Because 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)
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.
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.