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Fox Neocon John Bolton: Obama ‘Despicable’ For Negotiating American POW Release (via

By David June 1, 2014 7:50 am – Comments Neoconservative Fox News contributor John Bolton on Saturday blasted President Barack Obama as “despicable” for negotiating for the release of a U.S. Army sergeant who had been held captive in Afghanistan for…

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  1. fahvel June 1st, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    the man has no soul but his cul must really be puckered.

  2. BanditBasheert June 1st, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    We should all be grateful that Mr. Bolton had nothing to do with negotiating the end of WWII. Neocons do not negotiate – I’m sure the family will have to listen to the same kind of exploitation of their loved one from the Bush crazies that the Benghazi families are listening to.
    Perpetual War … the goal of the military industrial complex that runs this country.

    Welcome home Bergdahl.

  3. arc99 June 1st, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Bolton, just STFU


    The Iran-Contra Affair – 1986-1987

    One of the most complicated and intrigue-filled scandals in recent decades, the Iran-contra affair dominated the news for many months. It consisted of three interconnected parts: The Reagan administration sold arms to Iran, a country desperate for materiel during its lengthy war with Iraq; in exchange for the arms, Iran was to use its influence to help gain the release of Americans held hostage in Lebanon; and the arms were purchased at high prices, with the excess profits diverted to fund the Reagan-favored “contras” fighting the Sandinista government in Nicaragua.

    It was a grand scheme that violated American law and policy all around: Arms sales to Iran were prohibited; the U.S. government had long forbidden ransom of any sort for hostages; and it was illegal to fund the contras above the limits set by Congress.

  4. Maxx44 June 1st, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    The despicable ones here are the scumbag Bolton and Faux News for giving that creep a soapbox.

  5. Obewon June 1st, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Bad news for repubs is always good news for America. Yeah! Bolton / Palin in 2016~ recess appointed AmbAssador Bolton couldn’t even get confirmation from GWB’s repub controlled senate.

    • Chinese Democracy June 1st, 2014 at 5:59 pm

      Bolton and the Bush cabal always liked to play games with semantics. So in that spirit I would like to point out that America NEVER negotiated with the taliban Qatar did heh

  6. dbtexas12 June 1st, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    I have never understood how the war-mongering right selects military avoiders as the voice of their asinine policies. This guy, along with Cheney, Wolfiwitz, et al, are merely huge bags of hot air.

  7. The Global Attitude June 1st, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    There are times when “doing peace” is more important than standing on principle. Thani has a good reputation of working with difficult groups to resolve diplomatic issues successfully. It seems he there are steps that have been put in place to mitigate having the terrorist being exchanged going right back to their Taliban positions in Afghanistan. And based on the deal it looks like Qatar is taking the risk of managing that mitigation for one year. In exchange an American comes home. This seems like a problem that has been solved with reasonable mitigation and an American life saved.

  8. bobby1122 June 1st, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    The so called soldier Obama traded for 5 dangerous terrorists was a DESERTER. He left his rifle and gear and walked away from his post.

    • Shades June 1st, 2014 at 4:48 pm

      Yeah, yeah, Obama did ______ and you’re pissed. Rinse and repeat.

      • EstebanCafe June 1st, 2014 at 8:35 pm

        Reminds one of “Bush did ________and you’re pissed. Rinse & repeat, ad infinitum.”

        • Budda June 1st, 2014 at 9:00 pm

          No, the Cheney administration did horrible things…like start an unnecessary war.. costing us , what, 3 -4 trillion of borrowed money, not to mention the American dead.

          • EstebanCafe June 1st, 2014 at 9:34 pm

            Bubba, you mean like Libya ? Like the “good war” of Afghanistan that Obama supported from the start–and which he has clearly lost ? This is the case any time you announce your withdrawal time line. His naiveté is complete.

          • Budda June 1st, 2014 at 10:10 pm

            No, I mean Iraq.

          • jasperjava June 2nd, 2014 at 3:48 am

            4000 dead in Iraq? No big deal. Dubya is a white RepubliKKKan wearing a humongous codpiece to impress small minds like Esteban. Those troops were all probably clumsy, and had it coming to them. Must have been an accident that they were over there in the first place.

            4 dead in Benghazi? IMPEACH! LYNCH THAT NI&&ER from the nearest TREE!!!

        • Shades June 1st, 2014 at 10:10 pm

          That’s the best you’ve got, to cut and paste my comment? Not the sharpest crayon, eh?

    • William June 1st, 2014 at 5:11 pm

      The CLASHDAILY? Seriously? A right wing wacko gun nut rag that features a clown with sunglasses and a cigar pointing an oversized revolver…LOL.
      Nice gun. (sorry about your penis).

    • BGW June 1st, 2014 at 6:14 pm

      Where did you get that lie?

    • arc99 June 1st, 2014 at 7:31 pm

      and so the legacy of alliterated conspiracy theories continues in the deep, dark recesses of the right wing alternate universe where reality is little more than a rumor.




  9. Shades June 1st, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Irony, thy name is Bolton.

  10. Chinese Democracy June 1st, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    The RWNJs have boxed themselves in . They hate Obama so much they have bash efforts to gain the release of one of our own soldiers. sick

  11. jasperjava June 1st, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Something tells me that if Obama DIDN’T secure the release of this soldier, the Right would be calling him “despicable” for leaving him captive.

    It doesn’t matter WHAT Obama does or doesn’t do. The racist right-wing nut jobs will hate him anyway.

    • EstebanCafe June 1st, 2014 at 9:31 pm

      Check your white privilege. People cannot point out what an insipid moron the president is without being racist ? Given that warped logic he’s right 100% of the time. Hold. That is exactly what you’re saying–if not, then you too are a racist.

      I’d still like to see his Uni grades. I’m pretty sure he’s the poster child for your affirmative action programs–which over promise and under deliver, driving more racism into the equation than they remove from it.

      • jasperjava June 1st, 2014 at 9:36 pm

        “poster child for your affirmative action programs”
        I rest my case.
        Racist bigot to the core.

        “I’d still like to see his Uni grades.”
        Funny how nobody asked to see Ronald Reagan’s grades, or any white President’s for that matter…

        • EstebanCafe June 1st, 2014 at 9:43 pm

          LOL, love your American race card–“‘shut up’ he argued.” I could see you on a debate team rolling out that canard !

          Grades: Here’s all your White President’s grades:


          Mr. Obama’s are not listed. I’m shocked, shocked I tell you. Apology accepted. Now, do try to keep up with the conversation and do your research before shooting off your White mouth.

          • jasperjava June 1st, 2014 at 9:49 pm

            “Mr. Obama’s are not listed.”

            The guy can’t even read a simple Wikipedia page. Or maybe he hates President Obama so much that he can’t see that his name is on that page FIVE TIMES.

            Nobody’s grades are posted. As I said, nobody asked for any President’s grades, until now. Gee, I wonder why?

          • Shades June 1st, 2014 at 10:17 pm

            LOL, yep, Obama is listed five times AND nobody’s grades are listed. It’s not hard EC, just use the “Find” function in your browser. Now, what was he saying about shooting off our big, white uneducated mouths?

  12. EstebanCafe June 1st, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Prediction: this soldier will be found out to be a deserter and more interested in releasing Guantanamo prisoners than in winning the war he signed up to fight (you know, the “good war” your insipid president supported). This is the kind of soldier for which he would trade three Guant hard cases.

    • arc99 June 1st, 2014 at 7:33 pm

      After Saddam’s WMD’s and President Romney’s landslide, I predict that anyone who believes right wing predictions should be ignored.

      • EstebanCafe June 1st, 2014 at 8:39 pm

        That would be a recommendation, not a prediction. But no one expects an American lib with a Grievance Studies background to know the difference.
        Turns out your Mr. Romney was correct about Russia. Your insipid president’s naiveté alienates your friends and encourages your enemies. War is coming.

        • arc99 June 1st, 2014 at 8:56 pm

          Grievance studies? With the incessant whining from the right wing about everything from tweets by MSNBC staffers to the Obama daughters school lunch menu, I would say that right wingers have not only cornered the market on greivance studies, they dominate the faculty and write the curriculum.

          Mr. Romney’s insipid bluster about Russia was hardly “right” in terms of realistic foreign policy. Our allies in western Europe import most of their natural gas from Russia. If Putin turns off the gas, our NATO allies freeze next winter.

          Campaign bumper stickers are cheap. How many trillions of dollars should we spend to that we can look “tough”. How many men and women in our military and innocent civilians do you want to sacrifice?

          War is coming? Yeah right. the polls are skewed and Romney will win in a landslide.

          Keep those right wing predictions coming. Even an old calendar is correct every 5 or 6 years.

          • EstebanCafe June 1st, 2014 at 9:29 pm

            Sorry, I must have stuttered. “Grievance Studies” refers to your navel-lint gazing studies focused on checking your white privilege–when it should be focused on checking your victimhood.

            Mr. Romney was exactly correct and stated the obvious–USA should export gas to Europe, Mr. Putin loses his leverage. Why is this so hard for you to see ? Ah yes: your Grievance Studies background. When I interview Americans I try to avoid such graduates…weak in the mind, but strong in the illogic.

            “Campaign bumper stickers are cheap” ? I don’t know what you refer to. “Sacrifice” of military people ? What Red Herring are you serving up ? Deal with the foreign policy questions and stop the obfuscation.

          • jasperjava June 1st, 2014 at 9:43 pm

            “checking your white privilege”

            I’d really like to hear arc99’s thoughts about his “white privilege”…

          • Shades June 1st, 2014 at 10:14 pm

            This is going to be gooooood.

          • Obewon June 1st, 2014 at 11:39 pm

            Yeah & while we’re at it, Putin will be long gone in the 10 years+ it would take to Build the East Coast’s first Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) export harbor. order LNG export Vessels & install the Explosive infrastructure required for exporting LNG!

            And uhmmm? 1. “Romney was exactly correct and stated the obvious–USA should export gas to Europe, Mr. Putin loses his leverage.”-EstebanCafe doesn’t know teeny weeny Russia;s $2 T GDP collapsed in a steep cascade descending -9% recession from EU & $16 T GDP USA’s Russian sanctions, their Ruble & stock market collapsed, capitol fled Russia & they were kicked out of the G-8 which is now the G-7 again. California’s $2.5 T +3.5% APR GDP is far bigger & better and can easily replace Russia as the 7th or better Global economy. Romney lost 3:2 in the Electoral college 332-206 via 51% to 47% popular vote.

            You know what “EstebanCafe” says above in “1. “Romney was exactly correct…” is exactly what Sarah Palin said! LMAO!

          • arc99 June 2nd, 2014 at 11:45 am

            perhaps EC is unaware that we black folks can write big words too.

          • arc99 June 2nd, 2014 at 11:40 am

            my white privelege? I will make this quite short.

            I have no idea what the f*ck you are talking about with my white privelege. I have discussed whether or not I exhibited any tendencies of white privelege with lots of black folks I know, including my sister. I would have discussed it with my parents, but they are both deceased.

            so take your idiotic, laughably inept generalizations and shove them up your a$$..

        • Budda June 1st, 2014 at 8:56 pm

          Big words…poor thought process.

    • Alan June 1st, 2014 at 8:37 pm

      Okay, you be the one to call his parents and tell them our government refuses to negotiate for the release of their son.

      • EstebanCafe June 1st, 2014 at 8:43 pm

        Sir, it might have been wise to vet the vet better than Mr. Obama was vetted, for example. If this soldier turns out to be a turncoat, what does that say about Obama’s Administration ? Care in foreign matters concerns more than the man’s parents.

        This is understandable: the man’s parents were not consulted when he was sent to war; they accept, de facto, that he should be traded for hardened killers soon to put back on the terrorist street (cf the host of Guant paroles who are ‘back in the fight’).

        In short, I’d be happy to call them with the “bigger picture” that apparently eludes this administration.

        • Budda June 1st, 2014 at 8:54 pm

          You are doing a lot of assuming or is it fantasizing? You wouldn’t be basing all this on talk radio or could you cite some reliable source?

          • EstebanCafe June 1st, 2014 at 9:20 pm

            Sir, I’m making a recommendation. Question: if the situation (he’s a deserter; the 5 Taliban are likely to return to the battlefield; etc) turns out as I suggest it will, is this a good trade ? The circumstances surrounding Bergdahl’s capture by the Taliban are murky. Did he desert? Did he wonder off base drunk? Was he simply lagging behind his patrol, as he has claimed? We don’t know for certain. Ergo, USA should vet him more thoroughly than Obama was vetted.

            But I find it odd that an administration so intent on bringing Bergdahl home did not take substantial action to attempt the rescue of the brave Americans killed while defending your personnel in Benghazi. The Bergdahl rescue lies not in a “no soldier left behind” mentality–pace Benghazi–but in Obama’s moronic desire to gain the trust of the Taliban.

          • Budda June 1st, 2014 at 10:05 pm

            I don’t think it is a recommendation so much as wishful think on your part. Time will tell.

          • EstebanCafe June 2nd, 2014 at 12:12 am

            Exactly: time will tell. And so far it’s playing out as I suggest. What then ?

          • Shades June 1st, 2014 at 10:12 pm

            And there it is – BENGHAZI!!!! You lose.

          • EstebanCafe June 2nd, 2014 at 12:17 am

            Sir, you’re a ‘shade’ low on logic: the ‘losers’ are your 4 dead in Benghazi.

            Your administration let 4 of your men die while lying about causation (a video ?)–but they’re moving mountains to get a potential traitor home ? The juxtaposition of the two would be delicious were it not that they actually let these 4 die as they transmitted requests for help…while this traitor transmitted traitorous messages.
            Oh, the absolute (but immensely sad) IRONY !

          • Shades June 2nd, 2014 at 7:54 am

            LMAO, After your immense embarrassment of posting a Wiki link that is the exact opposite of your statement, (Stating the page listed all the president’s grades with Obama being absent from the post, when in fact nobody’s grades were listed and Obama was, in fact, posted five times on the page) you’re going to dance the Benghazi Shuffle? Here’s my apology. Sorry you shot your credibility wad so quickly. BTW, this “sir” is a shady lady.

        • jasperjava June 1st, 2014 at 9:28 pm

          “If this soldier turns out to be a turncoat, what does that say about Obama’s Administration ?”

          … Says the right-wing traitor.
          Traitor to everything America stands for.
          Traitor even to humanity and simple human decency.

          People like you undermine our fundamental human values, and you dare talk about “turncoats”?

          Not very self-aware, are you.

          • EstebanCafe June 1st, 2014 at 9:39 pm

            Sir, the operative question before you was IF the man turns out to be a traitor this will reflect poorly on your current administration, yes ?

            Not being an American, I can hardly be a ‘turncoat.’ Tell me about “fundamental human values” if the above turns out to be true. You must be able to hold this question in your mind and not snap back to your lizard brain knee jerk reaction of “Hate those who disagree or pose questions challenging my beliefs.”

            No more caffeine for you, Sir.

          • GT90ford June 2nd, 2014 at 11:18 am

            Have you not heard? He is a democrat and likes Obama, his wife voted for him twice…no he’s not right wing you uneducated pos!!!
            What will you say if they got to him, and he kills in the name of Allah, or the war itself.
            Tell me smart guy, what about the Christian Preacher in Iran? Trade for him too?
            Hey Alan, I would call his parents, I’m sure they are good people, and want their son back home, but they also knew what may happen over there, he could have been KIA.

          • jasperjava June 3rd, 2014 at 2:53 am

            “he praised Allah and spoke Pashto, the language of the Taliban”

            Allah is God in Arabic. Christian Arabs praise Allah. The Christian Bible, translated in Arabic, is chock-full of the word Allah.

            Pashto is the language of the Taliban? That’s like saying that English is the language of the Ku Klux Klan. Pashto is simply one of the most widespread languages in Afghanistan, spoken by Taliban and non-Taliban alike.

            You’re the kind of idiot who probably flies into a rage when you hear Beethoven’s sublime “Ode to Joy”, because it was written in the language of the Nazis.

          • GT90ford June 4th, 2014 at 8:27 am

            Pashto is a dialect of Arabic, one of more than 30. I lived and worked in the Mid-East for 17 years, I know of 6 other than Classic Arabic, which I learned while there. I don’t know that much about translating Arabic words in to English print, but I can type it on an Arabic keyboard. Arabic may be the best use of phonics I have ever witnessed.

            Of course Christin Arabs call God Allah, but it’s the Christian God. Have you read the Qur’an, it was mandatory for us when we entered the country. Karl Marx based his beliefs on Socialist values, then expanded them into near communism. Marx also quoted, “If you have a need to control the people, first take their weapons, then take over their schools. But above all else, prepare them for poverty, then extinguish their hopes by eliminating all religion. They will eventually come to you for food and drink.”

            Sounds a lot like Obama, doesn’t it? Which if you were taught your history correctly, that is exactly what Hitler did, yep, Hitler was a Progressive. Although he successfully deceived his people, afterwards, he was at least honest about what he told them. Not so here.

            أمك كانت المجدلية وانجب منها اولادا من الجمل المصاب بالزهري

            In classical music, I much prefer Bach, Tchaikovsky, and even Gershwin, but my heart is in Classic Rock.

        • IHR June 2nd, 2014 at 12:42 pm

          President Obama was vetted thoroughly. If you choose to believe the RW allegations that he wasn’t, that is your failing.
          I wonder if you think Netanyahu could not understand “the big picture”, as you so condescendingly put it, when he agreed to a prisoner swap with Hamas for the life of one Israeli soldier.

          • EstebanCafe June 2nd, 2014 at 12:49 pm

            By whom was he vetted ? Your country was in stitches over his birth certificate for years. His grades were pulled like wisdom teeth.

            As to prisoner exchanges, Netanyahu is a fool to continue to negotiate with terrorists. Sure, it’s good for the one man, but only encourages more kidnappings. Here’s CNN’s take on it:

            sense of pride expressed by officials of the Obama administration at the
            release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is not shared by many of those who served
            with him — veterans and soldiers who call him a deserter whose “selfish act”
            ended up costing the lives of better men.

            “I was pissed off then and I am even more so
            now with everything going on,” said former Sergeant Matt Vierkant, a member of
            Bergdahl’s platoon when he went missing on June 30, 2009. “Bowe Bergdahl
            deserted during a time of war and his fellow Americans lost their lives
            searching for him.”

            Vierkant said Bergdahl needs to not only
            acknowledge his actions publicly but face a military trial for desertion under
            the Uniform Code of Military Justice. . . .

            Many of Bergdahl’s fellow troops — from the
            seven or so who knew him best in his squad, to the larger group that comprised
            the 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th
            Infantry Division — told CNN that they signed nondisclosure agreements agreeing
            to never share any information about Bergdahl’s disappearance and the efforts
            to recapture him. Some were willing to dismiss that document in hopes that the
            truth would come out about a soldier who they now fear is being hailed as a
            hero, while the men who lost their lives looking for him are ignored.

            Many are flocking to social media, such as
            the Facebook page “Bowe Bergdahl is NOT a hero,” where they share stories
            detailing their resentment. . . . Emails reported by the late Michael Hastings
            in Rolling Stone in 2012 reveal what Bergdahl’s fellow infantrymen learned
            within days of his disappearance: he told people that he no longer supported
            the U.S. effort in Afghanistan.

          • IHR June 2nd, 2014 at 1:10 pm

            No. RWNJ’s were in stitches over President Obama’s birth certificate. Those of us who are reasoned, thinking adults never believed the RW’s B.S.
            No president or presidential contender has ever been required to release their university grades to the public. Or, for that matter, their birth certificates.
            Bowe Bergdahl must answer for his actions in a military court.. He doesn’t get a free pass on the lives he endangered or the soldiers who were killed searching for him. His fellow soldiers’ anger towards him is understandable.

  13. Alan June 1st, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Don’t forget how much the right loves the military, and how much we on the left hate the military. Yet, the right objects to freeing our only known POW in Afghanistan.

    • fancypants June 1st, 2014 at 10:39 pm

      is it just me alan or does it show disrespect to our military when you find yourself in another viet nam and nobody helping us out in the middle east with as much money and soldiers.
      I have more respect for pirro The hot looking lady that she is but why take advise from a dirt dog like Bolton ? she is a lot smarter then that

      • Alan June 2nd, 2014 at 10:57 am

        well, as long as she’s “hot looking”

    • GT90ford June 2nd, 2014 at 11:08 am

      Up till now, the United States has never negotiated with terrorists in it’s 238 year history, this is setting a very bad precedent. Obama is the first to do so, and not only being sympathetic toward Islamists (terrorists), this will put other Americans in the same predicament now that we have done it once. And it will happen again till they are all set free to kill Americans, other countries, private citizens…
      My release was never successfully negotiated, but as said, I did mange to get away. Unlike Sgt. Bergdahl (and I am very happy he’s home now). The guy looks a hell of a lot healthier than me when did get away, but I was tortured and beaten several times a week for months, then years. I have the scars, broken bones which never healed properly, two gun shot wounds. The first one was in my lower side, luckily it missed anything and was through and through. My medical treatment? They threw a role of some tape, tore my clothing to make two bandages. I still have that bullet today.
      You get it into your mind that this is the way it’s going to be, and noting anyone can do about it, then deal with it as well as one can possibly under those circumstances.
      Unlike the hundreds, if not thousands over the years when captured, he may be the first to damn the US Military. As is usual with Obama, why didn’t he negotiate with money, as the almost always does.
      As for your opinion Alan, I do not give a damn what you think, we do not agree on anything. If you said it was raining, I wouldn’t believe you, even if I knew it was. That’s what you’ve done to me over the many years I have heard your stupid arguments which never make any sense, even though you think you do…
      I have often said than when Karzi was talking to both sides and taking money from both sides, the their troops we trained begin killing our soldiers in our own camps…It’s time to shut this down and go home. They no longer deserved any help. Can you hear me now…Obama?

      • IHR June 2nd, 2014 at 12:24 pm

        You appear to have forgotten that Reagan negotiated with terrorists for the release of prisoners.

      • Alan June 2nd, 2014 at 4:33 pm

        I am sorry to hear of your own horrible experiences. But to say Obama is sympathetic to terrorists is drinking the conservative kool-aid.
        Since you don’t believe anything I say, and don’t give a damn what I think, I’m surprised you’re spending time on my site.

        • GT90ford June 2nd, 2014 at 8:35 pm

          Didn’t mean to rude to you, should never post after having chemo. I ended up on your side due to the Blogging Dashboard Diqus, apparently someone I know in my circle posted here and I received the email of the post. I’m irritated with the release of a deserter and possible terrorist himself, while we have a good American, prisoner in Iran, whom ‘no one’ seems concern with being left there. Again, my apologies for the personal attack.

    • Bunya June 2nd, 2014 at 2:15 pm

      Don’t forget how much the right loves the military – when they’re fighting in wars of their orchestration. However, once they come home broken and battered, they becomes nothing but more “lazy SOB’s sucking off the government teat”.

    • bobby1122 June 2nd, 2014 at 7:08 pm

      There is a big difference between a POW( man captured in combat) and a deserter( leaves rifle behind at post he is supposed to be guarding and walks North asking kids where he can find the Taliban. Read UCMJ.

      • arc99 June 2nd, 2014 at 7:35 pm

        Before reading the UCMJ why not allow us to read your source which verifies your account of what happened.

        • mea_mark June 2nd, 2014 at 7:43 pm

          Ughh, it is probably something like clashdaily. Do you really want to subject your self to that?

  14. Obewon June 1st, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    So you’re saying because President GHW Bush’s son George W. Bush deserted Texas Air National Guard (TANG) and was AWOL from the Alabama National Guard, then he’d be left to rot in say Mexico? By his former Panama CIA station chief dad GHWB? Or his granddad Senator Prescott Bush who raised money for Hitler & was charged for violating USA’s ‘trading with the enemy act’? Believe me No GWB’43 admin sounds really great, but! But!

    • EstebanCafe June 2nd, 2014 at 12:22 am

      Sir, your handle “Obewon” does not sort well with the vision of grandeur it aspires to.

      I’m sorry, but did IQ’s in the US suddenly drop since I left ? Being AWOL for a couple of days vs. turning into a Taliban is worlds apart. Can you, for just one moment, think that through and see the difference ?

      As for the rest of the red herrings you offer up, please try to stay on topic. Reading your posts is like watching a vignette from “Up”–you’re distracted by “Squirrel !” Now do try to keep up.

      • Obewon June 2nd, 2014 at 12:32 am

        Here, Try and keep up with the reality based community ok? “Yeah & while we’re at it, Putin will be long gone in the 10 years+ it would take to Build the East coast LNG Export terminal to Europe…” — Obewon

  15. GT90ford June 2nd, 2014 at 11:29 am

    The soldier’s father further complicated things with his remarks with the president in the Rose Garden Saturday, in which he praised Allah and spoke Pashto, the language of the Taliban. So what does the person most likely to succeed Obama as president think about all of this?

  16. Bunya June 2nd, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Notorious cowardly chickenhawk John “I had no intention of dying in a VietNam rice paddy”Bolton has absolutely no business discussing foreign policy. He’s a loser and a disgrace to the human race. Fox “News” should be embarrassed to give this smelly turd a platform (my apologies to smelly turds everywhere).

  17. TiredOfThemAll June 2nd, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Why did the army give him 2 promotions?

    From a guy in his unit;

    Nahan Bradley @inthesedeserts · 12h

    1. It would be politically impossible for POTUS to leave Bergdahl in Afghanistan. You cannot leave someone behind like that.