Bergdahl’s Release and Page 261 of Obama’s Book

By Ben Barrack

Evidence suggests that when Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was released by the Taliban in a ‘prisoner swap’ negotiated by the Obama administration, the Taliban actually released one of its own, as reported. In doing this, Obama could be sending a signal that he thinks “political winds” are “shift(ing) in an ugly direction”.

Page 261 of this book and the release of Bowe Bergdahl.

Page 261 of this book and the release of Bowe Bergdahl.

After 9/11, Barack Obama’s sympathies seemed to lie more with “Arab and Pakistani Americans” than with the real victims of the attacks. Here is what he wrote:

…they need specific reassurances that their citizenship really means something, that America has learned the right lessons from the Japanese internments during World War II, and that I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.Barack Obama, Audacity of Hope, p. 261

According to the accounts of soldiers who knew Bergdahl, he’s more like ‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh than an American hero. Here is an excerpt from a facebook post from Dan Witmer, a man claiming to be a soldier who served with Bergdahl at the time of the latter’s disappearance in 2009:

“We come to realize that the kid deserted his post, snuck out of camp and sought out Taliban… to join them… It was hard to see, especially when we knew the truth about what happened and we lost good men trying to find him. PFC Matthew Michaael Martinek, Staff Sgt. Kurt Robert Curtiss, SSG CLayton Bowen, PFC Morris Walker, SSG Michael Murphrey, 2LT Darryn Andrews, were all KIA from our unit who died looking for Bergdahl.”

The ‘political winds’ have indeed been shifting in an ugly direction for Obama. Every time a scandal gets to close to him, there seems to be something else to take its place. The most recent example involves Bergdahl’s release, which came one day after the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.


When the House Select Committee on Benghazi was announced, Boko Haram and the VA scandal stole the headlines. This was not an accident; it was the media doing what it does best. Follow orders from the administration. The Boko Haram-inspired #BringBackOurGirls campaign caused significant PR problems for American Muslim groups and the VA scandal just added another layer to Obama’s problems. Both were likely deemed preferable to incessant media coverage of Benghazi.

Unfortunately for Obama, they were not. The president was using Alinsky to trap himself.

When Shinseki resigned, he was no longer the face of the VA scandal; Obama was. The administration needed something new for the media to focus on. Bergdahl’s release was announced one day after Hillary Clinton’s “allies” held a meeting to discuss ways to present a “united front” on Benghazi and two days after the cover on a private lunch between Obama and Hillary was blown.

While the release of Bergdahl smacks of being another chapter in a long line of Obama diversions, it could signal something else too. It could indicate that Obama believes he is running out of options and is sending his allies to page 261 of his book with the release of Bergdahl.


Obama is a narcissist. He injects himself into practically everything he says or does. What could better demonstrate that narcissism while holding true to p. 261 than releasing an American soldier who hates and has betrayed his country? As Commander-in-Chief, Obama is America’s top soldier. He has also pledged – in his own words – allegiance to “Arab and Pakistani” Americans when the “Political winds shift in an ugly direction”.

The Obama administration appears to have released six Taliban terrorists and called it a five for one ‘prisoner swap’. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release from Afghanistan is being promoted by the administration as if an American hero has been freed. In reality, Bergdahl may be even more of a traitor than ‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh, who was captured in Afghanistan in 2001.

His release could be a signal from the President of the United States that he believes the “political winds” are indeed shifting.


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  • John

    Seems Obama forgot the people who jumped from the WTC. Never let a crisis go to waste.The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam. Wait a minute we need a escape goat it was the Jews.

    • Julie LaBrecque

      Isn’t it always? The Jews, or the Christians, which are nothing more than ‘fulfilled’ spiritual Jews. Mr. Clinton seemed to think ( I think he actually stated) that the crusades were responsible for recent Muslim aggression. Little does Obama know what the future holds for the followers of the prophet of Islam!

  • Julie LaBrecque

    Everybody should see what Bowe Bergdahl’s father tweeted after the release- which he later deleted from his twitter account “I am still working to free all Guantanamo prisoners. God will repay for the death of every Afghan child. Ameen.” ( Amen intentionally mispelled?)

    • Rapheal Sebastian

      No, Julie it is exactly how they would spell the islamic pronunciation of Amen in romanized form. Some write “amin” instead of the “ameen”. There were other tweets where he said that democracy is false and that man made laws have no precedence over shariah like in Pakistan and Afghanistan. He is obviously anti-American and so is his son. I guess he has some sort of transferred Stockholm Syndrome.

      • Julie LaBrecque

        The minute “Mr.” Bergdahl father walked up to the microphone, I knew he was Muslim. I assumed there was an reason for the obvious spelling Ameen -just didn’t know what it was. Thanks!

  • I hope the political winds will take him and blow him over to Mecca , then may be he will be there when Mecca falls…

  • Annette Ryder

    It is so obvious that the administration are traitors and trying to portray a lie to overthrow America. I am absolutely speechless about the nerve of their nerve. Hm, they know they are protected. They think we are stupid and can’t see through them and their betrayal of America. How long, how far are we going to let them get away with murder and deception? How much more? They must be stopped.

    • JulieB

      “They think we are stupid and can’t see through them and their betrayal of America.” Sadly, approximately 50% of the country are stupid. That is not an accident, but a creation by design thanks to the media running interference for the left’s messiah.

      • Meena

        The kids are not taught the true history of America. They do not know what is going on. They are only taught to be obedient government servants. Unless Christians get together & start Christian schools or home school their children the coming generations will become stupid.

        • Students today are taught to question the morality of historical events in today’s context.

          The bombing of Japan for instance is taught as if the option to not invade the main land was reasonable. Teachers direct kids to conclusion by removing the reality of its time. I actually heard on explanation that America invested billions into the development and wanted to test the bombs performance. At no time are the students exposed to the bitter hand to hand fighting preceding the invasion or the notorious death marches of the Japanese.

          Another is the Holocaust. Students are lead to conclude that it may not have existed or there were rational reasons it occurred.

          educators don’t have to brainwash kids they just have to lead them to arrive to the desired conclusion.

  • Greg Bishop

    KSM will be released before Obama leaves office, mark my words.

  • mikeammo

    Ovomit should be arrested immediately as a trader and for causing intentional financial terrorizim.

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  • mikeammo

    Arm yourselves and prepare to fight.

  • lil-echoes

    Wonder if Bill Ayers still looks upon Obama a “The Wonder Boy” now….?? Does he still agree with his positions he’s now taking concerning the USA.

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