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originally posted by: beezzer
When Obama traded 5 GITMO terrorists for Bowe Bergdahl, people were outraged over the supposed flip in policy with no negotiations with terrorists. Sure, Bergdahl was a US soldier who "supposedly" defected, deserted his post to join the enemies side to fight, but later (perhaps) decided that it was a bad idea.
Obama was shown with Bergdahl's parents in a touching White House photo op, and it was a much debated topic for a while.
Now we are currently discussing the beheading death of journalist James Foley. Who wasn't a soldier who supposedly deserted, but was a person who was actively kidnapped. A failed rescue attempt was launched, but bad intel (supposedly) lead to a dead end. Instead of a photo op in the Rose Garden of the White House, Obama went back to the golf course.
The US does not negotiate with terrorists!
I offer to you, gentle readers, an opportunity to clarify this very confusing issue.
originally posted by: elementalgrove
There are absolutely bad guys that exist outside of the US, a lot of whom have been created based upon our foreign policy which has been based off of war in the name of democracy. Which is a nice subtle way to topple governments who stand in the way of our corporate/military interests.