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Susan Rice: We didnít negotiate with terrorists, Qatar did.
cfp ^ | 6/3/14 | r laurie

Posted on 06/03/2014 6:07:50 AM PDT by bestintxas

This weekend, White House national security adviser Susan Rice took a break from her busy schedule of scouring YouTube for blamable videos, and sat down with CNN’s Candy Crowley. You may remember Crowley as the “journalist” who likes helping floundering Democrat Presidents score points in political debates. Crowley wanted to know if, in fact, the United States had negotiated with terrorists in its effort to secure Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release.

The short answer is “yes,” but this is the Obama administration. ...So you never get the short answer.

“Point blank,” Crowley asked. “Did the US negotiate with terrorists for his release?”

Rice replied:

“Candy, what we did was ensure that, as always, the United States doesn’t leave a man or woman on the battlefield. In order to do this, it’s very important for folks to understand, if we got into a situation where we said because of who has captured an American soldier on the battlefield, we will leave that person behind.

We would be in a whole new era for the safety of our personnel and for the nature of our commitment to our men and women in uniform. So, because it was the Taliban that had him did not mean that we had any less of an obligation to bring him back.”

Crowley reminded Rice that it was the Haqqani network that had Sgt. Bergdahl, and then pressed the question about negotiation.

“We actually negotiated with the government of Qatar, to whom we owe a great debt.”

See how that works? We only negotiated with Qatar. Qatar did “something” and we got our captive soldier back. We didn’t negotiate with terrorists at all! Our hands are clean!

If there are two people you can trust implicitly, it’s Candy Crowley and Susan Rice.

(Excerpt) Read more at canadafreepress.com ...


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KEYWORDS: bergdahl; bhomiddleeast; denial; qatar; rice
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Incompetent is too nice for this woman.

Evil liar fits the bill better I believe.

1 posted on 06/03/2014 6:07:50 AM PDT by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas

hahahahahha

good one

Qatar negotiating on US behalf is US negotiating and this evil woman knows that


2 posted on 06/03/2014 6:09:33 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: bestintxas

They probably found out about it on TV.


3 posted on 06/03/2014 6:10:11 AM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: bestintxas

So if you hire a hitman to take somebody out you didn’t do any thing wrong?


4 posted on 06/03/2014 6:11:34 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: bestintxas

We knew she was a liar and unethical when she accepted a promotion after her boss set her up to lie to the world. She is merely a puppet for the hero of Benghazi.


5 posted on 06/03/2014 6:11:56 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: bestintxas

Charles Manson - “I didn’t kill anyone.”


6 posted on 06/03/2014 6:12:05 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: bestintxas

This is like saying someone else robbed the bank, I just accepted the money.


7 posted on 06/03/2014 6:12:57 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Starboard

Disgraceful.
The WH will need a thorough fumigating when these people leave.


8 posted on 06/03/2014 6:14:30 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: bestintxas
Having someone else do your dirty work for you does not release you from responsibility.
Why did this administration adhere to the agreement if we played no part in it?

9 posted on 06/03/2014 6:17:50 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

You think they are planning on leaving? I am convinced Obama will escalate his law breaking until it forces an impeachment action. Then he can start his race war and all bets are off. What I am not sure of is if there is anything he can do that would start impeachment.


10 posted on 06/03/2014 6:18:25 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: bestintxas

. . . and it depends on what the meaning of “is” is.


11 posted on 06/03/2014 6:20:49 AM PDT by USNA74
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To: bestintxas

Doubling down on stupid.


12 posted on 06/03/2014 6:23:18 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Gadsden1st

One thing for sure, he is steadily escalating the pace of unilateral executive actions. This is disturbing to say the least and gives rise to the likelyhood that that a bigger plan is in the works. Can you say power grab?

IMO, Obama is confident that he is immune from impreachment and therefore has at least two more years to do as he pleases. And more if all goes according to plan.


13 posted on 06/03/2014 6:24:43 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: dfwgator

Doubling down on stupid.

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More like doubling down on treachery.


14 posted on 06/03/2014 6:25:31 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: BitWielder1

Having someone else do your dirty work for you does not release you from responsibility.

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Apparently it does if you’re an affirmative action president.


15 posted on 06/03/2014 6:26:35 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: bestintxas

Susan Rice.

< s> Now that is someone we can trust. < /s>

Seriously - does Obama send these people out just to tweek us?

Knowing full well that no one in Congress is going to do anything about this and that the press will defend him forever, Obama sends out Rice to tell another bold-faced lie just to assert his power?


16 posted on 06/03/2014 6:27:53 AM PDT by kidd
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To: bestintxas

Replace the US and Qatar with ordinary citizens, the Taliban with a firearm dealer, and the prison with a gun, and everybody goes to jail.


17 posted on 06/03/2014 6:30:22 AM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: bestintxas

Good God! This is like asking my brawling five year old and two year old, “Who started it?” Blame and deflect, and they’re not even good at it.


18 posted on 06/03/2014 6:40:16 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: bestintxas

This administration isn’t the least bit concerned about its credibility. The media has rendered it irrelevant. The practice is to say anything and rely on the talking heads to sell it on the evening news.


19 posted on 06/03/2014 6:41:31 AM PDT by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or your own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho))
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To: bestintxas

This is how these Marxists lie to get over on the zero infobots. For them, the ends justifies the means. If a Republican president had pulled this treasonous crap, they would have been either hounded out of office or impeached. President Reagan came very close to it with his arms for hostages, Irangate episode. Zer0 has spun his little swap for terrorist prisoners as a triumph that throws his VA scandal off the news cycle. What is actually emerging is a save face effort that has back fired. This thing is beginning to snowball into a monster. I hope it gets Zer0 another investigation leading to impeachment.


20 posted on 06/03/2014 6:41:47 AM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: goodwithagun

I thought the same thing. It’s like reasoning with a five year old.


21 posted on 06/03/2014 6:44:16 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: bestintxas
Candy, what we did was ensure that, as always, the United States doesn’t leave a man or woman on the battlefield.

He wasn't on the battlefield -- he was in the mullah's palace consorting with the enemy.

22 posted on 06/03/2014 6:46:23 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

How do we then get the islamists who have been installed at breakneck paces to satuaration points, out of government and the State Dept?


23 posted on 06/03/2014 6:46:41 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: bestintxas

Glib little bitch....


24 posted on 06/03/2014 6:50:50 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Soon, "the grateful dead" will be more than just the name of a crap band...)
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To: bestintxas
Susan, meet Trey. Have fun.
25 posted on 06/03/2014 6:53:24 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Gadsden1st
“We” have to take over the Senate. The house probably has the votes for impeachment, not so certain Boehner has the stones to pull the trigger. Even if he does the Senate has the trial(As I am sure you know, but the trolls might not know that). Without the Senate we have the Clinton mess all over again.
26 posted on 06/03/2014 6:53:34 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: bestintxas

Excerpt:

Additionally, the decision breaks with a decades-old standing U.S. policy to never negotiate with terrorists. Bergdahl was being held by the Haqqani Network in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. The Obama administration designated the Haqqani Network a terrorist organization just a few years ago. By negotiating with the Haqqani Network through the government of Qatar, the administration violated the policy.

http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/02/pentagon-official-bergdhal-deal-was-political-criminal-and-dangerous/


27 posted on 06/03/2014 6:54:41 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: bestintxas

If we had an honest press in this country, the first question Susan Rice would always be asked is, “Why should anyone believe anything you have to say?”


28 posted on 06/03/2014 6:56:13 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: bestintxas

This is a three year old’s level of sophistry. Tis woman may be less fit for her job than even Obama is for his.


29 posted on 06/03/2014 6:57:05 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: Paine in the Neck
It's like the guy who gets caught cheating when he says, "I boinked her, I make love to you."
30 posted on 06/03/2014 6:58:45 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: onedoug

New department heads will have to go office by office, floor by floor, firing people.
If they are “protected” by some rule or regulation, seat them at their desks and take away their phones.


31 posted on 06/03/2014 7:00:43 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: defconw
Without the Senate we have the Clinton mess all over again.

Nixon is a better frame of reference. The hearings in the House actually exposed that misdeeds had been done. It was the testimony in the Senate and especially Nixon's defiance of SCOTUS to turn over the tapes that doomed him. You gotta let the process work.

32 posted on 06/03/2014 7:00:44 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: bestintxas

“We didn’t negotiate...Qatar did.”

SEMANTICS.

This administration has set a poor precedent. How many soldiers and marines are now in increased danger of being seized and held hostage because Al Qaeda knows Obama will “negotiate”?


33 posted on 06/03/2014 7:06:28 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: don-o
It's all fine by me. To bad We the People can't do it ourselves. I only vaguely remember Watergate. I've read about it, but compared with what goes on today it seems tame.
34 posted on 06/03/2014 7:07:15 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: JPG

Susan Rice is never going to tell the truth...she is one of Obama’s most ardent flackeys....if you haven’t noticed, it is ‘them’ against ‘us’....white America against black America. You can’t believe a word Ms. Rice says.


35 posted on 06/03/2014 7:11:37 AM PDT by yoe
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To: bestintxas

Qatar? I have a friend who was offered a job in Qatar. Big bucks. They flew him out there for the interview. I talked to him when he got back ... he said he couldn’t go to work for nazis.


36 posted on 06/03/2014 7:14:32 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

Qatar - The country that bribed FIFA to get the World Cup.


37 posted on 06/03/2014 7:15:52 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Some people will do anything to be accepted. When there usefulness is over, under the bus they go, and they are to stupid to even know it will happen.


38 posted on 06/03/2014 7:29:39 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: yoe

Amen


39 posted on 06/03/2014 7:39:54 AM PDT by Thibodeaux
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To: bestintxas

“The United States doesn’t leave a man or woman on the battlefield”

That is the key phrase. That is the phrase the Democrats will trot out when it is finally revealed to all Americans that Obama surrendered at Benghazi.

This Bergdahl business is all theater in preparation for the Benghazi hearings.

Hillary and Obama are going to attempt to justify their traitorous actions in Benghazi by pointing at Bergdahl and saying, “We had to betray our country because we never leave a man or woman behind.”

This is the strategy that they came up with at that meeting Hillary had with those 30 or 40 apologists a few days ago. This is the defense that she confirmed with Obama at their White House meeting last week.

These Democrats are dirty.


40 posted on 06/03/2014 7:47:55 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: bestintxas

That is the kind of explanation a six year old gives.


41 posted on 06/03/2014 7:54:30 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: bestintxas

we did not; our proxy did. Silly.


42 posted on 06/03/2014 7:58:57 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: bestintxas

we did not; our proxy did. Silly.


43 posted on 06/03/2014 8:19:53 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: bestintxas

Geez she could give Jay Carney a run for his money in the spin department!


44 posted on 06/03/2014 8:50:48 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: bestintxas

Susan Rice recites the latest chapter of the Bowe Jest.


45 posted on 06/03/2014 8:51:50 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: bestintxas

So it was Qatar who released the 5 terrorists from Gitmo - we had nothing to do with it!


46 posted on 06/03/2014 8:52:03 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: defconw

“Without the Senate we have the Clinton mess all over again”

There was a successful impeachment of Clinton that resulted in him being neutered for the remainder of his term due to the stigma of being the only elected President ever impeached in our history.

Exactly what is the Clinton mess you are referring to? Is it he was not removed or is it something else?

BTW, the GOP controlled the Senate and did not remove him. what makes you think history will not repeat itself with another Republican Senate?


47 posted on 06/03/2014 9:00:57 AM PDT by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings)
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To: bestintxas

It depends on the Senate. We really can only count on Cruz and Lee. The rest who knows?


48 posted on 06/03/2014 9:05:05 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: defconw

“It depends on the Senate. We really can only count on Cruz and Lee. The rest who knows?”

What is the Clinton mess? You are not clear.

And what do you mean “It depends on the Senate.”? Are you saying removal or what?

Not too clear on what you are trying to say.


49 posted on 06/03/2014 10:45:39 AM PDT by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings)
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To: bestintxas
A distinction without a difference.
Roughly equivalent to Clinton apologists saying oral sex is not sex.
50 posted on 06/03/2014 10:56:01 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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