Bergdghazi

  • Aired:  06/05/14
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Critics question whether Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should have been rescued from the Taliban in light of claims that he was both a deserter and a ballerina. (4:20)

>> Stephen: WELCOME TO THEREPORT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOININGUS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

(AUDIENCE CHANTS "STEPHEN!")

>> Stephen: THANK YOU, LADIESAND GENTLEMEN.

I'M NOT SURPRISED-- FOLKS.

I JOIN YOU IN YOUR CELEBRATION.I KNOW EXACTLY WHERE THIS IS

COMING FROM. I KNOW WHERE THATGOOD FEELING IS ROOTED.

BECAUSE, NATION, ONCE AGAIN, IFYOU READ THE PAPERS,YOU KNOW

THAT ONCE AGAIN, IT IS A GREATDAY FOR OUR COUNTRY IN THAT

IT IS A TERRIBLE DAY FOR BARACKOBAMA.

HE IS FACING A FIRESTORM OFCRITICISM AFTER TRADING FIVE

HIGH-LEVEL TALIBAN FIGHTERS FORCAPTURED ARMY SGT BOWE BERGDAHL.

IT'S A SCANDAL SOME ARE CALLINGBERGDGHAZI.

SO FAR, IT'S JUST ME, BUT IT'SGOING TO CATCH ON.

ON TUESDAY, AT THE G7 SUMMIT INPOLAND, THE PRESIDENT DEFENDED

HIS ACTIONS.

>> LET ME JUST MAKE A VERYSIMPLE POINT HERE, AND THAT IS

REGARDLESS OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES,WHATEVER THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES MAY

TURN OUT TO BE, WE STILL GET ANAMERICAN SOLDIER BACK IF HE'S

HELD IN CAPTIVITY. PERIOD. FULLSTOP.

>> Stephen: YOU CAN'T ARGUEWITH THAT.

COMMA. OR CAN YOU. QUESTIONMARK.

BECAUSE OF COURSE, WE WANT TOGET EVERY AMERICAN SOLDIER BACK.

BUT DO WE WANT TO GET EVERYAMERICAN SOLDIER BACK?

BECAUSE THE TV HAS SOMEQUESTIONS.

>> IS HE AN AMERICAN HERO OR ADESERTER?

>> A MEMBER OF HIS PLATOON SAYSBERGDAHL LEFT HIS OWN POST ON

HIS OWN VOLITION, BACK IN 2009.

>> SHORTLY BEFORE HE WALKED OFFTHE BASE HE WROTE TO HIS PARENTS

ABOUT HIS DISILLUSIONMENT WITHTHE MILITARY AND HIS MISSION IN

AFGHANISTAN.

>> HEAR THAT?

THIS GUY HAD GROWN DISILLUSIONEDWITH THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN.

AND THERE'S ONLY ONE WORD FORTHAT: 82% OF AMERICANS.

PLUS, SHOULD WE BE BRINGING THISGUY BACK WHEN SEVERAL OF THOSE

WHO SERVED WITH BERGDAHL CHARGEDTHAT SOLDIERS DIED SEARCHING FOR

HIM?

AND I AGREE WITH ANYONE WHO SAYSTHE BEST WAY TO HONOR THEIR

SACRIFICE IS TO NEVER COMPLETETHEIR MISSION.

AND NOW, WE'RE ALSO LEARNINGTHAT BERGDAHL HAS A HISTORY OF

UN-AMERICAN BEHAVIOR DATING BACKTO HIS CHILDHOOD IN SUN VALLEY,

IDAHO.

>> WELL, HE APPARENTLY WAS INTOBALLET.

>> AT THE AGE OF 16, HE STARTEDTAKING BALLET LESSONS AT A LOCAL

STUDIO.

>> I DIDN'T KNOW UNTIL TODAYTHAT HE TOOK BALLET.

HOW LONG DID HE DO THAT?

>> HE STARTED TAKING BALLET WHENHE WAS ABOUT 17 AND CONTINUED

TAKING IT UNTIL HE WAS 22, 23.

>> Stephen: YES, LONG BEFOREBERGDAHL'S TIME WITH THE TALIBAN

MILITIA, HE SPENT YEARS IN THEHANDS OF ANOTHER RADICAL GROUP,

THE SUGARPLUM FAIRIES.

AND FOX NEWS' DR. KEITH ABLOWKNOWS WHAT IT MEANS WHEN A MAN

DOES BALLET.

>> THE FACT THAT HE WAS A DANCERAND A LIFTER-- NOT A

WEIGHTLIFTER, BUT HE WOULD IGUESS LIFT UP--

>> THE BALLERINA.

>> WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

>> I THINK FRONT AND CENTER ONANY STAGE IS THIS GUY'S M.O.,

UNLESS IT DOESN'T FEED HIMNARCISSISTICALLY.

YOU CAN'T GIVE HIM A JOB UNLESSYOU'RE GOING TO TELL HIM YOU'RE

THE STAR AND WE'RE GOING TO KEEPYOU AT A THROTTLE OF 12 OUT OF

10.

>> Stephen: THAT'S WHY HE WASDISILLUSIONED WITH THE MISSION

IN AFGHANISTAN-- IT LACKED THEFULL-THROTTLE INTENSITY OF THE

SUN VALLEY, IDAHO BALLET SCHOOL.

JUST TO RECAP-- DESERTER.

ENDANGERED SOLDIERS' LIVES.

SKIPPED AROUND IN TIGHTS.

AAAAAND... I'M FORGETTINGSOMETHING.

>> THE FATHER WITH THE BEARD.

>> Stephen: DAD, BEARD.

DAD BEARD.

BAD DAD.

BAGHDAD.

COINCIDENCE THAT IT'S ADIFFERENT COUNTRY? METHINKS

HE DOTH BEARD TOO MUCH.

WE'LL HAVE MORE ON THIS STORY ASINFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE

WHICH IS HOPEFULLY NEVER BECAUSERIGHT NOW I'M IN THE SWEET SPOT

BETWEEN COMPLETE IGNORANCE ANDRIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION.

IT'S PRETTY GREAT.

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