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Bergdahl is a Distraction: Obama is Emptying Gitmo, Replenishing the Enemy
Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 9, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 06/09/2014 2:27:27 PM PDT by Kaslin

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RUSH: The news media is trying to make this -- and has been trying to make this -- all about Bergdahl and Bergdahl's parents and so forth. That's a distraction. It was never about Bergdahl. He's the excuse. The thing that is noteworthy here is Obama has always wanted to close Guantanamo Bay.

He's promised to shut down Gitmo; the left is irritated at him. It's cost him some money, in fact, in donations, that Gitmo is still open. To do that, to close Gitmo, he's got to get rid of the remaining terrorists somehow. And he's been itching to find an excuse to do so, some way to make it seem like it's something else besides letting these terrorists go free.

So he does it in the form of a prisoner swap, and he thinks he's gonna get heralded and get credited and thought of as a great guy. "We're gonna get back an American soldier!" This man has never worn a uniform; he disdains people who do. He doesn't understand the culture. Susan Rice is as tone deaf now as she was during Benghazi. These people are embarrassing. They literally are embarrassing.

They have no idea about military culture, military tradition. And if indeed they were blindsided by this and if they even care about being blindsided, that was why. But the point here is to empty Guantanamo. When you empty Guantanamo... Everything has consequences. When you empty Guantanamo, you are replenishing the enemy in a war on terror that is still underway.

These people might want you to think they vanquished Al-Qaeda because they got bin Laden. They might want you to think the War on Terror is over and we moved on to other things, but it isn't. It's still underway, and the Taliban reaction to this is proof positive. So Obama has wanted an excuse, some way to make it look like something else, something other than letting the terrorists run free from Guantanamo.

Now, nobody in the Drive-Bys seems to remember that Obama tried to pull off this swap back in March of 2012. Back then... This may have been reported. If this is being redundant, I'm sorry. He even briefed some in Congress about it, and that's the only reason we ever heard about it, because Dianne Feinstein leaked the story to Foreign Policy magazine, and there was outrage, at least from some in the conservative media.

So Obama had to drop the plan. He wanted to do this two years ago. Now you know why he didn't notify Congress this time around, even though he's required to do so by law. He didn't do so because, A, he loves snubbing them and he knows they're not gonna do anything about it. But he didn't want to have his plans dashed again this time. He is weaker than he was two years ago.

So he tries to do this, goes through channels, and Congress shuts him down. He can't have that, so he just does it and knows full well that nothing is going to happen to him.
Now, he has to lie about that, too. First he claims that the Taliban would kill Bergdahl if this whole thing had been leaked. When that was laughed at, they claimed that Bergdahl was at death's door, and that's why we had to do that.

We know that that's not the case. But, again, ladies and gentlemen, this was never about Bowe Bergdahl, never about Bergdahl's parents. Obama wants to close Club Gitmo. It's one of his biggest campaign promises. But there's something else. He also wants to negotiate with the Taliban. And by "negotiate," he wants to give them power in the Afghan government. This is called appeasement. This is called Citizen of the World kind of stuff.

This is called the new United States, where we bring our enemies in and acknowledge them and respect them. So he wants the Taliban to have power in the Afghan government. The Taliban had refused to negotiate seriously until Obama released their top five lieutenants. So Obama's been chomping at the bit to let 'em loose ever since March of 2012, maybe even before that. Bergdahl was the convenient excuse, and that's why all of this happened. Two things are the take-away: Closing Club Gitmo and, by virtue of that (I cannot emphasize this too much), restocking the enemy with their frontline people.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: bergdahl

1 posted on 06/09/2014 2:27:27 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Ignoring Immigration laws!!

America is being invaded and the Republican Establishment just yawns.

2 posted on 06/09/2014 2:29:23 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Kaslin
Right. Forget about Bergdahl. He's not back in Muslim country planning the next 9-11 like those 4-star Taliban generals Obama released.

Impeach Obama as a clear and present danger to the U.S.

3 posted on 06/09/2014 2:29:52 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Kaslin

This was my theory as well. Once Obama has the five baddest terrorists out of gitmo it makes it easier to release the rest. Politics - Obama pandering to his base.


4 posted on 06/09/2014 2:31:12 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: TexasCajun

At what point does all the government lawlessness bring about public response?


5 posted on 06/09/2014 2:33:09 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: A CA Guy

your question contains the answer.

this govt and congress should have already been abolished


6 posted on 06/09/2014 2:36:39 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: A CA Guy
At what point does all the government lawlessness bring about public response?

I wish I could say very soon.

The Democrats approve.

The MSM Palace Guards approve.

The rest of the public are not engaged at all.

Republican leadership refuses to confront Obama.

The rest of America is watching a cross-dressing pervert at the Tony Awards in prime time.

7 posted on 06/09/2014 2:43:24 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Kaslin

Barry is lawless, because he is allowed to be.


8 posted on 06/09/2014 2:44:51 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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To: Kaslin

Rush gets it right. Berghdal is a distraction. Look at what the big guy is doing. Sending angry bearded savages back to a place where they can join other angry bearded savages and take up arms against us.


9 posted on 06/09/2014 2:47:11 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: PapaNew

+100%


10 posted on 06/09/2014 2:49:03 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Kaslin
Obama is Emptying Gitmo

There is a lesson there about "catch and release" with terrorists. I hope our military will figure out the obvious alternative (in their limited remaining operations under the terrorist-lover).

11 posted on 06/09/2014 2:52:36 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: TexasCajun

I called John Cornyn’s office today to give them an earful on this illegal dump. The staffer stammered out some bs talking points. Made me so mad. We need to start a phone campaign and fill their email and faxes and phones. This usually seems to get the attention of the people that supposedly represent us.


12 posted on 06/09/2014 2:55:26 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: I want the USA back

Hussein has committed treason in my opinion. How is releasing these thugs going to help him protect the “children” he claims he is in charge of? I think he had to release them come hell or high water cause he was being blackmailed by someone about to expose something about his skinny a@#.


13 posted on 06/09/2014 2:57:33 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Kaslin

It the Taliban (Sunni) can kidnap or conscript young Shiites in Afghanistan and sell them into the rebel fight in Syria like cattle than certainly the Qatari’s will pay (as will we).

Two birds with one stone for the Taliban. Why kill off Shiites when you can marshal and/or sell them into Syrian rebel conscription.

Imagine the irony taking a clueless Shiite peasant in Afghanistan and selling him into martyrdom to unwittingly to kill Alewites (Shiite sect) and Shiites in the Syrian regular army.

That’s why they went to Qatar and why Obama (Sunni
Muslim) blessed the plan.


14 posted on 06/09/2014 3:00:36 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Kaslin

Bergdahl is NOT a distraction. Obama traded 4 terrorists for a deserter, and that’s enough to get a lot of fence sitters riled-up. (Some of my own fence-sitting family members are hopping mad about this.) We can still raise all of the arguments that Rush wants to raise. Where did we get the idea that conservatives should not raise more than one good issue at once?


15 posted on 06/09/2014 3:05:11 PM PDT by Socon-Econ
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To: Kaslin
That's a distraction.

That is getting trite. Step up Rush. Call for impeachment. Put it ALL in a package tagged Articles of Impeachment.

16 posted on 06/09/2014 3:19:50 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Socon-Econ
Where did we get the idea that conservatives should not raise more than one good issue at once?

Thank you. It seems to be a device whereby the user tries to self certify his very own brilliant insight to the exclusion of all others. It's wearing me out.

17 posted on 06/09/2014 3:24:02 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Kaslin

under this current government coupled with the complacency of the people, it is like this entire country is on death row just waiting for its final day to arrive.


18 posted on 06/09/2014 3:34:36 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: don-o

Where did we get the idea that conservatives should not raise more than one good issue at once?
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Thank you. It seems to be a device whereby the user tries to self certify his very own brilliant insight to the exclusion of all others. It’s wearing me out.
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Not only that, it cripples us by ignoring the fact that some people are better at raising certain arguments than others and will be silent and inactive if their views are excluded.


19 posted on 06/09/2014 4:10:58 PM PDT by Socon-Econ
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To: Kaslin

One day Obama will pay for his sin. The LORD will judge him at the Great White Throne. He will drop to his knees and declare Jesus Christ is LORD of ALL!!! He will then be sent away as Christ will tell him “away, for I never knew you!” Obama’s homosexual love fest will send him to the Lake of Fire.


20 posted on 06/09/2014 4:19:43 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (MARANATHA, MARANATHA, Come quickly LORD Jesus!!! Father send thy Son!! Its Time!)
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To: Kaslin
Obama is clearly being blackmailed. Maybe the terrorists threatened to blow every plane out of the sky or maybe something worse.
21 posted on 06/09/2014 4:24:38 PM PDT by TBall
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To: RetiredArmy

Bump


22 posted on 06/09/2014 5:09:21 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: TexasCajun
America is being invaded and the Republican Establishment just yawns.

You're letting the RiNO's off too easy.

They're using Obama to do their dirty work on illegal immigration and Obamacare (which is all about dumping employer health care plans onto the Sovietcare death panels), using Obama to do their dirty work of walking away from Bush 43's commitments (which were an extension of Bush 41's foreign policy of knocking down Saddam Hussein and his state sponsorship of terrorism), and they'll accidentally find the benefits lying in the street after, supposedly, Obama and the 'Rats have been broomed out of office by an indignant electorate.

In theory. RiNO theory.

23 posted on 06/09/2014 6:19:27 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Kaslin

Not his enemy - just ours.


24 posted on 06/09/2014 6:23:02 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: Kaslin

It’s the same story. They’re both interconnected.


25 posted on 06/10/2014 6:09:28 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Kaslin

Obama’s first act in Office, in 2009, was not immigration reform, was not health care, was not to fix the economy, was not gay rights, was not the environment, was not to order new drapes for the Oval office. His first act, was to STOP THE TRIALS OF THE TERRORISTS at Gitmo.
Now think about that for a moment, running for President is a long hard road, you meet many people along the way, you make many promises. We know that millions were laundered into his campaign from foreign sources. The first people to benefit from “hope and change” were terrorists. Now, he has RELEASED the worst criminals on Planet Earth, and people are ALREADY DYING in new Taliban Terror attacks.
Democrats can spin it all any way they want, but actions, speak louder, than vitriolic leftist attacks on fellow Americans, that harvest death.
Rush is way to kind on Obama, this is not the result of misplaced leftist altruism. How much have the Qataris agreed to pay the Obama Presidential Library?


26 posted on 06/10/2014 6:18:01 AM PDT by mission9 (It is by the fruit ye shall know.)
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To: Kaslin

Why wouldn’t Obama replenish the enemy? He and they are on the same side in this war, and he has the power to do it.


27 posted on 06/10/2014 6:24:31 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: TBall

“Obama is clearly being blackmailed.”

Absolutely not true! He is a Muslim; he wants his cohorts free to annihilate America.


28 posted on 06/10/2014 6:26:24 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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