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Steyn: Difference in Obama Approach to Freeing Bergdahl vs Sotloff, Foley 'Fascinating'

Steyn: Difference in Obama Approach to Freeing Bergdahl vs Sotloff, Foley 'Fascinating'

In filling in for Rush Limbaugh on his Tuesday radio show, conservative commentator Mark Steyn pointed to a contrast in the different approach President Barack Obama went through to free U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from the Taliban versus the two decapitated journalists Steven Sotloff and James Foley from ISIS.

“There’s been these stories, actually I think it was broken by an old colleague of mine – Toby Harnden from The Daily Telegraph in London. I think he’s with the Sunday Times now,” Steyn said. “Toby got hold of some Pentagon official who told him that Obama had sat on giving the green light for the attempts to rescue Sotloff and James Foley when they were held in Syria. And by the time he actually got on with it and sent anyone into do it, they had been moved as generally happens when people are taken hostage.”

“It’s fascinating though – at the same time he’s sort of dawdling on all this, the effort he was going to to get Bowe Bergdahl out of the hands of the Taliban and their affiliates in Afghanistan – fascinating difference in the approach to these things,” he added.

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