Skip to comments.Rice fires back on Bergdahl criticism (Hussein's Constitutional responsibilities)
Posted on 06/01/2014 3:25:49 PM PDT by Libloather
U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice pushed back on Sunday against GOP claims that the administration negotiated with terrorists by transferring five Taliban prisoners in Guantanamo Bay to Qatar in exchange for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on Saturday.
"I wouldn't put it that way," Rice said on CNN's "State of the Union" when asked if the exchange means that U.S. officials can no longer say they don't negotiate with terrorists.
"Why didn't you notify Congress?" Crowley asked, referencing the law that requires the president to alert Congress in 30 days before transferring any prisoners from Guantanamo Bay.
Rice said that Bergdahl's health was "growing more fragile" and that "we were very concerned that time was not something that we could play with."
"The Department of Defense consulted with the Department of Justice and given the acute urgency of the health condition of Sgt. Bergdahl and given the president's Constitutional responsibilities, it was determined that it was necessary and appropriate not to adhere to the 30-day notification requirements because it would have potentially meant that the opportunity to get Sgt. Bergdahl would have been lost," Rice said.
Rice said the administration had previously notified members of Congress about the potential for such an exchange.
"We had briefed Congress in the past about this potential," Rice said.
"In the past," Crowley interrupted. "But when you knew that you were going [to act]?"
"When the deal was done and Sgt. Bergdahl was in U.S. custody was when we began making notifications to Congress."
"But the deal had already been made and the prisoners from Guantanamo Bay were already en route to the plane to go to Qatar?" Crowley asked.
"No, actually Congress began to be notified when Sgt. Bergdahl was in American hands which was actually before the prisoners had left," Rice said.
Has she ever said anything like that about the VA hospitals?
She’s be proven not to be a very good liar, but she is a very loyal little slave to The Regime....
Good men died and others suffered life altering wounds in the operations that captured those Taliban terrorists and in the efforts to find a soldier who walked away from his unit unarmed. Wonder if Obama will be posing with their families?
uh hunh riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight
@ShannonBream: Bergdahl’s dad says of Hailey, Idaho “We’re so much like Afghanistan” Really? @haileyidaho guess I won’t visit.
Elefante (@Calle_Elefante) June 01, 2014
alrighty then. Bless her little heart. Somebody must not have told her that we are a nation of Constitutional law.
She’ll do anything for her halbeschwarzefuhrer!
When I saw the headline my first thought was, why is Condi discussing this? Then I remembered that there is more than one brand of Rice, and Susan is a brand that will never go against the grain.
If the re-pubic-ans do not impeach,
the Islamo-fascist coup is complete
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We’ll have to wait a few days to see how fast her story falls apart.
Question: Why do we say “Ameen” during prayers?
In the Islam Forum, aspar asks: Why do Muslims end prayers with “Ameen” and Christians with “Amen?” Where did these words come from and what do they mean?
Answer: Amen (also pronounced Ahmen, Aymen, Ameen or Amin) is a word which is used in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam to express agreement with God’s truth. It is believed to have originated from an ancient Semitic word consisting of three consonants: A-M-N. In both Hebrew and Arabic, this root word means truthful, firm, and faithful. Common English translations include “verily,” “truly,” “it is so,” or “I affirm God’s truth.”
This word is used in Judaism and Christianity as an ending word for prayers and hymns. When saying “amen,” worshippers confirm their belief in God’s word, or affirm agreement with what is being preached or recited.
In Islam, the pronuciation “ameen” is often recited during daily prayers at the end of Surah Al-Fatihah (the first chapter of the Qur’an). It is also said during and at the end of personal supplications (du’a).
Any use of ameen in Islamic prayer is considered optional (sunnah), not required (wajib). The practice is based on the example and teachings of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. He reportedly told his followers to say ‘ameen’ after the imam (prayer leader) finishes reciting the Fatiha because: “If a person’s saying ‘ameen’ at that time coincides with the angels saying ‘ameen’, his previous sins will be forgiven.”
There is some difference of opinion among Muslims about whether “ameen” should be said during prayer in a quiet voice or a loud voice. Very few debate about whether it should be said at all; its use is widespread among Muslims.
This pos also stated that it was our policy to “leave no man behind”. Odd, she didn’t give a rats behind about the guys in Benghazi being left behind. This is what a slut for islam looks like.
So we must hurry because the ol’ boy is so sick and yet the family is so wonderful to allow the hero to decompress from his ordeal before he is eventually reunited with his family. BULL!
National Defense Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2014, H.R. 1960
Prohibition on the use of funds for the transfer or release of individuals detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
No amounts authorized to be appropriated or otherwise made available to the Department of Defense may be used during the period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act and ending on December 31, 2014, to transfer, release, or assist in the transfer or release to or within the United States, its territories, or possessions of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed or any other detainee who
is not a United States citizen or a member of the Armed Forces of the United States; and
is or was held on or after January 20, 2009, at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by the Department of Defense.
Just more TP for the WH to wipe itself.
We have three witches and one or two or three anti-Constitutional males on the Supreme Court, depending on the direction of the Wind. The Constitution is to all intents and purposes .... VOIDED. S. Rice is just going with the Regime flow.
The Coup is an accomplished fact. Though I watched the Old Nut from Arizona on TV this morning and he looked like some one had stolen his strawberry ice cream when questioned about the EXCHANGE OF FIVE TERRORISTS FOR ONE DESERTER by Obama. There maybe a subliminal Progressive-Congressional Medal Of Honor in process for the spying that Bergdahl engaged in.
These are the actions of a dictator.
That attack would hurt if she had a conscience..
Or Ambassador Stevens and the Seals at Bengahzi.
I missed the youtube video regarding his health
Bald faced lies and weak ass excuses are hardly “firing back”.
Ergo, his captors have more faith in Obama than the US Congress and they don’t mind giving up their collateral ransom based purely on his word. They must recognize his track record with enemies of the US is far more trusting than with his obedience to the Constitution.
????? We had him back and then we gave prisoners back???????
Is that just Obama helping out his friends?
Being that the swap with the ambassador and the one eyed sheik had fallen apart...
Oh come on. We already know the B*tch lies. Look at Benghazi. Any credibility given to this woman is laughable. She is the Jon Lovitz character in drag. That’s the ticket. When news organizations have her on their shows, it is like “look at us we are nimrods”.
DID THE OBAMA WHITE HOUSE TRADE FIVE TERRORISTS FOR A TALIBAN SYMPATHIZER?
(you heard it here 1st!)
Rumour is that Sgt. Bergdahl and his father are moslem converts.
No, he actually said that this reaffirms that we don’t leave uniformed men behind. Stevens and the CIA guys weren’t wearing uniforms. Screw them
Isn’t Susan Rice the one who was born in Iran?
Remember Hussein lies. His regime lies. Do not react as if anything they say is true.
Yes, he is. This is so deliberate. So they didn’t know where he was but new about his health situation, apparently not good but good enough for him to walk out on his own. We get an AWOL soldier in exchange for 5 Taliban from Gitmo, all so Obama can say, “we never leave anybody on the battlefield” (barf) and give his buddies what they want.
There’s still the little issue of the drone that magically landed intact in Iran, that was never looked into appropriately. It was a gift. I can’t stand these people.
Hey Rice! Bite me!
Rice: now there’s someone with mucho credibility.
......team Obama doing all they can to keep Benghazi, IRS and VA off the front page!
Susan Rice: “...health was “growing more fragile”...” smells like total, unmitigated, bald-faced BS.
Today’s McClatchy-Tribune article by David S. Cloud noted “...the 28-year-old American was in good condition and able to walk.” Published in the Spokane Spokesman-Review this morning - quote from the continued article on page A9. But even later in the same article, Cloud notes a January video purporting to raise concerns about the deserter’s health. Which is it, Mr. Cloud?
One of the the two is lying. This is not Schrodinger’s cat in the box, here.
And Rice has a history of being the go-to liar for the regime on the Sunday shows. Benghazi, anyone?
Another lie from this loathsome liar...
Obama is above the law for two reasons. One,he is half black. The second is a majority of Americans don’t give two craps if he breaks the law. He is immune from any consequences.
He felt good enough to walk a long distance after being released...
They’ve got to keep him at Landstuhl for a couple of weeks to fake a health condition and generate a anti-muslim film to say that was being released on the internet which would have caused him to be killed.
Wasn’t the blind sheik in the pipeline when Ambassador Stevens was slaughtered?
Valerie Jarrett was born in Iran.
No, the real president, Valerie Jarrett, was born in Iran.
Traitors.... the whole lot.....
The husband of a friend of mine is currently deployed. She emailed today to tell me his crew was alerted last night to help in the transport of Bergdahl but after a lot of waiting they were told to stand down.
Sounds like his health isn’t bad enough to need immediate medical care after all.
Me-thinks the story about his health “growing more fragile” is just another load of Bovine Scatology. Anyone surprised?
Thanks...I wasn’t sure which one of Obama’s advisers was Iranian....I had posted Valerie Jarrett as Iranian once before. Susan Rice...where is she from?