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Hagel: U.S. didnít negotiate with terrorists in securing Bergdahlís release
The Washington Times ^ | June 1, 2014 | David Sherfinski

Posted on 06/01/2014 9:56:45 AM PDT by jazusamo

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said the U.S. did not negotiate with terrorists in the process of exchanging the transfer of five terrorism suspects for the release of the only American prisoner of war in Afghanistan.

“We didn’t negotiate with terrorists,” Mr. Hagel said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “And I said and explained before, Sergeant Bergdahl is a prisoner of war. That’s a normal process in getting your prisoners back.”

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was handed over to U.S. special forces by the Taliban Saturday, with the government of Qatar serving as a go-between. Qatar is taking custody of five Afghan detainees from the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Mr. Hagel said the U.S. is dealing with terrorists and hostage taking all the time and that the release wouldn’t encourage terrorists to take American soldiers prisoner or hostage.

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Hagel/0bama is a liar. On the one hand he says they didn't negotiate but on the other he says they didn't notify Congress as required by law because of a timeline.
1 posted on 06/01/2014 9:56:46 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

BULLSHIT!


2 posted on 06/01/2014 9:58:56 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: jazusamo
What am about to type is a lie ...
There are no liars in D.C. so Hagel has convinced me.
3 posted on 06/01/2014 9:59:05 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: jazusamo

I am sick to death of these liars. They do whatever they want, flout the laws of this country, and are never held accountable.


4 posted on 06/01/2014 9:59:14 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: jazusamo

No, they didn’t notify Congress because they were negotiating with terrorists.


5 posted on 06/01/2014 9:59:38 AM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED.)
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To: jazusamo

Liars gotta lie.


6 posted on 06/01/2014 9:59:42 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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To: dfwgator

Dittos and cow poop ....


7 posted on 06/01/2014 9:59:46 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: jazusamo

So the Taliban are no longer terrorist?


8 posted on 06/01/2014 10:00:20 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: jazusamo

I guess that hashtag crap really works with this regime.

9 posted on 06/01/2014 10:00:33 AM PDT by red-dawg (<<< click for info on my book.)
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To: jazusamo

This is bold!


10 posted on 06/01/2014 10:01:04 AM PDT by eclectic (Liberalism is a mental disorder)
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To: jazusamo

And the lies keep on coming.


11 posted on 06/01/2014 10:01:28 AM PDT by Fungi
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To: eclectic

Because they know the press has their back.


12 posted on 06/01/2014 10:02:01 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: jazusamo

No, they didn’t “negotiate” with terrorists; they just bowed down and acquiesced to their demands. Please sir, may I have another?


13 posted on 06/01/2014 10:02:55 AM PDT by Lacey
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To: jazusamo

negotiating would imply some level of horse trading

we just got hosed

one low level enlisted guy with questionable background (enemy sympathizer / collaborator / AWOL) versus five(5) top level senior officers

how long do we have to listen to how 0traitor is really working to ‘help’ this country?


14 posted on 06/01/2014 10:03:37 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: jazusamo

LIAR!


15 posted on 06/01/2014 10:03:46 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: jazusamo; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Active Duty ping.


16 posted on 06/01/2014 10:03:54 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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Please bump the Freepathon or click above to donate or become a monthly donor!

17 posted on 06/01/2014 10:04:04 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: dfwgator

BULLSHIT!

Exactly!


18 posted on 06/01/2014 10:04:21 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: jazusamo

I guess we’re supposed to think it was divine intervention? What a crock-it wasn’t even a good “trade”...


19 posted on 06/01/2014 10:05:08 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: jazusamo; GeronL

How do you release 5 terrorists at Gitmo and NOT negotiate with terrorists?

That plain don’t make any sense.


20 posted on 06/01/2014 10:05:46 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: jazusamo

Depends on what the definition of ‘terrorist’ is.


21 posted on 06/01/2014 10:06:14 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: jazusamo

So these guys let him go out of the goodness of their widdle hearts?


22 posted on 06/01/2014 10:07:58 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: jazusamo

LIAR.


23 posted on 06/01/2014 10:09:51 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: skeeter

They must not have been card carrying members of a registered terrorist organization.


24 posted on 06/01/2014 10:09:52 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: jazusamo

Hagel is a useful idiot. Another reputation which will go down the tubes when all is said and done with this administration.


25 posted on 06/01/2014 10:09:52 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: jazusamo

Guess the timing of the simultaneous releases on both sides was just a coincidence then... I buy it. /s


26 posted on 06/01/2014 10:11:17 AM PDT by Eddie01 (Liberals lie about everything all the time.)
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To: jersey117
Hagel is a useful idiot.

Actually, he's pretty useless.

27 posted on 06/01/2014 10:11:42 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: jazusamo
“We didn’t negotiate with terrorists,” Mr. Hagel said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “And I said and explained before, Sergeant Bergdahl is a prisoner of war. That’s a normal process in getting your prisoners back.”

Hagel, you friggin moron. We are at war with the terrorists, you released five of them. What did you get in return? Bergdahl.

You're right about one thing, this was no negotiation. It was a capitulation, you might as well have surrendered.

28 posted on 06/01/2014 10:11:43 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: jazusamo

How about maybe listening to what some of us are saying. America is now controlled by the communists Democrats with King Obama at the leader. King Obama is a communists black Muslim. Nothing now or within the next few years can stop the conversion to a dictatorship. Lots of talk and hearings but they will do nothing. Have they worked so far?


29 posted on 06/01/2014 10:12:51 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: jazusamo
`US didn't negotiate blah blah blah' pile of crap photo: Pile of Crap ... ies craptastic.jpg Sumpin' smells lak da Dixie Chicks alla da sudden!
30 posted on 06/01/2014 10:13:35 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: jazusamo

Five Taliban fighters swapped for one lame-azz US traitor?

Yea...I wouldn’t classify that as negotiating either.


31 posted on 06/01/2014 10:15:01 AM PDT by moovova
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To: jazusamo

Next we will trade another group of terrorists for magic beans. Congress will not be informed because the magic’s best by date is just about up.


32 posted on 06/01/2014 10:15:37 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: jazusamo

Another traitor!


33 posted on 06/01/2014 10:16:01 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: jazusamo
"Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said the U.S. did not negotiate..."

There were negotiations or just a flat out uneven prisoner exchange by a "deserter". Either way Obama and his shoeshine boy Hagel are incompetent and not to be trusted.

The only hope in this fiasco is if these 5 Taliban prisoners were tagged (I highly doubt it with the feckless leaders we ultimately vote for) but I think the 5 would be relegated to morale boosting "agitprop" anyway and not allowed "in the inner circle" anymore.
34 posted on 06/01/2014 10:17:31 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: jazusamo

Riiiiiight and the sun doesn’t rise in the East and you know the rest......


35 posted on 06/01/2014 10:18:05 AM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: jazusamo

What a liar. Just wait until it is confirmed very soon that Bergdahl deserted and turned-coat.


36 posted on 06/01/2014 10:18:40 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Eddie01

On the timing. I betcha it was supposed to happen last Tues or Wed but O said No — wait until after I deliver my speech at West Point.


37 posted on 06/01/2014 10:19:29 AM PDT by bunster
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The Taliban aren’t on the government list so they ain’t terrorists. You must ignore their terrorism don’t you know.

CC


38 posted on 06/01/2014 10:20:30 AM PDT by Captain Compassion
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To: smoothsailing
It was a capitulation, you might as well have surrendered.

Yep, plain and simple but he and 0bama must be "mad as hell" because getting him back "was a normal process." BS

And the more that's being posted the more it looks like Bergdahl is a deserter. In this article they admit he was captured under unknown circumstances but some of the soldiers that were there with him called him a deserter.

39 posted on 06/01/2014 10:23:16 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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“We didn’t negotiate with terrorists,”

Hagel has betrayed the trust of John McCain, he can't be trusted by anyone.


40 posted on 06/01/2014 10:24:29 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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U.S. didn’t negotiate with terrorists in securing Bergdahl’s release

What Hagel is saying here is Exactly Correct.

It was NOT the U.S. doing any negotiating with terrorists. Period!

What it in fact was, however, terrorist thug wannabees in control of the US executive negotiating with the terrorists.

It is okay, as it is more of an internal terrorist matter.

41 posted on 06/01/2014 10:24:58 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: jazusamo

Chuckie and Bam are skating on really thin ice. Its impeachment time.


42 posted on 06/01/2014 10:26:29 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: darkwing104

Bump


43 posted on 06/01/2014 10:26:48 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
“We didn’t negotiate with terrorists,” Mr. Hagel said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

War is peace.

Freedom is slavery.

Ignorance is strength.

All of the above statements--including Secretary Hagel's assertion that the US did not negotiate with terrorists--are about equally sensible...

44 posted on 06/01/2014 10:27:31 AM PDT by AmericanExceptionalist (Democrats believe in discussing the full spectrum of ideas, all the way from far left to center-left)
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To: ilovesarah2012
They do whatever they want, flout the laws of this country

Not unexpected -- Not when the House Boner and Ol' McConnell and other GOPE leaders, who do a lot of arm-waving and screaming about Executive Branch abuses (which have become more like direct attacks on the Legislative Branch), in the end accomplish very little (if anything at all) and, as you say, no one is ultimately held accountable ... and the abuses, lies and felonies continue.

45 posted on 06/01/2014 10:27:55 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: jazusamo

46 posted on 06/01/2014 10:28:25 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: jazusamo

He’s right. We didn’t negotiate. We capitulated. We surrendered. Well, WE didn’t. Our Marxist, muslim-fearing government did. It doesn’t care what we think.


47 posted on 06/01/2014 10:30:24 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyranni)
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To: jazusamo
Mr. Hagel said the U.S. is dealing with terrorists and hostage taking all the time and that the release wouldn’t encourage terrorists to take American soldiers prisoner or hostage.

That's it, Obama administration, just keep saying the opposite of reality, and allow the media to be your mouthpiece.
48 posted on 06/01/2014 10:32:18 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: jazusamo

That depends on what your definition of the word negotiate is. is.


49 posted on 06/01/2014 10:39:42 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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FReepathon day 62, Month #3.
Don't let the Left win!


Less than $3.7k to go!!

50 posted on 06/01/2014 10:40:59 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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