First the pronunciation: remember Eva Gabor in Green Acres? Good. All you’ve got to do is say “dahling” the way she did and then put a “berg” in front of it and you’ll nail it.
Second, the definition: it involves 1) removing your uniform and 2) deserting your position, your unit and your buddies. Technically, in Bowe Bergdahl’s case, it also involves 3) seeking out the enemy and likely collaborating, but to seek out and join terrorists the way Bergdahl did is either so stupid or so evil or so BOTH that it’s just too far out there. I mean, that’s the trifecta, and as the Miami Heat appear to be discovering in the NBA Finals right now, such a three-peat is not easy.
So let’s just agree to define “Bergdhaling” as removing your uniform and deserting your position in time of war.
Well, okay, you could also go another way and define “Bergdahling” as a president selling out his nation’s national security for chump change out of an idiotic belief that it will politically benefit him. So like other words, it’s got a range and the precise meaning depends on context. If you’re talking about a president betraying America, he’s “Bergdahling” in this latter sense. And if you talk about a soldier “Bergdahling,” he’s doing it in the former sense above and removing his uniform and deserting his buddies.
This is – I believe – an important term today. Because thanks to Barack Obama’s utterly disastrous and disgraceful foreign policy, we’re seeing a TON of “Bergdahling” going on in Iraq:
Gunmen seized Iraq’s second-largest city Tuesday as troops threw away their uniforms and abandoned their posts, officials said, in another blow to the authorities, who appear incapable of stopping militant advances.
Because of this contagious phenomena of “Bergdahling,” a splinter group that is actually so bad even al Qaeda says they’re too vicious has overrun three Iraqi cities, already carved out a caliphate for themselves to launch new deadly attacks against the Great Satan America, and are swearing they will take Baghdad next. Well, to be precise, because Barack Obama GAVE them free reign to reorganize and regroup and because of “Bergdahling,” anyway.
I mean, it’s amazing, this group taking over Iraq, ISIS, was established by a rabid killer who even al Qaeda viewed as “too extreme.”
Now, according to official White House doctrine as espoused by Barack Obama’s either most or least capable liar-liar-pants-on-fire Susan Rice, the fleeing Iraqi troops are, like Bowe Bergdahl, “serving with honor and distinction.”
From the reports, 800 terrorist fighters overran tens-of-thousands of Iraqi “Berghalers.” Don’t forget to praise their honor or their distinction as they flee.
Because, you see, when your president is a Traitor-in-Chief, treason becomes a GOOD thing rather than a BAD thing.
While Barack Obama and his former opponent become former stooge Hillary Clinton can’t comprehend it, this is very, VERY bad for America. In a letter intercepted between al Qaeda leader al-Zawahiri to his chief lieutenant al-Zarkawi, al-Zawahiri identified four stages to the terrorist strategy: 1) Drive the Americans out; 2) establish a caliphate; 3) attack the Americans; and 4) destroy Israel.
Al Qaeda and organizations like the lethal ISIS, stronger than they have EVER BEEN thanks to the graphic, monumental failure of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, now have their caliphate in both Afghanistan and in Iraq. And they’re going to be going back on the offense against the United States – whom they now know are the “paper tiger” we WEREN’T under George Bush – and attacking us and our interests.
It’s an interesting thing, how our enemies rightly view us as ripe for attack when Democrats occupy the White House. Because it was under the pathetically weak cut-and-run response of Bill Clinton that Osama bin Laden first boasted –
“After leaving Afghanistan, the Muslim fighters headed for Somalia and prepared for a long battle, thinking that the Americans were like the Russians,” bin Laden said. “The youth were surprised at the low morale of the American soldiers and realized more than before that the American soldier was a paper tiger and after a few blows ran in defeat. And America forgot all the hoopla and media propaganda … about being the world leader and the leader of the New World Order, and after a few blows they forgot about this title and left, dragging their corpses and their shameful defeat.”
– and began to plot his giant strike against the paper tiger that culminated on 9/11/2001. Note that every single one of the nineteen terrorists who attacked us with our own airplanes and used them as flying bombs had planned their attack, infiltrated the United States, received their financing and had their training under the presidency of Bill Clinton. Bush stepped into the job and didn’t have time to say much more than “how do you do?” before al Qaeda took advantage of the fact that Bill Clinton left America both weak and blind to punch us in the mouth.
Osama bin Laden began to prepare for a massive attack on America. Oh, yes,. And Bill Clinton proved bin Laden’s thesis correct by doing exactly NOTHING.
Meanwhile, all throughout the Clinton presidency, al Qaeda was preparing to strike us. They brought in all the terrorists who would devastate us with their second attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11 2001 during Bill Clinton’s watch.
America was both weak and blind due to Bill Clinton’s gutting both the military and our intelligence capability. And of course,:
Author James Risen won the Pulitzer Prize on Tuesday for his much ballyhooed New York Times report last December that revealed President Bush’s previously secret terrorist surveillance program – a revelation he uncovered while researching his book “State of War.”
In the same book, however, Risen makes an equally explosive claim about President Clinton’s relationship with the CIA – which his editors at the Times have so far declined to cover.
Upon taking power in 1993, Risen reports, the Clinton administration “began slashing the intelligence budget in search of a peace dividend, and Bill Clinton showed almost no interest in intelligence matters.” The agency cutbacks combined with presidential disinterest took their toll almost immediately.
“Over a three-or-four-year period in the early-to-mid 1990s,” reports Risen, “virtually an entire generation of CIA officers – the people who had won the Cold War – quit or retired. One CIA veteran compared the agency to an airline that had lost all of is senior pilots . . . “
After Clinton CIA Director John Deutch cashiered several senior officers over a scandal in Guatamala, the situation got even worse.
“Morale [at the CIA] plunged to new lows, and the agency became paralyzed by an aversion to high-risk espionage operations for fear they would lead to political flaps. Less willing to take big risks, the CIA was less able to recruit spies in dangerous places such as Iraq.”
And so we were hit on 9/11 and were completely blindsided by the attack because Bill Clinton gutted the military and the intelligence budget leaving us weak and blind. And of course our spending skyrocketed because of the DotCom economic collapse that Bill Clinton left for George Bush that happened on Clinton’s watch but(almost as much as the Great Recession, btw) and which as Bush was still trying . And so Bill Clinton handed George Bush a massive recession and like whip cream on top of his economic disaster he handed George Bush an even more massive terrorist attack.
But, hey, don’t worry. Barack Obama is making all the same mistakes that Clinton made and then a whole bunch of even dumber mistakes that Clinton didn’t make.
Anyway, as you keep hearing that Obama will pave the streets with gold because Bill Clinton paved the streets with gold, please realize #1 that Clinton hardly ever paved the streets with gold and #2 realize that Barack Obama has not and will not govern the way Bill Clinton governed.
Maybe it’s time for more of you idiot Democrats to realize how wrong you’ve been. Because Obama has completely failed on every front imaginable. In Iraq, Obama rushed out of their and “ended the war.” He wasn’t interested in bothering to even TRY to negotiate an American presence to safeguard what America had sacrificed 4,500 lives and 32,000 wounded along with billions of dollars to achieve. The military warned Obama that his policy would end disastrously, the Republicans warned Obama that his policy would end disastrously, but Obama pulled the plug.
Just so you know how well things were going after Bush won the war, VP Joe Biden boasted:
“[It] could be one of the great achievements of this administration,” he said. “You’re going to see 90,000 American troops come marching home by the end of the summer. You’re going to see a stable government in Iraq that is actually moving toward a representative government.”
So anybody who tries to blame this on Bush is a diseased-infested liar and if you don’t just slap some sense into that fool, don’t bother trying to talk any sense into him because he’s BEYOND sense. Because Bush handed off a victory. And it was such a victory that Biden tried to claim credit for it.
Since becoming president, Obama has done precisely what Osama bin Laden boasted a weak, pathetic “paper tiger” America WOULD do: we cut and ran. Obama boasts of “ending wars” when all he did was fled and leave our enemies in a strong position to attack us again and again until we are dead and gone.
Anyway, President George Bush’s response to 9/11 so awesome and so lethal that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed- after his capture and yes, after his waterboarding – acknowledged that the American response was so massive and so overwhelming that he doubted that al Qaeda would ever dare to attack the United States again.
But he failed to realize how truly weak and truly pathetic a mighty nation like the United States could become if just one true liberal fool were ever allowed to become our president.
And now they’re right back in our faces.
And what’s Obama doing in response? Why, he’s trading our “Bergdahlers” for the equivalent of five four-star generals. Obama’s response is to weaken America and strengthen her enemies.
And our enemies know it.
Obama’s response – now AFTER FOUR MONTHS he’s finally even been bothered enough after all his dithering to even offer one – is “to do our part” – which he basically defines as doing NOTHING. After Obama walked away for his weekend golf, none of our allies had any more assurance that Obama will stand by his allies and none of our enemies had any fear whatsoever.
I think of our troops who fought so hard and for so long and I just want to vomit. Just reflect on the past week: first it blows up that our soldiers are getting the “benefit” of the bureaucratic, socialized medicine that Obama wants to impose on ALL of America when it doesn’t even work for the relatively small number of America’s veterans. We find that our enemies in Gitmo are getting FAR better care than our troops are getting. Then we have the Bowe Bergdahl fiasco explode, in which a deserter and very likely a TRAITOR is said to have “served with honor and distinction” while that same demonic White House demonizes every other member of Bergdahl’s unit who DIDN’T desert and who served their country. And now we find out that Obama has blown EVERYTHING our soldiers spent the last ten years fighting for.
I am so disgusted. So much sacrificed to win and Obama has so pissed it away that we are negative ZERO.