Sunday, June 8, 2014
SET ME FREE
The Obama administration has come under fire for its May 31 deal to exchange five Taliban terrorists being detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who has been held by the Islamist guerrilla movement for five years.
Setting aside the fact that once again, Obama has exceeded his authority and will get away with it, let’s look at the fact that he made a deal with the Taliban.
A bad deal.
A Pentagon investigation concluded in 2010 that there was “incontrovertible evidence” that Sgt. Bergdahl had walked away from his unit, although the report didn’t formally accuse him of desertion, according to the Associated Press.
Heck, I'll say it. Obama traded five high ranking Taliban members for a deserter.
Now I am not saying we should have abandoned Bergdahl.
But I find it awful convenient that this exchanged happened at JUST THE EXACT TIME that our illegal-alien-in-chief needed the VA scandal pushed off the front page.
President Obama asserted that we have made “an ironclad commitment to bring our prisoners of war home” because “it’s a profound obligation within our military.”
Funny-what took him all these years? Didn’t the Taliban make the same offer years ago?
Either Obama is an opportunist who made a bad deal for political points, or he’s a moron.
The phrase “We don’t negotiate with terrorists” is a mantra in our political lexicon.
Ronald Reagan said it, probably at the same time his transition team negotiated the Iranian hostages’ release.
Later, the Iran-Contra affair showed our president who didn’t negotiate with terrorists negotiating a deal that gave the terrorism-sponsoring state more than 2,000 anti-tank missiles.
Every president since has said we don’t negotiate with terrorists.
And every president has.
So I am not condemning Obama for that hypocrisy.
I am condemning him for another example of incompetence.
And condemning him for another instance of putting lives at risk to bolster his public image.
Obama is a liar. And a fraud. And this farce that all of his critics are racist is bull.
His blind supporters are the racists.
I'm sure the Republicans will not follow through with their impeachment rhetoric, and Obama will finish his term.
But this administration has been a joke.
And the joke is on the American people.