White House Accuses Vets of “Swift Boating” Bergdahl

This would be unbelievable, if we weren’t talking about Barack Obama’s White House. Chuck Todd reported on the Today show this morning that, in trying to explain why they so badly miscalculated the Bergdahl affair, White House aides told him that they didn’t know that the soldiers who served with Bergdahl were “going to swift boat him.” This elicited a stunned reaction on Twitter (via Twitchy):

Todd confirmed that the White House really did complain that soldiers were “swift boating” Bergdahl:


There is a nice historical continuity here. Just as the men who served with John Kerry told inconvenient truths about him–far from being factually inaccurate, the most effective Swift Boat ads quoted Kerry’s own words when he called his fellow servicemen war criminals–those who served with Bergdahl were driven to tell the truth about him in the wake of the administration’s false claim that Bergdahl “served with honor and distinction.” Is the White House now calling them all liars? I don’t think so, but if that is their claim, let’s see the Army’s 2010 report. I am pretty sure it will confirm that Bergdahl was a deserter, at best.

Just when you think the Obama administration can’t make the Bergdahl fiasco any worse, they fool you.