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Bowe Bergdahl and the Slow Walk “Investigation”

Posted by madjillmom on March 25, 2015

Even the Army couldn’t let this go any longer. Bowe was traded last May. The Army already had the goods on him. All they really needed to do was to interview Bergdahl. That interview took a few months at best. Then a few months more to connect up all the dots. Then about 6 months stalling before coming out today with charges against this possible deserter. In the meantime, Obama continues to be a fool. Five Taliban returned to fight us again. One stupid and confused young man now on trial for desertion. Why did Obama have to make it a celebration? It was a political move that served two purposes. The country was up in arms about the rise of ISIL/ISIL so “bringing home a brave soldier” was a way to look like he cared. Also, it served the greater goal of emptying Guantanamo. His error was his zeal to toot his horn with Bowe’s weird parents in the Rose Garden. A pat on the back, self-administered on the news. “Look at me, look at me, I love the military!!!”

I believe pressure was brought to bear by Hagel to keep this under investigation for as long as they could. Hagel is gone and the bad news is now out.

As an aside, Susan Rice is an idiot.

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Kidnapping and Invasion – Obama’s Unintended Consequences

Posted by madjillmom on June 6, 2014

Dream Act by Fiat and Multiple Proposals for Anmesty for Illegal Aliens:

Unintended Consequence: Rumor to the south send thousands of unaccompanied children and some mothers to our borders. Now we are acting surprised and the people guarding the border are warehousing these people. Picture show them packed like sardines. Oh, and we need lots more money to house them, because we aren’t sending them back to where they came.

Trade 5 Big-Wig Taliban for one American:

Unintended Consequence: Memos going out to military in Afghanistan after bad guys state they are now focused on kidnapping and trading. I wonder if there is a similar memo going out to State Department staff? Obama says it had to be done. Now what happens when it happens again. Empty Gitmo!

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Obama’s Administration Calls Military “Liars”

Posted by madjillmom on June 5, 2014

Stuff continues to trickle out about Bowe Bergdahl. Since any official report will be classified, we won’t ever really know. Obama and crew had hoped that this exchange would be hailed as a great thing, thus proving that Obama does care deeply about our military. This was necessitated by the VA scandal, where Obama (once again) appeared too calm and passive and claimed to learn about the issue from the news. Those who served with Bergdahl are saying he was a deserter. The White House doesn’t need this narrative. So now those around Obama are calling those who did serve with Bowe “liars” and “swift boaters”.

Remember who was swift boated. John Kerry. He aggrandized his service, received Purple Hearts for band-aid wounds, and trashed the military when he was out. Those who served with him didn’t want his version of his service to stand unchallenged, so they spoke up. Now Sec. of State John Kerry’s spokeswoman is telling us that only Bowe knows what happened and not those who were also there. Came very close to calling the vets “liars”.

We do need to hear from Bowe. It is good that he is being brought home to his family.

Another concern is Sec. of Def. Chuck Hagel telling us he doesn’t know what happened and we need to reserve judgement. Why doesn’t he know what is in the reports? Why didn’t he warn Obama that this was going to blow up and advise him to avoid the Rose Garden ceremony? Maybe he wasn’t informed that the swap was going to happen.

Did they inform those who went in to pick up Bowe from the Taliban the issues that surround Bowe? Gosh, I hope so, but I am not convinced that they did.

Did Obama know about any of the concerns about Bowe?

 

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Obama Helps Me Buy a Car

Posted by madjillmom on June 4, 2014

I asked Obama to help me buy a car. We went to the used car dealer. I think we found the perfect one. I asked our wise leader to help me by negotiating the price. So off he went. He came back a while later.

I am so happy. I now am the proud owner of a ’72 Pinto. It needs a little work. A new engine and the body has some issues. It has 157,000 miles on it. I only had to pay $10,000. ¬†Thanks, Pres. Obama. You really helped.

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Bowe Bergdahl

Posted by madjillmom on June 4, 2014

More stuff is coming out about Bowe and his issues. Who knows what to believe.

Here is what I want. I want Bowe to be a misguided young man and not a deserter or traitor. I want Obama and his administration to tell us the truth. When I see him blinking in the cab of the Taliban pickup truck, I just react as mother. I want him to be a brave and unlucky soldier. I want him to be idealistic and not stupid. I want him to be clear-eyed in his love of America. I worry that I will be disappointed about all this.

I predict that Obama and his underlings will soon come out and tell us that because there is an investigation going on, they cannot comment. Later, around November, when they are asked, they will say this is a really old story and can’t we just move forward.

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More Bergdahl Lies

Posted by madjillmom on June 4, 2014

This morning a video has been released by the Taliban. It shows Bowe Bergdahl walking to the helicopter in relative decent health. The Obama administration has used his health as a reason for not following the law that requires informing congress of the swap. Turns out they lied.

Another lie. The first is Susan Rice telling us he served with “honor and distinction”. Another lie is that the Taliban 5 will be well monitored in Qatar. About the same time the President was telling this lie, Rueters was putting out a story about just how little supervision is going to be there for the Taliban Dream Team.

Next lie to be debunked will be the notion that there was a change in status for the Taliban 5. The President says they are not as dangerous and could be traded. Two years ago, they were too dangerous to trade. The administration has evidently chosen to ignore the experts on these men and relabeled them as docile jihadists in order to trade him for Bowe Bergdahl. Now that some of the most dangerous have left Gitmo, most others will follow.

Obama and his administration had planned that his Rose Garden moment with the parents of Bowe would make him look like he really cares about our troops. It was designed to divert attentions away from the VA scandal. They expected the press to be compliant and play it like they planned. Too bad a lot of info is coming out to debunk the lies.

 

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Bowe Bergdahl

Posted by madjillmom on June 3, 2014

He was young. He was evidently raised by a pretty weird dad. Homeschooled. Bright but maybe somehow off? He joined. He was not drafted.

My own sons (3) are in the active duty military. One has been deployed. They have all been disappointed and discouraged in their respective branches and in the military. They did not walk off. If they did, they would be prosecuted.

Lots of bad stuff coming out about this young man. Bringing him home is good. But trading him for 5 high value detainees is really bad. If Special Forces knew where he was, why didn’t they go get him? Why trade?

Why have a rose garden ceremony with Pres. Obama? Why have non-disclosure agreements with his unit to keep things quiet? Why didn’t the White House read the Rolling Stone article? They sure read the one about McCrystal real quick? Why send out Susan Rice with some more really bad information?

So many questions…

Will there ever be answers?

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