The Prisoner Swap Deal

People are arguing about what the United States got out of the deal that swapped five top level terrorist leaders for one American soldier who was, at best, absent from his post in a war zone. Soldiers who served in the same unit with him call him a deserter. The key to this deal, however, is less likely to be what the United States got out of the deal than it is about what Barack Obama got out of the deal. If nothing else, it instantly got the veterans’ hospitals scandals off the front pages of newspapers and pushed these scandals aside on television news programs.

It was a clear winner for Barack Obama. And that may be all that matters to Barack Obama.

People who are questioning the president’s competence seem not to want to believe that any President of the United States would knowingly damage this country’s interests.

One of the problems of many fundamentally decent people is that they find it hard to understand people who are not fundamentally decent, or whose moral compass points in a different direction from theirs.

Many people who are painfully disappointed with President Obama have no real reason to be. The man’s whole previous history, from childhood on, was shaped by a whole series of people, beginning with his mother, whose vision of America was very much like that of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, whose church Barack Obama belonged to for 20 long years.

Obama is not a stupid man. There is no way that he could have sat in that church all that time without knowing how Jeremiah Wright hated America, and how his vision of the world was one in which “white folks’ greed runs a world in need.”

Even if the Reverend Wright had been the only such person in Barack Obama’s life — and he was not — it should have been enough to keep him out of the White House.

“Innocent until proven guilty” is a good rule in a court of law, which has the power to deprive a defendant of liberty or life. But it is mindless and dangerous nonsense to apply that standard outside that context — especially when choosing a President of the United States, who holds in his hands the liberty and lives of millions of Americans.

People who are disappointed with Barack Obama have no right to be. It is they whom others have a right to be disappointed with. Instead of taking their role as citizens seriously, they chose to vote on the basis of racial symbolism, glib rhetoric, and wishful thinking.

Moreover, many are already talking about choosing the next President of the United States on the basis of demographic symbolism — to have “the first woman president.” And if she is elected on that basis, will any criticism of what she does in the White House be denounced as based on anti-woman bias, as criticisms of President Obama have been repeatedly denounced as racism?

And what if we have the first Hispanic president or the first Jewish president? Will any criticism of their actions in the White House be silenced by accusations of prejudice?

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Comments

  1. Linda From NY says:

    Many of these useful idiots freeloaders voted for him because his azz is brown and the freebies that were promised. They did not care that his first term was a disaster and that he was recklessly spending America into bankruptcy.

    They did not care that this idiot wants to destroy our Country, so when these useful idiots lose their Free Country they can not blame no one but themselves, in the mean time we all suffer too.

    I pray everyday for this POS to be removed!!! along with his ugly wife and the rest of the scum of this administration

    • Edwardkoziol says:

      Linda your right about the freeloaders voting for him because he is a zebra and looks like a groe.What I'll never understand why he is sending out his ratfaced minions to denegrate the soldiers who are telling the truth about this deserter.He even got Pinch Slutberg of the NYT to put down our real soldiers.Linda in my lifetime I've seen a lot of our freedoms go to hell that we'll never get back.

      • Linda From NY says:

        Hi Edward,
        You are 100% correct of our Freedoms going to Hell, I just got through writing another letter to this dimwit Chunky Schumer in regards to Freedom of Speech. This SOB Schumer voted for a Bill on our Freedom of Speech and I could not hold myself and not tell this man what I think of him and what he is doing to our Country.

        I reminded him that the 1st Amendment is in our Constitution and that this is not a communist Country and among other things that I threw in, might as well get it off my chest. I am so sick of all of these bastards.

        I pray every day that God removes Obama out of office and the rest of this corrupt government

  2. Edwardkoziol says:

    Everybody is complaining about the deal, 5 terrorist for 1 deserter but your not hearing theTaliban complain.They're salvating over the deal, our sand monkey is a joke to countries. Now.even France is selling to the nrussians.

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