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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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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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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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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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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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BULLSHIT!

Exactly!


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