… but by the content of their character

The Pakistani doctor who helped the U.S. find Osama bin Laden … was sentenced on Wednesday to 33 years in prison for treason …
A tribal court found 89-year-old Shakil Afridi guilty of acting against the state, fined him … and sent him to Central Prison in Peshawar.

President Barack Obama, who has been criticized for taking too much credit for bin Laden’s death, has so far remained silent on the verdict. [more]

Dr Afridi is a truly brave and heroic man, a man we should be carrying on our shoulders in gratitude; but he’s been betrayed, abandoned, and fogotten by Obama. Sure the State Department is working on it, but where’s the barbed-wire-wrapped stick up Pakistan’s ass? Where’s the rescue mission? Where’s the official outrage, even a simple “Heyyyyy, he’s a good guy. You can’t do that!”? Yeah, stupid question. Ingratitude, disloyalty, and cowardice — the vile nature of one man and his ego and his ilk. I fear for the Nation’s soul, if this corruption of its character long continues.

25 Comments!

  1. Claire: pink pig barbarian, etc
    Posted May 23, 2012 at 9:26 pm |

    Anyone who has done anything for him, take careful note…

  2. mech
    Posted May 23, 2012 at 9:30 pm |

    Means nothing.

    Remember, teh precedent did it all himself.

  3. Caged Insanity
    Posted May 23, 2012 at 11:23 pm |

    What content? His character has a negative value.

  4. Ironic in Denver
    Posted May 23, 2012 at 11:57 pm |

    ^ And yet we’re still sending them money, aren’t we?

    (Good thing this election cycle won’t be about character or competence, since the average voter still thinks that at a personal level BHO’s just such a fine man, and oh so wonderful.)

    Did I mention Romney tied his dog to the top of his car? Now there’s a real lack of moral character. Abandoning people who side with us in the most dangerous circumstances possible pales to nothing compared to making a dog ride on the outside of the car, where the wind blows in your doggie face.

  5. Hopefulone
    Posted May 24, 2012 at 12:24 am |

    The American leftists will never do anything for people like Afridi. They hate America and they hate anybody who would help us. They like the idea that burning Afridi will make it far less likely that we will get help in the future.

    I would not be surprised to find that he was outed by some traitor at the Dept. of State. (Is that redundant?)

  6. Posted May 24, 2012 at 2:12 am |

    If I didn’t know any better I’d say that Obama is trying to completely destroy the CIA and all US intelligence assets.

    Oh wait… I don’t know any better.

  7. Spin
    Posted May 24, 2012 at 2:58 am |

    You’ve picked the perfect post title

  8. Colonel Jerry USMC
    Posted May 24, 2012 at 5:50 am |

    Not all bad. Pakistan`s reputation for decency will prevail here. The 89 yr old doctor will prolly get paroled in 15 years; so there`s that———

  9. Ironic in Denver
    Posted May 24, 2012 at 6:06 am |

    Hopefulone (5) I wondered that too; but the story in the link indicates that he told them himself’ which I just don’t comprehend; and that they were “merciful” in choosing how they tried him, since, unlike, here, traitors under their normal law actually get executed.

  10. DougM (jackassophobe)
    Posted May 24, 2012 at 6:11 am |

    Just occurred to me.
    Almost everywhere in the Muslim world,
    terrorists manage to “escape” from prison.
    Perhaps that’s the plan, here, too.

  11. Ironic in Denver
    Posted May 24, 2012 at 6:39 am |

    ^ good thought, but that’s terrorists, not folks who help us….. guess we’ll see though.

    Might make an interesting campaign talking point for some PAC come October if it doesn’t get resolved first.

  12. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted May 24, 2012 at 7:07 am |

    After Uhbama loses, I think we should give him to Pockeestan to play with.

  13. Ironic in Denver
    Posted May 24, 2012 at 8:08 am |

    ^ After all he personally killed ObL, so he and the other guy can be cell mates.

    Wait, don’t they stone people to death in Pockeestan for gayness, and isn’t he the first gay president? Oh boy!

  14. Ironic in Denver
    Posted May 24, 2012 at 8:11 am |

    Hog (6): …completely destroy the CIA and all US intelligence assets…

    Well, that’s certainly the result. It’s hard to tell whether it’s based on intention, ineptitude, or out of control personal advantage seeking. Maybe it’s all three.

  15. Melissa In Texas
    Posted May 24, 2012 at 10:56 am |

    completely destroy the CIA and all US intelligence assets…
    It is a deliberate, willful act on the part of our precedent, I am convinced.
    He will not be happy until we are taken down.
    God help us if he somehow winds up getting reelected!

  16. TomR, armed in Texas
    Posted May 24, 2012 at 11:25 am |

    Well, Jimmy Carter and Admiral Stansfield Turner almost destroyed the CIA in the 70′s. The CIA was set back for decades. Especially it’s human intel sources. In the spirit of “human rights” many foreign intel sources of America were exposed and eliminated. obamah is just trying to finish what Jimmy Carter started.

    And as far as abandoning our allies. Think BAY of Pigs and JFK. Think Southeast Asia in the 70′s. Especially the Hmung of Laos. Carter pissed on pro West Rhodesia and turned it into the communist shithole called Zibabwe. Carter also pissed on Somosa and handed Nicaragua over to the communist Sandinistas. Jimmah loved commie style human rights. Bush 41 encouraged the Kurds and the Marsh Arabs to revolt after Gulf War 1, then abandoned them. Bush 41 also renigged on a promise to the Turks for their support in that war. That led to the Turks not allowing Bush 43 to land the 4th ID on Turkish soil to attack Iraq from the east in 2003.

    Consider obama pulling the rug out from under Poland after they had snubbed Russia by agreeing to allow us to install an anti missile shield on their territory. Dayum! I have a poor memory, but can list too many cases of America abandoning those who supported us. And double Dayum! There will be more to list before obama is gone.

  17. Posted May 24, 2012 at 12:12 pm |

    He will not be happy until we are taken down.
    God help us if he somehow winds up getting reelected!

    God indeed. If that happens, it might just be time to “unleash the hounds of war, motherfucker!”

    I think that was Shakespeare. Before he got an editor.

  18. Ironic in Denver
    Posted May 24, 2012 at 12:51 pm |

    ^ Too bad about Shakespeare getting an editor. Good thing he’s now got Hog to reverse-edit for him.

    TomR (16): and we are now abandoning the people who were stupid enough to support us in Iraq and Afghanistan. I cannot imagine why anyone anywhere in the world would ever want to trust or work with us. That and the utter inconsistency (other, of course, than the perennial betrayal our allies) of our foreign policies is the biggest single, fatal flaw in our long-term foreign “policy.”

  19. Spin
    Posted May 24, 2012 at 5:11 pm |

    Valerie Plame could not be reached for comment.

    And to watch senate dems skidder around on this today is priceless.

    “It’s outrageous that they (the Pakistanis) would say a man who helped us find Osama bin Laden is a traitor,” said Durbin, the Senate’s number two Democrat.

    http://news.yahoo.com/senators-penalize-pakistan-jailing-doctor-aided-cia-200533646.html

  20. Merovign
    Posted May 24, 2012 at 5:41 pm |

    And they outed a SEAL Team 6 planner to Hollywood, who probably called up Al Qaeda the next day.

    And they outed a British spy.

    And on and on and on.

    Freaking traitors.

  21. Ironic in Denver
    Posted May 24, 2012 at 7:41 pm |

    Assuming a change in administrations, I’d like to see a special prosecutor for a Valerie Plame II investigation Jan 21, 2013. There are all sorts of things to look into, and lots of people to prosecute.

  22. Ironic in Denver
    Posted May 24, 2012 at 7:44 pm |

    Oh by the way, can you imagine Reagan, either Bush, or pretty much any president in the entirety of American history, having left office, subsequently getting photographed partying with porn stars like Bill did this week?

    I’ve got nothing against nice, wholesome porn stars, of course; but surely there should be a little thought for the dignity of the office?

    oops… guess that was a little off subject. Oh well.

  23. Spin
    Posted May 24, 2012 at 11:04 pm |

    I’ve got nothing against nice, wholesome porn stars, of course; but surely there should be a little thought for the dignity of the office?

    I’m more comfortable with Clinton (pick one) and porn stars then I was with Jimmah sucking Arafat’s everything both during and after his term in orifice.

    I don’t even believe in Hell but I want Carter to go there anyway.

  24. Ironic in Denver
    Posted May 25, 2012 at 6:17 am |

    ^ Well that’s for sure; and by the way, more proof that the road to hell is paved with (allegedly) good intentions.

  25. TomR, armed in Texas
    Posted May 25, 2012 at 8:08 am |

    Wait a minute. I thought IiD was referring to the porn stars lowering THEIR dignity.