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Bloomberg Columnist Defends Bergdahl Deal: 'The President Managed to Get Five Guys Out of Gitmo'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 06/03/2014 6:17:03 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Who the hell was President Obama rescuing: Bowe Bergdahl or the Taliban terrorists themselves?

The questions arises out of the mind-boggling defense of the Bergdahl deal proferred on today's Morning Joe by Bloomberg columnist Jeffrey Goldberg, who argued that by dint of the deal, "the President managed to get five guys out of Gitmo." Well, at least President Obama didn't have to send Navy Seals in helicopters over the Gitmo fence to rescue the Talibans. He achieved his goal with a mere stroke of his mighty pen.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bergdahl; gitmo; gitmo5release; jeffreygoldberg; taliban

1 posted on 06/03/2014 6:17:03 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Who was Obama rescuing: Bergdahl or the terrorists? Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 06/03/2014 6:17:52 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Obama should have held out for releasing 10 terrorists.


3 posted on 06/03/2014 6:19:40 AM PDT by AU72
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To: AU72

LOL!


4 posted on 06/03/2014 6:21:17 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: AU72

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR, NEW YORK.


5 posted on 06/03/2014 6:22:08 AM PDT by BilLies (sharyl attkisson is alive and well HOORAY!!!!!)
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To: AU72

I read the caption and thought it said “held for 5 years by mutants.”


6 posted on 06/03/2014 6:23:27 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: BilLies

Or not...

Sept 2015... nuke goes off in NY?


7 posted on 06/03/2014 6:24:17 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Five guys out of GITMO...

AND BACK ONTO THE BATTLEFIELD!!!!

Where is the win for America????????????????????????????

8 posted on 06/03/2014 6:26:39 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

He says that like it’s a good thing!


9 posted on 06/03/2014 6:34:08 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: BilLies

My thoughts exactly. It will take another terror attack on American soil to get the public to wake up.

A MAJORITY of Americans are deaf, dumb, blind, and stupid. They’re content so long as they have cable TV, Internet, and phone service. America’s fallen so far. I truly believe there’s little hope remaining.


10 posted on 06/03/2014 6:34:59 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
LOL!

"No Jihadist Left Behind", sez president Muzzie...

11 posted on 06/03/2014 6:37:24 AM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: rarestia

Another attack on American soil will make Obama president for life. Count on it. That or a civil war, or both, is what he is going for.


12 posted on 06/03/2014 6:37:59 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: miss marmelstein

He DOES believe it’s a good thing.


13 posted on 06/03/2014 6:38:11 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Do we even have Americans running the WH and the domestic MSM anymore? You’d think the guy was a Taliban journalist from the sounds of it.


14 posted on 06/03/2014 6:38:57 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: MrB

I know. I was being sarcastic. I actually heard this loon this morning. Al Hunt was in full defense of this indefensible action. Is he Eleanor Clift’s evil twin?


15 posted on 06/03/2014 6:39:53 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Did I hear someone say “Five bullets would have removed the five Taliban from Gitmo!” With a lot less risk and minimal cost. Let them keep the traitor.

Or is O’bummer trying to set of precedent of going easy on traitors before his own trial?


16 posted on 06/03/2014 6:40:43 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: BilLies

And I hope they dont expect we “hicks” in fly-over country to send them one dime to clean up the rubble pile this time.


17 posted on 06/03/2014 6:46:58 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: EQAndyBuzz
I read the caption and thought it said “held for 5 years by mutants.”

Po-tay-toe, po-tah-toe.

18 posted on 06/03/2014 6:50:43 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Jay Carney: The (Benghazi) emails weren't about Benghazi.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Yes, and he reduced the food expenses at Guantanamo, but the next big terrorist attack gets billed to the Democrat Party.


19 posted on 06/03/2014 7:02:52 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: ScottinVA

Now is the time for some drone work.


20 posted on 06/03/2014 7:06:20 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; C. Edmund Wright; All

Obama wants to end all War, remove all US Military from foreign soil, free all prisoners, and capitulate to all Muslim Terrorist Organizations, MTO.

Appeasement was poorly handled by Chamberlain’s total capitulation to Hitler, but Obama knows that he can do better.

Obama’s Staff has correctly concluded that Boehner will NEVER bring Articles of Impeachment against Obama, for reasons known only to the weak, sobbing-coward Boehner.

Hence, Obama is free to do anything that he wants to do to “Fundamentally transform the United States of America” into the most powerful Fascist Nation that the World has ever known.

With the future joining of the Muslim Terrorists Organizations and Obama’s future Fascist America, there will at last be no more Wars, only sporadic episodes of Workplace Violence, for the next 1,000 years.

Obama and his Muslims owe Boehner a great debt of gratitude, as no other Speaker of the US House of Representatives has ever demonstrated a stronger refusal to Impeaching a US President.

In all fairness, Obama and his Muslims should be even more grateful to the TEA Party Republicans who have steadfastly supported Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy, Ryan, Issa, Mike Rogers and Peter King of New York for the Republic strategy of “Talking Loudly, but never using the Big Punishment Stick of Impeachment.”

Each day that the current GOP-E Congressional Leadership is allowed to stay in power, is another day that documents that there is no effective difference between the Democrats and the GOP-E Republicans.

Early voting starts in 90 days, TEA Party House Members. Tick-Tock - - - .


21 posted on 06/03/2014 7:06:42 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

He’s right. It’s all about rolling up and closing GITMO to the “Clown” in the White House.

Bergdahl was a convenient way to do it.


22 posted on 06/03/2014 7:11:12 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Gadsden1st
That or a civil war, or both, is what he is going for.

You are more correct than you know. I saw this on the TV this morning:

PolitiFact: Is President Obama considering a third run for the White House?

They rated it "Pants on Fire," but I wouldn't put it past them to try. If anything, it's a trial balloon to see what people would say/think.

I think the bigger threat is a centrally-controlled group of individuals paying off the modern equivalent of Manchurian candidates while the levers are pulled behind the scenes. If anything, Obama might have an out if it's revealed that V. Jarrett and her cronies are the true power brokers in the WH.

23 posted on 06/03/2014 7:23:30 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; Liz; sickoflibs
Who was Obama rescuing: Bergdahl or the terrorists?

Obama was rescuing himself.

He knew he was breaking the law by not giving Congress 30 days. He knew he was undermining the military and increasing chances our men would be kidnapped in the future. And Obama knew the guy he was trading for was marginal - not a hero - not a SEAL - and quite possible a traitor.

Obama knew the five men he was giving up were top killers.

Obama's in a tough spot politically since ObamaCare - and knows it. This move was high risk for him and his party. He knew that too. Yet he moved unilaterally. Several possibilities... for his actions...

24 posted on 06/03/2014 7:25:46 AM PDT by GOPJ (ObamaCare - like buying a pig in a poke...)
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To: GOPJ
Obama was rescuing himself.

He knew he was breaking the law by not giving Congress 30 days. He knew he was undermining the military and increasing chances our men would be kidnapped in the future. And Obama knew the guy he was trading for was marginal - not a hero - not a SEAL - and quite possible a traitor.

Obama knew the five men he was giving up were top killers.


Was Obama also aware he was willfully violating the USA PATRIOT Act as well, which prohibits, among other things, providing "expert advice and assistance" and "personnel" to terrorist organizations? Because that's exactly what he did in releasing these five terrorists back to the Taliban. And there is no exception for the President to Title VIII of the USA PATRIOT Act.
25 posted on 06/03/2014 8:14:25 AM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Milton Miteybad

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/06/watch_obamas_face_as_bergdahls_dad_invoked_allah_in_arabic.html

You have to see it to believe it.... From the link:

June 3, 2014
Watch Obama’s face as Bergdahl’s dad invoked Allah in Arabic

When Bob Bergdahl launched in Arabic, invoking Allah while standing next to President Obama in the White House Rose Garden...


26 posted on 06/03/2014 8:31:17 AM PDT by GOPJ (ObamaCare - like buying a pig in a poke...)
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To: GOPJ; governsleastgovernsbest; Liz
RE:”Obama’s in a tough spot politically since ObamaCare - and knows it. This move was high risk for him and his party. He knew that too. Yet he moved unilaterally. Several possibilities... for his actions...”

I don't see how this helps him at all.
Distracts from VA problems?

27 posted on 06/03/2014 9:04:34 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. I won. ')
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To: sickoflibs

You have to think outside the box on this one sick..


28 posted on 06/03/2014 9:24:55 AM PDT by GOPJ (ObamaCare - like buying a pig in a poke...)
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To: GOPJ; Liz
RE :”You have to think outside the box on this one sick..”

I always think outside the box relative to others here, its natural. I cant even see the box sometimes

The only benefit I see is that it rallies his lib base behind him, which seems to be the purpose of most of what he's been doing.

29 posted on 06/03/2014 9:27:44 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. I won. ')
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To: sickoflibs

Obama doesn’t appear to care about his lib base either...

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/06/03/majority-in-wapoabc-poll-backs-benghazi-select-committee/

So much for “fringe” Republicans pursuing a “phony scandal.” Not only does the new House Select Committee on Benghazi get a majority of support in a new Washington Post/ABC poll (51/42), it gets support from almost a third of all Democratic respondents as well.

http://www.wnd.com/2014/06/no-more-tingles-down-chris-matthews-leg/

In May 2013, Chris Matthews, one of Obama’s most loyal sucklings, used his MSNBC platform to severely chastise Obama for his lack of leadership.


30 posted on 06/03/2014 9:37:38 AM PDT by GOPJ (ObamaCare - like buying a pig in a poke...)
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To: GOPJ
RE :”Obama doesn’t appear to care about his lib base either...”

Your Benghazi link says nothing about that so I have no idea if you just want to believe that or if there is a actual basis for you believing it.

31 posted on 06/03/2014 9:41:45 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. I won. ')
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