced with Muslim terrorists and Jihadis. McCain is a Dhimmi and a traitor. Perhaps he really is deranged or demented? I'd like to ship his puffy pink butt to Gitmo for the duration.
19 posted on 06/10/2014 12:04:34 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: PoloSec

Apparently their is a dance that even the Dancing Boy McCain refuses to perform.


20 posted on 06/10/2014 12:31:45 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: PoloSec

Which side had more opportunity (& motive) to orchestrate their side of the Bergdahl-desertion theory. His platoon mates (who are serving in different units or are out of the service), or the Administration? Hmmmm?

Low-information voters just tick me off.


21 posted on 06/10/2014 1:02:31 PM PDT by Tallguy
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To: PoloSec

What’s wrong with swift boating? It was correct last time it was used!


22 posted on 06/10/2014 1:44:07 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: PoloSec

“unnamed White House aides accusing the soldiers who served with Bergdahl of “swift-boating” him by telling their stories in an attempt to discredit the soldiers.”

What about the practice of calling his fellow soldiers psychopaths who were in a unit short on leadership; this practice requires a name, I suggest Vietnamization since the practice is reminiscent of the coverage soldiers got during the Vietnam War. And just as accurate as anything else stated in 1969.


23 posted on 06/10/2014 2:05:31 PM PDT by Holdem Or Foldem (Life isn't fair, so wear a cup.)
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To: PoloSec
In my wildest dreams, I see J F’in Kerry imprisoned in the Hanoi Hilton instead of John McCain. Of course he is being treated well because he would have betrayed every prisoner and the USA to keep his elitist ass comfortable. He would be “repatriated” with no limp in his walk or stiffness in any part of his skeleton. He would be well fed and have survived his 6 years in relative ease. Torture was for the other prisoners, not John F’in Kerry, traitor then, traitor now.
24 posted on 06/10/2014 2:54:12 PM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: forgotten man

I had to read that several times before I believed that he was defending the platoon.


25 posted on 06/10/2014 3:19:41 PM PDT by hometoroost
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