‘Blimey’: Did WH think Bowe Bergdahl was ‘more important’ than James Foley?
And today is no exception.
White House principal deputy press secretary Eric “A Good Time Was Had by All” Schultz evidently isn’t feeling so hot:
We’d be nervous, too, if we had to try to explain this:
White House deputy press secretary Eric Schultz was asked at today’s press briefing why the administration was unwilling to negotiate with terrorists in James Foley’s case, yet traded five Taliban for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
Take it away, Eric!
More from PJ Media:
“I think, again, what the president made clear at the time of the Guantanamo transfer was that his commitment to the men and women that serve overseas is a bedrock one, that we will leave no man or woman behind. That’s what he was keeping faith with, and that’s something that’s unshakeable for him,” Schultz said.
“As we’ve made previously clear, the administration determined that it was lawful to proceed with a transfer in order to protect the life of a U.S. servicemember held captive and in danger for almost five years, notwithstanding that Congress did not receive the 30 days’ notice. Again, we disagree with GAO’s conclusion and we reject the implication that the administration acted unlawfully.”
One thing’s for sure: Like so many other White House flacks, Schultz doesn’t appear to be doing President Obama any favors.
But Schultz would like to state this for the record:
Oh yes. Absolutely.