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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Cry Me A River, Afghanistan

Obama just can't catch a break! Not only are American Republicans angry at him because he got a Taliban hostage, Bowe Bergdahl, back into the United States, the Afghan president has his panties in a bunch, as well, over all this. Hamid Karzai was very upset that the Taliban went behind his back and released an hostage to the United States with asking him first!

Ya know, malcontent, anti-government, terrorist organizations have a tendency to act without the consent of their government, or any government. It's one of the things that makes these groups so very terrorist. That said, it was rather unrealistic for the president of a country dominated by such an organization to expect the Taliban to ask permission and patiently wait, while the chain of lawful command makes a decision. Here's an idea: perhaps Afghanistan should work harder to eliminate uncooperative bunches like the Taliban. (eye-rolley here)

In other news, Bergdahl seems to be picking up flack for desertion. It seems unlikely that he deserted in favor of becoming the prisoner of a terrorist organization; but bringing him home, rather than leaving him in the hands of the enemy, was still the right thing for Obama to do. If Bergdahl actually became a prisoner by being in the wrong place at the wrong time, and being unaccounted for, at the same time, we can certainly address that situation. Leaving an American soldier with the Taliban when there are obviously other choices should not be an option.

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