Trading Private Bergdahl: Mad Magazine Nails Obama's Prisoner Exchange

"Obama, when you've lost MAD magazine, you've lost America."

That was the apt quote from one of Mad Magazine's readers commenting on their hard hitting parody about President Obama's trade of Bowe Bergdahl for five top Taliban leaders who had been incarcerated in Guantanamo. As you will see after the jump, Mad took a very dim view of the exchange. "Barack Obama's Unfortunate New Movie," was very different from the usual light-hearted humor you see in Mad:

BOWE AND ARROWS DEPT.

Recently, President Obama exchanged five Taliban leaders for an American POW, Bowe Bergdahl. One prisoner for five is an iffy trade to begin with — but even moreso when it was revealed that Bergdahl had deserted his post. So, Obama got his man, but there was a lot of collateral damage — it kind of reminds us of a movie we once saw…

 

P.J. Gladnick
P.J. Gladnick
P.J. Gladnick is a freelance writer and creator of the DUmmie FUnnies blog.