Monday, June 02, 2014

Knowing all about Bowe.

Image: File photo of US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (© US Army/AP)Bowe Bergdhal. The name alone is fit for a movie.


Anyway, the sound of that name, like Benghazi, will be sure to bring out right-wing rage in the coming months.


There are lots of questions about Sgt. Bergdhal, so I will do this blog post in a simple Q&A form for you.


Field, the more I hear the story of this guy, the more I think about Nicholas Brody, am I wrong for that?


Nope. There are certainly a lot of parallels so far. Wait....I think I hear a helicopter. Do you hear it?


Field, this guy was a deserter, why should we care what happens to him?


Because it hasn't been actually proven that he was a deserter, and when he was captured by the Taliban he was still an American soldier.


Field, why did we have to let all those high level Taliban members go to free just one guy?


Because one American is worth hundreds of everyone else. Besides, they are Taliban, not Al Qaeda.  


Aren't they going back home to kill more Americans?


Nope. They won't make it home. It's a drone thing.


Field,  what Obama did was illegal, he should have notified congress of what he planned to do.


Well, not exactly. I know that congress passed a bill [that is now a federal statute] saying that the Sect of Defense must notify congress 30 days before the transfer of any prisoners from Gitmo, but.... whoops.


Anyway, O put a little thingy at the end of that bill when he signed it called a "signing statement", which basically says that I will sign the bill but I am still the HNIC. And in this case he claimed that executive authority (it's in the Constitution, look it up) gave him the right to "override the law".


My man W used these very same "signing statements" to torture folks. 


Field won't this give terrorists more incentive to capture American soldiers in the future?


They don't need anymore incentives to capture American soldiers. Just being American is incentive enough.


Field, what's up with Bergdhal's daddy's hair? He looks like a Taliban member his damn self.


Maybe dude is a Deadhead, or, maybe he wanted his son's captors to feel a kinship with him and not send his son's head home to him in a FedEx box.


Daddy Bergdhal did a lot of strange things.


Field, this swapping for our soldiers will make us look weak. Why are we negotiating with terrorist?


Do you think that Israel has a strong army? Well, been there done that. Besides, they aren't terrorists, they are enemy combatants. Isn't that what we were told? "We are at war".


Field, isn't this unprecedented for an American president to negotiate with terrorists enemy combatants?


Actually, no. One Saint Ronnie of Reagan comes to mind.    


Field, I wish I could rejoice in an American coming home after five years, but I just don't trust this Obama fellow, seems to me like he planned the whole thing.


The good news is that if you can say Benghazi it shouldn't be too hard to say, Bergdhal.



























  
 

47 comments:

Kinky.Con said...

"simple Q&A"

Very simple.

Kinky.Con said...

Jeffrey Toobin: Obama ‘Clearly Broke the Law’ on Bergdahl


“I think he clearly broke the law,” Toobin said. “The law says 30-days’ notice. He didn’t give 30-days’ notice.” Toobin added that Obama’s opinion expressed in a signing statement “is not law.”

“The law is on the books, and he didn’t follow it,” Toobin added.

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/jeffrey-toobin-obama-clearly-broke-the-law-on-bergdahl/

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't the righties wait until all the facts come out? It doesn't usually end well for Kinky and Bill when they jump the gun on stories.

Anonymous said...

Why wait until all the facts come out when we can point out liberal fingers and scream "LOOK AT WHAT THEY DID"?



Anonymous said...

If the facts of this release are anywhere close to what is being reported, this in an impeachable offense.

Our President traded five "high risk" terrorists for an AWOL Muslim convert who has already gotten a half dozen American soldiers killed. His father has repeatedly expressed sympathy with the Taliban and Bergdahl himself has refused to speak English since his release.

Meanwhile, Obama has done nothing to help secure the return of a US marine held on gun charges in Mexico after mistakenly crossing the border.

But he is ready to break the law to side with America's enemies.

Our President is our enemy.

Anonymous said...

BUT BUSH!!!!!! BUT REAGAN!!!!!!

Whitey's Conspiracy said...

Shouldn't the righties wait until all the facts come out?
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And miss a chance to throw shit at President Obama?

Think about what they're protesting -a prisoner exchange freeing an American soldier from brutal captivity. If W Bush had done the same deal these same republiklans would be in the throes of a national media blowjob for him. Don't take them seriously; even they don't take themselves seriously.

Anonymous said...

"Nope. They won't make it home. It's a drone thing."

Really? They're being sent to Qatar for a year, not Yemen. By the time they actually do go home, the U.S. will be out of Afghanistan and we won't give a rat's patoot what happens to them one way or another. I don't think any drones will be bothering them.

So I think these guys will be alright. (Or at least as "alright" as one can be after one has rotted away in Guantanamo for a decade and if one lives in the violent, corrupt, impoverished nation of Afghanistan.)

field negro said...

When did we declare war on Mexico?

Benghazi! *Drink drink, gulp*

W. said...

"But he is ready to break the law to side with America's enemies."

He sold weapons to Iran?

"Our President is our enemy."

So much for waiting for the details huh?

Yeah Right said...

"this in an impeachable offense."

Yeah yeah yeah, the third one this week huh? Yawn. Go ahead and try it, didn't work out too well last time the gop tried to impeach a sitting President.

W. said...

"When did we declare war on Mexico?"

1846

Kinky.Con said...

"we would not make any decisions about transfer of any detainees without consulting with Congress and without doing so in accordance with U.S. law." Jay Carney 2013


"If W Bush had done the same deal these same republiklans would be in the throes of a national media blowjob for him'

And democrats like yourself would be crying like a little bitch about Bush breaking the law.

So please.

field negro said...

Sooooo Kinky, do you agree that where u come down on this issue all depends on whatever political gang u are in?

PilotX said...

Excellent interview with Neil DeGrasse Tyson on "All In with Chris Hayes".

Kinky.Con said...

Bring up Reagan and Bush is pure deflection.

Hows about holding this president accountable?

Anonymous said...

"Hows about holding this president accountable?"

For imagined wrongs? Hardly. Field is just pointing out Bill's favorite pasttime, spotting hypocrisy and double standards. The problem is the same people who let Bush get away with stuff now suddenly want to enforce laws. Please Kinky.

BLACKISBEAUTIFUL said...

I wouldve really waited to take a position on this one Field...

I know you personally enjoy defending Drone Bombing..and Obama at the same time, but the guys Father looks like a Muslim cleric...

Sounds like we got played...

5 Gitmo prisoners for one Muslim Convert. Its nice that hes free now..but lets just leave it there...

Doesnt sound like a great trade ,but seeing that the entire Lot of them was created and funded by the CIA it really doesnt matter..

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Anonymous said...

This Cannabis thing is going to ruin us all. When killer parolees can smoke that 'get high' weed, we are all headed for hell. You can bet on that!

I have concluded that BIB is nothing but a pot head. that is one step from growing a beard and joining a Muslim Synagogue. That means he belts out the sound of Allah in the AM, at Midday, and in the Eve.

Lord have mercy, where is this country going? It's all going to 'pot'.

Anonymous said...

"Field, why did we have to let all those high level Taliban members go to free just one guy?


Because one American is worth hundreds of everyone else. Besides, they are Taliban, not Al Qaeda."

Brother Field, not all Americans are created equal, as Kinky would say. Obama set the bar 'high':... One 'White' American for 5 terrorists, Taliban, etc. That is a fair and equal trade with our Arab enemies.

My question to brother Field is: "Do you think Obama would have released FIVE terrorists for one 'Black' soldier? I don't think so. Maybe a one for one trade, but no more. Actually, the brother wouldn't even get that. He would rot in prison.

Whitey's Conspiracy said...

Your outrage at presidents acting on signing statement authority being so blatantly situational and partisan, you can hardly then be surprised then KK.con when it is belittled as such. But please, continue being fauxtraged over an American POW being freed from Taliban captivity. Lets see how that ends up working for you in the long term.

PilotX said...

"Your outrage at presidents acting on signing statement authority being so blatantly situational and partisan"

Yep, a simple search will tell us who had the most signing statements during their term(s).

Anonymous said...

Wow, Granny has been missing for days. I hope she is ok.

Anonymous said...

Granny's fine, she's baking cookies and does not wish to be disturbed.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Sgt Bergdahl was the only soldier held in captivity?

If not, why did Obama chose Bergdahl, instead of others to free? Bergdahl is a Muslim convert and his father is controversial. That is, they both 'could' possibly pose a risk to American lives.

Why risk doing such a thing without the consent of Congress? There is something wrong with this picture.

LaCubanadeMatanzas said...

Making it plain

Benghazi Arab

Bergdaul (jew)

not hard to say

Bullshit!

The Purple Cow said...

"Bergdahl is a Muslim convert and his father is controversial. "

Jesus wept...

SickupandFed said...

I was in the Air Force. There is one thing that is universal and timeless...You Never Leave ANYONE Behind. Never.

We need to send all of those people home, close Gitmo, and leave Cuba. The hell with bushie boy's war.

Bill said...

PilotX said...
Yep, a simple search will tell us who had the most signing statements during their term(s).


And the democrats started a senate hearing on it.

"I believe that this new use of signing statements is a means to undermine and weaken the law," said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.

I wonder if democrats are going to speak out against Obama and his signing statements.


"do you agree that where u come down on this issue all depends on whatever political gang u are in?"

Bill said...


2010

Taliban claim captured U.S. solider has converted to Islam and is teaching its fighters bomb-making skills

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1305184/Bowe-Bergdahl-Taliban-claim-captured-U-S-solider-teaching-fighters-bomb-making-skills.html#ixzz33awIMIkZ

At this point, what difference does it make?

Kinky.Con said...

Well at least liberals have a new hero they can run for office in 2016.


" The problem is the same people who let Bush get away with stuff now suddenly want to enforce laws."

Democrats are outraged over dear leader breaking the law?



Kinky.Con said...

Yeah, WC, let us see the long term.

6+ soldiers killed looking for this deserter.


Bowe Bergdahl’s Vanishing Before Capture Angered His Unit

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/03/us/us-soldier-srgt-bowe-bergdahl-of-idaho-pow-vanished-angered-his-unit.html?_r=0


5 terrorists freed to start killing Americans,Israelis, Christians and other infidels.

Qatar allowing freed Taliban men to move freely in country: Gulf official

http://news.yahoo.com/qatar-allowing-freed-taliban-men-move-freely-country-130028784.html



Taliban claim captured U.S. solider has converted to Islam and is teaching its fighters bomb-making skills

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1305184/Bowe-Bergdahl-Taliban-claim-captured-U-S-solider-teaching-fighters-bomb-making-skills.html#ixzz33b1UnSqJ
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While Obama and the rest of you on the left spike the football and call this deserter/taliban collaborator a hero-the rest of us will be looking at the long term.


Obama broke the law. Democrats are no longer going to be able to use the "Bush broke the law" talking point anymore.

PilotX said...

"Obama broke the law. Democrats are no longer going to be able to use the "Bush broke the law" talking point anymore."

Depends, not as cut and dry as you like to make this out.

"Democrats are outraged over dear leader breaking the law?"

Witty, really really witty.

"I wonder if democrats are going to speak out against Obama and his signing statements."

You know how the game works. Signing statements are here to stay.

Anonymous said...

Today you are a poet. Beautiful column.
Jenny

Anonymous said...

Obama should have been impeached over Benghazi.

This latest act of treason calls for more severe measures.

Ace Freely said...

Naturally Field is freaking out that other people are upset that the US traded five dangerous terrorists for a deserter.

As much as professional Obama sycophants want to pretend that opposition to this swap comes from rightwing hacks, the reality is the most vocal opponents are the men who served with Bergdahl and other veterans.

It's really no surprise that the left is taking up Bergdahl's cause. Aside from protecting Obama, Bergdahl is exactly the only kind of soldier people on the left really like, a deserter who was "ashamed to be an American".

field negro said...

Ace did u serve?

the real jews are black said...

well said field well said

focusedpurpose said...

hi to my FN fam-

just wanted to leave this...

prompted by my favorite Anon hater aka motivator from the other day;)

keep doing what you do, my friend.

your antics jam my can't. stop.won't.stop button;)+ sometimes you actually say something that i grow from.


in case there is confusion- and haters stay this way, as their father they serve relentlessly in their state for which i pray, IS the author of confusion + chaos- i AM addressing the Anon that suggested that Almighty did bad work in my creation.

a very valid to Anon opinion.

and since i am not checking for Anon, it is all Good;)

maybe someone over here could hip 'em to the common Understanding pertaining to opinions;) i would but it's not very ladylike + i hate to water stuff down in order to conform.

nevertheless, folk wanted Scriptures that Sun day. and since the LA library is open today, here ya go, my favorite hater/motivator friend Anon;)

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can't stop.won't stop.

aka

fp

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The Purple Cow said...

Our far-Right trolls they come and they go. Some of them are slightly stupid, some of them are very stupid, some of them are quite extraordinarily stupid, and then some of them are Bill.

But the one thing they have all had in common is that they love them some wars, some soldierin', and some fightin'.

As long as it's other people who are doing the actual fighting and dying.

Cuz our trolls they are incredibly brave, and incredibly patriotic. Fighting as they do from behind a keyboard in the basement of their momma's house surrounded by a wall of used pizza boxes and empty bottles of American beer.

Kinky.Con said...

Bless his little socialist heart.

He tries......

Anonymous said...

Thank you, FP!

You are loved by many here at FN.

Peace and Love to you.

Anonymous said...

Blogger Kinky.Con said...
Bless his little socialist heart.

He tries......


6:54 PM
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ROFL!! KC, must you make PX look so stupid? He's doing the best he can with 'what' he mentally has. While we can see the weakness in his mind, 'inside' of PX, he is on full blast. So it doesn't really feel weak to him. have some mercy for the man, er.. child.

Trollonymous Burgundy said...

I try to stay out of politics, it is not my forte, but what Obama did sounds absurd and down right suspicious to me.

Field, Obama would not have risked such political backlash to do same for a black American soldier.

How do I know?

For all the years he's been POTUS, he seems hell bent on proving he would never show 'favoritism' towards black Americans.

While I agree he does meet more challenges due to racism, I still don't understand why so many black Americans protect him. Yes he is President for "all" but he has turned a blind eye to a lot of challenges that would seem unique to "black" America.

Where are the Latinos and the illegals when he needs them?



PilotX said...

"ROFL!! KC, must you make PX look so stupid? He's doing the best he can with 'what' he mentally has. While we can see the weakness in his mind, 'inside' of PX, he is on full blast. So it doesn't really feel weak to him. have some mercy for the man, er.. child."

Heh heh heh.

Limpbaugh said...

Maybe Bergdhal is a deserter, maybe not. It reminds me of how the right wing "knew" that Valarie Plame was a secretary.

the right wing said...

We knew Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson were liars.