The Indians were robbed. They were conned into selling Manhattan for $24 of trinkets in 1626.
That was the worst trade in history. Until now.
President Barack Obama’s trade for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl now joins the infamous list of “Worst Trades in History.”
In the sports world there have been many legendary bad trades. Julius Irving. Kobe Bryant. Nolan Ryan. Hershel Walker to the Minnesota Vikings for an entire team of players and draft picks that led to three Super Bowl victories for the Dallas Cowboys.
President Obama speaks at the White House and is joined by parents, Bob and Joni Bergdahl. (Image source: White House/YouTube)
But the worst sports trade ever was the Red Sox selling Babe Ruth to the Yankees. The Red Sox didn’t win another title for 86 years. The Yankees became the greatest American sports franchise in history. They won seven World Championships with Babe Ruth.
It was called, “The Curse of the Bambino.”
Executives got fired for those horrible one-sided trades. Teams were embarrassed. Legends were created. Billions of dollars of franchise value was created (and lost). But none of those trades led to danger, disaster or the potential death of thousands of Americans.
Obama takes the cake. He traded one obvious deserter for five of the most cunning and vicious mass murderers and America-haters in history. Mass murderers and friends of Osama bin Laden that were freed by America.
What did we get? A traitor who purposely walked away from his base, who made comments about his disillusion with America, who may have converted to Islam and taught bomb making skills to the Taliban, and whose search and rescue cost the lives of six heroes.
That’s what we traded five mass murderers for? That’s what Obama broke the law for? The trades of Manhattan and Babe Ruth are both looking pretty good by comparison.
[sharequote align="center"]The trades of Manhattan and Babe Ruth are both looking pretty good by comparison.[/sharequote]
Keep in mind those five sworn enemies of America - mass murderers all - haven’t even gotten back on the battlefield. Yet.
But when they do, remember they were set free by our own president, to rain hell down on our American hero soldiers. Remember they were set free by our own president to plot a new Sept. 11 that could kill thousands or even hundreds of thousands of Americans (think dirty bomb).
The world is shocked and horrified. America’s enemies are laughing and high-fiving. Our military is demoralized. Our economy is in free fall. Our dignity and legacy is in tatters. Our reputation across the globe is shattered. One man has destroyed the once great America.
This file image provided by IntelCenter on Wednesday Dec. 8, 2010 shows a frame grab from a video released by the Taliban containing footage of a man believed to be Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, left. The nearly five-year effort to free the only American soldier held captive in Afghanistan is scattered among numerous federal agencies with a loosely organized group of people working on it mostly part time, according to two members of Congress and military officials involved in the effort. An ever-shrinking U.S. military presence in Afghanistan has re-focused attention on efforts to bring home Bergdahl, who has been held by the Taliban since June 30, 2009. (AP Photo/IntelCenter, File)
Why did Obama break the law to trade for one deserter? Why would he risk all hell breaking loose for one traitor who cost the lives of six military heroes? Two reasons:
First, Obama was desperate to get the Department of Veterans Affairs scandal out of the headlines. He had to change the topic away from neglect and fraud causing the death and suicide of American military veterans under his leadership. How better to change the subject and erase the scandal involving abuse, neglect and even murder of military veterans than by appearing to be a commander in chief rescuing an American military POW. Obama had delusions of grandeur - going overnight from bum to hero.
Second, my sources in military command positions tell me that the CIA reported to Obama that Bergdahl was about to go on global television to denounce America and call our military evil, all in Arabic. Obama would have been humiliated. His narrative of being such a big victory over al Qaeda and the Taliban would have been destroyed - in front of the whole world - live on global television.
So here was the perfect way to kill two birds with one stone. But it all backfired as word got out of the betrayal by this American soldier; as people started to remind everyone of the deaths of as many as 14 of his military brothers (media reports conflict on how many soldiers died in the search for Bergdahl); the first words of Bergdahl’s father at a White House press conference were in Arabic; and the danger that the release of those mass murderers presents becomes evident.
Forget the humiliation of selling Manhattan for $24. Forget “the Curse of the Bambino.” Forget all the humiliating trades in history. This one takes the cake. Babe Ruth is rolling over in his grave.
This is the “Curse of Barack Hussein Obama.” America may never recover.
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