The staggering levels of stupidity just boggle the mind. You would think they have the common sense to just shut up and law low.
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki defended the White House’s prisoner exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on Wednesday, just hours after the Army announced that it would charge him with desertion.
“Was it worth it? Absolutely,” she said on Fox News’ “The Kelly File” in an interview that will air Wednesday night.
“We have a commitment to our men and women serving overseas, or in our military, defending our national security every day, that we will do everything we can to bring them home, and that’s what we did in this case.”
It’s as if they actually believe they did something good here.
Fox News reported earlier on Wednesday that at least three of the former Guantanamo prisoners who were released tried to contact former terrorist sources on the Internet.
As part of the release, the prisoners had to remain in Qatar for one year. The New York Timesreported that Qatar promised to keep them out of the public eye and ensure that they don’t contact other terrorist groups.
Psaki didn’t dispute the report of the prisoners reaching out to terrorists on the Internet, but said that the only reason American officials know about it is because intelligence is keeping a watchful eye over the former Taliban leaders.
And what happens when their year-long vacation in Qatar expires? Well, we think we all know what’s going to happen.
“Because we track it! It means the system of tracking works.”
Just like all of Obama’s successes in the Middle East. Oh, wait…
Notably, Obama went ahead with it without even notifying Congress — as the law clearly required him to do when freeing Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo Bay.
Which brings us back to his stated determination to end-run Congress on the Iran deal.
This president just doesn’t want to even hear anything that might get in the way of what he imagines to be triumphs.
Taliban leader Mullah Omar hailed the Bergdahl trade as his “big victory.” It gave him incentive to take more US hostages in hopes of springing more terrorists from Gitmo — making every American in uniform more vulnerable.
But if the president inks a deal that leaves the door open for Iran to go nuclear, it will be more than just Americans in uniform who are at risk.