You Bet This Is Swiftboating

bergdahl-videoSixteenByNine600While the Obama administration tortures the Benghazi raid suspect into a false confession that a YouTube video made him attack our embassy, let’s review what his “capture” is meant to distract us from:

(1) The IRS’ Lois Lerner claims her computer crashed, destroying all her emails to the White House, congressional Democrats and the Department of Justice, at the very height of the IRS’ targeting of tea party groups. Six other IRS officials now claim their emails are also missing. (Have they tried shutting down their computers and restarting?)

Rosemary Woods erased part of a White House tape nearly half a century ago, and Chris Matthews is still talking about it.

(2) Soon after he became president, Obama pulled every last troop out of Iraq, despite the fact that the war was over and we had won. Now Iraq is on fire, torn apart by terrorist invaders. We still have more than 100,000 troops in defeated Axis powers Germany, Italy and Japan. But Obama couldn’t leave a few troops in Iraq simply to preserve our victory. Now it’s gone.

(3) In the worse deal in history, Obama traded five hardened terrorists — specifically chosen by the Taliban — for an American who is a probable deserter.

Don’t whine about not “knowing” if Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was a deserter. It’s not a big secret. The Pentagon investigated Bergdahl’s disappearance back in 2010 and concluded that he had walked away from his unit of his own free will. This guy did everything but fill out one of those “change of address” postcards redirecting his mail to the local Taliban post office.

The left has reacted to the embarrassing truth about Bergdahl by:

(a) Denouncing Republican congressmen who initially posted happy tweets about Bergdahl’s release, and then deleted those tweets — probably on orders from Fox News!

(b) Accusing Bergdahl’s displeased Army comrades of “swiftboating.”

Yes, exactly. This is precisely what “swiftboating” is: The truth about a serviceman from the people who actually served with him. Similarly, the attacks on John Kerry came from the men he served with, not the Republican Party.

To the contrary, John McCain, who never served with Kerry, called the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth “dishonest and dishonorable.” (You nominated him!) President Bush requested that they take their ads off TV.

The only prominent Republican to defend the Swifties was former Sen. Bob Dole — a genuine World War II hero — who told CNN:

“One day (Kerry’s) saying that we were shooting civilians, cutting off their ears, cutting off their heads, throwing away his medals or his ribbons. The next day he’s standing there, ‘I want to be president because I’m a Vietnam veteran.’ Maybe he should apologize to all the other 2.5 million veterans who served. He wasn’t the only one in Vietnam.”

It is precisely because the truth about Bergdahl didn’t come out until after he had been released that Republican members of Congress initially sent out those “Welcome back!” tweets. They didn’t know the truth about Bergdahl, and neither did most people, until his fellow soldiers spoke up. Even people in his own hometown ended up canceling a Bergdahl homecoming celebration in response to the accusations of his platoon.

Bergdahl’s comeuppance didn’t come from some right-wing Wizard of Oz in the fevered brains of MSNBC hosts: It came from members of Bergdahl’s own unit in Afghanistan.

The reason these soldiers hadn’t said anything until Bergdahl’s release was that, as a condition of leaving Afghanistan, they were required to sign gag orders prohibiting them from discussing Bergdahl. (It’s strange; liberals usually don’t like gag orders, but they don’t seem to mind this one.)

After Bergdahl’s release — heralded by a ceremony in the Rose Garden that included a shout-out to the Taliban — the soldiers decided those agreements were moot.

It apparently never occurred to Obama that the troops Bergdahl abandoned would not be popping champagne corks at the news of his release. (Nor did it occur to Rolling Stone. The 2012 article about Bergdahl spoke of the “hope” of Bowe’s old unit that “a deal could get done” with the Taliban for his safe return. Remember the good old days when you could get reliable military intel from a left-wing music magazine written by half-brights?)

Democrats should just stop talking about the military. Whenever they do, they sound like Republican men talking about rape.

Democrat adventures with the military have included that ridiculous photo of little Mike Dukakis in the tank. There was Bill Clinton’s letter explaining that he needed a nuanced way to dodge the draft during Vietnam in order to “maintain my political viability.” We had John Kerry, who thought it would be a great idea to remind Americans that he was the guy who came back and crapped on his fellow soldiers in Vietnam. John Kerry, reporting for duty.

And now we have Obama, who gazes upon deserter Bowe Bergdahl and thinks his return will be a feel-good American story.

So maybe the guy deserted. Hasn’t Obama pushed girls, gays and transgenders on the military? Why the pushback this time?

The Democrats’ only concept of how to support the troops is to treat them like their other constituent groups — single women, blacks and the poor — and offer them more government benefits.

I’m fairly certain what the troops would really prefer is to be left alone by liberals.

How about no free college tuition — and not forcing the military to accept open homosexuality? How about fewer increases in military pensions — and no Defense Department-funded transgender operation for gay traitor Bradley Manning? How about skimping on PTSD therapists — and no girl generals?

The military doesn’t ask for a lot. Soldiers just want to do their job, which is to kill people and break things, not to be nurturing to women, gays and traitors.

The troops don’t complain much, but when they do, there is nothing more devastating than a real “swift boating.”

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  • Pete

    Hollywood Already Working On Two Bowe Bergdahl Films

    Is it possible to make a 90 minute film from a article a few pages long and have it be the truth?

    First question is if the article accurately reflects actual history. The author of it might not have got it right although he tried.

    All the facts are not available to the public at large. Are they available to the Hollywood types? Certainly the Obmma administration gave access to Hollywood when the made Zero Dark thirty. The intel reports are not available to all, so how can we characterize Bergdahl’s time with the Haqqani criminal syndicate?

    Hollywood needs to be put out of business just like the 4th estate (MSM) is being put out of business.

    • Softly Bob

      They don’t need any facts to make a film about him.
      Bergdahl will be glorified as a conscientious objector who was bullied by his fellow soldiers and who left his base on a mission to help the poor, oppressed Taliban. The Taliban welcomes him with open arms and showers him with love and affection.
      Bergdahl then convinces the Taliban to throw down their arms which they do so willingly after he shows them some photographs of some sick kittens which reduces them all to tears.
      Obama realises that this beautiful thoughtful young man needs bringing back home but despite every proposal to rescue him Obama is foiled at every turn by a nasty group of gun-toting Tea-partiers.
      Eventually the hero Obama goes it alone and ignoring Congress manages to work a deal where five innocent and homesick men are released from Gitmo so that they can return back home to their loving families.
      Bergdahl returns back home and Obama is hailed as a hero by crowds of adoring fans that is until the same nasty Tea-partiers contrive an evil plan to tarnish the Presidents reputation and turn the public against him.

  • joetentpeg

    We can take back the high ground by taking back the ‘words.’

    Hence forward, how about ‘truthboating’ versus ‘swiftboating?’

    • CapitalistPig

      Yes, lets’s Swiftly Truthboat them!
      Just like Crony Capitalism is Crony Socialism–far more accurate IMHO,
      And a Value Added Tax is really a Value Subtracted Tax.

  • RAS

    It appears from the reports that I have seen that Bergdahl’s attitude toward the army and its mission were questionable, at best, even before he was deployed and certainly afterwards. Why wasn’t he separated from the service with an “undesirable discharge?” I had a troubled troop with questionable loyalty
    in my outfit many years ago during the Cold War. A court marshal was considered
    but I pushed for and got him an undesirable discharge. Troubled troops are a
    danger to others and it is right that their comrades reveal this. The Left’s disparaging of Bergdahl’s platoon members is simply a ploy to minimize the damage to the image of their royal icon.

    • liz

      “Why wasn’t he separated from the service with an undesirable discharge?” – same question applies to Major Hasan.
      Seems to be a pattern developing here.

  • Cappy1437

    Well said, Ann Coulter. Thank you. And thank you to the troops who spoke up on this issue. We’re proud of them. We’re not proud of Bowe Bergdahl. It is great to hear the truth from the boots on the ground. Those soldiers who have come forward are our heroes.

  • USARetired

    This is exactly why ‘deserters’ are executed, usually by firing squad, and on an expedited schedule! Millions of Tax Dollars are saved this way!

    • JamesJ

      Really? While I agree with your sentiment,there were over 4000 convictions for desertion in WWII. Sgt Ernie Slovak was the only one executed.

  • WhiteHunter

    Will Bergdahl be the keynote speaker at the 2016 Democrat convention? Wouldn’t be surprising: He’s everything they admire: deserter, defector, collaborator with the enemy, traitor, moslem.

    After all, they picked Sandra Fluke to lionize last time because she demands that we pay for her Pills, instead of just raising her price for a full-service session or asking her johns for a bigger tip.

    • Libslayer

      The left have a very disturbing list of “heroes”

  • Christopher Riddle

    They don’t have to”Torture”him into admitting that it was all the fault of the YouTube Video;They got him from”Central Casting”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Realist

    “While the Obama administration tortures the Benghazi raid suspect into a false confession that a YouTube video made him attack our embassy”

    Lets face it – The Islamists, hell, MOST OF THE WORLD, already knows that the obamesiah and the democRAts/libcultists regard their only true enemies as those in this country who oppose THEM. Knowing that, adventure-seekers and criminals around the planet know they can push the little man in the White House around as they wish and they will probably win a majority of those skirmishes. They know the Obamesiah and the libcultists are busy trying to consolidate their power here, and they have little appetite for anything else. As long as the enemy gives the libcultists a patina of legitimacy, the libcultists will hand over whatever booty the ctiminals demand. To libcultists, its seems a fair bargain.

    As alsways with libcultists, its about THEMSELVES, it always about THEMSELVES, its ONLY about THEMSELVES. The libcult narcissist brigades march off to the trumpets of Fairness, goosestepping their way into ever grander schemes that promise a coming perfect future under their majestic and glorious enlightened five-year-plans. Glorious and heroic illegals flood across the border seeking the boon of joining the American Entitlement Brigade, promising in return to keep corrupt politicians who dream of permanent elected office in power without any need for those pols to have to debase themselves in front of the actual citizens and explain themselves. The illegals know with a wink and a nod that THEY have been selected to be praised and fawned over by those stupid, selfish pols for serving their purposes, and those illegals stand to gain a lot more than they might lose.

    All hail the Obamesiah!!!

  • USARetired

    America should have traded Obozo for Bergdahl for a more fair trade!