Can you imagine FDR ordering US troops to release Japanese and Nazi soldiers if they cross their hearts that they won’t fight any more???
The mainstream media is sputtering with rage that a woman at a Romney event suggested that their messiah should be tried for treason. And I’m thinking, “And why SHOULDN’T Obama be tried for treason?”
US secretly releasing Taliban fighters, report says
Published May 07, 2012
KABUL – The US has been secretly releasing captured Taliban fighters from a detention center in Afghanistan in a bid to strengthen its hand in peace talks with the insurgent group, the Washington Post reported Monday.
The “strategic release” program of high-level detainees is designed to give the US a bargaining chip in some areas of Afghanistan where international forces struggle to exercise control, the report said.
Under the risky program, the hardened fighters must promise to give up violence and are threatened with further punishment, but there is nothing to stop them resuming attacks against Afghan and American troops.
“Everyone agrees they are guilty of what they have done and should remain in detention. Everyone agrees that these are bad guys. But the benefits outweigh the risks,” a US official told the Post.
In a visit to Afghanistan last week, President Barack Obama confirmed that the US was pursuing peace talks with the Taliban.
“We have made it clear that they [the Taliban] can be a part of this future if they break with Al Qaeda, renounce violence, and abide by Afghan laws. Many members of the Taliban — from foot soldiers to leaders — have indicated an interest in reconciliation. A path to peace is now set before them,” Obama said.
A stumbling block in the US-Taliban peace talks has been the US refusal to approve the transfer of five Taliban detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Qatar, which the Taliban says is necessary for negotiations to proceed.
The clock is ticking also on the US handover of security control to the Afghans.
At the upcoming NATO summit in Chicago, the US coalition will set a goal for Afghan forces to take the lead in combat operations across the country next year.
During his short visit, Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai signed a partnership deal that charts a 10-year relationship between the US and Afghanistan once the majority of American and foreign forces pull out of the country in 2014.
I mean, dang, even the reliable left is asking, “Couldn’t we at least exchange their prisoners for our prisoners?” Obama says that would be intolerant and racist.
Fighters must promise… THAT obviously can’t go wrong. How does a serial liar like Obama not realize that these rat bastards are LYING?!?!?
You want an example of a lie from hell, do you? How about Obama going to Afghanistan on the anniversary of the death of bin Laden to “spike the football” for the hundredth time and saying, “the tide had turned” and “we broke the Taliban’s momentum.” When leaders of BOTH congressional intelligence committees – including liberal Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein – say they heard the exact OPPOSITE when they went to Afghanistan???
Congress’ intel leaders: Taliban stronger
By Anne Flaherty – The Associated Press
Posted : Sunday May 6, 2012 16:31:09 EDT
WASHINGTON — The leaders of the congressional committees said Sunday they believed that the Taliban had grown stronger since President Obama sent 33,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan in 2010.
The pessimistic report by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., challenges Obama’s own assessment last week in his visit to Kabul that the “tide had turned” and that “we broke the Taliban’s momentum.”
Feinstein and Rogers told CNN’s “State of the Union” they aren’t so sure. The two recently returned from a fact-finding trip to the region where they met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
“President Karzai believes that the Taliban will not come back. I’m not so sure,” Feinstein said. “The Taliban has a shadow system of governors in many provinces.”
When asked if the Taliban’s capabilities have been degraded since Obama deployed the additional troops two years ago, Feinstein said: “I think we’d both say that what we’ve found is that the Taliban is stronger.”
I don’t know. Maybe if we QUIT LETTING THE TERRORISTS WHO ARE KILLING OUR TROOPS GO FREE????
I’m waiting till we have a president who thinks, “One of these sonsofbitches might kill one of my soldiers, so how ’bout if you just spend the rest of your life rotting in Gitmo while we waterboard you until you grow a set of gills?” instead of the turd we’ve got now.