As Twitchy reported, “sleazebag” Sen. Murphy attacked critics of the Obama administration’s trade of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for the release of five Taliban leaders as “Obama haters.”

Are Pentagon officials “Obama haters” too, Dems?

Why did they advise against it? The reason is chilling.

Dangerous incompetence and the repercussions are beyond frightening.

Truth and the real world is hard for the Obama administration. To be fair, the real world is hard to see when ensconced in an ivory tower.

But, hey, smear the brave members of our military instead, right White House? You see, the White House has now taken to smearing brave members of our military by claiming they are trying to “swift boat” Bergdahl.

Shaddup and make the White House a sammich.


‘Wow!’ And so it begins: White House smears vets, claims ‘swift boating’ of Bergdahl

Twitchy coverage of Bowe Bergdahl

  • TheAmishDude

    Those 5 were the Taliban’s Pentagon.

    • Ariadnea

      Incompetence, arrogance, and stupidity are the best one can say about Obama’s chain of deceptions, abhorrent actions, and inaction. The worse would be hard to contemplate, as it would mean intentional destruction and fall of the US.

      • OmaJohn

        The left continues with their idiotic straw-man argument of “well, you just don’t like Obama, nothing he does can make you happy.”

        Whether that’s true or false means nothing, since my goal isn’t to complain to myself. I’m telling them what he did that was wrong. The fact that I don’t like him is now a means for them to support him no matter what.

        That’s all the left has left, now. Their guy simply has to be someone I don’t like, and he’s perfect. Their entire purpose is to smite me, to their own self destruction.

        What a bunch of narrow-minded idiots.

      • Lila

        He has proved time and again that he intends the destruction and fall of the US. The act of releasing these 5 dream team terrorists is the latest in the chain, and is incomprehensible to any thinking American. He has turned loose a genie that can not be put back in the bottle. Even if they stay a year in Qatar, they are an inspiration to terrorists everywhere. The blood of any military or civilian at the hands of a terrorist from this point forward will be on Obama’s hands.

      • Don Meaker

        Obama trifecta of incompetence, arrogance and stupidity led to release of Taliban Pentagon.

        I think it is intentional. He is doing everything wrong, and just by accident he would get a few right, if he was really trying.

        • susan

          aiding and abetting the enemy is an act of treason!

      • RJohnston

        He is not incompetent, he is a domestic enemy. Its so evident I don’t understand how any one can not see it.

    • jr565

      And our one was the lowest of the low.

    • prado4587

      Nobama should’ve learned from the Israelis. They were able to get rid of more than 1,000 Hamas terrorists in exchange for one IDF soldier. Nobama must be impeached now.

      • mike boles

        When will everyone learn, Obama can’t be impeached. The fear of race riots alone is enough to scare the Republicans. But the real reason is, as long as Harry is in charge of the Senate, Obama’s hiney is covered. never going to happen.
        If GOP wins back both side of Congress, different story, but then the race card will rear it’s ugly head!

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    And it’s no sweat off 0’s brow, either.

    We will not allow a white flag planted on her soil…
    OLLPOH ~ Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness
    (Mr. and Mrs.)

    • conservativechick

      The Pentagon and DOD officials opposed the trade is this– one says it is “like handing over 5 4-star generals of the Taliban.” Obama being Obama… does it anyway. ARROGANT you know what!

      • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

        And that he is!!!!

        We will not allow a white flag planted on her soil…
        OLLPOH ~ Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness
        (Mr. and Mrs.)

  • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

    Obama doesn’t care. All he cared about was that he had the chance to free 5 Taliban leaders.

    • Brian Johnson


    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      and tweak our nose in the process.

      We will not allow a white flag planted on her soil…
      OLLPOH ~ Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness
      (Mr. and Mrs.)

      • Suzyqpie

        The pluperfect “tweak” was Bergdahl Dad’s diatribe, in arabic, praising allah at the White House. The arabic praise to allah was staged, approved, and apparently, enjoyed by Pres 0bama. Stunning….really.

        • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

          Extremely Stunning. As Robert (Bowe’s father) was praising what Bowe was doing in helping the Afghanie people. How do you help the Afghanie people if you are in captivity by the Taliban? These people are all in this together.

          • James Azanza

            I hope they all migrate to Afghanistan. Think of how much more help they can provide them if they were actually there! And the president walks arm in arm with them…….shameful, just shameful. He is NOT my president . He is and always has been Mr. Obama to me.

          • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

            We definitely agree, sir!

            We will not allow a white flag planted on her soil…
            OLLPOH ~ Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness
            (Mr. and Mrs.)

          • Jake77

            He was praising “allah” on the white house lawn! If that is not rubbing it in America’s face, what was? This was intentional and Obama orchestrated it !

          • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

            Oh most definitely. . .He plays his Saul Alinsky Rules for Rads game and Card Game to get under our skin, like we all have never, ever seen before. And he won’t stop either. He’s hoping that he can push all of us to the brink of a civil war so that he can declare Marshall Law. This is a very, very sick man and crew, and could care less, how anyone else, feels, thinks, or believes. He is a Marxist Megalomaniac Communist Fascist Totalitarian Thug. He’s daring, daring Congress to impeach him, because he thinks his skin will save him. He despised this country before he went into the Illinois Senate, because Harvard and the FBI ran his father out of this country and back to Kenya, because he was declared a polygamist, and was running around with his mother. . .he’s had revenge on his brain all his life….

            He’s lived in America using her up, in any way shape form or fashion, that he can…

            We will not allow a white flag planted on her soil…
            OLLPOH ~ Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness
            (Mr. and Mrs.)

          • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

            Bob Bergdahl sounds to me like one of those Liberal Multi-Culturists who wants “One World, one love, etc.” But with people like that, we’re only gonna get oppressed into something we don’t want! Jawamax 8<{D}

    • MemorialDime

      That’s why he “freed” Bergdahl, instead of, say, the Marine being held in Mexico.

      • Michael Bird

        Maybe we can send back 400,000 – 500,000 “undocumented aliens” in exchange for the Marine…seems fair to me.

        • OmaJohn

          The marine in Mexico is probably actually worth saving — and it might actually be ‘saving’ rather than ‘returning from whence he came’ (big contrast, there).

          If he’s worth saving, Obama won’t lift a finger for him.

          • smokey smoke


            by this i mean

            democrats knew they were going to say the right is AGAINST BOWE AND THE RETURN OF OUR TROOPS CAUSE THEY HATE OBAMA…

            and the right would then complain about the return of the 5 taliban commanders because they hate obama


            obama saves a POW, and the right only attacks obama for it, WHAT DOES THE RIGHT HATE THE TROOPS THEY WOULD SAY…

            well it blew up in their faces, no pun intended… so we can see what obama is willing to do FOR ONE POLITICAL VICTORY… RELEASE THE WORST OF THE WORST THAT WE ARE HOLDING in prison, in hopes to create a media narrative that people only oppose him for politics…


          • James Azanza

            All the Marine has to do is say some bad things about America and Obama will come running to the rescue. It worked for Bergdahl.

        • MegynKelly’sCrookedNose

          BREAKING: FOX News correspondent Jim Angle forever sheds objectivity for one-night flirt with RNC talking points, using rescue of American marine as political football to trash Obama

          • James Azanza

            The difference between Angle and most other Democrat a… kissing journalists on other networks is that Angle is on a network that America actually watches in large numbers (and supports)! Bravo Angle.

    • OmaJohn

      And get public scrutiny off of the VA scandal that he botched completely. As he botches so many things.

    • Ruth

      And get people talking about something else instead of the VA scandal.

      • mrspinky85

        People wouldn’t be able to get so distracted from the terrible things going on in this country if they actually cared. I thought something was weird with Benghazi from day one and have not let it go because I want the truth. People will work towards things or remember things they care about.

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        That’s their M.O…. A New Scandal every week (or so) to cover up any previous scandals, so we’ll forget them… BUT WE WON’T FORGET THEM! Jawamax 8<{D}

      • mike boles

        Did a good job there. No one in Media is talking about VA scandal now. Barely mentioned on Fox too.

    • freeinaz

      Obama and his minions thought this would be a good idea to get the focus off the VA scandal, but all they did was create another one. These people have got to be the most ignorant and incompetent fools to ever occupy the white house., especially Obama.

  • thedumbblonde

    It’s like trading the Joint Chiefs for a sailor that jumped overboard.

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      With the current cabinet . . . I might go for that trade.

    • Perso Nasplit

      Sailors that choose to jump over, and yes, it does happen unfortunately, chose suicide. This deserter chose to aid the enemy, even if just by becoming a hostage and trading his life for the 5.

      • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

        And I’d go so far as to conclude that a president who chooses to trade 5 of the enemy for one soldier who aided the enemy, is likely aiding the enemy himself.

        • thedumbblonde

          Material support to the enemy.

          • CO2 Producer

            Played perfectly into the Taliban Recruitment Initiative.

          • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

            I wonder if this means that the leftwing moonbats will have to stop calling the Tea Party the “Tealiban”. Now that O appears to be a sympathizer of the Taliban, maybe someone on their side can explain the difference between the tea party and the taliban to the lefty town criers.

          • Melissa Royal Marhatta

            One could only “hope”….. However, no matter how many simplistic pictures drawn to explain the difference between the two so they could understand? Bush.

        • OmaJohn

          If the soldier *wasn’t* an enemy, the soldier would likely be pissed. If I saw my friends dying fighting these dirtbags, and I got captured, and they released five high profile dirtbag leaders to get me back, I’d feel glad for myself but see my buddies lives as lost for nothing. Basically they all died, and countless others, to get me out of hell.

          Not a choice a soldier should have to make.

          A choice a leader should know better than to go the way the Obama administration has gone.

          He did it solely to take away scrutiny of the VA debacle and his horribly incompetent handling of it.

          Odd how the mainstream media lets such insanity go with a Democrat President. Can’t attack the Golden Child.

  • desicon

    Let us see, Obama, John Kerry & Chuck Hagel, does anyone see pro American here?

    • Perso Nasplit

      a fundamentally transformed america maybe, but not one with rule of law and the Constitution.

    • WisconsinPatriot

      Nope. Those are the three FINEST rope salesmen in existance today.

  • aztectrumpet

    Not only are they freeing 5 top leaders, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this energized the Taliban and people rally around the people who survived the American dogs captivity. Not to mention the thoughts others have had that maybe they will kidnap people to make more trades like this.

  • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

    Gee, the usual group of Obama cheer-trolls on this site sure has been quiet lately…

    • MyrmidoNOT

      …”celebrate” the civility.

      They’re ‘off’ (?) reading the really-really “thick” playbook,
      trying to sort out the squirrels/scandals/talking-points…

      • mrspinky85

        I almost can’t wait to see how they spin this. All I got so far is one chick over at saying the soldiers calling bergdahl a deserter are just gossiping.

        Edit: for spelling

        • MyrmidoNOT

          …”will be interesting” when all the interviews are held, and the consensus is known. Those who served ‘know’ the facts-on-the-ground, as they unfolded. Will make for an interesting contrast to the obfuscating/deflecting kool-aid drinkers.
          THEN we’ll see who is ‘gos-sipping’…

        • OmaJohn

          When they can’t win with reality (read: all the time) they have to make junk up. Conjecture is better than reality when it serves their purposes.

          • mrspinky85

            I don’t try to make biased or partisan opinions/comments. But, when I go look at the left’s reaction to current events its always the same: the defend Obama no matter what, blame republicans or make excuses. I don’t call myself a republican because they make me mad too. Yet, I just don’t understand this dying loyalty to the left because they promise stuff/ or maybe did something 40 years ago. They don’t even deliver half the time. I don’t understand.

          • Humanary Stew

            End justify the means.

          • Ryan Schneider.

            So many boomers who would have to face the horror of how utterly wasted their lives have been, and how they should have listened to their parents…there would be a lot of suicides over night if they and their children had the terrible epiphany you are hoping for. I would try to lead as many to salvation as I could, that like Ebenezer Scrooge, it is never too late to change. The number one problem with boomers since they were in Jr. High is how they drown out every thing they don’t like with their collective voice.

          • Ryan Schneider.

            I do not mean “terrible” in the modern negative sense, but in the classical, wrath of God sense.

    • WisconsinPatriot

      …..all waiing for the new “minimum wage” to kick in.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    At least Milt Pappas-for-Frank Robinson had the benefit of Pappas being a so-so pitcher for a few years after. Bergdahl isn’t even Milt Pappas.

    • Matthew Koch

      What about Ernie Broglio for Lou Brock?

      Or Steve Carlton for Rick Wise?

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        The thing of the Milt-for-Robbie trade was that Frank Robinson won the Triple Crown that year, while Pappas had an off-year, pitching .500 with a 4+ ERA.

    • Jeffrey Rogers

      More like Steve Bartman

    • Matthew Koch

      Obama is like the Kansas City A’s owners who deliberately turned their squad into a New York Yankees farm team. They sold away most of their good players, directly to the Yankees, sabotaging their own franchise and benefitting another team.

      In other words, they ensured that their team was dreadful.

  • Grandson Of TheGrumpus

    5 4-stars?

    The old-fashioned kind—

    Or the current “we can’t let Ft Worth interfere w/diversity!” ain’t-worth-pissing-into-the-wind-to-keep, ‘bama-brownnose, ?couldn’t find their butt w/both hands, mirrors, spotters, gps, recon, and a map!!? modern kind?

    If the latter, it’s not so bad…

  • mrspinky85

    The WH doesn’t honor a group of veterans to honor a deserter. Yet, we are suppose to believe they care about the Va issues.

    • Utopia Can Never be Achieved

      You got that right. Also, how can a supposed “POW” who was known to voluntarily cross over to the enemy still receive promotions? What does that tell our other men and women in the military who work so hard? The effects of this latest fiasco will go far an wide.

      • Linda

        The key phrase: “known to voluntarily cross over”…that hasn’t been proved yet. All that’s been proved was that he walked away from camp.

        • Michael Bird

          Keep trying to spin/deflect/deny Linda. When even “your” news outlets (CNN, NBC, CBS, etc.) are reporting findings that he was a deserter and had renounced his citizenship and expressed his disdain for his country…let’s just say that where there’s smoke…you know the rest.

          • Linda

            You’ll notice that they’ll say “alleged, allegedly” because it is NOT a given that he was a deserter and renounced his citizenship. It may very well be that he is all those things. But, there is also this phenomenon called “herd effect, bandwagon, groupthink.” Does that mean that people are conscious of that? Not always.

            I believe that Bergdahl’s platoon members believe what they are saying. But we cannot discount that they have not taken what they saw with their own eyes and heard with their own ears and projected that into something more.

            One article I read today by some high ranking military officer doubted that, other than two specific incidents, the soldiers killed during the time they were looking for Bergdahl could definitely be tied to them having to look. But from those isolated in a hostile environment, it’s not too hard to understand how those soldiers could, with all the heart and soul, believe that it was Bergdahl’s fault.

            We will not know the full facts until there is a court-martial hearing.

          • Michael Bird

            I’ll grant you that…we shouldn’t jump to conclusions until all the facts are gathered. However, one facet of this story which is already proven fact is the law-breaking of the administration to negotiate the release/transfer of the Talibani prisoners in Gitmo without proper notification of Congress. Me 1976 does make a good point, but again, let’s not draw our own conclusions without getting all the facts out in the open.

          • Linda

            It’s up to Congress to deal with the administration over breaking that 30-day law break.

          • OmaJohn

            All the facts will never be known by us. What we hear now is likely the extreme majority of what we’ll ever know. This will be swallowed by the bureaucracy. They’ll cherry pick other information (facts and heresay) to feed to us to guide overall opinion to agree with them, but we probably wont read anything detailed.

            Even if made available to us, most of us wont take the time. I find it difficult to give proper time to research on these things (which bothers me when someone on the opposite side walks in with a bunch of references and fast-talking, that I can’t slow them down and destroy the points they’re making, but other things take priority in my life).

            To hinge on the ‘allegedly’ is to imply that any one of the claims could be false. That’s reasonable, at face value.

            To disregard *all* the ‘alleged’ facts is foolhardy.

          • mrspinky85

            They need a hearing to prove what people saw, the ones they will call for witness testimony, are saying they saw. OK.

          • Linda


        • QueenB

          Keeping the civility going (lol)……why didn’t they kill him then? I mean, they seem to kill anyone else they capture, so why was he kept alive for 5 years? I could see thinking they could use him as a bargaining chip, but when he was taken or walked over or whatever, we hadn’t done a swap like that before, so why would they think it would work at all, let alone for 5 commanders?

          • Linda

            Reasonable questions. But answers right now are simply speculation. His father is rather suspicious, so maybe they were using him as a bargaining chip with his father, thinking that dad could put more pressure on our govt. Speculation, too, but possible.

  • mrspinky85

    We only got 1 retired General for 40 dead veterans.

  • bigal64

    Obamas been cleaning out the military to put in place HIS military for quite time time now .

  • constitutionminded

    Follow the money, it leads to the White House.

  • Jeffrey Rogers

    It is obvious they have been saving this “moment of opportunity” for quite a while. They were taking tremendous heat over the VA, so they pulled this “we saved a soldier from certain death” card out from the bottom of the deck. Too bad it turned out to be the joker and not an ace.

    • Kawfy

      Obama couldn’t pick a winner if it slapped him in the face. He has the anti-midas touch

  • Kawfy

    Obama doesn’t care…He made sure he has a lifetime security detail….the rest of us poor SOB’s….well we just have to wing it with these jihadis on the loose.

  • Jefferson Tea Party

    I like to refer to them as boomerangs. I know Harry Reid et al, are “glad to get rid of these guys”, but they didn’t.

  • castlemonster

    This trade is completely insane but something tells me that five generals who were captured alive and spent the last decade in the Gitmo resort aren’t going to be thrust into top positions in Al Qaeda. More likely, they’ll be fitted for suicide belts, and they have all the suicide bombers they need, anyway. I’m beginning to think it’s a wash, logistically. Four less mouths to feed. But, symbolically, (and, one would hope, politically) it’s an atrocity of epic proportions. A dozen good soldiers lost their lives trying to un-AWOL this sack of diarrhea. And as far as the public knows five mini- Bin Laden’s have been unleashed on the world. If there are good optics in here somewhere, I can’t imagine whose eyes could register them.

    • QueenB

      From what I’m hearing today, they’re living the life, without restriction in Qatar right now.

      • castlemonster

        Yeah, I guess they’ll be too useful for propaganda purposes to be squandered on suicide bombing. Symbols of a great victory over the American Satan.

  • Linda

    If Angle’s assertions are true, then Obama will indeed have to fess up to wrongdoing.

    • Kawfy

      Never in a million years would Obama say he did anything wrong. He is simply incapable of accepting blame for anything. He is a man-child and it is ALWAYS someone else’s fault…ALWAYS

      • Perry

        Blame White guilt, those who told him whatever he wanted to hear to prove to themselves they weren’t racist, and Affirmative Action for putting him in positions he didn’t earn. Don’t leave out the MSM who shills for him and acts all giddy around him. Dude believes the BS.

      • Utopia Can Never be Achieved

        He will only apologize to other countries on behalf of the U.S. He will never admit his own guilt. I guess that might be a trait for those who eat dogs.

    • QueenB

      He should, but he never will. Not ever.

  • LegalizeShemp

    Remember, liberals aren’t just an interesting alternative curiosity, they are very, very dangerous and get people killed because of their idiotic policies.

  • ConservativeTexan

    Maybe we can swap O’bummer for Dear Leader – heck right now we’d come out ahead.

  • LegalizeShemp

    The saying used to be “like a kid in a candy store”, now it’s “like Maureen Dowd in a Colorado candy store.”

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. As long as it suits my needs and the needs of my party.

  • Marvin Nelson

    Somewhere, a middle school is missing a group of teenagers who appear to be running the country (into the ground).

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      Is it me or is that the premise of an Eighties movie.

  • Terry West

    Gosh, I wish they would NOW let the adults back in charge!

    • DG

      It begins Nov. of this year, and continues through the end of 2016.

  • Red Fred

    Pentagon, Smentagon,I’m the President, and I don’t take orders. Low approval ratings! I’ll give a reason for some ratings.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      “Not a smidgen of disagreement.”

  • BoscoBolt

    IMPEACH obama NOW – there is no other choice.

  • jim

    I believe that Obama should be held responsible for every life that is lost when these terrorists go back to killing and directing the death of incents. As soon as the first person dies, I say he should be held responsible for it. He should immediately be thrown out of office an thrown in prison simple as that. A life sentence (or the death penalty) for every innocent person that dies as a result of his incompetence.

  • Noneya

    The true colors are showing.

    • DG

      And red, white and blue, they ain’t.

      • LegalizeShemp

        Simply Red

        • DG

          You’re right. My mistake.

  • genjac3213

    But what about Benghazi?

    • QueenB

      Yes, we would like to get to the bottom of that as well. And the IRS. And Fast and Furious. And everything at the VA. Lots of things to get to the bottom of.

      • DG

        The Republican President is going to have his (or her) hands full starting in January of 2017, cleaning up Obama’s mess.

        • dot_bat

          the state of our nation is the result of the policies of both parties,
          blame shared equally around. The social workers, business people and
          lawyers that inhabit our govt have killed the country. Govt isnt a
          business nor is it a platform for the social workers “great american
          experiment” that we are seeing now with immigration and the like. we
          need a president that will work for the interests of the citizens of the
          USA and only that. I dont hear that from any potential candidate of
          either party, any party really, nor have i heard it in the last 30 years. we have had 12 years of the bushs 10 years of clinton and barry and its only worse. so republican, democrat, tea party, whatever its all crap

          • DG

            You used a lot of words and space to essentially say:

            “I’m defeated. I quit.”

          • dot_bat

            not really. if someone comes on the scene that actually intends to do something about unemployment, fraud, illegal immigration and the myriad of other problems i would consider them. but as it stands im not optimistic. if one contender would use the actual numbers for unemployment and all the other happy statistics i would be interested. for example the “happy number” for unemploment is 7.9 or there abouts. the actual number is roughly, conservatively 250,000 per week, 1 million per month, 12 million per year is about 60 million since 2008. this is without “seasonal adjusments”, the birth/death rate of new business and so many other adjustments the govt makes to statistics of all kinds. sorry for the wordiness

          • DG

            Happy Trails to you, friend.

      • St Reformed

        The Autocrat’s Guide to Handling a Scandal:
        1) Simply declare publicly that “the debate is over”; if that fails then…
        2) Call the media Thought Police who will forever label your opponents as “racists”; if that fails then…
        3) Blame George Bush; if that fails then…
        4) Call Lois Lerner.

  • LegalizeShemp

    “Giving money and power to politicians is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenagers” PJ O’ Rourke

  • pairadimes

    In order for the growing USSA corporate police state to continue to sell the ‘fear the terrorists’ meme, the police state needs to be sure there is a constant supply of terrorists doing fearful things. One way to do that is to release the worst of those in captivity. The idea of a prisoner exchange gives them cover for doing so. Without a credible threat, how will the police state continue to build the military and intelligence apparatus with which they will control the domestic population?

    • BO_stinks

      corporations haven’t been the one’s that have horrified humanity with their ways and means, BIG GOVERNMENT has been the one, check out the 20th century- hundreds of millions dead, not from corporations but BIG GOVERNMENT. Let’s ignore the gnat and go after the REDWOOD.

  • alanstorm

    The Obama 5 – on tour again!

    (Like the Jackson 5, but with a more . . . PERCUSSIVE sound.)

    • Perso Nasplit

      ticket sales are EXPLODING! come see them while there still here!

    • susandiane0351

      The Obama 5 will be performing their hit record “I Want You Back” in honor of their biggest fan, Bowe Bergdahl.

  • Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I really wish these people would go on the record.

  • RSnyder

    So…is this a scandal yet? Harf of Heft or Harft or whateverhernameis over at State sez no. Trying to figure out the ‘Fact Pattern’. In the meantime, she assures us that ‘they’ are ‘caring for Bergdahl’s family’; which means catching the express lanes at the VA?
    Americans, generally, seem a little confused about this ‘deal’; the military, less than happy -with good reason it would seem, and the Taliban are celebrating.
    In America 2.0, that’s a win!

  • jtak101

    This Country needs some adult supervision..SOON!!!

  • Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I’ve been trying to wade through the law and my eyes are crossing. Does anyone know the specific area of the law that refers to the 30-day swap rule?

    • Jeff Batz

      It is in section 1033.


      Requirements for certifications relating to the transfer of detainees at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to foreign countries and other foreign entities(a)

      Certification required prior to transfer(1)

      In general

      Except as provided in paragraph (2) and subsection (d), the Secretary of Defense may not use any amounts authorized to be appropriated or otherwise available to the Department of Defense to transfer, during the period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act and ending on December 31, 2014, any individual detained at Guantanamo to the custody or control of the individual’s country of origin, any other foreign country, or any other foreign entity unless the Secretary submits to Congress the certification described in subsection (b) not later than 30 days before the transfer of the individual.(2)


      Paragraph (1) shall not apply to any action taken by the Secretary to transfer any individual detained at Guantanamo to effectuate an order affecting the disposition of the individual that is issued by a court or competent tribunal of the United States having lawful jurisdiction (which the Secretary shall notify Congress of promptly after issuance).(b)


      A certification described in this subsection is a written certification made by the Secretary of Defense, with the concurrence of the Secretary of State and in consultation with the Director of National Intelligence, that—(1)

      the government of the foreign country or the recognized leadership of the foreign entity to which the individual detained at Guantanamo is to be transferred—(A)

      is not a designated state sponsor of terrorism or a designated foreign terrorist organization;(B)

      maintains control over each detention facility in which the individual is to be detained if the individual is to be housed in a detention facility;(C)

      is not, as of the date of the certification, facing a threat that is likely to substantially affect its ability to exercise control over the individual;(D)

      has taken or agreed to take effective actions to ensure that the individual cannot take action to threaten the United States, its citizens, or its allies in the future;(E)

      has taken or agreed to take such actions as the Secretary of Defense determines are necessary to ensure that the individual cannot engage or reengage in any terrorist activity; and(F)

      has agreed to share with the United States any information that—(i)

      is related to the individual or any associates of the individual; and(ii)

      could affect the security of the United States, its citizens, or its allies; and(2)

      includes an assessment, in classified or unclassified form, of the capacity, willingness, and past practices (if applicable) of the foreign country or entity in relation to the Secretary’s certifications.(c)

      Prohibition in cases of prior confirmed recidivism(1)


      Except as provided in paragraph (2) and subsection (d), the Secretary of Defense may not use any amounts authorized to be appropriated or otherwise made available to the Department of Defense to transfer any individual detained at Guantanamo to the custody or control of the individual’s country of origin, any other foreign country, or any other foreign entity if there is a confirmed case of any individual who was detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, at any time after September 11, 2001, who was transferred to such foreign country or entity and subsequently engaged in any terrorist activity.(2)


      Paragraph (1) shall not apply to any action taken by the Secretary to transfer any individual detained at Guantanamo to effectuate an order affecting the disposition of the individual that is issued by a court or competent tribunal of the United States having lawful jurisdiction (which the Secretary shall notify Congress of promptly after issuance).(d)

      National security waiver(1)

      In general

      The Secretary of Defense may waive the applicability to a detainee transfer of a certification requirement specified in subparagraph (D) or (E) of subsection (b)(1) or the prohibition in subsection (c), if the Secretary certifies the rest of the criteria required by subsection (b) for transfers prohibited by subsection (c) and, with the concurrence of the Secretary of State and in consultation with the Director of National Intelligence, determines that—(A)

      alternative actions will be taken to address the underlying purpose of the requirement or requirements to be waived;(B)

      in the case of a waiver of subparagraph (D) or (E) of subsection (b)(1), it is not possible to certify that the risks addressed in the paragraph to be waived have been completely eliminated, but the actions to be taken under subparagraph (A) will substantially mitigate such risks with regard to the individual to be transferred;(C)

      in the case of a waiver of subsection (c), the Secretary has considered any confirmed case in which an individual who was transferred to the country subsequently engaged in terrorist activity, and the actions to be taken under subparagraph (A) will substantially mitigate the risk of recidivism with regard to the individual to be transferred; and(D)

      the transfer is in the national security interests of the United States.(2)


      Whenever the Secretary makes a determination under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall submit to the appropriate committees of Congress, not later than 30 days before the transfer of the individual concerned, the following:(A)

      A copy of the determination and the waiver concerned.(B)

      A statement of the basis for the determination, including—(i)

      an explanation why the transfer is in the national security interests of the United States;(ii)

      in the case of a waiver of subparagraph (D) or (E) of subsection (b)(1), an explanation why it is not possible to certify that the risks addressed in the paragraph to be waived have been completely eliminated; and(iii)

      a classified summary of—(I)

      the individual’s record of cooperation while in the custody of or under the effective control of the Department of Defense; and(II)

      the agreements and mechanisms in place to provide for continuing cooperation.(C)

      A summary of the alternative actions to be taken to address the underlying purpose of, and to mitigate the risks addressed in, the paragraph or subsection to be waived.(D)

      The assessment required by subsection (b)(2).(e)

      Record of cooperation

      In assessing the risk that an individual detained at Guantanamo will engage in terrorist activity or other actions that could affect the security of the United States if released for the purpose of making a certification under subsection (b) or a waiver under subsection (d), the Secretary of Defense may give favorable consideration to any such individual—(1)

      who has substantially cooperated with United States intelligence and law enforcement authorities, pursuant to a pre-trial agreement, while in the custody of or under the effective control of the Department of Defense; and(2)

      for whom agreements and effective mechanisms are in place, to the extent relevant and necessary, to provide for continued cooperation with United States intelligence and law enforcement authorities.



      In this section:(1)

      The term appropriate committees of Congress means—(A)

      the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Foreign Relations, and the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate; and(B)

      the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives.(2)

      The term individual detained at Guantanamo means any individual located at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as of October 1, 2009, who—(A)

      is not a citizen of the United States or a member of the Armed Forces of the United States; and(B)


      in the custody or under the control of the Department of Defense; or(ii)

      otherwise under detention at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.(3)

      The term foreign terrorist organization means any organization so designated by the Secretary of State under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1189).

      • Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        WOO HOO!! You’re awesome, thank you so much!!! 😀

  • barrycooper

    This is not incompetence. Obama wants the. Taliban to win. The word is treason.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Obama wanted people to stop talking about the VA scandal. Be careful what you wish for, huh?

    I look forward to the inevitable liberal spin/deflection. In the mean time, I’m gonna turn it over the guys in Starfleet:

  • susandiane0351

    On last night’s “O’Reilly Factor” Charles Krauthammer was of the opinion that Obama was right in trading the five Taliban for Bergdahl, that it was the best deal that could be brokered. He brought up that Israel has traded thousands of their enemy prisoners for just one of their own. Krauthammer is usually critical of what Obama does. Any thoughts on what he had to say on this topic?

    • BO_stinks

      he’s not always right

    • Nan231

      Yep the people Israel traded for were not senior officers they were probably enlistees that just cost more to keep imprisoned than to give them back. Israel would never trade top level people like Obama did. Obama just wanted to free these guys so they could fight again, Bergdahl is just a cover for his actions. There has to be some trade-off somewhere, like campaign cash or something, we just haven’t found it yet. I bet Valerie Jarrett or Hillary could clue us in.

    • Thale Taxurfeet

      “Charles Krauthammer was of the opinion that Obama was right in trading
      the five Taliban for Bergdahl, that it was the best deal that could be

      Krauthammer’s elaborated point was, IIRC, The West values the life of the individual so much so that we are always at a disadvantage when attempting to negotiate a prisoner swap with the Religion of Pieces. That being that we, the West, will do whatever is necessary to secure the safe release of one of our own.

      Agree or disagree, K’s observation is a fairly accurate assessment of where we, The West are if /when we enter into negotiations with the ROP’ers.

      • susandiane0351

        Now that I think about it, you’ve remembered correctly about the point Krauthammer was trying to make last night.

        • Nan231

          Krauthammer is confusing a POW with an AWOL soldier. Berdahl was never listed as a POW.

          • Thale Taxurfeet

            “Krauthammer is confusing a POW with an AWOL soldier. Berdahl was never listed as a POW.”

            Did he? I thought Krauthammer admitted that the deserter was not a POW in the sense that I and apparently you would use the term, yet K staked out his ground on the principle of the assumption that the deserter was a U.S. soldier… Alleged renunciations of the soldier’s Oath, and even no longer wanting to be a U.S. citizen notwithstanding.

            Yeah, I think I’ll have to disagree with K’s conclusion that the deal –trading five General Staff level mutts to the taliban for one deserter– was necessary.

            Just think, if those who served with the deserter had not taken a stand against being held to the NDA’s they were forced into while serving, we might never have heard of this man’s actions…

          • Nan231

            I too think he mentioned his status notwithstanding, but this is too much, especially from a President who doesn’t value life in anyway, shape or form. K’s wrong on this one, previous circumstances have been quite different.

      • E Quilibrate

        Whether or not I agree, It’s something we have to live with. So many
        times I would like to behave like the enemy, I think I haven’t the stomach for it.

  • Chrisput

    We are the enemy to his cabal. When will most of us get this?

  • GordonFla

    If Hitler had captured General George Patton, General George Marshall, General Douglas MacArthur, General Mark W. Clark, and Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower…
    Would he trade them for Sergeant Schultz ?

  • rsticks

    Now why would the COC listen to the Pentagon? What do they know? The King is so much smarter then everybody else

  • AmazonRedHead

    That State Department spokesbi*** has the NERVE to say the guys on the ground “don’t know what they’re talking about”? Like the State Dept., from their OFFICES in WASHINGTON have BETTER INFORMATION than the men who SERVED WITH BERGDHAL, LIVED WITH HIM, TRUSTED HIM.

    Go home, you blonde mouthpiece. YOU’RE DRUNK.

    • Thale Taxurfeet

      “Go home, you blonde mouthpiece. YOU’RE DRUNK.”

      That is about the nicest way I can imagine the message being said.

  • BAW

    Besides it being incredibly distasteful when the left tries to use the military to score political points, besides that their care and concern and support is almost universally a lie, it’s cringe worthy because they always get it wrong. They don’t understand those who serve honorably and they don’t understand what it is we support, honor, admire, and respect. I don’t understand them but I know they just do not get it, at all.

  • viShuSPork

    A comparison given by Rachel Maddow suggests Jessica Lynch (injured within a convoy) shouldn’t have been worthy of rescue if Bergdahl (wandering with intent) isn’t. I’m not sayin’ any soldier should be left behind, but I admit desertion or treason should be dealt with accordingly. Apples to horse manure.

    • E Quilibrate

      Road apples.

    • stellatruman

      dealt with according , and I am pretty confident that shouldn’t include releasing 5 top taliban officials in exchange fro a traitor

  • laura_PH

    It’s not incompetence. It’s purposeful.

    • Thale Taxurfeet

      “It’s not incompetence. It’s purposeful.”

      I’ve just about settled on their being willful in their incompetence…

      But that’s just my opinion. YMMV.

  • AmericanwithoutaK

    The Laughing Stock of the World…SnOjoBAMA and his Cabinet!

  • Barb J

    Our Beloved Dictator will empty Gitmo. He said he would. Of course he has said a lot of things but this he promised his base. No Keystone Pipeline. State run healthcare. Cap N Trade. Redistribution of wealth. Power to the unions. Death of opposite party (parties). Constitution dismantled.

  • deimos19

    If I was in charge, I would have implanted RFID’s into all of their sorry butts, release ’em, track ’em. and then when they got to the battlefield, drone ’em.

    • drw

      If I was in charge, I would have taken them all outside and put a couple of .45’s in each of their heads about 4 days after they were captured.

      • Tom Winegar

        That’s right, no one dead ever killed again and no one negotiates for camel-jockey meat.

  • Mark_Melrose

    The Joint Chiefs of the ‘Religion of Peace!’

  • Howler63

    This will come back to haunt US (not Obama but US) in the future. What will he care? He’ll be getting fat bucks on the speaking circuit.

  • Hotlanta Mike

    Wow: Saxby Chambliss, ranking member on the Senate intel committee, didn’t know Bergdahl had left a note until now

    • conservativechick

      They kept a “secret file” on Bergdahl.

      • Hotlanta Mike

        What else is to be expected from the most transparent administration, evah?

  • Kim

    The only possibly good explanation I have heard is given that Bergdahl was kept alive five years by the Taliban may make for good intelligence. If that’s the case, after getting all the intelligence they can, he needs to face a military trial.

  • mharper42

    Obammy better make sure that someone is tracking those 5 released Taliban terrorists, so they can be droned if necessary.

    • Thale Taxurfeet

      This Administration is too busy tracking their political/ideological opposition, aka U.S. citizens who are members of the VRWC, to expend resources on the Taliban, AQ, and the like.

  • captaingrumpy

    It was all about the release. NOT about a soldier. Planned all along. Probably had him in Afghanistan as a sleeper until needed some time like the present.
    Anyone else would have gotten one for one BUT they are the Taliban combat committee so needed as a group by the Taliban. Well done Barry , Karzai is really stuffed now , you really got back at him you spiteful barstar@.

    • BRKNITDWN 48

      AKA Obama is not only giving the Taliban back their command structure, he’s giving them back Afghanistan, and Libya. He tried to give the Muslim brotherhood Egypt, though that backfired Thank God, so he figures how can I rub salt in the wound! Simply put he’s given back to the Islamic Jihadists the two countries that declared War on the U.S.! Afghanistan with the attacks on 9-11-2001 which were planned and executed from that country, and Libya with the attacks on 9-11-2012 against our Embassy which is a sovereign part of U.S. soil, and a declaration of War with the deaths of 4 uniformed security personnel, and our Ambassador, and to this day nobody has been captured, and nobody in this administration has been reprimanded! What should have been done with G.W. Bush on day one should have been a take over of Afghanistan, and the annihilation of the Taliban and Bin Laden, in essence the biggest U.S. military base in the middle East! And the same fate with Libya under AKA Obama, we should’ve went in the same night of the attack and annihilated Al An sharia and the following day occupy that oil rich country to set an example for the rest of the Islamic Jihadists that if you mess with the U.S. we take over your country bitches! One more thing, shoot to kill signs on the southern boarder in English, Spanish, and Arabic, but neither Ivy League dunces did that either, even though a brigade equivalent is sneaking into our country every hour!

  • arttie

    Reminds me of the old advertising slogan, “He’d walk a mile for a camel.” I am not going any farther with this.

  • Dutchgirl242

    All this advice from the Pentagon and O took it upon himself to do it anyway! ??
    The arrogance! He should be impeached!

    • libtarded

      I guess he hasn’t purged ALL of the loyal Americans from Military Leadership (yet). If he loses the 2014 mid terms like it seems he is– look for this “arrogance” to get far worse. There’s a reason they’ve been arming his federal agencies.

      • BRKNITDWN 48

        I wouldn’t worry about his gov. cronies, the military will crush them, I am worried about his Islamic moles he has working at the CDC though, and if they’re fanatical, we all should invest in some Hazmat suits and some tight fitting Hazmat masks with filters, just in case.

  • jeanie6

    Hey. Obama don’t need no steenkin advice…he’s the smartest man in the world.

    • DG

      If by world, you mean his own empty head which only holds one world—->the one in which he is Supreme King and Lord of all.

      If he’s so smart, he really should release his college transcripts and prove it to all of us. His actions have proven the opposite of “smart”.

      • BRKNITDWN 48

        I don’t know if it’s true or a fake, but there’s a photo of AKA Obamas I.D. from Columbia U., and it has his photo, and the name Barry Soetoro along with a barcode, student I.D.#, and the kicker Foreign Student along the bottom. It’s making it’s rounds on Facebook, and if real this would make him ineligible to be president, along with 50,000 other things as well!

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      I keep getting Domino’s Pizza ads. Which is weird, because I haven’t ordered or eaten a Domino pizza since the very early 90’s.

      • stellatruman

        stop , think…look away from the pizza

        • DG

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    • stellatruman

      that’s irrelevant, focus on the content and be happy that this site has paid sponsors to keep it alive

    • Tom Winegar

      All you have to do is think about something you would like to have and the ads start showing up.

    • Grand_Old_Partier

      Those ads are exclusive to your surfing habits.

  • Roy Walsh

    Barack Hussein Obama= Muslim. The name tells you all you need to know. We have a Muslim as the leader of the free world. Can we survive the next 2 years? Maybe, maybe not.

    • BRKNITDWN 48

      And what’s worse is he’s a Marxist Muslim, so that means he wants to take over the world, and convert everyone to Islam. I think it’s safe to say he won’t get either of those done, so he’s doing everything possible to help out his terrorist comrades until we boot his ass out!

  • Tom Winegar

    I feel nothing but unadulterated hatred for everything Democrat, may they all acquire a painful terminal disease so I can have closure.

    • stellatruman

      I’m indifferent to the incumbent republican congressman running in my district , but seriously thinking about campaigning for him just to make sure NO ONE votes a democrat in

      • Tom Winegar

        Welcome to the club, I haven’t voted “FOR” anyone in over 30 years but I use the Republicans to try to keep Democrats out of office. In a way Obama is doing Conservatives a service by behaving as Communist as he can. Hitler was right in killing Communists and it’s too bad he couldn’t leave the Jews and Gypsies alone and just concentrate on wiping them off the map. That will have to be done here too eventually while at the same time outlawing any political philosophy that can’t function within the confines of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Sounds shocking doesn’t it?…………I see no other way because Communism is a cancer that can’t co-exist with any other type of society so it has to be killed.

  • Donald-Now2x/Sarc-w/0calories

    I’m just waiting for the next 9/11 style attack or worse to happen, so the traitor-in-chief can wipe the dust off his hands, saying “Well, I’ve ruined America’s health care, the economy, our military, trust in gov’t, the work force, common core has decimated kid’s education, Moochelle is starving our kids, and I’ve handed America to the Taliban on a silver platter. Yep, my job here is done!!”

    • Ronald McVay

      Great comment.

    • Tom Winegar

      I hope you don’t mind that I posted this on my Facebook to piss off closet Democrats that haven’t unfriended or blocked me yet. Posting ones opinions there is a good way to get rid of those closet lefties that I haven’t discovered yet.

      • Donald-Now2x/Sarc-w/0calories

        Honestly? I am quite flattered you did that, thank you!! Use it as much as you like.

    • Mudhead1

      He ain’t done yet. Stay tuned for more “fun with barry and Moochelle”. I guarantee we’ll see much more before he’s out of office, by one way or another.

      It just continues to get sadder and sadder for America.

  • James Azanza

    I’m speechless. …….nothing left to say about this charade of a “president”. Even saying “president” makes me cringe. There is something so terribly wrong with this man, this administration, their party and the liberal establishment. PLEASE, stand up for our country in November. They will get the unthinking zombies out to vote again. They will show up at polling precincts after driving there with their drivers licenses but will act like they are being treated like second class citizens if they are asked for ID. And the game will go on and on as it always does with these people. We must out THINK them and move to action.

  • Noindex

    He would rather be a hero to the terrorists than to the American people.

    • libtarded

      America Haters are like that. Do you fundamentally change that which you love? Remember the support of the Muslim Brotherhood? Their visits to the WH? Hamas (via Abad), dissing of Israel. Gee. I see a pattern.

      • BRKNITDWN 48

        True once again, but his plans in Egypt with the Muslim brotherhood failed because the people of Egypt saw thru AKA Obamas plans and overturned those Islamic nutjobs and gave AKA Obama the middle finger!

  • Julia M

    Our military worked hard to capture the Taliban. Does Obama think it’s just a mouse that he can release to be caught all over again by OUR military? Is Obama playing a game? Does he think this is a chess match?

    • Mudhead1

      He wouldn’t understand chess. Don’t give him that much credit. Seriously

      • libtarded

        Not really. You assume he’s playing on our side of the board.

  • bri

    I continue to ask Who’s side is Obama on?

    • libtarded

      Islam. He say’s the call to prayer is the sweetest sound on earth.

      • BRKNITDWN 48

        And he wears a gold ring which reads in Arabic “Allah is the one and true God.

  • Victoria Richardson

    When has President Obama listened to anyone besides himself?

    • libtarded

      He listened intently to Frank Marshall Davis growing up, his Muslim teachers in Indonesia, Rev Wright and Bill Ayers in Chicago. Does ANYTHING he does surprise you knowing that?

      • BRKNITDWN 48

        Frank Marshall Davis was not only his mentor, but his REAL father as well! That’s how he got so cozy with Bill Ayers, by revealing to Bill’s father that fact, as their fathers were commie comrades together in Chicago years earlier. They’re carrying on the commie collapse of capitalism started years earlier by their failed fathers! If you haven’t seen the movie on Netflix “Dreams from my REAL father”, please watch, it will stun you it’s that revealing, and covers everything we should have known in 2008 that would have destroyed his hope and change! You know your shizit!

  • Conserv_58

    It is getting to the point that whenever a lib./dem/progressive opens their mouth I see the word, November.

  • DutyFirst

    What we are missing is the open mic moment in the discussions with the Taliban – ‘Look, I understand you want all your guys back but wait until I have got all the combat troops out at the end of 2016. Then I will be able to formerly declare an end to hostilities before I leave office so all your guys can be released. Won’t matter who is the president.’
    Obviously, that didn’t satisfy the Taliban so he pony’d up with these five as sign of good faith instead of going with ransom for Bergdahl that was already in train. For him, what’s another scandal. He has so many going now it’s almost like a Cloward Piven strategy – get so many scandals going the opposition is overwhelmed with things to pursue.

  • sonofaskfault

    Whaddya expect from a guy named Hussein ?

  • susan

    Aren’t there laws against aiding and abetting the enemy. How come Obama can get away with it over and over again.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Thanx (NOT!) to KING FINK 0BAMA, the Talibums have their Five top “Generals” back… I wonder how long until one of their minions accidentally sets off a bomb, killing one or all of them? Or someone sends a bomb-laden Drone after them? The death rate for these recidivist terrorists is high, and I’m hoping it stays that way… Jawamax 8<{D}


    This is treason plain and simple! These Islamic militants got AKA Obama by the balls, and it seems every week they squeeze them a bit more to see what they can get out of him. He did visit Pakistan 3 times in the early 1980’s after all, and there’s no telling what videos they’re holding over him, but they must be good because he is busting out all the stops to please these militant terrorists, and you notice how he won’t call the five released POS terrorists just that, he calls them Taliban detainees, oh how sweet of him! And today it’s his sacred duty, yet there wasn’t anything sacred about AKA Obama letting four Americans and our Ambassador to Libya get attacked and killed was there! Ah, Candy, can you help me out!