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Senators question U.S. role in hostage deal
Washington Times ^ | 7/3/09 | Sara A. Carter and Eli Lake

Posted on 07/03/2009 8:33:25 AM PDT by Nachum

Two senior Republican senators sent a letter to President Obama on Wednesday expressing concern over reports that the administration negotiated "directly or indirectly" with terrorists for the release of British hostages in Iraq.

In a letter made available to The Washington Times, Jeff Sessions of Alabama and Jon Kyl of Arizona said that the U.S. release last month of Laith al-Khazali, a member of a militant Shi'ite group called Asaib al-Haq, may have been part of a deal to gain freedom for three British hostages held since 2007. On June 21, the group sent the bodies of two British hostages to the British Embassy in Baghdad. The other three are still being held

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: question; role; senators; us

1 posted on 07/03/2009 8:33:25 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum; penelopesire; seekthetruth; television is just wrong; jcsjcm; BP2; Pablo Mac; ...

Obama: We won.


2 posted on 07/03/2009 10:05:53 AM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: Nachum

I am starting to wonder “Why Iran?” It is not making sense.


3 posted on 07/03/2009 10:13:21 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Never mind—wrong thread.
I hate it when that happens. :-)


4 posted on 07/03/2009 10:14:30 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: STARWISE

Isn’t it interesting that this DOD ‘anonymous source’ to the WT likes to use the word ‘kinetic action’ to refer to the fact that Iran is ‘waging war’ against our troops inside Iraq?

That is a dead giveaway that this is a civilian Obama DOD lackey trying to give cover for Obama’s failed foreign policy.

‘Kinetic Action’????

It’s called war!

LOL


5 posted on 07/03/2009 10:16:23 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: STARWISE
On June 21, the group sent the bodies of two British hostages to the British Embassy in Baghdad. The other three are still being held

He's really making progress/sarc

6 posted on 07/03/2009 10:22:04 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Hey hey! Ho ho! Where's your Birth Certificate/ We've a right to know!)
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To: penelopesire

Amazing it’s not a muslim contingency operation.


7 posted on 07/03/2009 10:23:02 AM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: Nachum
Obama's reaction:


"Like I care what you pubbies think...."

8 posted on 07/03/2009 10:53:19 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I'm SO glad I no longer belong to the party of Dependence on Government!)
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