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U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Berghdal is pictured in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Army and received by Reuters on May 31, 2014. Bergdahl, who had been held for nearly five years by Afghan militants, was handed over to U.S. Special Operations forces in Afghanistan on May 31, 2014 in a dramatic swap for five Taliban detainees who will be handed over from Guantanamo Bay prison to Qatar. REUTERS/U.S. Army/Handout via Reuters (UNITED STATES - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - RTR3RNL6 U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Berghdal is pictured in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Army and received by Reuters on May 31, 2014. Bergdahl, who had been held for nearly five years by Afghan militants, was handed over to U.S. Special Operations forces in Afghanistan on May 31, 2014 in a dramatic swap for five Taliban detainees who will be handed over from Guantanamo Bay prison to Qatar. REUTERS/U.S. Army/Handout via Reuters (UNITED STATES - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - RTR3RNL6  

Did Obama Just Trade a Deserter for 5 Taliban Leaders to Distract from the Mass Mistreatment of Honorable Veterans?

That can’t be right. After all, this is the “Don’t Do Stupid $#!+” administration.

Trystin Bloom reports:

Recently-released POW Sgt Bowe Bergdahl fled his outpost in southeast Afghanistan in June 2009, according to Army officer Nathan Bradley Bethea, who served in Bergdahl’s battalion…

Bethea isn’t alone. Matt Vierkant and Jose Baggett, who both reportedly served in Bergdahl’s company, have also come forward

At least six soldiers were killed in unsuccessful search and rescue missions for Bergdahl…

An email Bergdahl wrote to his parents shortly before his disappearance, reported in Rolling Stone in 2012, revealed frustration and intense anti-American sentiment: “The US army is the biggest joke the world has to laugh at. It is the army of liars, backstabbers, fools, and bullies…”

Welcome “home,” son.

Obama clearly broke the law by releasing those prisoners from Gitmo without notifying Congress, but it’s easy to dismiss such pesky details by adding those two magic words: “Republicans say.”

It gets even better. Bergdahl’s dad is a great American:

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He has since deleted this. Wonder why?

And then there was this magic moment:

Why did he speak Arabic at one point? What was he saying, and why? Ehhh, who cares.

The important thing is that nobody will be talking about the VA scandal for the next little while. Nobody will be talking about Benghazi. Nobody will be talking about Obamacare. Nobody will be talking about any of Obama’s other failures and lies. All because he’s done something that, apparently, he could’ve done at any time in the last 5 years. Given the right excuse, of course.

Another news cycle conquered.

Mission accomplished, King Barry.

Update: Good question…

Probably. Why wouldn’t they be punished for embarrassing Obama? Up is down, wrong is right, honor is meaningless, and nothing is what it is.

Update: Guess what Obama’s favorite TV show is?

Update: Holy crap. Another manmade disaster for Obama.

Update: The Obama administration doesn’t always lie. Only when telling the truth might hurt them.