“That was a mistake.”
“Their intellectual dishonesty here is astounding.”
“If this is whipped up, the project of whipping it up is remarkably bipartisan.”
Taliban threatened to kill Bergdahl if long-discussed deal leaked, or something.
“I’m never surprised by controversies that are whipped up in Washington.”
Did Obama undermine Afghan government in swap?
“A rescue mission would have been fraught politically as well as tactically.”
“Worthy of sympathy? Maybe.”
“The article in the New York Times today shocked me.”
“We’re going with the narrative that he was captured.”
Oh, wait …
“First of all, Clinton’s deal would have had stricter measures …”
“Don’t come back to Afghanistan.”
“They did not expect this criticism of the attempt to go get Bergdahl in the way that it was done.”
Last Congressional briefing on swap was in … 2011?
“This was an example of forced consensus.”