Yesterday, President Obama criticized soldiers who desert their posts.
Let me be more specific. Obama criticized Iraqi soldiers who desert their posts:
Look, the United States has poured a lot of money into these Iraqi security forces, and we devoted a lot of training to Iraqi security forces. The fact that they are not willing to stand and fight and defend their posts against admittedly hardened terrorists, but not terrorists who are overwhelming in numbers, indicates that there’s a problem with morale, there’s a problem in terms of commitment, and ultimately that’s rooted in the political problems that have plagued the country for a very long time.
Kind of ironic, isn’t it? But I’m a little surprised Obama didn’t offer five-for-one swaps for each of the Iraqi deserters as well so he could have completely emptied Gitmo.