THE TALIBAN WINS …
America doesn’t negotiate with terrorists … unless of course it’s getting an insanely raw deal.
Such is the object lesson from the “Sergeant” Bowe Bergdahl scandal – in which the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama acted without congressional authorization to release five senior Taliban commanders from indefinite detainment in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in exchange for Bergdahl’s release.
Bergdahl, for those of you unfamiliar with his story, was a deserter.
In fact he left his unit days after emailing his parents and informing them he was “ashamed to be an American.” While it’s hard to argue that sentiment these days – and impossible to rationalize the ongoing American military intervention in Afghanistan – the fact remains Bergdahl demonstrated cowardice in the field.
If he felt that way (which again, we’re not knocking), he shouldn’t have enlisted in the first place …
But Bergdahl did enlist. And then walked off his patrol on June 30, 2009, according to an exhaustive 2010 Pentagon report – leaving a note behind declaring his intention to renounce his American citizenship.
“The system is wrong,” Bergdahl wrote his parents shortly before deserting. “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.”
Bergdahl should have been left to fend for himself. And dishonorably discharged. Instead he was promoted in absentia from private to sergeant.
Yeah … and this is the guy Obama wanted home so bad he was willing to give back five senior Taliban leaders ? All of whom were declared by a Guantanamo task force to be “high” risks to America and its allies?
Mullah Mohammad Fazl is no Bowe Bergdahl. He was the Taliban’s army chief of staff. Abdul Haq Wasiq is no Bowe Bergdahl, either. He was the Taliban’s deputy intelligence minister – and trainer of pre 9-11 al-Qaeda operatives. Mohammed Nabi, Khairullah Khairkhwa and Mullah Norullah Noori are not disillusioned deserters, either – they are all hard core Taliban leaders with deep ties to al-Qaeda.
And they’re all back in the wild.
So yeah … Obama just released five of the world’s most dangerous people so he could retrieve one ex-deserter.
And he’s proud of it, too …
“I make no apologies for making sure we get a young man back to his parents,” Obama said, calling the controversy surrounding the deal “whipped up” by Washington, D.C.
The upside for Obama and his fellow warmongers? We’re sure these five Taliban leaders will be hard at work plotting retribution against America for its occupation of their country over the last thirteen years – which means they will attack us again, and then we’ll spend trillions of dollars on yet another invasion.
Which is what our government wants to happen …
Why else would it make a deal like this?