How Bad Are Things For Obama? Even Mike Lupica Shreds Him Over Bergdahl

Posted by on Jun 06, 2014 at 8:12 am

This guy normally can’t get through a column without losing it over Rush Limbaugh, Dick Cheney, or any other right-wing bogeymen who haunt his dreams. So as criticism over Obama’s reckless trade of a deserter for five Taliban terrorists grows, we can safely say this isn’t merely a Republican-driven scandal. When you lose Mike Lupica you know things are bad.

Seventy years later, the ceremonies honoring the heroes of D-Day play out in France, on the beaches of Normandy and in solemn, holy places like the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer. But in this country, they also play out in the shadow of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

Bergdahl, the POW just released in exchange for five very hard, bad guys from the Taliban who’d been held in Guantanamo, was also treated like some kind of hero by President Obama, whether the President used that word or not when he brought Bergdahl’s parents to the Rose Garden the other day. Bergdahl was some kind of hero, and so was the President who brought him home, you bet.

Almost immediately after that, the President sent out one of his chief flacks, Susan Rice, one who clearly learned nothing after Benghazi, to talk about how Bergdahl had served his country with “honor and distinction.”

Rice, who sometimes seems so light you think she might float away, doesn’t know that, anymore than she knows whether it will eventually be determined if Bergdahl deserted or not. She doesn’t know, the President doesn’t know, neither does Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

It is why more and more you get the idea that no matter how honorable and distinguished it is for a President not to leave a single POW behind, he desperately wanted to look strong at a time when so many in his own country, and around the world, think he is weak.


Now we are told that if Congress had been told of Obama’s plan and that if news of the deal had somehow leaked, that the Taliban would have killed Sgt. Bergdahl. Really? In the runup to the killing of Osama Bin Laden, what is known as the “Gang of Eight” — leaders of the two parties from the Senate and House — were briefed on the extremely classified information on what was about to happen to Bin Laden in Pakistan.

They didn’t leak the news about Bin Laden before the fact, but now the President couldn’t trust the same people to keep their mouths shut on Sgt. Bergdahl?

Which tells you how flimsy that latest story is and how even the most strident liberals aren’t buying it.

Once the legitimate backlash on what the President had done and how he’d done it began, you heard that anybody criticizing him or his decision was engaged in a “rush” to judgment. If that’s true, somebody needs to explain what the rush was to get Bergdahl’s parents to the White House.

Good point. Don’t expect any answers from Team Obama.

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2 Responses to “How Bad Are Things For Obama? Even Mike Lupica Shreds Him Over Bergdahl”

  1. Enquiring minds want to know on 6/06/14 at 12:47 pm

    Will the pinko commie rats bail out on their manufactured Manchurian Messiah? Will they free up space in their Dacha after they tear down the shrine to the one? Will they get frames for the communist propaganda posters in their Dacha?

  2. John on 7/07/14 at 9:24 am

    So Lupica thinks Obama’s worse than A-Rod on this, eh?

    Actually, I think Mike could be playing for a contract extension here — His boss, Mort Zuckerman, was obviously outraged by the swap, and was the one behind that big front page headline tied into the Daily News’ editorial against Obama earlier in the week. Lupica has been given free reign to spout his liberalism in the News even as Mort was endorsing Romney in 2012 and Bush in 2000 and 2004, but the Mikey could tell this was an action Zuckerman was passionately angry over, and he wasn’t going to do a weekend column saying his boss was wrong (or worse — racist) for opposing Obama.