This is embarrassing.
State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf picked the short straw, Tuesday, taking Jen Psaki’s place in the briefing room.
Harf sounded defensive as she tangled with the same Fox News reporter who has been giving Psaki grief lately, telling him “we don’t know the facts of what happened to him (Sgt. Bergdahl) on that day.”
Obama Regime flacks are always the last ones to know the facts. But don’t worry… There is going to be an investigation to find out what happened (five years after the fact.) The Army conducted an investigation into Bergdahl’s disappearance in 2009, but shocker — it’s classified. I guess that’s why we need a new investigation. Because no one can see the old investigation.
The Defense Dept spox told reporters they would have to try to get the 2009 investigation under the Freedom of Information Act. Which means it’s up to Judicial Watch, again, I guess.
In the meantime, don’t listen to all those guys who served with Bergdahl give their first hand accounts about what happened. According to Harf, they don’t know what they’re talking about. The State Dept is going to find out if Bowe Bergdahl deserted his post by asking — Bowe Bergdahl if he deserted his post.
I kid you not.
Via Free Beacon:
When Fox News reporter Lucas Tomlinson asked, “Does the State Department consider Sergeant Bergdahl to be a deserter?” Harf replied, “The State Department — no, Lucas. Look, what we’ve said is we are going to learn the facts about what happened here.”
“He’s been in captivity, Lucas. I think he’s probably the person who knows best what happened on that night,” Harf said.
Tomlinson shot back, “Well, I think his squad mates have the best indication what happened that night.”
“I don’t think that that’s the case,” Harf responded.
Harf thus breezily dismissed the multiple accounts of Bergdahl’s desertion that have emerged over the past several days, suggesting to Tomlinson that if he “Googled it ” he’d find “a ton of conflicting reports.”
But the accounts I’ve seen from Bergdahl’s platoon mates have all been strikingly similar. The only one that differs is the account by Bergdahl himself in the Haqqani propaganda video, in which he said he was captured when he lagged behind his patrol.
After the past few days of the truth gushing out of Bergdahl’s old platoon like a geyser, pretty much everyone but the most brain dead drones understand that that account was a lie.
The Obama Regime’s target audience at this point are either very dumb ideologues who are st’ill willing to believe their lies, or folks who are disengaged from what’s going on and only hear a few soundbites. The dummies out there are legion, and so are the lofos – and they know it. The rest of us, they’ve written off. They really don’t care if we know they’re lying as long as they can continue to fool a significant number of people – say 40% of the population.
That’s where we’re at, folks. We’ve got 2 and a half more years of this.
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