Heckuva job, Obama! Nothing like providing aid and comfort to the enemy from the White House. Take a bow.
The Taliban was ‘thrilled’ when Bowe Bergdahl’s father ‘claimed the White House for Islam’ by thanking Allah in his press conference with President Obama, it has been claimed.
The father of the freed soldier – who former colleagues claim was a deserter – said he was speaking Arabic and Pashto because his son’s English was poor after five years in captivity.
But commentators accused him of giving the Taliban a priceless propaganda tool, with one saying extremist sources in Pakistan were delighted.
Mr Bergdahl spoke at the White House after 28-year-old Bowe – the only American prisoner of war in Afghanistan – was freed in exchange for five Afghan detainees held by the U.S.
Introduced by the President in the rose garden on Saturday, he spoke mostly English with some Arabic and Pashto.
‘I’d like to say to Bowe right now, who’s having trouble speaking English, bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim,’ he said.
‘I’m your father Bowe. The people of Afghanistan, the same.
‘To everyone who effected this… throughout the whole of American government and international governments around the world, thank you so much.’
The Arabic phrase bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim appears prominently in the Koran and means ‘In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful’.
Sara Carter, senior Washington correspondent for conservative news network TheBlaze, said her Taliban sources were ‘thrilled’ at the phrase being used.
She told TV commentator Glenn Beck, who founded TheBlaze: ‘He definitely was, in a way, consecrating the area.
‘He was reaching out. It’s an Islamic phrase… And when I contacted my sources in Pakistan who have direct links with the Taliban, they were actually thrilled, the Taliban was actually thrilled that the father did this.’
She added: ‘This is incredible, he’s gone way way beyond just a father reaching out to his son.
Bob Bergdahl apparently has stopped flapping his gums so much on Twitter. Possible someone on Team Obama realized what a walking disaster this guy is.