Bill-O with yet another edition of "what I would do if I had been elected president" where he reads from the GOP's latest playbook, calling our current president "weak" because he's been trying to get us out of the Middle East, rather than starting a few more military interventions -- as the right and the neocons have been pushing for as they beat their war drums for at every turn.
Bill O’Reilly tonight remarked on the administration’s decision to free five Gitmo detainees in exchange for the release of captured Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
“This is yet another troubling situation for the president,” O’Reilly said. He explained that Obama signed a law last year saying that he must give Congress 30 days notice before any Gitmo detainee can be released or transferred. However, wording in the law gives Obama discretion, and he said he had to act quickly because Bergdahl’s health was deteriorating in captivity.
O’Reilly noted that Bergdahl was captured under “very mysterious circumstances” and said that “by trading one American for five terrorists, that might encourage Americans to be kidnapped all over the world.”
O’Reilly noted that it has been U.S. policy not to bargain with terrorists and said there’s no question that this move will make things more dangerous. Still, he asked: what do you do when you can save an American soldier?
“If I had been president, I would not have made the deal,” O’Reilly said.
O'Reilly, like his buddy Cheney, seems to have forgotten that their hero George W. Bush negotiated with terrorists, as did their hero St. Ronnie. And never mind that President Obama did not actually negotiate with terrorists in this incident. They've got their talking points and they're going to keep repeating them until the day they die.