Howdy. I'm still around and follow the threads here. The insanity going on and the futility of commenting on it has turned me into a lurker more or less. Its completely clear that political forums are monitored and oppositional language likely gets you into various databases. The illusion of free speech is just that, an illusion. But the crap coming out of the mouth of Susan Rice with regularity is too much. Her willingness to lie to 300 million people is remarkable. Never seen anything like it. I agree with the President. You simply must extricate an American citizen from extra-national detention (being held by a gang, not a country) and particularly a soldier pretty much no matter what they have done. You do not leave a man behind. I get that. Handing over your 5 most dangerous prisoners (are they POWs?) is edgy but I also admit that I would make the same decision. The kid has to be gotten out, preferably by military means but in the end I would make the swap if it came to it. But sending Susan Rice out to attempt to completely mischaracterize the service of this soldier and having the military obfuscate the true mission of those killed searching for this guy is quasi-criminal. Rice has to go. If not, I imagine a lot of shit is going to land on Mr. Obama.