Kelly Ayotte And John McCain Supported Search For Bergdahl–Until He Was Found
Senators John McCain or Arizona and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire were bullish in finding and bringing home Bowe Bergdahl, until it actually happened. In a May 22 press release Ayotte, showing how much she loves the troops, urged a quick return for Bergdahl while promoting amendments she favors in a the defense authorizations bill:
As part of ongoing efforts to urge the Department of Defense to do all it can to find Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl and bring him home safely, Senator Ayotte worked successfully to include a provision in the bill that presses Pakistan to fully cooperate in the search for SGT Bergdahl.
John McCain, similarly, was for trading Taliban prisoners for Bergdahl before he was against it. McCain four months ago:
Sen. John McCain says he now would be inclined to support trading a Taliban prisoner held at Guantanamo Bay for a U.S. soldier held captive in Afghanistan.
In 2012, McCain called the idea of negotiating with the Taliban “bizarre” and “highly questionable,” but on Tuesday he said on CNN’s ”Anderson Cooper 360″ that he would be open to a swap now being discussed.
“These are the hardest of the hard core. These are the highest high-risk people, and others that we have released have gone back into the fight,” said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in an interview on “Face the Nation,” adding that he was disturbed the Taliban named the prisoners they wanted in exchange for Bergdahl’s freedom.
“We need to know more information about the conditions of where they are going to be,” McCain added. “It is disturbing that these individuals would have the ability to reenter the fight.”
granpa.usthai June 3rd, 2014 at 6:55 pm
flip flopping away
flip flopping away
like fish in a net
who can ever forget
flip flopping away.
Obewon June 3rd, 2014 at 6:59 pm
Obama really is the GOP’s Messiah: ‘On May 22 (R-NH) Ayotte urged a quick return for Bergdahl.’ And Shazam! Barely a week later the only US Afghani POW has “Freedom” after 5 years in captivity! ‘Free at last. Free at last, thank Obama all-mighty BerGdahl is free at last’ All hail Obama. He IS the Messiah! It’s a Miracle. Urge Pope Francis to immediately canonize St. Obama!
Shades June 3rd, 2014 at 7:24 pm
Surprised face, yada, yada, yada.
arc99 June 3rd, 2014 at 8:34 pm
To re-engineer Samuel L. Jackson’s line from the movie, Snakes on Plane
I am sick and tired of these mother-bleepin hypocrites in my mother-bleepin country,
This statement was released by Sen. James Inhofe R-OK in June 2013.
Bowe Bergdahl Report
Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, an American soldier, was taken prisoner by the Taliban-aligned Haqqani network while deployed to Afghanistan in June 2009. Sen. Inhofe supported this amendment that raises awareness of SGT Bergdahl’s capture to continue to maximize efforts to return him and reminds the Senate of one of the basic pillars of the Army’s Warrior Ethos: ‘I will never leave a fallen comrade.’
Inhofe added, “The mission to bring our missing Soldiers home is one that will never end. It’s important that we make every effort to bring this captured Soldier home to his family.”
craig7120 June 3rd, 2014 at 8:55 pm
Wait! You saw, Snakes on Plane?
arc99 June 3rd, 2014 at 9:24 pm
craig7120 June 4th, 2014 at 9:23 am
That made laugh, thank you sir.
Shades June 4th, 2014 at 9:55 am
One of the best ways to pass a cold, snowy Saturday night is invite the gang over to watch a bad movie … with beer.
Shades June 4th, 2014 at 9:52 am
If it had Samuel L. Jackson in it, I saw it. His best line was from The Long Kiss Goodnight (another great, bad movie). He turns to Gina Davis (after her transformation from soccer mom to foul-mouthed assassin) and says “What I’m saying is, back when we first met, you were all like “Oh phooey, I burned the darn’ muffins.” Now, you go into a bar, ten minutes later, sailors come runnin’ out. What up with that?”
William June 3rd, 2014 at 9:10 pm
What the right wing noise machine is missing (understandable considering the lack of military service by their mouthpieces) is the utter gold mine of intelligence Bergdahl is. I bet his debriefing takes months. Then when they are done with him, they can if appropriate, court martial his ass. He’s more valuable to us than “them”. Further, it’s tough to investigate misconduct when the defendant is in the hands of the Taliban.
B Nunya June 4th, 2014 at 4:04 pm
Lack of military service? John Mccain has more than enough military service. Although he has become a bit deranged over the years and should be on the same impeachment list with Obama
William June 5th, 2014 at 11:00 am
What the right wing noise machine is missing ……
I’ll type slowly for you.
Right wing noise machine refers to Fox news and the wacko Limbaugh, Hannidy, Beck, etc. media.