RUSH: The thing about Bergdahl, again, I don’t know what you might have heard about this, but this Bergdahl thing, I don’t think it’s about him, family, a lot of odd stuff happened here, but what at the end of the day happened?
Obama replenished the enemy. I don’t care if it’s Bergdahl Smergdahl or smorgasbord that we traded. It’s a five-to-one deal and we’ve sent five enemy combatants, terrorists, back to the battlefield. All for the express purpose of what? I’m reading all this stuff that the Regime was totally blindsided by the reaction. They thought they were going to feted. They thought they were going to be heralded. They thought they were gonna get all kinds praise and they were just stunned when the American people didn’t see it this way. That’s why the question: “Is this just incompetence or ignorance, or is it worse?”
What it is is closing Gitmo! I think what we’re looking at is somebody who has already expressed a lack of concern for the Constitution, a lack of concern for the separation of powers. We’re looking at somebody who now is aware, the president, that he has two and a half years and it’s time to get it all done. It’s time to get as much done that he set out to do in 2009, it’s time to get it done, however he can get it done. Closing Guantanamo is one of those things, but at the root of it is making sure that this country gets its comeuppance.
None of this surprises me. I can’t say it doesn’t agitate me or outrage me or make me mad, but when it doesn’t surprise you, then there is a limiting factor on how angry it can make you. Just to be point-blank here, the frustration is that so many other people seem surprised by what’s happening.
RUSH: The news media is trying to make this — and has been trying to make this — all about Bergdahl and Bergdahl’s parents and so forth. That’s a distraction. It was never about Bergdahl. He’s the excuse. The thing that is noteworthy here is Obama has always wanted to close Guantanamo Bay.
He’s promised to shut down Gitmo; the left is irritated at him. It’s cost him some money, in fact, in donations, that Gitmo is still open. To do that, to close Gitmo, he’s got to get rid of the remaining terrorists somehow. And he’s been itching to find an excuse to do so, some way to make it seem like it’s something else besides letting these terrorists go free.
So he does it in the form of a prisoner swap, and he thinks he’s gonna get heralded and get credited and thought of as a great guy. “We’re gonna get back an American soldier!” This man has never worn of uniform; he disdains people who do. He doesn’t understand the culture. Susan Rice is as tone deaf now as she was during Benghazi. These people are embarrassing. They literally are embarrassing.