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
Lawmakers were not notified of the Guantanamo detainees transfer until after it occurred.
The law requires the defense secretary to notify relevant congressional committees at least 30 days before making any transfers of prisoners, to explain the reason and to provide assurances that those released would not be in a position to reengage in activities that could threaten the United States or its interests.
Interesting. Have the MSM picked up on that?
I’m following what Cody has to say, he is tweeting with Jake Tapper..check out his pic, he has a picture of Bergdahl with the word TRAITOR written across..seems like the tweet from Bergdahl’s Dad was deleted was wondering when I was looking at his timeline why I couldn’t find it(That is why I thought maybe it was a fake tweet)
Laws and Congress and stuff are just causing gridlock in Washington and preventing Obama from doing the peoples' work.
Look for that to be the main, Democrat-scripted talking point advanced by the MSM after the elections when Obama disbands Congress, for the children, of course.
I weep for my children and my country that once was. Kids are dual nationality (UK).....but I sure as hell don’t want to head back there. The world has gone insane. I feel as tho I’m screaming, but no-one hears me. I can only give it to God at this point.
Look at his TL for May 24
Is there anything congress can do besides impeachment?
Obama blatantly breaks the law and NOTHING happens?
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
Translation: Don't worry; be happy! Just wascaly wacist Wepublicans waining on our pawade, as usual.
You are correct. they have no balls, because they would rather be burned at the stake, than be called wacist wascally wepublicans, as in post 29.
Is it the tweet about freeing all “Captives in this conflict” seems that one is still there but the more damaging tweets are gone. I really hope he did not tweet the one circulating all over the internet, I really hope not because if he did, we have a big problem here, a really big problem
He also retweeted a tweet from someone celebrating the Taliban killing NATO troops
I don’t do twitter/FB, so it’s helpful to read of your comments.
If Obama can figure out how to have 20 more of our soldiers kidnapped, he could release enough terrorists to finally fulfill his dream of closing Guantanamo.
Five to one, baby...
one in five.
No one here
gets out alive.
Yes, all the ones saying “I am still working to free captives on all sides of this conflict”
After reading through his TL I just wouldn’t doubt he tweeted that. Yes, I think we have a huge problem.
Did you catch him tweet “ameen” and “Alhamdalila” ? Both muslim prayer related. And he RT about thanking Allah. Yes, we have a problem.
I didn’t see him speak today, with Obama, but I heard he opened up his comments with muslim saying/prayer.
TREASON - continuous, in-your-face, agenda-driven, agency-abetted, representative-enabled, media-complicit, ongoing
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
This also is something to wonder about:
At the White House today, the father of the “freed captive” said this:
@markknoller on May 31, 2014 @6:36 pm EDT Retweet
Bergdahl’s father spoke some Arabic words: Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim. Meaning In the name of God, most Gracious, most Compassionate”.
Post 44 by PghBaldy, from this thread: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3162219/posts
F.U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and his father.
I didn’t hear him speak today either, but I always make sure to avoid any Obama press conferences, just the sound of his voice makes me want to blow chunks. I knew something didn’t smell right, from the beginning..has Obama EVER done anything to benefit America? I can’t think of one thing..everything Obama has ever done is done to benefit HIM or take the focus off of HIM..all that was confirmed to me today was my original theory about Benghazi being a Blind Sheikh for Stevens swap, I now believe it more than ever
I heard the father actually spoke Arabic today, is that true? That itself is a GIGANTIC red flag
“A senior administration official, agreeing to speak on the condition of anonymity to explain the timing of the congressional notification, acknowledged that the law was not followed. When he signed the law last year, Obama issued a signing statement contending that the notification requirement was an unconstitutional infringement on his powers as commander in chief and that he therefore could override it.”
Barry appears to be inviting impeachment by deliberately breaking the law! His team thinks making him appear to be a victim of race-mob persecution will improve their chances of keeping Harry Reid in control of the Senate, I suppose.
Perhaps Barry is trying to divert attention from the impending Arpaio accusations?
He said we leave no one “in uniform” behind.
Much gnashing of teeth. Whining & stomping of feet. That’ll be about it from the GOP. Sad pathetic leadship.
Terrorists are now empowered. The next Americans kidnapped by terrorists will be Obama’s fault.
Interesting analysis. Thanks.
This whole thing is surreal. The president is a traitor and devil incarnate. We are no longer in the Twilight Zone....we are in the blackness of the Midnight Zone.
BUMP! (my thoughts also)
Active Duty ping.
Its what I always believed, from the beginning, but people kept on discounting it, saying that it would not benefit Obama by swapping the Blind Sheikh for Stevens..but with a media in his pocket he would have probably won in a landslide and been declared a hero for saving Stevens life..it was all about winning the election