You may recall that a few weeks ago, our illustrious president spoke of past presidents making prisoner swaps at the end of wars that took place on their watch, much like his swap he said convincingly. CNSNews.com carried this quote, “This is what happens at the end of wars,”
President Barack Obama said recently when he was asked about swapping American Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban terrorists. “That was true for George Washington, that was true for Abraham Lincoln, that was true for FDR. That’s been true of every combat situation, that at some point, you make sure that you try to get your folks back. And that’s the right thing to do.
While that sounds good, let’s check our historical facts- the Revolutionary War ended in 1783 and Washington did not become president until 1789. Lincoln was assassinated in mid April, 1865 and the war didn’t end until May, the month following. As for FDR, he died of a stroke before the end of WWII. So there you have it, none of these presidents were in office at the ends of those wars, making it impossible for them to make any prisoner swaps.
So much for our historically illiterate president. You would think that someone on his staff would keep him from making these foolish blunders, but speaking half truths and telling whole lies has become his pattern of speech when it comes to the American public. This is true for his entire administration!
Submitted by Virtual Newsroom