Sunday, June 8, 2014


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.

Maybe both.

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. 


  1. Was this meant for your music blog? I have the Kinks song running through my head.

    Later on that hit song "Obama Is an Idiot" will be playing in my brain. Has that song been released yet? It's definitely already been written.

    Tossing It Out

    1. As I look at this today, I might have spent more time on it-this was kind of a knee-jerk reaction to the rhetoric about O not giving Congress the 30 days' notice, and no one seems to be talking about what a lousy bargain it was, not to mention that it is a bargain he could have made five years ago. I am pretty sure I read that the Taliban made this offer back then.

      So it begs the question, why now?

      The hypocrisy ticks me off more than anything. But when we started on this lousy war, I wanted every US soldier to come home safely, and that includes this guy-I do not know for sure he is a deserter, and quite frankly, deserting this war might not be a bad thing.

      Hope your travels have been safe ones, my friend!

  2. I read this a few days ago and must not have had time to comment.

    I think that you have the right of it about this going down to displace yet another scandal. This has been the most scandalous presidency ever... though most would argue that Clinton's eight is in contention. The difference is that his scandal just seemed to go on and on while Obama is playing Whack A Mole with scandals.

    1. I don't remember the Clinton scandals (except Monica) being so well documented (unless I just wasn't paying attention).

      Obama's are all front page stuff, and still America seems to love him.

      If Reagan was the Teflon president, what does that make Barack?

      I love the "Whack-A-Mole" metaphor....