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If You Thought the Obama Administration's Handling of the Bloomer Bomber was Bad

Andy McCarthy tells us that Obama's coddling and appeasing of terrorists is even worse than we originally thought:

I can't believe I am writing this while Iranian tyrants are brutally suppressing a revolt by the Iranian people . . . and only days after the Obama administration made a fiasco of a terrorist attack that nearly killed 289 people.

Back in the early summer, I wrote about how, even as the Iranian regime continued killing American troops, the Obama administration had engaged in shameful negotiations with an Iran-backed terror network (the League of the Righteous) in Iraq -- negotiations that resulted in the release of Laith Qazali, one of the terrorists responsible for the murders of five American soldiers in Karbala, in exchange for the remains of two British hostages.

Shortly thereafter, the Obama administration released the "Irbil Five," commanders from the Iranian IRGC's elite "Quds Force" who had been captured by our military after coordinating terrorist attacks in Iraq that have killed hundreds of American soldiers and Marines.

Today, New Year's Eve, while everyone's attention is understandably on family and friends, we learn (thanks to the ever alert Bill Roggio, reporting on the Standard's blog) that the administration has now released Qais Qazali, Laith's brother, who is the head of the Iran-backed terror network, in addition to a hundred other terrorists. In violation of the long-standing, commonsense policy against capitulating to kidnappers and terrorists because it just encourages more hostage-taking and murder, the terrorists were released in exchange for a British hostage and the remains of his three contract guards (whom the terrorists had murdered).

So, as the mullahs, America's incorrigible enemies, struggle to hang on, we're giving them accommodations and legitimacy. And the messages we send? Terrorize us and we'll negotiate with you. Kill American troops or kidnap civilians and win valuable concessions -- including the release of an army of jihadists, and its leaders, who can now go back to targeting American troops.

Read all of Andy's article and weep. We have another three years of this man's naivete and terrorist appeasement to live through.

Update: Allahpundit at Hot Air has much on this sad display of Obama appeasement gone wild and notes this particularly disturbing detail:

[Jake] Tapper's military source insists that this has nothing to do with a prisoner swap but merely the U.S. honoring its obligations under the U.S.-Iraqi Security Agreement, but it ain't just Roggio's sources who insist that's a lie. According to the Guardian, not only is this a prisoner swap but the guy we're getting in return -- Peter Moore, a British computer consultant who's been held hostage in Iran since May 2007 -- was kidnapped by Khazali's group precisely because they wanted a bargaining chip to negotiate for Khazali's release.

So, Moore was kidnapped in 2007 when Bush was president to use as a bargaining chip. They got nowhere with him, it seems, but Obama comes along and Khazili's group sees nothing but chump in the White House and bingo! there's a swap.


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Comments (15)

"Read all of Andy's article... (Below threshold)

"Read all of Andy's article and weep."-kim

The guilty should weep, the righteous gird up their loins. Of course, girding requires rising, bending down slightly, reaching around to tie off...Awww, forget it. *Plop*

One thing seems reasonably ... (Below threshold)
jim m:

One thing seems reasonably clear: Obama believes that any government that can hold and maintain power is legitimate regardless of the means they use to do so.

He has cozied up to, appeased and accommodated virtually every thug dictator currently in power. I don't recall him even saying the least bit derogatory comment about Mugabe. He certainly has nothing to say about the Castro's, Morales, Chavez, Ortega and has yet to criticize any middle eastern leader outside of Israel.

My take is that he behaves this way because in his heart he wishes that he could turn our government into what they have. I believe he would waste no time in doing so if he saw the opportunity.

Appease like a butterfly, o... (Below threshold)

Appease like a butterfly, on bended knee

If You voted for Barry, so happy are thee

Treason!! straight ... (Below threshold)

Treason!! straight up!

Impeachment time!!

The price for relea... (Below threshold)

The price for releasing Qazali will be paid in blood--no doubt the blood of the ones at the tip of the spear.

I would ask, "In good conscience, how could the admin possibly do this?"--and the obvious answer is there's NO conscience involved here.

Damn, I miss W.

I hope that it's nothing mo... (Below threshold)

I hope that it's nothing more than profound stupidity. I fear that it's not.

Yeah BrianD, pretty hard to... (Below threshold)

Yeah BrianD, pretty hard to come up with something snarky when your Lord and Master screws up this bad. Even you're embarrassed.

This does send a message to the troops. NO PRISONERS! That way the bureaucrats and Commander in Chief can't fuck us over a 2nd time!

I've been trying to resist ... (Below threshold)

I've been trying to resist the urge all year, but I can no longer:


Good God!! I think we are p... (Below threshold)

Good God!! I think we are past impeachment time. We're talking about a govt. that still has not fixed the levies in N.Orleans & now we want them to defeat terrorism?

If you want a good book to read, about what's coming in 2010, then I suggest you read about a small town in America that stands up to federal tyranny & ends up starting the 2nd American Revoltion.

It's a great read & maybe history is now calling on each of us to fulfill our destiny in life & leave our legacy. I am recommeding the book to everyone. It could be ur town or my town (Lexington 1775).

CottonMan...what's the name... (Below threshold)

CottonMan...what's the name of the book? :)

HEY BRIAND, VIC, SAUD, STEV... (Below threshold)


Has ANYTHING happened? ......zzzzzzz........
Yep, anytime now......anytime....soon.....yep,
real soon. Maybe after they stop laughing.

We praise Iranian freedom f... (Below threshold)

We praise Iranian freedom fighters against tyranny, but what happens to our media when Americans start doing the same against federal tyranny?

There is a new book just out that's about a small town that also stands up to federal tyranny & ends up starting the 2nd American Revolution. It's a great read.

It could be that history is now calling on you & me to fulfill our destiny in life & leave our legacy. Great book that shows 2010.

Hey GarandFan... and all ot... (Below threshold)

Hey GarandFan... and all others... Happy 10th Anniversary of Y2K. Remember that "Crisis"? It somehow seems... appropriate.

GarandFan, Israel called AL... (Below threshold)

GarandFan, Israel called ALL its Ambassadors back home for a briefing this past week. That has NEVER happened before. They've had quite enough of Obammy's endless "deadlines".

I've decided NOT to vacation at the Tehran Club Med.

Pretty bad when we have to ... (Below threshold)

Pretty bad when we have to let the Israeli's do our heavy lifting for us. But that's what happens when you have President Present!






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