Former Army Major Rusty Bradley told Fox's Mike Huckabee that he would have advised the president to threaten to invade Pakistan if necessary in response to threats to kill a detained service member.
June 8, 2014

For anyone did not think that the fearmongering we've seen from Republicans over the prisoner exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was quite over the top enough to suit them, get a load of former Army Major Rusty Bradley on Mike Huckabee's show this Saturday night.

HUCKABEE: I'd love to find out – I'm not asking you to seek the office – but you've been there. We've know known that the president didn't listen to the military and intelligence counsel that he was being given, all of which said, “Don't do this.”

But he did it anyway. What should have been his advice? What would you have done? What would you have advised the president if you were sitting in the Oval Office and he said, “Okay major, I've got a guy over here, we need to get him out. What do I do?” What would you tell him?

BRADLEY: If an insurgent contacted a member of my administration and threatened to kill a detained U.S. service member, I would have them put me in direct contact with their leader and I would tell them very clearly that if you harm him in any way for propaganda purposes, I will destroy you. I will set aside everything on my desk. I will use every asset available to me and the world will quickly forget that you ever even existed because I will absolutely dismantle you, and if I have to invade Pakistan to do it, that's exactly what I'll do.

HUCKABEE: Well major, I wish so much you had been in the Oval Office giving the advice, although, unfortunately, I'm not sure this president would have taken that advice. I just wish he had it.

Of course the audience at Faux "news" ate it up and responded with wild applause. Let's go invade a country with nuclear weapons. What could possibly go wrong?


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