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White House: Bowe #Bergdahl’s fellow soldiers are “swiftboating” him

Posted by: ST on June 4, 2014 at 10:52 am » 1 Comment

Well, I guess I can’t really say I’m surprised with how the White House has reacted to the *unconflicting* reports about how Bowe Bergdahl’s fellow soldiers have classified him as a “deserter”, but it doesn’t mean I’m not disappointed all the same — and disgusted. Wow @chucktodd reporting on @TheTodayShow WH aides telling him "we […]

 

WH apologizes for their “oversight” on Congressional oversight re: prisoner swap

Posted by: ST on June 3, 2014 at 6:48 pm » 2 Comments

Wow: The White House has apologized to Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) for failing to alert her in advance of a decision to release Taliban commanders from Guantanamo Bay. Feinstein told reporters that she received a call from Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken on Monday evening apologizing for what the administration is calling an […]

 

Hillary: I won’t second guess Obama’s decision to free 5 Taliban terrorists

Posted by: ST on June 3, 2014 at 12:51 pm » 2 Comments

Via The Hill: Hillary Clinton on Monday defended President Obama’s decision to swap five Guantanamo Bay prisoners for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl over the weekend. “This young man, whatever the circumstances, was an American citizen — is an American citizen — was serving in our military,” Clinton said at an event she headlined in a […]

 

#Bergdahl aftermath: A chilling look at what happens when we release terrorists

Posted by: ST on June 3, 2014 at 9:32 am » 2 Comments

Former President George W. Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen pens a must-read in the Washington Post in response to the “prisoner exchange” of five high-level Taliban terrorists in Gitmo for US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, suspected of being a deserter sympathetic to the enemy (hat tip): If anyone doubts that the five senior Taliban leaders President […]

 

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl: A war hero or a deserter?

Posted by: ST on June 2, 2014 at 10:27 am » 2 Comments

In light of the “prisoner exchange” of US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five high-level Taliban Gitmo detainees, CNN”s Jake Tapper reports on claims Bergdahl’s on US soldiers who served with him are making about him (via): (CNN) – The sense of pride expressed by officials of the Obama administration at the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is not […]

 

Pelosi channels Whoopi Goldberg on the #VAscandal: It’s not really a scandal-scandal…

Posted by: Phineas on May 29, 2014 at 12:30 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Oh, brother. While her minions race to the microphones to denounce VA Secretary Shinseki before the voters take out their wrath on them, House Minority Leader (1) Nancy Pelosi took the softball question lobbed to her by Vox’s Ezra Klein (2) and explained that, yes, the poor treatment of veterans was scandalous, but […]

 

Memorial Day: Remembering those who gave all

Posted by: ST on May 26, 2014 at 12:17 pm » 1 Comment

Truer words were never spoken: “Never in the history of the world has any soldier sacrificed more for the freedom and liberty of total strangers than the American soldier. And, our soldiers don’t just give freedom abroad, they preserve it for us here at home. For it has been said so truthfully that it is […]

 

West Virginia VA doctor: At least two waiting list patients committed suicide

Posted by: ST on May 19, 2014 at 1:58 pm » 4 Comments

Appalling if true. This story keeps going from bad to worse: A West Virginia doctor is coming forward with new allegations against the Department of Veterans Affairs, claiming that she too was told to put patients seeking treatment off for months on end — and that at least two of them committed suicide. The claims […]

 

France refuses to fly US WWII vets to Normandy for D-Day anniversary

Posted by: Phineas on May 18, 2014 at 10:42 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas It’s the 70th anniversary, and the men who carried out the landings are in their 80s and 90s, now. You would think, given France’s miserable performance during the war, they could show a little respect and gratitude to those who risked their lives to kick the Nazis out of their country (1). […]

 

QOTD: @JakeTapper grills WH Chief of Staff on VA hospital deaths

Posted by: ST on May 16, 2014 at 10:05 am » 2 Comments

CNN’s Jake Tapper is one of the few DC journalists who hasn’t forgotten that their jobs involve holding the government accountable for their actions and digging beyond their standard talking points no matter the party, and he doesn’t disappoint here – as Newsbusters’ PJ Gladnick recaps: [Thursday] White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough kept defending the […]