Wingnuts Rant About Things They Don’t Understand, Part 10,568
Bob Bergdahl, the father of U.S. soldier Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (recently-released after five years as a Taliban prisoner), might just have some empathy with families whose loved ones have been locked up in Guantanamo Bay for well over a decade. Sunday evening, Mr. Bergdahl tweeted a link to a Guardian video of family members urging the release of the final five Tunisian prisoners at Gitmo.
Ten years in Guantánamo: Tunisian families hope for loved ones’ release – video http://t.co/mhkraNbETL via @guardian
— Robert Bergdahl (@bobbergdahl) June 2, 2014
All in all a fairly innocuous sentiment — particularly considering that the prisoners in question were all cleared for release by the Bush administration, yet still languish in captivity with neither charges nor credible evidence against them. Apparently, though, the idea of freeing brown people — even innocent ones — is just too much for some on the right. (Because Obama, probably.) This single tweet elicited pages of responses, most along the lines of these examples, and none positive or supportive in any way.
@bobbergdahl you are an anti American piece of shit.
— Sean Bartley (@SeanBartley) June 2, 2014
@bobbergdahl Should we implement Sharia?
— TTW (@ttw187) June 2, 2014
@bobbergdahl@guardian You’re a jihadi piece of shit and so is your deserter, traitor piece of shit son. #BoweBergdahl#sot#ARMY#usmc
— Patrick Dollard (@PatDollard) June 2, 2014
Of course Michelle Malkin’s band of blowhards over at Twitchy are on the case, as well. Yes, the wingnuts have landed on the Bergdahl family. They’re traitors, don’t you know?
After all, here we have the dad actually supporting the release of innocent men from endless prison. And we already knew the son actually had some qualms about the U.S. mission in Afghanistan after seeing it first-hand. There clearly is some bad blood between Bowe Bergdahl and some of his fellow soldiers, at least if social media can be believed.
Still, the fact remains that very little is actually known about the circumstances surrounding Bergdahl’s capture. Both the Army and DoD say he will not be facing any charges. He has also been promoted twice while held by the Taliban, lending even less credence to the idea that the Military views him as a traitor.
But then, when did the wingnuts ever let facts get in the way?
Rixar13 McGinnis June 2nd, 2014 at 3:03 pm
Wing-nuts, rolling eyes
arc99 June 2nd, 2014 at 3:57 pm
So now these miserable excuses for human beings will fan out across the internet in a campaign of personal attack and villification of an ordinary American family who wanted nothing other than to have their son released from a foreign prison.
Right wingers, this is a classic example of why I am not and never will be in any way shape or form, a conservative. Your side of the political aisle is inhabited by people (and I use that term loosely), who value their political ideology over basic human decency.
I would like to think that these people are a minority of conservatives, but frankly I wonder. Whether they are a majority, a significant minority, or a small fringe element, they are the face of conservatism in America and they are contemptible hypocrites.
Just a few weeks ago they were cheering for Cliven Bundy and his supporters who preferred to pick up a gun instead of obeying the law. Now, these pathetic cretins presume to lecture us about loyalty and patriotism?
To use the only kind of language they understand, these worthless pieces of sh*t have no grounds to be lecturing anyone on much of anything.
Shades June 2nd, 2014 at 6:50 pm
It’s not even about Bergdahl. It’s about Obama getting credit. If Romney had done it, (and I’m sure he would have), they’d be cheering.
granpa.usthai June 2nd, 2014 at 10:45 pm
maybe GW had all this in mind when he was setting up Guantanamo Holding / Torture Facilities? Er- uh would have -had not the impatient impotent idiots with totally UN AMERICAN DU’s fired off prematurely?
William June 2nd, 2014 at 8:49 pm
“Wingnuts Rant About Things They Don’t Understand”
Well that narrows it down to…..everything.
and they happily lap it up.