Skip to comments.The Bergdahl swap: a full-blown Obama scandal in less than 48 hours
Posted on 06/03/2014 7:45:04 AM PDT by don-o
As one of the characters in Anchorman observed of its bloody brawl between news teams: Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean, that really got out of hand fast.
Two days after President Obama broke the law to arrange an insanely reckless swap of five incredibly dangerous Taliban terrorists for captive American Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, virtually every aspect of the deal has blown up in Obamas face, and the whole thing has soured into another five-star scandal for an Administration riddled with them. Maybe its the accumulated weight of Obama fatigue, or the sheer stupidity and arrogance the President displayed in this particular abuse of power, but even people who stood by him through Fast and Furious, Benghazi, and the IRS scandal are asking: What the hell was he thinking? What did the White House think was going to happen here?
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Fox News reports this morning U.S. POW refuses to speak English. Only Arabic. OMG. 6 hero American soldiers died searching for this deserter
Should have rescued him with a cruise missile.
Obama wants to end all Wars, remove all US Military from foreign soil, free all prisoners, and capitulate to all Muslim Terrorist Organizations.
Appeasement was poorly handled by Chamberlains total capitulation to Hitler, but Obama knows that he can do better.
Obamas Staff has correctly concluded that Boehner will NEVER bring Articles of Impeachment against Obama, for reasons known only to the weak, sobbing-coward Boehner.
Hence, Obama is free to do anything that he wants to do to Fundamentally transform the United States of America into the most powerful Fascist Nation that the World has ever known.
With the future joining of the Muslim Terrorists Organizations and Obamas future Fascist America, there will at last be no more Wars, only sporadic episodes of Workplace Violence, for the next 1,000 years.
Obama and his Muslims owe Boehner a great debt of gratitude, as no other Speaker of the US House of Representatives has ever demonstrated a stronger refusal to Impeaching a US President.
In all fairness, Obama and his Muslims should be even more grateful to the TEA Party Republicans who have steadfastly supported Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy, Ryan, Issa, Mike Rogers and Peter King of New York for the Republic strategy of Talking Loudly, but never using the Big Punishment Stick of Impeachment.
Each day that the current GOP-E Congressional Leadership is allowed to stay in power, is another day that documents that there is no effective difference between the Democrats and the GOP-E Republicans.
Prove to We, the People that there is an effective difference by replacing Boehner with a fire-in-the-belly Speaker such as Trey Gowdy!
Early voting starts in 90 days, TEA Party House Members. Tick-Tock - - - .
Anticipate an escalation of news events that will make this matter seem not as important?
It’s just gotta be on purpose...
as another FR said earlier: Ø’s response to shooting himself in the foot is... shooting himself in the hand.
I guess a shot in the hand (Bergdahl) is worth two shots in the foot (VA/BenGhazi/etc).
I'd start checking daddy and mommy out, too. He learned Pashto, too and praised allah while at the Whitehouse.
I loathe Obama.
Allen West for Speaker of the House.
Give the pressholes some time to make him into a victim suffering psychological problems. It’s the only chance he has.
Don’t know who John Hayward is, but he echo’s my thoughts perfectly. Obama wanted to knock his VA disaster off the front page and it worked. Dumbass didn’t understand he was accomplishing the feat by creating yet another scandal.
Even if they can pull that off, there is still the matter of the terrorists they released.
Maybe the 5 released from gitmo have been recruited as double agents. Or maybe they will be watched and fall prey to Obama’s drone strikes: “Turns out I’m really good at killing people,” Obama said quietly, “Didn’t know that was gonna be a strong suit of mine.”
Yes. The “Clown” owns that one.
Just keep poking at Russia dude.
Obama's big miscalculation was assuming the military community would shut up and let him write the Bergdahl story: http://www.humanevents.com/2014/06/03/the-bergdahl-swap-a-full-blown-obama-scandal-in-less-than-48-hours/
Ok NOW you’ve done it
given them an idea
I bet before the day is over someone, either that POS 0dumbo/ staff or some liberal media idiot will say that exact thing
and we will blame YOU :)
He spoke English in the captivity videos.
if Obama was going to Europe 3 weeks from today , the exchange would be 3 weeks from today .It happened now because Obama could run off to Europe to avoid his NEW SCANDAL
This “exchange” was meant to turn our attention away from the VA problem and all the other scandals. But it looks like this distraction has blown up in his face. Even the lapdog media can’t ignore what a disaster this is, and will be once the 5 terrorists are back in action.
Jack Bauer should have been sent to ‘rescue’ him. He’d be talking (or squealing like a pig).
It says he went from fencing and martial arts to ballet.
Homeschooled by his mother. Got his GED in his 20's.
I'd send this to a couple of lib relatives, but why bother?
For those of you who, as I have, tried to reason with a bi-polar person, have you noticed the similarity in presenting FACTS such as these to a liberal? It's like you have stepped through the mirror into Looking Glass Land.
Nevermind. I misread the post. I see your point now.
And it sure took Benghazi and VA off the front pages
“Obamas Staff has correctly concluded that Boehner will NEVER bring Articles of Impeachment against Obama, for reasons known only to the weak, sobbing-coward Boehner.”
Boehner bring Articles of Impeachment would be the most foolish thing he could do. If you disagree with that, then name the 66 Senators who would vote to convict the first black president. (I’ll make it easy, just name 21 Democrat Senators who would vote to convict.)
I wonder if the stronger deal included the release of the doctor who helped take down Bin Laden?
How’d you like to be the guy who told Obama about a great idea for getting the VA scandal and Shinseki’s resignation off the front pages.
Obama apparently needed another scandal, quick, in order to distract from the VA scandal.
Bergdahl would be welcomed home as a war hero, Obama could take all the credit. Now Bergdahl is seen as a traitorous deserter and Obozo can't dissociate himself from him.............
doh, beat by at least four other posts along that line of thought.
It’s all part of our national intent of committing suicide — electing Bambi, inviting our enemy, Islam, to live among us, open borders, outsourcing jobs, shedding our Christian heritage and allowing our national debt to rise, unchecked.
Indeed. The inevitable failed Senate vote would “prove” that all his actions were legal and supported by the people and their representatives.
I don't understand why liberals today - particularily the youth - are so supportive of Government.
Obama can never think two moves ahead on any action he takes. He’s such an idiot.
“Did I do that?”
What will be the next scandal to distract from releasing terrorist monsters?
I think this actually feeds into the VA scandle and even Bengazi.
Now we’ll waste several more million on this scum, when one drone could have taken him and his Taliban buddies out. A shame.
My guess that the Regime did it on the weekend; did not give a heads up and prep Obama’s ABCBSNBCNN/ print press..... and so the alternate had a field day. The Professional & Dedicated repeaters performing Obama Orifice and Outlet functions were away for the weekend and the Internet exploded with the history of the Bergdahl disaster and of Obama’s miscalculation and arrogance.
Obama’s ABCBSNBCNN&print press really working today to staunch the flow to a trickle.
‘Obama wanted to knock his VA disaster off the front page and it worked. Dumbass didnt understand he was accomplishing the feat by creating yet another scandal.’
You said that so well. Thank you for summing it up so succinctly. Obama certainly wanted to change the subject from his disastrous VA scandal. He’s just not bright enough to realize he was swapping the wind for a whirlwind.
With all due respect, we the people have over 300,000,000 firearms. 0bama’s malfeasance will be mitigated soon enough politically. He cannot become a dictator past 2016.
"But what difference could it possibly make?" We have an American hating Muslim obsessed pResident surrounded by liberal faculty members and outright Marxist/Socialist/Muslim sympathizers. He has brought the weak spine congress to its knees and corralled the press into defending his every act, no matter how outrageous. Don't kid yourself, the attempt to succeed himself is being fully considered . All that is needed is an excuse for a "Reichstag" fire of some sort. Sieg Heil!!!
You got that right. This kid is another Jihad Johnny. Him and his father are like Deja Vu all over again.
Imprison or Execute.