Email from FNC’s Ed Henry traveling with the President in Europe:
I pressed administration officials in private today on how Susan Rice could suggest on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday that Bergdahl served with “honor and distinction” given the allegations against him. This has become another lightning rod for Rice, with Sen. John McCain and others charging she was again pushing a false narrative a la Benghazi.
An administration official now tells Fox that Rice meant that we should not forget that Bergdahl was serving his country in general”
“She was referring to the fact that he was over there as a U.S. soldier, volunteered for service, and remember has just endured five years of brutal captivity; she wasn’t necessarily trying to characterize the circumstances of his capture which she said we’d have to learn more about; and let’s not get ahead of the facts that we don’t know yet, we haven’t heard his side of the story yet.”
My thought? If Susan Rice MEANT that, why didn’t she say it? And she did use the term “prisoner of war” – how could she be confused on that one?
ABC’s George Stephanopoulos never stopped her from saying what she meant. This is clearly a pathetic effort to clean up what she said. Scroll back and review my analysis of her Sunday morning appearance this past week.