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Dumbest Defense Yet of Bergdahl Deal?
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 06/07/2014 7:56:31 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Mark Jacobson may have set a new standard for dumb defenses of the Bergdahl deal. Appearing on MSNBC's Up With Steve Kornacki today, scholar and Afghanistan veteran Jacobson suggested that opposition to the Bergdahl deal arises out of the soldier's religion and politics. He made a mind-boggling analogy: "My parents freaked out when I went to Afghanistan both times. If I had been captured. Do I want someone to say this nice Jewish kid over in Afghanistan, a little bit liberal, not really sure if we're going to go get him? Absolutely not."

What?? If a nice liberal Jewish kid had served, to quote Susan Rice, with "honor and distinction," and a deal to retrieve him were on the table that wouldn't seriously jeopardize our national security interests, can anyone conceive that we wouldn't make it? The objections to the Bergdhahl deal arise out of the very high national security price exacted in exchange for someone who seemingly was at best AWOl, if not a deserter. Giving the lie to Jacobson's lunacy was fellow panelist Jack Jacobs, who objected to the Bergdahl deal. Jacobs, by the way, grew up a nice Jewish kid in NYC, and was awarded the Medal of Honor for his service in Vietnam.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bergdahl; bobbergdahl; bowebergdahl; gitmo; markjacobson; msnbc; stevekornacki

1 posted on 06/07/2014 7:56:31 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Hard to top this as dumb defense of Bergdahl deal. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 06/07/2014 7:57:08 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Must've of been a REMF


3 posted on 06/07/2014 8:02:16 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
what's the difference between bergdahl and lindh and their breeders??? NOTHING!!!
4 posted on 06/07/2014 8:05:18 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This is the first time that I’ve ever seen any claim that Bergdahl was Jewish. Can this possibly be true? If so, I would certainly have expected to have seen it reported before (over and over ad nauseum). IIRC, every report on Daniel Pearl’s ordeal started off with “Jewish captive Daniel Pearl....” or “Jewish reporter Daniel Pearl....”.


5 posted on 06/07/2014 8:12:28 AM PDT by Bob
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
If a nice liberal Jewish kid had served, to quote Susan Rice, with "honor and distinction," and a deal to retrieve him were on the table that wouldn't seriously jeopardize our national security interests, can anyone conceive that we wouldn't make it?

Deal? with terrorists? no thank you

6 posted on 06/07/2014 8:12:37 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Republicans really are felony stupid.

It’s not about Bergdahl! Really! It wouldn’t matter if the POW was a patriot and saint. Obama never had to make this kind of deal for anyone. Are you trying to tell me they wouldn’t have traded for one super-dangerous terrorist?

And why weren’t the negotiations done with others in the loop? Couldn’t they have collectively come up with a better deal? Hell, a freshman in High School could have come up with a better deal.

It’s not about Bergdahl but that’s the WH talking points. Those nasty Republicans picking on this guy or he could be your kid.

Change the conversation, GOP! Don’t discuss Bergdahl and whether or not he was worth it. No one was worth it. This is how Dems keep winning, they control the conversation.


7 posted on 06/07/2014 8:20:20 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: Bob

Just to clarify, Jacobson wasn’t saying Bergdahl was Jewish. I believe he was implying that some people objected to the deal because of reports Bergdahl had converted to Islam. Jacobson was making the odd analogy to someone hypothetically objecting to rescuing HIM because he’s Jewish.


8 posted on 06/07/2014 8:23:52 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I wonder which of the “Sunday shows” Susan Rice will be hitting tomorrow......heh


9 posted on 06/07/2014 8:24:22 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign. ###)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I am starting to suspect that Bergdahl is a homosexual, which would be a gigantic bombshell in this deal. Based in his unconventional background and behavior.

Bergdahl studied and practiced fencing and martial arts before switching to ballet classes at the Sun Valley Ballet School in Ketchum, Idaho. He never owned a car; he rode his bicycle everywhere. He spent time in a Buddhist monastery between 2007 and 2008.


10 posted on 06/07/2014 8:29:14 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: Bob

According to the Rolling Stone article from a couple of years ago his parents were “ both devout Calvinists”....


11 posted on 06/07/2014 8:34:29 AM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

IMO, we have already lost this. Why? Because we have allowed the fascists to turn the whole thing into a debate about the traitor.

NO! It’s really about the Five Bad Guys and the fact that Obama released them.


12 posted on 06/07/2014 8:36:41 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: Bob

Bergdahl is not Jewish. His ancestors were Scandinavian Christians.


13 posted on 06/07/2014 8:38:24 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Sorry. I misread his story as being about Bergdahl rather than himself.

Note to self: Have that second cup of coffee before posting in the morning. :=)


14 posted on 06/07/2014 8:42:18 AM PDT by Bob
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To: Bob; GeronL

I think Mark Jacobson was menaing HE is Jewish (although he is not military).

We were told that Bowe Bergdahl was celebrating Christmas and Easter (and the fourth of July??) with the Taliban.

Even though from appearances, Bergdahl and his dad have gone muslim.

I’ve seen posts that the dad (Bob) is still a Christian. Are there many Christian fathers who study deep history and language when their kids are abducted by cultists?


15 posted on 06/07/2014 3:24:57 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: savedbygrace; GeronL
NO! It’s really about the Five Bad Guys and the fact that Obama released them.

It's also about the administration bypassing Congress yet again.

It's also about the administration selling 8 kinds of bullsh!t and refusing to apologize.

It's also about The Most Transparent Administration Ever requiring those who served with him to sign non-disclosure agreements.

It's also about appointed Democrat activists in the administration selling more BS that the other men deployed with him were war criminals and liars.

It'a also about...

16 posted on 06/07/2014 3:29:18 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

He may not be a homosexual by choice (some chatter indicates he was provided with a wife/wives and may have even sired kids over there) but he may have had to dance like a pretty boy for them...


17 posted on 06/07/2014 3:30:31 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise

Those are side issues.


18 posted on 06/07/2014 5:16:20 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: savedbygrace

The “side issues” are examples of repeated behavior used by the administration in EVERY scandal just as the Monica Lewinsky case proved that the Clinton administration was paying off witnesses (including Monica with a six figure “salary” at Revlon courtesy of one of Bill’s team on the board of directors) to lie under oath. There were also examples of intimidating witnesses, seeking to destroy evidence, using media collusion for spin control, attacking the critics on a personal level, launching missiles to distract attention, etc...


19 posted on 06/07/2014 5:25:57 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: darkwing104
Must've of been a REMF

If you're referring to Jacobson, he was A Medal of Honor recipient during Vietnam.

20 posted on 06/07/2014 5:33:22 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: darkwing104
Sorry,that was Jacobs who was on the panel.

Gotta stop posting after taking PM meds.

21 posted on 06/07/2014 5:37:17 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: a fool in paradise

I didn’t say they weren’t real. I am only saying the main deal is the 5 Bad Guys. That’s what we should focus our attention on.


22 posted on 06/07/2014 7:10:54 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What also matters is this. Did president Obama pay any money to get him back and thus aid and abet a terrorist organization, breaking yet another American law as the Imperial President that he is.


23 posted on 06/08/2014 1:28:17 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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