The White House has a new lie to tell.
The Obama administration has told senators it didn’t notify Congress about the pending swap of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban officials because the Taliban had threatened to kill him if the deal was made public, three congressional officials have told The Associated Press. <CBS News, link>
Talk about playing on the heart strings of Americans, but then Barack Obama will tell any lie and break any law to accelerate his “transformation” of America.
It is a lie for the simple reason that if the Taliban had followed through on its threat, the Taliban would have lost a massive piece of leverage in negotiations with the USA — just look at what they got for Bergdahl. You think they would have killed him? Never. Taliban leaders are not stupid, and such a threat was either never made, or was made as a bluff.
Therefore, Barack Obama is either
(A) Lying, again
(B) Guilty of falling for an obvious bluff (on purpose, I believe) and now exposing himself for having done so
It doesn’t matter whether A or B is true: in either case, we have a president who will seemingly do anything and everything in his power to embolden our enemies.
By the way, I believe this latest Big Lie by Obama is solely for the sake of mending fences with senior Democrats in Congress who were kept in the dark (along with Congressional Republicans) on the prisoner exchange — in violation of the law.
Obama could not care less about violating the Constitution vis-a-vis Republicans, but with Democrats he needs a fig leaf of an excuse.
But if you are Diane Feinstein, are you not insulted by this latest lie? It insults your intelligence, Diane, doesn’t it? Obama takes you and fellow Democrats for fools.
How does it feel?