Time and time and time again Barack Hussein Obama has shown a knack for doing as much harm to America as he can possibly cause. Nowhere is that more telling than what he had done to our military. Seemingly he hates the military because it is the last standing, enduring institution whose destruction will literally assure Barack's construction of a socialist nation.
Whether it's gays in the military, the firing of some 300 senior military officers who didn't agree with him, Benghazi, ordering military Chaplains to marry gays, even if it conflicts with religious principle, denying our troops in Afghanistan hot meals, or driving fast food businesses off of military bases, Obama has been front and center of the action.
Then this weekend we learned that Obama has released five of the Talibans most dangerous criminals in trade for a soldier who clearly hated the military, most probably deserted his post, and wound up in the hands of the Taliban.
Not only did Obama violate the decades old policy of not negotiating with terrorists, but he violated his constitutional duties by not submitting a 30 day advanced request to Congress before releasing any terrorist prisoner.
And these terrorists were not small time. One of the five released was the Vice Defense Minister of the Taliban. And what did we get in return? Let's just read the last email Bowe Bergdahl sent to his parents before he deserted his military post:
On June 27, 2009, according to Rolling Stone, Bowe sent a final e-mail to his parents: "The future is too good to waste on lies. And life is way too short to care for the damnation of others, as well as to spend it helping fools with their ideas that are wrong. I have seen their ideas and I am ashamed to even be american. The horror of the self-righteous arrogance that they thrive in. It is all revolting."
His email went on to describe his disillusionment in the army: "In the US army you are cut down for being honest... but if you are a conceited brown nosing shit bag you will be allowed to do what ever you want, and you will be handed your higher rank... The system is wrong. I am ashamed to be an american. And the title of US soldier is just the lie of fools...I am sorry for everything here. These people need help, yet what they get is the most conceited country in the world telling them that they are nothing and that they are stupid, that they have no idea how to live. We don't even care when we hear each other talk about running their children down in the dirt streets with our armored trucks... We make fun of them in front of their faces, and laugh at them for not understanding we are insulting them...I am sorry for everything. The horror that is america is disgusting...There are a few more boxes coming to you guys. Feel free to open them, and use them."
Apparently Bergdahl was a nut case even before he joined the military. He didn't finish high school...choosing to pursue martial arts, before doing a "180" and switching to ballet. Then, having never established a solid moral foundation in his own life, decided to be a "peace-nik" and lend his sympathies to militant Muslims.
Now Obama is striving mightily to portray this empty headed dickhead as a hero. BHO even co-opted the military's code that "we leave no one behind". Bullshit! That code is for the battlefield. We've had prisoners of war for a century but we didn't surrender our pride and principle and we didn't grovel before our enemies to affect their release.
And, as with everything Obama does, there are unintended (or perhaps not!) consequences from negotiating with terrorists. Our troops in Afghanistan, and our diplomats around the world, will be prime targets for kidnapping and torture so that they can be used as pawns to get more brutal killers at Guantanamo out of prison.