August 1, 2021

“No apologies” for Terror Trade: Obama flips off the American people again

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Obama made “no apologies” for his terrorist trade in Brussels today. Despite the uproar caused by the release of the Taliban terror leadership, Obama’s contempt for the American people was made plain when he tossed off the outrage of the American people. He answers to no one and is accountable to no one.

He continued his bold faced lying and said, “We have a basic principle: we do not leave anybody wearing the American uniform behind,” repeating the defense he offered earlier in the week. Really, then why did he leave our people fighting and dying all alone in Benghazi? Obama makes no apologies.

We will leave no soldier behind. Unless they’re on a VA waiting list. Obama makes no apologies.

Why hasn’t Obama answered the parents of a Chicago-area soldier, who say their son was killed while searching for missing Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl? Why hasn’t he answered their demand for investigation? Obama makes no apologies.

The Taliban were “thrilled” when Bergdahl’s father said the victory “bismallah” in the Rose Garden when announcing the terror leaders’ release. Obama makes no apologies.

Obama on Bergdahl deal: ‘No apologies’

President Barack Obama said Thursday that he will not apologize for approving the prisoner swap that brought Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl into U.S. custody and that it was the right thing to do.

“We saw an opportunity and we seized it. And I make no apologies for that,” he said at a press conference in Brussels.

“We have a basic principle: we do not leave anybody wearing the American uniform behind,” Obama said, repeating the defense he offered earlier in the week.

Obama also said he wasn’t surprised by the backlash coming from both parties, as members of the House and Senate intelligence committees blast the administration for not giving advance notice on the swap, and as some question whether Bergdahl — who faces allegations of desertion — was worth negotiating for, especially in exchange for five top members of the Taliban being held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

“I’m never surprised by controversies that are whipped up in Washington,” he said. “That’s par for the course.”

Though lawmakers have said they hadn’t been updated in years on the administration’s progress on the Bergdahl release, Obama asserted that Congress did know that a secretive deal might be necessary. “We had discussed with Congress the possibility that something like this might occur but because of the nature of the folks that we were dealing with and the fragile nature of these negotiations, we felt it was important to do what we did,” he said. “And we’re now explaining to Congress the details of how we move forward.” Senior administration officials spent two hours Wednesday night meeting with the full Senate.

(Also on POLITICO: White House braced for Bergdahl backlash)

As controversy over the Bergdahl deal persists, Obama argued that it’s important to put the whole episode in perspective and to keep in mind that regardless of Bergdahl’s behavior or views leading up to his capture by the Taliban, he is still an American soldier for whom the commander-in-chief felt an obligation to bring home.

“I think it was important for people to understand that this is not some abstraction, this is not a political football,” he said. “You have a couple of parents whose kid volunteered to fight in a distant land who they hadn’t seen in five years and they didn’t know if they would ever see again.”

Obama added that he gets letters from parents who say that if their children are going to be sent to war, it’s up to him to “make sure that that child is being taken care of.” And, he added, “I write too many letters to folks who unfortunately don’t see their children again after fighting a war.”

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