A Disastrous Exchange

Wasp Tevya


Dangerous Liasons

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Monday, June 2, 2014. Our dear friend, Wasp Tevya, is here with me at the breakfast table. He can hardly contain himself. His outrage upon learning that the Obama White House traded five maniacal GITMO terrorists for an American soldier with a rather strange story has sent shock waves through his delicate nervous system. Tevya expects that most Americans will feel the same way when they hear about the circumstances of this very bad and ill-advised deal. Tevya has asked for the pleasure of your company at breakfast. He is providing coffee and danish. Won't you join him?


You're Free to Go

Five savage and highly placed terrorists are free to plan, regroup and kill again thanks to a prisoner exchange with the Taliban. The Taliban called all the shots. The Taliban hand-picked the prisoners they wanted released. The Taliban chose the most important and most dangerous prisoners held in GITMO and the Obama White House bowed to their wishes. This is the same White House that allowed four men to be savagely murdered in Benghazi. This is the same White House that told assets in the area to stand down. This is the same White House that signed the Benghazi death warrants and lied to the families of the victims and the American people.

The Obama White House apparently thinks it is acting on the side of justice in submitting to the demands of the Taliban in order to secure the release of an American soldier. This isn't just any American soldier. This is Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl who walked off a base in Afghanistan in 2009. He fell into the hands of the Taliban and has remained with them ever since. The Taliban always claimed that Sgt. Bergdahl converted to Islam and taught his newfound friends bomb making techniques. They also claimed that he changed his name to Abdullah. The mainstream media slept through the story and the administration dismissed the claims. Having heard Bergdahl's father speak at a press conference at the White House, I believe the Taliban was right on the money. The soldier's father began the news conference in Arabic. He began with a message to his son that went like this, " In the name of Allah, the most gracious, the most merciful."

So let's recap here for a moment. The Obama White House traded five dangerous terrorists for one American soldier who walked off his base in Afghanistan into the welcoming arms of the enemy. During his "captivity" his family spent their time on Twitter, tweeting all manner of anti-American and pro-Islamist feelings. The father made it quite clear that he was working to free all captives on all sides of the conflict. In this case, the White House may have switched things up a bit by releasing men on the same side of the conflict.


Paradise Found

The five GITMO detainees will be transferred to Qatar where they will remain for a while. No doubt they will be relaxing in the sun and making new plans for the exciting life ahead of them. These men are violent and vicious. This bug has no doubt that we will be hearing about them one way or the other very soon.

I imagine the MSM will make much of the release of our American soldier. I doubt they will ask the questions that must be asked. Who exactly is Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl? Why did he violate strict orders and walk off the base? Why did the Taliban keep him alive all these years? Were they telling the truth when they reported that he had converted to Islam? Why is his father doing a spot on imitation of a long bearded devotee of Allah?

In any case, we made a bad deal that has set a dangerous precedent. President Obama has made yet another "change" to our way of life and national character. Now we negotiate with terrorists, thus making our soldiers fair game for kidnappers. I can only suppose that GITMO will soon be empty, not because President Obama closed it down, but because the Taliban did.


A Swimmingly Bad Ending

The five GITMO terrorists will be swimming and relaxing poolside in Qatar biding their time until they are welcomed back with open arms by their Taliban comrades. We are going to pay a very heft price for releasing them. Nothing about this exchange makes any sense. In fact the whole thing stinks. Would someone please explain to me what President Obama is doing? Would somebody please explain to me why our system of checks and balances isn't working?

Tevya's Song

Dear God, you made so many politicians

I suppose it's no great shame to be a politician

But it's no great honor either!

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Comments 33 comments

taxlarry 2 years ago

We don't Another great move by an incompetent president and his administration. we will never get any truths out of Washington until he and his followers are out.

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning, taxlarry,

This president is putting us all in danger. Where is Congress???? See you at the Inn.

Pino Krisio 2 years ago

POP: There is much we need to learn about this prisoner exchange, but we will never get it. America never negotiates with terrorists! you can throw that out the window. What about the 30 day notice to Congress?

Hagel stated that he told the congressional committee on Saturday. Hagel also stated that they would never release any prisoner from GITMO that the US Government considered to be a risk to our security!

WHAT????? We need to get these guys out of office. I am so riled up, I need to get to the bar. ....

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Pino,

If these thugs aren't a risk to society than Hitler was a pussycat! These 5 slit the throats of thousands of Afghans in front of their wives and children. They committed genocide! See you at the Inn.

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Hello Dear Friends,

Is there anybody out there? The silence is deafening! I hope someone gets this message.

Yours truly,


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Jayfort 2 years ago

Once again, the witless Zero and his administration of dummies has pushed their liberal agenda. This time swapping 5 dangerous terrorists for a deserter. Of course, it has taken the VA scandal out of the news cycle for now. Congress won't take him on with Dingy Harry in the Senate to block any chance of impeachment moving forward. The states won't take him on. Where's the Lone Ranger when we need him?

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning, Jayfort,

This latest disaster proves once and for all how witless and stupid the Obama White House is. What the hell were they thinking? Frankly, impeachment is too good for this guy... See you at the Inn.

AnitaFrancine 2 years ago

The irony of exchanging an AWOL soldier whose father is undoubtedly a Muslim for 5 muslim terrorist detainees who all will be vacationing before

planning their next attack on anyone other than Muslims. American people, I implore you to open your eyes and see the truth! Please have a drink waiting for me at the Inn!

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning AnitaFrancine,

It is unbelievable that the Obama WH came up with this insane scheme. Do they actually believe the American people will think they did a good thing? This has to be the most inept and dangerous administration in the history of our once great nation. I'll save you a seat at the Inn.

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RachaelOhalloran 2 years ago from United States

Ugh, just got this notification an hour ago.

Today at 1:33 PM

Hello RachaelOhalloran,

We thought that you would like to know that breakfastpop, a Hubber who you are following, just published a new Hub, A Disastrous Exchange

And HP tells me it is something on my end that is wrong? Not a chance. lol

@ your hub. I read this story on CNN or somewhere and I thought...hmm, why are we bargaining for this guy when his allegiance obviously lies with them and not us? His father confirmed it the minute he opened his mouth. Why the heck do we want him back? And we let go 5 terrorists who will live another day to come back and have another go at us. :(

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Tom Whitworth 2 years ago from Moundsville, WV

Pop and Tevya,

Once again President Obama acts in character with our founder George Washington in getting an American patriot back after war. Just as Gen. Washington got Gen. Arnold back from his British captors...............er........wait.....Arnold was a traitor who was in England of his own choice, right? The only reason to have gotten him back would have been to have hanged him.

Never mind!!!!

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Rachael,

HubPages has a habit of always saying the problem is with us. I have been advised to change my browser. The problem always is with them. I still have not received a e-mail about notifications. I only realized that you commented because I went on my hub. Thanks so much for stopping by.

As for this ill-advised and bone-head move by the Obama Administration, all I can say is that impeachment is the only way to stop this train wreck of a presidency.

See you at the Inn.

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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

I am a firm believer in never negotiating with terrorists. It is a no-win situation any old way you look at it. One does not rationally discuss terror. One must meet terror with a closed fist and an iron will.

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Tom,

Let's see we gave back five psychotic terrorists to get back a fairly new convert to terrorism. It will be interesting to see the WH defend the indefensible. Rather than punish the deserter, Obama will probably give him a medal! See you at the Inn.

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear billybuc,

If only this poor excuse for a President had your beliefs. He has placed every soldier and every American citizen in jeopardy. This action is unprecedented a complete violation of the law. Why am I not surprised?

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WillStarr 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

You should be grateful to Obama, because he gives you a new outrage to write about almost every week!

The country is sinking into a huge abyss of corruption, ineptitude, mismanagement, and amateurish buffoonery, while the mainstream media sits on its hands and says nothing, because they invested every bit of their reputations into the first black president and they simply cannot acknowledge that he is a dismal failure.

But it's not because he's black. It's because he's a liberal.

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savvydating 2 years ago

... not to mention the president ignored the part where, by law, he is supposed to contact Congress 30 days prior to making any decisions regarding American prisoners. But since when does Obama ever keep the law when he can so easily break it without serious repercussion. Even the Taliban stated that this was a great victory for them. Indeed, this is true. As we speak, the worst of the worst terrorists are enjoying themselves poolside in mansions...

And what's the deal with the dad and the whole Arabic thing? You are so right, Tevya. Thank you for giving us all those extra details about the father and his twitter comments, not to mention everything else you've pointed out in this article.

As Shakespeare wisely stated, "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark." I shudder to think of what else Obama will "change" before he finally leaves office. I have to say, this man is the worst "commander-in-chief ever. The president's foreign policy has greatly enabled terrorists and I can't even begun to tell you how much I despise this arrogant man who has done nothing to help the Syrian situation or the Ukranians, just to mention a few of those he has refused to help. But I'm getting off on a tangent. Voting Up & awesome!

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Will,

This latest fiasco is beyond the pale. Conjuring up any kind of excuse or defense of his actions seems impossible to me. This exchange without the proper notification to Congress is illegal. How does he get away with smashing every law and ruling all by his lonesome. I'll see you at the Inn. By the way, I'm so sick of him I don't want to write about him anymore!

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear savvydating,

Nothing is really "getting off on a tangent" with Obama. He is all over the place breaking laws, dismissing the Constitution and trashing our nation. Everything he touches gets destroyed. See you at the Inn.

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Pamela99 2 years ago from United States

Negotiating with terrorist is never okay, but to trade the 5 most dangerous men for one deserted is dispicable.

I think our president may have committed treason as he once again didnot following the guidelines of the consittution. This is an excellent hub about a very serious problem, which seems to come swiftly one right after the other.

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning, Pamela,

It is absolutely mind-boggling. Obama once again acts alone. He bypassed Congress and this time he broke the law. He consulted no one except , I imagine, Jarrett, the actual President. If this isn't grounds for impeachment, I don't know what is. Sometimes I think, Congress would sit on their hands and do nothing if Obama joined the Taliban! I'll see you at the Inn. I may decide to move in.

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The Frog Prince 2 years ago from Arlington, TX

This is the most disgusting, illegal thing I have ever seen any President involved in. I'm so mad it makes me want to spit right in Obama's face.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Frog Prince,

I'll go with you!!!!! See you at the Inn.

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tsadjatko 2 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

Now I have only one question. How is he going to blame Bush for this? Mark my words, somebody on the left, if not Obama, will find a way to blame Bush for this. The only question is who and when. If they can send (looney toon I'll say anything you want) Rice out to go on TV Sunday (to lie once again) and tell us Bergdahl served with "honor and distinction" and think anyone would believe that, they have to figure someone out there will believe it is Bush's fault.

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Pollyannalana 2 years ago from US

Obama also gave these criminals who are plotting already to kill us money. Does anyone know how much yet? Millions I bet. Should buy plenty of Ammo.

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning tsadjatko,

They don't need proof to blame Bush for anything, so why not this? I have to say this is easily the most idiotic and dangerous turn of events. I can't understand how even this inept administration would think this move wouldn't crash on top of them. I guess Obama doesn't give a damn. He isn't running again. I imagine he will empty his friends in GITMO back into the loving arms of the enemy in the next few weeks and months. See you at the Inn. I need something strong to get the bitter taste out of my mouth.

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning Pollyannalana,

I'm sure it was enough to give them a great vacation for about a year and then to see them safely home into the loving arms of our enemies. See you at the Inn. It exists only in our minds, but it may be the last sane and safe place on earth.

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tsadjatko 2 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

Well, how many in the military are going to think twice now before taking a terrorist prisoner? Why risk your life and the lives of future warriors to take him prisoner when the worst of the worst eventually get released? Now that it is obvious the motto SEMPER FIDELIS is not a two way street between the administration and the US Marine Corp. they might as well change it to SHOOT TO KILL AND TAKE NO PRISONERS! Obama actually was prophetic when he called our corpsmen...corpse men.

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear tsadjatko,

I think of Obama's faux pas often and wonder if it wasn't a Freudian slip. I think he despises the military and he's doing his level best to turn them into an activist group doing his bidding. His latest nightmare move has put us all in danger. He must have wanted that. Since he freed THE WORST OF THE WORST I suppose he'll conclude that he should free the rest. After all, the rest of them aren't as "terrorizing as the THE FIVE!

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tsadjatko 2 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

THE FIVE! Gee that sounds like a TV show! The Taliban version of Fox News' The Five? Will air in Qatar at 5pm their time starring the Gitmo 5. Sorry no women on this show.

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear tsadjatko,

Bob Beckel will fit right in!

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tsadjatko 2 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

Well goooooollllly ! 4 days ago I commented above

"Now I have only one question. How is he going to blame Bush for this? Mark my words, somebody on the left, if not Obama, will find a way to blame Bush for this."

little did I know before I even made that comment Nancy Pelosi had already blamed George W. Bush for Veterans Affairs scandal!


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear tsadjatko,

Nancy Pelosi is the queen of insane spin and bogus blame. She and Reid should be pickled and put on display in the Smithsonian! See you later at the Inn.

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