June 3, 2014
Why is the left defending the swap of 5 terrorists for a deserter?
I am shaking my head in wonder this morning at the manner in which some on the left seem determined to defend the administration's swap of 5 Gitmo terrorists - who shortly will be back killing Americans - for an admitted America hater and deserter. In order to carry water for President Obama, the left has had to ignore the obvious and raise strawmen regarding Bergdahl's status, while positing fanciful theories about why the terrorists would have been freed anyway. First, Michael Tomasky writing in the Daily Beast: Buckle up: The right is going to try to turn the Taliban prisoner swap for ‘deserter’ Bowe Bergdahl into a Willie Horton moment for the president—and they’ll ride it to January 2017. Why the scare quotes around the word "deserter"? The evidence is overwhelming that Sgt. Bergdahl went over the wall. Whether he defected or not is in question. Whether he collaborated with the enemy is also unknown at this point. But...(Read Full Post)