Sunday, June 08, 2014

Are you listening, Capitol Hill and America?

The Bowe Bergdahl mess isn’t just a story about one deserter, but two. There’s the muddle-headed lowlife who left his post and brothers behind. And there’s the corrupt commander-in-chief who has jeopardized more American soldiers’ lives to “rescue” Bergdahl by bowing to the Taliban, while snubbing the surviving heroes and at least 8 dead American soldiers who lost their lives because of him.
Yeah, a bunch of us are listening; it's the politicians in & out of uniform and the useful idiots who're not.

This attitude needs to spread:
So when we throw a flash-bang stun grenade into a baby's crib and critically injure the child, and claim that we've done nothing wrong because OMG drugs!, well, we're not being the Good Guys anymore.

I'm done with people's grandparents dying in a hail of bullets as they respond with a gun in hand to the intruders in their house, who happen to be cops serving a search and arrest warrant on their grandkid.

I'm done with no-knock warrants.

He has indeed.  And I really don't like thinking about the long-term consequences of this.
As Robinson put it, "the president has to follow the law. He waited five years. ... Bergdahl's health was not an issue. Why couldn't he have alerted Congress and waited just 30 more days?" And then Robinson answered his own question.
"It's to show a success to the low-information voters ... a feather in his cap ... because the midterm elections are just around the corner."
In addition, these men (I was not able to interview any military women) wonder why Bergdahl is free while just across the Mexican border, a U.S. Marine still sits in a Mexican jail after being arrested two months ago. Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi insists that while moving across country, he accidentally crossed the border. His offense? He carried three (legally owned) guns among his possessions.
Forget what the politicians on Capitol Hill are saying about the prisoner swap. Forget the pontifications from the myriad talking heads on TV and radio. Now you know what members of our U.S. military are thinking and saying. They have lost all respect for their commander in chief.
It chills me to the bone.

Add this into the mix:
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.

'JSOC went to the White House with several specific rescue-op scenarios,' the official with knowledge of interagency negotiations underway since at least November 2013 told MailOnline, referring to the Joint Special Operations Command. 'But no one ever got traction.'

'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.
Translation: Obama doesn't have the balls to just close the place(as he promised and  KEEPS promising to do) so he decided that playing "I shall save this soldier by releasing these terrorists and murderers" would be a way to start turning bad guys loose.  Way to go, Lightbringer.

1 comment:

Ttan Mk6B said...

Everytime I think well, he's stepped over the line this time another line appears. And nothing ever happens or nobody wants any accountability from this asswhole. I did not misspell that. Asswhole means a complete and total asshole.

It's not just him. It's also the spineless bastards in Congress.