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(Little Green Footballs)   Let's travel back to those innocent days of January 2014, when the right-wing wanted to bring Bowe Bergdahl home "by any means necessary"   (littlegreenfootballs.com) divider line 296
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2014-06-03 01:13:27 PM  
You missed the underlying "unless it makes Obama look good, then screw him."
 
2014-06-03 01:28:23 PM  
Shocking.
 
2014-06-03 01:34:52 PM  
Right-wing hypocrisy fueled by ODS?

photo2.ask.fm
 
2014-06-03 01:36:41 PM  
That was before his Dad grew a beard.
 
2014-06-03 01:40:08 PM  

Calmamity: That was before his Dad grew a beard.


His dad only grew the beard for the news coverage.  he's really a yuppie.
 
2014-06-03 01:48:28 PM  

Calmamity: That was before his Dad grew a beard.



A non-duck related beard. Which makes it unacceptable.
 
2014-06-03 01:56:44 PM  
Maybe that was before all the information about his deserting and anti-Americanism was publicly revealed?

I'm just spit-balling here...
 
2014-06-03 02:05:14 PM  

BravadoGT: and anti-Americanism



Sometimes when soldiers are sent out to war, they aren't too happy about the experience.
 
2014-06-03 02:08:29 PM  

BravadoGT: Maybe that was before all the information about his deserting and anti-Americanism was publicly revealed?

I'm just spit-balling here...


Yes, you are indeed getting spit on some balls.
 
2014-06-03 02:10:16 PM  

Blues_X: BravadoGT: and anti-Americanism


Sometimes when soldiers are sent out to war, they aren't too happy about the experience.


Perhaps, but they don't drop their gear, walk over the the enemy and start helping them.
 
2014-06-03 02:10:40 PM  

BravadoGT: Maybe that was before all the information about his deserting and anti-Americanism was publicly revealed?


Yeah, I can't imagine how a soldier could have possibly become disillusioned with our great and noble country while fighting in this decade-plus long meat grinder.
 
2014-06-03 02:15:15 PM  

BravadoGT: Blues_X: BravadoGT: and anti-Americanism


Sometimes when soldiers are sent out to war, they aren't too happy about the experience.

Perhaps, but they don't drop their gear, walk over the the enemy and start helping them.



I completely agree with the bolded part, but I think the underlined part is still undetermined.

When my father was in Vietnam, his base came under attack early in the morning when it was still dark. Machine gun fire from the jungle. After several minutes of returning fire and scrambling around, someone realized that one guy was missing.

That guy had loaded up an m-60, walked out into the trees, and started attacking his own base.

Sometimes soldiers commit irrational acts.
 
2014-06-03 02:18:18 PM  

vartian: BravadoGT: Maybe that was before all the information about his deserting and anti-Americanism was publicly revealed?

Yeah, I can't imagine how a soldier could have possibly become disillusioned with our great and noble country while fighting in this decade-plus long meat grinder.


I don't think anyone is trying to make that case for him.  Apparently, this wasn't a soldier who became disillusioned.  Despite the specifics of the oath he took, he went there with the primary goal of "helping the Afghan people," and abandoned his unit when he decided the military wasn't the best way to do that.
 
2014-06-03 02:21:03 PM  

BravadoGT: Blues_X: BravadoGT: and anti-Americanism


Sometimes when soldiers are sent out to war, they aren't too happy about the experience.

Perhaps, but they don't drop their gear, walk over the the enemy and start helping them.


Is that what happened? This guy just gets more and more evil as time goes by.  It's almost as if people are making it up as they go along.
 
2014-06-03 02:24:20 PM  

BravadoGT: Blues_X: BravadoGT: and anti-Americanism


Sometimes when soldiers are sent out to war, they aren't too happy about the experience.

Perhaps, but they don't drop their gear, walk over the the enemy and start helping them.


And you know this happened how?

You should let the investigators know that you have valuable facts in this case, I'm sure they'd appreciate your help.
 
2014-06-03 02:28:29 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: BravadoGT: Blues_X: BravadoGT: and anti-Americanism


Sometimes when soldiers are sent out to war, they aren't too happy about the experience.

Perhaps, but they don't drop their gear, walk over the the enemy and start helping them.

And you know this happened how?

You should let the investigators know that you have valuable facts in this case, I'm sure they'd appreciate your help.


They have the info

"...the Defense Department source confirmed to Fox News that many within the intelligence community harbor serious outstanding concerns not only that Bergdahl may have been a deserter but that he may have been an active collaborator with the enemy..."
 
2014-06-03 02:29:09 PM  

James!: BravadoGT: Blues_X: BravadoGT: and anti-Americanism


Sometimes when soldiers are sent out to war, they aren't too happy about the experience.

Perhaps, but they don't drop their gear, walk over the the enemy and start helping them.

Is that what happened? This guy just gets more and more evil as time goes by.  It's almost as if people are making it up as they go along.


And that the people making it up and believing it blindly before he's even back on American soil are craven, obsessive crapsacks who literally would prefer an American citizen and soldier be held by the Taliban instead of the US, and that it would be preferable for him to be kept under Sharia law instead of held accountable under the UCMJ.
 
2014-06-03 02:31:30 PM  

BravadoGT: Lionel Mandrake: BravadoGT: Blues_X: BravadoGT: and anti-Americanism


Sometimes when soldiers are sent out to war, they aren't too happy about the experience.

Perhaps, but they don't drop their gear, walk over the the enemy and start helping them.

And you know this happened how?

You should let the investigators know that you have valuable facts in this case, I'm sure they'd appreciate your help.

They have the info. 

"...the Defense Department source confirmed to Fox News that many within the intelligence community harbor serious outstanding concerns not only that Bergdahl may have been a deserter but that he may have been an active collaborator with the enemy..."


Please familiarize yourself with the phrases in bold
 
2014-06-03 02:32:34 PM  

Bloody William: James!: BravadoGT: Blues_X: BravadoGT: and anti-Americanism


Sometimes when soldiers are sent out to war, they aren't too happy about the experience.

Perhaps, but they don't drop their gear, walk over the the enemy and start helping them.

Is that what happened? This guy just gets more and more evil as time goes by.  It's almost as if people are making it up as they go along.

And that the people making it up and believing it blindly before he's even back on American soil are craven, obsessive crapsacks who literally would prefer an American citizen and soldier be held by the Taliban instead of the US, and that it would be preferable for him to be kept under Sharia law instead of held accountable under the UCMJ.


No one's making anything up.  They're talking to his former squad members and reading his own emails and letters--the latest of which revealed apparently that he even went so far as to renounce his US citizenship.
 
2014-06-03 02:33:08 PM  

Bloody William: James!: BravadoGT: Blues_X: BravadoGT: and anti-Americanism


Sometimes when soldiers are sent out to war, they aren't too happy about the experience.

Perhaps, but they don't drop their gear, walk over the the enemy and start helping them.

Is that what happened? This guy just gets more and more evil as time goes by.  It's almost as if people are making it up as they go along.

And that the people making it up and believing it blindly before he's even back on American soil are craven, obsessive crapsacks who literally would prefer an American citizen and soldier be held by the Taliban instead of the US, and that it would be preferable for him to be kept under Sharia law instead of held accountable under the UCMJ.


They suspect something fishy so just to be safe he should be left a prisoner of terrorists in a foreign country.

Now let's hear their complaints about drone strikes again.
 
2014-06-03 02:33:27 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: BravadoGT: Lionel Mandrake: BravadoGT: Blues_X: BravadoGT: and anti-Americanism


Sometimes when soldiers are sent out to war, they aren't too happy about the experience.

Perhaps, but they don't drop their gear, walk over the the enemy and start helping them.

And you know this happened how?

You should let the investigators know that you have valuable facts in this case, I'm sure they'd appreciate your help.

They have the info. 

"...the Defense Department source confirmed to Fox News that many within the intelligence community harbor serious outstanding concerns not only that Bergdahl may have been a deserter but that he may have been an active collaborator with the enemy..."

Please familiarize yourself with the phrases in bold


He'll have his trial.  I'm not a court of law, so I am free to examine the evidence and draw my own conclusions.
 
2014-06-03 02:35:34 PM  
Speaking of crapsacks...

BravadoGT: Lionel Mandrake: BravadoGT: Blues_X: BravadoGT: and anti-Americanism


Sometimes when soldiers are sent out to war, they aren't too happy about the experience.

Perhaps, but they don't drop their gear, walk over the the enemy and start helping them.

And you know this happened how?

You should let the investigators know that you have valuable facts in this case, I'm sure they'd appreciate your help.

They have the info. 

"...the Defense Department source confirmed to Fox News that many within the intelligence community harbor serious outstanding concerns not only that Bergdahl may have been a deserter but that he may have been an active collaborator with the enemy..."


Let me give you the whole quote. From Town Hall. Which references FOX News. Because even the Voltron of bullshiat that is those two sources undermines your point.

 A senior official confirms to Fox News that the conduct of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl -- both in his final stretch of active duty in Afghanistan and then, too, during his time when he lived among the Taliban -- has been thoroughly investigated by the U.S. intelligence community and is the subject of "a major classified file." In conveying as much, the Defense Department source confirmed to Fox News that many within the intelligence community harbor serious outstanding concerns not only that Bergdahl may have been a deserter but that he may have been an active collaborator with the enemy.

the conduct of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl -- both in his final stretch of active duty in Afghanistan and then, too, during his time when he lived among the Taliban -- has been thoroughly investigated by the U.S. intelligence community and is the subject of "a major classified file."

That is the smoking gun. That is the ENTIRE farking smoking gun found by Town Hall and FOX News. Guess what? That isn't proof. It shows it's a concern, and it's amazing how you're willing to jump immediately to the double conclusions of 1: those concerns are absolutely true and 2: those concerns won't be followed through once Bergahl is on American soil.

The only thing two of the biggest spewers of right-wing bullshiat have, that they admit themselves, is that his service has been investigated and the results of that investigation is classified. You're assuming that's proof that he's not only a deserter, but an active traitor.

And, of course, that since he's a traitor we shouldn't bother holding him accountable and getting as much intelligence from him, but instead leave him with the enemy.

farking pathetic.
 
2014-06-03 02:37:24 PM  
So not only did Obama release 5 terrorists to Yemen, he released an American Talib terrorist collaborator and is bringing him to the US!

Thanks Obama.
 
2014-06-03 02:38:27 PM  

Bloody William: Speaking of crapsacks...

BravadoGT: Lionel Mandrake: BravadoGT: Blues_X: BravadoGT: and anti-Americanism


Sometimes when soldiers are sent out to war, they aren't too happy about the experience.

Perhaps, but they don't drop their gear, walk over the the enemy and start helping them.

And you know this happened how?

You should let the investigators know that you have valuable facts in this case, I'm sure they'd appreciate your help.

They have the info. 

"...the Defense Department source confirmed to Fox News that many within the intelligence community harbor serious outstanding concerns not only that Bergdahl may have been a deserter but that he may have been an active collaborator with the enemy..."

Let me give you the whole quote. From Town Hall. Which references FOX News. Because even the Voltron of bullshiat that is those two sources undermines your point.

 A senior official confirms to Fox News that the conduct of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl -- both in his final stretch of active duty in Afghanistan and then, too, during his time when he lived among the Taliban -- has been thoroughly investigated by the U.S. intelligence community and is the subject of "a major classified file." In conveying as much, the Defense Department source confirmed to Fox News that many within the intelligence community harbor serious outstanding concerns not only that Bergdahl may have been a deserter but that he may have been an active collaborator with the enemy.

the conduct of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl -- both in his final stretch of active duty in Afghanistan and then, too, during his time when he lived among the Taliban -- has been thoroughly investigated by the U.S. intelligence community and is the subject of "a major classified file."

That is the smoking gun. That is the ENTIRE farking smoking gun found by Town Hall and FOX News. Guess what? That isn't proof. It shows it's a concern, and it's amazing how you're willing to jump immediately to the double conclusions of 1: those concerns ...


Again, I'm not "jumping" based on just that.  It's also what HE said, what HE wrote, what HE did in videos, and what the people who knew him and worked with him said.  Perhaps history will prove me wrong, but I don't think so.
 
2014-06-03 02:39:16 PM  

BravadoGT: Bloody William: James!: BravadoGT: Blues_X: BravadoGT: and anti-Americanism


Sometimes when soldiers are sent out to war, they aren't too happy about the experience.

Perhaps, but they don't drop their gear, walk over the the enemy and start helping them.

Is that what happened? This guy just gets more and more evil as time goes by.  It's almost as if people are making it up as they go along.

And that the people making it up and believing it blindly before he's even back on American soil are craven, obsessive crapsacks who literally would prefer an American citizen and soldier be held by the Taliban instead of the US, and that it would be preferable for him to be kept under Sharia law instead of held accountable under the UCMJ.

No one's making anything up.  They're talking to his former squad members and reading his own emails and letters--the latest of which revealed apparently that he even went so far as to renounce his US citizenship.


I'll say it again, like I've said in every thread about this.

Show me the paper trail. I don't care who said what to FOX News, I care if these accusations have actually been backed by any sort of reporting to commanding officers. I care if these accusations would hold any water in a court martial, not in the court of public opinion.

And if he's a deserter? I'd rather we have him, and try him, and hold him accountable instead of letting him rot without any ability to defend himself. This is America, he's American, and we should have some farking standards instead of leaving soldiers to rot because of stories being told without any evidence or follow-through.
 
2014-06-03 02:40:37 PM  

BravadoGT: Lionel Mandrake: BravadoGT: Lionel Mandrake: BravadoGT: Blues_X: BravadoGT: and anti-Americanism


Sometimes when soldiers are sent out to war, they aren't too happy about the experience.

Perhaps, but they don't drop their gear, walk over the the enemy and start helping them.

And you know this happened how?

You should let the investigators know that you have valuable facts in this case, I'm sure they'd appreciate your help.

They have the info. 

"...the Defense Department source confirmed to Fox News that many within the intelligence community harbor serious outstanding concerns not only that Bergdahl may have been a deserter but that he may have been an active collaborator with the enemy..."

Please familiarize yourself with the phrases in bold

He'll have his trial.  I'm not a court of law, so I am free to examine the evidence and draw my own conclusions.


You seem to have concluded that he is guilty.  On what evidence do you base that conclusion?
 
2014-06-03 02:40:55 PM  

BravadoGT: Again, I'm not "jumping" based on just that.  It's also what HE said, what HE wrote, what HE did in videos, and what the people who knew him and worked with him said.  Perhaps history will prove me wrong, but I don't think so.


Then. Try. Him. Here. Court martial him. Hold him accountable for his actions.

Are you honestly saying you believe Sharia law is more appropriate than the UCMJ?
 
2014-06-03 02:41:26 PM  
Is Bergdahl a scandal yet?
 
2014-06-03 02:42:46 PM  

BravadoGT: Maybe that was before all the information about his deserting and anti-Americanism was publicly revealed?

I'm just spit-balling here...


Considering that there were stories that he might've walked off the base coming out in 2012, that seems unlikely.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2156258/Bowe-Bergdahl-Soldie r- walked-Afghan-desert-defected-Taliban.html
http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/13/new-report-says-capti ve -u-s-solider-left-his-post-willingly/
 
2014-06-03 02:43:27 PM  
How many people who think we should have left Bergdahl there get all indignant about drone strikes on American civilians?

/Hands?
 
2014-06-03 02:45:04 PM  
Here's what I don't get about all this right wing sturm und drang. There's no reason for it. It's all knee jerk reactionism against anything Obama. This doesn't accomplish anything. They can't use it against Obama, he'll be out of office before they can fire up the impeachment machine about this. And it plays into Hilary's hands. When the plan was first floated a couple of years ago, it was Hilary who opposed it. So now the GOP has taken that ammo they could have used against Hilary (cut & run! left behind!) and used it to shoot themselves in the foot.
 
2014-06-03 02:49:23 PM  

Sybarite: Is Bergdahl a scandal yet?


BERGHAZI!!1!
 
2014-06-03 02:50:32 PM  
The good thing is, now that they have him back they can just ask him what happened that night.
 
2014-06-03 02:55:49 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Sybarite: Is Bergdahl a scandal yet?

BERGHAZI!!1!


Er Mah Gerd!
 
2014-06-03 03:38:44 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: BravadoGT: Lionel Mandrake: BravadoGT: Blues_X: BravadoGT: and anti-Americanism


Sometimes when soldiers are sent out to war, they aren't too happy about the experience.

Perhaps, but they don't drop their gear, walk over the the enemy and start helping them.

And you know this happened how?

You should let the investigators know that you have valuable facts in this case, I'm sure they'd appreciate your help.

They have the info. 

"...the Defense Department source confirmed to Fox News that many within the intelligence community harbor serious outstanding concerns not only that Bergdahl may have been a deserter but that he may have been an active collaborator with the enemy..."

Please familiarize yourself with the phrases in bold


I would have bolded this part...
 
2014-06-03 03:40:39 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: BravadoGT: Lionel Mandrake: BravadoGT: Blues_X: BravadoGT: and anti-Americanism


Sometimes when soldiers are sent out to war, they aren't too happy about the experience.

Perhaps, but they don't drop their gear, walk over the the enemy and start helping them.

And you know this happened how?

You should let the investigators know that you have valuable facts in this case, I'm sure they'd appreciate your help.

They have the info. 

"...the Defense Department source confirmed to Fox News that many within the intelligence community harbor serious outstanding concerns not only that Bergdahl may have been a deserter but that he may have been an active collaborator with the enemy..."

Please familiarize yourself with the phrases in bold


Added one
 
2014-06-03 03:43:23 PM  

BravadoGT: Lionel Mandrake: BravadoGT: Blues_X: BravadoGT: and anti-Americanism


Sometimes when soldiers are sent out to war, they aren't too happy about the experience.

Perhaps, but they don't drop their gear, walk over the the enemy and start helping them.

And you know this happened how?

You should let the investigators know that you have valuable facts in this case, I'm sure they'd appreciate your help.

They have the info. 

"...the Defense Department source confirmed to Fox News that many within the intelligence community harbor serious outstanding concerns not only that Bergdahl may have been a deserter but that he may have been an active collaborator with the enemy..."


In Obama's defense he only learned of this when he saw it on TV.
 
2014-06-03 03:43:59 PM  

Blues_X: Sometimes when soldiers are sent out to war, they aren't too happy about the experience.


images.sodahead.com
 
2014-06-03 03:45:15 PM  

BravadoGT: Bloody William: James!: BravadoGT: Blues_X: BravadoGT: and anti-Americanism


Sometimes when soldiers are sent out to war, they aren't too happy about the experience.

Perhaps, but they don't drop their gear, walk over the the enemy and start helping them.

Is that what happened? This guy just gets more and more evil as time goes by.  It's almost as if people are making it up as they go along.

And that the people making it up and believing it blindly before he's even back on American soil are craven, obsessive crapsacks who literally would prefer an American citizen and soldier be held by the Taliban instead of the US, and that it would be preferable for him to be kept under Sharia law instead of held accountable under the UCMJ.

No one's making anything up.  They're talking to his former squad members and reading his own emails and letters--the latest of which revealed apparently that he even went so far as to renounce his US citizenship.


The Blaze??
Oh sweet jumping Jesus.
 
2014-06-03 03:45:17 PM  
Pointing out inconsistencies and position reversals by right wingers is like shooting passenger pigeons in 1880.
 
2014-06-03 03:45:21 PM  

BravadoGT: Maybe that was before all the information about his deserting and anti-Americanism was publicly revealed?

I'm just spit-balling here...


No. Just no. Partly because walking off guard was known, or at least rumored, but mostly because it doesn't farking matter.

And anti-American? fark you. Kid volunteered to join the Army, volunteered to join the infantry, and volunteered for jump school at a time in history when that was a dangerous proposition, and he could have just cheered from the sideline.
 
2014-06-03 03:45:41 PM  

ManateeGag: You missed the underlying "unless it makes Obama look good, then screw him."


And we're done.
 
2014-06-03 03:46:59 PM  
And for some reason, I can't read this guy's name and not think:

t2.rbxcdn.com
 
2014-06-03 03:47:17 PM  
Notice how the narrative changed from "Obama rescues hero" to "Look even the republicans wanted him home back in January despite calling him a deserter now"


Smells like deflection.
 
2014-06-03 03:48:17 PM  
I never thought the same people who literally called me an actual traitor for not supporting invading Iraq, are now saying we should have left an American soldier behind.

SHOULD HAVE LEFT AN AMERICAN SOLDIER TO ROT IN AFGHANISTAN.  NOT ATTEMPT TO RELEASE HIM AND BRING HIM HOME.

The whole thing is so TRANSPARENTLY partisan it makes me sick.
 
2014-06-03 03:48:19 PM  

Danger Mouse: BravadoGT: Lionel Mandrake: BravadoGT: Blues_X: BravadoGT: and anti-Americanism


Sometimes when soldiers are sent out to war, they aren't too happy about the experience.

Perhaps, but they don't drop their gear, walk over the the enemy and start helping them.

And you know this happened how?

You should let the investigators know that you have valuable facts in this case, I'm sure they'd appreciate your help.

They have the info. 

"...the Defense Department source confirmed to Fox News that many within the intelligence community harbor serious outstanding concerns not only that Bergdahl may have been a deserter but that he may have been an active collaborator with the enemy..."

In Obama's defense he only learned of this when he saw it on TV.


And you know he's going to "Blame the Video", And even though it was profane and inflammatory,
they just dont make them like Blazing Saddles anymore...
 
2014-06-03 03:50:15 PM  
nice try Libs,

when a Conservative asks to bring "our" troops home, they don't mean your troops so stop editing the internet to show otherwise.

everything Obama does is bad, the sooner you accept that, the sooner you can join reality.
 
2014-06-03 03:50:30 PM  
LOL, on the other thread, I said I was playing Devil's Advocate, because I thought this had been right after he went missing in 2009, didn't realize that it was from THIS January.

The best part? THey can't claim that "new info has come out", the guy hasn't been free long enough. I would accept that they changed their minds over 5 years of new data coming out from his supposed fellow soldiers, but I can guarantee you that nothing has come out that was new since January, except that his dad's beard apparently makes him look like he's in the Taliban.
 
2014-06-03 03:50:41 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: BravadoGT: Blues_X: BravadoGT: and anti-Americanism


Sometimes when soldiers are sent out to war, they aren't too happy about the experience.

Perhaps, but they don't drop their gear, walk over the the enemy and start helping them.

And you know this happened how?

You should let the investigators know that you have valuable facts in this case, I'm sure they'd appreciate your help.


From the Taliban, the same Taliban who said that Bergdahl celebrated christian holidays while in captivity....which people ate up with a spoon.
 
2014-06-03 03:51:05 PM  

BravadoGT: Maybe that was before all the information about his deserting and anti-Americanism was publicly revealed?


Republicans would NEVER support someone not doing their duty.
upload.wikimedia.org
 
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