I wrote a post a few days ago that, in my opinion, showed that the Obama administration had reached rock bottom. It had to do with letting a traitor - Pvt. Bradley Manning (convicted and serving time at Leavenworth) be transferred to CIVILIAN hospital so he (this PRISONER) could receive a sex change operation so he would forever be 'Chelsea'....... while at the same time our VA Hospitals were cooking the 'patient' books to appear as if they were meeting our veterans' medical needs. Not sure I've ever been angrier.... until this......
The Obama administration has announced that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who has been held by the Taliban for several years, has been freed from his captors. [The Weekly Standard]
In a ‘prisoner exchange’ Obama released FIVE HIGH LEVEL TALIBAN TERRORISTS who had been detained at GTMO.
According to a 2008 Pentagon dossier on Guantanamo Bay inmates, all five men released were considered to be a high risk to launch attacks against the United States and its allies if they were liberated…..[those released include] Mullah Mohammad Fazl, Mullah Norullah Noori, Abdul Haq Wasiq, Khairullah Khairkhwa and Mohammed Nabi Omari.
Fazl - the Taliban’s former deputy defense minister and is wanted by the United Nations for his role in massacres targeting Afghan’s Shi’ite Muslim population.**
Noori - a senior Taliban military figure and, according to his Pentagon dossier, was asked personally in 1995 by Osama bin Laden (PDF) to participate in an offensive against northern alliance warlord Rashid Dostum.**
Wasiq - former deputy minister of intelligence, and crucial liaison between the Taliban and other Islamic fundamentalist groups**
Khairkhwa - a former Taliban governor of Herat, likely participated in meetings with Iranian officials after 9-11 to help plot attacks on U.S. forces following the invasion.**
Nabi - held several military leadership posts for the Taliban and helped organize the al Qaeda/Taliban militias that fought against U.S. and coalition troops in the first year of the war**
** From the Daily Beast or Wikipedia link below
In a welcome home Bowe presser, his parents came weeping before the camera, speaking to their son, thrilled that he had been 'released by his captors'. For some reason, Bowe Bergdhal’s father (Robert) felt compelled to speak to his son in PASHTUN – the language of Afghanistan, and the news conference..... really odd in my mind:
"Bowe, I love you, I’m your father," the senior Bergdahl said, adding that he had wondered if his son still spoke English. "But now I hope when you hear this, and when you’re ready to hear this, and when you’re ready to see this, I hope your English is coming back." [Even more bizarre.... would you forget English in five years?]
Bergdahl added, “I’m so proud of your cultural abilities to adapt, your language skills, your desire and your action to serve this country in a very difficult long war.
"But most of all, I’m proud — ” Bergdahl then had to stop momentarily as he began to break down in tears “ — of how much you wanted to help the Afghan people, and what you were willing to do to go to that length."
Does that last statement make you think that maybe – JUST MAYBE – Sgt. Bergdahl WENT AWOL? Is a MILITARY DESERTER? PERHAPS A MUSLIM SYMPATHIZER?
The MailOnline today….” Freed prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl is said to have sent e-mails to his parents that suggest he had become disillusioned with America's mission in Afghanistan and was considering desertion.”
Three days before he went missing, he tells them: 'These people need help, yet what they get is the most conceited country in the world telling them that they are nothing and that they are stupid.'
Bergdahl, who mailed home boxes containing his uniform and books, later added: 'I am ashamed to be an American. And the title of U.S. soldier is just the lie of fools.’
Does THIS sound like a POW - or a military deserter?
The sense of pride expressed by officials of the Obama administration at the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is not shared by many of those who served with him, veterans and soldiers who call him a deserter whose "selfish act" ended up costing the lives of better men.
“…former Sgt. Matt Vierkant, a member of Bergdahl's platoon when he went missing on June 30, 2009 [said] "Bowe Bergdahl deserted during a time of war, and his fellow Americans lost their lives searching for him."
At least six soldiers were killed in subsequent searches for Bergdahl….
As for me......
My heart goes out to the FAMILIES of the six soldiers who died looking for this deserter. I also pray for all the families of those who died to capture the five terrorists that Obama has so casually and cavalierly released to fight again another day.
Not only has Obama broken the law by NOT involving Congress in this prisoner exchange, he has broken the Cardinal Rule of AMERICA DOES NOT NEGOTIATE WITH TERRORISTS!
From this moment going forward, any American on foreign soil is now subject to being kidnapped and held as a hostage, to be swapped for some wing-nut criminal. Obama has set the precedent…. May God have mercy on the United States of America!
LIBERAL LAW PROFESSOR SAYS SWAP WAS ILLEGAL!
LIBERAL LAW PROFESSOR SAYS SWAP WAS ILLEGAL!
CNN ANCHOR: Jonathan, did the White House violate federal law?
Jonathan Turley, Law Professor, Georgetown University
JONATHAN TURLEY: They did. I don't think the White House is seriously arguing they're not violating federal law. To make matters worse, this is a long series of violations of federal law this president has been accused of. I testified twice in Congress about this record of the president in suspending or ignoring federal laws. This is going to add to that pile. I don't think there's much debate that they're in violation of the law. What's fascinating, Carol, is when this law went to the president, he used a signing statement which, if you recall as a senator, he opposed, and ran against for president. But he actually used one in this circumstance and said, 'I'm going to sign this, but I actually think that notice requirement is unconstitutional.' He's essentially arguing the very same principle of George Bush, that when it comes to Gitmo, he has almost absolute power, that it is his prerogative, his inherent authority to be able to make these decisions as he sees fit.
[6/5/14 UPDATE] Anyone surprised by this below please raise your hand!