President Obama has once again proved that he is more willing to work with tyrants and terrorists than with our friends and allies. He has once again put American lives in danger around the world.
As if it wasn't bad enough that he endorsed Dianne Feinstein and the Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee releasing their very partisan (and often untrue) report on the CIA's enhanced interrogation techniques, last week Obama released three Cuban spies serving sentences in federal prison for conspiracy to commit espionage, conspiracy to commit murder, acting as an agent of a foreign government, and other illegal activities in the United States. In exchange the Cuban government released Alan Gross, an American contractor being held in a Cuban prison on fabricated espionage charges.
For the second time in a year Obama released bad guys in exchange for an American, broadcasting to the world that the United States is now willing to negotiate with anyone holding an American and give them what they want.
Speaking of Bo Bergdahl, has anyone heard anything about him lately? Has the Army released the results of the investigation that were delayed until after the mid-term elections? The delay of their release means one of two things – either Bergdahl was found to have been a deserter, making President Obama look even worse than he already does, or he's going to be exonerated, which would serve to anger even some Democrat voters. Thus the reason for the delay. Personally, I think it will be the latter.
So the President is re-opening diplomatic relations with Cuba with absolutely no changes in what the Cuban regime does. It seems their tyranical government is irrelevant to the Obama administration. He's pretty much doing the same thing with the Iranian government, in addition to enabling them in their persuit of nuclear weapons. It's really difficult to understand. He's willing to talk to dictators and radical tyrants but he refuses to talk to Republicans here at home.
Some believe Obama's renewed relationship with Cuba is being done as part of his legacy. Good or bad, right or wrong, he will go down in history as the U.S. President who restored a friendly relationship with Cuba and opened up trade and travel between the countries. I can't help but wonder at whose expense it will be...?