Did Obama Just Put His Neck On The Chopping Block Again…

Amid widespread controversy surrounding the alleged desertion of recently returned prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl, the Obama administration has adamantly tried to defend him and the unilateral decision to trade five dangerous terrorists in exchange for his release.

Barack Obama stuck to that narrative Thursday in comments he made during a press conference in Brussels.

“We saw an opportunity and we seized it,” he contended, “and I make no apologies for that.”

Of those who question the deal he made with the Taliban to release a man even some of his fellow soldiers consider a traitor, Obama expressed a dismissive attitude. He called the controversy “whipped up” and reaffirmed the fact that he in no way regrets the trade.

“I make absolutely no apologies for making sure that we get back a young man to his parents, and that the American people understand that this is somebody’s child, and that we don’t condition whether or not we make the effort and try and get them back.”

As some have suggested, he seemed to show less dedication to facilitating the return of Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi–the Marine currently being held in Mexico–and the Americans who sought increased security ahead of the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack.

During his statement, Obama also addressed the controversy surrounding his apparent violation of a law dictating that he notifies Congress at least 30 days before prisoners are released from Guantanamo Bay.

“We had discussed with Congress the possibility that something like this would occur,” he asserted. “But the nature of the folks we were dealing with and the fragile nature of these negotiations, we felt it was important to go ahead and do what he did.”

Unapologetically taking such executive action has become a common theme of the Obama administration. It was obvious from a stream of critical Twitter posts Thursday morning that many Americans are tired of his form of leadership.

What Do You Think? Take The Poll

  • For your submission to count, you must enter a valid email address. Western Journalism takes your privacy very seriously. We will never share your email address with anyone. Privacy Policy

    By voting in this poll, I understand that I will be eligible to receive free email updates and news from WesternJournalism.com. I can unsubscribe at any time at the bottom of each email.

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom

1 comment to Did Obama Just Put His Neck On The Chopping Block Again…

  • ItsJo

    Once AGAIN, we have Obama ‘ridiculing those who DARE question HIS conduct of ACTING ON HIS OWN-LIKE A KING WHO RULES WITH SOME IRON FIST. With his Alinsky Method of Ridicule your Enemies, as no one can fight ridicule-he uses this method constantly, and “Makes No Apology For His Actions?”-HE NEVER DOES. As he used the parents’ for a Photo Op, he also put Our military in a worse postion by releasing 5Terrorists who will surely be out KILLING AMERICANS, AS THEY DID BEFORE GITMO. This is typical of a narcissist like Obama, to call those who question him, “Phony Scandals they are making political points with.”