Wow. Just keep talking, assholes.
Chuck Todd told Matt Lauer on Wednesday that the White House was “caught flat-footed” on the backlash against the prisoner swap for Sergeant Bergdahl.
“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, “And Matt, of course, that’s a reference to that political fight back in 2004 over John Kerry’s military service which became so controversial in that campaign. So there’s some fighting words there.”
Earlier in the segment, Richard Engel reported on the controversy, playing a video of a mother whose son died searching for Bergdahl. “He’s getting the royal treatment,” she says, “and our kids came home, the ones of us who lost our sons, they came home in the baggage part of an airplane and were rolled out in a box with a flag.”
OK, so let’s smear Bergdahl’s platoon mates now. That should work! By the way, has even one person who served with Bergdahl come forth to support him? Even John Kerry had one or two people willing to support him.
Meanwhile, a former Army Specialist says they were told to dummy up about the deserter Bergdahl:
“We had all known that it was — that he had deserted his post,” Fuller said Wednesday on Fox and Friends, “And there was never anything about him getting captured or a POW until a little while later whenever it came down from the chain of command that we needed to keep quiet about it, not say anything, and that ‘we’re going with the narrative that he was captured.’”
Fuller alleged that attacks on the base after Bergdahl left “were very precise and very accurate”, appearing to exploit tactics that only someone from the base would know about. “You could tell it was from somebody on the inside that had that info.”