White House Now Attacking Soldiers Who Served With Bergdahl, Accuses Them of “Swift-Boating”
It’s not enough for the Obama administration to spit in the faces of the military community by hailing deserter Bowe Bergdahl as a hero who served with “honor and distinction”. They’ve got to rub salt in the wound a little more by attacking the soldiers who dare to speak out about Bergdahl.
White House aides have accused members of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s unit of “swift-boating” the 28-year-old Idahoan for claiming that he deserted his post in Afghanistan nearly five years ago, MSNBC’s Chuck Todd reported.
“I’ve had a few aides describe it to me as :‘we didn’t know that they were going to swift-boat Bergdahl’,” Todd said Wednesday.
The term “swift-boating” comes from 2004 when members of then-Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry’s Swift Boat unit came forward during the election to accuse him of misleading American voters about his service in Vietnam.
This just goes to show how completely out of touch the Obama administration is with the military community — not surprising considering how few of them served in the military. Not everyone may be clamoring for Bergdahl to be executed for deserting, but message to Obama: to service members, desertion is one of the most dishonorable things a person can do, especially when it leads to the deaths of multiple service members. They have every right to be angry, and every right to say why.
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