Monday, June 9, 2014

SCOTUS Kerry says Taliban 5 threat to kill Americans "baloney"

I hear but do not listen

Down the rabbit hole we go, ever deeper into the world of wonderland.

It is as if the real world doesn't exist for the administration.  They are being led by Alice (Kerry/Obama) to a world of...what?  In what universe does any of this make sense?

I believe impeachment proceedings should be started against Obama.  After all, if Clinton can be tried for impeachment because of a small stain on a dress (and ruined cigars...) then Obama and his dilettantes, through their utter contempt and disregard for the safety and liberties of the American people need to be tried in court.

How dare Kerry insult my intelligence by assuming I won't think for myself.

From the Bangor Daily News June 9 by David Lerman and Greg Giroux

Kerry calls threats of swapped Taliban prisoners to resume war ‘a lot of baloney’

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said threats by the five freed Taliban prisoners swapped for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl to return to war and kill Americans are “a lot of baloney.”

Defending the swap that secured the release of the last American prisoner of war in Afghanistan, Kerry said the movements of the five Taliban prisoners released to Qatar will be closely monitored.

No one should doubt the capacity of America to protect Americans,” Kerry said from France in a taped interview for CNN’s “State of the Union” program Sunday.

Except in the cases of Benghazi, Beirut, NYC, Boston, Texas, Afghanistan...

Bergdahl, held captive for almost five years, was released May 31 in exchange for five Taliban prisoners held by the U.S. at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in Cuba. The deal requires that the five men remain in Qatar for at least a year.

They’re not the only ones keeping an eye on them,” Kerry said of the Qataris, while declining to elaborate.

We have proven what we are capable of doing with al-Qaida,” he said.

And Al-Qaeda has proven, time and again what they are capable of doing to the West.

The threats by the Taliban prisoners to resume fighting in Afghanistan and kill Americans amount to propaganda, Kerry said. “They’ll say whatever they want to stir the waters,” he said.

With the U.S. combat role in Afghanistan coming to an end and most troops to be withdrawn by the end of 2016, opportunities for Taliban to kidnap Americans will dwindle, Kerry said.

Is Kerry implying that until the end of 2016, opportunities to kidnap Americans will increase?

Whether or not Bergdahl deserted his post in eastern Afghanistan, as some of his former fellow soldiers claim, “it would have been offensive and incomprehensible to consciously leave an American behind,” Kerry said. 

No context of what would, or should have occurred if indeed Bergdahl is a deserter and walked away from his combat unit.  Reports that he went looking for the Taliban, converted to Islam and statements that he was ashamed to be an American would be grounds to ignore the sentiment of no soldier left behind.  I see nothing offensive or incomprehensible in leaving Bergdahl where he was, at least in this mans humble opinion.

Sen. John McCain, an Arizona Republican and former Vietnam prisoner of war, criticized the deal on the same program.  The five Taliban prisoners “were evaluated and judged as too great a risk to release,” McCain said.

“I’m sad to tell you I’m afraid they’re going to re-enter the fight,” he said.

Thank you Captain Obvious.  Now if someone could only convince Obama that this decision was the worst thing he could have done to the country, and for the good of the people he needs to resign now.

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