Van Jones has joined the effort to discredit military personnel who have dared to give first hand accounts of the circumstances surrounding Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s disappearance.
After all, Bergdahl’s fellow soldiers were given nondisclosure agreements for a reason, right?
On Crossfire, Van Jones had this to say, as transcribed at RealClearPolitics:
In the crossfire tonight, we have guests that disagree on the deal that freed Sergeant Bergdahl. Now, you remember the feeling you got when you first heard that we had finally gotten our last captive soldier home from Afghanistan? Remember that feeling? I do, too. Unfortunately, the Republicans want us to forget about it.
Now, I admit, there are important answers we have to answer here, but Sergeant Bergdahl isn’t even out of the hospital yet and already the air waves are being filled mysteriously with former soldiers just trashing the guy. What is going on here? Well, it turns out that there are Republican operatives who are working behind the scenes to get some of those guys on television. This is an orchestrated smear campaign. The implication is that President Obama should have left a U.S. soldier to die, but if he had done that, the same Republicans would be attacking him for doing that, so the whole thing is completely outrageous. [emphasis added]
Who are these mysterious “Republican operatives”? Van Jones must have forgotten to explain that part. At least he refrained from calling the brave men who served with Bergdahl “psychopaths.”