Senator: Bergdahl Exchange a ‘Diversion’ from VA Scandal; Terrorists Probably Left Qatar

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(sheridanmedia.com)

Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi says the Bowe Bergdahl exchange for five Guantanamo detainees was nothing more than a diversion from the VA scandal engulfing the Obama administration and that those detainees are probably not even in Qatar anymore.

He was interviewed by KCWY:

“I think that they’re gonna go after Americans,” Sen. John Barrasso told the news station. “And we’ve heard that from the Taliban leaders that they’re gonna go after more Americans so that they can make similar trades like this.”

Bergdahl in Email to Parents: ‘I Am Ashamed to be an American’

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(Reuters)

A headline on today’s EIN News website says “GOP turns on American POW.”

The video accompanying the story features the Rev. Al Sharpton pointing out that several congressional Republicans previously expressed support for a deal that would bring Pvt. Bowe Bergdahl home from Afghanistan.

Sharpton claims they only changed their minds for political reasons.

But maybe there’s more to it than that. Maybe the Republicans figured out what the White House should have known before approving the trade – that Bergdahl has not been a very loyal soldier, his captivity was the result of his own foolish (and possibly treasonous) actions, and his release hardly justifies the liberation of five very dangerous terrorists.

The difference in the deal is this – the Taliban is getting back five loyal soldiers who will rejoin the fight, while the U.S. got a possible deserter with a bad attitude who will probably never serve his nation again.
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