Monday, June 2, 2014
As the storm surrounding the VA medical scandal continues to build, Barack Obama is suddenly very, very interested in pretending that he cares about our military personnel. Which is why he's recently made two highly-publicized efforts to demonstrate his compassion...both of which are complete disasters.
He began with a "surprise" visit to our service people in Afghanistan. Which would have been nice if he hadn't spoiled the surprise by having his press people send out a PR release which accidentally (?) outed our top CIA operative in Afghanistan.
Undaunted, Barry then secretly negotiated an entirely illegal deal to release five top Taliban terrorists from Guantanamo Bay (including one with direct ties to Osama bin Laden) in order to secure the return of one US prisoner of war from Afghanistan, thereby proving "The United States does not ever leave our men and women in uniform behind."
The deal, however, is more than a little problematic - and not just because it required Congressional approval which B. Hussein dismissed with a wave of his imperial pen and sets a rather nasty precedent for negotiating with terrorists to free other terrorists.
Because the POW, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, may actually have been a military deserter at the time he was captured (or conscripted) - and at the very least, was a man who held a singularly low opinion of the United States even before his alleged capture. According to Bergdahl, our nation is "the most conceited country in the world" and "I am ashamed to be an American. And the title of US soldier is just the lie of fools. I am sorry for everything. The horror that is America is disgusting.”
Sentiments which, of course, match those of his commander in chief - the Great Liberator of Guantanamo Bay.