Thursday, June 26, 2014

Chuck Todd Asks “Are There Any Actual Real Victims” in IRS Scandal

“Are there any actual real victims” in the IRS scandal, in which said socialist organization went out of its way to harass conservative groups during the run-up for the 2012 elections?

That’s the question MSNBC’s Chuck Todd asked his fifteen viewers yesterday (one of which happened to be NewsBusters’ Jeffrey Meyer).

So let’s humor him by taking a look at the issue. I mean, “are there any actual real victims?” I suppose the answer depends on whether you’re a socialist swine with delusions of godhood or not.

If you are, then the answer is “Just conservative groups and the American people,” which is equivalent to “just gnats and fleas.” And nobody cares if gnats and fleas get hurt. Not even environmentalist harpies.

Now if you’re not a socialist swine with delusions of godhood, then the answer would be “Yes, conservative groups and the American people,” which is equivalent to “Yes, a whole lot of individuals who should be free to think for themselves without fear of government intimidation, misdirection and reprisal.”

But again, if you’re Chuck Todd (a.k.a. a socialist swine with delusions of godhood), it’s fine to:

·         Perpetuate the idiotic and unsubstantiated claim that “liberal groups were targeted too.”
·         Switch the subject completely by asking “Why should political organizations get a taxpayer exemption, basically get a handout from the tax code?”
·         Blame the victims with high-and-mighty-but-not-nearly-so-logical lines like, “Folks, this scandal is not black and white, since frankly, two wrongs don’t make a right.” In other words, the complaining conservative groups are bad to begin with since they’re trying to get out of paying their fair share to the socialist state. They’re like criminals complaining about being victimized. Boo hoo.

How much you wanna bet Mr. Todd would be singing a completely different tune filled with outrage and disgust if the IRS under a Republican administration had targeted liberal groups during an election year?

Then again, that would make the issue about “real victims” and not just gnats and fleas.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

IRS Commissioner Shows How Far We're Sinking Into Tyranny and Lawlessness

On the one side of the government spectrum is anarchy, where citizens do whatever they want. So it’s essentially lawlessness.

On the other side is tyranny, where leaders do whatever they want. It’s essentially lawlessness as well then, since government acts on whims instead of concrete values.

Guess which one we’re trending towards?

Funny thing is, it’s kind-of both, considering how very badly our citizens are behaving these days. Then again, our government is acting just as childishly, taking whatever it wants and giving little of substance back, as the whole IRS –targeting-conservative-organizations-scandal shows.


“The IRS comissioner insists his agency did not break the law or relevant statutes. But under questioning by Rep. Trey Gowdy, the IRS commissioner also admitted that he doesn't know the law or the relevant statutes:

“‘You have already said, multiple times today, that there was no evidence that you found of any criminal wrongdoing,’ Gowdy said. ‘I want you to tell me: What criminal statutes you have evaluated?’

“‘I have not looked at any,’ the IRS commissioner admitted.

“‘Well then how can you possibly tell our fellow citizens that there is no criminal wrongdoing if you don't even know what statutes to look at?’ Gowdy followed-up.

“‘Because I've seen no evidence that anyone consciously –’

“‘Well how would you know what elements of the crime existed? You don't even know what statutes are in play,’ Gowdy said, visibly annoyed. ‘I'm going to ask you again: What statutes have you evaluated?’

“‘Uh,’ the IRS commissioner stumbled, ‘I think you can rely on common sense –’

“‘Common sense? Instead of the criminal code, you want to rely on common sense? No, Mr. Koskinen, you can shake your head all you want to, commissioner. You have said today that there's no evidence of criminal wrongdoing and I'm asking you what criminal statutes you have reviewed to reach that conclusion.’

“‘I reviewed no criminal statutes,’ said the IRS commissioner.”

Like I said: lawlessness.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry Thinks Hiring LGBT Ambassadors Is His Job Description

President Obama picked a real gem of a secretary of state during his first four years.

Hillary Clinton did nothing of note other than her epically callous non-handling of the terrorist attack on the U.S embassy in Benghazi, Libya. Ask her supporters… Even they can’t name any worthwhile accomplishments to her name.

But as useless as Clinton was, Obama’s second choice in John Kerry, is even more pathetic.

While Iraq is in flames, our standing in Europe is in tatters due to all of the Snowden leaks – not to mention Obama’s general arrogance – and China is growing more powerful every year, politically-correct staffing is apparently one of Kerry’s priorities.

Speaking at a GLIFAA (formerly Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies) Pride event, he said:

“So I am very proud of the progress that we are now making even in appointing LGBT ambassadors. I worked with the committee here at the State Department – with the D Committee, and I worked with the White House. And as a result, Ted Osius, sitting here, whom I’ve known a long time, and his family I know, will be the first openly LGBT officer nominated to serve as an ambassador in Asia. And on confirmation, he’s going to join five openly gay ambassadors who are now serving their country. I’m working hard to ensure that by the end of my tenure, we will have lesbian, bisexual, and transgender ambassadors in our ranks as well.”

I have to mention that GLIFAA is one of the dumbest organizations I have ever heard of. How much “likeness” and “support” do we need to surround ourselves with in order to feel secure in our identities?

Perhaps I should start SGWHtBHIHSaAEbCTCS (Short Girls Who Happen to Be Half-Italian, Half-Scottish, and Are Employed by Companies They Can’t Stand) organization. I mean, come on, that’s a minority group right there if I ever heard of one!

On an equally snide note, thank you, John Kerry. Thank you. I’m sure that all of those LGBT individuals you’re currently championing will be oh so grateful to you and your efforts, and completely ignore the ramifications of your incompetent handling of foreign affairs.

I’m sure we all will.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Government Captures Benghazi Attack Suspect a Year After U.S. Reporters Find Him

New York’s Daily News reported yesterday:

“The suspected ringleader of the deadly 2012 Benghazi attacks, who was captured by U.S. forces over the weekend, was actually interviewed by multiple media outlets last year — a stunning revelation that could raise questions over why it took the U.S. so long to arrest the man.

“Ahmed Abu Khattala, a leader of the Benghazi branch of the terror group Ansar al-Sharia in Libya, was captured by American special forces in Libya Sunday for his suspected involvement in planning the fatal Sept. 11, 2012, assault that left four people dead, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

“But Abu Khattala, whom the U.S. had charged for the crime last summer but didn’t apprehend until now, has conducted multiple media interviews with U.S. outlets in recent months and years, with reporters claiming he wasn’t hard to find.”

My only commentary on the subject: Of course he wasn’t hard to find. The Obama administration was just too “busy” to look.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Obama Honors His Open Borders Policy While Boosting the Sex Trade and Encouraging Terrorists

Amid our immigration crisis – which involves open borders, food, shelter and promised citizenship for illegals – our president is welcoming these lawbreakers to the White House.

Not even kidding.

The White House announced it will be honoring “Champions of Change,” also known as illegal immigrants who are covered by Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program… which is putting America in further fiscal, societal and economic jeopardy.

Oh yeah, and physical danger.

Yet here was the official announcement: “These Champions distinguished themselves through their community involvement and the hard work they put into helping other members of their academic and professional communities succeed. This event will showcase these inspirational young leaders and highlight the importance of providing talented young people with the opportunity to realize their full potential.”

You know that immature fortune cookie tradition where you add “in bed” to the end of each wise little saying? I feel as if there should be something similar for every argument Obama makes in favor of amnesty. Maybe something like “after making a life out of breaking this nation’s laws.”

So the afore-mentioned announcement would go something like this: “These Champions distinguished themselves through their community involvement and the hard work they put into helping other members of their academic and professional communities succeed after making a life out of breaking this nation’s laws. This event will showcase these inspirational young leaders and highlight the importance of providing talented young people with the opportunity to realize their full potential after making a life out of breaking this nation’s laws.”

Regardless of whether it’s their fault or their parents’ fault for crossing the border without proper permission, they still don’t belong here. They are still illegal residents who are draining our resources and putting our legal citizens at risk in so many ways, whether intentionally or not.

For example, by honoring them, we honor the act of sneaking into the U.S. without proper background checks. And don’t be stupid enough to think it’s just innocent families coming in.

It’s also pimps dragging women across the border to be raped by up to 60 men a day through the sex trade, which wouldn’t be so lucrative if not for our open border and welcome signs.

And what about all of the horrific violence we’re seeing in Africa right now from Islamic terrorists? You think that all of those mass kidnappings and killings and atrocities are going to stay an ocean away when we’re leaving our borders unprotected?

Yeah, didn’t think so. And more importantly, neither do they.

Monday, June 16, 2014

My Philosophical Musings on Dignity After Watching AMC's "Turn"

I watched the first episode of “Turn,” last night. It’s an AMC “fact-based” drama on a spy ring during the Revolutionary War.

In it, the British officers aren’t painted in the best of lights, particularly one creepy cad who chases around an innkeeper’s wife after the innkeeper himself gets thrown into prison. Said creepy cad ends up getting taken prisoner by colonial soldiers, so alls well that ends well in that matter (so far, at least).

But it got me to thinking…

The “Turn” writers make it clear that the British officer in question is actively progressing from innuendo into intimidation with full intent on flat-out rape if the first two strategies don’t get him what he obviously wants. I’ve always thought the philosophy that says rape isn’t about sex is stupid. I mean, how can it not be about sex when it’s the very act of sex?

And then it hit me: Rape is the act of forcibly valuing sex above dignity.

And then it hit me again: People have a tendency of valuing a lot of stuff above dignity.

For example, back during the Revolutionary War, there were plenty of colonists who actively and persistently decided that they didn’t care how much their government taxed and misrepresented them. Their dignity wasn’t that valuable. Just their so-called security.

Sound familiar?

It should. Because today, Americans have a lot more authority than we did back during our colonial era. We have a vote. We have the power to kick our highest leaders out of office when they don’t listen to us.

Yet they don’t, and neither do we. Instead, we let them trample all over our freedoms, disregarding our concerns and behaving like they’re monarchs answerable to nobody but themselves.

For any hostile eyes reading this, I’m not pushing for a physical revolution like our forefathers were so brave to pursue. I’m pushing for a psychological awakening where we realize that our dignity is a lot more precious than we’re willing to bet right now.

We need to start standing up for our freedoms instead of our security, recognizing that we do have something long-term to lose that isn’t worth the irritation of not getting what we want right away.

Dignity is always worth fighting for, whether we’re fighting our selfish selves for that virtue or selfish individuals, physically or psychologically. And if we refuse to learn that lesson the right way, we’re going to find it’s true in much less pleasant manners.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Is America Finally Waking Up?

There was another shocking primary result this week, this time in Nevada, where Democrat voters preferred “None of the Above” to any of the listed candidates.

Here’s Breitbart’s take on it:

“‘None of the Above’ won with 29.96% of the vote. Nevada was the first state to institute a ‘none of the above’ line to its ballot in 1975, as a way for voters to protest weak, unqualified candidates.

“Senator Harry Reid, who runs the Democrat party in Nevada with an iron fist, told reporters earlier this year, that the candidate to run against the popular Republican Governor Brian Sandoval, would be ‘a respectable Democrat and someone that people know.’

“‘I’ve had a number of conversations, and we will fill every one of our spots,’ Reid said.

“‘We are going to be competitive in all of the state offices –– from controller up to governor,’ Reid said.

“Reid would give no hints on who the new Democratic gubernatorial candidate will be, even if he lived in Northern or Southern Nevada.

“‘I’m sure that it will be a respectable candidate, someone that people know,’ Reid said about a potential party-backed Democrat running for governor.

“‘You will find out,’ he said. ‘It would be wrong (for me to say). Others should make the announcement and not me.’

“We found out, all right.

“Second place went to Robert Goodman, a retired state economic development commissioner, who got 24.9% of the vote. Since "none of the above" can't win under state law, virtual unknown, Goodman will be the nominee.”

I gotta take my hat off to Nevadan Democrats. They recognized the blatant truth: that the majority of our politicians and politician wannabes are a whole lot worse than nothing.

Now let’s see if we can get the rest of the country onboard...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

David Brat Wins Virginia Primary, and Only God Knows What Will Happen From Here

So David Brat won the Virginia primary against Eric Cantor last night.

Since Brat is an economics professor who nobody heard about before this point, and Cantor is the House Majority Leader who has taken a prominent place in Washington politics ever since he first hit the scene in 2000, nobody expected him to be successful in this bid.

And now that he has been, nobody thinks he’ll win in the general election come November. Brat has no chance in hell, most intellectuals are saying, even though most intellectuals were saying he had no chance in hell to win the primary in the first place…

Let me state up-front that I’m not making any predictions myself. I don’t have a crystal ball, and I’m done trying to find one. I arrogantly tried and miserably failed at that pursuit for years before finally fully acknowledging that I’m not God and am not meant to have that capability.

This morning, I finished reading the book of Job. Actually, this morning, I finished reading the entire Old Testament for the second time in my life. Tomorrow, I’ll move on to the New Testament; but for now, I’m focusing on Job 38-42, the chapters where God speaks.

God speaks after 37 chapters of people theorizing about him… after a grotesquely suffering Job has told God just to kill him already, because his life is clearly not worth it… and after Job’s friends inform him that he must have sinned in order for God to allow such calamity to fall.

Then, amidst all of that agonized and confused and self-righteous analysis, God speaks “out of the storm,” asking question after question after hard-hitting, awe-inspiring question:

“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it?” – Job 38:4-5

“Does the hawk take flight by your wisdom and spread its wings toward the south? Does the eagle soar at your command and build its nest on high?” – Job 39:26-27

“Do you have an arm like God’s, and can your voice thunder like his? Then adorn yourself with glory and splendor, and clothe yourself in honor and majesty. Unleash the fury of your wrath, look at all who are proud and bring them low, look at all who are proud and humble them, crush the wicked where they stand. Bury them all in the dust together; shroud their faces in the grave. Then I myself will admit to you that your own right hand can save you.” – Job 40:9-14

“Who has a claim against me that I must pay? Everything under heaven belongs to me.” – Job 41:11

In other words, God is God, and we are not. So it’s high time we stopped acting otherwise.

Eric Cantor lost last night because God allowed – even ordained – it to happen, despite everyone’s predictions. And David Brat will win or lose in November because God allows – and even ordains – it to happen.

We mere mortals can’t see the future. But the keeper of the stars who “laid the earth’s foundation” and enables the hawk to “spread its wings toward the south,” who looks “at all who are proud and humble[s] them” and owns “everything under heaven”?

He can. And believe it or not, he has everything under control.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Obama’s America Isn’t Worth Much of Anything

I’m not going to continue bashing our rapidly growing immigration problem, today. I don’t see the point when my voice clearly isn’t supposed to mean anything. Not in President Obama’s eyes, anyway.

He’s made it very clear that this is his decision to make. Not ours.

It’s his country to dictate. Not ours to manage.

Through actions and words alike, Obama has repeatedly said as much over the last six years. He wants us to shut up and let him do his thing.

Because again, it’s his country, his rules. If we don’t like it, we can go elsewhere. Maybe to Mexico?

Except that, oops. It isn’t that easy crossing the border that way. They kinda frown on illegal immigration down there. As well we shouldn’t. So sayeth Obama.

We don’t have any other say in the matter.

So what that his fellow democrat, Congressman Henry Cuellar from Texas, says that illegal immigration is “certainly a critical situation. Because if you’re just looking at the lower Rio Grande Valley, we’re getting about 1,200 people a day. Over 70 percent of them are not from Mexico but from other places, and 300 to 400 of them are young people coming in without parents.”

And why should I care that “Almost 40 percent of the Border Patrol Agents are not at the border. They’re actually filling out paperwork, transporting, feeding, moving these folks around,” as Cuellar also notes. Or how he thinks “we’re facing a situation where the smuggling organizations know that if you send them to South Texas and they’re not Mexicans – they’re from other countries – they’re going to be released after a while.”

It’s not really my business that Attorney General Eric Holder believes (or says he believes) “we’re taking a historic step to strengthen our justice system and protect the rights of the most vulnerable members of society” through these actions. So what that we’re helping these law-breaking non-citizens at the expense of our legal residents?

It’s not up to us.

After all, this isn’t really The United States of America. It hasn’t been for years now. Not since 2008 when we elected one of the most conceited sociopaths ever to run for president.

This is Obama’s America. And in his mind at least, it’s not worth much of anything.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Now We're Supplying Lawyers to Those Children Illegally Streaming in Through our Borders


“The Obama administration said Friday that it was starting a program to provide lawyers for children facing deportation as it scrambles to deal with the soaring number of unaccompanied minors illegally crossing the border from Mexico.”

That first paragraph alone should raise some serious red flags and sound off some screeching sirens. But I’ll quote the next paragraph too for anyone who isn’t completely up to speed on the situation, which involves South American parents sending their children across the border in hopes of gaining them free citizenship when our government passes whatever version of amnesty it’s working on these days…

“Under the plan, the federal government will issue $2 million in grants to enroll about 100 lawyers and paralegals to represent immigrant children making their way through the immigration court system.”

Let’s start out by noting that this problem was unexpected only to the morons in D.C., who live in a socialist fantasyland where nobody takes advantage of ill-conceived, (possibly) good-natured policies that forces one group (i.e. taxpayers) to give to another (i.e. people who have no business being in this country).

And let’s go on to acknowledge that only the morons in D.C. would then go this far in NOT solving the problem, by supplying “about $2 million in grants to enroll about 100 lawyers and paralegals” to assist these illegal aliens (hey, they might be cute little kiddies, but that doesn’t mean they belong in the U.S.) in staying here… without parental supervision… which will cost American taxpayers even more money in the long run.

And that’s not to mention how assisting this current illegal immigration will encourage even more South American parents – plus terrorists, drug dealers and other less desirable elements – to take advantage of our apparently open borders.

I'd say that this government of ours is utterly useless, but I don't have my rose-colored glasses on today.

Friday, June 6, 2014

The D-Day Legacy We’ve Created 70 Years Later

So today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day. I did a quick Google search of it, and here’s the summary I found on www.army.mil (Incidentally, the pre-Nazi partiers [i.e. socialists] at Google didn’t see fit to recognize this hugely important date on their home page. Go figure.):

“On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which, ‘we will accept nothing less than full victory.’ More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end, the Allies gained a foot-hold in Continental Europe. The cost in lives on D-Day was high. More than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded, but their sacrifice allowed more than 100,000 Soldiers to begin the slow, hard slog across Europe, to defeat Adolph Hitler’s crack troops.”

Let’s highlight the first part of that last sentence: “More than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded.” For what? To give other people a chance at freedom. You think they enjoyed storming those Normandy beaches knowing the likelihood that they were going to die, probably slowly and painfully from enemy bullets lodged in their stomachs or spines or lungs?

I somehow doubt the experience was desirable at all. But the outcome was. Those 9,000 and their fellow soldiers who survived saved millions of lives through their heroic actions. We owe them and the rest of our military personnel (minus Bowe Bergdahl) for their courageous call to arms over the years.

We owe them, but we’re not really acknowledging that these days, are we? Not when we’re behaving as badly as we are, treating our country like a giant trash heap for our already-failed social experiments, unsustainable political theories and arrogant attempts to make ourselves God.

Looking over the headlines this morning, I was underwhelmed by the stories about yet another school shooting, people who stole groceries out of a fatal-accident victim’s car while her two young sons lay broken in the backseat, and of the President of the United States remaining entirely unrepentant for endangering countless Americans through yet another display of his conceit and recklessness.

I say “underwhelmed” because this is the norm. This is what we can expect day to day since we don’t value life. Not like we should, and certainly not in the over-the-top honorable way those D-Day soldiers did back 70 years ago.

They died giving all of us a chance at freedom. And we, as their fellow countrymen, are spitting on that chance… and on them.

I have to wonder whether those past heroes would have been so fast to defend our present if they could have seen into the future.

One way or the other, shame on us for destroying such a great legacy. 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Good News and Bad News About the Bowe Bergdahl Prisoner Swap

I’ve got some good news and some bad news about that prisoner swap Obama arranged last week without Congressional approval…

Apparently, contrary to my last blog on the subject, we didn’t really release five unrepentant terrorists from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for one America-hating deserter.

That’s the good news. The bad news is that what we actually did was release five unrepentant terrorists from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for one America-hating traitor.

That’s according to serious speculation from a CNN report. And if CNN is seriously speculating about something that makes Obama look bad, it’s probably a lot more than just serious speculation. It’s probably verifiable truth.

Here are the article’s first several lines:

“Former Army Sgt. Evan Buetow was the team leader with Bowe Bergdahl the night Bergdahl disappeared.

“‘Bergdahl is a deserter, and he's not a hero,’ says Buetow. ‘He needs to answer for what he did.’

“Within days of his disappearance, says Buetow, teams monitoring radio chatter and cell phone communications intercepted an alarming message: The American is in Yahya Khel (a village two miles away). He's looking for someone who speaks English so he can talk to the Taliban.

“‘I heard it straight from the interpreter's lips as he heard it over the radio, said Buetow. ‘There's a lot more to this story than a soldier walking away.’”

Oops?

If that’s all true, not only did we disprove the notion that this country doesn’t negotiate with terrorists, but we also proved what utter, reckless dupes we are. Which, I suppose we’ve been doing for a while now, especially under this arrogant dictator-wannabe of a president.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A Book Review of The Perfect Gentleman by Imran Ahmad

This morning, I finished listening to the audiobook for The Perfect Gentleman: A Muslim Boy Meets the West, a loose-leaf biography of sorts written and narrated by Imran Ahmad.

I first noticed the book sometime last year because of the adorable front cover of a little, Middle Eastern boy in a perfect, little western suit, staring solemnly off of a burnt orange cover. And the back jacket description seemed just as charming, as did the first few pages.

Admittedly, I was a bit worried that it would get preachy. But I was determined to purchase it out of sheer curiosity, and so I did. Only not until much later and on audiobook. I also had to first finish listening to that piece of boring, pretentious trash, Atlas Shrugged.

After the 1,000- plus-page prattling of Atlas Shrugged, almost anything is a treat. But I think I would have overall enjoyed The Perfect Gentleman regardless of what preceded it on my playlist. It was a fascinating look into British life from the 1960s onward; an intriguing insight into liberal, Muslim thinking; and an entertaining perspective of what being male can be like.

As an American, Christian female, I welcomed Ahmad’s honest musings about everything and anything. Until the last chapter, that was, which found him in his fifties and eschewing not only Islam but also Christianity (which he constantly mused about and even longed for)… for universalism: the belief that everyone needs to find their own truth.

In other words, real truth doesn’t exist.

I’m sorry, but I can’t respect that conclusion. Nor did I appreciate the sudden attitude switch in telling people how he saw things. I even got annoyed with him when he prattled on about how much he admired America. Why? Because he’d somehow turned into a pompous snot, which is never attractive regardless of your beliefs.

But beyond disliking Ahmad’s final mindset, I also finished The Perfect Gentleman feeling sad.

Here was this young man who was so certain of his original beliefs and then so curious about another set of beliefs, who eventually threw both aside in favor of basically believing in nothing.

How did that happen? How does anyone become so disillusioned with the pursuit of truth that they decide to do away with truth altogether?

I don’t understand, and I’m not going to pretend to have some amazing conclusion to any of these musings. At least not so soon after finishing the book.

All I know is that there is a truth out there, and it’s a tragic day when we decide otherwise.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Obama Administration Trades Five Terrorists for One Anti-American POW

So, the Obama administration just released five Guantanamo Bay prisoners for one American POW.

Five for one… with their five being “the five biggest murderers in world history,” according to Senator John McCain, and our one being an anti-American deserter.

According to the New York  Post, “… in the weeks before his capture, [Sgt. Bowe] Bergdahl had made murky statements that suggested he was gravitating away from the soldiers in his unit and toward desertion…”

Three days before he went missing, he wrote to his parents: “I am sorry for everything here. These people need help, yet what they get is the most conceited country in the world telling them that they are nothing and that they are stupid… I am ashamed to be an American. And the title of US soldier is just the lie of fools. I am sorry for everything. The horror that is America is disgusting.”

Notably, this is also a man who dabbled in Buddhism and tarot card reading, and took serious steps to join the French Foreign Legion… all well before joining the American Army and getting captured by the Taliban.

Apparently, that’s the kind of American the Obama administration deems worth saving.  Not American ambassadors in hostile territory begging for help, but soldiers who hate their country well before they fall into enemy hands.

Go figure.