Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl; Ambassador Christopher Stevens

 

BergdahlStevensWe went back for one of them. We spent money and lives — some say 14 American servicemen were lost in the rescue attempts — and we freed five psychopaths who remain devoted to killing Americans, all to “bring back one of our own.”  

The other one, a United States ambassador, we left to die at the hands of terrorists. But what difference, at this point, does it make? I mean, dude, that was like two years ago.

The most meretricious administration in modern history continues apace.

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  1. Spin Inactive
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    I don’t know what the word meretricious means and I’m too lazy to look it up.  But what I do know is this:  Barack Obama is the most bumbling, foolish, stupid man ever to have the reigns of American foreign policy.  This latest tomfoolery moves me from being harshly critical to downright pissed.  He should be removed from office for this act alone.

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  2. Spin Inactive
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    @Spin

    PS – I did go and look it up.  I like that word.  Suits Obama to a tee.

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  3. flownover Inactive
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    @flownover

    Hard to believe a station chief in intelligence would stay in office upon hearing this plan.

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  4. Eugene Kriegsmann Member
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    I have been continuously amazed at the comments about how brilliant Obama is despite his seemingly endless and obvious prevarications and faux pas. Obama is the epitome, not of the Manchurian Candidate, but rather of the retarded savant in Being There. The large difference being that in Being There the protagonist was never asked to make a really serious minded decision. Obama has been faced with one crisis after another, and his response, almost inevitably, is the wrong one, the one most likely to cause damage to the country, and, then, he lies about it. Even in lying he is incompetent. 
    I agree whole heartedly with Spin. This Tragicomedy needs to end. A serious response by congress needs to come about, and Obama needs to be impeached. I say this even though it means, God help us, Joe Biden will come to the presidency. He is, at least, acknowledged to be a total dunce.

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  5. user_86050 Inactive
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    @KCMulville

    If all that matters is your intentions …

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  6. Spin Inactive
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    Eugene, you have it wrong.  Obama is more like Steve Martin’s character in “The Jerk” when he was at the gas station hollering “Stay away from the cans!”

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  7. Last Outpost on the Right Inactive
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    KC Mulville:

    If all that matters is your intentions …

    Based on his actions, I call his intentions into question. And this event, especially when juxtaposed with the treatment of our ambassador actually answers those questions very succinctly.
    Even more worrisome is that he can still do a lot of damage between now and January 2017.

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  8. danys Thatcher
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    Anyone remember the 2009 Honduran constitutional crisis?

    I couldn’t believe that the President of the United States was not vociferously supporting the Honduran government & supreme court against a former president’s attempt to act against their constitution.

    Foreshadowing?

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  9. njberejan@gmail.com Inactive
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    @TarasBulbous

    The only question is, when will Obama learn about the trade from the newspaper?

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  10. Albert Arthur Coolidge
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    Was the White House not aware that the DoD had already concluded that he was a deserter? They seemed surprised to be questioned about that after Obama’s presser with the parents.

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  11. user_82762 Inactive
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    Rob,

    You have got to the very heart of the problem.  This is the result of a fantasy world view.  The childish nonsense that Western Civilization is just another town on the map finally is coming home to roost.  Once you’ve accepted that premise then you demonize America to  explain events.  You must demonize anyone who defends America.  You lionize anyone who attacks America.

    Chris Stevens who put his life on the line to defend the US and all of our interests was deserted.  Bergdhal a ridiculous young fool who enlisted in the Army to fight a War which he did not agree with and then deserted his fellow soldiers and collaborated with the enemy is lionized as a hero.  Hideous murderers in Guantanamo are presented as men who need to be let loose as if their openly admitted intent to murder again is of no concern.

    In this the Obama administration reveals not just ordinary incompetence but literal insanity.

    Regards,

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  12. Vance Richards Member
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    The president feels very strongly that we occasionally leave no man behind.

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  13. skoook Inactive
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    http://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/empirical#word=meretricious —nice !

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  14. user_7742 Inactive
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    @BrianWatt

    Thanks Rob for putting this in context. Well done.

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  15. Last Outpost on the Right Inactive
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    Albert Arthur:

    Was the White House not aware that the DoD had already concluded that he was a deserter? They seemed surprised to be questioned about that after Obama’s presser with the parents.

    My sense is that the administration does not care that people would discover it. I believe that they were counting on this knocking the VA off the front page (mission accomplished). And the detail of Bergdahl’s desertion would have no impact on most voters … a.k.a. low-information voters.

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  16. Eugene Kriegsmann Member
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    James Gowan, 
    Very well stated. When you look at just what he has done this week, the Bergdahl mess and the new EPA regulations which will likely flush whatever chance the economy has of recovery into the sewer, it is really difficult to believe that there isn’t malice aforethought in all of this.  Either he and his administration are all imbeciles or they are evil and intent on the destruction of the greatest country that has ever existed in human history.  I don’t think there are any other choices.

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  17. billy Inactive
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    Have we reached rock bottom on the Obama presidency yet?
      Just please, let us be able to say after all the remaining bad decisions this president will make over next 2 years, “Yes, this latest (boneheaded decision by Obama is bad), but it is not as stupid as trading  5 of the worst prisoners at Gitmo for a deserter who went over to the Taliban.”

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  18. flownover Inactive
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    It takes some perspective for many people to realize their errors. Does it have to take two more years though ?

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  19. PsychLynne Inactive
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    billy:

    Have we reached rock bottom on the Obama presidency yet? 

     Probably not.  Never say “he couldn’t possibly do anything worse that this.”

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  20. Songwriter Inactive
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    PsychLynne:

    billy:

    Have we reached rock bottom on the Obama presidency yet?

    Probably not. Never say “he couldn’t possibly do anything worse that this.”

     As Igor said to Doctor Frankenstein in “Young Frankenstein” to the doctor’s complaint that grave digging was such a horrible thing:  “Could be worse.  It could be raining.”

    And at that moment, in perfect Mel Brooks timing, it began to pour.

    Folks, as long as Obama is in office, it could be worse.  

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  21. billy Inactive
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    So how many drug cartel members do we have to release in order to get Sgt. Tahmooreesi out of that Mexican jail?

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  22. Western Chauvinist Member
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    danys:

    Anyone remember the 2009 Honduran constitutional crisis?

    I couldn’t believe that the President of the United States was not vociferously supporting the Honduran government & supreme court against a former president’s attempt to act against their constitution.

    Foreshadowing?

     Sort of begs the question, “Why is he sympathetic to fascists and totalitarians? Humn?”

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  23. WI Con Member
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    Well I’m ready for Impeachment, I suspect a fair number of the Ricochetti are as well. Question is, what are the feckless congressional crap-weasels going to do? John McCain’s indignant, cancerous mug has been on the tube since this happened but really, what’s he going to do – subject us all to more of his insights?

    Don’t like what Barry did through the EPA to the coal and electric generating industries Monday? Think that any congressional crap-weasel is going to oh, say defund that portion of the EPA’s budget next year or would that be “running into machine gun fire, while setting yourself on fire”. Comprehensive Immigration Reform! – that will rock Barry back on his leftist heels. Sorry GOP, time to fish or cut bait.

    He’s “got a phone and a pen” and right now, he’s kicking your ass all over ‘the corridors of power’. Unless you’re prepared for two more years of this slow motion coup, you’re going to have to constitutionally remove the first half-black President.

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  24. Albert Arthur Coolidge
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    Songwriter:

    PsychLynne:

    billy:

    Have we reached rock bottom on the Obama presidency yet?

    Probably not. Never say “he couldn’t possibly do anything worse that this.”

    As Igor said to Doctor Frankenstein in “Young Frankenstein” to the doctor’s complaint that grave digging was such a horrible thing: ”Could be worse. It could be raining.”

    And at that moment, in perfect Mel Brooks timing, it began to pour.

    Folks, as long as Obama is in office, it could be worse.

    Obama umbrella marine

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  25. tabula rasa Inactive
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    I said something like this on E.J.’s thread over on the Member page. 

    For a couple of years, I thought Obama was merely incompetent.  But after a while it became clear to me that he combines supreme incompetence with ideological venality, by which I mean that he will do literally anything (and by “literally” I mean literally) anything that he perceives will make his leftist base happy.

    Could he have really thought this would play well to anyone but a leftist?

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  26. billy Inactive
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  27. user_250947 Inactive
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    @lakelylane

    Face it ! Our President is our enemy!

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  28. danys Thatcher
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    Western Chauvinist:

    danys:

    Anyone remember the 2009 Honduran constitutional crisis?

    I couldn’t believe that the President of the United States was not vociferously supporting the Honduran government & supreme court against a former president’s attempt to act against their constitution.

    Foreshadowing?

    Sort of begs the question, “Why is he sympathetic to fascists and totalitarians? Humn?”

     Looking back, that occurs to me, too.

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  29. tabula rasa Inactive
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    I’ve been wondering since yesterday how Obama could have so miscalculated the political fallout from this disaster. 

    Former officer Ralph Peters offers a convincing narrative at NRO today:

    I have never witnessed such outrage from our troops.  . . .  Those serving in uniform and those of us who served previously were already stirred up, but [Rice’s] jaw-dropper [that Berghdal served with “honor and distinction”] drove us into jihad mode.

    . . .

    Both President Obama and Ms. Rice seem to think that the crime of desertion in wartime is kind of like skipping class.

    . . .

    President Obama did this to himself (and to Bergdahl). This beautifully educated man, who never tires of letting us know how much smarter he is than the rest of us, never stopped to consider that our troops and their families might have been offended by their commander-in-chief staging a love-fest at the White House to celebrate trading five top terrorists for one deserter and featuring not the families of those soldiers (at least six of them) who died in the efforts to find and free Bergdahl, but, instead, giving a starring role on the international stage to Pa Taliban. . . .

    They are clueless about military culture.

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  30. Goddess of Discord Member
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    This makes me want to cry.

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