Anything to help Obama and further their leftist cause…
The New York Times has now decided to smear Bowe Bergdahl’s platoon mates for his decision to desert them and join with the Taliban.
The gall of these people!
Bash the troops and praise a deserter!
That’s the left’s new game plan.
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Bergdahl’s platoon mates were very vocal last week and in 100% agreement that Bowe Bergdahl was a deserter. The platoon mates said the Obama administration “spit in the face” of those brave soldiers who did serve their country with honor.
Since the incomprehensible swap of Bergdahl for five top Taliban commanders, Obama has understandably come under fire. So now the NY Times is smearing these brave soldiers who “served with honor” in order to protect Barack Obama.
The New York Times reported:
The platoon was, an American military official would assert years later, “raggedy.”
On their tiny, remote base, in a restive sector of eastern Afghanistan at an increasingly violent time of the war, they were known to wear bandannas and cutoff T-shirts. Their crude observation post was inadequately secured, a military review later found. Their first platoon leader, and then their first platoon sergeant, were replaced relatively early in the deployment because of problems.
But the unit — Second Platoon, Blackfoot Company in the First Battalion, 501st Regiment — might well have remained indistinguishable from scores of other Army platoons in Afghanistan had it not been for one salient fact: This was the team from which Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl disappeared on June 30, 2009.
In the years since Sergeant Bergdahl’s capture by the Taliban, and even more since his release last week in a contentious prisoner exchange for five Taliban fighters, much has been written suggesting that he was a misfit soldier in something of a misfit platoon that stumbled through its first months in Afghanistan and might have made it too easy for him to walk away, as his fellow soldiers say he did.
It’s his platoon’s fault he defected.
Hat Tip Jamie Allman