by Andy Weddington
Sunday, 08 June 2014
"Holy underwear! Sheriff murdered! Innocent women and children blown to bits! We have to protect our phoney baloney jobs here, gentleman! We must do something about this immediately! Immediately! Immediately! Harrumph! Harrumph! Harrumph!
Governor William J. Le Petomane
A day or so ago on Twitter Pennsylvania Representative (Third District) Mike Kelly (R) posted: "I stand with my colleagues who are outraged over #Bergdahl scandal & its impact on our national security. patriotjournalist.com/Bergdahl.php #PJNET"
There were nearly 1,200 retweets and one shy of 130 favorites.
Outraged, with cynical civility I commented in reply: ""Outrage" like "hope" is not action, congressman. You and "your colleagues" get to work and fix this damn mess."
We have a Congress?
What do they do?
Other than stand before microphones and express their "outrage"? And smile, a cheesy one, at the end of the interview.
Response? Nope. Crickets.
Within an hour or so, while catching up on Facebook, I read an article - 'Bowe Bergdahl, Just Deserts' penned by Ann Coulter - that appeared in The Patriot Post.
I do not disagree with Ms Coulter.
But (investigative) journalists, and more importantly our Congress, are not going far enough. Not near far enough.
Yes, investigate Bergdahl. Let there be absolute truth as to what he did and did not do and then pursue justice if such is in order.
But Bergdahl is a bit player in this drama. A bit player.
And so are the five top Taliban commanders that were imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay and swapped for Bergdahl by President Obama, now enjoying freedom, bit players.
The star of this drama is President Obama.
And it is upon President Obama the megawatt spotlight should and must be - while under microscopic investigation; again (if that's ever been done).
To my friend's post of the Coulter article, I commented: "Recovering Bergdahl is one matter. Graver was the release of five top enemy commanders - known killers (and committed to more of the same). There is but one conclusion with two explanations. Conclusion: President Obama is a domestic enemy. Explanations: 1) His release decision purposeful to do greater harm to the U. S.; 2) He is an idiot. Either explanation results in the only logical conclusion. Therefore, he must be relieved of his duties. Immediately! By force, if necessary. What will Congress do?
Right, what will Congress do - other than express outrage?
A point of clarity. I did not use the term "idiot" in sarcasm nor to be slanderous but factual; the literal definition.
Think about it, we're in a global war and our enemy(s) proven our homeland is a battlefield - the 9/11 attack compelling and still they scheme and try. What battlefield commander who has captured five enemy generals swaps them for one noncommissioned officer who deserted his unit?
The swap was not just illogical. It was not just poor decision-making (as some journalists and analysts opine).
The swap was idiotic. It was not in the best interest of safeguarding the security of the United States of America - as President Obama is sworn to do.
The war is not over. It'll never be over. Those five killers have vowed to continue their mission of killing Americans - wherever they may be.
President Obama's decision is indefensible. But it is explicable (as aforementioned).
Is President Obama mentally competent?
Words. President Obama's mean nothing. Any connection to his words and actions is purposely accidental. Our country's safety and security the foremost acid test. It's been compromised. And who knows to what extent.
President Obama has, time and again, demonstrated he does not possess the intellectual rigor so touted by his acolytes and media. And his positions and actions sometimes arouse wonder as to any patriotism - allegiance to the rich heritage that built America - and looking out for the welfare of all Americans; not just those who support him.
With the Bergdahl swap President Obama acquiesced to terror. He positioned America as weak. He has emboldened the enemy.
And a word to Congress - Ladies and gentlemen your allegiance is to country not the president. Assemble, put your petty partisan squabbles aside, and do the work necessary to secure and safeguard America - that is, wire brush the President of the United States through rigorous investigation to determine his continued fitness for duty.
Poor-decision making may not be grounds for impeachment but (presidential) actions that compromise the homeland and safety and security of American citizens, anywhere on the planet, is certainly grounds for entertainment.
Congress, these are extraordinary times - that call for extraordinary actions. Yes, be outraged. But engage, dammit! Immediately! Immediately! Immediately! Harrumph! Harrumph! Harrumph!
As it is...
President Obama and his administration, a façade, is collapsing faster than the fake town of Rock Ridge (3 miles outside Rock Ridge) in the Mel Brooks classic 'Blazing Saddles.'
Come to think of it, we're sort of living 'Blazing Saddles' but there's nothing comedic about it. At least Rock Ridge had a competent sheriff. And deputy.
Anyway, every citizen should be outraged. And engaged.
Sound the alarm!
Friday there was theory aired that Obama faithful, including sympathetic media, are concocting a 'mentally incompetent' status for Bergdahl - to preclude trial whatsoever. And that would pave the way for President Obama to affirm Bergdahl served with 'honor and distinction' (as proffered by Susan 'Sunday Talk Shows' Rice), and pin a medal or two on him. It'd be impossible to make this up.