Flip-flop: Obama once argued against release of Taliban commander he just released

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In the Bible, James 1:8 (NIV) it states, “Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.”

Well, it seems this verse is quite fitting for President Barack Hussein Obama aka Barry Soetoro and his recent release of a top Taliban official. According to the Weekly Standard, while some top Obama administration officials are downplaying threats posed by the five senior Taliban officials released from Guantanamo in the prisoner exchange for Bowe Bergdahl, not long ago the administration went to court to prevent one of those men from going free.

In a decision on May 31, 2011, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, ruled in favor of the government–and “Respondent Barack Obama”–in its effort to keep Khairulla Khairkhwa in detention. That decision, once classified “Secret,” has since been declassified and released.

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Oops, I guess Obama had a “Kerry” moment of voting for it right before he voted against it — unstable indeed.

Just three years ago, the same administration argued in court against Khairkhwa’s writ of habeas corpus because of his senior position with the Taliban, his close relationship with Taliban leader Mullah Omar, and his support for Taliban forces fighting against the United States.

So what gives now? Why is Mr. Khairkhwa so peaceful three years later? Was it watching “The View” and the “Oprah Winfrey Network” that changed his bloodthirsty heart — yes, these guys get countless free cable TV channels in GITMO.

The decision affirmed the arguments put forth by the Obama administration, noting that Khairkhwa “was, without question, a senior member of the Taliban both before and after the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001.” It continued: Khairkhwa was “a member of the Taliban’s highest governing body, the Supreme Shura” and “was a close associate of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar, who appointed him Governor of the province of Herat in 1999.”

“The petitioner admitted that after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, he served as a member of a Taliban envoy that met clandestinely with senior Iranian officials to discuss Iran’s offer to provide the Taliban with weapons and other military support in anticipation of imminent hostilities with US coalition forces,” read the opinion.

So when the president states that he makes no apology for his decision — which decision? This one from 2011 or his most recent one? Perhaps this is just another example of the community organizer who finds it most expeditious to vote “present” in all matters. You see, this way, we can never hold Obama accountable for any decision. Perhaps that is the objective of the double-minded man, the artful politician, the shrewd manipulator — he can never be held to a decision and can always give that slippery excuse that assuages responsibility.

However, to those who are not kool-aid-sipping sycophants, all it does is evidence a sense of moral cowardice and instability. We know not the mind of Obama, but the hypocrisy and contradictions abound.

Sadly, for the 9,800 American troops who will remain in Afghanistan to welcome home these terrorists next year, the unstable mind of Obama may indeed result in a more unstable combat environment.
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