Oliver North Slams President Obama for Funding Terrorist Organization with Bowe Bergdahl Swap
The right wing hypocrisy in the Bergdahl prisoner swap knows no bounds. The least credible person of all, Ret. Lt. Col. Oliver North, is giving his two cents. He has the nerve to accuse President Obama of financing a terrorist organization with the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. You will recall Oliver North was up to his neck in the Iran-Contra scandal, in which the Reagan administration unlawfully sold arms to Iran to secure the release of American hostages. The proceeds of the sale were used to illegally fund Contra militants in Nicaragua.
Newsmax host and former Republican congressman J.D. Hayworth added his voice today to the growing right-wing outrage over the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in a prisoner exchange with the Taliban, and what better person to discuss the situation with than Oliver North!
North demanded that the media ask the Obama administration if there was “a ransom, a fiscal, financial, money transaction,” with the Taliban as part of the deal. “Was there a ransom paid? Did the government of the United States, either directly or indirectly, finance a terrorist organization?” Source: Right Wing Watch
Oliver North is as credible as Dick Cheney on matters of national security and dealing with terrorists. Either Republicans think we have a really short attention span or they are just plain brazen.
This was cross-posted from The Hinterland Gazette.