Skip to comments.Susan Rice: We didnít negotiate with terrorists, Qatar did.
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 CNNs 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 Bergdahls 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?
Candy, what we did was ensure that, as always, the United States doesnt leave a man or woman on the battlefield. In order to do this, its 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 didnt negotiate with terrorists at all! Our hands are clean!
If there are two people you can trust implicitly, its Candy Crowley and Susan Rice.
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Evil liar fits the bill better I believe.
Qatar negotiating on US behalf is US negotiating and this evil woman knows that
They probably found out about it on TV.
So if you hire a hitman to take somebody out you didn’t do any thing wrong?
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.
Charles Manson - “I didn’t kill anyone.”
This is like saying someone else robbed the bank, I just accepted the money.
The WH will need a thorough fumigating when these people leave.
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.
. . . and it depends on what the meaning of “is” is.
Doubling down on stupid.
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.
Doubling down on stupid.
More like doubling down on treachery.
Having someone else do your dirty work for you does not release you from responsibility.
Apparently it does if you’re an affirmative action president.
< 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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
I thought the same thing. It’s like reasoning with a five year old.
He wasn't on the battlefield -- he was in the mullah's palace consorting with the enemy.
How do we then get the islamists who have been installed at breakneck paces to satuaration points, out of government and the State Dept?
Glib little bitch....
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.
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?”
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.
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.
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.
“We didn’t negotiate...Qatar did.”
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”?
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.
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.
Qatar - The country that bribed FIFA to get the World Cup.
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.
“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.
That is the kind of explanation a six year old gives.
we did not; our proxy did. Silly.
we did not; our proxy did. Silly.
Geez she could give Jay Carney a run for his money in the spin department!
Susan Rice recites the latest chapter of the Bowe Jest.
So it was Qatar who released the 5 terrorists from Gitmo - we had nothing to do with it!
“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?
It depends on the Senate. We really can only count on Cruz and Lee. The rest who knows?
“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.