Bergdahl Report Delayed Until After The Election

305px-USA_PFC_BoweBergdahl_ACU_CroppedWe previously discussed how the White House opened admitted that it was delayed the increasingly unpopular immigration plan until after the election. Now it appears that another radioactive issue is being slow marched until after the election. The Army has completed its investigation into Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s disappearance from his base in Afghanistan five years ago. However, Pentagon sources have said that any release will have to come after the election and there is no guarantee that the findings will be made public.

There is significant evidence that Bergdahl may have planned to leave his post — resulting in search missions where fellow soldiers were put at risk. Some allege soldiers were killed on missions that included searches for Bergdahl.

The swap for Taliban leaders clearly violated federal law, as we have discussed. The Democrats are already facing a worsening situation with an extremely unpopular president but also very low polls for Democrats generally. Bergdahl is the last thing that voters need.

In Kentucky, the senate candidate has effectively denounced Obama and has turned the race into something of a referendum on Hillary Clinton, which may be only marginally better with most voters. Clinton has called Alison Lundergan Grimes the candidate of change — something many may find curious from the ultimate insider figure in American politics.

However, I remain fascinated, as I was with the immigration issue, that such issues are openly delayed to prevent voters from factoring them into their votes. There is very little outrage over such gaming of the system, which has obviously been done by both parties historically.

118 thoughts on “Bergdahl Report Delayed Until After The Election”

  1. This “identity” stuff amuses me…really. Nothing I say here or anywhere else is not what I wouldn’t say face to face. Why should it be? No matter, I have a “Blogger” profile open to anyone, and my IP address is 68.61.81.168 and that has not changed in over a dozen years. YOu want my address , email me and ask for it. Nothing to hide. Nothing. I’ve already given my real name, but one more time, it is Richard Thompson. The only sock-puppet you will find for me is “jasig namja” or 자식 남자 , which translates to B*stard Man, and which I admitted was an s-p at the time and asked that it be deleted as silliness….it was just a test at how easy it would be to create a sock-puppet here…way to easy as it turned out.

    BTW…my real nickname in Korean was (transliterated in the old form) Shaung-num-sicci … a far more insulting name (presumes your mother was a whore) , and one I accepted proudly when working with ROK’s in the Han Estuary, and elsewhere that will remain unlisted. Literally insulting, but virtually a compliment. Hard to explain, I know. Those were “Strange Days” as The Doors would tell you…..

    If anyone can do so…someone please explain to me the purpose of “sock-puppets?” I admit I am dense on stuff like this so be real clear, uhm-kay. I ask merely because one of personages here, also familiar elsewhere, I generally disagree with, but still for some weird reason still like as well, seems to be a habitual user of the concept…. I’d like to know the purpose. Simple as that.

    1. Aridog – if I create a sockpuppet, I can have the sock puppet support what I have been saying in my other identity. The more sock puppets the more support. That is my understanding. The problem for sock puppets is, unless they use another wireless connection, regardless of the computer they use, the IP address is the same. Although I do not understand the problem that maxcat and po are having when they move from computer to computer and seem to get locked out of their nom de plumes.

    2. Aridog – Well – as far as Sock Puppets go – I guess they are fun if you are a kid and if you can be nice, otherwise, I agree with you, it’s like pulling the, umm well, I don’t have one but I don’t need one either.

      The thing is, if people on the blog just ignore you and talk to their sock puppets, when are they ever going to incorporate new and different ideas than their own repertoire 🙂

  2. Observation, “Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.” I was only fooled once. I liked Obama before anyone knew him and grew to dislike him quickly after 2008. Education is the one aspect I like.

  3. bettykath, This 5 Taliban for Bergdahl is what Panetta and Hillary say was always the deal on the table going back several years. They also wanted money, more than a million from what I remember, but I have not read anything like what you’re saying. Do you remember where you got that?

    1. Nick – the 5 Taliban and money is the deal Congress turned down and why Obama went on his own.

  4. I think sensible people will think twice in the future to vote for someone who writes two books on his life without having accomplished anything worthwhile in his life of any real benefit to people , and that in my view is a big benefit from the current fiasco of an administration.

    1. Observation – he didn’t write the first book and part of it is fiction anyway. Tough when you are incapable of writing your own autobiography.

  5. Darren, The negotiations for the return of Bergdahl had been on-going. The Taliban originally demanded $1 million and the release of 21 Afghan prisoners and a Pakistani scientist convicted in a U.S. court on charges of attempted murder of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. Most of the Afghan prisoners sought were being held at Gitmo. The Taliban later reduced its demand to six Taliban prisoners in exchange for Bergdahl’s release. Later the demand was reduced to five Taliban prisoners.

  6. No, lol! I meant Swarthmorepapi. One of the sockpuppets this guy has been using along with swarthmoredaddy, Swarthmoregrandaddy, another one I’ve seen is Swarthmorepapi. I didn’t mean you Happypappies.

    1. Annie – No, lol! I meant Swarthmorepapi. One of the sockpuppets this guy has been using along with swarthmoredaddy, Swarthmoregrandaddy, another one I’ve seen is Swarthmorepapi. I didn’t mean you Happypappies. I never have answered that person. Creeepy 🙁

  7. Darren, This WH has so many crisis they are playing wack a mole. These last 2 years are going to be hell. That Rose Garden w/ the parents was HORSESHIT. Bergdahl has ignored his parents. I get the sense his parents loved the attention and Bergdahl resented them for that. Some parents live off their kids. I also wonder if their constant press conferences didn’t make it worse for him in captivity. But, more than anything else, EVERYONE who knows the cast of characters says we got a HORRIBLE deal. This was the Taliban’s initial offer. You NEVER take the initial offer. Bergdahl’s former brothers have no respect for him. I’ll go w/ them.

  8. My take on the prisoner swap with Bergdahl was as follows.

    The administration was taking a lot of heat over the Veteran’s Affairs fiasco (the patients on the secret lists regarding patient non-treatment) along with other embarrassments with their image over the military that they looked for a way to show that they were working hard for vets and soldiers.

    The quickly decided on bringing Bergdahl home and made a hasty decision without looking at the big picture.

    So, the administration, through various contacts made the Taliban a sweetheart deal that they would never refuse. So they released the five senior Taliban men from Gitmo to bring home Bergdahl quickly for a PR shot that the administration cared about POWs, vets, and soldiers.

    I don’t know if Bergdahl was a deserter or not, likely caught up in a lot of geopolitics, and surely wanted to come home to his family. But there are questions to be asked of the administration as to why this was done so hastily.

  9. NO Karen. SWM grandaddy, papi or whatever could be YOU, so I suggest you quit saying it is I. The IP addresses would tell the tale.

    1. Annie – My namie is Leslie Goudy – my kennel name is happypappies and sometimes it signs on here that way. You see that little bitty dog running around? If you want to know your IP address – click on this.
      http://whatismyipaddress.com/ Anyway – leave me out of any poison as I thought we had started over. I have not addressed you as the other thread on the nurses had me blocked out. I have absolutely nothing to hide. You may google my name and do whatever and you will see everything I have said about myself is true. I have no Idea why you are so paranoid on here but I used to think there was something wrong with me and that I was not approaching the blog properly and so on. So why don ‘t you stop and stop worrying about it because I think you have set yourself up to be taunted at this stage. I am just trying to be nice now and help. 🙂

      1. Leslie, excuse me? Have I mentioned you? I don’t believing have, so I really don’t know what you’re getting at here. I don’t quite get how you think you’re being helpful, but thank you at any rate. Also, I’m puzzled as to why you want me to know you real name.

    2. Your comment made at 10:37 pm

      Annie commented on Bergdahl Report Delayed Until After The Election.

      in response to jonathanturley:

      We previously discussed how the White House opened admitted that it was delayed the increasingly unpopular immigration plan until after the election. Now it appears that another radioactive issue is being slow marched until after the election. The Army has completed its investigation into Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s disappearance from his base in Afghanistan five years […]

      NO Karen. SWM grandaddy, papi or whatever could be YOU, so I suggest you quit saying it is I. The IP addresses would tell the tale.

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      My comment

      as I understood papi to be me in all this mess today and as I said. I was trying to be nice. That’s why I gave you the IP address finder and stayed out of it. and gave you a smile.. I was not being smart. I have no clue what is up right now.

  10. happy, Politicians are cowards. There will be no impeachment, although JT seems to think they may have a case, it’s close. I just pray this guy doesn’t just start going nuts w/ Executive Orders. His ego is hurting. These nasty politicians won’t bend over and take it in the ass like folks around him do. Obama has more yes men and women than any prez in my lifetime. This insular metrosexual thinks he’s doing a great job. That’s what his peeps tell him daily.

    1. Nick I invented a new Personality Disorder for him. It’s a spinoff of the old Classic Narcissistic Personality Disorder With Obama it’s known as Borderline Golfing Congenital Antisocial Disease. (Self Explanatory) 🙂 I do agree with you, People like Obama can be extremely dangerous if they are not handled with kid gloves unfortunately

  11. Darren, the person who has complained to you about her name being imitated by others turns out to be even more hilarious than her comments:-)

  12. happy, The Constitution says the House must initiate any impeachment proceedings. SCOTUS is no involved. Although you’re correct, they would LOVE TO. Well, 4 maybe 5 would.

    1. Nick Spinelli

      happy, The Constitution says the House must initiate any impeachment proceedings. SCOTUS is no involved. Although you’re correct, they would LOVE TO. Well, 4 maybe 5 would.
      Nick
      Apparently I was woefully ignorant, but no longer. If elections go well, we could get the simple majority, The House pretty much hates him.
      http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/impeachments/
      And Chief Justice John Roberts Hates him. Who knows what might get to the Senate in the next two years if Obama screws up bad enough.

  13. The Bergdahl swap so masterfully crafted by our Campaigner-in-Chief did not surprise me…..An imperial President probably did not want to be bothered with technicalities like the law.
    What I found most surprising was that Obama would do a victory lap and turn the Bergdahl release into a high-profile White House ceremony. Politically, I didn’t think he was that tone-deaf.
    Susan Rice’s followed this with her comments about Berdhahl serving “with honor and distinction”. That conclusion seems highly debatable. I expected her to also say that “a video” caused Bergdahl to split.
    Paul- one more brief side note…..Idaho is no longer a real Western State…..it’s really more like an “Eastern Bloc” state of old.

  14. BarkinDog, Did you vote for Jill Stein in the last election? She and the Green Party are anti-war and don’t take corporate funds.

  15. This dog wants a peace candidate for President. A Gene McCarthy, a George McGovern. Now that the government does not draft people into the military, the opposition to war has subsided. There will always be some ISIS force in the world. When the communists subsided we got the terrorists. The terrorists of no name, no blame have now adopted the notion of a nation state. Maybe this is all a product of some CIA scam so that the Americans will get more keen on warfare again. This Bergdhal guy or however ya spull it is just one nutty guy who thought he was in Disneyworld and that the al Qaeda guys would be fun and games. Five years may have sobered him up but probably did nothing to cure his mental illness. Those of you who wish to pick on Obumbo for spring Berghdahl should send you kids off to war. It is cheaper for you than sending them to college. That is what some of the parents with kids in the military will say up at the marina when they have had some cocktails.

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