Kevin Drum on Bergdahl concerns: GOP ‘outraged’ over ‘tiny prisoner exchange’

http://twitter.com/#!/ThePantau/status/473478868268232706

As Twitchy reported, a recent Washington Post headline suggested that concern over the legality of the exchange of five Taliban leaders for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is a “Republican” thing (even while acknowledging in the article that the government’s actions were illegal).

This morning, Mother Jones’ Kevin Drum took that stupidity and ran with it:

http://twitter.com/#!/kdrum/status/473477959009832961

According to him:

Republicans these days are so hellbent on finding reasons to be outraged over everything President Obama does, there’s no longer any way to tell whether their outrage over any specific incident is real or manufactured. And in this case, it’s probably not worth trying to find out.

In other words, if “Republicans” are worried about it, it’s nothing worth worrying about. Even if it was against the law.

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Drum says it’s “just random partisan fulminating”:

http://twitter.com/#!/SteveKrak/status/473494315248132096

And the swap itself? Just “a tiny prisoner exchange.”

http://twitter.com/#!/AnthonyAbides/status/473481770386849792

It just so happens that in that “tiny” exchange, five dangerous men were released:

http://twitter.com/#!/vamplita/status/473484885777055744
http://twitter.com/#!/drawandstrike/status/473481912074268672
http://twitter.com/#!/dthurston/status/473480922504114177

CNN’s Jake Tapper reports that soldiers in Bergdahl’s platoon claim that he was not a prisoner of war, but rather a deserter who walked off while on guard duty. At least six soldiers were killed in efforts to find him.

http://twitter.com/#!/DLoesch/status/473479606440591360

Does Drum dismiss those men as petty “Republicans,” too?

http://twitter.com/#!/bfinstock/status/473482239360401408
http://twitter.com/#!/OrwellForks/status/473482433934147584
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Many questions about Bergdahl remain, but for now, at this much is certain:

http://twitter.com/#!/physicsgeek/status/473480028635004928

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Related:

Washington Post headline: ‘Republicans say’ illegal prisoner swap was illegal

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/02/reliably-dishonest-hack-kevin-drum-on-bergdahl-concerns-republicans-outraged-over-tiny-prisoner-exchange/

‘Better buy a cage’! Alleged deserter Bowe Bergdahl reportedly gets to go off base

http://twitter.com/#!/ruatidefan/status/484448400008421376
http://twitter.com/#!/hale_razor/status/484461977603821568

Welp, suppose it’s kind of fitting that an alleged deserter gets to wander off … for dessert:

http://twitter.com/#!/BrookeBCNN/status/484378690932211713

From CNN:

Members of his reintegration team escort him whenever he leaves base and interacts with the public, the Army spokeswoman said. His stops have included a library, a supermarket and several stores of his choosing.

Bergdahl has also eaten at fast-food and sit-down restaurants. The Army sergeant is encouraged to pick the places, but because he’s not from San Antonio, he is offered some advice.

Gee, that’s nice. You know, guided reintegration actually sounds like a pretty sweet deal, especially when you consider what Bergdahl may be guilty of.

http://twitter.com/#!/ABC/status/484446366236549120

It’s convenient, too. Really puts his talents to use.

http://twitter.com/#!/Matthops82/status/484454982142291968

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Related:

Twitchy coverage of Bowe Bergdahl

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/07/02/better-buy-a-cage-alleged-deserter-bowe-bergdahl-reportedly-gets-to-go-off-base/