Why Obama Traded Terrorists for a Deserter

By Joseph Farah

June 4, 2014 5 min read

Everyone is trying to figure out what President Barack Obama was thinking when he broke the law to trade five hardened terrorists for a U.S. Army deserter.

That's easy.

It's part of Obama's continuing, relentless campaign to subvert the rule of law, rewrite America's code of ethics and undermine any semblance of U.S. patriotism.

For six years, Obama's appointees have squandered money and resources that could have been used to bring the highest medical care to the nation's wounded military heroes.

For six years, Obama has made it clear the way to end wars in the 21st century is by ensuring there is no victory for America and its national security interests.

For six years, Obama's biggest military priority has been to use all branches of the service as a giant social experiment hell-bent on integrating them with women and open homosexuals and lesbians — including as senior commanders with no actual combat experience.

So why should it surprise anyone that Obama chose to ignore the law requiring him to consult with congressional leadership before agreeing to trade terrorists for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who, before deserting his post in Afghanistan, emailed his Allah-loving father, calling America "the most conceited country in the world"?

At least six soldiers were killed in subsequent searches for Bergdahl, and many soldiers in his platoon said attacks seemed to increase against U.S. forces in Paktika Province in the days and weeks after he went over the hill.

This is just what I would expect from Obama. Wouldn't you?

The fact that he didn't even get a thank you from Robert Bergdahl, the father of the deserter, is fitting indeed.

Bergdahl instead gave all the credit to "Allah, most gracious, most compassionate."

Obama hugged him after he concluded those twisted televised remarks. That, of course, came after the senior Bergdahl tweeted to anyone paying attention: "I am still working to free all Guantanamo prisoners. God will repay for the death of every Afghan child, ameen!"

Welcome to the land of the free and home of the brave in Obama's new world disorder. He has successfully transitioned the use of the famed Cloward-Piven strategy as a purely domestic policy to a foreign policy — even a war-fighting policy.

I like what former Rep. Allen West had to say: "Folks, this is either a very bad case of Stockholm syndrome, or something far more nefarious is at stake. Regardless, there is more to this than meets the eye of Obama making a unilateral decision and announcement on a Saturday — when he believes no one is watching. This is not just going to slip away, and we're not going to get caught up in the emotion of Bergdahl's release. He wasn't 'captured'; he deserted his assigned post."

I'm glad someone else has the guts to say it.

When Bergdahl the Compassionate finished reciting his love letter to Allah, the president hugged him. Fitting again.

Bergdahl's words were right in line with the Taliban's official response to the prisoner swap. It concluded that it all came about "due to the benevolence of Allah Almighty and the sacrifices of the heroic and courageous Mujahidin of the Islamic Emirate."

The exchange of America's only prisoner of war in Afghanistan is certain to have repercussions, as Obama winds down his war on a schedule dictated by the 2016 election. He has established the exchange rate for any future American POWs at a minimum of five terrorists for every American. I say that's the minimum because Bowe Bergdahl was, after all, an anti-American deserter who seems to have bonded very nicely with his alleged captors.

Just wait until the book and movie offers start pouring in from the New York publishing world and Hollywood.

It's enough to turn America's collective moral stomach — and I think that's exactly what Obama had in mind.

It's not just the Bergdahls who are suffering from Stockholm syndrome; much of America is. Maybe we should rename it "Obama Syndrome."

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