Wednesday, March 25, 2015

BERGDAHL CHARGED WITH DESERTION: Remember these famous figures who once lauded Bergdahl?

By Joseph Perticone

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was officially charged with desertion on Wednesday. In light of that charge, these politicians, journalists and political personalities might want to consider walking back some of the statements listed below.

The White House:

Vice President Joe Biden:

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid:

National Security Advisor Susan Rice:

Talking Points Memo Publisher Josh Marshall:

Salon editor-at-large Joan Walsh:

Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas:

Political strategist and CNN/ABC contributor Donna Brazile:

Meanwhile, here’s what Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) had to say on the issue back in June of 2014, in response to the White House push back at Bergdahl’s former platoon mates who’d expressed concern about his service:

“I want to say something to the anonymous sources in the president’s administration who are disparaging the service of Second Platoon and Blackfoot Company. Show yourself, speak in your own name, have the courage of your convictions. And if you don’t, shut up, and stand back and thank these men for their service.”


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