Just last month we learned that ICE under President Obama had released 36,000 convicted criminal illegal aliens like it was on some sort of twisted catch and release fishing expedition, and that was in addition to 68,000 other cases in which officials declined to bring charges against criminally convicted illegal aliens contacted by ICE.
Officials interviewed in relation to those reports almost universally blamed Obama Administration policies set by the White House.
Now, President Obama, in one of his most outrageous and blatant acts of breaking the law, has released five Taliban terrorists, including a close associate of Osama bin Laden, from Guantanamo Bay, the prison set up under the Bush Administration to hold POWs captured in the War on Terror.
While some may consider the return of an American POW under any circumstances a cause for celebration, the fact remains that Obama was legally required to consult with Congress — the same Congress he has decided is an unnecessary appendage of the U.S. government.
Even the Afghan government, which should have been involved in any negotiations with the Taliban, was not informed until after the deal was done.
In his last State of the Union address, in addition to boasting that he would cut out Congress in front of the entire world, Obama also said he would empty Gitmo of terrorist captives by the end of this year, which he dubbed his “year of action.”
In that speech, Obama said, “This needs to be the year Congress lifts the remaining restrictions on detainee transfers and we close the prison at Guantanamo Bay.”
But he also said two weeks earlier, “I’ve got a pen, and I’ve got a phone. … And I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward.” During the SOTU speech, he remarked repeatedly that he would bypass Congress and use executive actions “wherever possible.”
So it’s a fair question to ask if this weekend’s prisoner transfer was just the beginning of a mass terrorist release by the president who never believed in the War on Terror and who wrote in his autobiography “I will stand with them (American Muslims) should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”
It’s fair to ask what the hell the guy who said “we’ve blunted the Taliban’s momentum in Afghanistan, and in 2014, our longest war will be over” is really up to and what he really meant when he said the war would be over.
The emerging news about U.S. soldier Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl does little to ease the concerns raised by Obama’s illegal release of terrorists.
The Taliban allegedly held Bergdahl for five years, but the Taliban has never been known to do that. When our soldiers have been captured, they’ve been brutalized and killed. In 2010, the Taliban claimed that Bergdahl had converted to Islam and taught them how to make bombs. The claim was dismissed by the government, but questions have been raised about just why Bergdahl seemingly walked away from his group in 2009 in violation of procedure.
Further concerns have been raised by the fact that Bergdahl seems to have been speaking in Arabic, the language of the Koran and a language that very few people in Afghanistan know.
Also odd is that Bergdahl’s father, Robert, during the press conference with President Obama, said in Arabic in a message intended for his son, “In the name of Allah, the most gracious, the most merciful.” In a 2011 video message to the Taliban holding his son, Robert Bergdahl referred to the Taliban as “the Islamic Emirate,” a phrase usually used by sympathizers. Then there’s the beard, which CNN said Bergdahl grew in “support” of his son, but which looks suspiciously like the standard scraggly beard of Muslim converts.
So did the Obama Administration just hand over five top Muslim terrorist leaders in exchange for an American Taliban sympathizer?
And will we soon be awash in freed terrorists, mingling with the “ordinary” criminal aliens this president has freed?
And will Congress ever do anything about this runaway tyrant who has made himself king in all but name?
Sadly, we can probably guess the correct answers to all the questions.