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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
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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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