Skip to comments.Taliban prisoner swap was ILLEGAL claims GOP as former federal prosecutor
Posted on 06/02/2014 2:37:39 PM PDT by don-o
Barack Obama broke a federal law that he signed just six months ago when he authorized the release of five high-ranking Taliban terror targets from the Guantanamo Bay detention center in exchange for the return of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, senior congressional Republicans claimed today.
And the president may also have written a new chapter in the case for his own impeachment, according to a former federal prosecutor who helped bring the 1993 World Trade Center bombers to justice.
'The return of senior terrorists to the Taliban [is] ... a "high crime and misdemeanor",' author Andrew C. McCarthy told MailOnline.
His book 'Faithless Execution: Building the case for Obama's impeachment,' is set to be published Tuesday.
The administration may have believed it would win a PR victory that would eclipse any legalistic hand-wringing on Capitol Hill.
A White House official told MailOnline on Monday morning that Obama's deputies were caught flatfooted by the intensity of public outrage in some quarters after Bergdahl's rescue by Special Forces.
'Everyone thought this would be a January 1981 moment,' the insider said, referring to the negotiated release of 52 U.S. hostages in Iran after 444 days in captivity.
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Confirms my thought that The Regime did NOT see the poop storm breaking out as it has.
5 “high risk” terrorists even the Afghans are fretting.
I read that the Pakistanis aren’t happy, either. Way to go, Barry!
So, what’s the GOP going to do about it?
Exactly...BMW or actually do something?
I put my money on BMW...
after Bergdahl's rescue by Special Forces.Huh? I though the enemy gave him up freely, in exchange.
Nothing, because they are spineless, unprincipled cowards!
Special forces did not rescue this pos. He was turned over to them. Alledgedly. I have my doubts. Obama just wants the words “special forces” in the announcement so he can claim he acted as CIC.
Incredible that he supposedly didn't expect people to be upset. Personally, I think he didn't give a darn; after all, he's the king and he don't need no stinkin' laws to tell him what to do.
BTW, "rescue" is somewhat of an overstatement. The SF were sent to pick him up from the Taliban, which isn't exactly the same thing.
Obama’s release of high ranking Taliban isn't merely impeachable, it is treasonous.
If the pubbie calculus determines the political downside to them of impeachment outweighs any upside in an election year, they can kiss the conservative vote away forever.
I don't believe most will mind losing us.
Barry and the people around him are not Americans. He wouldn’t understand the anger. Nor care.
Obama just feels that the punishment for breaking this law is nowhere near as serious as the punishment for treason he might get if Al Qaeda squeals on him.
Obama: I’ll give you five terrorists.
Taliban: We’ll give you one terrorist.
Punt while they’re in the Red Zone.
But Bambi did not mention whose “special forces” they were.
John Boehner is on the case....the case for amnesty that is.
All involved thought they would come out smelling like a rose - the Muslim deserter, the loser Muslim dad and BO.
Instead, they smell like what was used to make the roses grow.
You can’t impeach a Usurper.
He has a pen and a phone and WHO'S going to stop him? Our *elected officials* will stamp their feet, get really mad, maybe write him a letter and then decide what restaurant to choose.
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