Obama Used Osama and Bergdahl to Free Gitmo Terrorists

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


President Obama Makes A Statement On Release Of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

Obama only went after Osama because he wanted to try him in civilian courts and dismantle Gitmo. The SEALS killed Osama and along with Christie won him an election, but temporarily put his Gitmo dream on hold.

Obama saw an opportunity to resurrect the idea of a criminal trial, which Attorney General Eric Holder had planned for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

This time, the president tells Bowden, he was prepared to bring bin Laden back and put him on trial in a federal court. “We worked through the legal and political issues that would have been involved, and Congress and the desire to send him to Guantánamo, and to not try him, and Article III.” Obama continues:

“I mean, we had worked through a whole bunch of those scenarios. But, frankly, my belief was if we had captured him, that I would be in a pretty strong position, politically, here, to argue that displaying due process and rule of law would be our best weapon against al-Qaeda, in preventing him from appearing as a martyr.”

And then Bergdahl became Plan B for his pretty strong position to free the terrorists.

The Obama administration passed up multiple opportunities to rescue Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl because the president was dead-set on finding a reason to begin emptying Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to a Pentagon official.

‘What we learned along the way was that the president wanted a diplomatic scenario that would establish a precedent for repatriating detainees from Gitmo,’ he said.

‘He basically told me that no matter what JSOC put on the table, it was never going to fly because the president isn’t going to leave office with Gitmo intact, and this was the best opportunity to see that through.’

After losing Osama, Obama had one more shot at Gitmo.

 

 

  • Mr.L

    One has to wonder what this really was all about. I believe that the plan of Obama’s all along was to release these Taliban for one in order to embolden the enemy, so that they capture more Americans. Of course, they’re threatening to do just that. As Obama and Co. knew they would and Obama could release more from Gitmo. This way, he doesn’t have to deal with the political ramifications of actually closing Gitmo, but he can get away with more exchanges under the “we leave no men behind” excuse that they are currently playing out like your Momma’s old record collection. After all, I just do not see Obama fearing the Republican leadership if he does this again. After witnessing what has transpired since the Rose Garden press conference, none of this makes sense, so there’s got to be some other reason he would take a political risk such as this.
    Watched Megyn Kelly’s show where she had on 6 of Bergdahl’s former
    fellow platoon members. One of them stated that Bergdahl appeared
    frustrated with how we were fighting the war. He stated that Bergdahl
    thought we should be more aggressive against who we were fighting.
    Another fellow platoon member admitted that they are held to the COIN
    strategy aka “hearts and minds” method of battle and anything else is
    deemed unacceptable.
    So now I ask, did this guy Bergdahl snap because of Obama’s rules of engagement? If so, then Obama has a whole new set of problems on his hands.
    As for the released Taliban, no worries, Oatar is on the case. The same people who lost KSM in 1996.

    • carpe diem 36

      now he has no one to swap them with, they are holding no american prisoners so what will he use as an excuse to close gitmo??

  • bob e

    hopefully they will alter the roe’s with this new threat factor .. maybe they could
    grease all these paedos & boy lovers ..but probably not

  • truebearing

    Barack Hussein Obama, The Great Emancipator…of evil.

  • Lanna

    It is obvious to most of the people that Bergdahl was just a distraction….the swap made it look like we were getting a soldier back…a trade. The mission is to release the Generals to plot again!

  • carpe diem 36

    he declared that he will close Gitmo if he is elected president, and people still voted for him, and he said a lot of other things that should have been reason enough not to vote for him, but this alone should have been an indication that he should not be president, and they made him one anyway. now he is doing it, except he is not putting them on trial, he lets them loose so they can come back and kill some more of us.

  • Leah

    Bergdahl’s parents are Idaho skinheads. It’s very clear they hate Jews and America, right along with their deserter son!