Obama perfect ambassador for apology tour of Afghanistan
President Joe Biden is expected to appoint Barack Obama as ambassador to Afghanistan.
Who better than the former president to apologize to the United States and link up with the former terrorist leaders of the ânewâ Islamic fundamentalists Taliban who now rule Afghanistan?
Of course, the appointment could not have taken place until Biden granted official US recognition to the now Taliban-controlled âprofessional and commercialâ state.
Next thing you know, Biden will sponsor the Taliban for membership in the United Nations, which would mean Taliban diplomats will be able to reside in New York, the city they tried to destroy 20 years ago.
The thugs and murderers who now control Afghanistan would welcome a bowing Obama with open arms. They owe him. They wouldn’t even be here if Obama and Biden, Obama’s vice president of cheerleading, hadn’t set them free.
Showing goodwill, Obama could arrive in Kabul with a plane full of cash to distribute as he did with Iranian terrorists in Tehran.
It was Obama / Biden who, in 2014, freed the Taliban Five from Guantanamo in exchange for US Army deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
Bergdahl had been captured and imprisoned by the Taliban after deserting his post and leaving his weapon behind, before wandering into the arms of the Taliban.
Four of those five terrorists – who have vowed not to return to the battlefield – are now, thanks to Obama, part of the hardline Taliban government in Kabul.
“I guess Obama thought they were going to work at McDonald’s,” observed one veteran bitterly.
Even a Market Basket cashier could have predicted that it was only a matter of time before the terrorists returned to the battlefield.
“It’s a good day,” Obama said, with Bergdahl’s parents by his side, during a ceremony at the Rose Garden upon Bergdahl’s release after five years in captivity. âWhile Bowe was gone he was never forgotten,â Obama said.
Susan Rice, then Obama’s national security adviser – and now one of Biden’s top advisers – said Bergdahl had served with “honor and distinction.”
Jen Psaki, Biden’s press secretary, also praised the terrorist trade deal. As a spokesperson for the State Department at the time, she said, âWas it worth it? Absoutely.”
Of course, the deal was worth it – for the Taliban, not for the United States.
Bergdahl, to avoid jail, pleaded guilty to desertion and misconduct in front of the enemy. He was fined and given a dishonorable discharge.
Obama made no mention – then or since – of the six Americans who were killed or injured during an extensive search for Bergdahl after his disappearance. He also didn’t mention that he traded five die-hard terrorists for Bergdahl’s release.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken, then Deputy National Security Advisor, said at the time that the activities of the released terrorists would be “very carefully monitored” in case they sought to return to the battlefield.
“There will be restrictions on their movements, on their activities,” he said.
What joke. Blinken, who approaches the Taliban like a hovering waiter, is now begging the same terrorists to free the Americans Biden abandoned with his stupid and humiliating evacuation from Afghanistan.
Now, the former inmates of Gitmo make those who took them out of prison crawl. And no one seems better at crawling past the Taliban than Blinken and the State Department.
It was not embarrassing enough, the Taliban insisted on making their new cabinet appointments just before Saturday, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers which left 3,000 dead.
Four of the five Taliban have been appointed to the most senior positions. Another terrorist, Sirajuddin Haqqani, a killer with American blood on his hands, is now Home Secretary. He is wanted by the FBI with a reward of $ 5 million for his capture.
That’s who Biden and Blinken will be dealing with. So they need help.
And that’s where Ambassador Obama comes in. He freed the five Taliban. It is only fair that he should be rewarded for his foresight. A plane full of money will also help.
Remember, when they come down, we go down.
Peter Lucas is a veteran political journalist and columnist from Massachusetts.