Republicans Scrub Early Digital Praise of Bergdahl Release, Senate Democrats Go Silent


Republicans Delete Digital Praise of Bowe Bergdahl Release

For MashableBrian Ries writes: 

At least three prominent Republicans appeared to offer praise on Twitter for the rescue of American POW Bowe Bergdahl — only to later backtrack, scrubbing their tweets or websites of any mention of the soldier after questions arose over the prisoner swap that freed him.

Republicans have widely criticized the Obama administration for swapping five high-level Taliban prisoners for Bergdahl, who many believe defected from his base because he was unhappy with the U.S. military’s actions in Afghanistan.

But before those criticisms mounted, some members of the GOP didn’t hesitate to welcome Bergdahl’s release with open arms…(read more)


Senate Democrats Go AWOL

They had Obama’s back on the Bergdahl/Taliban trade. Now they’re walking away.

For The Weekly StandardJohn McCormack and Michael Warren write:

On Sunday, Senator Claire McCaskill gave a full-throated defense of the president’s decision to release five Taliban commanders from the Guantanamo prison in exchange for Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. “We saved this man’s life. The commander-in-chief acted within his constitutional authority, which he should have done,” McCaskill, a Democrat from Missouri, told Fox News host Chris Wallace. “I’m very proud that we have no POWs left in Afghanistan and the president should be proud of it also.”Claire_McCaskill-zipper

But following multiple reports that Bergdahl deserted his post and soldiers died searching for him, McCaskill will no longer say she still supports the deal she was “very proud” of just 48 hours ago….

“It depends on all the facts and circumstances of the case,” Levin added. “I’m not going to give you a conclusion in the case because I don’t know all the circumstances.”

Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York declined to comment when asked if it was a good deal. In addition, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Chris Coons of Delaware, and Mark Begich of Alaska said they’re reserving judgment.

The only senator who explicitly supported the deal on Tuesday was Majority Leader Harry Reid(read more)


3 Comments on “Republicans Scrub Early Digital Praise of Bergdahl Release, Senate Democrats Go Silent”

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  3. Tim Shey says:

    I had an interesting dream last night about Barack Obama:

    4 June 2014

    Last night I had a dream where Barack Obama resigned as President of the United States. There was a meeting of Obama’s aides in a room in the White House. They were all saying goodbye to Obama. A few of his aides left the room without saying a word. Obama was upset that they left without saying anything positive about his presidency.

    “Dead in the Water”

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