David Limbaugh
Everything about this horrendous Bowe Bergdahl affair reminds us just how out of touch President Obama is with ordinary Americans and American sensibilities.

Just look at what we've learned. Obama reportedly expected that the American people would meet his egregiously lopsided deal exchanging five Osama bin Ladens for one Benedict Arnold with a "euphoric" response? That is breathtaking.

Even if Bergdahl had been a heroic figure, I dare say the public would have objected to Obama's giving up five of the most dangerous terrorists in the world in exchange for Bergdahl and, in the process, negotiating with terrorists.

Obama obviously doesn't share the ordinary American's concern about jihadists, as he has bent over backward to close the prison facility at Guantanamo Bay, tried to sanitize the term "terrorism" from our vernacular and often pretended we are not in a war with Islamic jihadi.

Obama has made clear that he believes that radical Muslims have legitimate grievances against the United States -- or, at the very least, that if we sweet-talk them, they will be less inclined to annihilate us.

You don't have to take my word for the fact that his radar for terrorists is defective. Anyone who truly wants to close Gitmo and release the worst of the worst global terrorists to kill Americans in the future either doesn't care about our national security or is so naive about human nature and Islamic extremism that he might as well not care.

The more we are learning about the deal the more it looks as though Obama didn't have Bergdahl in mind at all in this exchange. He wasn't primarily motivated to secure a soldier's release at the "end of a war" as he claimed. The war is not over even in terms of our own involvement in Afghanistan, but it will likely never be over for the Islamists, whose lives are dedicated in perpetuity to killing infidels.

It is far likelier that Obama was first motivated to release these killers and then looked around for a plausible cover. I'm guessing he wanted to release them with or without getting Bergdahl, either because he was eager to further appease jihadi and the world's Muslims or because he is hellbent on closing Gitmo and this release paves the way for that.

Imagine Obama considering it a "win" to release five Osama bin Ladens with the only condition that they'll have to remain under supervision in Islamic Qatar for a measly year. They don't even have to wear ankle bracelets.


David Limbaugh

David Limbaugh, brother of radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh, is an expert on law and politics. He recently authored the New York Times best-selling book: "Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel."

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