Army Charges Bergdahl as Deserter, Source Says

Not that the Obama Administration would announce such a thing, but apparently Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, for whom five terrorist leaders were swapped, is going to be charged as a deserter, according to retired Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, who spoke on the O’Reilly show Monday. You remember Bergdahl, the guy President Obama hailed at the White House as a hero? Bergdahl had been dwelling among the Taliban between 2009 and May of last year — “held by the Taliban,” according to the White House and Read more […]

Are We Going to Go Back to Iraq?

No, of course not. We are assured that our Commander-in-Chief and his team “are not contemplating ground troops.” The insurgents who have divided Iraq will not be fought by American soldiers unless they are launching an assault safely from the air. Or so we are told. But the actual quotation from the President in the Wall Street Journal story doesn’t rule ground troops out: “What we have seen over the last couple of days indicates the degree to which Iraq is going to need more help—more Read more […]

TV Journalist Confronts State Department about Lying

Wow, you mean after more than five long years of complicity the press is finally going to start calling out this Administration on its repeated lies? I hope they keep up with this. From the Daily Caller: “NBC’s Andrea Mitchell Catches State Dept Spokeswoman In Lie.” NBC’s Andrea Mitchell called out a deputy State Department spokeswoman for falsely describing the White House’s history of briefing Congress on sensitive operations like the Bergdahl trade, repeatedly refuting her claim Read more […]

Was Bergdahl Really Threatened? Or Is the White House Really Afraid of Impeachment?

As I mentioned when the news first broke, the swap between Bowe Bergdahl and the five Taliban leaders was illegal. The executive branch was supposed to give notification to Congress according to duly passed legislation. The Administration made the deal with the Taliban without giving that notification—just as Barack Obama indicated he would do when he appended a “signing statement” as he signed the legislation. Yesterday I saw this news story: The Obama administration has told senators Read more […]

Accusations Against Bowe Bergdahl: Chuck Hagel Is Right but Being Subject to WH Propaganda is Also Unfair

The Administration’s defenders are out in force trying to stave off the flood of rage against the White House for the Taliban-Bergdahl exchange. According to the Associated Press, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday it is unfair to the family of released captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to leap to conclusions about his behavior in uniform. “We don’t do that in the United States,” Hagel told reporters at a NATO defense ministers meeting. “We rely on facts.” Unfair? I agree it would Read more […]

FYI: The Bergdahls’ Pastor’s Testimony About Them

While I don’t condone any wrongdoing, I thought this testimony was something that people needed to know about regarding the Bergdahl family. Take it for what it is worth. I appreciate your asking about the Bergdahls. I’ve really been saddened about how the Christian community is jumping all over this. Here’s the deal… I pastored the Bergdahl family in 2003, prior to going to Uganda. We were very close, and remained so throughout my time in Uganda (I just found out this evening that apparently Read more […]

Time Magazine: White House Released Taliban Leaders Despite Pentagon Resistance and Objections

According to this report, Barack Obama has been looking for ways to release those Taliban prisoners for some time. …officials in the Pentagon and intelligence communities had successfully fought off release of the five men in the past, officials tell TIME. “This was out of the norm,” says one official familiar with the debate over the dangers of releasing the five Taliban officials. “There was never the conversation.” Obama’s move was an ultimate victory for those at the White House Read more […]

Leftists Defend Barack Obama on Bowe Bergdahl: “Republicans Are Talking! Cover Your Ears!”

I have to admit, the outrage over Bowe Bergdahl made me wonder if there was some key piece of information was being left out of the equation. Did the Administration just trade Taliban leaders for a man who went AWOL? Well, now that I see responses from Gawker and Salon, I am pretty confident that there is no reason to fear. All they can say in response is that the testimony from fellow soldiers is being brought to the media by Republican strategists. Thus, we read in Gawker: Many soldiers Read more […]

On Drones, Part 3: The “Drone Blowback Fallacy”

Christopher Swift wrote a brilliant piece on what he called the “drone blowback fallacy.” I mentioned it at the end of my last article, and I highly recommend you read it. His argument, boiled down to its most basic elements is this: Drone strikes are hurting Al Qaeda more than they are helping it. Al Qaeda’s numbers are growing not because of “drone blowback” but because people are poor. Joining Al Qaeda (like joining gangs in poor neighborhoods in U.S. cities) offers some financial Read more […]