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  • State Department Spokeswoman Refuses to Apologize to Bowe Bergdahl's Platoon

    06/24/2014 2:14:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 24, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    When Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was released in a swap for five Taliban prisoners three weeks ago and celebrated by the White House as a hero, his fellow Army platoon leaders came forward with details about how he was "captured" as a prisoner. Bergdahl was accused of being a deserter who violated his oath and left on his own accord by the men who served with him. At the time of their statements, State Department Deputy Press Secretary Marie Harf was asked during a press conference about the knowledge the platoon members had surrounding Bergdahl's alleged desertion. She dismissed their statements...
  • Fmr Team Leader: Bergdahl Looked Better than We Did

    06/16/2014 7:04:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | June 16, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)U.S. Army Sgt. Evan Buetow, Bowe Bergdahl’s former team leader, said that Bergdahl appeared to be in better shape after his captivity than the members of his squadron who had to search for him. Buetow stated that in the video of Bergdahl’s release into US custody “he actually looks a little bigger than he was when he left and I thought we all looked a lot worse than he did out there looking for him.” He added Bergdahl “looked pretty good. He looked big, he looked healthy.” Buetow also reiterated his earlier statements that he thinks “it is abundantly clear...
  • McCain: Accusing Bergdahl Platoon Mates of 'Swift-boating' Is Unacceptable (VIDEO)

    06/10/2014 11:01:31 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 24 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | June 10 2014 | Breitbart TV
    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...
  • NYT Goes After Bergdahl's 'Raggedy' Unit Again, This Time in a Sunday Page A1 Report

    06/09/2014 7:01:34 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 31 replies
    On Thursday, the editorial board at the New York Times, reacting to the growing firestorm over the release of five hardened terrorists from Gitmo in return for the Army's Bowe Bergdahl, went after Bergdahl's "army unit’s lack of security and discipline." It then incredibly claimed that a classified army report described in a separate Times dispatch that day suggested that those alleged conditions were "as much to blame for the disappearance" of Bergdahl as ... well, the sloppy editorial didn't specifically say. On Sunday, two Times reporters continued the offensive against Bowe Bergdahl's platoon and its members, apparently wanting readers...
  • Bergdahl Was In Unit Known For Its Troubles (Here come the smears)

    06/07/2014 7:32:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 110 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 7, 2014 | Richard A. Oppel Jr. and Eric Schmitt
    The platoon was, an American military official would assert years later, “raggedy.” On their tiny, remote base, in a restive sector of eastern Afghanistan at an increasingly violent time of the war, they were known to wear bandannas and cutoff T-shirts. Their crude observation post was inadequately secured, a military review later found. Their first platoon leader, and then their first platoon sergeant, were replaced relatively early in the deployment because of problems. But the unit — Second Platoon, Blackfoot Company in the First Battalion, 501st Regiment — might well have remained indistinguishable from scores of other Army platoons in...
  • CNN’s Jake Tapper Makes Important Clarification About Bergdahl’s Fellow Soldiers

    06/06/2014 11:52:41 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 61 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 4, 2014 | Matt Wilstein
    CNN’s Jake Tapper has been at the center of the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap story since it broke over the weekend. He was the first major reporter to speak to some of Bergdahl’s platoon-mates, who each labeled the just-released prisoner of war a “deserter.” Months earlier, he was lamenting how “undercovered” the story had been on Reliable Sources. As the story continues to be politicized, Tapper took to Twitter ahead of his 4 p.m. ET broadcast Wednesday to clarify some things about his reporting. Tapper posted this series of tweets on the subject early Wednesday afternoon:
  • Video: Six members of Bergdahl’s unit tell Megyn Kelly on Fox News he should be court-martialed

    06/06/2014 10:05:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/06/2014 | AllahPundit
    Must-viewing if you missed it last night. The court-martial bit comes near the very end of the video interview, at around 16:30. I watched live and remember her asking them at one point whether they think Obama should have done the deal for Bergdahl if it meant springing the Taliban Five. If memory serves, not a single one raised his hand. I can’t find that bit in the clip below, though; it may have been a sneak preview of part two of the interview, which will air tonight. YouGov’s got an interesting poll on that subject this morning. When...
  • Respect for the Military? White House calls Bergdahl’s Fellow Soldiers Liars

    06/06/2014 10:15:57 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 11 replies
    cfp ^ | 6/6/14 | r zieve
    There are no depths to which the Obama syndicate will not sink, in order to suppress and destroy the truth. And there is no tactic too demeaning for them to use against their enemies. The White House Officially Turns Against the Soldiers Obama Commands The soldiers who served with deserter Bowe Bergdahl knew about his desertion in 2009 and the note and emails he had left behind. Bergdahl said he was “ashamed to be an American.” In 2012 even left leaning Rolling Stone Magazine reported emails Bergdahl had sent to his parents condemning the US Military and Americans in general:...
  • On NOW (FNC): Megyn Kelly talks to 6 members of Bergdahl's platoon

    06/05/2014 6:06:58 PM PDT · by KJC1 · 88 replies
    On Megyn Kelly's show (Fox News Channel), she will be showing a panel of 6 of Bergdahl's platoon members shortly. No link/live show