Thursday, March 26, 2015


Former Afghanistan captive Bowe Bergdahl has now been charged with desertion, which means the right is once denouncing the administration for getting him freed and saying positive things about him. So I'll just offer a few links to posts I wrote about this last summer:

* Funny, Jake Tapper Used to Want Berghdahl Freed

* In 2011, Ollie North Wanted Us All to Wear Bowe Bergdahl POW Bracelets

* Imagine My Surprise: Allen West Is a Bowe Bergdahl Hypocrite

* A Few More Nominees for the Bergdahl Hypocrite Hall of Fame

And, from Gawker:

* Angry Conservatives Forgot Their Old Angry Tweets Supporting P.O.W.

When the failure to free Bergdahl was a useful stick to beat Obama with, Bergdahl was a right-wing hero, cruelly neglected by an evil president who hates America and the military. The minute Bergdahl was freed, word went out on the right: "Everyone skate counterclockwise now." Bergdahl was now a traitor. Obama's hatred of America was the reason Bergdahl was freed.

But I'm stating the obvious, right?


Never Ben Better said...

And not a one of these hypocrites will ever acknowledge it; and not a one of them will ever be called out by the MSM for their hypocrisy.

And so we march ever onward toward the Christofascist future our conservative overlords pave the way to.

Victor said...

Our Reich-Wingers can do a 180 so fast, it puts the Dukes of Hazzard in their General Lee, to shame!!!

Victor said...
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Steve M. said...

Victor's deleted comment, edited to conform to house rules:

... the President and the military did what they should have done.

One of the first rules of American military engagement, is to get you own people back - be they wounded, corpses, POW's, or, even deserters.

Once that person's back, and still alive, the military looks
into matters to see if any formal charges against that person are warranted.

It took some time after we did the right, not "RIGHT!" thing - which varies from nano-second to nano-second - and got a soldier home.

Now, after investigating, the military has decided to try him for desertion.

He will now face a military court whose rules are different from the ones in US Courts for regular citizens.

I don't wish him luck.
I hope that justice will prevail, not matter which direction it goes in.

Small minds don't understand that, because they jump to conclusions.
First one way.
Then the other.
Then back, as needs to keep the rabble roused-up.

We got him out.
Now, we figure out what he did, and whether or not he should be punished for it in the military court system.

The 'court of public' is far too fickle to decide.
Military courts are anything but fickle!!!

Victor said...
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Steve M. said...

We're through discussing this.

Victor said...