Thursday, March 26, 2015

Has Obama No Sense of Decency?

The news that Bowe Bergdahl is being treated as a deserter was reaffirming and infuriating at the same time.

To anyone paying attention - the truth of Bergdahl's leaving his post was obvious - he deserted. That military courts confirmed that belief was kind of a "well duh" moment. It was also reaffirming in that those of us who greatly respect the US military were heartened by the fact that the military was able resist what I am sure was substantial political pressure to "suck it up and salute" to the President's version of reality.

It is infuriating in that this picture is now perhaps the most shameful moment in White House history. It is also sadly symbolic of all that is wrong with Barack Obama's foreign policy and naivety (or malice if you want to be less charitable). This is way more shameful than anything Richard Nixon ever did. And maybe even more illegal.

Couple this with the disrespect the President showed NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg this week and you have to wonder what's next on Obama's middle finger to the military list? It is so bad that at this point would anyone be surprised by a Presidential pardon for American Taliban John Walker Lindh?

One can only hope that this latest episode may be the Joseph Welsh, "Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?" moment in the Obama Presidency.


  1. No. He does not have any decency. We learned nothing about Bergdahl yesterday that the WH did not know when decision was made to use his return as a pretense to release five terrorists from GTMO.

  2. As long as the press is covering for him, he doesn't have to worry about being challenged. No President will ever be impeached as long as there's no dead girl or live boy, so he's home free. Two more years of this adolescent narcissist and his idiotic entourage.

  3. I seriously wonder if Obama will set a precedent by pardoning himself and Eric Holder just before he leaves office for any crimes committed during his administration

  4. Oh I can't wait to see his list of pardons. I'd bet money on his closing Guantanamo on his last day in office.