On the latest right wing attempt to find a reason to impeach Obama, he, like Clinton earlier, seems eager to help them. It wasn't that he made a mistake with Bergdorf. I'll discuss that more below but read this first.
From what I understand of the rules of war. When the war is over, the enemy combatants must be released. POW are prisoners of war. Unless these men have been relabeled as terrorists, they were soldiers. Now if some in Gitmo are actually terrorists, that might be dealt with otherwise, but the ones I read about sounded like military leaders of the Taliban. Yes, we don't like them. We also didn't like the Japanese or Vietnamese while we were fighting them but did we keep their soldiers and leaders prisoners after the wars ended?
Are we wanting to abide by the rules of civilized warfare, or do we have a right wing element who only want to condemn Obama whatever he does? Are Americans that easily led that they will fall into whatever the latest jingoism says by someone like Lindsey Graham who is about as disgusting as a leader as any I can imagine.
If the right gets the Senate, look for impeachment and Obama seems eager to help them do it. He did the right thing by the trade. Say what you want but the way I read it, rescue by force in Pakistan given the situation was not possible. Leaving behind the guy who may have become unhinged was also not acceptable. The trade-off was of those who should be released when we quit fighting there.
BUT I don't think highly of what Obama did with a Rose Garden show to try and get political hay from this whole thing. I think that was totally stupid. He knew the guy's disappearance had been suspect as to what was going on; but if you read the above article, why don't we all wait and see what's been going on. He tried to escape twice from the Taliban. We should just wait and see-- while we recognize that war breaks many people even those who think they could handle it.
The ones who are condemning this are the ones who have blocked more spending for the veterans. They are on both sides of every issue depending on what they think they can use. Most of all it's about whatever they can use to go after the unacceptable Democratic, black President.