White House backpedals after claiming Bergdahl ‘served with honor and distinction’

by Brendan Bordelon
June 4, 2014

Deputy national security advisor Tony Blinken struggled to cover for his boss Susan Rice on Tuesday, backtracking from her contention that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl “served with honor and distinction” in the face of tough questions from NBC reporter Andrea Mitchell.

Mitchell confronted Blinken over Rice’s Sunday claim that Bergdahl “served with honor and distinction” — an assertion almost immediately disproven by scores of Bergdahl’s comrades and official Pentagon reports, which show the soldier abandoned his post and may have been seeking to join the Taliban.

“Why did Susan Rice say he served with honor and distinction?” she asked. “It was clear to the military as soon as he left what had happened, according to his former fellow soldiers?”

“Andrea, as Chairman Dempsey said this morning, we need to give Sgt. Bergdahl an opportunity to tell his story,” Blinken dodged, refusing to address Rice’s claim. “Right now we’re focused on bringing him back to the United States. He hasn’t even spoken to his family yet. There’s a whole transition process that goes on.”

“Keep in mind,” the deputy national security advisor continued, ”he just spent five years in captivity in the most horrendous conditions possible. We want to bring him home, we want to reunite him with his family, we want to get him well. And then he’ll have an opportunity to tell us what happened.”

10 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Liberty says:

    The next thing we will hear from the Office of Strategic Lies is that Bergdahl is mentally incompetent. He meant well, you know. A victim of PTSD, you know. Poor thing, you know. Maybe he can get some attention in six months or so when the VA gets around to him so this whole thing will just blow over, eh, Obama?

  • BOC says:

    Eerily similar to the Showtime series, Homeland. Except the television president isn’t a Muslim/Muslim Terrorist sympathizer who doesn’t follow the constitution/the letter of the law, including the one he signs that addresses this situation/smiles when this deserters’ Muslim father speaks in Pashtu, claiming the WH for Islam. When the Republicans win back the Senate, I hope a few of them have the kahonies to put together a joint panel with the House of Representatives and investigate the lawlessness that has gone on with a duplicitous senate and those carrying the water in the media of this mealy mouthed bully thug and his as just as lawless DOJ.

    1. Gnowark says:

      I basically agree, except you’re being way too kind to those that intentionally broke their sworn oath.

  • mort_f says:

    Lesson well learned in an Indonesian madrass, Taqqiyah, Lie to Infidels. The ‘closet moslem’ is finally coming out of the closet that even the most blind should be able to see.

  • CTH says:

    Typical of the bungle administration. Running off at the mouth without knowing what they are talking about is typical of this bunch of yahoos.

    1. Gnowark says:

      NOT TRUE! They KNOW what they are lying about, and it isn’t an error, they have no respect for us citizens

      1. BOC says:

        True that! Everything this WH does is orchestrated, their mistake is the fact they didn’t expect the blow back that this scum bag, piece of dirt deserters release would create. I wonder how his neighbors will treat not only this POS, but his family as well. I hear Qatar is really nice this time of year!

        1. Douglas W. Rodrigues says:

          That’s it. The Obama administration lies about everything to manipulate the public, and nothing more..

  • Art Hock says:

    By all means get him well so we can hang the damn traitorous dirtbag. Men were lost trying to find the weasel so his court martial should be immediate and the death sentence carried out within a week no appeals.

    1. PhylBoyse says:

      And the entire trial and execution should be made public with his traitorous father, barry, holder, reid, pelosi, biden, clinton in the front row and having to watch the entire execution, with them being told they were next.

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