From a Washington Examinier report:
Bill Clinton's critics in Arkansas used to say that he would rather climb a tree and tell a lie than stand on the ground and tell the truth. In other words, Clinton would lie when the truth would do -- and when telling the truth would be easier.
The saying might apply to the Obama administration's public statements about Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier released from captivity in Afghanistan in a trade for five Taliban commanders held at Guantanamo Bay.
There is substantial evidence to suggest that Bergdahl abandoned his post in 2009.
He went AWOL -- deserted -- call it what you like, Bergdahl walked away from the U.S. Army and his fellow soldiers while on duty in a war zone.
So why did the White House send National Security Adviser Susan Rice to the Sunday shows to claim that Bergdahl "served the United States with honor and distinction"?
This was an obvious lie that the White House has been stumbling around trying to justify.
It will be a long time before the administration hears the end of her claim that Bergdahl “served the United States with honor and distinction.”
Actually Rice also lied when she said Bergdahl was captured when witnesses say he actually left his post and sought out the Taliban.
Full report here.