Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), a former prisoner of war in Vietnam, says that the prisoner swap executed by the Obama administration to bring Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl home from captivity in Afghanistan was a "mistake."
"This decision to bring Sgt. Bergdahl home -- and we applaud that he is home -- is ill-founded. It is a mistake,"
McCain said during a Senate Republicans press conference on Veterans Affairs reform. "And it is putting the lives of American servicemen and women at risk and that, to me, is unacceptable to the American people." Really, McCain now you must have forgotten a little affirmation you made back in February.
Therefore, you were willing to support it until the President actually went and did it and you hate being aligned with Barack Obama so bad you would rather be labeled a double-dealing back tracker. Okay duly noted.
Then there is this dude Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK). The ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee was in favor of getting Bergdahl back from the Taliban.
"The U.S. "must make every effort to bring this captured soldier home to his family."
Then appearing on Fox News days after Bergdahl's release, Inhofe criticized the administration for agreeing to free "people who have killed Americans, people who are the brain power of Taliban."
I SAW those tweets you all deleted. What tweets? Oh, yall didn't know several Republicans celebrated Bergdahl's release on Twitter, only to delete those tweets as the issue became politicized. Those double dealers include Reps. Lee Terry and Mark Amodei and Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst.
Now about this lawbreaking the President allegedly engaged in by not asking Congress' permission to authorize the exchange of five Taliban captives for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release.
We know this is not about breaking any law and we're not falling for the banana in the tailpipe. This deal has been in the making since 2011 and interviews such as the McCain one above proves Congress knew about it. So stop with trying to plant the notion that the President just up and called the Taliban up and said "let's switch some people". This is about the President taking the bull by the horns and getting shit done denying those GOP progress blockers the opportunity to throw a monkey wrench in things. There, I fixed that one for you.
You see if President Obama hadn't done this deal, McCain and company would've come up screaming he is un American and detached from patriotism for leaving an American soldier in the hands of the enemy. I would think that McCain and company would know their factiousness and opposition to a man as opposed to his policies have landed them in a glass house. Everybody can see no matter what this President does they are going to detest it because they detest the man himself. It's a sad state of affairs when lawmakers send the message they're willing to play Russian Roulette with an American Soldier's life rather than agree with a man they deeply resent.