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Report: White House Accuses Soldiers Who Served with Bergdahl of 'Swift Boating'
Mark Hemingway
June 4, 2014 9:24 AM

Appearing on the Today Show this morning, Chuck Todd reports that, in response to allegations of possible desertion by Bowe Bergdahl, White House sources are accusing the soldiers that served with him of "swift boating." Prior to the allegations made by those who served with Bergdahl, National Security Advisor Susan Rice had said Bergdahl served with "Honor and distinction." From the transcript of the Today Show:

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Every [White House] aide I've talked to said they expected there to be controversy involving the decision to release five members of the taliban from gitmo, and the fact that this would then escalate that debate, which has been simmering for a good five years, which is what to do with those detainees, how do you release them, where do you release them. 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. And that's a reference to that political fight back in 2004 over john kerry's military service, so there's some fighting words there.


Here's the video of Todd on the Today Show:

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I was wondering when they'd start this pile of crap accusation.........
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I was wondering when they'd start this pile of crap accusation.........
i was too. they got a slow start on this one.


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"...White House sources are accusing the soldiers that served with him of "swift boating."

Keep diggin boyz!

« Last Edit: June 04, 2014, 10:45:09 AM by GourmetDan »
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This is a fight the Obama team welcomes.

What's a VA?

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Not wise for the Obama administration to do this imho.
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Not wise for the Obama administration to do this imho.

They appear to be stuck in "If I say it, it's true and if you disagree, you're wrong" mode...

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Not wise for the Obama administration to do this imho.

Trying to rehabilitate the image of a deserter versus the words of the men who served with him is a not a fight I can see as being winnable for the WH, but I sure hope they try.
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They appear to be stuck in "If I say it, it's true and if you disagree, you're wrong" mode...

Why not? It's worked beautifully for 6 years now. They simply say it, whatever it is, and the media treats it as unvarnished truth.

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Why not? It's worked beautifully for 6 years now. They simply say it, whatever it is, and the media treats it as unvarnished truth.

Yeah, of course.  It has always worked before.

I'm just hoping they have finally pissed off enough people that it'll make things worse this time...

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"Swift Boating" = telling the truth (whether about John F. Kerry's alleged heroics in Vietnam or Bergdahl's treason).
I can see how the White House might object.
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