What did they expect? “Officials: Detainee swapped for Bergdahl suspected of militant activities.”
I foresee empty statements from the Obama administration. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.): “The suspicious death of Alberto Nisman, Argentina’s Special Prosecutor investigating the 1994 terrorist attack against the Argentine Jewish Mutual Aid Society (AMIA) in Buenos Aires, deserves greater attention by this Administration. . . . The stakes of the case and its implications extend well beyond Argentina and involve the international community, and more importantly U.S. national security. Mr. Nisman’s investigation into the AMIA Jewish community center identified Iranian intelligence agents and their modus operandi for infiltrating a country and carrying out their operations. The same tactics used to infiltrate Argentina have been previously reported as being used inside the United States by Iran.” It’s almost as if Iran does not want to be integrated into the West as a normal state.
You can anticipate more of this. She’s not a very good manager, you know. “Within hours of a leak to Politico that Hillary Clinton was planning a coronation strategy and a mid-summer campaign launch free of pesky things like debates, CNN is reporting that infighting has ‘erupted’ over when she should jump in.”
Look forward to many more amusing moments in the next couple of years. “Protesters from the group Code Pink chanted, ‘Arrest Henry Kissinger for war crimes!’ and raised signs in the air as Kissinger entered the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing room. McCain, the chairman of the committee, at first asked, ‘Could someone find out where the Capitol Police is?’ Kissinger sat calmly in his witness chair, as protesters and photographers gathered around. The protesters were objecting to Kissinger’s past roles in the Nixon administration during the Vietnam War, the bombing of Cambodia and other issues. As the protesters were led out by police, McCain said, ‘I’ve been a member of this committee for many years, and I’ve never seen anything as disgraceful and outrageous and despicable as the last demonstration.’ Finally, McCain said, ‘Get out of here, you low-life scum.’ ” No, honestly this happened. In real life.
I envisage a money-generating book tour but no presidential run. “Governor [Mike Huckabee], I think you have to be a little careful about suggesting that you’re all about the ‘simple life’ with a more humble definition of luxury than all those coastal elites. For starters, your three-story beachfront house in Florida — with 8,224 square feet of living space, and 2,969 square feet of porch and deck space — is worth $2.8 million. It’s a nice house, with a built-in radio studio.” That’s broke, by Hillary Clinton standards.
Watch out for more of this “Hey, Hillary Clinton is totally out of touch with real America” stuff: “Hillary Clinton took more than 200 privately chartered flights at taxpayer expense during her eight years in the U.S. Senate, sometimes using the jets of corporations and major campaign donors as she racked up $225,756 in flight costs. Clinton, 67, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, reported the travel in official filings with the Senate. The records were provided to Bloomberg News by a Republican operative. Some of the companies whose planes she used included Coca-Cola Co., Citigroup Inc. and Saban Capital Group Inc.” Hey, she just has generous friends.
I predict Republicans will disagree. “White House Again Struggles To Defend Claim That The Taliban Is Not A Terrorist Organization.”