Only BO knows what made Bergdahl so im­por­tant

The Covington News - - OPINION - My­chal S. Massie is the for­mer Na­tional Chair­man of the con­ser­va­tive black think tank, Project 21-The Na­tional Lead­er­ship Net­work of Black Con­ser­va­tives; and a mem­ber of its par­ent think tank, the Na­tional Cen­ter for Pub­lic Pol­icy Re­search. You can find m

On Tues­day, June 3, I wrote: “Obama is a man on the ropes. He is com­ing more un­hinged. Only a per­son with deep-seated emo­tional in­sta­bil­ity makes the pub­lic dis­plays he does. Only a per­son tee­ter­ing on the brink of emo­tional col­lapse continues to make fal­la­cious state­ments and then at­tempts to down­play them by claim­ing even greater lies.” (See: No More Tin­kles Down Leg of Chris Matthews)

Obama’s suck­lings at­tempted to dis­credit the state­ment by Matthews, but their shame­ful leader’s dis­grace­ful be­hav­ior un­der­mined their ob­jec­tions. In War­saw, Poland, also on June 3, Obama told a press event: “We have con­sulted with Congress for quite some time about the pos­si­bil­ity that we might need to ex­e­cute a pris­oner ex­change in or­der to re­cover Sergeant Bergdahl.”

But as is usu­ally the case with Obama, the truth ex­posed is much dif­fer­ent from his lies. A spokesper­son for Sen. James In­hofe (R-OK) said: “The pres­i­dent never con­sulted with the Se­nate Armed Ser­vices Com­mit­tee on the de­tails of such an ex­change while the se­na­tor has been rank­ing mem­ber.” Sen. Saxby Cham­b­liss (R-GA) was even more demon­stra­tive in re­nounc­ing the lie Obama told in War­saw say­ing: “The White House is wrong about that. I haven’t had a con­ver­sa­tion with the White House on this is­sue in a year and a half. Now, if that’s keep­ing us in the loop, then this ad­min­is­tra­tion is more ar­ro­gant than I thought they were. The pres­i­dent says he kept Congress in­formed and, as I just told Joe, that’s sim­ply not the case.”

Cham­b­liss fur­ther ex­posed the ab­sence of truth to Obama’s claim by say­ing: “I got a phone call last night apol­o­giz­ing for not giv­ing us ad­vanced warn­ing. It was from a high-level White House in­di­vid­ual. They [said] it had just been called to their at­ten­tion that I had not re­ceived ad­vanced no­ti­fi­ca­tion of this trans­ac­tion tak­ing place.” In col­lo­quial terms, White House staff re­al­ized Obama had lied, and it caused an “oh crap” mo­ment. They had to cover his lie and that phone call was the best they could do.

TheHill.com ex­posed Obama’s lie even more when it re­vealed the leader of the Se­nate In­tel­li­gence Com­mit­tee also got an apol­ogy phone call from the White House writ­ing, “The White House has apol­o­gized to Se­nate In­tel­li­gence Com­mit­tee Chair­woman Dianne Fe­in­stein (D-CA) for fail­ing to alert her in ad­vance of a de­ci­sion to re­lease Tal­iban com­man­ders from Guan­tanamo Bay.” Per­mit me to say once again, Obama is a per­ni­cious patho­log­i­cal liar.

But what needs to be asked of Obama is why there was a need to re­lease and ex­change five high-value Tal­iban pris­on­ers for an Army de­serter who, along with his fam­ily, has made his con­dem­na­tion of Amer­ica known. What made Bergdahl’s re­lease so im­por­tant that it war­ranted high-rank­ing Tal­iban ter­ror­ists be­ing re­leased?

Was Bergdahl a highly dec­o­rated black-ops sol­dier who had time and again shown him­self to be a war­rior par ex­cel­lence? Of course not. Was he a deep-cover as­set ob­tain­ing valu­able in­for­ma­tion that could be used to bring down the Tal­iban? Of course not. Does he have in­for­ma­tional se­crets that can be used to re­veal un­der­cover mem­bers of the Tal­iban who have in­fil­trated Amer­ica? Of course not. So just what was it that made an Amer­i­can-hat­ing, wannabe-Mus­lim, mil­i­tary de­serter worth ex­chang­ing for five high-value ter­ror- ists? That is the $64,000 ques­tion. It is the one that should be on the lips of ev­ery re­spon­si­ble Con­gressper­son.

The re­lease of Bergdahl in ex­change for Tal­iban mem­bers even as Sgt. Tah­mooressi rots in a Mex­i­can prison and Me­riam Ibrahim sits in a Su­danese prison un­der threat of death for con­vert­ing from Is­lam to Chris­tian­ity de­mands an an­swer pur­suant to what makes him so valu­able. The White House cer­e­mony Obama held for the fam­ily of Bergdahl while he ig­nores the fam­i­lies of the Amer­i­cans he al­lowed to be mur­dered in Beng­hazi, the fam­i­lies he ig­nores of Brian Terry and Jaime Za­p­ata, his ig­nor­ing Pas­tor Saeed, and his ig­nor­ing the sur­vivors of the Fort Hood ter­ror­ist mas­sacre de­mands an ex­pla­na­tion.

We don’t need speeches and the usual back and forth we are ac­cus­tomed to from politi­cians. We need an­swers as to what made Bergdahl so im­por­tant.

COLUM­NIST

MY­CHAL MASSIE

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