The “smartest administration ever” with the newly-implemented “Don’t Do Stupid Shit” doctrine figured sending National Security Adviser Susan Rice on the Sunday morning talk shows to represent was a smart thing…?
And like her Benghazi-YouTube video debacle, what she said greatly differed from the reality relayed from those who were there.
Rice appeared on ABC’s This Week to defend Obama’s release of The Taliban Dream Team from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who had been a Taliban prisoner in Pakistan for five years. Other than setting the terrible precedent of negotiating with terrorists, the exchange has become controversial over claims that Bergdahl was a deserter who simply walked away from his post. Rice, however, said on ABC that Bergdahl had been “taken in battle.”
Bergdahl had apparently become disillusion with the United States, the military, and the mission in Afghanistan. There are reports that just prior to disappearing, Bergdahl mailed a lot of his stuff home, including his computer. Then, a number of his platoon mates claim, he just walked away from his post.
At first, the Army classified Bergdahl as DUSTWUN, or duty status: whereabouts unknown.
Despite all of this, Rice attempted to make the prisoner swap look like an administration triumph and obviously wanted to make it sound to George Stephanopoulos and to the American people as though Obama had just secured the release of an American hero.
— Breitbart, 6/2/14
Besides being one of the more arrogant people in the administration, who would they expect the American people to believe a word she says?