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From the publisher - July 2014

07/02/2014 04:12PM ● By Robert Frey

By Art Suberbielle 

Sooner or later we all will need the services of a lawyer. It may be just to handle a real estate transaction such as buying a home, or perhaps representing you in a personal injury claim. Whatever the case, it’s likely that you will seek out the most qualified lawyer to represent your best interest.

Harvard is generally considered one of the most prestigious law schools in the country. It would be logical to expect a Harvard law school graduate to be among the most qualified to negotiate a settlement in any legal proceeding. So one can’t help but wonder how a Harvard law school graduate would accept a deal that would be weighted heavily in favor of the opposing party?

Without a question of a doubt, this is exactly what President Obama, a Harvard law school graduate, did in the recent exchange of 5 well-known terrorists for one U.S. serviceman. What’s even more unfathomable is that the U.S serviceman by all indications deserted his post.  During the campaign and after his election as President, there were many people who asked for a copy of Obama’s transcript while at Harvard. But for some reason, this file was never available and kept “sealed.”  After seeing how this well-educated lawyer from Harvard negotiates, one can’t help but wonder what exactly is on that transcript. Did he actually complete all of the required classes? Did he sleep through the class on negotiation? Obviously, he missed something because in any negotiation or trade, the well-trained lawyer will insist on equal and fair treatment for his client. 

In this case, “the client” is all of the citizens of the U.S. And our “lawyer” a.k.a. President Obama did us a grave injustice by releasing these 5 notorious Al-Qaeda members for one probable deserter. If something on this order occurred in a civil litigation, there would be grounds for a malpractice suit against the lawyer.  What should happen in this case?

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