The Administration first claimed that there was not enough time to brief the committee and give the proper lead time for authorization. That lie fell apart when we learned that negotiations first started in November—plenty of time between then and now, I would say. In effect, this bunch of self-proclaimed “heroes” that now infests our White House had already convinced themselves that they had a ploy here that would bring them unending accolades—and they did not plan to share that success. The President and his administration would announce the formal pull-out from Afghanistan and establish a timeline on troop draw down. Then Obama would follow that act with his rogue prisoner exchange, hailing the fact that they had saved the last known prisoner of this war and only given up five terrorists that the administration wouldn’t prosecute anyway. On top of that, this exchange would be announced over the holiday weekend while no one was paying attention—a win/win for the Obama Administration.
Let’s get something straight here. Laws are what define our society in terms of right and wrong. There are no laws which are only applicable if certain conditions are in existence. The law is the law—our nation functions on the Rule of Law. Let us also understand something else of great importance. The United States of America does not negotiate with terrorists any-where, any-how, any-who. Oh but wait! Those rules do not apply to Barack Hussein Obama. He’s the first black man to be elected President, you see—the rules for him naturally would be different and anyone who cannot accept that, well, would most certainly be “racist,” plain and simple. So now, the USA does negotiate with terrorists and all of our people have an assigned “value.” In this case, Sgt. Bergdahl was apparently valued at breakeven on five terrorists, terrorists who are, in effect, “generals” in the Taliban Army. They are the brains behind all the Taliban has done to date, and now, apparently, will be behind what they will do in the future. Now, if this administration would not prosecute these terrorists, please tell me what terrorists would be more appropriate for prosecution. So, here we potentially have just another lie to help rationalize the swap.
From all indications, since the very day of Sgt. Bergdahl abandoned his post, it has been suspected that he knowingly left the military compound to seek “English-speaking individuals” who could put him in touch with the Taliban. He sent messages to his father relaying how he was ashamed to be an American and serve in the American military. His father’s instructions were “follow your conscience,” and apparently Bergdahl did. Radio transmissions intercepted during the initial search for the soldier indicated that he was aggressively looking for assistance in contacting the Taliban. Outside of that information, the Obama administration really did not know much about the fate of Bergdahl until the initial efforts to make a deal last November. Is it not funny that such a proposal would pop onto the table right after Obama got re-elected to office?
The Taliban do not have a reputation for hanging onto prisoners. They really do not want to handle their upkeep and rather enjoy making a public spectacle of executing them in the horrific manner reserved for those not of the Islamic faith. So why and how did Bergdahl avoid such a fate? The answer to that question should be quite enlightening, but you can bet if it comes from this administration, it will be a fabrication of the most fanciful. At this point, my gut tells me that this guy knowingly and willingly showed up on the Taliban’s doorsteps touting his “voluntary” desertion, and willingly offered what he knew of U.S. military operations to them. On that basis, he had value in staying alive.
The men who served with Bergdahl in his platoon state that they believe that he deserted his post. The State Department now claims that the assertions of these soldiers are “not reliable” and that Sgt. Bergdahl is simply being “swift-boated,” a term you may remember from John Kerry’s presidential campaign. Kerry’s mates on the Mekong River swift boats claim that he sold them down the river. Now, if Sgt. Bergdahl is indeed prosecuted by the U.S. Army as a suspected deserter, whom do you suppose might be called to testify? That’s right! The men in his platoon—the same men whom the State Department says are “unreliable” because of their statements against Bergdahl. If you are ahead of me here, you have already surmised that this leaves the U.S. Army in quite a quandary as to whether Bergdahl will ever be prosecuted for anything. In fact, stay tuned: Obama may just decide to give him the Medal of Honor just to shore things up a bit more.
Regardless of what happens with Sgt. Bergdahl, it is far more important that the American people realize that this President and his administration have broken the law. They have also aided and abetted the enemy which is a prosecutable act of treason. If we add information from other sources out there, there is the strong likelihood that a few million dollars also changed hands in the deal. If that is the case, the basis for treason is even stronger.
Just this Memorial Day, Barack Obama stood before U.S. troops in Afghanistan and told them how much he admired them and appreciated their service. He told them how great they are and that he would always work to keep them as the “best military on earth.” Meanwhile, he knew this stunt was in the works, a stunt that would spit in the face of every man and woman in the U.S. military by trading five of the most dangerous terrorists in the world for a man who may well be both a deserter and a collaborator with the enemy.
We can count on never really hearing the truth about this unconscionable prisoner swap as it will be buried in silence, just like Benghazi. Oh sure, the administration is disseminating information about it now—just as they did after Benghazi first occurred—but there’s every likelihood that this story, too, will begin to unravel. Then, following the Benghazi pattern, new excuses will be formulated to replace those that do not hold water. Finally, the administration will go mum on the situation and proclaim they have said all they are going to say. Nothing will happen to Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl of consequence, and for their part, the media will mostly ignore any follow-up. Then there is Congress. Here again we will have an undeniable set of circumstances where they have once again failed to provide checks and balances or hold this President accountable for his actions. Out of fear of political payback, they will turn a blind eye—count on it.
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