U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with members of the special operations team who participated in the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, in Afghanistan, Sunday.
According to a U.S. official, Hagel thanked them and told them they represented the true spirit of never leaving a comrade behind.
He also spoke before a large group of US troops in a Bagram Air Field hangar, and when he announced the “happy” news about Bergdahl, he was met with complete silence.
“This is a happy day. We got one of our own back,” Hagel said cheerfully.
According to CBS News, “it was unclear whether the absence of cheers and applause came from a reluctance to display emotion in front of the Pentagon chief or from any doubts among the troops about Bergdahl.”
I’m guessing it was the latter.
It’s amazing the the Obama administration thought this horrendous deal was going to be met with jubilation – especially from members of the United States military – who knew the truth. Hagels announcement and the troops’ non response comes at 2:05:
Hat tip: Weasel Zippers