Susan Rice clearly didn’t learn the ‘fool me once, shame on me. fool me twice, shame on you’ lesson. After the Benghazi tragedy, Rice was instructed to lie about a video being responsible for the attacks. She did so on five Sunday talk shows. In so doing, she dishonored all who died.
During this interview, Rice said that Bergdahl ‘served with honor and distinction.’ Not only has Bergdahl been exposed as a deserter, but multiple independent reports indicate that several soldiers were killed in action while searching for him. Bolstering these claims even more are reports that soldiers who knew the truth were made to sign nondisclosure agreements:
Many of Bergdahl’s fellow troops — from the seven or so who knew him best in his squad to the larger group that made up the 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division — told CNN that they signed nondisclosure agreements agreeing to never share any information about Bergdahl’s disappearance and the efforts to recapture him. Some were willing to dismiss that document in hopes that the truth would come out about a soldier who they now fear is being hailed as a hero, while the men who lost their lives looking for him are ignored.
“I don’t think I could have continued to go on without being able to share with you and the people the true things that happened in this situation,” Korder said Monday. “Because if you guys aren’t made aware of it, it will just go on, and he’ll be a hero, and nobody will be able to know the truth.”
By lying about Benghazi, Rice dishonored those who were murdered. By lying about Bergdahl, she not only elevated him unjustly but dishonored those who were murdered looking for him.
When asked about Rice’s comments and whether Bergdahl was in fact a desserter, Jay Carney refused to answer, which is certainly an admission that Bergdahl was a deserter. If he was not, Carney – and every other administration official – would be shouting it from the rooftops: