Dear Conservative,

By now, you have heard about Barack Obama's illegal prisoner swap, in which the United States traded five high level Taliban commanders for a single U.S. soldier who had been captured after deserting his platoon. In so doing, the Obama administration broke the law by failing to notify Congress of the prisoner swap.

At face value, the trade was not in our best interest. We have essentially allowed these five Taliban leaders to rejoin the fight and should American servicemen and women die as a result, their blood will be on the Obama administration's hands.

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl deserted his platoon approximately five years ago. He left his weapon and gear behind, abandoned his brothers in arms, and ventured out into Afghanistan, allegedly in search of the Taliban and al-Qaeda. We know this to be the case because while the Army was out searching for Sgt. Bergdahl, they heard chatter on the radio about an American who was trying to communicate with the Taliban.

Sgt. Bergdahl is a deserter, a traitor – a man who badmouthed his country at every opportunity. He abandoned his post and left to find the very enemy he swore an oath to eradicate. Susan Rice, however, the same individual who went on all the Sunday morning talk shows and lied about Benghazi, did the same for this scandal. Ms. Rice looked right into the camera and told the American people that Sgt. Bergdahl was a hero who served "honorably and with distinction." The government thinks that they can simply cover up their having made a lopsided trade for a deserter and a traitor. Unfortunately for the Obama administration, the whole record of the search for Bergdahl is safely uploaded to WikiLeaks, and is just one example of how deceitful the White House is! The administration has known for years that Sgt. Bergdahl deserted his unit and went to seek out the Taliban. For Susan Rice to go on national television and spew the propaganda that he was an honorable soldier, no less, is absolutely unacceptable!

If the administration is willing to trade five high level Taliban commanders for one traitor, what are they going to use to trade for Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi? Had this been the U.S. Marine veteran who accidentally drove into Mexico, what would the Obama administration have done to secure his release? As of yet, Obama has done nothing and has left the Marine to suffer the injustices of the Mexican prison system. He must be brought home!

Tell Congress that they MUST bring Sgt. Tahmooressi home!

What is the Obama administration going to do to help this Marine? Unlike Sgt. Bergdahl, who wanted to be with the Taliban and was allegedly teaching terrorists to build roadside bombs, Sgt. Tahmooressi is a bonafide war hero who is credited with saving half a dozen soldiers' lives.

Where is his prisoner swap? When is the Obama administration going to free this war hero who is in jail simply because he made a wrong turn and drove into Mexico with firearms? Why is a deserter, traitor, and terrorist sympathizer more important than a bonafide war hero?

We have tens of thousands of illegal immigrants in our prison system. How about instead of Obama releasing them, allowing them to commit crimes against Americans, we trade them to Mexico to get Tahmooressi back?

I don't care what we do... We just have to do SOMETHING!

The State Department has said it is going to let the Tahmooressi situation "run its course." Are they serious? They are going to let this Marine suffer in a Mexican prison, while an Army deserter is given top notch medical treatment and propagandized as a war hero!

The administration isn't fighting to release Tahmooressi because it doesn't fit their agenda or narrative. They want the public to think that the War on Terror is over. But the last thing the Obama White House will ever do is support a gun owner's rights!

Congress has more power over this than you think... They should have been involved in the Taliban prisoner swap, but Obama went around the legislative branch. We must force Congress to pressure Mexico to release Tahmooressi! The fact that Obama traded five high ranking Taliban leaders for one dishonorable soldier, but won't do anything to free a bonafide war hero, is absolutely depressing.

We must hold these people accountable! We cannot let up until Sgt. Tahmooressi is home safe!

Tell Congress that they MUST bring Sgt. Tahmooressi home!


Joe Otto

Conservative Daily