Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for June, 2014

Once, there was a Superman episode where he pressed a piece of coal so hard for one minute, doing what would take thousands of years, he produced a perfect diamond. This past month has produced that same kind of pressure on President Obama. Seemingly, he is being pressed from many directions, but no jewel is being produced. Instead, what we see is the disintegration of a man, with a fragile ego structure, who is simply not capable of doing his job.

But how can we expect anything different? Like all Progressives, Obama has no moral absolutes. Every decision is based on his perceived best interest and not on firmly established principles. For him, God either does not exist or is irrelevant. Because this is what Obama believes, where does he find his values? Where does he draw his strength? He certainly cannot draw it from God. Obama has to draw it from himself, but he doesn’t have a well defined compass, which differentiates right from wrong. What’s right is what appears to be popular, rendering his decision-making ability weak and indecisive.

Having no irrefutable sense of right and wrong, Obama does whatever seems like it will work at the time. So, embracing Sgt. Bergdahl’s parents during the infamous swap for the Taliban Five seemed like the right thing to do. It would get back a POW, while taking the pressure from the VA scandal off of the White House. For Obama, it seemed like a win-win, but he failed to take into account the millions of Americans who do have moral absolutes. So, his win-win scheme ended up being a lose-lose disaster.

Because Obama is morally bankrupt, he cannot understand those who are not. Misunderstanding the heart of Americans:

  • Obama didn’t realize Americans would balk at him dealing with terrorists—something no President has ever done.
  • Since he is the master of secrecy, de didn’t think we would discover Bergdahl was a deserter.
  • Obama didn’t realize his trading five mass murderers for a deserter would produce moral outrage.
  • Because Obama has never taken his oath of office seriously, he didn’t believe people, especially veterans, would be offended by Bergdahl’s repudiation of his oath of allegiance.
  • Obama didn’t think we would discover Susan Rice’s lies about Bergdahl, but we did—just like we discovered her lies concerning Benghazi.
  • Obama, taking the press for granted, thought he would be championed like a hero—just like he was when Osama bin Laden was assassinated. Instead, even the Leftists in the press have lambasted him for being a weak, feckless leader.

This list could be replicated about the IRS scandal, where deleting Lois Lerner’s incriminating emails by Team Obama is obviously Obstruction of Justice. People should go to prison for this, but Obama, being morally bankrupt, thinks he can get away with it.

Perhaps he can, but he cannot hide the truth about who he really is any longer. It isn’t that the Obama administration has some corruption in it. It’s far worse than that. The corruption is part of Obama’s nature, and he has simply spread his diseased worldview throughout his administration, producing scandals concerning Obamacare, the EPA, the VA, the IRS, Benghazi, Bergdahl, Fast & Furious, and who knows what else.

Those who continue to champion him—those devoid of moral compasses—do so because they have no alternative. Repudiating God by booing Him at their National Convention in 2012, they showed who they really are. They are as morally bankrupt of character as our federal treasury is in debt.

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

The evidence has been revealed by The Daily Beast. There can be no doubt Sgt. Bergdahl, deserted. In letters sent to his family, Sgt. Bergdahl wrote:

“Leadership was lacking, if not non-existent. The conditions were bad and looked to be getting worse for the men that where actuly (sic) the ones risking thier (sic) lives from attack.”

“If this letter makes it to the U.S.A., tell those involved in the investigation that there are more sides to the cittuwation (sic),” he adds. “Please tell D.C. to wait for all evadince (sic) to come in.”

So, the truth comes out. Each of Team Obama’s efforts to make Bergdahl a hero, while making his fellow soldiers villains, have been lies. The administration’s deceitfulness shouldn’t surprise anyone. Our Nobel Peace Prize winner has made another bad deal. Now, they are justifying the exchange, saying it shouldn’t jeopardize Americans. Bt what about the Afghanis we have been fighting for? Don’t they count? Or, are tike the Mexicans who paid for Fast & Furious with their lives? Those we leave behind in Afghanistan to experience the wrath of the freed Taliban Five will pay the price for Obama’s decision to deal with terrorists.

Obama’s two-fold purpose was to look like a hero, reversing the bad news he was receiving from the VA Scandal, while also pleasing the Far Left by releasing Gitmo prisoners. What he didn’t count on was the uproar over springing a deserter and dealing with terrorists. If he had done his homework, which he never does, he probably would not have made this terrible decision.

Read Full Post »

By any standard of measurement, based on the prisoner exchange of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for the Taliban-Five, this week has been the worst of Barack Obama’s Presidency. What’s really surprising is that it all could have been avoided. President Obama brought this catastrophe upon himself. He has no one else to blame.

His reasoning for making the swap—championing it from the Rose Garden—was to deflect from the Veterans Administration scandal. There were simply too many legitimate stories about deserving veterans being treated badly by the VA. The focus of the news needed to change, so the exchange was made, despite breaking the law to do so. As unpopular as Congress is, the White House thought they could handle Congressional opposition by calling it political bickering.

What Obama and the White House didn’t expect was the firestorm of opposition that ensued. They had good reason for thinking this way. For example, in one of the 2012 Presidential Debates, Obama’s position on the You Tube video clip, which was that it caused the Benghazi attack, was challenged by Mitt Romney, the Republican standard-bearer. When Romney made the challenge, Obama responded, saying that he had actually said it was a terrorist attack the day after Benghazi. When Romney refused to accept Obama’s explanation, the moderator, Candy Crowley, was consulted. She just happened to have the transcript of the Benghazi Rose Garden speech in hand, opened to the page Obama needed to refute Romney.

Romney retreated from his position and never recovered, but Crowley’s complicity was never seriously challenged either. Because it wasn’t, Obama mistakenly believed he could count on the press to cover his back about the Bergdahl swap, without being seriously challenged. Like always, the press would cover for him. Believing he had things well in hand, Obama went forth with Bergdahl’s parents, counting on the American people to champion getting a POW back home.

On paper, it sounded good. The scheme did change the narrative from the VA scandal, but only by making matters worse. Many things went wrong. Sgt. Bergdahl’s father showed up with a Muslim beard, thanking Allah, which was horrifying to most Americans. Then, Obama was far too chummy with Bergdahl’s cute mom, which was equally inappropriate.

When the terms of the exchange became public, things deteriorated for Obama fast. Handing over five senior leaders for one person was hard to stomach, but we put a higher premium on life than the Taliban. To solidify the PR coup, Susan Rice was sent out on the Sunday talk shows to say that Bergdahl “served with honor and distinction.” You might as well have had Bernie Madoff giving investment advise.

After that, the wheels came off, especially when it was learned:

  • Bergdahl actually deserted
  • Six good men died trying to find him.
  • Bergdahl’s fellow soldiers called him a deserter on national TV
  • And the Liberal media and even some Democrats deserted Obama.

What was a bad situation became a nightmare for Obama, but he will not allow things to stay that way. In his mind, he has to do something to regain the upper hand. Admitting he has made a mistake isn’t an option. Nor will he apologize. Narcissists never do. They never believe they are wrong.

But what will he do? Heave knows. Let’s hope it doesn’t cost American lives.

Read Full Post »

      You want it from the horses mouth?? Here ya go..We were at OP Mest, Paktika Province, Afghanistan. It was a small outpost where B Co 1-501st INF (Airbone) ran operations out of, just an Infantry platoon and ANA counterparts there. The place was an Afghan graveyard. Bergdahl had been acting a little strange, telling people he wanted to “walk the earth” and kept a little journal talking about how he was meant for better things. No one thought anything about it. He was a little “out there”.
      Next morning he’s gone. We search everywhere, and can’t find him. He left his weapon, his kit, and other sensitive items. He only took some water, a comp#$%$ and a knife. We find some afghan kids shortly after who saw an american walking north asking about where the taliban are. We get hits on our voice intercepter that Taliban has him, and we were close. We come to realize that the kid deserted his post, snuck out of camp and sought out Taliban… to join them. We were in a defensive position at OP Mest, where your focus is to keep people out. He knew where the blind spots were to slip out and that’s what he did. It was supposed to be a 4-day mission but turned into several months of active searching. Everyone was spun up to find this guy.
      News outlets all over the country were putting out false information. It was hard to see, especially when we knew the truth about what happened and we lost good men trying to find him. PFC Matthew Michael Martinek, Staff Sgt. Kurt Robert Curtiss, SSG Clayton Bowen, PFC Morris Walker, SSG Michael Murphrey, 2LT Darryn Andrews, were all KIA from our unit who died looking for Bergdahl. Many others from various units were wounded or killed while actively looking for Bergdahl. Fighting Increased. IEDs and enemy ambushes increased.
      The Taliban knew that we were looking for him in high numbers and our movements were predictable. Because of Bergdahl, more men were out in danger, and more attacks on friendly camps and positions were conducted while we were out looking for him. His actions impacted the region more than anyone wants to admit. There is also no way to know what he told the Taliban: Our movements, locations, tactics, weak points on vehicles and other things for the enemy to exploit are just a few possibilities. The Government knows full well that he deserted. It looks bad and is a good propaganda piece for the Taliban. They refuse to acknowledge it. Hell they even promoted him to Sergeant which makes me sick. I feel for his family who only want their son/brother back. They don’t know the truth, or refuse to acknowledge it as well. What he did affected his family and his whole town back home, who don’t know the truth. Either way what matters is that good men died because of him. He has been lying on all those Taliban videos about everything since his “capture”.
      If he ever returns, he should be tried under the UCMJ for being a deserter and judged for what he did. Bergdahl is not a hero, he is not a soldier or an Infantryman. He failed his brothers. Now, sons and daughters are growing up without their fathers who died for him and he will have to face that truth someday.

 

Read Full Post »

When the pressure to be forthcoming about events in Benghazi became so intense for the White House, to deflect, Lois Lerner came forward with her scripted apology about the IRS targeting conservative Americans. What Obama and “Team Obama” didn’t count on was that the IRS scandal would become as serious as the Benghazi scandal.

Nevertheless, the truth behind what really happened in Benghazi must be so damning that disclosing what the IRS was doing became acceptable collateral damage.

The same strategy is being implemented now. What has happened in the Veterans Administration is so scandalous that Obama needed the pressure alleviated. So, he swapped Sgt. Bergdahl for the Taliban Five, knowing it would cause an uproar, but he had no choice. Discovery of what has been happening to our veterans would be far worse. Bergdahl has bought him some time.

This is the problem with having a Narcissist for President. It isn’t that Obama refuses to admit he has been wrong about Benghazi or the VA; he can’t. He doesn’t believe he is wrong about anything. Narcissists never do, but in their efforts to cover their tracks, they make colossal blunders in judgment. This is what Obama has done with Bergdahl. What is surprising is that Obama thought he could get away with it.

Because he has been able to control most of the media, he assumed there would be no serious scrutiny of his actions. This is where he made a mistake, as discovery about who Bergdahl really is, is coming to light much more quickly than Obama anticipated. Unfortunately for the President, no one in Team Obama was willing to address the potential downside, which isn’t surprising. Sycophants are constitutionally incapable of confronting narcissists like Obama, choosing instead to tell their boss what a wise strategy it would be to divert from the VA by swapping a deserter for five mass murderers—a message our Narcissist-in-Chief was eager to hear.

Jack Watts

JACK WATTS LIVE

Read Full Post »

Can you think of anything President Obama could have done for America that would have been more positive than swapping Bergdahl for the Taliban Five? With this one act, he undermined what little was left of our trust for him. With this one colossal miscalculation, he has changed the political tides in favor of conservatives and away from progressives. Not since Willie Horton have conservatives been given such a gift. Think about it:

  1. To begin with, Obama negotiated with terrorists, which the White House denies, but he did it. No President has ever done this before. The precedent Obama has set is a bad one. Even Liberals know this.
  2. He freed the five worst terrorists at Gitmo, while having “Baghdad Bob” Carney assure us these mass murderers wouldn’t pose a threat to Americans in the future. Jay Carney’s lie is a bigger one than those Obama repeated so often about ObamaCare
  3. When Obama had Bergdahl’s parents join him in the Rose Garden, the father, wearing a Muslim beard, opened his remarks in Arabic, quoting from the Koran, which will be replayed in hundreds of ads for years.
  4. On Sunday, Susan Rice went on the talk shows, like she did about Benghazi, telling the American people Sgt. Bergdahl served with “Honor and Distinction,” which was as big a lie as the one about the You Tube video clip. She’s a dutiful liar. Obama counts on her for it. Bergdahl’s commander and fellow soldiers categorically deny he is a hero. Instead, the say he hated America and actually deserted. He was even investigated for deserting, with the results being sealed—no surprise there.
  5. That six honorable soldiers lost their lives searching for this deserter has never been mentioned by the President.
  6. Obama defied his duty and his oath of office by acting unilaterally. The law clearly states that Congress must be notified thirty days before anything like this can happen, but Obama holds Congress in contempt, doesn’t he? Obama has never let the Constitution stand in his way before, why should he about this?
  7. Sheikh Oman, the world’s greatest Jihadist, calls the trade a great victory. He’s right; it is—all at our expense.
  8. When the stories from the soldiers come out about Bergdahl, and they will, this fiasco will not only damage Obama, but it will also damage every vulnerable Democrat this November and in 2016. Hillary Clinton must be apoplectic at Obama’s foolishness.

All of this has been a tremendous gift for those of us who cherish the Rule of Law. As so often happens, pride goes before a fall. Obama has stumbled badly over this, which will undermine his ability to govern from now on—thank the Lord.

Jack Watts

JACK WATTS LIVE

Read Full Post »

Why was the deal cut to return Sgt. Bergdahl the way it happened? Here’s a hint: whenever Barack Obama does something to look good, it’s always to deflect from something that really makes him look bad.

With the VA scandal dominating the news—even in the liberal outlets—Obama needed something to counteract the negativity—something that would make it look like he is fully engaged with our brave soldiers, doing everything he can to take care of them. That it happened the day after Secretary Shinseki resigned in disgrace, over the mismanagement of the VA, is the reason why the exchange was made so quickly.

Because bringing back Bergdahl would change the story line from negative to positive, at least for a day or two, Obama jumped at the opportunity. That it meant the United States would agree to negotiate with terrorists, which no administration has ever done before, was immaterial—not when compared with the boost Obama would receive in his popularity by obtaining Bergdahl’s freedom.

Before any exchange like this can be made, by law, the President is required to notify Congress thirty days in advance, but abiding by the law of the land has never been a deterrent to Barack Obama, has it? When it comes to fulfilling his oath of office to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution, Obama’s word is about as good as a Kardashian saying, “I do.”

Even better, when Constitutionalists complained about the illegality of what transpired, it would make them look mean-spirited and heartless, again making Obama look good by comparison. For Obama, there was no downside to making the deal.

But there is definitely a downside. Obama’s poor decision will embolden our enemies and make travel abroad more dangerous for Americans—at least as long as Obama is in office. His shortsightedness will end up costing lives, just as surely as his Fast & Furious scheme did early in his first administration. We will hear from these five hardened terrorists again, now that they are free to wage war against the Great Satan—the United States of America. When they do, I suspect that Sgt. Bergdahl—now sporting a proper Muslim beard—will be smiling.

Jack Watts

Jack Watts Live.

Read Full Post »