Tuesday, June 10, 2014

When Johnny comes marching home...

Do Republicans really hate Barack Obama that much? Or is it just another example of cynical politics by the all-time masters of cynicism?

Certainly, they immediately switched from yelling about getting Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl back from the Taliban to yelling about... getting him back from the Taliban. Of course, Fox 'News' is leading the way:

Stephen Colbert did a number on this, too:

I don't know how Bowe Bergdahl got captured, and I don't know what he thought five years ago (or what he thinks now). I also don't know what we're supposed to do with the Gitmo detainees who haven't been convicted of anything in a court of law, especially now that we're planning to leave Afghanistan.

I don't have a knee-jerk reaction to any of this, though I think the last good option we had was not to invade Afghanistan in the first place. But it's too late for that now.

Meanwhile, when Bergdahl comes home, he'll face our own homegrown terrorists who - surprise, surprise - aren't Muslim at all:

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