Skip to comments.McCain: Accusing Bergdahl Platoon Mates of 'Swift-boating' Is Unacceptable (VIDEO)
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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Is it finally occurring to Mac that the regime has absolutely no respect for the vets? Welcome to reality JC
Ooooooooh....”unacceptable” he thundered! Right up there with “disappointing” and “inappropriate”, there, McQueeg.
When will this old has-been realize his opinions are no longer needed or wanted ?
Well then Johnnie, maybe you shouldn’t have called the original swift boaters dishonorable for calling your buddy Kerry out.
Hey Johnnie Boy, when does "unacceptable" morph into action over said circumstance?
So, McCain’s on our side today?
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 Kerrys own testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 22, 1971. But Kerrys 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 Kerrys own admission, he met in 1970 with delegations from the North Vietnamese communist government and discussed how the Vietnam Warshould be stopped.
Just the guy you want on your side.
Maybe the headline is wrong. I would expect McCain to say “Swift-boating Bergdahl is unacceptable.”
So harsh, John!
The toothless tiger Republicans — don’t know whether to laugh at them or cry because they are so feckless.
He IS being swft boated.
And rightly so.
McCain is using the liberal definition
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.”
Their quaking in their Croc’s, Johnny.
This week, anyway...
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.
I hate that word “unacceptable!”
Apparently their is a dance that even the Dancing Boy McCain refuses to perform.
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.
What’s wrong with swift boating? It was correct last time it was used!
“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.
I had to read that several times before I believed that he was defending the platoon.