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Now the White House says Hagel made final call on Bergdahl
Daily Mail ^ | 01:05 EST, 10 June 2014 | Zoe Szathmary

Posted on 06/10/2014 5:27:23 AM PDT by BradtotheBone

FInal approval for the prisoner exchange that freed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was made by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, members of Congress learned on Monday from administration officials.

'They indicated (it was) Secretary Hagel (who made the final call),' Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA) said after a classified briefing, ABC points out.

'It was the president of the United States that came out (in the Rose Garden) with the Bergdahls and took all the credit and now that there’s been a little pushback he’s moving away from it and it’s Secretary Hagel?'

Last week, Hagel said the swap was a unanimous decision when speaking to the BBC.

'It was the Secretary of Defense, Secretary of State, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Director of National Intelligence, Attorney General,' he said.

'It was our judgement based on the information that we had that his life, his health were in peril,' Hagel also told the channel in defense of not giving Congress 30 days' notice of the plan.

'Can you imagine if we would have waited or taken the chance of leaks over a 30-day period?' Hagel said.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: bergdahl; bergdahldeal; seebreakingnews; worstpresidentever
Not surprising. Obama NEVER takes responsibility for anything. Just the credit if things go right. Pathetic.
1 posted on 06/10/2014 5:27:23 AM PDT by BradtotheBone
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To: BradtotheBone
Ubama didn't want to do it, but Chuck overruled him.

There was nothing he could do.

2 posted on 06/10/2014 5:29:14 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: BradtotheBone
That's even worse.

Hagel....This will p*** him off...

3 posted on 06/10/2014 5:30:18 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: BradtotheBone

What a guy, nothing like throwing yet another underling under the bus. Ol’ Chuckies book should be a page turner wonder if he will return the favor?


4 posted on 06/10/2014 5:30:45 AM PDT by southernindymom
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

This has to be the 9th or 10th version of the Bergdahl story from the WH.


5 posted on 06/10/2014 5:30:58 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: BradtotheBone

“Taliban Mullah in Chief” Hussein Obama has chosen “Secretary of Defending the Taliban” Hagel to continue to make Grand Bargains with Gitmo Prisoners so that Gitmo can be closed on the last day that all US Military Personnel finally abandon Afghanistan to the Taliban.


6 posted on 06/10/2014 5:31:38 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: BradtotheBone

“Hagel’s Fault”

ssdd from this administration


7 posted on 06/10/2014 5:32:04 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: BradtotheBone

He first learned about the deal from the media.


8 posted on 06/10/2014 5:32:12 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: BradtotheBone
"Can you imagine if we would have waited or taken the chance of leaks over a 30-day period?' Hagel said."

Yes I can imagine - there would have been outrage among Congress and the American public which would have prevented Obama from releasing his jihadist brothers. That's why he didn't inform congress.

9 posted on 06/10/2014 5:32:23 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: BradtotheBone

So much for the old “the buck stops here” saying

I wonder if Obama read about Hagel making the final decision in the news paper this morning.


10 posted on 06/10/2014 5:33:14 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Too bad... What ever Hagel gets, I feel like he deserves it.


11 posted on 06/10/2014 5:34:36 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: BradtotheBone

Obama is such a wussie. Always blaming someone else. Women, children, weather, it doesn’t matter. I’ll bet Obama is scare of Michelle’s shadow. What a complete disgrace.


12 posted on 06/10/2014 5:35:54 AM PDT by Obadiah (None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: circlecity

Exactly right!

That point needs to be hammered.


13 posted on 06/10/2014 5:36:12 AM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: BradtotheBone

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2014/05/22/Congress-rejects-AUMF-sunset-amendment-war-on-terror-to-continue-Guantanamo-still-open/3121400794485/


14 posted on 06/10/2014 5:36:20 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: BradtotheBone

What is this, the 8th or 9th revision to this story?


15 posted on 06/10/2014 5:37:25 AM PDT by Howie66 ("Tone down the tagline please." - Admin Moderator)
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To: BradtotheBone

Don’t expect leadership from one who is incapable of leading. Obama gives ‘orders’ which are nothing more than stating desired outcomes. If those outcomes come to pass, then Obama takes full credit. If those outcomes are never realized, then he blames others for not following orders.


16 posted on 06/10/2014 5:38:53 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: BradtotheBone

Said it before and I’ll say it again.....the entire Obama administration looks like the JV team.


17 posted on 06/10/2014 5:43:46 AM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: BradtotheBone

What channel did they see it on?


18 posted on 06/10/2014 5:46:38 AM PDT by mykroar (We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again. - Nathanael Greene)
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To: cincinnati65

“...looks like the JV team....”

You’re being charitable.


19 posted on 06/10/2014 5:47:10 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: BradtotheBone

If we had a free and independent press, the reporting would be withering, absolutely withering. It would make Watergate look like a third-rate burglary. Oh, wait ...


20 posted on 06/10/2014 5:51:40 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi or Atty General Holder, who brought more guns to Mexico?)
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To: NFHale

agree. They look more like a pee wee pop warner team.


21 posted on 06/10/2014 5:59:01 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparisons)
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To: BradtotheBone
Now the White House says Hagel made final call on Bergdahl

Ha haaaaaa!!!

NOW you know why Ubama selected you to be SecDef.

You didn't think it was because he thought you were qualified, did you?

Suckerrrrrrr.

22 posted on 06/10/2014 5:59:09 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: BradtotheBone

Poor Obummer. All these people telling him what to do.


23 posted on 06/10/2014 6:00:56 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Chuck . . . meet Bus. . . .


24 posted on 06/10/2014 6:01:34 AM PDT by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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To: BradtotheBone

Hey, upChuck! How’s the view from under the bus?


25 posted on 06/10/2014 6:03:15 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: BradtotheBone

Is our president on meth?


26 posted on 06/10/2014 6:03:52 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Michael.SF.

“...a pee wee pop warner team....”

Yes, but at the very least, the Pop Warner team TRIES to get it right.

One would think after stepping on one’s own crankshaft day after day, one’s crankshaft would finally be too sore to try it again.

Not so these brainiacs... They just double down.

Looking like the duplicitous idiots we always knew they’d be from day one.


27 posted on 06/10/2014 6:04:18 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Obadiah
Obama is such a wussie. Always blaming someone else.

Very early on he was blaming Bush, unprecedented for a current POTUS to blame his immediate predecessor, but for a no class narcissistic buffoon like 'O' no problem. Well into his second term now he has to expand his blame Bush meme and move on to new blame targets.

28 posted on 06/10/2014 6:05:26 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: BradtotheBone
1. Health in danger

2. Previously consulted with congress

3. Swiftboating

4. It was an oversight, sorry

5. Platoon full of psychopaths

6. Taliban threated to kill

7. "What difference does it make?"

8. Stockholm Syndrome

9. PTSD 10. No evidence converted to Islam, fraternized with Taliban, and declared jihad

11. Physically abused, confined in cage

12. Racism

13. Moderate Taliban

14. “Raggedy" platoon

15. "No matter what, to leave an American behind in the hands of people who would torture him, cut of his head, do any number of things"

16. Obama broke unconstitutional law (that he signed)

17. Wasn't only soldier to 'walk off' post

18. Only tenuous link to U.S. deaths

19. “PR campaign by Republicans” ... to “muddy the waters”

20. Hagel, NOT Obama, made the final call on #Bergdahl swap, (see also #16)

29 posted on 06/10/2014 6:08:46 AM PDT by maggief
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To: BradtotheBone

Whoops.....Hagel.....the moron now slated for an Obama toss under the bus!!!


30 posted on 06/10/2014 6:14:34 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Even if true (and I do not believe for a minute it is true) it is a lie. The President of the United States as commander in chief had to approve it. So he was the last (buck stops here sort of thing) to give the go ahead. Which means he made the decision.

We are living in a surreal time. Obama claims credit for anything good that happens in this nation, and will not accept anything bad that happens (even when his fingerprints are all over it).

The main stream media needs to wake up. They have changed from “watchdogs to lapdogs” and their credibility decreases each time they defend the indefensible.


31 posted on 06/10/2014 6:14:45 AM PDT by CIB-173RDABN (I do not doubt that our climate changes. I only doubt that anything man does has any effect.)
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To: BradtotheBone

I’m surprised Obozo didn’t say “Bush’s fault.”


32 posted on 06/10/2014 6:14:52 AM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war,and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Hagel can’t make a decision on what suit to wear

No sale

The dems must be wishing the repubs would bring impeachment charges

It’s like a spiral


33 posted on 06/10/2014 6:18:27 AM PDT by stanne
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To: BradtotheBone
Sizing up the fall guy.
34 posted on 06/10/2014 6:19:27 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: stanne

Hagel “Peter Principled” out as a SP4 in the Americal Division.


35 posted on 06/10/2014 6:22:50 AM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war,and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: BradtotheBone

We are governed by 8 year olds.


36 posted on 06/10/2014 6:23:18 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: maggief

Good list and post. Nicely done.


37 posted on 06/10/2014 6:31:02 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: JPG

Hagel is so pathetic he doesn’t even come across as a credible fall guy. He is weakness personified.


38 posted on 06/10/2014 6:32:28 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: BradtotheBone
Did you catch the little placard on Obama's Oval Office desk....the one that says, "The Bus Stops Here"?

Hagel saw it and immediately climbed under.

Leni

39 posted on 06/10/2014 6:38:32 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Howie66

Next version, President Bush did it somehow. Not too far fetched because some at the NYT and MSNBC would believe it


40 posted on 06/10/2014 6:46:05 AM PDT by italianquaker
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To: All

Hilarity ensues at Twitchy.com...

‘The wheels on the bus’: CNN reports WH officials say SecDef Hagel made final call on Bergdahl trade

http://twitchy.com/2014/06/09/the-wheels-on-the-bus-cnn-reports-wh-officials-say-secdef-hagel-made-final-call-on-bergdahl-trade/


41 posted on 06/10/2014 6:47:22 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: BradtotheBone

He’s already taken responsibility for this.


42 posted on 06/10/2014 7:16:06 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: DJ Taylor

Americal again?


43 posted on 06/10/2014 7:17:36 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: BradtotheBone

OK Chucky, time to fall on your sword for Bambi.


44 posted on 06/10/2014 7:55:53 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: blueunicorn6

Who were voted in by 8 year olds.

And who are ready to vote again, soon.


45 posted on 06/10/2014 7:58:34 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: southernindymom

Hagel should abruptly quit. If he doesn’t quit and tell the truth about it, I lose all respect for him. If he does quit, he is a very brave man.


46 posted on 06/10/2014 9:11:57 AM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: italianquaker

Wait for it.....


47 posted on 06/11/2014 4:37:32 AM PDT by Howie66 ("Tone down the tagline please." - Admin Moderator)
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