Chuck Todd, while being questioned by Matt Lauer on the Today show, commented that the White House, caught off guard by the severe backlash of trading 5 dangerous terrorists for a probable deserter, described soldiers that served in Bergdahl‘s platoon as “Swift Boaters.”
Chuck Todd told Matt Lauer on Wednesday that the White House was “caught flat-footed” on the backlash against the prisoner swap for Sergeant Bergdahl.
“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, “And Matt, of course, that’s a reference to that political fight back in 2004 over John Kerry’s military service which became so controversial in that campaign. So there’s some fighting words there.”
Earlier in the segment, Richard Engel reported on the controversy, playing a video of a mother whose son died searching for Bergdahl. “He’s getting the royal treatment,” she says, “and our kids came home, the ones of us who lost our sons, they came home in the baggage part of an airplane and were rolled out in a box with a flag.”
The allegation of desertion against Bergdahl is nothing new. Michelle Malkin reported 5 years ago that there were reports that he had “walked off the base.” As more soldiers that served with Bergdahl come forward you’ll see an even more frantic White House and their media lapdogs attempt to shield The Precious™ from any blame.
The sad fact is that 6 good men died while searching for an AWOL Bergdahl that had become disillusioned with the military, and another two died in raids against military bases in the subsequent days following his abandonment.
PFC Matthew Martinek; 2LT Darryn Andrews; PFC Morris Walker; Staff SGT Clayton Bowen; Staff SGT Kurt Curtiss; Staff SFT Michael Murphrey; PFC Justin Casillas; and PFC Aaron Fairbairn died as a result of Bergdahl’s actions.
These are the men that should be remembered as serving with honor and distinction, Ambassador Rice, not Bowe Bergdahl.