Summer Sale! Get unlimited digital access for 13 weeks for $13.
Readers Respond
News Opinion Readers Respond

Obama wrong on prisoner swap [Letter]

At last, some outrage from Congress over this imperial president's unilateral actions ("Ruppersberger: Bergdahl decision sets 'dangerous precedent,'" June 2).

Imagine releasing five of the worst criminals from Guantanamo. These are terrorists whose whole purpose is to kill Americans! Now, we find out that U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl might have actually been a deserter.

This man does not deserve to be president of the United States. We have "1984," "Animal Farm" and "The Manchurian Candidate" rolled into one in this administration.

Mignon Rosenthal, Pikesville

-
To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com. Please include your name and contact information.

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
Related Content
  • The U.S. got a good deal on Sgt. Bergdahl's return [Letter]

    The U.S. got a good deal on Sgt. Bergdahl's return [Letter]

    Dane Egli's commentary decrying the exchange of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban detainees is wrong on every point ("Bergdahl swap troubling amid recent violence," July 28).

  • Closing Guantanamo

    Closing Guantanamo

    President Barack Obama appears to be renewing an effort to fulfill his 2009 pledge to close the Guantanamo detention facility in Cuba and either repatriate the terrorist suspects held there to other countries that are willing to take them or bring them to the mainland for trial in U.S. courts....

  • An impassioned plea for freedom [Letter]

    An impassioned plea for freedom [Letter]

    Thanks for publishing Emad Hassan's commentary on the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay ("Detainees are human," July 15).

  • Guantanamo indecency must end [Letter]

    Guantanamo indecency must end [Letter]

    How sad that a Guantanamo detainee has to remind Americans that he is a human being ("Detainees are human," July 16)! Here is a man imprisoned without charge for years, actually cleared for release in 2009 by six agencies of the U.S. government, and still we do not release him. There is no excuse...

  • The shame of Guantanamo [Letter]

    The shame of Guantanamo [Letter]

    As an American citizen who served three years in the U.S. Army as a soldier and worked for the Army for 30 years as a civilian, I am appalled at the violation of human rights that our facility at Guantanamo Bay represents ("Detainees are human," July 16). Capturing people overseas and then holding...

  • Bring Bergdahl back for court martial [Letter]

    Bring Bergdahl back for court martial [Letter]

    I served 24 years in the United States Army, 21 of them in Special Forces, and I fought in two combat campaigns, El Salvador and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Command Sgt. Major Dan Pitzer, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam and later a senior civilian instructor for the Army's SERE school was a close...

  • Americans are quick to turn on Bergdahl [Letter]

    Americans are quick to turn on Bergdahl [Letter]

    Some are suggesting that the trade to get Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl freed should not have been made ("Obama: 'no apologies' on deal to free Bergdahl from Taliban," June 5).

  • Ruppersberger: Bergdahl decision sets 'dangerous precedent'

    Ruppersberger: Bergdahl decision sets 'dangerous precedent'

    Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Monday that the Obama administration's decision to release five Taliban prisoners in exchange for an American prisoner of war was a "dangerous precedent" that "puts all Americans at risk throughout...

Comments
Loading
90°