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Bergdahl release arrangement could threaten the safety of Americans, Republicans say
WashingtonPost.com ^ | 5/31/14 | Karen Tumulty

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 Bergdahl’s 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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bergdahl; bobbergdahl; bowebergdahl; congress; gitmo; obama
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1 posted on 05/31/2014 7:12:53 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Just add it to the LONNNNGGG list of laws bam bam has broken.


2 posted on 05/31/2014 7:14:11 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
"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."

Traitorobama also gave aid and comfort to the enemy.

3 posted on 05/31/2014 7:15:49 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: driftdiver

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.


4 posted on 05/31/2014 7:16:36 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

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


5 posted on 05/31/2014 7:16:59 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

“But Bergdahl wasn’t 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? “


6 posted on 05/31/2014 7:17:58 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: Cicero

That’s where I picked up on it.


7 posted on 05/31/2014 7:18:13 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!)
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8 posted on 05/31/2014 7:20:40 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I am glad to see him finally come home. But 0bama has now given in to terrorists.


9 posted on 05/31/2014 7:22:11 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: SkyDancer

Not a big detour for the apologizer-in-chief.


10 posted on 05/31/2014 7:23:29 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!)
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To: Cicero
LAW BROKEN: CONGRESS NOT NOTIFIED OF GITMO SWAP

I know, it is an impeachable offense, but he will skate again, as he always does. Just get used to it, unfortunately.

11 posted on 05/31/2014 7:29:52 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Ben Mugged

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 !


12 posted on 05/31/2014 7:30:40 PM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

“Laws”, in and of themselves, are meaningless without enforcement.


13 posted on 05/31/2014 7:31:55 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: SkyDancer

This kid was a deserter and appears to be a Muslim convert .

This looks like Phony Soros media PR set up !


14 posted on 05/31/2014 7:32:22 PM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Congress should have traded the Kenyan, Holder, Pelosi, Hillary and Hopalong Harry Reid to the Taliban for Bergdahl.


15 posted on 05/31/2014 7:32:25 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: ncalburt

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


16 posted on 05/31/2014 7:33:53 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Blatant distraction from VA scandal
17 posted on 05/31/2014 7:34:17 PM PDT by wtd
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To: Mark17

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!!!!


18 posted on 05/31/2014 7:34:51 PM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: ncalburt

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.


19 posted on 05/31/2014 7:36:29 PM PDT by jodster36
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To: Cicero

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
deserter!!!!


20 posted on 05/31/2014 7:38:59 PM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: Cicero

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.


21 posted on 05/31/2014 7:39:28 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: ncalburt

Interesting. Have the MSM picked up on that?


22 posted on 05/31/2014 7:42:47 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: jodster36

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)


23 posted on 05/31/2014 7:48:50 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
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.

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.

24 posted on 05/31/2014 7:50:25 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

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.


25 posted on 05/31/2014 7:54:11 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Look at his TL for May 24


26 posted on 05/31/2014 8:07:27 PM PDT by jodster36
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Is there anything congress can do besides impeachment?

Obama blatantly breaks the law and NOTHING happens?


27 posted on 05/31/2014 8:07:41 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: making the world safe for Sharia.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
First of all, let's have the particulars on the quintet of terrorists they released to wreak havoc upon us in the near future.

On another note, I nearly puked when I heard, on the news, that Marxist bastard saying that we leave no one behind. Puhleeze! How about Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Ty Woods and Glen Doherty?

Please excuse me while I barf my guts out!



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

28 posted on 05/31/2014 8:11:13 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Amid jubilation Saturday over the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from captivity by the Taliban, ... Top Republicans on the Senate and House armed services committees went so far as to accuse President Obama of having broken the law

Translation: Don't worry; be happy! Just wascaly wacist Wepublicans waining on our pawade, as usual.

29 posted on 05/31/2014 8:14:21 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Kit cat
Of course this WILL NEVER happen because our side has NO BALLS!!!!

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.

30 posted on 05/31/2014 8:22:15 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: jodster36

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


31 posted on 05/31/2014 8:23:50 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: jodster36

He also retweeted a tweet from someone celebrating the Taliban killing NATO troops


32 posted on 05/31/2014 8:25:31 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: jodster36; Sarah Barracuda

I don’t do twitter/FB, so it’s helpful to read of your comments.


33 posted on 05/31/2014 8:27:25 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

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.


34 posted on 05/31/2014 8:38:48 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Five to one, baby...

one in five.

No one here…

gets out alive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tHPsphg9xc


35 posted on 05/31/2014 8:43:30 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Sarah Barracuda

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.


36 posted on 05/31/2014 8:45:55 PM PDT by jodster36
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To: All

TREASON - continuous, in-your-face, agenda-driven, agency-abetted, representative-enabled, media-complicit, ongoing…

FUBO
FUCONgress
Fislam


37 posted on 05/31/2014 8:51:43 PM PDT by PGalt
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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.


38 posted on 05/31/2014 8:53:49 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: jodster36; PghBaldy

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


39 posted on 05/31/2014 8:54:02 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

F.U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and his father.


40 posted on 05/31/2014 8:57:32 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: jodster36

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


41 posted on 05/31/2014 9:03:00 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo; LucyT; null and void; Cold Case Posse Supporter; Flotsam_Jetsome; ...

“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?


42 posted on 05/31/2014 9:03:55 PM PDT by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: ConorMacNessa

He said we leave no one “in uniform” behind.


43 posted on 05/31/2014 9:08:23 PM PDT by petitfour
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Much gnashing of teeth. Whining & stomping of feet. That’ll be about it from the GOP. Sad pathetic leadship.


44 posted on 05/31/2014 9:09:25 PM PDT by redreno (Americans don't go Gault. Americans go Postal.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Terrorists are now empowered. The next Americans kidnapped by terrorists will be Obama’s fault.


45 posted on 05/31/2014 9:11:12 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Seizethecarp

Interesting analysis. Thanks.


46 posted on 05/31/2014 9:15:52 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo; mickie; flaglady47; Maine Mariner; seekthetruth; Bushbacker1; Bob Ireland; ...
I was almost physically ill this evening watching the clip of our psychotic president making out like he's God's gift to the military services, to veterans, to the troops.....while flanked by those two weird-looking parents, one of which, the father, almost floored me by spouting his Arabic mumbo-jumbo.

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.

Leni

47 posted on 05/31/2014 9:16:50 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Sarah Barracuda
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

BUMP! (my thoughts also)

48 posted on 05/31/2014 9:17:57 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; ...

Active Duty ping.


49 posted on 05/31/2014 9:24:32 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: PGalt

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


50 posted on 05/31/2014 9:26:00 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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