The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground. —THOMAS JEFFERSON, 1788

Obama brings home deserter, deserts American pastor imprisoned in Iran

Steve Deace, Wash. Times

Somewhere within the bowels of Iran, American pastor Saeed Abedini continues to be imprisoned unjustly, simply because he wanted to bring the light of the Gospel to one of the darkest regimes on the planet. Only a regime of evil like Iran’s could be threatened by man who is in its country to build orphanages. President Obama had time to negotiate with the terrorist-supporting regime of Iran, but had no time to secure Mr. Abedini’s release as part of those negotiations.

So Mr. Abedini remains in the brutal Iranian prison system, where he recently spent two months in the hospital after being beaten, according to his wife. In May, his family “celebrated” Mr. Abedini’s second birthday since he was last a free man. His young children are still without their father.

But let’s cut the Obama regime some slack, shall we? After all, who has time to secure the release of a Christian pastor while you’re negotiating with the enemy to return five of their most vicious operatives in exchange for a military deserter? The liberal Daily Beast has an account about Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from a former Army infantry officer who says he was listening on a radio in Afghanistan the night Bergdahl was reported missing.

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