‘Terrorists For A Turncoat’ May Define Obama Tenure

Article posted on June 5th, 2014 by WhatAmIMissingHere

Taliban Deal Obama  by Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Investor’s Business Daily has an interesting overview of President Obama’s swap of five Taliban prisoners for an American soldier over the weekend by suggesting that not only was this done to distract attention away from the Veterans Affairs scandal, but that the White House is ‘again trying to bamboozle the public.’

Here are some of their comments:

Even if Bowe Bergdahl were a Medal of Honor winner, trading five terrorists to kill more Americans would be unjustified. Almost as outrageous, the White House is again trying to bamboozle the public.

First, the deceptions. Departing White House spin secretary Jay Carney outrageously refused Monday to call the Taliban a terrorist organization, but “an enemy combatant.” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who showed he was unqualified during his Senate confirmation, insisted “we didn’t negotiate with terrorists.”

Didn’t a certain Democrat presidential candidate in a major 2008 foreign policy speech complain President Bush didn’t use “the full force of American power to hunt down and destroy Osama bin Laden, al-Qaida, the Taliban, and all of the terrorists responsible for 9/11″?

Second, who is this man exchanged for five now free-to-roam terrorists? Bowe Bergdahl may be court-martialed for desertion. He apparently sought to renounce his U.S. citizenship and e-mailed his parents that he was “ashamed” to be American.

In 2010, Taliban officials claimed Bergdahl converted to Islam and was training them in bomb-building.

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., told the Hill magazine that House and Senate Intelligence panel leaders from both parties “were virtually unanimous against the trade when the idea came up in 2011. But Obama approved the deal without informing them. And, astoundingly, the president may have done it to distract from the VA scandal.

One turncoat deserter was worth five terrorists — that perverse notion may end up defining the Obama presidency.

You can read Investor’s Business Daily’s entire editorial here.

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