Apparently, A Soldier's Life is Cheap Now

The Obama Administration has betrayed this nation's servicemen and women.  It has sold our soldiers lives for a pittance for short term political expediency.  Sold so cheaply in fact, that the most heinous crimes, kidnapping, torture and murder, are forgotten, their perpetrators set free. It has set the stage for the killing of brave young Americans and countless innocents. 
 
On today's National Review Online, Andrew C. McCarthy has a piece entitled "Negotiating with Terrorists" which outlines the outrageous actions of this President.   It should bring a firestorm of anger against the craven and traitorous officials behind this decision.  It should make Americans realize just what kind of people are in the White House.

"On Jan. 20, 2007, five American soldiers were killed and three seriously wounded in Iraq. As Bill Roggio relates at the Long War Journal, it was a daring operation: a twelve-man terrorist team disguised as U.S. servicemen attacked our troops as they held a previously arranged meeting with local officials in Karbala. Four of the soldiers were alive when they were abducted from the scene. They were handcuffed and murdered in a remote location when the coalition forces attempting to rescue them closed in. "

The operation was certainly the work of  the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps who along with Hezbollah was responsible for killing 19 members of the United States Air Force at the Kobar Towers in Saudi Arabia years earlier.  A few months later three men, Qais Qazali, Laith Qazali and Ali Mussa Daqduq were captured along with documents that confirmed they were agents of Iran responsible for organizing and directing terror cells in Iraq.  Hundreds of US servicemen and women and thousands of innocent Iraqis died horribly because of them.  McCarthy continues:

"About two weeks ago, the Obama administration released Laith Qazali after extensive negotiations with the Asaib al-Haq terror network. That network has long been in negotiations with the fledgling Iraqi government, dangling the possibility of laying down its arms, renouncing violence, and integrating into Iraqi society, provided that its top members - particularly Qais and Laith Qazali, as well as Ali Mussa Daqduq - be released."

Negotiations between the administration and the Asaib al-Haq terror network have been ongoing; Oais Qazali may be released next. The initial exchange was for the corpses of two murdered British citizens.  Suspiciously, it was an act unsolicited by the British.  There are other motivations at work here and one can only speculate at what trade offs, if any, Obama hoped to make.  

The maddening question is how an American President could allow the release of such men?  With the blood of our brave young on their hands they will surely return to their vile work. How much more American and Iraqi blood will be spilt? What kind of ideological madness made this seem like a good idea to the amateurs in the White House?  Can they truly be so blind to the horrific consequences of releasing terrorists for hostages, alive or dead?  Can they be so naive to believe that Asaib al-Haq will stop the terror it is sworn to carry out?  Or do they hate our soldiers so completely they do not care?  

Read the whole article and pass it on.  Spread it far and wide.  This cannot stand.
The Obama Administration has betrayed this nation's servicemen and women.  It has sold our soldiers lives for a pittance for short term political expediency.  Sold so cheaply in fact, that the most heinous crimes, kidnapping, torture and murder, are forgotten, their perpetrators set free. It has set the stage for the killing of brave young Americans and countless innocents. 
 
On today's National Review Online, Andrew C. McCarthy has a piece entitled "Negotiating with Terrorists" which outlines the outrageous actions of this President.   It should bring a firestorm of anger against the craven and traitorous officials behind this decision.  It should make Americans realize just what kind of people are in the White House.

"On Jan. 20, 2007, five American soldiers were killed and three seriously wounded in Iraq. As Bill Roggio relates at the Long War Journal, it was a daring operation: a twelve-man terrorist team disguised as U.S. servicemen attacked our troops as they held a previously arranged meeting with local officials in Karbala. Four of the soldiers were alive when they were abducted from the scene. They were handcuffed and murdered in a remote location when the coalition forces attempting to rescue them closed in. "

The operation was certainly the work of  the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps who along with Hezbollah was responsible for killing 19 members of the United States Air Force at the Kobar Towers in Saudi Arabia years earlier.  A few months later three men, Qais Qazali, Laith Qazali and Ali Mussa Daqduq were captured along with documents that confirmed they were agents of Iran responsible for organizing and directing terror cells in Iraq.  Hundreds of US servicemen and women and thousands of innocent Iraqis died horribly because of them.  McCarthy continues:

"About two weeks ago, the Obama administration released Laith Qazali after extensive negotiations with the Asaib al-Haq terror network. That network has long been in negotiations with the fledgling Iraqi government, dangling the possibility of laying down its arms, renouncing violence, and integrating into Iraqi society, provided that its top members - particularly Qais and Laith Qazali, as well as Ali Mussa Daqduq - be released."

Negotiations between the administration and the Asaib al-Haq terror network have been ongoing; Oais Qazali may be released next. The initial exchange was for the corpses of two murdered British citizens.  Suspiciously, it was an act unsolicited by the British.  There are other motivations at work here and one can only speculate at what trade offs, if any, Obama hoped to make.  

The maddening question is how an American President could allow the release of such men?  With the blood of our brave young on their hands they will surely return to their vile work. How much more American and Iraqi blood will be spilt? What kind of ideological madness made this seem like a good idea to the amateurs in the White House?  Can they truly be so blind to the horrific consequences of releasing terrorists for hostages, alive or dead?  Can they be so naive to believe that Asaib al-Haq will stop the terror it is sworn to carry out?  Or do they hate our soldiers so completely they do not care?  

Read the whole article and pass it on.  Spread it far and wide.  This cannot stand.