Yes, once again, It’s time to present this week’s statuette of shame, The Golden Weasel!!
Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they’ve performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to whom we award the statuette of shame, our special, 100% plastic Golden Weasel. This week’s nominees were particularly slimy and despicable, but the votes are in and we have our winner… the envelope please…
Major General Kenneth Dahl
JoshuaPundit: I found it difficult whom to nominate for this one, as it’s really shared between Terrence Russell,an official with the Pentagon’s Joint Personnel Recovery Agency, attorney Eugene Fidell,and Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl, the senior officer who carried out an investigation of Bowe Bergdahl’s desertion case. They’re all doing their best, no doubt at the Obama Administration’s orders to get Bergdahl off with a slap on the wrist. But I’m going with Dahl because even as an Obama promoted General, he ought to know better and have some sense of honor.
The new narrative? The Washington Post plays the despicable lachrimae. You see, poor Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl was fed up with the mission in Afghanistan and of course, his leaders. So he decided, just as a harmless protest to desert his post and go AWOL.
Looking to make a stand, Bergdahl hatched a plan: He would run away from his platoon’s tiny outpost in Paktika province late on June 29, 2009. He would stay away from the Army a day, maybe two, and then reappear about 19 miles away at a larger installation and demand to air his grievances with a general.
And then of course, poor Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban and ‘subjected to brutal captivity’ according to General Dahl. Of course, we don’t know that and neither does General Dahl. He only knows what Bergdahl told him, and Bowe Bergdahl has proven again and again to be a serial liar.
Not that it matters but this new story directly contradicts the note Bergdahl left for his unit saying he was deserting. ” leaving to start a new life.” It also ignores the 2010 Pentagon report that declared unequivocally that he deserted and the Taliban’s account that he was intoxicated when they picked him up. Bergdahl’s original BS, that he was captured while lagging behind on patrol was such flagrant nonsense that he dropped it fairly quickly.
Meanwhile. Our Dear Leader released five dangerous Taliban commanders for this creep, and the word is out to get Bergdahl off, even though six far better men died trying to find him.
General Dahl knows that very well. But he has apparently decided to click his heels, salute and follow orders.
General Dahl is obviously just another symbol of what President Barack Hussein Obama is doing to ‘recreate’ what’s left of our Army. After all, the general owes this president his promotion, so who cares what this does to the rank and file’s moral. Who care’s really about the families of the men who died trying to find this deserter, or the casualties suffered from the activities of the five top Taliban commanders the president released to bring him back? Bergdahl getting justly punished for what he did embarrasses the regime politically, so the Pentagon has it’s orders to pull out all the stops, paint Bergdahl as a victim and get him off with a slap on the wrist.
I sent General Dahl’s Golden Weasel to his office, together with a short citation showing what he got it for. He can put this with the rest of his military awards.
Well, there it is.
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