Hillary thinks Bergdahl's actions are 'irrelevant'

Of course they are - if you're ignorant of what the American people are thinking at the moment.

Just what's "irrelevant" about desertion? Or collaboration? Neither charge has been proved, but if true, how can anyone say those actions are irrelevant?

Politico:

Hillary Clinton is defending the deal that freed Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, dismissing questions about how he fell into the hands of the Taliban as beside the point.

“It doesn’t matter,” Clinton said in an interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer that aired Friday. “We bring our people home.”

The former secretary of state’s argument echoes that of President Barack Obama, who has come under fire for the prisoner swap that led to Bergdahl’s freedom amid questions about whether he may have abandoned his post and deserted or defected. The military is investigating.

Clinton’s comments come as the former secretary of state begins to make the rounds ahead of the release of her latest memoir, “Hard Choices,” on Tuedsay.

“I think this was a very hard choice, which is why I think my book is aptly named,” Clinton said, referring to the Bergdahl deal. “If you look at what the factors were going into the decision, of course there are competing interests and values. And one of our values is we bring everybody home off the battlefield the best we can. It doesn’t matter how they ended up in a prisoner of war situation.”

There are many - perhaps a majority - who would not have brought Bergdahl home under any circumstances. But even accepting Clinton's premise that everyone comes home, how is it "irrelveant" that by any measurement, Bergdahl is damaged goods and trading 5 top Taliban commanders for him makes his actions very relevant, indeed. In any deal, the ideal situation is for both sides to profit. This deal was as one sided a transaction as the US has ever concluded.

I suppose if you're negotiating to buy a car, if the engine smokes, the radiator leaks, and the brakes don't work, this is also irrelevant to the deal because the car just got a new paint job and it looks pretty.

The woman who would be president is a fool.

 

Of course they are - if you're ignorant of what the American people are thinking at the moment.

Just what's "irrelevant" about desertion? Or collaboration? Neither charge has been proved, but if true, how can anyone say those actions are irrelevant?

Politico:

Hillary Clinton is defending the deal that freed Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, dismissing questions about how he fell into the hands of the Taliban as beside the point.

“It doesn’t matter,” Clinton said in an interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer that aired Friday. “We bring our people home.”

The former secretary of state’s argument echoes that of President Barack Obama, who has come under fire for the prisoner swap that led to Bergdahl’s freedom amid questions about whether he may have abandoned his post and deserted or defected. The military is investigating.

Clinton’s comments come as the former secretary of state begins to make the rounds ahead of the release of her latest memoir, “Hard Choices,” on Tuedsay.

“I think this was a very hard choice, which is why I think my book is aptly named,” Clinton said, referring to the Bergdahl deal. “If you look at what the factors were going into the decision, of course there are competing interests and values. And one of our values is we bring everybody home off the battlefield the best we can. It doesn’t matter how they ended up in a prisoner of war situation.”

There are many - perhaps a majority - who would not have brought Bergdahl home under any circumstances. But even accepting Clinton's premise that everyone comes home, how is it "irrelveant" that by any measurement, Bergdahl is damaged goods and trading 5 top Taliban commanders for him makes his actions very relevant, indeed. In any deal, the ideal situation is for both sides to profit. This deal was as one sided a transaction as the US has ever concluded.

I suppose if you're negotiating to buy a car, if the engine smokes, the radiator leaks, and the brakes don't work, this is also irrelevant to the deal because the car just got a new paint job and it looks pretty.

The woman who would be president is a fool.