Following Obama’s brokered deal with the Taliban to exchange five of their most notorious and violent leaders for Bowe Bergdahl, a firestorm erupted. Numerous individuals who served with Bergdahl in the 501st Infantry Regiment have come forward and said that Bergdahl deserted his post in 2009. His infantry leader and others have even said that communications chatter indicated that, following Bergdahl’s desertion, there was an American looking for the Taliban to speak to them. They also said that attacks against them by the Taliban got more direct after Bergdahl deserted.
Not only did these men have to risk their lives, with six from his troop losing their lives, searching for a deserter, they were forced to sign a non-disclosure agreement while in the Army agreeing not to speak about Bergdahl’s disappearance or the search efforts to find him. In addition, reports have surfaced that Obama knew Bergdahl was a deserter in 2010 and the Intelligence community had concerns that Bergdahl was collaborating with the enemy.
But, that has not stopped members of Team Obama and their allies in the Democrat Media Complex from attacking the men who have spoken out about their firsthand knowledge of the Bergdahl situation. On Wednesday, Obama’s LEAN FORWARD network, MSNBC, planted the seed of denigration of those speaking out about Bergdahl. Chuck Todd said, “I’ve had a few aides describe it to me as ‘we didn’t know they [those who served with Bergdahl] were going to swift-boat Bergdahl.”
Swift-boating is a negative term meaning “unfairly smearing someone on our team.”
An Obama official decided to take the slander hurled at those who served with Bergdahl who have chosen to speak out to another level. On Twitter, Brandon Friedman, who is the deputy assistant secretary of public affairs at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, accused Bergdahl’s platoon members of ‘smearing him publicly’ because they are psychopaths.
While Obama’s claims about the reason he illegally traded five Taliban terrorists for Bergdahl as well as the circumstances surrounding it keep changing, there is consistency in the stories being told by those who served with Bergdahl and were forced to look for him. So, Team Obama feels a need to do what they are known to do – go on the attack in an attempt to discredit those they perceive as an enemy to their actions and agenda. They will go to any length as they enter the protectionist stance, even if it means dishonoring our military and endangering America.