Skip to comments.NBC's Chuck Todd: White House Didn't Expect Critics to 'Swift Boat' Bergdahl
Posted on 06/04/2014 11:46:31 AM PDT by chessplayer
Acting as a stenographer on Wednesday's NBC Today, chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd parroted the Obama administration's new attack against critics of the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner exchange: "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'....
MSNBC quickly seized on the "swift boat" line, with Last Word fill-in host Ari Melber declaring Tuesday night: "We're gonna look at the right-wing play book for the newly released American POW, a wounded man who isnt even out of the hospital yet. Swift boat first, ask questions later."
Susan Rice noted that he served with honor and distinction.
Can someone ask her a follow up and ask her specifically what in his record convinced her that he served with honor and distinction?
By “swift boat” they must mean “tell the truth”.
Just as was done with John Kerry.
Liberals really don’t like the truth. Kind of a vampire/sunlight thing.
Swift Boating=Truth Telling
He got promoted, di’n he?
Seems all the backlash is from his former squad mates and parents of the soldiers who died going out looking for him. The media just reports it. The WH whines about it.
[being Swift Boated] == [your carefully constructed line of BS gets undermined by the truth]
You don’t have to serve with distinction to get a promotion.
Fully expect Beckel to parrot this talking point later today on the “Five”.
Special forces found Bergdahl and captors but wouldnt risk rescue for deserter
Washington Times ^ | 06/03/2014 | Guy Taylor
Posted by SeekAndFind
The Pentagon on several occasions had ground-level intelligence on where ArmySgt. Bowe Bergdahl was being held captive at various times down to how many gunmen were guarding him but special operations commanders repeatedly shelved rescue missions because they didnt want to risk casualties for a man they believed to be a deserter, sources familiar with the mission plans said.
Commanders on the ground debated whether to pull the trigger on a rescue several times in recent years, according to one of the sources, a former high-level intelligence official in Afghanistan, who said the conclusion each time was that the prospect of losing highly trained troops was too high a price to pay for rescuing a soldier who walked away from his unit before being captured by the enemy.
A second source told The Washington Times that the rescue operation plans were high risk and became even less attractive in recent months when officials in the Pentagons Joint Special Operations Command grew convinced that the Taliban and the militant Haqqani network, whose operatives were holding Sgt. Bergdahl, were eager to cut a deal for his release.
Truth to Lefties is like Holy Water to vampires, which is why you are so horrified.
He wasn’t even serving when he was promoted.
Another political disaster for our Incompetent-In-Chief. He should resign the office he desecrates.
I want the hear the White House explain what they mean by “Swift Boating.” If they have to explain themselves...they are losing.
The RATS will try and turn this guy into a anti-war hero. They will try destroying the troops who went out to try to find him.
Now we can see why they don’t want anyone on the ground in Benghazi to testify to Congress..or the people.
Susan Rice won’t answer that question until she checks with Valarie Jarrett for the correct answer.
Excellent Tom! I added one word.
[being Swift Boated] == [When, your carefully constructed line of BS gets undermined by the truth]
This White House is isolated and arrogant. They might try consulting others before making a rash decision based on inadequate information?
Departing the FABULOUS WH Rose Garden
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