Video: Six members of Bergdahl’s unit tell Megyn Kelly he should be court-martialed

posted at 11:21 am on June 6, 2014 by Allahpundit

Must-viewing if you missed it last night. The court-martial bit comes near the very end, 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 you ask people a generic question about whether it’s okay for the U.S. to release suspected terrorists in exchange for an American soldier, 49 percent say no versus just 26 percent who say yes. When you tweak that question to ask them about the actual deal that was just made by the White House, the numbers tighten to 39 percent disapproval versus 36 percent approval. That may be simple partisanship at work, or it may be evidence that Obama’s Rose Garden ceremony with Bergdahl’s parents had the desired effect despite how tone-deaf it seems now. It’s easy for someone who follows the news casually to oppose a terrorist handover in principle, not so easy after they’ve just watched a mom on TV celebrating the return of her baby boy after five years.

What happens, though, when you tweak that poll question yet again to tell people Bergdahl is a suspected deserter? Uh oh:

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Independents break 25/49 on that question. If you tweak the question further and ask whether it’s the government’s responsibility to trade for a soldier who actually defected to the other side, the numbers naturally collapse: It’s 10/76, with little difference among the three partisan groups. Contra Obama apologist David Brooks, it does matter why Bergdahl went missing. Why people like him and William Saletan would intone in Bergdahl’s defense about our loyalty to each other when the whole thrust of the accusation against him is that he abandoned his fellow soldiers in the field, I can’t understand.

The whole clip is worth watching, especially the second half when they respond to the “swift-boating” nonsense, but pay attention to the exchange at around 7:30 regarding what Bergdahl told them about his view of the war. The e-mails he sent his father before he disappeared suggested that he was disgusted with the military for being too brutal and callous to Afghans. (“These people need help, yet what they get is the most conceited country in the world telling them that they are nothing and that they are stupid, that they have no idea how to live.”) According to these guys, though, Bergdahl’s big complaint in conversation was that they weren’t being brutal enough. He wanted more gun battles, more “kicking in doors.” I don’t know how to reconcile that. Was he lying to them so that they wouldn’t suspect he was about to desert? If not, how do you resolve that discrepancy?


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I see six psychopaths. At least I would if I were an Obama pole smoker.

All of them also don’t believe the deal should have been done. Still waiting for that platoon mate who will step forward and vindicate Bergdahl.

NotCoach on June 6, 2014 at 11:25 AM

These individuals are all obviously Psychopaths…

..at least that’s what this Administration said about
their claims….

ToddPA on June 6, 2014 at 11:25 AM

I’ve seen this before. This must be cut and dry. I feel bad for the families of the six soldiers that were killed trying to find this brick.

Oil Can on June 6, 2014 at 11:26 AM

I think this deserves to be re-posted where more people can read it.

My two cents worth about the whole Bergdahl affair (as a former Special Ops Officer with 27 years of military service). Please excuse the long read.

1. “We don’t leave our soldiers behind.” True, but then, hardly anyone is saying that we should have. Further, “prisoner” exchanges have, in the past, occurred at the end of hostilities, not earlier. It isn’t smart to return your enemy’s leaders back into the fight before the fight is over. But then no one really thinks anyone in the Obama Administration is smart. We really don’t know when this fight will be over. They (the Islamic terrorists) certainly aren’t giving up soon.

Regardless if Bergdahl was a deserter or not, we should have tried to get him back. If it is proven he did desert (which, on the surface, is likely) he should face the appropriate punishment. The last deserter executed for desertion, PVT Eddie Slovik, did not desert looking to join up with the Germans, but left the front lines and walked to the rear and turned himself in. Slovik was scared of combat (basically a coward) and simply left the front lines. He was executed. Bergdahl was disillusioned with US policy in Afghanistan, stated he was “ashamed to even be American” and deserted with the intention of turning himself over to the enemy. If you compare the two cases, Bergdahl’s desertion was much worse and probably deserves the same fate as Slovik, but because the Obama Administration has declared his service to be “with honor and distinction”, that will probably never happen. At least not until Obama leaves office, unless he pardons the deserter on his way out.

2. “We don’t negotiate with terrorists.” The Obama Administration will claim that (1) they were negotiating with Qatar, not the Taliban, and (2) the Taliban has not been declared a terrorist organization. Unfortunately, in this case, Bergdahl was not actually being held by the Taliban, but the Haqqani network, which has been declared a terrorist organization. So, the Obama Administration, in effect, lied again.

3. “It was worth exchanging the five terrorists for Bergdahl.” The Obama Administration claims that Qatar will keep a close eye on these five terrorist leaders to make sure they do not go back to their terrorist ways for one year. If you believe that, I have some nice beachfront property in Arizona for sale. They will soon (if they haven’t already) be involved with terrorist activities. In my mind, every US service member killed or injured as a result of a Taliban attack is a direct result of Obama releasing these five terrorist leaders. In effect, Obama will be an accessory to murder in every future American combat death in Afghanistan.

4. “We had to act quickly as Bergdahl’s health was deteriorating.” Prove it. The medical reports out of Germany state that his condition is “stable.” If he was on the verge of death, you can bet that the Administration would be trumpeting every ailment. Since they aren’t, the odds are that he is, and was, in good health. He certainly didn’t look “on the verge of death” when he was turned over to the SF. The Administration is lying. Again.

5. “We didn’t inform Congress because we think the requirement is unconstitutional and the President issued a Signing Statement.” Just because a Signing Statement was issued, it doesn’t make the requirement unconstitutional. It is still the law. By failing to inform Congress 30 days prior to the release, Obama broke the law. Again. The families of every US service member killed in Afghanistan from this point forward need to file suit against Obama for violating the law and allowing the terrorists to return to the fight, resulting in the death of their loved one. Probably won’t result in any trials, but certainly would shine additional light on Obama’s lawlessness.

6. “We didn’t inform Congress because the Taliban threatened to kill Bergdahl if the exchange was publicized.” That’s odd, since the Taliban told the press that they were working on the prisoner exchange six weeks ago. Another Administration lie.

7. This exchange emboldens the Taliban/Haqqani network to attempt to capture US service members and hold them for ransom, either cash or for more detainee releases. That’s why you don’t negotiate with criminals/terrorists – it just encourages them.

8. “Bergdahl served with honor and distinction.” One of the most brazen lies I have heard. This even exceeds “The Benghazi attack was a result of an anti-Islam video.” If the Obama Administration didn’t know that Bergdahl was a deserter; that the military had stopped looking for him as he had, in effect, joined the “other side”; and that Bergdahl had made anti-American statements, they are more stupid that we thought. That Bergdahl deserted was public knowledge. The lie was an effort to minimize the damage of releasing five terrorist leaders (two of which are wanted by the UN, charged with being war criminals).

9. The optics of having Bergdahl’s father (who appears to be a Taliban sympathizer) in the Rose Garden with Obama was a disaster. Obama was counting on sympathy for the family, but when the father started spouting Islamic verses, coupled with the likelihood that Bowe Bergdahl is a deserter, the American people were insulted and disgusted.

10. It is reported that the US kept track of Bergdahl using drones, spies, and satellites and could have conducted a “rescue” operation several times during his detainment by the Haqqani network. We didn’t for two reasons: (1) It wasn’t worth possibly losing a Special Operator to rescue a deserter, and (2) the Obama Administration wouldn’t give the OK as they wanted to trade terrorists for Bergdahl. It appears that the Obama Administration was determined to release the five terrorist leaders back into the fight against us, and used the detainee exchange to do so.

11. Since Bergdahl was actually held by the Haqqani network, not the Taliban, and Taliban terrorists were released from GITMO, what did the Haqqani network get out of the deal? Did they receive cash, as posed by LTC North? If so, we have set another very bad precedent, encouraging terrorist capturing our service members and holding them for cash ransom.

Closing thoughts: The emphasis shouldn’t be on the status of Bergdahl as a deserter. As a veteran, I deplore his actions. But his status is beside the point. It lowers our sympathy for him, but isn’t the main issue. We should focus (as many are) on the illegal release of five terrorist leaders. Obama violated the law by failing to inform Congress, then went and released the last five detainees we should have released. That is the big issue. Obama claims the exchange was worth it. It won’t be if one US Service member is killed or injured as a result of this release. And don’t kid yourself, the five terrorist leaders are already involved in more terrorist activities and attacks against Americans.

Finally, three wishes (as granted by the HA genie): (1) I wish everyone would stop saying he was a POW. It appears that he deserted and was “detained” after finding the Taliban or the Haqqani network. There are reports of him playing soccer with the terrorists and taking part in marksmanship training. Hardly the activities of a POW. (2) I wish everyone would stop saying he was held by the Taliban. It appears that he was held by the terrorist Haqqani network. They are aligned with the Taliban, but separate. (3) I wish everyone would stop saying he was “captured” by the Taliban/Haqqani network. He deserted, went looking for the Taliban, and someone took him into custody. Hardly a “capture”. He basically surrendered to the enemy. When we say that “Bergdahl was a POW captured by the Taliban”, we are supporting the Obama Administrative narrative. When we say “Bergdahl deserted and was detained by the Haqqani terrorist network”, we are being accurate and are negating the Obama Administrative narrative.

That is all. Now back to your normal programming.

GAlpha10 on June 6, 2014 at 9:53 AM

Bmore on June 6, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Sorry for forgetting to use the quote button.

Bmore on June 6, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Dear Leader is politicizing yet another American institution…

d1carter on June 6, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Sorry for forgetting to use the quote button.

Bmore on June 6, 2014 at 11:27 AM

If I were a hagfish named Susan I would say you should be banned.

NotCoach on June 6, 2014 at 11:29 AM

But the NYT’s told me today it was all his platoons fault. Lack of discipline and lax security…

sandee on June 6, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Six members of Bergdahl’s unit tell Megyn Kelly he should be court-martialed

And Obama should be sharing a cell with him.

redguy on June 6, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Here’s where the New York Times stands on this controversy:

This duck-and-cover response is the result of the outrageous demonization of Sergeant Bergdahl in the absence of actual facts. Republican operatives have arranged for soldiers in his unit to tell reporters that he was a deserter who cost the lives of several soldiers searching for him. In fact, a review of casualty reports by Charlie Savage and Andrew Lehren of The Times showed there is no clear link between any military deaths and the search..If anything, the report suggests that the army unit’s lack of security and discipline was as much to blame for the disappearance, given the sergeant’s history..

Wigglesworth on June 6, 2014 at 11:31 AM

I see six psychopaths. At least I would if I were an Obama pole smoker.

NotCoach on June 6, 2014 at 11:25 AM

The administration trotted out that coward who became anti-war after the military didn’t live up to his expectations that it was a weaponized version of the Peace Corps thinking that his status as a “veteran” would shield the bastard from criticism when he declared that Bergdahl was the only sane soldier in a unit filled with psycopaths. Just one more misstep as the administration attempts to stick a story that makes sense.

Happy Nomad on June 6, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Video: Six members of Bergdahl’s unit tell Megyn Kelly he should be court-martialed

And here we go. This TV appearance could have been avoided easily if Obama hadn’t gone after Bergdahl’s squadmates and attacked them as psychopaths. Now, they’re on TV destroying Obama’s and Bergdahl’s credibility.

Doomberg on June 6, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Why do I think this “poll” has the usual 5 – 10 point skew to the Left?

formwiz on June 6, 2014 at 11:33 AM

NotCoach on June 6, 2014 at 11:29 AM

I probably should be. ; )

Bmore on June 6, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Those men need to hang tough because the slimy left will do everything they can to trash them.

rplat on June 6, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Quite frankly, I would say anything to be interviewed by Megyn.

BobMbx on June 6, 2014 at 11:34 AM

And here we go. This TV appearance could have been avoided easily if Obama hadn’t gone after Bergdahl’s squadmates and attacked them as psychopaths. Now, they’re on TV destroying Obama’s and Bergdahl’s credibility.

Doomberg on June 6, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Not trying to argue with you but when did obaME have any credibility?

VegasRick on June 6, 2014 at 11:36 AM

This duck-and-cover response is the result of the outrageous demonization of Sergeant Bergdahl in the absence of actual facts. Republican operatives have arranged for soldiers in his unit to tell reporters that he was a deserter who cost the lives of several soldiers searching for him. In fact, a review of casualty reports by Charlie Savage and Andrew Lehren of The Times showed there is no clear link between any military deaths and the search..If anything, the report suggests that the army unit’s lack of security and discipline was as much to blame for the disappearance, given the sergeant’s history..

What else would you expect from that slimy, left wing pile of rancid goat dung. . . The New York Times.

rplat on June 6, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Based on the evidence thus far, Bergdahl was a deserter. His own statements, letters and actions indict him and add credence to that assertion. His 15-6 will be the final word, establish facts and we should all wait for that verdict, provided it is fair, impartial and not influenced by civilian political personnel.

The rest is theater and superfluous. Like it or not, Bergdahl is a member of the military and subject to the soldiers creed. He should not be left behind.

Whether or not we should negotiate with terrorists is another matter. Furthermore, releasing five command level enemy personnel, who are now able to reenter the theater and threaten Americans is unquestionably a move that creates future danger. Worth the trade? Wait a few years and ask the people whose families members are no longer with us due to these former detainees involvement.

Marcus Traianus on June 6, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Listen up those of you who identify as Democrats. Obama, your President just brokered a deal which traded 5 militant Muslims back into the world. They will kill Americans first chance they get and probably on our own soul. By Obama brokering this deal now all Americans both civilian and military will be kidnapped and held for trading for more of these evil Gitmo Muslims. The Taliban confirmed that yesterday. Obama wants to close Gitmo and release these dangerous zealots to kill and destroy in the name of their God. A majority of your Dem party is trying to pass legislation that would end the First Amendment. Are you, the rank and file Dem voter ok with that? If you ate then you need to do some soul searching. How badly must you hate America if this is ok with you?

neyney on June 6, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Wigglesworth on June 6, 2014 at 11:31 AM

This duck-and-cover response is the result of the outrageous demonization of Sergeant Bergdahl in the absence of actual facts

.

Not even the WH is denying that Bergdahl is a deserter. Whether or not he also is a defector is still an open issue.

Republican operatives have arranged for soldiers in his unit to tell reporters that he was a deserter who cost the lives of several soldiers searching for him.

Republican operatives? Name them.

In fact, a review of casualty reports by Charlie Savage and Andrew Lehren of The Times showed there is no clear link between any military deaths and the search.

The NYT quoting the NYT is hardly definitive proof. Savage and Lehren were told to find no link.

If anything, the report suggests that the army unit’s lack of security and discipline was as much to blame for the disappearance, given the sergeant’s history

So Bergdahl’s desertion is the Army’s fault for not having people standing guard to keep a pajamaboy malcontent from leaving post when he had no permission to do so? Only somebody who has never served in uniform can come up with this kind of stupidity.

Happy Nomad on June 6, 2014 at 11:39 AM

…but pay attention to the exchange at around 7:30 regarding what Bergdahl told them about his view of the war. The e-mails he sent his father before he disappeared suggested that he was disgusted with the military for being too brutal and callous to Afghans…. According to these guys, though, Bergdahl’s big complaint in conversation was that they weren’t being brutal enough. He wanted more gun battles, more “kicking in doors.” I don’t know how to reconcile that.

Saw this last night and also found the exchange intriguing. If true– that Bergdahl was saying one thing to the folks at home and another to his buddies– the closest comparison I can make is our own Captain Kick Ass CINC, who talks tough, draws red lines, and does nothing.

de rigueur on June 6, 2014 at 11:40 AM

And here we go. This TV appearance could have been avoided easily if Obama hadn’t gone after Bergdahl’s squadmates and attacked them as psychopaths. Now, they’re on TV destroying Obama’s and Bergdahl’s credibility.

Doomberg on June 6, 2014 at 11:33 AM

What credibility?

lpd_1 on June 6, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Why people like him and William Saletan would intone in Bergdahl’s defense about our loyalty to each other when the whole thrust of the accusation against him is that he abandoned his fellow soldiers in the field, I can’t understand.

Let me explain it to you. This is another example of idiot leftists trying to act like conservatives. The problem is that leftists have no clue about conservativism or patriotism and end up doing nothing but erroneously mouthing some statements that they had heard conservatives make (though the leftists never understood the reasoning behind those statements or the meaning of them) and so, the leftists end up just acting out a demented mockery of conservatives in which the leftists think that they actually sound like true conservatives.

You see this sort of thing all the time, when one person tries to act like someone or something they just don’t understand in the least. You have women thinking they are acting like men if they grab their crotch all the time, but that really isn’t what men do. Sure … Michael Jackson did that … but, I rest my case.

We get this sort of pathetic attempt to sound like a conservative from Barky all the time. He just mouths something that he heard from conservatives, but he says it at the wrong time, about the wrong situation, for the wrong reasons. But, Barky has no clue why people don’t accept it. He thinks he is doing “the perfect conservative” – and his 84 IQ doesn’t help any of this too much.

Idiot leftists don’t understand the concepts of patriotism, honor, or duty, so they have a very difficult time when they try to make arguments that they think are based on these concepts that they can’t comprehend.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 6, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Request to our HA hosts:

Please stop using photos of Bergie in uniform. He chose to take it off, he does not have the privilege of wearing it anymore.

BobMbx on June 6, 2014 at 11:42 AM

And here we go. This TV appearance could have been avoided easily if Obama hadn’t gone after Bergdahl’s squadmates and attacked them as psychopaths. Now, they’re on TV destroying Obama’s and Bergdahl’s credibility.

Doomberg on June 6, 2014 at 11:33 AM

The Rose Garden Photo-op with Tali-Bob is really what precipitated all of this. There would have still been all the outrage of freeing terrorists and mass murderers but, with Tali-Bob front and center, the whole issue took on a different dynamic.

Happy Nomad on June 6, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Krauthammer thinks he’s a deserter, and if he’s a defector he s/b shot.

Schadenfreude on June 6, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Bmore on June 6, 2014 at 11:33 AM

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !

Lucano on June 6, 2014 at 11:44 AM

The all-knowing president “was perhaps not informed, again”, per Bob Shaefer. If you can get the vidoe, it’s to die for hilarious. I hope the old coot crokes in obama’s azz.

Schadenfreude on June 6, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Susan Rice defends “served with honor and distinction”.

The cow is truly stupid and can’t be saved.

Schadenfreude on June 6, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Krauthammer thinks he’s a deserter, and if he’s a defector he s/b shot.

Schadenfreude on June 6, 2014 at 11:43 AM

You might as well understand now that the Army isn’t going to make a determination that Tali-Bowe was a deserter let alone a defector. It doesn’t fit the narrative.

Happy Nomad on June 6, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Is Megyn Kelly actually getting hotter?

Kensington on June 6, 2014 at 11:47 AM

‘What I was referring to is the fact that this was a young man who volunteered to serve his country in uniform at a time of war. That in itself is a very honorable thing.’

- Susan Rice, National Security Advisor, Normandy, France, 6 June 2014

Mrs Rice, he also voluntarily took his uniform off and voluntarily abandoned his brothers-in-arms during a time of war.

That in itself is a very dishonourable thing to do.

Have you not heard any of Bergdahl’s platoon members speak about his ‘honourable’ service? How many troops, who have allegedly ‘served with honour and distinction’, go AWOL 3 times, at least, in less than a year – twice in country? Bergdahl graduated from infantry school in Fort Benning, Georgia, in late 2008. He disappeared on the evening of 30 June 2009. THREE TIMES!!!

Eddie Slovik put on a US military uniform during WWII, too, but then he deserted. Rather than the FDR administration going on the radio (or, as Joe Biden might tell it, the internet!) to protect, defend, and praise him, Slovik was court martialed, convicted in a trial that lasted about an hour, and E-X-E-C-U-T-E-D for desertion on 31 January 1945…and he NEVER sought out the enemy.

The idea that just volunteering and putting on a uniform during a time of war is enough to make one’s service, in and of itself, honourable and distinct is just absurd and offencive to one’s comrades-in-arms, who actually did serve with honour and distinction, along with placing themselves in grave risk searching for the vile, little b@stard, who voluntarily took off that uniform and voluntarily abandoned his brothers.

Floating such catergorisation is prompting a visceral anger and hatred in this country.

Sgt Bergdahl was not, is not, nor can he ever be Sgt Alvin York, so stop trying to turn a deserter into a hero.

Resist We Much on June 6, 2014 at 11:47 AM

https://twitter.com/megynkelly

Retweeted by Megyn Kelly
Fox News @FoxNews · 6m (8:56PM)

‘We would all die for him’: 6 soldiers who served with #Bergdahl seek answers http://fxn.ws/1kEnWnS
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‘We would all die for him’: 6 soldiers who served with Bergdahl seek answers
Published June 05, 2014

Video:(9:02)
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Six soldiers who served in the same platoon as Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan expressed anger, sadness and outrage over what they said unequivocally was Bergdahl’s willful desertion five years ago, with one telling Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, “we would all die for him and he left.”

When asked by Kelly on “The Kelly File” if they thought Bergdahl had deserted their platoon, all six men raised their hands. They also all agreed Bergdahl should be court-martialed and tried for desertion, saying this is not about politics.

“Here is the thing. When you’re in combat doesn’t matter, left, right, Independent, Jedi, whatever you want to be,” one of the soldiers, Cody Full, said. “He’s my brother, he’s my brother, he’s my brother. We’ll all ride together, we’ll all die together. I don’t know how he felt about us but we would all die for him and he left.”
(More..)
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http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/06/05/would-have-died-for-him-6-soldiers-who-served-with-bergdahl-seek-answers/

canopfor on June 6, 2014 at 12:13 AM

canopfor on June 6, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Lucano on June 6, 2014 at 11:44 AM

; ) You are a good friend Lucano. They’ll probably never get me. Lolz!

Bmore on June 6, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Bmore on June 6, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Hah, hah, hah…summation of a bunch of other comments :):):)

Thank you for doing this.

Schadenfreude on June 6, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Bmore

Schadenfreude on June 6, 2014 at 11:50 AM

I’ve seen this before. This must be cut and dry. I feel bad for the families of the six soldiers that were killed trying to find this brick.

Oil Can on June 6, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Please everyone, go read the facts of private Slovik’s desertion, and compare it to Bergdahl.

dogsoldier on June 6, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Is Megyn Kelly actually getting hotter?

Kensington on June 6, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Nah, it’s the weather. Hey, stop watching, she is mine! Mine!!

Rix on June 6, 2014 at 11:52 AM

‘What I was referring to is the fact that this was a young man who volunteered to serve his country in uniform at a time of war. That in itself is a very honorable thing.’

– Susan Rice, National Security Advisor, Normandy, France, 6 June 2014

Resist We Much on June 6, 2014 at 11:47 AM

RWM: Heres another from Rice:)
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https://twitter.com/APDiploWriter

Matt Lee @APDiploWriter · 9m

I understand why she would tweet it, I’m just curious about the timing of the tweets. @ron_fournier @AmbassadorRice
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Matt Lee @APDiploWriter · 14m

Does anyone know why @AmbassadorRice is tweeting praise for Obama from Lech Walesa in the middle of the #DDay70 ceremony?

Susan Rice @AmbassadorRice · 40m

Lech Walesa on President Obama: Previously, I had a different opinion about him. I regret that, because I should have supported him more

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Susan Rice @AmbassadorRice · 40m

Lech Walesa on POTUS: While I was rather his opponent before, now I am a supporter. He has a great mind, and he is really a great politician

https://twitter.com/AmbassadorRice

canopfor on June 6, 2014 at 11:52 AM

“Here is the thing. When you’re in combat doesn’t matter, left, right, Independent, Jedi, whatever you want to be,” one of the soldiers, Cody Full, said. “He’s my brother, he’s my brother, he’s my brother. We’ll all ride together, we’ll all die together. I don’t know how he felt about us but we would all die for him and he left.”

Well from his e-mails we know that he didn’t hold anybody in uniform in very high esteem.

IMO, this is just one more example where PC has trumped only putting warriors into battle. This twinkle toes barista pajamaboy apparently was okay with the goodwill stuff but didn’t like doing the Army stuff. He should have never been allowed to put soldiers lives at works by his cowardice.

Happy Nomad on June 6, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Resist We Much on June 6, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Well said as always RWM.

dogsoldier on June 6, 2014 at 11:53 AM

‘What I was referring to is the fact that this was a young man who volunteered to serve his country in uniform at a time of war. That in itself is a very honorable thing.’

- Susan Rice, National Security Advisor, Normandy, France, 6 June 2014

Sure, scumhag.

They are still revising their narrative, so many days later.

I love this story, for the desperado of the D-rats. However, many people died for this creep, and every American, Soldier or not, is not endangered due to obama, the creep of all creeps. Imagine, today is 70 years since FDR/Eisenhower, and this tiny idiot steps onto that hollow gound….the thought is enough to hurl.

Schadenfreude on June 6, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Having them appear as a group does make them look like ‘swiftboaters’. This was not a good idea.

Megyn is not helpful here.

faraway on June 6, 2014 at 11:53 AM

You might as well understand now that the Army isn’t going to make a determination that Tali-Bowe was a deserter let alone a defector. It doesn’t fit the narrative.

Happy Nomad on June 6, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Understood, but the truth doesn’t make him a “hero”. Won’t let that happen, so long as we breathe.

Schadenfreude on June 6, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Schadenfreude on June 6, 2014 at 11:50 AM

I thought it an excellent comment. He posted it late this a.m. where only a few would see it. QOTD. I thought it worth the read. I felt others might as well. ; )

Bmore on June 6, 2014 at 11:55 AM

He wanted more gun battles, more “kicking in doors.” I don’t know how to reconcile that. Was he lying to them so that they wouldn’t suspect he was about to desert? If not, how do you resolve that discrepancy?

He’s a kook, same as his Daddy Weird-Beard. Daddy at one time wanted to go to Africa and fight tribal warlords. Junior applied to, and was rejected by, the French Foreign Legion.

They’re delusional freaks with martyr complexes. The only psychopaths in Bergdahl’s Army unit was Bergdahl himself.

AZCoyote on June 6, 2014 at 11:55 AM

faraway on June 6, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Perfection and PC will kill all.

Schadenfreude on June 6, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Not trying to argue with you but when did obaME have any credibility?

VegasRick on June 6, 2014 at 11:36 AM

There are plenty of low information voters, liberal Republicans, and of course Democrats who still take Obama seriously. Those are the guys the Democrats need to keep in the fold right now and those are guys who they are going to lose because of this.

Doomberg on June 6, 2014 at 11:56 AM

A couple of those guys are wearing shoes that don’t match their belts, they are obviously insane, can we move on now and discuss how cool Dog Eater is.

Bishop on June 6, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Bmore on June 6, 2014 at 11:55 AM

:):):)

Schadenfreude on June 6, 2014 at 11:56 AM

There are NO coincidences, Bmore.

Schadenfreude on June 6, 2014 at 11:56 AM

You’ve got some ‘splaining to do bergie

cmsinaz on June 6, 2014 at 11:57 AM

I’m calling BS on that poll. They don’t provide the sample (at least I couldn’t find it.) and I’m just not buying it as legitimate.

I can craft a poll and then execute it to show whatever I want, hence the old saying.

dogsoldier on June 6, 2014 at 11:58 AM

is not now endangered due to obama

Big difference.

Schadenfreude on June 6, 2014 at 11:59 AM

You’ve got some ‘splaining to do bergie

cmsinaz on June 6, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Not on TV interviews and in a lucrative book.

I’m only interested to watch the military trial/cout martial. I don’t care what this creep has to say/lie about. I only care what his lawyer says.

Schadenfreude on June 6, 2014 at 12:00 PM

What do they know ? They don’t know crap. Only Harry Reid and Mary Barf knew what went down

Brock Robamney on June 6, 2014 at 12:02 PM

They are warriors…bergdahl, not

crosshugger on June 6, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Why people like him [Brooks] and William Saletan would intone in Bergdahl’s defense about our loyalty to each other when the whole thrust of the accusation against him is that he abandoned his fellow soldiers in the field, I can’t understand.

Because they’d be the first to walk away from their units and, once captured, would certainly expect somebody/anybody/EVERYBODY to pay whatever price in blood and treasure to return them to the safety of their liberal echo chambers where they could write epic tomes chronicling their experiences of living with their noble, righteous and misunderstood captors.

Because loyalty, like a good job, healthcare, respect, acceptance, and esteem, is a right to which all liberals are entitled from those who can be coerced by law into providing them.

You know it’s true. Liberalism is a mental disorder.

WWPD?

ROCnPhilly on June 6, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Exactamundo schadenfreude

cmsinaz on June 6, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Just wondering……

Imagine what it must be like for D-Day veterans who made the trip to Normandy this year and being forced to visit that sacred ground with the man who closed National monuments for spite, declared them terrorists, and refused to fire the man in charge of the agency which was committing fraud, refusing to treat them as promised, and allowing some to die while on secret lists.

I bet they’re thrilled.

BobMbx on June 6, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Having them appear as a group does make them look like ‘swiftboaters’. This was not a good idea.

Megyn is not helpful here.

faraway on June 6, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Did you watch the show? After their appearance no amount of administration spin is going to paint these men as psychopaths nor Bergdahl as a man who served with honor and distinction.

Even their introduction of the discordant information that, while serving with them, Bergdahl was even more gung-ho for kicking down doors than they were was the kind of unreconcilable real-life detail that doesn’t fit into anyone’s neatly constructed fact pattern, and actually added to the veracity of their testimony.

de rigueur on June 6, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Having them appear as a group does make them look like ‘swiftboaters’. This was not a good idea.

Megyn is not helpful here.

faraway on June 6, 2014 at 11:53 AM

How many of their fathers can speak in Pashtun, and sport the beard that says “I’m a Muslim”?

How man of their fathers lists the Taliban as a former employer?

BobMbx on June 6, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Best part from the 6 Soldiers “at least they now pay attention to us”.

Schadenfreude on June 6, 2014 at 12:10 PM

faraway on June 6, 2014 at 11:53 AM

New castrati or bleeding heart liberal?

Brock Robamney on June 6, 2014 at 12:10 PM

‘What I was referring to is the fact that this was a young man who volunteered to serve his country in uniform at a time of war. That in itself is a very honorable thing.’

- Susan Rice, National Security Advisor, Normandy, France, 6 June 2014

So did this guy.

BobMbx on June 6, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Having them appear as a group does make them look like ‘swiftboaters’. This was not a good idea.

Megyn is not helpful here.

faraway on June 6, 2014 at 11:53 AM

They’ve been on various tv shows for days singly. She just decided to get them all on one show.

crankyoldlady on June 6, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Having them appear as a group does make them look like ‘swiftboaters’. This was not a good idea.

Megyn is not helpful here.

faraway on June 6, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Sorry, but that is nonsense. These guys had better stick together, because they are about to get roasted by the media. There is already a piece up on CNN.com about ‘the six soldiers out to get SGT Bowe Bergdahl”.

It takes a lot of courage for these guys to come forward. Every mistake they have ever made – every traffic ticket, every old girlfriend, divorce, unpaid bills, poor grades, etc – will become fodder for an orchestrated machine that is desperate to destroy them.

…and you fault them for appearing together.

Skiritae on June 6, 2014 at 12:14 PM

A D-Day Veteran Politely Declines Obama Invitation

Resist We Much on June 6, 2014 at 12:12 PM

=)

I respect anyone who refuses to be used as a political prop by our gutless preezy.

non-nonpartisan on June 6, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Resist We Much on June 6, 2014 at 12:12 PM

I honor him twice today then.

Bmore on June 6, 2014 at 12:17 PM

‘What I was referring to is the fact that this was a young man who volunteered to serve his country in uniform at a time of war. That in itself is a very honorable thing.’
- Susan Rice, National Security Advisor, Normandy, France, 6 June 2014

So did this guy.

BobMbx on June 6, 2014 at 12:11 PM

let’s not forget this guy

Brock Robamney on June 6, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Sorry, but that is nonsense. These guys had better stick together, because they are about to get roasted by the media. There is already a piece up on CNN.com about ‘the six soldiers out to get SGT Bowe Bergdahl”.

It takes a lot of courage for these guys to come forward. Every mistake they have ever made – every traffic ticket, every old girlfriend, divorce, unpaid bills, poor grades, etc – will become fodder for an orchestrated machine that is desperate to destroy them.

…and you fault them for appearing together.

Skiritae on June 6, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Let’s think this through. Put down the outrage bong.

The low information voters only get info from the leftwing nmedia. Now they have a picture of the six of them on Fox together to go with …

There is already a piece up on CNN.com about ‘the six soldiers out to get SGT Bowe Bergdahl”.

Megyn stepped right into their trap.

They have already told their story. Let the left go insane.

Have the six of them appear individually in front of House hearings. Much more powerful.

faraway on June 6, 2014 at 12:19 PM

And in the midst of all of this, the people who will be affected most by these bad actors are being completely ignored –

What about all of the innocents over in that part of the world who will now be terrorized by those animals and the new networks they will no doubt be organizing?

Given Bergdahl’s professed love of the people over there, I wonder how he will feel knowing that his release was accomplished at their ultimate expense.

TeresainFortWorth on June 6, 2014 at 12:24 PM

It takes a lot of courage for these guys to come forward. Every mistake they have ever made – every traffic ticket, every old girlfriend, divorce, unpaid bills, poor grades, etc – will become fodder for an orchestrated machine that is desperate to destroy them.

…and you fault them for appearing together.

Skiritae on June 6, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Beware the Hastings Solution to the Patriot Problem.

ROCnPhilly on June 6, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Have the six of them appear individually in front of House hearings. Much more powerful.

faraway on June 6, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Right, because everyone knows that CSPAN draws more low information viewers than CNN and Fox combined!

If CNN doesn’t approach Fox News in viewership, I wouldn’t worry too much about its dot-com dwarfing Fox News viewership, either. Besides, Fox News has a dot-com, too, and the Kelly interviews– clips and transcripts are already up for anyone to see.

Low information voters see Democrats and Republicans complaining about the Bergdahl-Fab Five exchange and those who want a little more information are going to have broaden their media input. Some might even watch Fox.

de rigueur on June 6, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Quite frankly, I would say anything to be interviewed by Megyn.

BobMbx on June 6, 2014 at 11:34 AM

…I want to sit on her lap!

KOOLAID2 on June 6, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Is it worth pointing out that the “swift boaters” were telling the truth back in 2004? Just because Democrats didn’t like what they had to say doesn’t make “swift boating” into some kind of disreputable thing.

Kensington on June 6, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Video: Six members of Bergdahl’s unit tell Megyn Kelly he should be court-martialed

…they didn’t go to Harvard………so they must be lying!

KOOLAID2 on June 6, 2014 at 12:33 PM

TeresainFortWorth on June 6, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Little brown people had their usefulness as props when Dubya was in office, now they’re expendable.

Nigerian girls abducted by Muslim savages warrant a hashtag from Big Mooch, Afghan girls murdered by Muslim savages get nothing.

Bishop on June 6, 2014 at 12:35 PM

The New York Times calls BB “a free-spirited young man.” Well, that’s one way to put it.

BushyGreen on June 6, 2014 at 12:36 PM

The New York Times calls BB “a free-spirited young man.” Well, that’s one way to put it.

BushyGreen on June 6, 2014 at 12:36 PM

I’m always mildly amused when someone is described as a “free spirit.” Close examination usually reveals that “free spirit” is a nice way of saying “amoral reprobate.”

CurtZHP on June 6, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Even if Bergdahl naively signed on for a peace-keeping mission, and it doesn’t sound that way if he is writing about himself in the third person as some exciting Jason Bourne-type, if he was just a deserter and not a collaborator, why would he seek out the Taliban? Why not slip into Afghanistan and either do the peace-keeping work some say he really wanted to do, or just try to find his way home?

ezspirit on June 6, 2014 at 12:46 PM

“Why are these six men racists?”

- Knee-pad media & administration response.

Ted the Average on June 6, 2014 at 12:48 PM

The New York Times calls BB “a free-spirited young man.” Well, that’s one way to put it.

BushyGreen on June 6, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Charles Manson is a free spirit, as well.

BobMbx on June 6, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Is it worth pointing out that the “swift boaters” were telling the truth back in 2004? Just because Democrats didn’t like what they had to say doesn’t make “swift boating” into some kind of disreputable thing.

Kensington on June 6, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Also, it “worked” at that time, in terms of discrediting Kerry. This is for the person who thinks the soldiers who served with BB discredited themselves by appearing together on Fox.

I’m sure committed Democrats will disparage them, since Obama embraced this guy as a hero. But most Americans are dubious about celebrating a deserter as a hero. I think having these guys calling BB out on it is a good thing. I’m sure the Dems are desperate to find one colleague of his who will defend him.

BushyGreen on June 6, 2014 at 12:51 PM

During her interview with Bergdahl’s six platoon-mates, Megyn Kelly asked them to raise their hands if they believed if it was worth releasing the five Gitmo prisoners for Bergdahl, and NONE of them raised their hand.

Is it because they valued Bergdahl so little because of what he had done to them, or did they believe that no POW is worth liberating fiver terrorists?

Steve Z on June 6, 2014 at 12:55 PM

oops…liberating five terrorists?

Steve Z on June 6, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Steve Z on June 6, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Neither. They were all hiding razor blades in their hands and surreptitiously cutting themselves because they’re psychotic.

Bishop on June 6, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Also, it “worked” at that time, in terms of discrediting Kerry. This is for the person who thinks the soldiers who served with BB discredited themselves by appearing together on Fox.

I’m sure committed Democrats will disparage them, since Obama embraced this guy as a hero. But most Americans are dubious about celebrating a deserter as a hero. I think having these guys calling BB out on it is a good thing. I’m sure the Dems are desperate to find one colleague of his who will defend him.

BushyGreen on June 6, 2014 at 12:51 PM

I agree with you. As you pointed out, the SBVs did discredit Kerry. And BB is even harder to defend than Kerry. The more they talk, the worse it will end up looking for the Obama cultists and their excuses.

non-nonpartisan on June 6, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Quite frankly, I would say anything to be interviewed by Megyn.

BobMbx on June 6, 2014 at 11:34 AM

…I want to sit on her lap!

KOOLAID2 on June 6, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Except that Mr. Kelly might not approve. She already has two children.

Mr. Kelly is a very lucky man!!!

Steve Z on June 6, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Finally, three wishes (as granted by the HA genie): (1) I wish everyone would stop saying he was a POW. It appears that he deserted and was “detained” after finding the Taliban or the Haqqani network. There are reports of him playing soccer with the terrorists and taking part in marksmanship training. Hardly the activities of a POW. (2) I wish everyone would stop saying he was held by the Taliban. It appears that he was held by the terrorist Haqqani network. They are aligned with the Taliban, but separate. (3) I wish everyone would stop saying he was “captured” by the Taliban/Haqqani network. He deserted, went looking for the Taliban, and someone took him into custody. Hardly a “capture”. He basically surrendered to the enemy. When we say that “Bergdahl was a POW captured by the Taliban”, we are supporting the Obama Administrative narrative. When we say “Bergdahl deserted and was detained by the Haqqani terrorist network”, we are being accurate and are negating the Obama Administrative narrative.

That is all. Now back to your normal programming.

GAlpha10 on June 6, 2014 at 9:53 AM

Bmore on June 6, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Newsflash, via NYT: It is sooo the fault of his platoon that he left that night. the lack of discipline and security in the platoon caused it all :)… You really can’t make this shite up. Now, they should have tied him to his bed to prevent him walking off the base, or I guess that’s the idea :) in which case, guess who would have written an article about how abusive our military is…man, these people are such bastards, plain and simple, they are not just partisan hacks and pathetic apologists of this administration anymore, they are disgusting SOBs with an agenda.

jimver on June 6, 2014 at 1:50 PM

jimver on June 6, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Yep.

Bmore on June 6, 2014 at 1:55 PM

…now all Americans both civilian and military will be kidnapped and held for trading for more of these evil Gitmo Muslims. neyney on June 6, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Wow, where are they going to put us all?!

Akzed on June 6, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Listen up those of you who identify as Democrats. Obama, your President just brokered a deal which traded 5 militant Muslims back into the world. They will kill Americans first chance they get and probably on our own soul. By Obama brokering this deal now all Americans both civilian and military will be kidnapped and held for trading for more of these evil Gitmo Muslims. The Taliban confirmed that yesterday. Obama wants to close Gitmo and release these dangerous zealots to kill and destroy in the name of their God. A majority of your Dem party is trying to pass legislation that would end the First Amendment. Are you, the rank and file Dem voter ok with that? If you ate then you need to do some soul searching. How badly must you hate America if this is ok with you?

neyney on June 6, 2014 at 11:37 AM

The deal is fine with me. And where is the supposed legislation you’re referring to? Please post a link.

jim56 on June 6, 2014 at 2:03 PM

A majority of your Dem party is trying to pass legislation that would end the First Amendment. neyney on June 6, 2014 at 11:37 AM

The deal is fine with me. And where is the supposed legislation you’re referring to? Please post a link. jim56 on June 6, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Schumer countered the view that the First Amendment cannot be amended because it is sacrosanct.

“I respect my colleagues’ fidelity to the First Amendment, but no amendment is absolute,” Schumer said. “Some support limitations on pornography. That’s a limitation on the First Amendment. Some support legislation saying you can’t yell fire in a movie theater. That’s a limitation on the First Amendment.”

Akzed on June 6, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Why do I have this very bad feeling that the only courts-martial we’re going to see will be on the soldiers who spoke out against Bergdahl?

Gator Country on June 6, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Michelle Malkin wrote -
Ten years ago this month, U.S. Marine Wassef Ali Hassoun disappeared from Camp Fallujah in Iraq. After a five-month military investigation, he was charged with desertion and theft, brought back to Virginia’s Quantico Marine base and then transferred to North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune for trial. Yet, a full decade later, Hassoun is as free as a bird. Read more at http://www.gopusa.com/commentary/2014/06/06/what-happened-to-marine-deserter-wassef-ali-hassoun/?subscriber=1

lel2007 on June 6, 2014 at 2:20 PM

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