White House Accuses Soldiers Critical of Bergdahl of “Swift-Boating”?

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Embarrassed by the backlash against what appears to be an illegal, stupid negotiation for the return of Bowe Bergdahl, The White House is now attacking Sgt. Bergdahl’s fellow soldiers who have spoken out against him. From the Washington Examiner:

White House aides have accused members of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s unit of “swift-boating” the 28-year-old Idahoan for claiming that he deserted his post in Afghanistan nearly five years ago, MSNBC’s Chuck Todd reported.


“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 Wednesday.


The term “swift-boating” comes from 2004 when members of then-Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry’s Swift Boat unit came forward during the election to accuse him of misleading American voters about his service in Vietnam.

Sure, the soldiers who stayed with their units are the bad guys and the guy who walked away is the hero?




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