The title of this post is also the title of an editorial at today’s Daily News. The New York tabloid, which is normally simpatico with the president, finds his POW swap with the Taliban as troubling as commentators on the right (and for that matter any sentient beings).
The newspaper’s cover appears below:
From the article:
President Obama betrayed the highest obligation of his office — safeguarding national security — in trading five hard-core Taliban for the American serviceman who appears to have deserted in Afghanistan.
The five sworn enemies of the United States are now in the Gulf state of Qatar, where they are free to come and go as they like, beyond the watch of American agents. In just one year, they will be free to return to Afghanistan to fight there and stage terror attacks far beyond that country’s borders.
These facts were known to Obama when he made the deal, and yet he went ahead in irresponsible disregard for lives he has endangered. As the facts have emerged — and more surely will — it has become ever clearer that he lost his presidential compass in the Taliban swap.
Lefties who may be reading this should not despair. This unpleasant chapter in Obama’s America, like every previous one — including most recently the outing of the CIA station in Afghanistan — will soon fade into obscurity. Before long, the Daily News and the administration will be BFF.