Obama’s Bergdahl Fairy Tale Has Unhappy Ending

Article posted on March 30th, 2015 by WhatAmIMissingHere

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: This ‘fairy tale’ provides us with two glimpses into the Obama administration mindset. First, we have a clear insight into the total incompetence of this president and of those he has surrounded himself with. Susan Rice, of course, was and continues to be one of the premier examples. Secondly, we also see the huge extent to which this administration will fabricate and spin their story, even as the facts begin to show otherwise. They pride themselves on their reliance of continuing misinformation, further distortions of the misinformation, and outright falsehoods.

By Tom Bevan

Travel back with me, dear reader, to a magical and sunny time. It was only 10 months ago, on a glorious June morning when President Obama called the White House press corps together in the Rose Garden. There, our smiling president proudly announced that the United States had secured the release of an American serviceman held captive in Afghanistan for five years.

… Yet even as White House image-makers touted the picture of a concerned commander-in-chief looking out for the troops, a nagging bit of foreshadowing interjected itself into the narrative. For starters, the senior Bergdahl’s prayer was delivered in Arabic and began with a blessing from the Koran. While his son was in captivity Bob Bergdahl had grown his hair and beard long, Taliban-style, and now he also sprinkled his remarks from the White House lectern with a few words of Pashto, the language of Bowe Bergdahl’s captors.

By the time National Security Adviser Susan Rice appeared on the Sunday talk shows the following morning to defend the administration’s swap of five hardened terrorists for Bergdahl, voices could be heard on Capitol Hill, not all of them belonging to Republicans, complaining that the White House had reneged on its promise to consult with Congress on the terms of a trade. Even more disquieting, uncomfortable questions were already burbling up about the precise circumstances of Bergdahl’s capture in 2009.

… Fast-forward to yesterday afternoon, when the Army announced the result of its much anticipated investigation into Bergdahl’s disappearance. Far from serving with honor and distinction, Bergdahl was charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. The charges carry a maximum sentence of life in military prison.

Perhaps that’s what’s really going on here: The military brass wants to correct the record, at least the one created by Obama and Susan Rice. If that’s what is going on, the Army’s legal system will sort out the excesses, if there were any.

So, far from the fairy tale of a hero’s homecoming that President Obama tried to spin for the American people that Saturday morning 10 months ago, this story doesn’t have a happy ending for America. In his effort to empty the Gitmo detainee facility, the president traded five hard-core terrorists for a man who now stands officially accused of abandoning his fellow soldiers.   (my emphasis)

READ all of Tom Blevan comments from Real Clear Politics here.

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