“Honor and Distinction”
The day after Obama announced the release of Bowe Bergdahl, National Security Advisor Susan Rice appeared on ABC’s This Week. George Stephanopoulos asked her about Bergdahl and the allegations that he had deserted. Many of the soldiers we spoke with took her response—that Bergdahl “served the United States with honor and distinction”—as a slap in the face. She later clarified her remarks on CNN, saying what she meant was that volunteering to serve in the army is in itself an honorable thing to do.