Letters to the Editor

Obama administration accountable in release of terrorists

The definition for treason is: the offense of acting to overthrow one's government or to harm or kill its sovereign; a violation of allegiance to one's sovereign or to one's state; the betrayal of a trust or confidence, breach of faith, treachery.

Let's examine the case surrounding the trade of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five high-ranking radical extremist Islamic leaders who were responsible for the murder of American soldiers.

What the public knows: In 2009 Bergdahl walked away from his assignment in Afghanistan and returned in 2014 to the United States due to the trade; Susan Rice declared Bergdahl an honorable soldier; Obama hosted Bergdahl's parents at the White House and held a press conference praising him and his return; in 2014, a second investigation was conducted and completed in October 2014.

The question is did Bergdahl aid the enemy in their campaign against our military? If the second investigation determined that he did, then he should charged and convicted of desertion and treason.

A second question is will the result of the second investigation be white-washed in order to project this administration in better light since the president honored him?

Since the president is sworn to protect the country from all enemies, the released radical leaders are enemies of this country. If any of the radical leaders return to combat against our military and cause more deaths, will members of the White House be held for violating the trust or confidence of this country thus treason?

The president authorized the trade without congressional approval; with that decision, did he fail his oath of office?

Why doesn't the public hold our leaders responsible for their actions and decisions when the lives of our people are in jeopardy? Are these people above the same laws we are held to?

John T. George

Bradenton

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