But releasing the blind Shake would have made 0zero look weak, I don’t see how that would have helped him in the election.
Th 54% who approve of him as of this past week would not see that as weak. They would see it as compassionate because that is how they are inculcated.
He is POTUS. He won. None of his supporters care beyond that.
It may not have come down to trading the Blind Sheikh for our Benghazi hostages. I beleive Obama would have reneged on the deal if he could have.
Trouble is.. No one could or did curtail the street thugs and they went too far and killed the hostages.
If only them damn pesky Marines would have obeyed the order to “Stand Down”, them maybe Obama’s plot would have worked.