Mad Magzine goes full wingnut
And when I say it is "not funny", I mean it lacks humor. It's suypposed to be a spoof of Saving Private Ryan, but it's such a stretch (Ryan and Bergdahl sound nothing alike).
I haven't really commented on the Bergdahl story, largely because its more bullshit right wingnut outrage.
First of all, we have always negotiated for the safe return of captured soldiers and citizens. Prisoner swaps have been around forever. George Washington arranged them in the Revolutionary War. And I don't think anyone has ever suggested that they not be done on the basis of the soldier's political leanings or the suspicion they might have deserted. And these Guantanamo prisoners aren't al-Qaeda, they're Taliban, enemy soldiers in the Afghan War. They are no different than the Nazis we swapped or the Japanese prisoners of war. They aren't supermen.
Secondly, it makes me sick how the right is going full-on against this soldier. On the front page of the Breitbart “News” Network, we currently find at least eighteen articles ranting about Sgt. Bergdahl. And on HotAir’s front page, it’s even more ridiculous. As I write this, I count at least twenty-four articles bashing Bergdahl, his father, his father’s beard, and of course, President Obama — because Obama is very obviously the real target, and Bergdahl and his family are just collateral damage to these hateful assholes.