I’ve not been a very big fan of U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) these last couple years and wasn’t surprised to see him choose not to run again after losing support among conservative Georgians. That said, he has always been a good senator when it comes to supporting a strong defense, our military troops and their families here at home.
I ask that he please “finish strong” as the senator from Georgia with rank on the Armed Services Committee by getting to the bottom of the recent prisoner exchange, whereby President Obama’s inept and corrupt White House staff firstly negotiated with the terrorist Taliban leadership (whether it was in Qatar or not is irrelevant, they are still Taliban) and then made the horrendous decision to exchange one American — by many accounts an Army deserter who hates America and was trying to turn to the enemy side — for five high-value Taliban terrorists who will most likely leave Guantanamo prison and be killing our troops within weeks (as has happened in the past).
This “prisoner exchange” smells to high heaven, and by some accounts was done to provide political cover for Hilary Clinton’s upcoming presidential campaign, to galvanize her from critics who rightly say she and Obama leave Americans behind when the going gets tough, as they did in Benghazi.
By bringing home Bowe Bergdahl, Obama tries to portray himself as the president who cares, but in reality he’s endangered even more American lives at home and abroad while bringing home a man who should likely be prosecuted for desertion and freeing five of the most dangerous terrorists in the world.
As a strong military supporter and family member, I’m outraged that our country and our elected officials would allow this blatantly political move without question. If ever there was a time to stand up and ask, “What happened here?” now is the time.
Please do so on behalf of this Georgian and the many dedicated and professional military members who are shaking their heads at this move and wondering whose side this president is really on.