Friday, June 6, 2014

Friday Threefer

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Following Barack Hussein Obama's illegal swap of terrorists for an American prisoner who was likely a deserter (and perhaps much worse), there's been a lot of debate about who deserves the title of hero in our country.

There can be no more eloquent answer than recalling the events of D-Day, 70 years ago today, and the heroes there who fought and, in tragically large numbers, died. They changed the world for the better. Made our nation safer. And modeled for us the sort of people we should either be...or at the very least be worthy of their sacrifices.

Barack Obama has gone to Normandy, not to honor those heroes, but for another photo-op. Another chance to pretend that he cares - when his longterm VA scandal shows so clearly that he doesn't.

Hope n' Change believes that by his very presence, this president desecrates the sacred and solemn grounds of Normandy.

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The White House is, as always, in full spin mode - currently trying to explain away Susan Rice's idiotic claim that Sgt. Bergdahl "served with honor and distinction" despite deserting his unit in a time of war.

To that end, the White House is now asserting that anyone who voluntarily puts on the uniform of the United States has accomplished all that is necessary to be given the "served with honor and distinction" label to wear a lifetime, no matter what circumstances occur later.

Which makes us think about Nidal Hassan, who voluntarily wore an American uniform before shouting "allahu akbar" and going on a murderous, bloodsoaked rampage at Fort Hood. Still, at least he has the comfort of knowing that besides causing numerous infidel deaths, he also served his commander in chief with "honor and distinction."

And Hope n' Change can't help but wonder: will Hassan continue to rot in jail here in the United States, or will he be bundled with the Blind Sheikh, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, and other jihaddists for Barry's next prisoner swap?

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So why did the White House have to act super-duper fast to secure the Bergdahl-Terrorists swap without meeting the legal 30-day requirement to inform Congress? Supposedly, it was because they compared two videos (allegedly Charlie the Unicorn, and This Too Shall Pass) and came to the stunning conclusion that Bergdahl's health was in rapid decline and immediate action was called for.

Oddly, they came to this conclusion in December, 2013 - but didn't do anything about it until, by wild coincidence, the VA scandal broke wide open and B. Hussein desperately needed to make a highly-visible gesture of caring about members of the military.

Granted, it seems that it's the Taliban's military that got the best of the deal - but at least Barry cares. And gosh, Bergdahl was really, really, really sick and close to dying. Unless he was erroneously diagnosed (from watching a video, no less) by the same nitwits who declared that the Lockerbie bomber, who killed 259 people on Pan Am Flight 203, was only days away from dying and deserved to be released from prison on humanitarian grounds (which Barry agreed to).

Like the "Gitmo 5," he returned to his homeland and a hero's welcome...and then lived another 3 years, much to the horror of the hundreds of families decimated by his act of terror.

But all of this may be overthinking the issue. B. Hussein doesn't actually care about Bergdahl, Bergdahl's health, or the health of any member of our armed forces. He does care about his poll numbers and his popularity in the Muslim world - and he thought this obscene prisoner swap would help him in both areas.

He couldn't possibly be more wrong.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Let's Fake A Deal

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Rather than have anyone waste time by playing "Where's Dildo?" in the cartoon above, we'll let you know that the answer is, of course, Barack Hussein Obama.

The full story is changing and developing too quickly for Hope n' Change to really analyze here. Seriously, just look at these headlines from The Drudge Report...

Meanwhile, Susan "I'll Say Anything" Rice has made the rounds of news shows claiming that Sgt. Bergdahl served "with honor and distinction" which doesn't seem to quite square with the impression given by every other soldier who served with him. Then again, perhaps Ms. Rice has simply been misinformed by a Youtube video.

But although James Clapper, then director of National Intelligence, said in 2012 that the "Gitmo Five" shown above were unquestionably too dangerous to release, they pose no risk whatsoever to American military or civilians today. Or do they?

"Absolutely," according to B. Hussein, but "we have confidence that we will be in a position to go after them if in fact they are engaging in activities that threaten our defenses." Which would be a lot more believable if he wasn't busily hauling our troops out of the region as quickly as possible.

Overall, it now seems clear that this deal was never really about how to make sure that no American in uniform is "left behind,"  but rather about how Barack Obama could politically cover his own behind when releasing five top terrorists...on his way to emptying out Guantanamo Bay entirely.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Another Big Effing Deal

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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.