Bowe Bergdahl Swapped for that Marine in Mexico (Satire)

By: Monday November 3, 2014 6:30 pm

Just ahead of the highly-contested midterm elections, Obama administration officials are denying rumors that they swapped Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier himself freed from Taliban captivity through a swap for five Guantanamo prisoners, for Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi.

Tahmooressi was released by coincidence just before the election after several months in a Mexican jail.

“It was a good ride,” said Bowe Bergdahl, “but like I told the Taliban guys on my last day with them, hey, nothing lasts forever.”

 

Army Finds No Evidence of Misconduct by Bowe Bergdahl During Captivity

By: Thursday June 26, 2014 6:50 am

Though cleared of misconduct during captivity, the investigation into whether Bergdahl deserted his unit before he was captured is ongoing.

The investigation is expected to take longer than usual due to Bergdahl’s recovery process and inability to be interviewed by investigators at this time.

FRC’s Tony Perkins Exploits Bergdahl Controversy to Make Tacky Attack on Judges

By: Wednesday June 11, 2014 3:49 pm

I’ve heard of throwing tantrums, but what the Family Research Council president Tony Perkins recently said about Wisconsin judge Barbara Crabb (the justice ruling against Wisconsin’s anti-marriage equality law) was just plain nasty.

Late Night: The Plot Thickens – Bergdahl Smearer Received OTH Discharge

By: Sunday June 8, 2014 8:00 pm

One of the first things many folk were saying last week about #Bergdahlghazi, especially after reading the June 2012 Rolling Stone article by Michael Hastings about Bowe Bergdahl and the basket case of a unit in which he served, was something along the lines of “Gee, wonder if the people leading the charge against Bergdahl are trying to cover up for being incompetent, malfeasant, and/or otherwise godawful?”

Another GOP Talking Point in #Bergdahlghazi Undermined

By: Thursday June 5, 2014 7:03 pm

One of the heavily-polished Richard Grenell talking points that’s been unleashed on an unsuspecting public is the “six men died because of Bowe Bergdahl” trope.

As with pretty much all of the Grenell-polished tropes in #Bergdahlghazi, its factual basis is questionable at best, and flat-out balderdash at worst.

Bergdahl Prisoner Swap Controversey Dominates Washington

By: Thursday June 5, 2014 8:46 am

The unrest surrounding the Obama Administration’s decision to exchange five Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo Bay for US soldier Bowe Bergdahl has knocked every other controversy off the front page, including the VA backlog scandal. Instead, the DC commentariat and politicians desperate for camera time have been flipping and flopping to either condemn President Obama or defend him.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Just Told Us How to Close Gitmo (But Obama Won’t Do It)

By: Wednesday June 4, 2014 8:00 am

It was almost as if Obama was ashamed of what he did. Likely, he is. And it’s all because of Guantanamo.

Michael Hastings’ Bowe Bergdahl Article That the GOP Doesn’t Want You to Read

By: Tuesday June 3, 2014 4:15 pm

When the Republicans scream that they were caught totally by surprise by the prisoner exchange that in all likelihood marks the winding down of the US war on Afghanistan, they are of course lying.

Prisoner Swap Of American POW For Taliban Gitmo Detainees Causes Controversy

By: Monday June 2, 2014 6:56 am

On Saturday Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was released by the Taliban as part of a deal that saw five detainees from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility released in exchange. Bergdahl was captured by Taliban fighters in 2009 under disputed circumstances – he claims he fell behind on a patrol, the Taliban claimed he was drunk, and others in his unit claim he was a deserter.

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