Skip to comments.Bergdahl release arrangement could threaten the safety of Americans, Republicans say
Posted on 05/31/2014 7:12:52 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
Amid jubilation Saturday over the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from captivity by the Taliban, senior Republicans on Capitol Hill said they were troubled by the means by which it was accomplished, which was a deal to release five Afghan detainees from the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Top Republicans on the Senate and House armed services committees went so far as to accuse President Obama of having broken the law, which requires the administration to notify Congress before any transfers from Guantanamo are carried out.
Trading five senior Taliban leaders from detention in Guantanamo Bay for Bergdahls release may have consequences for the rest of our forces and all Americans. Our terrorist adversaries now have a strong incentive to capture Americans. That incentive will put our forces in Afghanistan and around the world at even greater risk, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard P. McKeon (R-Calif.) and the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, James M. Inhofe (Okla.), said in a joint statement.
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Just add it to the LONNNNGGG list of laws bam bam has broken.
Traitorobama also gave aid and comfort to the enemy.
And no one on the right in the house and senate has the balls to take him on in earnest.
Losers. Every one of them.
This is headlined on Drudge right now, with a smiling photo of the Traitor-in-Chief, and this headline:
LAW BROKEN: CONGRESS NOT NOTIFIED OF GITMO SWAP
“But Bergdahl wasnt captured in battle. He simply walked off his post into the hills. Grunt forums are livid with Bergdahl, ready for him to be tried for desertion. Many, many lives were risked in the hunt for Bergdahl. Would you want to do for someone who betrayed and abandoned his brothers in arms? “
That’s where I picked up on it.
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I am glad to see him finally come home. But 0bama has now given in to terrorists.
Not a big detour for the apologizer-in-chief.
I know, it is an impeachable offense, but he will skate again, as he always does. Just get used to it, unfortunately.
Read about the comments made by the Left wing nutter father of the deserter ,
He wants to help free all the Taliban and shut down Gitmo.
This whole thing smells like a Val Jarrett- Soros PR set up !
“Laws”, in and of themselves, are meaningless without enforcement.
This kid was a deserter and appears to be a Muslim convert .
This looks like Phony Soros media PR set up !
Congress should have traded the Kenyan, Holder, Pelosi, Hillary and Hopalong Harry Reid to the Taliban for Bergdahl.
That tweet is circulating all over twitter..he says that he wants ALL Gitmo detainees released, for the Afghan children..but here is the thing, maybe the tweet was deleted from the father’s account because I went to his twitter feed(May 28th) and could not find that tweet, maybe I missed it
Dont forget, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was NOT captured on the battlefield. He left the U.S. base camp in Afghanistan in 2009 of his own free will and turned up with the Taliban a short time later.
It was reported Bergdahl left because he wanted to "visit with family".
Islam refers to all Muhammedans as brothers and sisters. Hmmmm.
Could it be this American 'soldier' not only went AWOL- he turned sides - costing the lives of patriot soldiers attempting to rescue him?
Perhaps headlines today should be corrected to read, Obama releases 6 Jihadis instead of the fawning, compassionate reports suggesting Obama cares about our troops and went all out with "intense negotiations last week".
Bergdahl's recovery "is a reminder of America's unwavering commitment to leave no man or woman in uniform behind on the battlefield."
The transfers happened after a week of intense negotiations mediated by the government of Qatar, which will take custody of the Afghans.
*****IS IT MERELY COINCIDENCE THE VA SCANDAL HEADLINED ALL LAST WEEK?*****
I would go so far as to surmise that this administration did NOT exchange one 'captive' American soldier for 5 very dangerous Afghan GITMO 'detainees'...rather, this administration freed 6 dangerous Afghan jihadis under the auspices of concern for our troops as damage control from the VA scandal which has already resulted in administration casualties (Shinseki,Carney).
It is unbearable that this POTUS can get away with ANYTHING because
he is black!!!! I hope if the pubbies EVER get the white house again they
do exactly the same thing and illegally do everything possible to turn the
republic back around!!! Of course this WILL NEVER happen because
our side has NO BALLS!!!!
Bergdahl’s dad twitter is @bobbergdahl
He is a terrorist sympathizer. And “ameen” is seen in his timeline, which is a word included in muslim prayer. It is all too stinky for me.
oh, @CodyFNfootball is giving firsthand account about night Bergdahl went missing/left. He served with him. Very interesting.
If this is all true, Obama let 5 dangerous terrorists free for a terrorist sympathizer.
This SOB POTUS will do anything right now to LOOK as though he is
helping VETS he is disgusting!!!! Put our troops in jeopardy to release a
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