Does Obama care? Look at his actions, not his words.
“Look at the means which a man employs, consider his motives, observe his pleasures. A man simply cannot conceal himself!” – Confucius
It is critical to observe the motivations of men. You may wonder, and say: but how can one know the motivations of another, when one cannot see inside his soul? Motivations are simply the beginning of a longer chain, a chain which ultimately leads to actions, and maneuvers. A man’s maneuvers are indicative of his motivations, and observing a serious of consistent actions is the key to understanding a man’s soul. Once a man’s soul is opened up, and its light shown, he can no longer hide himself under a dense blanket of rhetoric, even if that is his intent.
Obama is a man of extraordinary rhetoric. He has convinced a great many people that he is a good man, willing to fight for good things. As I have observed, that is not the case at all. His actions paint a picture of a petty, arrogant, and greedy man, whose goals as president are to advance a dangerous socialist agenda. He does nothing unless it benefits him, and his Party. Case in point, Bowe Bergdahl versus Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi.
Obama moved heaven, and earth to recover deserter Bowe Bergdahl from the hands of middle eastern terrorists, but has done nothing at all to rescue a man of equal, if not greater value, from a Mexican prison. Sgt. Tahmooressi did nothing wrong, making a simple mistake by accidentally crossing into Mexico. He has remained there for months, while Obama has trotted about numerous golf courses. Why did Obama go to such great lengths to recover Bergdahl, but done nothing to rescue Tahmooressi? Cost, and benefits.
The recovery of Bowe Bergdahl came at a very timely moment in Obama’s presidency. As the scandal at the VA was heating up in early June, and getting extraordinary media attention, even from the mainstream press, Obama announced the exchange of five terrorists from Guantanamo Bay for the alleged deserter Bowe Bergdahl–calling him an honorable soldier. According to The Hill:
“The Taliban’s release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl dominated the Sunday talk shows, pushing Friday’s resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki from the headlines. The Sunday shows were packed with administration officials defending the decision and Republicans launching into political attacks against President Obama and the administration for transferring five Taliban members from Guantánamo Bay to Qatar in exchange for the release of Bergdahl, the 28-year-old whom the Taliban released on Saturday.”
The timing of the exchange was even more suspicious, considering it allegedly took three years to arrange it. According to Adam Entous, and Julian E. Barnes of. The Wall Street Journal:
“Behind the surprise exchange of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban detainees were secret negotiations that began three years ago and ended over the weekend with the retrieval of America’s last known prisoner of war, rekindling debate over the propriety of such deals with American adversaries.”
So, the timeline goes like this. Roughly three years prior to this June, the Obama administration began negotiations to release Bowe Bergdahl. After nearly three years, just as Obama was under intense heat for his mishandling of the disturbing Veterans Affairs situation, the exchange finally goes through. The announcement of the exchange happened the day after VA Secretary Shinseki resigned.
Bergdahl’s release was beneficial to Obama. It took the heat off of the VA scandal by shifting focus to something else.
Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, on the other hand, is of no use to Obama at the moment, so he is content to let him rot in a Mexican prison. On March 31st of this year, Sgt. Tahmooressi was driving to meet friends in a border town when he missed his exit, and wound up in Mexico. When Mexican officials found his firearms, they imprisoned him. According to FOX:
“Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, 25, said he was headed to dinner in San Ysidro on March 31 when he mistakenly wound up at a border crossing point in Tijuana, U-T San Diego reported Sunday…He said Mexican authorities found three guns inside the truck he had recently driven from Florida to make a new start in San Diego. He was jailed, and is now being held in Tijuana’s La Mesa Penitentiary without bail.“
Sgt. Tahmooressi has been in prison for six months, and Obama has not lifted a finger to help him, despite outcries from his family, and many Americans. He has been diagnosed with PTSD, and he is rotting away in a foreign prison because of a simple accident. According to Katie Pavlich of Town Hall:
“Earlier today Sgt. Tahmooressi’s mother, Jill Tahmooressi, testified in front of Congress about the condition of her son and detailed the horrifying conditions in which he is being detained. She also said President Obama hasn’t called her, despite media attention and a WhiteHouse.gov petition receiving 134,000 signatures asking for him to pursue her son’s release.”
The reason Obama has not bothered to expedite the release of Sgt. Tahmooressi is because it doesn’t have any direct benefit for him. Obama cannot use Tahmooressi’s release to distract from any scandal, and Tahmorressi’s release would have little positive or lasting political impact for Obama. There is no clear reason that Obama could not have stepped in at some point, and expedited the release on Sgt. Tahmooressi. There is none. It should have happened months ago. So why wait? Why do nothing?
I would argue that Obama is waiting for the next scandal to inevitably arise, so that he can use Tahmooressi as a tool to once again distract Americans from his incompetence, and his dangerous behavior. There is talk of Tahmooressi being released shortly, and I can only hope that it’s true, because we know that Obama only acts for his own benefit.
Actions reveal motives, and Obama’s actions toward Bergdahl, and Tahmooressi have shown that he is nothing more than an opportunist, using our men, and women in uniform to his own advantage, without a care for their well being. He’s a disgusting man, and I’m ashamed that he is my president.