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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: 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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To: don-o

What a great analogy comparing Bergdahl with Kerry.

However, Bergdahl just walked away and deserted his unit in combat, but Kerry faked three Purple Hearts before he walked away and deserted his unit in combat


61 posted on 06/04/2014 10:09:51 AM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war,and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: Interesting Times

So Berghdahl = Kerry / Kerry = Berghdahl

Now I understand...


62 posted on 06/04/2014 11:01:37 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: blueunicorn6

Enemy. Enemy. Enemy

Enemy. Americans. Enemy

Enemy. Enemy. Enemy

looks like an islamic tic tac toe game

insert america and israel at will


63 posted on 06/04/2014 11:02:36 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: TBP

Swift-boating is when critics tell the truth about someone’s military service when that truth is unhelpful to Democrats


64 posted on 06/04/2014 11:04:59 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Interesting Times; The Shrew; Nick Danger; abner; diotima; MinuteGal; Skeet

Hello everyone...


65 posted on 06/04/2014 11:08:48 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Interesting Times

Interesting times sir... Yes, indeed.


66 posted on 06/04/2014 12:30:07 PM PDT by abner (I have no tagline, therefore no identity.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Hi.


67 posted on 06/04/2014 12:51:02 PM PDT by abner (I have no tagline, therefore no identity.)
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To: don-o
This will probably fail to get the required traction.

Frankly, I'm waiting for another elementary school to be shot up by a maniac to get the attention off this disaster. They've got to do something...!

68 posted on 06/04/2014 1:01:18 PM PDT by Gritty (Climate hysterics shriek on. Loud and apocalyptic is the only setting on the machine.-Mark Steyn)
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To: DoughtyOne; Interesting Times; abner; victim of circumstance; Nick Danger; Bob J; diotima
Howdy Gang!

You're all still my heroes. Especially Interesting Times!

Regards,

TS

69 posted on 06/04/2014 1:20:27 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: The Shrew; abner
Shrew and gang...y'all know who you are.

Those were the days, friends...and we're still here giving those who deserve it some swift-kickin' in the you-know-where!

Love to y'all.

Doin' great Abner...miss ya. C'mon down again!

Leni

70 posted on 06/04/2014 2:17:33 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: TBP
In the first Godfather movie, the elder Corleone tells Michael that you'll be able to tell the traitor because he'll be the one who approaches you.

Likewise, it's easy to tell which 'reporters' have their heads farthest up this administration's butt...by who pops the first story from "White House insiders."

71 posted on 06/04/2014 2:33:45 PM PDT by gogeo (If you are Tea Party, the Republican Party does not want you.)
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To: wtd
Any shred of credibility remaining within this administration continues to hemmorage...

Reasonable people listen to both sides and conclude the soldiers have multiples more credibility than the government...IE, the government is lying.

The arrogance of this regime is surpassed only by their tone-deafness. They are shooting themselves in the foot, and I suspect most of the press is smart enough to stay out of the crapstorm.

It's only the dead-enders who try to defend Obama now.

Even friendly pundits have been saying that if Obama is advocating for larger government, he has to show it works.

This regime is the best argument for limited government, and each day brings a fresh example.

72 posted on 06/04/2014 2:46:21 PM PDT by gogeo (If you are Tea Party, the Republican Party does not want you.)
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To: All

http://standardspeaker.com/news/schuylkill-native-killed-in-afghanistan-1.1698090


73 posted on 06/05/2014 7:43:49 AM PDT by angcat
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To: abner

Hey Abner. Good to get your “Hi!”.

Hope all is going good for you.


74 posted on 06/05/2014 1:55:05 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: The Shrew

Hey, hello...


75 posted on 06/05/2014 1:55:19 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne; abner; MinuteGal
Hey Gang! Nice to see each of you in this thread.

Perhaps we should do a reunion tour!?!

Regards,

TS

76 posted on 06/09/2014 2:33:30 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: The Shrew

I saw the note. Works for me.


77 posted on 06/10/2014 12:35:24 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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