FLASHBACK Video: Obama: Bergdahl Scandal a ‘Controversy Whipped up in Washington;’ Makes ‘Absolutely No Apologies’

Today, we learned that Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who Obama swapped for five notorious Taliban terrorists, known as the “Taliban Dream Team,” who were being held at GITMO, in exchange for Bergdahl’s release, will be charged with desertion, a serious military crime that could lead to severe punishment.

After Americans were outraged at the completely unbalance swap, as well as Obama breaking long held U.S. protocol to never negotiate with terrorists, even some Obama supporters were left quietly scratching their heads.

Many were left perplexed at Obama’s rationale for the terrorist swap, especially after reports from several former members of Bergdahl’s platoon consistently reported that the man they served with was a deserter at best, and a traitor at worst, and that this information was readily available to Obama prior to his unilateral action, action taken without any congressional advisement.

In June of 2014, Obama was asked about the exploding Bergdahl scandal, and dismissed the controversy as a controversy that was “whipped up in Washington.”

Speaking at a joint news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron, Obama said that he would “make absolutely no apologies” for his decision to release Bergdahl in exchange for the five Muslim terrorists.

“I’m never surprises by controversies that are whipped up in Washington — alright. That’s par for the course,” Obama said, while saying the the military never leaves their own behind.

Exception: Benghazi

Washington Free Beacon  captured from video from June 2014.


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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.

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