Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Taliban release deal reveals Obama as weak

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!”
Not 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, too.
Bergdahl’s release is the ultimate symbol of Obama’s presidency."

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