Prepare to be reassured. Barack Obama has vowed to keep you safe:
President Barack Obama today vowed to protect the American people while staying true to American values.
Speaking at the National Archives, Obama said his most important responsibility is to keep the American people safe.
“This responsibility is only magnified in an era when an extremist ideology threatens our people and technology gives a handful of terrorists the potential to do us great harm,” Obama said.
You already see where this is going, don’t you?
President Obama admitted Tuesday that the five terrorists he traded for US Army POW Bowe Bergdahl could “absolutely” take up arms against America again — as reports said the Taliban commanders were roaming free in Qatar and could return to Afghanistan as early as next year.
“Is there the possibility of some of them trying to return to activities that are detrimental to us? Absolutely,” Obama said during a news conference in Poland.
It’s kind of like all his other “vows,” isn’t it?
P.S. Michelle Malkin has more details about Bergdahl’s apparent desertion, and the fallout from it, here. The most interesting detail: her source puts the number of soldiers who died looking for Bergdahl at eight. Not two, and not six, but eight.
UPDATE: The White House is now accusing Bergdahl’s fellow platoon members of lying about him.
Chuck Todd told Matt Lauer on Wednesday that the White House was “caught flat-footed” on the backlash against the prisoner swap for Sergeant Bergdahl.
“I’ve had a few aides describe it to me as ‘we didn’t know that they were going to Swift Boat Bergdahl’,” Todd said.
They are apparently unaware that the term “Swift Boat” is actually shorthand for “tell the truth about.”