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Report: White House Accuses Soldiers Who Served with Bergdahl of 'Swift Boating'
The Weekly Standard ^ | June 4, 2014 | MARK HEMINGWAY

Posted on 06/04/2014 6:46:30 AM PDT by don-o

Appearing on the Today Show this morning, Chuck Todd reports that, in response to allegations of possible desertion by Bowe Bergdahl, White House sources are accusing the soldiers that served with him of "swift boating." Prior to the allegations made by those who served with Bergdahl, White House national security advisor Susan Rice had said Bergdahl served with "Honor and distinction." From the transcript of the Today Show:

Every [White House] aide I've talked to said they expected there to be controversy involving the decision to release five members of the taliban from gitmo, and the fact that this would then escalate that debate, which has been simmering for a good five years, which is what to do with those detainees, how do you release them, where do you release them. They did not expect this backlash on bergdahl himself. I've had a few aides describe it to me as we didn't know that they were going to swift boat Bergdahl. And that's a reference to that political fight back in 2004 over john kerry's military service, so there's some fighting words there.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bergdahl
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To: don-o

Let us not forget that the Left, personified by this WH, hates the military. They will not pass up any opportunity to disrespect or dishonor them....................


41 posted on 06/04/2014 7:28:14 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: FamiliarFace

Bergdahl also has to atone for all of his afghan folks who died as a result of his actions.


42 posted on 06/04/2014 7:31:52 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: don-o

Really? At this time they want to remind us what a lying POS John Kerry is?


43 posted on 06/04/2014 7:32:07 AM PDT by DManA
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To: don-o

https://www.facebook.com/Boweisatraitor?ref=stream&fref=nf


44 posted on 06/04/2014 7:33:55 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: wtd

I thought the same thing along with the possibility that a youngster or 2 just might google the term and learn something new.


45 posted on 06/04/2014 7:34:21 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: don-o

This isn’t about some political bickering. This is about life and death. Bergdahl’s unit had circled their vehicles to form a defensive position. That means they thought that the enemy could attack them from any direction.

Enemy. Enemy. Enemy

Enemy. Americans. Enemy

Enemy. Enemy. Enemy

You have to plan protection for 360 degrees. That means that EVERY rifle is critical. The enemy doesn’t want to charge directly into your weapons fire, so they watch and probe to find a place where they can sneak in. Once they have snuck into the American defensive position, they can go around shooting American Soldiers in the back because the American Soldiers are oriented OUTWARDS. The enemy would be BEHIND them because Bergdahl abandoned his post.
That’s why the Soldiers are angry. Bergdahl, in a combat zone, walked off and left them open to slaughter.

Chuck Todd is an idiot and should go hang himself. Better, let’s put old Chuck in contact with the enemy in Afghanistan and leave him there to fight them by himself. Let’s see how he likes it when he sees the enemy flanking him.


46 posted on 06/04/2014 7:35:25 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: angcat

Honored and mourned.


47 posted on 06/04/2014 7:35:53 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: don-o

Ten years later it still stings the Left.

Take note, oh ye fearful Republicans. If you aren't taking flak, you're not over the target.

48 posted on 06/04/2014 7:39:37 AM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: thejokker

See!!!!!

The White House has ALREADY begun successfully turning the media’s focus on the “swift boating” and NOT on the White House lies and propaganda about swapping terrorist for an army deserter who was training the terrorists! .


49 posted on 06/04/2014 7:44:45 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: The Shrew; Nick Danger; abner; diotima; MinuteGal; DoughtyOne; Skeet

Anniversary ping.


50 posted on 06/04/2014 7:45:09 AM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: demshateGod

Does Harry Reid know this yet?

Would be fun to send his office an email just to see if he goes with it. LOL! Rush is right...the guy is obsessed with them and exposes how unstable he is.


51 posted on 06/04/2014 7:58:43 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost ("Just look at the flowers, Lizzie. Just look at the flowers.")
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To: don-o
Smooth move Obama...!
52 posted on 06/04/2014 7:59:20 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Interesting Times

Swiftboat? Dude, that's like 10 years ago!


53 posted on 06/04/2014 8:06:53 AM PDT by csvset
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To: All
"Odds are, another scandal is already in the works to relieve political pressure. Or perhaps, they'll relent and allow the msm to resurrect some 'new'(withheld) details about F&F or the IRS scandal or Extortion 17, or ...take your pick.

As predicted, the side show begins to see which scandal will effectively knock this Burgdahl fiasco off the front page:


54 posted on 06/04/2014 8:11:34 AM PDT by wtd
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To: don-o

Kerry also served with “honor and distinction”

ask the NVA

how long before the WH trots out its own podium-hogging bought and borrowed POW, Juan “Maverick” McPain, to chastise the soldiers who are speaking truth to power?

I give it 3...2...1


55 posted on 06/04/2014 8:14:31 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: defconw

the serving troops are obviously straight white Christian bitter clingers who fit the DHS profile of becoming future domestic terrorists

their facebook page probably has become a happy hunting ground for the obama admin


56 posted on 06/04/2014 8:16:32 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: defconw

Actually two in his unit are not Swift Boating this piece of trash. They can not Swift Boat him. They are dead. They died looking for him. Also if the reports are accurate a total of 14 men died looking for him. This includes all units involved in the search.


57 posted on 06/04/2014 8:18:13 AM PDT by cpdiii
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To: jersey117

“And where is the military brass to defend these soldiers?”

If you are referring anyone above the rank of 0-6, you will have to get a proctologist to find their heads up the potus’s -—


58 posted on 06/04/2014 8:18:20 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: cpdiii

Swift-boating! These dummiecrats never stop. Truth is truth. Keryy was/is a traitor and this Taliban wanna be is as well.


59 posted on 06/04/2014 8:21:40 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: don-o

We are all still waiting for JF Kerry to release his medical records as he promised during the ‘04 campaign.

And whatever happened to that threat of a a libel lawsuit against those who spoke out against him? Gives the impression that the statements given by the SB Vets were true after all.


60 posted on 06/04/2014 8:37:25 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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