On Saturday, President Obama appeared in a Rose Garden press conference with the parents of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who had reportedly been held by the Taliban since he walked away from his base in Afghanistan five years ago. Strangely enough, the soldier's father, the heavily-bearded Bob Bergdahl, took the podium and spoke in Pashto (Afghanistan's primary language), as well as in Arabic.
Bergdahl said: "Bism Allah alrahman alraheem."
Is that Arabic for "God Bless the U.S.A?...Or, perhaps, the first line of Lee Greenwood's "I'm Proud to be an American?"
Not exactly. What this man said translates to "in the name of Allah the most gracious and most merciful." That phrase appears at the beginning of all but one chapter of the Quran.
By making this statement in such a public way on the White House grounds, Bergdahl "sanctified the White House and claimed it for Islam," according to former CIA operations officer, Clare Lopez.
While it is not surprising that the mainstream press failed to mention the meaning of Bergdal's obvious violation of 'mosque and state,' it is yet another disappointment from those who apparently now believe their chief task is protecting the Obama administration.
Of course, he made these remarks in the presence of Obama, who speaks Arabic. In fact, Obama who was raised a Muslim in Indonesia, not only understands and sympathizes with Islamic culture, but has never missed an opportunity to issue an official White House greeting for every Muslim holiday, since becoming president, though he often ignores Christian holidays such as Easter.
But, back to Mr. Bergdahl...Three days before his son was released by the Taliban, in exchange for five Guantanamo detainees, he sent out a Tweet to a Taliban spokesman, which read: "I am still working to free all Guantanamo prisoners. God will repay for the death of every Afghan child, ameen."
Bergdahl has since deleted the Tweet.
And, just who are the five prisoners Obama released for the young man, who at least appears to have deserted his post, and may very well have acted as a collaborator with the enemy?
-Abdul Haq Wasiq...The Taliban's former deputy minister of intelligence.
-Mullah Norullah Nori...Senior Taliban commander in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif.
-Khairullah Khairkhwa...Taliban interior minister.
-Mohammed Nabi...Chief of security for the Taliban in Qalat, Afghanistan.
-Mohammad Fazl...A terrorist who, according to Human Rights Watch, should be tried as a war criminal after overseeing the mass killing of Shiite Muslims in Afghanistan in 2000 and 2001.
So, there you have it, Obama has violated a 2013 law which requires the president to notify Congress 30 days in advance before releasing any terror detainee from our prison facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; released a who's who of Taliban terrorists with close ties to Osama bin Laden; then stood witness to what amounts to a Muslim consecration of our White House.
Just who is Barack Hussein Obama? Will he continue to work with the Taliban? Did he lie to the American people about his Muslim faith, in order to become president? If so, what is his actual agenda?
Unfortunately, the answers to those and many other troubling questions may only become clear when it becomes too late to do anything about this man who appears to see himself above the law.