Dec 16 2022 Show: Biden forgets the first rule of the military; never leave a man behind
Brian Sussman discusses the Biden administrations prison swap that shocked Americans and our military. What is the truth the behind Viktor Bout, a convicted arms dealer nicknamed the “Merchant of Death,” being released by the U.S. in a one-for-one prisoner swap that freed women’s basketball star Brittney Griner, who’d been imprisoned in Russia since February.
Not only did the US give up one of the worst criminals responsible for killing Americans, but they left U.S. Marine veteran Paul Whelan, who was sentenced to 16 years in a Russian prison on espionage charges that he called a setup and the U.S. government dismissed as false, sit in the Russian jail. Instead Griner, who was sentenced to nine years in prison for having vape cartridges with cannabis oil, was released in exchange for Bout.
The message this send to the military and world is devastating how weak the US has become.