“A man’s character is his fate.” – Heraclitus
I’m not sure how many times I can write about Obama’s character. It seems as though I’ve written about it more times than I can count, but that is only because it is so important. Character is everything we are, from our thoughts to our actions, from the deepest corners of our minds to the most outer reaches of our bodies. If our character is corrupt, there can be no other side to the story. Character is both sides of the coin.
Barack Obama—from what I have observed—has a corrupt character. He eschews the truth in favor of his ideology, and that has made us a weaker nation in almost every way. Through every scandal, however, rather than acting in the interest of the American people, he acts only to protect himself. The most recent and, frankly, most disturbing example can be seen with the Bowe Bergdahl trade. Despite likely knowing everything that could go wrong by bringing a deserter and possible defector home, Obama made the swap anyway. Despite the dangers of releasing known terrorists into the world, Obama made the swap anyway. Maybe worst of all, despite knowing that by trading five prisoners for one American, he was encouraging the future capture of high profile American targets by the Taliban, Obama made the swap anyway.
The left will say that Obama didn’t know the consequences, or that he made the right call despite the consequences. Either way, he’s in the wrong. If he didn’t know the potential consequences, he’s a moron, as many were obvious from the get go. If he made the swap with full knowledge of the consequences, he’s selfish and reckless.
According to a senior Taliban commander, who spoke to TIME on condition of anonymity:
“It’s better to kidnap one person like Bergdahl than kidnapping hundreds of useless people. It has encouraged our people. Now everybody will work hard to capture such an important bird.”
It’s clear to me that Obama made the Bergdahl deal to take focus away from the VA scandal. The timing is too coincidental, and the situation too close to home. The VA scandal made it look like Obama didn’t care about the men and women in the military. Then, suddenly, he rescues a soldier that was kidnapped five years ago? Obvious political move. But in making the swap, he has endangered soldiers operating in the Middle East.
To protect himself, Obama has endangered the lives of those who protect the United States.
I thought that sentence deserved its own space. Obama’s actions are a reflection of his character. Given that our character defines us, what else do you think Obama would do to protect himself? What else do you think he has done? This act is not isolated, because it cannot be, as it is just one branch that stems from a larger system.