Doubling down

I guess the White House can't afford another scandal in which Susan Rice is revealed as a shameless liar every time she hits the talk-show circuit, so instead of apologizing for her "honor and distinction" boilerplate they're trying to go on the offensive against critics.  White House aides, for instance, are complaining they never expected Bergdahl to be "swift-boated" by his own unit.  Are we about to be treated to a spectacle in which the military tries to court-martial him and the White House has his back?

This isn't going to end well.  They let the story get out before they started trying to cover it up.  Also, I'm not sure that digging up the whole story of swift-boating in 2004 is a good thing for Kerry and his buddies--though admittedly he'll look pretty good compared to Bergdahl.


Cass said...

She's revealed as a shameless liar pretty much every time she opens her mouth :p

It's that whole command climate thing.

E Hines said...

he'll [Kerry] look pretty good compared to Bergdahl.

I'm not convinced of that. For all Bergdahl's...troubles...he doesn't seem to have thrown away his medals, such as they are.

Eric Hines

Cass said...

Or, as far as we know, accused his brothers of war crimes (that, had he actually witnessed, he was duty bound to report up the chain of command as a "commanding officer").

Kerry is such a buffoon. I have never figured out why so many people can't see through him.

Grim said...

It's true. Desertion is a serious crime, but not half as serious as what Kerry claims to have seen and not reported. Nor as serious as outright treason, which is what it would be to have made up those charges for -- say -- one's personal political advancement.

Seems to have worked out for him, though.

Texan99 said...

I'd say this story is out there now. Our neighbors on one side are liberal-to-moderate, enough that I was not looking forward to this subject coming up between us for fear they'd buy some nutty White House story that's being peddled on the mainstream news that seems to be most of what they consult. No fear. They're thoroughly disgusted. No amount of lying is going to patch this up with middle America.

Eric Blair said...

I read about Bergdahl when he first deserted. Back then it was "He walked off his post. He was 'disillusioned'" if I remember the narrative correctly then.

I got vet friends already posting the articles from the UCMJ for him to be tried under: Article 85, Article 99, article 104, article 105.

Susan Rice is dumb. Like bag of rocks dumb. I don't understand how she got to where she is.

E Hines said...

Susan Rice is dumb. Like bag of rocks dumb.

Or, Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence.

But sometimes, it really is malice.

Rice really is this dishonest. She knows what she's doing, she knows what she's saying. Words are her stock in trade.

The question is: what does she expect to get out of her dishonesty? That we can't answer that, yet, doesn't mean she doesn't have that purpose.

Eric Hines

Anonymous said...

How about this one:

For four years conservatives were howling for his release. Now that he is released, conservatives are still howling ... to the moon.

Texan99 said...

Maybe you're right. Since someone once thought he should be brought home--someone who may or may not have understood that he was a deserter and who may have had views that could be called "conservative"--none of us here has any business objecting to the latest blatant lies and coverups by the White House.

Have you thought about alerting the White House to this argument? I think they'd feel comfortable using it, and they're kind of under fire this week. Really, the whole year hasn't been so great.

Ymar Sakar said...

I have never figured out why so many people can't see through him.

For the same reason people think the LEftist alliance is some kind of political opponent they fight with elections, the same goes for Kerry's veil.

DL Sly said...

*snicker snicker*

E Hines said...

Since someone once thought he should be brought home

Taking this to a serious note, I agree that we should have tried very hard to get Bergdahl back, and I'm glad he is back in US custody. He may turn out to be a deserter, but he's our deserter.

My quarrel concerns two things: the ransom paid and the fact that we have another soldier held in gaol, just a long day's drive west from my northern Texas home, and the same administration--not the ex-motor boat skipper sitting in the SecState's chair, not the ex-community organizer sitting in the President's chair--will not expend the same effort to get that one back. And heaven forfend we do anything at all to recover a civilian pair and their baby from (maybe, still) west of Kabul where they've been missing for some years.

Eric Hines

Ymar Sakar said...

Desertion? Oh, I feel there's something missing with that picture.