Skip to comments.Obama Defends Taliban Swap: ‘This Is Somebody’s Child’ (Infantilizes our armed forces)
Posted on 06/06/2014 12:05:25 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
President Barack Obama justified his Taliban prisoner swap Thursday by playing up the emotional connection between kids and parents and saying that we dont condition whether or not we make that effort try to get them back.
During a press conference in Brussels, Obama portrayed U.S. soldiers as pitiable children and kids sent off to war, not as troops who made the decision to join the military as adults.
As commander in chief of the U.S. Armed Forces, I am responsible for those kids, and I get letters from parents who say, If you are in fact sending my child to war, make sure that child is being taken care of, he told reporters in Belgium.
The American people understand that this is somebodys child, and that we dont condition whether or not we make that effort to try to get them back, said Obama.
U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl volunteered for the Army as an adult, and graduated from infantry school at the age of 22. He walked away from his combat post at the age of 23, and according to some of his former comrades was sympathetic to local Taliban fighters trying to kill Americans. Normally, Democrats say people aged 18 are adult enough to drive, and that girls aged 13 are mature enough to have an abortion.
On Friday, Obama will visit the beaches in Normandy, where in 1944 American soldiers as young as 16 assaulted German machine-gun sites in pursuit of a noble goal destroying Adolf Hitlers national socialist rule. Prior to that landing, General Dwight Eisenhower wrote a resignation note in case of defeat, where he described the U.S. soldiers as respected troops not as children under the command of responsible leaders....
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“If I had a son... he’d defect to the Taliban too, foo. And I would join him, ALLAHLALALALA!”
- Actual Obama quote
Before D-Day, we should have dropped these leaflets on the Germans, reminding them that he men arriving on their beaches and from the sky, were all “somebody’s child”.
Cain was somebody’s child too. Obama is overly fond of the “brother’s keeper” quote out of that particular “child”.
I am more disturbed that he will be visiting hallowed ground.
Yet 75% of all the Combat Casualties suffered by our Military “children” in Afghanistan happened under Obama’s time in Office, many due to his ridiculous Rules Of Engagement...
So where the people on September 11 2001.
So where the people on September 11 2012.
Don’t hide behind children you creep.
Isn’t that what Muslims do, though? They certainly do it in Occupied Israel (which they falsely call “Palestine”).
where s/b were
Boy, she doesn’t miss a trick.
[isn’t this something we *all* knew, years ago?]
I get to say "hate". It is a human emotion and will not ever apologize to those who say I'm not entitled to hate. It's just one of many human emotions like love, compassion, empathy, fear, courage, etc.
Here's a thought for you Libs reading this: I hate spiders; I hate scorpions; I hate you dumbass hippies; I hate the fact that so many die in wars without killing those I hate within stupid limited Rules of Engagement. We should have nuked Aftganiscrap years ago, collateral damage be damned. The Allies stopped Hitler and Tojo by killing them all. The world turned out to be a better place.
I especially hate Obambi and many other self-serving politicians that ignore our Constitutional principles that built the most productive and admired and generous and copied nation in history. Don't like it? Too bad.
“This is somebody’s child.”
Is Obama suggesting we about this kid?
Too bad in this case this “somebody” (Bowe’s daddy) happens to be. Traitorous POS.
What about the “children” soldiers that died because of him?
Other peoples’ children were killed trying to find his sorry ass.
Well, everyone I think should know that I will never give Obama credit with doing anything gutsy on his own. I think the man is a coward, on the other hand...he’s also a sneak, and a narcissist.
I think Putin has really got to him, and perhaps Assad and even Karzai. So what could he do to put the screws to all three, maybe even the Israelis?
He releases five commanders under the pretext of a swap, but what if he made the decision with this in mind?
MAKE IT CLEAR TO THEM THAT HE, OBAMA, WILL CONTINUE TO WIND DOWN THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN...BUT IN RETURN I WANT YOU TO FIGHT ASSAD AND THE RUSSIANS ANYWAY YOU CAN...KARZAI TOO.
HOWEVER IF I HEAR THAT YOU ARE ATTACKING AMERICANS...I WILL ORDER DRONES AGAINST YOU.
If that is his mind set, look for him to empty Gitmo.
Ted Bundy was a child’s once.
obammy is doing such a fine job I can’t wait til the libs push his shelf ass angry bimbo as a senator.
Do not short change Chicago politics and union maintained voting machines when it comes to electing empty suits.
bitch is fine as a monarch but start asking her real questions and she’ll look like the angry, white hating shrew she is.
Whether or not the very many stupids that make up the Illinois electorate will fall for her crappola is another matter.
Obama is somebody’s child, too. We just don’t know whose...
No logos, definitely no ethos, just pathos.
Obamagumbe has become strictly pathetic.
Every word that comes from his mouth disgusts me. These ones took that to yet another level.
In 2008, I watched a boy child get in the car with his Marine recruiter, bound for Parris Island. Three months later, we went to PI and picked up a man.
Obama has no clue about how it works. Of course, he is a child himself.
What about the children he let die in Benghazi?
He keeps on digging...
This is exactly the same tactic used by Michael Moore years ago when Moore was on Bill O’Reilly arguing about the Iraq war. Moore was going on and on about our kids dying and I was screaming at O’Reilly to call Fat-Boy on it.
We have adult armed forces - grown men and women who made a choice to join, not an army of 12 year olds.
Hezbolloh has armies of 12 year olds!
“President Barack Obama justified his Taliban prisoner swap Thursday by playing up the emotional connection between kids and parents.....”
So were the numerous soldiers that were killed trying to find the deserting bastard, they too were some ones child.
Boy their talking points are word-for-word now. This is exactly what Juan Williams was spouting on Hannity.
They must have focus groups on retainer.
You know this makes the point that we’re all spending too much time and energy on the deserter.
We need to steer the conversation back to the terrorists he released and only them. What about sons and daughters of 911? What about children who will become victims from the TERRORISTS he released.
Juan tried to say they were harmless old men, we need to fight that crap. They’re terrorists and they live to kill us, end of story.
If these guys are harmless old men, then what was the aged, dialysis-dependent Osama bin Laden on the day of his demise?
Or the effects of too much crack.
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