President Obama statement in Rose Garden on release of Sgt Bergdahl

6:15 EDT: President Obama makes a statement in the Rose Garden on the release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl

Also at White House Live

83 Responses to “President Obama statement in Rose Garden on release of Sgt Bergdahl”

  1. May 31, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Wow, if it’s true the parents will be there, *this* will be moving.

  2. 7 Nena20409
    May 31, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Way To Go TOD!

    I just Knew that TOD will be on Top of it.

    Thank You, Lady Chipsticks 🍸

  3. 8 Linda
    May 31, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    CNN just showed the parents walking to the White House.

    But of course they are pushing the ” PBO negotiates with terrorists “……..

  4. 9 Nena20409
    May 31, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Give The Guy a Hug is the Title that C-SPAN gave the Hug between POTUS and Jay?


  5. May 31, 2014 at 6:09 pm

  6. 12 Linda
    May 31, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Barbara Starr just said there are still questions as to whether Sgt Bergdahl is a deserter.

    • May 31, 2014 at 6:14 pm

      I loved the quote from the Obama Admin official on that: “We don’t give a shit why he left. He’s an American soldier. We want to bring him home.”

    • May 31, 2014 at 6:16 pm

      Not according to DoD there isn’t.

    • 18 Nena20409
      May 31, 2014 at 6:16 pm

      He did leave the base without permission. The question is not for now. It is for the military to resolve. Today is about the safe return of a POW, period.

      It is time we start calling these people……The Blame America Crowd.
      They gleefully cheered for these wars and when a POW is returning home, they try to poo-poo the release.

      • 19 LunarSea
        May 31, 2014 at 6:40 pm

        Greeting all. Just listened to the speech and went on twitter to see reactions. Then of course I have to come here but I had to come out of lurking to respond to this.

        “He did leave the base without permission” sounds like a GOP lie designed to rile up the base while holding onto the ‘patriot’ nomenclature. In other words it’s okay to attack PBO over this because see the guy was not really a patriot. So yeah it’s okay.

        Usually these statements are found to be a lies under scrutiny so lets not go around accepting this as fact and worst yet SPREADING IT until certain.

        Let me also say that this is a common tactic of #GOP to raise just enough doubt on progressive, pro Obama sites, leading to a dialog of mistrust and uncertainty. It would be nice if supporters didn’t play along.

        I really hate the #GOP – My apologies but I’m really tired of playing the #GOP game

        Back to my garden

        • 20 hopefruit2
          May 31, 2014 at 6:54 pm

          Thank you LunarSea for saying what needs to be said. I’m sick of this nonsense.

        • 21 Nena20409
          May 31, 2014 at 7:02 pm

          I remember reading in 2009 about him. The right has No influence on me. This is not the right time to hash out how this brave soldier was captured. Today is to celebrate his return. 5yrs is an awfully long time to be detained.

  7. May 31, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    Wow, the jackals didn’t scream out questions.

  8. 23 Bill R.
    May 31, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Gosh that was totally sweet and good. Thank you, President Obama, for making this happen.

  9. 24 Nena20409
    May 31, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    I am becoming a Chronic Weeper.

    I can’t see. This is Joy…..wonderful Joyous Tears.

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  12. 27 Nena20409
    May 31, 2014 at 6:26 pm
  13. May 31, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Wow, that was very powerful. President Obama is such an enormous comfort to those in need. He’s really become the Hugger-in-Chief.

  14. 29 dotster3
    May 31, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    And Lester Holt opens Nightly News saying, “and some are asking if he negotiated with terrorists”………must have got the GOP talking points.

  15. 32 Linda
    May 31, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Hailey Idaho is the town that Bruce Willis and Demi Moore purchased, isn’t it ?

  16. May 31, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    So tired of these jackals. Let these people rejoice that their son is alive and safe. I would sell my soul to the devil if it meant I could have my youngest son back!

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  19. 38 Nena20409
    May 31, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    GITMO now has 149 people to Go.

    I am with POTUS. GITMO will have Zero prisoners Coming soon…..be it in 2014, 2015 or 2016. It will Close. That is why the Blame America crowd……Yes, You…..the TBGOPers are having another Heartache.

    • 39 Vicki
      May 31, 2014 at 6:45 pm

      Likely to be 149-6 very soon, according to Chuck Hagel who is in the process of a possible ok to Uruguay who offered to receive 6 detainees. YaY!!!

      • 40 HZ
        May 31, 2014 at 10:57 pm

        Believing with you, Nena and Vicki. As Bobfr reminds us, #TrustBarack.

        PBO and Eric will get it done, I do believe with my whole being. He will do his very best to get it done. And we have his back. Keep goodness in thoughts in our spaces as he and his team do all that we know he is capable of doing. Meta said it all in her tweet with the toast. HZ

  20. 42 Bill R.
    May 31, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    • 43 anniebella
      May 31, 2014 at 7:17 pm

      As someone who was held captive, John McCain ought to to glad anytime an American prisoner is freed. But because he hate this President so much, it doesn’t seem to matter anymore to these sick ass Republicans.

    • 44 Nena20409
      May 31, 2014 at 7:29 pm

      Same guy who told Us in 2008 that he knew where and how to get OBL and failed to let Us in on the secrete?
      Claimed that US economy was sound. Left for DC and suspended his campaign, but at the Table for solution, was MUTE!

      Hey McCain, Talk is CHEAP!

      You have Done Nothing and You Know Nothing. So please, S T F U

      • 45 anniebella
        May 31, 2014 at 7:43 pm

        Don’t forget what will have people scratching thier head 100 years from now in amazement, why did John McCain choose Sarah Palin as his VP running mate in 2008.

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  22. May 31, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    I always marvel how a photo can be taken and then just a minute later is available on the web! Chips, you’re especially good at this!

  23. May 31, 2014 at 6:42 pm

  24. 50 Bill R.
    May 31, 2014 at 6:44 pm

  25. 51 Nena20409
    May 31, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Since these Fakers in the TBGOPer and the Media are using the words Troubled, Concerned, Negotiating with Terrorist……Hmm?

    How about they…these complainers march to Afghanistan and turn themselves in, be held for 5 yrs and perhaps, 149 in GITMO can be released for their imprisonment?

  26. 52 Linda
    May 31, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    To bad PBO couldn’t have exchange our soldier for

    Ted Cruz
    John McBitter
    Lindsey Graham
    Mitch McConnell


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  28. 55 hopefruit2
    May 31, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Let me just say that I don’t wish bad on anyone, but if something terrible befalls Andrea Mitchell, I won’t be sorry. She is an UGLY human being – on the inside and outside. That.Is.All.

    • May 31, 2014 at 6:59 pm

      I won’t even ask what the vile woman said, Hopefruit, I can only imagine.

      • May 31, 2014 at 7:09 pm

        Chips, she suggested that the prisoner release was to take attention off the VA Scandal. There’s also nasty suggestions that Bergdahl was a deserter. I’m sure if he was a deserter, the Taliban would have made use of him by now as some sort of propaganda prop and he wouldn’t have welcomed his rescue. Instead he tried to escape and was recaptured-hardly something a deserter would try to do.

        • 58 criquet
          May 31, 2014 at 7:24 pm

          PBO is still President and will always be the 44th President of the USA.

          Even now if you tell someone that Andrea Mitchell said most would say … Andrea Mitchell ? Who ???
          Her comments matter not a wit.

  29. 59 Nena20409
    May 31, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    The week OBL was removed from this earth in May 2011 what did the media and the GOP do?

    I was not in US when the rescue of those held in a ship off Ethiopia happened. I have no idea who the media dealt with that. So why would the rescue and return of this Soldier be any different?

    The GOP and the Media are in cahoots. They want to make everything in the Obama Era a Negative. No matter what it is. #TheBlameAmericFirstCrowd

  30. May 31, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    • 61 Linda
      May 31, 2014 at 7:13 pm

      Andrea Mitchell @mitchellreports · 35m

      White house must feel #Bergdahl parents flanking Obama will take sting out of criticism of deal with taliban.

      What a mean asshole she is.

  31. 62 99ts
    May 31, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    So I saw the headlines and said WOWEE – what a week has this President had – and then I read – that even in success – the media and the GOP are spewing negatives – I cannot believe the hate they spew against this wonderful man of peace and honor – I try not to let my hate for them reach their level – it makes me feel tainted.

    • 63 Vicki
      May 31, 2014 at 7:20 pm

      99ts—not “even in success” Especially in success is when they attack POTUS.
      The GOP/media hate and fear our President for they know how decent and strong he is. How loved throughout the world, how accomplished and most of all how unstoppable.
      Because they cannot admit PBO’s greatness to themselves they will once again make the elections in November about PBO.
      As Bill Maher said, “Go right ahead. PBO will be happy to beat your dumbasses a third time.”

      • 64 99ts
        May 31, 2014 at 7:27 pm

        I do weep – there truly are some ugly Americans – it is amazing that PBO even went down this path – some nights he must truly wonder – why am I working so hard and so long for these a.h. s

  32. May 31, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Wow, this woman is really effed up.

    • 66 Nena20409
      May 31, 2014 at 7:22 pm

      Bitter. Crude. Cruel. Wicked. Snarling. Snarky. Fatuous. Rubbish. Idiotic. Ugly. Mean. Unkind. This fool is over 60 and is this crass?


      • May 31, 2014 at 7:32 pm

        Honestly, if I weren’t witnessing this myself, I would never believe it. The MSM in this country is an effing MESS.

    • 68 anniebella
      May 31, 2014 at 7:27 pm

      Why don’t the bitter old “B” go home and take care of her old husband. Yes I am talking about Andrea Mitchell. These right wing Republicans have just lost what little dam sense they used to have. It is ashame.

      • 69 anniebella
        May 31, 2014 at 7:30 pm

        Helping parents reunite with their child who has been held captive for five year, outweigh stupid media folks like Mitchell and stupid Republicans.

        • 70 anniebella
          May 31, 2014 at 7:38 pm

          Man, what B.S. POTUS and FLOTUS have had to deal with from people who can’t stand the fact that they are in that White House.

  33. 71 carolyn
    May 31, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Every one of those people should SHUT UP and put themselves in those parents’ place. Would they be a little bit thrilled if he was their son coming home???? Have they no human feelings?????

    • 72 carolyn
      May 31, 2014 at 7:20 pm

      Do these people not realize that negotiations for Bowe have been going on since 2010? And this productive round of negotiations began with the Amir of Qatar last December? The timing is purely coincidental. These people should have been sent back to Afghanistan or Pakistan ten years ago at least. We should not be keeping them and paying for their upkeep. If Gitmo had been closed like the president wanted and asked for, they would have been long gone somewhere.

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  36. 78 Jovie
    May 31, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Breaking: Andrea Mitchell was taken hostage by Al Zawahiri himself just now.
    BUT, she opened her mouth and they immediately released her.
    Is she a terrorist?
    More details at 11…

  37. 79 99ts
    May 31, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    As I promise myself not to be a “mean old lady” and I should laugh at Andrea Mitchell for the hate that has taken her over rather than send hate back; I think of this most amazing week.

    PBO in 17 different way has certainly won the 6 o’clock news – and that is what is upsetting the media hacks – he is in front of the nation – DOING things – while they can only make up lies to try and deflect their turpitude.

    • 80 Layla
      May 31, 2014 at 7:43 pm

      There you go!!!! Why let theses people take away our joy! PBO is happy and when PBO is happy I am happy!

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