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Iranian clerics may declare Obama’s impotence; but after seeing Obama standing alongside Bergdahl’s father giving praise to Allah, now leaders of the Taliban may see the president as friendly. To the Taliban, it may seem the president has repented of his passivity and has moved up a notch to friendliness.

While questions about whether Bergdahl was a deserter or a collaborator are open until investigations are competed, the bigger picture is the release of the Gitmo five. Answers to that question will change the course of history.

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Obama has released our enemies on the entire western world; and the greatest question is this – if only one 9/11 occurrence happens that claims the lives of Americans or our allies in the future, will Barack Obama be held criminally responsible for their deaths?

Can Americans pull their faces away from their cellphones and handheld devices for a moment of complete honesty? Can we lay aside the millions of distractions of entertainment, buying and selling, sports, and barbecues long enough to admit that we have been subjected not to “change that we can believe in” but “change that is unbelievable and unbelievably dangerous”?

If any ordinary American aided the Gitmo five to escape, even before the five could engage in further terrorist activity, wouldn’t those aiding their escape be spending a lot of their time in a federal penitentiary?

Is there any truth at all left to the phrase “No man is above the law”?

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Do we ignore the fact that presidential discretion, a protocol we gladly allow our presidents, has become recalcitrance? Has adherence to these traditional and time–honored protocols become the price for the safety and protection for our citizens?

Misusing the protocols we have given our presidents is not merely the abuse of power; it is the betrayal of our trust. Must we be beaten by more terrorist blows before we respond to this betrayal?

Christ was sold for thirty pieces of silver – what is the price for us?

“Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver. And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.” (Mt 26: 14 – 16)

I submit that we have already been sold, and the only thing that remains is the full betrayal.


Photo credit: Barack Obama (Flickr)

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