Bill Poulos: Prisoners swap not a fair trade

June 10, 2014 

Let me see if I got this right. President Obama does not negotiate with terrorists. Yet he brokered a deal in which he exchanged five senior Taliban leaders for Sgt. Bergdahl, an AWOL prisoner who deserted his fellow soldiers.

Hmmmm, does that mean that the Taliban can now kidnap and incarcerate any American they choose and “negotiate” for the release of more Taliban leaders in Gitmo in exchange for this new prisoner?

Yet, “What difference does it make” rings in my ears when I think of Benghazi and our administration’s response to that nightmare. Have we forgotten who we are dealing with, or is our current president a bona fide idiot?

So very, very sad. Even though there is no way to justify either case, our liberal friends will continue to do so. Common sense and decency no longer exist in Washington.

Bill Poulos, Salida

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