Skip to comments.Now the White House says Hagel made final call on Bergdahl
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 theres been a little pushback hes moving away from it and its 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 ...
There was nothing he could do.
Hagel....This will p*** him off...
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?
This has to be the 9th or 10th version of the Bergdahl story from the WH.
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.
ssdd from this administration
He first learned about the deal from the media.
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.
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.
Too bad... What ever Hagel gets, I feel like he deserves it.
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.
That point needs to be hammered.
What is this, the 8th or 9th revision to this story?
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.
Said it before and I’ll say it again.....the entire Obama administration looks like the JV team.
What channel did they see it on?
“...looks like the JV team....”
You’re being charitable.
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 ...
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