Friday, June 6, 2014


On the worst of the worst. Well one of them anyway.
Right-wingers whipping themselves into a frenzy over the Bergdahl swap has nothing to do with underlying facts. Depending on the person, it is either cynicism, emotional reaction due to visceral hatred of Obama, or some combination thereof.
"And anyway, the idea that any single individual is so dangerous that to let them go is to jeopardize national security betrays either a very cynical PR strategy or a very stupid threat assessment. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but there will never come a day when we've imprisoned or killed all the "bad guys." New ones are born every day --- many of them because of that godforsaken black hole of a prison camp where we are holding people forever. If all these patriots were really concerned about national security they'd be for closing Guantanamo instead of holding on to a rapidly aging group of prisoners, turning them into martyrs, and pretending that it is keeping us safe. It's doing the opposite. "

*With apologies to Stephen Colbert. 

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