Military walks back Bergdahl

Obama On PhoneBecause it “somehow” got out to the media that Army authorities are “considering” charging Bowe Bergdahl, the Spite House got wind of the coverage and lit up the telephone lines to the Pentagon and US Army Chief of Staff General Raymond Odierno.

The phone call went something like this:

SPITE HOUSE SWITCHBOARD: General, please hold for the president of the United States.

(15 minutes go by)

(clicks)

OBAMA: Ray?

ODIERNO: Yes, Mr President?

OBAMA: Do you like your budget, Ray?

ODIERNO: Yes, Mr President.

OBAMA: You like your job?  Your retirement?

ODIERNO: Yes sir, Mr President.

OBAMA: You like making me look stupid, Ray?

ODIERNO: No sir, Mr President.

OBAMA: Then you put a cork in that shit about Bergdahl and walk it back in the next fifteen minutes.  Or your budget will be cut by half and you can kiss your job and retirement goodbye.

(pause)

OBAMA: Are you understanding me, Ray?  Getting through?

ODIERNO: Yes sir.  Loud and clear sir.

(Obama slams down phone.)

Major General Ronald Lewis, the Army’s head of public affairs, said that report, and another from Fox News, were “patently false.”

Patently false.  Right.

The Army just got its ass scalded because it made Obama look like what he is: ignorant, naive and incompetent.

BZ

 

Bowe Bergdahl to be charged: desertion

Bowe Bergdahl Charged With DesertionAnd with that, do you suppose Mr Obama will remove his tie again and make the announcement in the Rose Garden with Bergdahl’s loving parents looking on?

Ta-ta, Bowe.  See you in Leavenworth.

Asshole.

BZ

P.S.
Exchanging Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders from Gitmo doesn’t appear quite so wonderful a trade now, does it, Mr Obama?

Susan Rice Said About BergdahlSusan Rice said Bowe Bergdahl “served the United States with honor and distinction.”

Liar.

The next true generation of Sheepdogs

Next Generation of SheepdogsWhat is a Sheepdog?  I am a Sheepdog.  I am a Silverback.  And I am very proud, extremely proud, of both appellations.  Leftists are sheep.  I tend them and keep them safe in their beds at night.

Read this.

The Next Generation of US Sheepdogs is coming, despite the best efforts and affronts of Leftists.

God bless the US soldier, the last and best hope of this nation and, by extension, the entire planet.  And God bless the US law enforcement officer who keeps us safe at home locally.

Let freedom continue to ring.

BZ

 

81 year old California Senator puts American lives in jeopardy around the world: interrogation report released

CIA Political FootballDiane Feinstein Twit From BZProving that Diane Feinstein couldn’t care less about your sons or your daughters, serving in the military around the world.

Publicizing these details makes no sense.  No other country would even consider doing this: costing lives of your nationals.

Even John Kerry called up DiFi and said, “please don’t do this.”

This NOT a bi-partisan document or a bi-partisan release.  This is a last-gasp for attention by a doddering senator.  This will become nothing but propaganda fodder and will hurt our ability to acquire cooperation from other nations.  This will become a recruiting tool for terrorists.  These details do nothing but inflame Jihadists.  They harm national security interests.

Of what do I refer?  The report on enhanced interrogation by the US, released by the outgoing Chairman on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.  Are the Demorats out to smear the CIA and to dissuade/make a head-fake on other topics?  Like: Gruber’s testimony today?

The Demorats are doing nothing but attempting to smear where they can, because they have a Loser President and are trying to buttress “their” candidate for 2016, Hillary Rodham Clinton.  This is also their last chance slam on Bush before the transition to a GOP majority in the Senate.

This is nothing more than a deeply inflammatory report released whilst our young men and women, our troops, are physically in harm’s way around the globe.  This isn’t a matter of criminality, it’s a matter of US policy at the time.  There was Congressional blessing at the time and Congressional oversight.

From TheHill.com:

McCaskill: CIA report ‘would never happen in North Korea or China’

 by Martin Matishak

The release of a report on CIA enhanced interrogations techniques “would never happen” in less open and accountable nations, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) said on Monday.
 
The assessment, which could be released as soon as Monday, “exposes what the world already knows, and that is that the United States engaged in torture,” McCaskill said during an interview with CBS.

“But my feeling about this is that this is a gut-check moment for our democracy. The world knows we tortured. But does the world know yet that we’ll hold up our values and hold our government accountable?” she said.
 
McCaskill added that the report “would never happen in North Korea or China or Russia. But in the United States, we hold our government accountable. And I think that process is so important, so fundamental to our democracy that it’s essential that this report comes out.”

The report is the result of a probe by the Senate Intelligence Committee into the CIA’s enhanced interrogations during the George W. Bush administration.

Futher, from USAToday.com:

Officials fear torture report could spark violence

by Erin Kelly

WASHINGTON — Federal officials braced for possible violence at U.S. facilities around the world as senators prepared to release a report Tuesday detailing the CIA’s torture of suspected terrorists in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

“There are some indications that the release of the report could lead to a greater risk that is posed to U.S. facilities and individuals all around the world,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday. “So the administration has taken the prudent steps to ensure that the proper security precautions are in place at U.S. facilities around the globe.”

The Intelligence Committee is expected to release Tuesday a 500-page summary of a 6,200-page report on the the CIA’s use of waterboarding, sleep deprivation, humiliation and other “enhanced interrogation techniques” against al-Qaeda prisoners during the George W. Bush administration.

Diane Feinstein is Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.  She is in charge.  She determined if the report was released or not.  The report is here.

This is nothing but vengeance by an aging, doddering and outgoing 81-year-old US Senator.  Call her at (202) 224-3841, contact her on Twitter @SenFeinstein, or e-mail her.

Let her know that you are less than pleased with the release of the enhanced interrogations report.

She said: “Releasing this report is an important step to restoring our values and showing the world that we are a just society.”  It is also your final “getback” at Bush and the GOP.  What was the first thing your own Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel did in anticipation of the report’s release?  That’s correct, he put the US military on general alert, knowing the release would do nothing but stir the Middle East and terrorists.

Thanks so kindly, Feinstein.

BZ

P.S.

Overlooked in the “torture” report: how many terrorists were forced to burn alive, jump to their deaths, beheaded, received clitorectomies, or had hands severed from arms?  Right.  None.