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.