The Lawless Bergdahl Swap

306586629Virtually no one in the nation’s capital now doubts that President Obama violated the law when he approved an unconscionable prisoner swap that repatriates an American deserter while freeing five Islamofascist terrorist field commanders.

Just throw it on the growing pile of impeachable offenses committed almost daily now by President Obama.

In yet another new historical first that paints a bulls-eye on the backs of U.S. citizens and military service members around the globe, Americans learned this week not only that Obama negotiates with Islamofascist terrorists — but that he does so with all the skill an 18-year-old boy who just won the lottery employs when dealing with a Porsche salesman.

Perhaps Obama thought that the release of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl who was held for five years by the Taliban in Afghanistan would be a sure-fire good news story to distract from the Veterans Affairs hospital waiting list scandal. If so, he guessed wrong.

Bergdahl, it turns out, expressed dismay about the war and walked off his base overseas in search of terrorists to whom he could surrender. There are conflicting reports, but it appears Bergdahl became an active collaborator with America’s enemies and fed them valuable information that helped them strike U.S. military targets in Afghanistan with enhanced efficiency.

Bergdahl, whom one of his former military colleagues described on TV as at best a deserter, and at worst, a traitor, was traded for five high-value Guantanamo Bay inmates in a clandestine transaction that might be the modern-day equivalent of swapping the high command of Nazi Germany’s armed forces for a wartime saboteur like Ernest Peter Burger or Herbert Hans Haupt.

Thanks to Obama and the same people who brought you and a growing list of governmental monstrosities, bearded unlawful combatants are now at liberty in Qatar where supposedly somebody is keeping an eye on them. They will, no doubt, return to plotting against the United States and orchestrating plans to kill Americans.

In carrying out the deal President Obama bypassed most of the congressional leadership and violated a statute he recently signed into law. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), ever the Obama water carrier, took time out from his ambitious hate speech campaign against the Koch brothers to claim the administration let him know of the operation in advance. Apart from Reid, just about nobody else on Capitol Hill makes the same claim.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he was not notified of the unseemly transaction until it had already happened. Boehner said the administration gave congressional leadership a heads-up about a prospective prisoner swap over two years ago but did not revisit the issue with lawmakers.

“Unfortunately, the questions and concerns we had were never satisfactorily answered and they remain today,” Boehner said. “At the time, the administration deferred further engagement because the prospects of the exchange had diminished.”

As recently as June 21, 2013, White House spokesman Jay Carney said “we would not make any decision about transfer of any detainees without consulting with Congress.”

“There was every expectation that the administration would re-engage with Congress, as it did before, and the only reason it did not is because the administration knew it faced serious and sober bipartisan concern and opposition,” Boehner said in a statement. His office was reportedly notified of the swap, by that time a fait accompli, on Saturday at 11:52 in the morning.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) corroborated Boehner’s version of events, explaining that a prisoner exchange was discussed with congressional intelligence panels and met with more or less unanimous opposition.

Lawmakers reportedly worried such a deal would provide terrorist groups with an incentive to hold more U.S. soldiers and that the administration would be powerless to stop the released detainees from returning to the battlefield.

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), and Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), who is ranking member on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in a joint statement that the president “clearly violated laws which require him to notify Congress thirty days before any transfer of terrorists from Guantanamo Bay and to explain how the threat posed by such terrorists has been substantially mitigated.”

The 2014 National Defense Authorization Act mandates that the defense secretary advise the relevant congressional committees 30 days before freeing any prisoners from Guantanamo Bay. Obama signed the measure into law and griped in an accompanying signing statement that such a requirement was unconstitutional.

“Trading five senior Taliban leaders from detention in Guantanamo Bay for Bergdahl’s release may have consequences for the rest of our forces and all Americans,” the two lawmakers said. “Our terrorist adversaries now have a strong incentive to capture Americans. That incentive will put our forces in Afghanistan and around the world at even greater risk.”

Two prominent left-wing legal commentators who are otherwise sympathetic to Obama’s policy agenda accused the president of breaking the law by executing the prisoner exchange.

“I think he clearly broke the law,” said CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin. “The law says 30-days’ notice. He didn’t give 30-days’ notice.”

“The law is on the books, and he didn’t follow it,” he added.

When asked if the Obama White House violated federal law, George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley replied, “they did.”

“I don’t think that the White House is seriously arguing that they’re not violating federal law. And to make matters worse, this is a long series of violations of federal law that the president’s been accused of. … This is going to add to that pile. I don’t think there’s much debate that they’re in violation of the law.”

President Obama “is essentially arguing the very same principle as George Bush, that when it comes to Gitmo, he has almost absolute power, that it’s his prerogative, his inherent authority, to be able to make these decisions as he sees fit.”

Strangely, the normally docile Speaker Boehner wants to do something about the Bergdahl swap, which he said “invited serious questions into how this exchange went down.” He said he supports calls for congressional hearings on the issue.

Because of Obama’s action, U.S. personnel abroad now face an elevated risk of being kidnapped by terrorists.

“One of their greatest protections — knowing that the United States does not negotiate with terrorists — have been compromised,” Boehner said.

Obama unleashed the White House propaganda machine over the weekend to spread false information about this stinker of a deal. Naturally, he used White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice as his TV talking head. Rice also served as reelection candidate Obama’s emergency first-prevaricator on the Benghazi coverup in fall 2012.

Rice went on TV to spread the administration’s bogus cover story. She said with a straight face that Bergdahl “served the United States with honor and distinction.”

“Sergeant Bergdahl wasn’t simply a hostage; he was an American prisoner of war captured on the battlefield.”

No doubt Rice won’t have any difficulty landing a job in public relations or academia after Obama leaves office in 2017.

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  • CaoMoo

    So when do the lesser idiot’s impeach the bigger idiot that has painted such a huge target not even blind idiots can miss?

  • arishsahani

    How one man elected can do all this ,under democracy is worth noting .Looks like democracy is failing us or we are not really active in democracy.

    • The March Hare

      You have to be active in a democratic republic or it will fail. That is why they went after the schools many years ago.

      • nightspore

        Exactly. Democracy in the end is just a set of tools for solving problems, especially those dealing with abuse of power. If you don’t use them, the problems won’t go away, and in fact, they may eventually overwhelm you. (And what’s even worse, there are never any guarantees.)

  • cedars rebellion

    The June 3, 2014 Rasmussen Obama Approval Index put Obama at 50% approval.

    Think about that while sitting at the bar.

    • Lanna

      More like 39%!

    • Matthew Vadum


      • The March Hare

        And now the June 4, 2014 at 52%. Then too, Rasmussen is not only a bias poll, but seems to get more bias as time goes on.

    • Bamaguje

      Exactly what do those 50% of Americans approve of?
      Benghazi, Obamacare, Fast & Furious, Solyndra, treacherous Bergdahl swap?

      • tagalog

        They approve of the liberal agenda, whatever it entails. About 40% of the American people also believe in Barack Obama being President regardless of what factors militate against that, because they are convinced that not to be for Barack Obama’s presidency is either to be racist and opposed to any black person, or that it is to be pro-Republican, which they can’t stomach.

  • Dledhead

    So, this is the first time we have ever, in the history of this nation, engaged in a prisoner? I ask not to start a fight but to be informed, to counter liberals who will claim otherwise.

    • clavdivs

      It’s not the first prisoner swap. The problems are that it was done illegally, without notifying congress. And also that it doesn’t seem fair to get back one low-ranking kid in exchange for 5 senior officers.

      • Dledhead

        The illegality is a matter of interpretation, is it not?

        • clavdivs

          It was definitely in violation of the 30 days notification law. You could argue that law is unconstitutional because Obama is commander in chief according to the constitution. But in that case, he shouldn’t have signed it.

      • Dledhead

        Quite frankly, I might add, whom we swapped trumps all the arguments of the legality/illegality of the exchange.

        • clavdivs

          You can make both arguments.

  • Lanna

    We have a President who is anti-American….All of his policies and actions reflect that he is not and never will be proud to be an American, he has another agenda against America, his loyalties are foreign. The release of the 5 master mind Terrorists who will commit more offenses against the West and other countries are proof. Bergdahl wanted out of the military, and he is of the same mindset.

    • Ziggy46

      Lanna, you hit the proverbial traitor on the head. This so-called Commander-in-Chief was never nor will ever be anything but anti-American. His loyalties, as shown throughout his tenure, have been with Islam. His apologists and fellow comrades will never bend to the truth; one can only hope that the American people will finally see that he is and will always be bent on the ruination of America. Bergdahl is merely symptomatic of the malignancy that has rooted itself in this nation, thanks to the true-believers and dullards that have backed Obama devious and malevolent ideology to undermine America.

    • CarlMM

      Why the 30 day notice? I’m guessing so we can place assets to follow them to their fellow terrorists! DUH! They surely won’t be planning a trip to Disneyland. Once in Qatar, they will just mix in and eventually make their way to Pakistan where all of them look the same too.

      In a way, I’m hoping they do go back to the battlefield and if they kill an American and post it on a website, then it SHOULD mean the end of Obama and his fellow Communists. If they kidnap an American in any country and they demand a trade, especially a Gitmo trade, then that too should be grounds for impeachment.

      ALL depends on the 2014 election and if the Republicans don’t take the Senate, America will fall and Obama will be a hero to billions.

      • joe dirt

        At least 1.6 billion for sure…muslims that is

    • Americana

      Why is everyone conveniently forgetting these Taliban were released into Qatari custody? They may or may not escape Qatari custody in order to return to the Taliban. We don’t have a clue what American intelligence has decided to do to handle these men in Qatar nor do we have a clue what plans American intelligence has for them should they attempt to rejoin the Taliban.

      The President is not anti-American. Why attempt to produce this kind of hysteria in the populace? Because there are those who’d like to sell the concept that these are not sensible policies. But the fact is, they are policies which are the confluence of the thinking of a GREAT MANY AMERICANS of all sorts of political leanings. No policy is ever solely produced by the mindset of an American President. They may fall under his tenure as President, but they are the fruits of the labors and the beliefs of many more Americans than the President alone.

      Bergdahl wanted out of his role in the Afghanistan conflict. We don’t know what influenced that decision. How many drone strikes did his unit witness? How many mistaken targets did his unit attack? How many personal mistakes did Bergdahl make as far as killing Afghan civilians? Some of the very same influences that undermined Bergdahl’s belief in his mission are shared by those soldiers who are manning the drone consoles who are firing the missiles in these drone strikes. They’re certainly not in the identical position as Bergdahl but they share some of the same doubts.

    • Christopher Riddle

      Obongo”Thumbs His Nose”at us YET AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Petra Stonier

    He’s not a Sgt – he’s a Private First Class.

    • The March Hare

      Yes, that is correct. He was PFC when he left and the promotions were automatic after he left. They were not earned, nor deserved.

  • JVictor

    Valerie Jarret said exactly what she meant back in 2008 when she boldly proclaimed that Obama would be ready to “rule” from day one. That was not a typo or a misspoken word. Obama needs to be impeached. Obama needs to be tried for treason. Obama needs to spend the rest of his days in Leavenworth. Regrettably, no one who is in a position to make these things happen appears to have the cajones to take the first step. Perhaps the Bergdahl debacle will be the tipping point to get people to grow a pair.

    • The March Hare

      Many people are starting to come around at last.

      • JVictor

        That’s what I am hearing. Time will tell.

    • Rhogue

      I don’t think is purely a lack of cajones that saves Obama from an impeachment.

      Impeaching Obama would lead to civil war and Obama would be martyred. “Racist America” would be blamed for impeaching the “First Black President.”

      I truly detest the term “First Black President.” The man is as white as he is black so the term has absolutely no meaning except as a marketing tool and political shield.

      At any rate, actions taken against this criminal can and probably will result in literally ripping this country apart. I’m sure that both parties in congress take this into consideration.

      • JVictor

        Then MLK’s dream is totally dead. And, if you are right, it’s not the white folks who have killed it. It’s the race-baiters like Obama and Sharpton and Jackson and Holder who have effectively made it impossible to judge anyone EXCEPT by the color of their skin.

        • Rhogue

          Martin Luther’s dream is not dead, not for the majority of America. A majority of Americans (from every ethnic background) have never been racist.

          However, racism has been an extremely powerful tool and progressives are not interested in allowing it to fall into the dustbin of history. If anyone has any doubt have a look at what educators and students have been engaged in for the last 15 years in Madison, WI by watching all four parts of the “White Privilege Conference 2014″ on YouTube.

          A generation of children have been taught that being born with white skin automatically makes one both Privileged and Racist. This is every bit as sick and powerful as hatred toward those born of color.

          With the help of educators (and the very loud and powerful voices you mentioned) the minority of racists in this country becomes a majority. Instead of racism being based on actions taken by a person or a group it is based on what color your skin is at birth. Essentially, a generation of students have been taught that racism is an inherited trait.

          Lovely, huh?

          • Drakken

            King is as dead as his dream, what we have now is the Balkanization of the US. Instead of E plurbus Unum, we now have a boiling pot under pressure. What we are now raising are children taught to hate themselves. One way or another this does not end well.

      • DontMessWithAmerica

        What Civil War? Between what factions? Except for the congenitally demented, the majority of blacks are as fed up with this traitor as the majority of whites. This time around, and perhaps because of volume, this will become the straw that breaks the camel’s back and brings Obama’s Waterloo. I can’t think of additional cliches at the moment but just reading comments in various online publications gives me the sense that a tsunami of contempt is welling up – folks want to see him marched off in handcuffs.

        • Rhogue

          When there is resistance to Obama’s policies or criticism about the way he addresses or handles incidents and crisis those who scrutinize, question or oppose him are marginalized as racist. We’ve witnessed this countless times over the past six years.

          “Racist America” doesn’t necessarily have a white face. Everyone who disagrees with the POTUS, regardless of color, is racist and/or a race traitor. If the POTUS is impeached the country will divide itself along the lines of those who agree and disagree with his right to rule rather than to lead. Racism exists and may well be the catalyst for an initial divide and a civil war would have overtones of racism but on one side of the line in the sand will stand those who support our Constitution and on the other will stand those who believe that the document is outdated and does not apply.

          I read this morning that ‘…if he does it again…’ (releases terrorists without regard for the law) congress will take action. The POTUS swapped a terrorist dream team for an American traitor with zero regard for the laws that govern this nation. But Clinton faced impeachment hearings for being a philanderer?

          • DontMessWithAmerica

            You are probably right but you know what? I would welcome a civil war. Haven’t touched a gun since the 1950s but was an outstanding marksman and we need some weeding out in this country.

          • Americana

            How idiotic and soooo vainglorious, the two of you sound! You have a single political voice and if the collective political voice says something other than what you want, you participate until your considered political opinion takes over the national collective voice, one by one by one. You don’t just opt for civil war at the drop of a hat.

            Yeah, that’s right, Rhogue. Pres. Clinton faced (only in this country) impeachment hearings for philandering. That’s what the Republican party chose to do to try to deflect the legitimate efforts of a President. If the Republicans want to do right by this country, they’ll look at the realities and make choices that lead to better outcomes for all the legislative initiatives facing the country. They won’t simply keep hammering away at lesser issues as if they’re addressing the most pressing issues facing the country.

          • stringman

            Clinton was impeached for lying under oath in the Paula Jones sexual harassment trial. The judge suspended his law license and fined him $50,000 in that suit. Irony of all ironies, it was a judge that he appointed and, it was he that signed the sexual harassment law when both houses of congress passed it. Delicious!

      • Matthew Vadum

        Impeaching Obama would lead to civil war? More likely aneurysms among left-wingers.

        • DontMessWithAmerica

          I think Americana just had an aneurysm. The author’s gender is not revealed but I bet it is a gal or a very effeminate guy given to hysterics and confusion.

    • Dr. Johnson

      This, however, depends on the willingness of virtually all Republicans to take that step.

      • Guest

        Not in a million years and the Democrats are well-aware of the yellow streak up the GOP’s back. They let FDR skate on a Third Term and they’ve been caving ever since.

  • Dyer’s Eve

    America, you have been conned. Your Islamo-president sucked you into freeing five Nazis for one traitor. Congress needs to impeach that Obama criminal now! The future of the world depends on it. Get the Mozzy out of the White House! Do it for the sake of us all.

    • The March Hare

      Our Islamo-president didn’t suck us into freeing five Nazis for one traitor. He did it on his own without any action from us at all.

  • CapitalistPig

    To sum up–they will work with Congress when they think Congress will go along with them & act alone when they think they won’t….in effect, they want a rubber stamp Congress.

    • Atikva

      And they got it.

      • CapitalistPig

        Hate to say it—but yeah……the RINO managed GOP seems to cave as a matter routine.

        • MLCBLOG

          We DO need to say IT — loud and often. It is the sad fact, and needs to be faced.

  • liz

    Why couldn’t Obama have done the noble thing, and exchanged himself for the prisoner? Just think how much better off we’d all be now, and he’d be right where he belongs, too.

    • teq

      Ya think the Taliban would have accepted that deal? I don’t think so. They’re evil but they’re not (totally) stupid. They have no more use for an Obummer than we do. They wanted their five top guys back on the field and now they’ve got them. The Five are going to rest up in Quatar for a year, make their plans and then back to battle. The Dems agree, but say that Americans will be out of Afghanistan by the time that happens.
      Meanwhile the Berg will be convicted of treason and sent to jail.
      Great work, Obummer!

      • liz

        They wouldn’t accept Obama? How insulting! He’s the Messiah, 12th imam, great white hope of Islam (at least in his mind). His next job will be ruling a caliphate.

        • Atikva

          You are right. All this is because Mr. Obama wants to be recognized by his muslim brothers as one of their leaders – if not their messiah. And in his view, if America has to perish for him to be acknowledged as such, so be it.

    • meanpeoplesuck

      Why couldn’t Obama have done the right thing, and exchanged Chimpy W McHitler, Cheney, Rummy, Condy, and Rove along with all the Gitmo prisoners? That would end this stupid war!

      • Drakken

        Oh look! A current product of our re-education system, how quaint and cute or what? Keep wishing on those rainbows and unicorns, and absolutely don’t forget to put a COEXIST sticker on your moped.

      • liz

        Those guys wouldn’t quite fit in over there. Barak Hussein would, though. He loves that Muslim call to prayer. It enriches the fabric of his life, and all.

  • Myrtle

    Let’s hope and pray that they do more that fume, unless they use it, it is no good at all. This is such a good place in the treachery that he has done to the country to begin our fight against the treasonous antichrist actions that he has been taking, for 51/2 years. Maybe it is not too late to stop him, before he strikes the last death blow. If we expect any help from GOD we need to show HIM that we too, are against this evil going on in our country.

  • Johnny Palestine

    Negotiating with terrorists. It’s been going on since the Eisenhower administration …..what a SAD JOKE!

  • Joe Krozac

    Good reference to the German saboteurs by Mr Vadum. For those late to this party, in June 1942, two German U-boats landed two teams of four men, Ernst Burger, Herbert Haupt, George Dasch, Edward Kerling, Richard Quirin, Heinrich Heinck, Hermann Otto Neubauer and Werner Thiel, who were Nazi saboteurs on American beaches in Long Island New York and off the coast of Florida.

    Burger and Haupt were American citizens. Burger and Dasch had been trained at a Nazi facility near Berlin, but had second thoughts once they arrived in America and turned themselves in to the FBI and surrendered their entire two-year budget of $84,000 in cash and helped the FBI locate the rest of their team members. The sabotage mission failed in a spectacular manner.

    After a secret trial, all were sentenced to death however after an appeal to President Roosevelt by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, the sentences of Burger and Dasch were commuted and they were allowed to return to Germany in 1948, three years after the war ended.

    How would America have reacted if Roosevelt had chosen to return those Nazi saboteurs to Germany in exchange for some American or Americans who had voluntarily taken up arms with Hitler? Would not the cries of “TREASON” resulted in FDR being driven from office either by mob, impeachment or both?

    The “T-WORD” (TREASON) has always been a rhetorical nuke however what we are witnessing from this illicit regime which has lost ALL credibility, is indeed treasonous, i.e. “giving aid and comfort to the enemy”, what could give more comfort to our enemies, than to a.) release five high-risk terrorist commanders in exchange for b.) a deserter who by all accounts, helped and sympathized with his Taliban ‘captors’ as well as his own father spouting off arabic ‘allah be praised’ rhetoric in front of the White House after this insidious deal was announced, this deal which took place in VIOLATION of the law?

    So Mr Speaker, when may We The People expect to see Articles of Impeachment introduced in the House?


  • Johnny Palestine

    The major problem is not the leader at the moment nor the weasels in Congree or the Senate. The major problem is who is financing it.

    Israel is in constant war mode. It has been so especially since 1992. It has dealt with Presidents with either a D or an R after their names.

    The issue are the owners of the central banks. The Bank of Israel is a continuance of the Anglo Palestine bank ” founded” in 1902 in London. This tells me that the owner is Rothchild.

    Most likely by this time a major owner of the US Federal Reserve ( a reserve of ink, cotton and printing machines) is Rockefeller.

    All wars have benefitted those families and their associates. All countries have 2 things in common ( aside from Cuba, North Korea and Iran):

    1) a central bank
    2) right and left wing parties where each party takes turns playing the war monger ( LBJ (D) – Vietnam and Bush (R) – Iraq ).

    Until we resolve this nothing will change. Instead of a million march on the Lincoln Memorial, there must be a million man march on the Federal Reserve to begin to reverse this deadly paradigm..

    • Atikva

      Cut the crap, will you?

  • ObamaYoMoma

    If there is any justice in America, Bergdahl will get the firing squad and his dad’s American citizenship will be revoked and he will be deported to Pakistan.

  • Myconius

    Does anyone believe this crap? Do you really want me to believe that the president is responsible for ‘a growing pile of impeachable offenses committed almost daily’ AND THE REP. ARE NOT DOING ANYTHING ABOUT IT.

    If they could have impeached him, they would have done so. Or they would at least have tried it. But they don’t because they know, like we all know, this type of accusation is…a load of crap.

    No wonder the Dem’s keep winning presidential elections. They can run a black guy, or even a woman, and they still win. Not because they are brilliant, but because they are running against morons.

    • American1969

      There is no point in the House bringing impeachment proceedings when the Senate is controlled by the Democrats who will not vote to impeach.
      The Democrats win because they promise entitlements at other peoples’ expense and the LIVs eat it up.
      The current Repub leadership are all RINO POS. They are not conservatives. Perhaps if we had some real conservatives you would see more action.

    • Atikva

      Not exactly. The Dems (who, by the way, have morphed into Islamo-socialists) win (1) because they employ mafia methods to get elected and (2) because the large majority of politicians, whatever their denomination, care only about one thing: staying in power. The rest, i.e. the country, has become irrelevant in their view.

  • Harry_the_Horrible

    So, if Congress is so upset, where is the move to impeach?

    • CDM

      Not that simple. If there is anything the Republicans learned from the Clinton impeachment, is to not even try to impeach if there is no chance to get a conviction verdict by 2/3 of the Senate. And, as long as Dingy Harry has that place under his thumb, it’s not going to happen. Most Senators will vote politics over law and reason and the media will side with Obama and feed their spin to the great unwashed, just as they did with Clinton.

      • Harry_the_Horrible

        Sounds to me like another potential exploit for November, but then the Democrat constituency probably thinks that the Rule of Law just keeps ‘em down and the LIVs think it is just so lackingin compassion.

  • kasandra

    Think maybe the CIA station chief in Kabul knew of the swap, objected and was outed by the White House so that he’d have to be pulled out of there? Or is that too Machiavellian? Just askin’.

    • teq

      It’s possible, but given Obama’s fecklessness and clumsiness, it’s also possible it was an accident.

      • Peeved

        Not a chance in hell. Quit giving this insane, commie, koranimal, treasonous POS the stupid out. He’s EVIL, and doing a great job of destroying this country and aiding and abetting the enemy, just like he said he would.

      • Fudge

        Not a chance in hades. Quit giving this insane, commie, koranimal traitor the stupid excuse. He’s EVIL, and doing a great job aiding and abetting the enemy and destroying this country.

  • teq

    Matthew Vadum made a great analogy about Obama “employing the skill that an 18-year old who just won the lottery employs when dealing with a Porsche salesman.” He really is hopeless at negotiating. He doesn’t know how to haggle. He doesn’t know how to do ANYTHING except give limpid speeches.

    • American1969

      And even giving limpid speeches, he needs the help of a teleprompter.

  • Walter Sieruk

    Obama and his adminstration have exposed their own incompetence, ignorance folly and fooolishness in his swap to obtain one useless American deserter and must likey traitor to have and then letting go free five Islamic terrorists. The five deadly and dangerous jihadists are now free to commit more murders and other evils . Obama should be impeached.

  • Dr. Johnson

    Bowe “Mohammed” Bergdahl, by any reasonable definition, is a deserter. This prisoner exchange, made without congressional authorization, was both illegal and illogical. It will blow up in the administration’s face.

  • teq

    Yes, in 1948 it was a totally different situation. The war was over, Germany was flattened and no threat to anyone so Truman obeyed the international rule of law that says all POW’s must be sent home unless they can be charged with a crime.
    What I wonder is why none of the remaining Gitmo-ites has been charged with a crime. Apparently prosecutors tried to twice but their case was struck down by the judge. They’ve had 13 years to make a case against these terrorists! They must have enough evidence to try Khalid Sheik Mohammed so I wonder why he hasn’t been been tried, convicted and executed. I know that terrorists don’t have the right to a speedy trial but 13 years should be enough time to prepare cases against them.

  • Bandido

    The worst part of this is not the breaking of law. It is equating unlawful enemy combatants with POWs, which by custom and the Geneva Convention, they can never be. Obama has placed an equivalence between high-value terrorist masterminds drenched in blood and American soldiers. Worse still, the American soldier was a deserter whose desertion cost eight American lives in futile recovery efforts. If Bergdahl was to be returned, it should only have been with the stipulation that he would receive a general court martial for desertion in war time. Absent that, he should have been left to rot with the Taliban, for whom he and his Ron Kuby look-alike father, were in sympathy. This disgusting episode proves beyond doubt that the U.S. government is in the grip of madmen.

  • Randy Townsend

    As he has done in almost every area, Obama alone decides what laws he will follow and what laws he will not. Congress does nothing in response to the utter lawlessness emanating from the WH. The collective response is: “So what?” The next time I hear ANY politician say “we are a nation of laws”, at least it will be something to laugh at.

  • LarrySingleton

    “Obama releasing a mass murderer”

    You don’t even raise your eyebrows do you?

    • LarrySingleton

      I hate Disqus.

  • American1969

    Worst President Ever. Worst Administration Ever.

  • Fudge

    Congress fumes? How fracking helpful of them.

  • Jobethian

    Yes, there needs to be an investigation. Who did Obama meet with in Afghanistan the week prior to this “prisoner swap? Did Obama meet with Taliban leaders at that time, in order to aid and abet our enemies? Did Obama give $$$ money to the Taliban to as part of this sweet deal? Did obama oust our top spy in Afghanistan as part of this “deal”? DId Obama personally meet with Bergdahl while he was in Afghanistan? Did Obama make even more promises to the Taliban while bragging to them about ending our war with them? Is this out and out fraudster also an out and out Traitor who is personally making trips at our expense to broker deals with our enemies?

  • Michael Garfinkel

    Susan Rice (of Benghazi infamy): ““He (Bergdahl) is going to be safely reunited with his family. “He served the United States with honor and distinction.”

    Private Reiben: [shouts at Private Ryan] Hey asshole! Two of our guys died trying to find you all right?

    Private Ryan: Hell, these guys deserve to go home as much as I do. They’ve fought just as hard.

    Captain Miller: Is that what I’m supposed to tell your mother when she gets another folded American flag?

    Private Ryan: You can tell her that when you found me, I was with the only brothers I had left. And that there was no way I was deserting them. I think she’d understand.

    Private Bergdahl: (before he went A.W.O.L., and six American boys died trying to find him).

    “The future is too good to waste on lies…and life is way too short to care for the damnation of others, as well as to spend it helping fools with their ideas that are wrong. I have seen their ideas and I am ashamed to even be american[sic]. The horror of the self-righteous arrogance that they thrive in. It is all revolting.”
    “The system is wrong, the US army is the biggest joke the world has to laugh at. It is the army of liars, backstabbers, fools, and bullies. The few good [sergeants] are getting out as soon as they can, and they are telling us privates to do the same.”

    “I am sorry for everything here,” “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, that they have no idea how to live. … We don’t even care when we hear each other talk about running their children down in the dirt streets with our armored trucks… We make fun of them in front of their faces, and laugh at them for not understanding we are insulting them.”

    …the horror that is america is disgusting.”

    Do Susan RIce and Barack Obama understand what constitutes “honor and distinction?”
    If so, then this is more of their customary dishonesty.

    Or, as is also likely, is Private Bergdahl their idea of Private Ryan?

    Is Private Bergdahl the Private Ryan of their “transformed” America?


  • Chiron_Venizelos

    I believe every rational human being knows without doubt that 0bama and his regime have committed criminal acts from treason, to murder, to fraud and embezzlement but so what? The Repubikans haven’t done anything about it except to whine and cry foul.
    The Repubikans will NOT do anything to 0bama and his regime because the hierarchy is in on all the crimes too!
    Those who expect Mr. 0bama and his regime will eventually be brought to justice are fools!

  • Ellman48

    “Perhaps Obama thought that the release of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl
    who was held for five years by the Taliban in Afghanistan would be a
    sure-fire good news story to distract from the Veterans Affairs hospital
    waiting list scandal. If so, he guessed wrong.”

    That Obama’s staff could be so completely uninformed about Bergdahl’s real status as a deserter, traitor and collaborator with the enemy is difficult to comprehend. Either they knew or they didn’t. If they knew then the elementary common sense of a 5-year old would have been enough to nix the deal. If they didn’t know then there is some serious and dangerous dysfunctionality in the WH which hopefully our enemies are not aware of. And if they are aware of it then Bergdahl is the least of our problems.

  • Ellman48

    “Rice went on TV to spread
    the administration’s bogus cover story. She said with a straight face
    that Bergdahl “served the United States with honor and distinction.”

    Rice’s willingness to tell, not small, but very BIG lies, on Obama’s behalf, seems a bit surreal to me. She seem totally oblivious or indifferent to the facts but willing to pronounce whatever fantasy she is told to. Is there no one else in the entire regime so dedicated and devoted to the Lyin King?

  • Christopher Riddle

    Is this going to be Obongo’s”Bridge Too Far”?Stay Tuned(but expect NADA)!!!!!!!!!!!!