Not only has Obama abandoned the American policy of promoting freedom, he has reversed decades of American refusal to negotiate with terrorists. As Andrew McCarthy rightly says, Obama is endangering the lives of American troops in combat by encouraging hostage-taking.

Negotiating with Terrorists
The Obama administration ignores a longstanding -- and life-saving -- policy.

By Andrew C. McCarthy National Review Online
June 24, 2009

As the Iranian government's murderous repression of the Iranian people continues, critics right and left agitate over the deafening silence of an American president who, as a candidate, derided the Bush administration's ambitious democracy promotion as too timid. They speculate as to why Barack Obama won't speak out: Why won't he condemn the mullahs? Is he daft enough to believe he can charm the regime into abandoning its nuclear ambitions? Does the self-described realist so prize stability that he thinks it's worth abandoning the cause of freedom -- and the best chance in 30 years of dislodging an implacable American enemy?

In truth, it's worse than that. Even as the mullahs are terrorizing the Iranian people, the Obama administration is negotiating with an Iranian-backed terrorist organization and abandoning the American proscription against exchanging terrorist prisoners for hostages kidnapped by terrorists. Worse still, Obama has already released a terrorist responsible for the brutal murders of five American soldiers in exchange for the remains of two deceased British hostages.

Prepare to be infuriated.

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