Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun (Australia)
....Everything about this swap flagged a US surrender. Next to the
President on the weekend stood Bergdahl’s pony-tailed father, Robert,
who’d grown an Islamic-style beard since his son was captured. In front
of the cameras he gave a Muslim blessing in Arabic: “In the name of God,
the Merciful, the Compassionate.” He then spoke in Pashto, the language
of his son’s captors.
Later, Robert Bergdahl even sent a tweet
promising the Taliban: “I am still working to free all Guantanamo
prisoners. God will repay for the death over every Afghan child, ameen!”
surprisingly, Taliban leader Mullah Omar hailed the deal as a “big
victory”, but for the US it was a propaganda disaster. So, having
weakened the US militarily and diplomatically in his six feckless years,
what else can Obama do?
Well, he’s since announced he’ll force US
power stations to cut emissions by a third to “stop” a global warming
that actually paused 16 years ago. So he’ll weaken the US economically,
Bergdahl’s release is the ultimate symbol of Obama’s presidency."