Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Bowe Bergdahl: Another Sunday Show Fib from Susan Rice? (Please Note: This Video was Removed)
Bowe Bergdahl: Another Sunday Show Fib from Susan Rice?
by John Nolte 2 Jun 2014, 1:48 PM PDT
The last time National Security Adviser Susan Rice made a memorable appearance on the Sunday morning news shows it was on five different networks in 2012 to spread the ridiculous and untrue fable that a YouTube video had been the cause of four deaths in Benghazi, as opposed to terrorists the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton should have been prepared for. This Sunday, Rice might have been caught in a brand new fib.
Please Note: This Video was Removed.
Rice appeared on ABC's This Week to defend Obama's release of The Taliban Dream Team from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who had been a Taliban prisoner in Pakistan for five years. Other than setting the terrible precedent of negotiating with terrorists, the exchange has become controversial over claims that Bergdahl was a deserter who simply walked away from his post. Rice, however, said on ABC that Bergdahl had been "taken in battle."
Bergdahl had apparently become disillusion with the United States, the military, and the mission in Afghanistan. There are reports that just prior to disappearing, Bergdahl mailed a lot of his stuff home, including his computer. Then, a number of his platoon mates claim, he just walked away from his post.
At first, the Army classified Bergdahl as DUSTWUN, or duty status: whereabouts unknown.
Despite all of this, Rice attempted to make the prisoner swap look like an administration triumph and obviously wanted to make it sound to George Stephanopoulos and to the American people as though Obama had just secured the release of an American hero:
Sergeant Bergdahl wasn't simply a hostage. He was an American prisoner of war captured on the battlefield. We have a sacred obligation we have upheld since the found of our Republic to do our utmost to bring back our men and women who are taken in battle.
Having watched this story unfold over the last 24 hours, the similarities to Benghazi are striking. You have (with notable exceptions like CNN's Jake Tapper) a media that wants to protect Obama from any criticism or fallout over the Bergdahl release; thankfully, thanks to alternative media, you have the truth getting out despite the media's best efforts; and you have Susan Rice on a Sunday news show launching what looks like another phony narrative.
But when the DC media doesn't make Democrats pay any kind of political price for anything, why wouldn't Obama haul out the Benghazi Playbook?
George Stephanopoulos is the anchor for This Week with George Stephanopoulo.
Note: Ian O. Cameron was the executive producer for This Week with George Stephanopoulo, and is married to Susan E. Rice.
Susan E. Rice is married to Ian O. Cameron, the White House national security adviser for the Barack Obama administration, was the former U.S. ambassador to UN for the Barack Obama administration, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution (think tank), and was the assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of State.
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Brookings Institution (think tank).
George Soros was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society, is the co-chair, national finance council at Ready for Hillary, and a board member for the International Crisis Group.
Thomas R. Pickering is a distinguished fellow at the Brookings Institution (think tank), a co-chair for the International Crisis Group, was the U.S. ambassador for the United Nations, the under secretary for the U.S. Department of State, and the chairman of review board that investigated the 2012 attack on U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya in 2013.
Teresa Heinz Kerry is an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank), and married to John F. Kerry.
John F. Kerry is married to Teresa Heinz Kerry, and is the secretary at the U.S. Department of State for the Barack Obama administration.
Hillary Rodham Clinton was the secretary at the U.S. Department of State for the Barack Obama administration, is a potential candidate for the 2016 Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential campaign, and a principal for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
Open Society Foundations was a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
George Soros is the founder & chairman for the Open Society Foundations, and the co-chair, national finance council at Ready for Hillary.
Posted by Sam and Bunny Sewell at 12:45 AM