Obama Compares Himself To George Washington And Abraham Lincoln For Cutting Prisoner Swap Deal With The Taliban


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Humility. : He’s all humility:

“This is what happens at the end of wars,” President Barack Obama said Tuesday when he was asked about swapping American Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban terrorists.

“That was true for George Washington, that was true for Abraham Lincoln, that was true for FDR. That’s been true of every combat situation, that at some point, you make sure that you try to get your folks back. And that’s the right thing to do.”

Speaking in Poland, Obama said it doesn’t matter how Bergdahl ended up with the Taliban:

“But let me just make a very simple point here, and that is – regardless of the circumstances – whatever those circumstances may turn out to be – we still get an American soldier back if he’s held in captivity – period, full stop. We don’t condition that. And that’s what every mom and dad who sees a son or daughter sent over into war theater should expect from, not just their commander in chief, but the United States of America.

I don’t know which is worse: the arrogance of comparing himself to Washington and Lincoln, or the idea this guy cares about the troops.

I’m pretty sure the parents of those lost in Benghazi don’t share Obama’s opinion that he’s looking out for the troops.

Hat Tip: : Weasel Zippers

See also: : Sarah Palin Blasts Obama On Prisoner Transfer: “You Blew It Again!”

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