Pandering to voters who view illegal immigrants as hurting the economy, sponging off the government, and taking American jobs helped Brat make history. However, the political rhetoric and hyperbole doesn’t correlate with the aggregate economic data.
Monthly Archives: June 2014
Whereas the Taliban might have justified such behavior because Bergdahl tried to escape or was an enemy combatant, Donald Rumsfeld justified his approval of interrogation techniques in his own manner.
Why does GOP enthusiasm for the tea party senator translate into another Clinton in the Oval Office?
Sen. Paul and the rest of the GOP should realize that even nations that have learned to live with terrorism as a way of life (states like Israel, Colombia and Sri Lanka) have traded thousands of prisoners in exchange for hostages.
Our nation sent its soldiers into a dangerous part of the world, knowing full well that Americans would not be coming back home. If you want to blame Bergdahl, please also remember to blame the country that sent its citizens to battle a determined and deadly enemy.
Citizens, and especially media pundits, should pay attention Gen McChrystal’s words and remember that America does not leave soldiers — even ones who make mistakes — in enemy captivity.
Long before Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could ever have put his fellow soldiers in danger, certain people advocated policies that would put millions of American soldiers in harm’s way.
“Victory For Us Is To See You Suffer” Republicans Should Remember This When Criticizing Prisoner Swaps
Would giving up prisoners who have undoubtedly been replaced by new recruits or promotions embolden the Taliban? It’s doubtful, considering that they don’t need any more motivation than the “political, religious, and social purpose” they already possessed.
My support of our troops entails the belief that any soldier taken prisoner should be returned home as soon as possible, regardless of the hyperbole surrounding the terrorists we trade for his or her release.
Instead of listening, Republicans continued with the “mission first, troops second mentality.”