Readers of this blog know that I believe that the President of the United States is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor. I have been saying the same since shortly after September 11, 2012.
Well, now I have more evidence. Enter Bowe (pronounced, I’m told, “Bo”) Bergdhal. Young Mr. Bergdhal was rejected from the French Foreign Legion before joining the United States Army (hey: US Army- you might take that under consideration). Apparently, he believed that USA, in this case, meant US Aid and was a humanitarian outreach program, as opposed to a military force designed to kill people and break things.
So, upon being deployed to Afghanistan and actually required to fight against terrorists, he decided “this blows” and walked away. Literally walked away- he left his duty station along with a note (apparently) in which he declared his desire to renounce his citizenship. Now, the US Army has Views on people who leave their duty stations in the middle of a war. It’s called Desertion in the Face of the Enemy, and it’s perhaps the second-biggest no-no an Army private can commit.
But, it turns out, this was not the end of his parsimonious behavior. When US Army forces were sent to apprehend him, they discovered that he specifically wanted to join the Taliban. This moves from second biggest no-no (desertion) to the biggest no-no: treason. Providing Aid and Comfort to the Enemy. That crime for which there is exactly one punishment. Yes, Bowe Bergdhal is, at best, a deserter who got half-a-dozen of his buddies killed, and at worst a traitor.
So it makes all kinds of sense that the Traitor-in-Chief would release five of our highest-value terrorists from Guantanamo Bay prison to secure his release. Absolutely. Hey, we’re only down a net 4 terrorists. This is also “Aid and Comfort to the Enemy.” Releasing five guys to do more harm to Americans (because that’s what they want to do) in order to get back one deserter? Whatever happened to “we don’t negotiate with terrorists?”
Oh, SCOAMT is all over that one, too. Now, apparently, these enemy combatants taken on the field with no uniforms, answering to no government, and representing no organized military force are somehow POWs. That deserter? Not a deserter who was taken hostage- but also a POW. So it’s a POW-swap. Because King Barakanhanen said so, you racist tea-bagger.
Now, I actually expect this kind of behavior from the Man-Child-in-Chief. He was under heat for the VA scandal, and wanted something to take that heat off. As Ace pointed out today, it’s a political decision that Democrats can spin- unlike the VA scandal. So it makes some sense.
What doesn’t make sense is that Republicans have remained almost uniformly silent on this. What does it take to get John Boehner and Mitch McConnell fired up? The President of the United States just arguably committed treason. He violated several laws to do so- on top of all the other laws he’s already broken, and his general Imperial approach to the Presidency. If that’s not grounds for Impeachment, what is?
It may already be too late, but Republicans must push back against the SCOAMT. They must start stone-walling him at every turn. No more bipartisanship, unless it’s unification against the SCOAMT. No more pushes for Amnesty. No more “my friends across the aisle.” Either the Democrats are with America, or they’re with Barack Hussein Obama. And the Republicans face the same choice; they are either for America, the Rule of Law, and basic moral decency, or they are with Barack Hussein Obama.
Which is it?