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Obama: Congress consulted on Bergdahl exchange
AP ^ | June 3, 2014 | JULIE PACE

Posted on 06/03/2014 2:54:41 PM PDT by stevie_d_64

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his decision to release five Afghan detainees from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for an American soldier's freedom, saying his administration had consulted with Congress "for some time" about that possibility. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff left open the possibility of desertion charges against the soldier.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 113th; afghanistan; bergdahl; bergdahltruthfile; bobbergdahl; bobbergdahlmuslim; bowebergdahl; bowebergdahlmuslim; bs; congress; corruption; cultureofcorruption; gitmo; negotiation; obama; obamalied; obamamuslim; obamascandals; taliban; treason; warofnecessity
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1 posted on 06/03/2014 2:54:41 PM PDT by stevie_d_64
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To: stevie_d_64
Obama the treasonous LIAR.
Trillions of times more lies than documentation.


2 posted on 06/03/2014 2:56:16 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: stevie_d_64

O B A M A is ONE OF THEM.......


3 posted on 06/03/2014 2:58:08 PM PDT by zzwhale
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To: stevie_d_64

Even his own party says Bozo didn’t consult Congress. He isn’t even good at lying.


4 posted on 06/03/2014 2:58:19 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: All

Another prepared convenience...

Too bad nothing will really be done about any of this...

But hey...Since we have no one with the political will or ability to call any of this for what it is...


5 posted on 06/03/2014 2:58:27 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: stevie_d_64

They can’t get ONE story straight among them. What a crock!


6 posted on 06/03/2014 2:58:57 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: colorado tanker

“He isn’t even good at lying.”

If nobody ever calls him on it, what now does it matter?


7 posted on 06/03/2014 2:59:53 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: stevie_d_64
King Obama does not know how to tell the truth. He is mentally ill.
8 posted on 06/03/2014 3:00:01 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: stevie_d_64

In what way does discussing the possibilities relate to we are actually doing this and getting Congressional approval? Kind of the way sweet relates to sour, sighted to blind or hearing to deaf? In other words zero just played the DICKtator card again.


9 posted on 06/03/2014 3:00:48 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: stevie_d_64

Dirka dirka jihad. Derp!

10 posted on 06/03/2014 3:01:29 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: stevie_d_64

You mean consult or “consult” consult?


11 posted on 06/03/2014 3:01:54 PM 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: stevie_d_64
Goathumpers inside the wire!!!
12 posted on 06/03/2014 3:02:22 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: stevie_d_64

And just yesterday his people told us there was no time and sensitive natures and stuff...

So which is it?


13 posted on 06/03/2014 3:02:58 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: stevie_d_64

Obama cannot even adhere to laws he signed. Was Congress consulted in advance of the specific swap of these five dangerous terrorists for the deserter? The answer is no. Thus another videotaped lie by Obama.


14 posted on 06/03/2014 3:05:02 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Mastador1

Obama has been slowly seizing total power, he’s ramping it up quick now, the coup against our form of Gov and those who respect rule of law will quicken.

What he’s done by freeing our enemies, top Al Qaeda terrorists will result in the MURDER of more US Soldiers and possibly US citizens. He did this illegally without Congress...as the dictator he thinks he is. Article 3 section 3 of the Constitution (which Obama despises and disregards) describes exactly what he has done and it is treasonous.


15 posted on 06/03/2014 3:07:24 PM PDT by gwgn02
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To: stevie_d_64

Another lie by the Liar in Chief.

These were all theoretical discussions. Even Dianne Feinstein is quoted today as having written from the Intelligence Committee to both Obama AND Clinton that they were not on board with a swap with a non governmental entity, i.e. the Taliban.

There was no need to go around Congress. Congress was told of the raid on Bin Laden and kept that a secret.

This is more lying and misdirection by the President.

And he has set us up for another 9/11 attack.

Americans will now die.

These five jihadis are on their satellite phone links with their compatriots plotting now, new ways to kill Americans.

Obama handed them a tremendous political and propaganda victory, and then acts like we are all playing politics.


16 posted on 06/03/2014 3:11:27 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: exit82
"From a soldier that was there. He requested that his name not be posted for security reasons. "What you have is pretty well spot on. All I know is that our orders were kill on contact and then we came back and it was covered up. I've personally been threatened a few times that discussing it in half the detail you already have was considered an act of treason. 😐" "The one you have is spot on. Walked off with a couple bottles of water and a few knives if I remember correctly. Left all SSI. Seeked out Taliban leaders. Like a week later there was a broken arrow in the 501st AO. I'm absolutely convinced it was his doing. He was too well taken care of to be a POW. He defected and became a propaganda tool. That's all I know." From the Facebook page
17 posted on 06/03/2014 3:15:27 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: stevie_d_64
This freak was a close associate of Bill Ayers and was a disciple of communist Frank Marshall Davis.

He comes from a long line of demented, corrupt socialist politicans in Chicago (Hillary also being one). Did we expect anything different from him?

18 posted on 06/03/2014 3:16:00 PM PDT by what's up (sun)
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To: stevie_d_64

“The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff left open the possibility of desertion charges against the soldier.”

Anyone want to bet this will not happen?


19 posted on 06/03/2014 3:17:21 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: Red_Devil 232

Anybody check if the blind sheik snuck out of NY while nobody was looking?


20 posted on 06/03/2014 3:19:24 PM PDT by txhurl (Trump/Cruz '16, and everybody else for Cabinet members.)
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To: Gen.Blather; mojito

Dianne Feinstein: White House sorry for ‘oversight’ in Bergdahl deal
Washington Times ^ | 6/3/2014 | S.A. Miller

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein said Tuesday that the White House told her that it was on “oversight” that Congress didn’t receive the required notification about the prisoner exchange deal that secured the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

Mrs. Feinstein, California Democrat, said the excuse came from Tony Blinken, President Obama’s deputy national security adviser.

“Tony Blinken called last night and said that it was an oversight or something to that effect. So I accept that,” she told reporters at the Capitol.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3163295/posts


21 posted on 06/03/2014 3:19:56 PM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: stevie_d_64

Harry Reid is not “Congress” .


22 posted on 06/03/2014 3:23:03 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: stevie_d_64

We have a very serious problem in this country in a absolutely lawless liar of a president and a congress and senate that have refused to do their function and have willingly handed over their power.

Our government is completely out of control and off the rails.

If we do not put an end to this, it is going to put an end to us.


23 posted on 06/03/2014 3:23:50 PM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: Logical me
obozo is a sociopath. And lying is what communists/socialists/marxists DO...to speak the truth would show their hand, though obozo did tell us how he wanted to fundamentally change this country, and many of us said, huh? and ignored his warning. And those of us who heard him prayed to God that this man would crash and burn..we understood the threat to this country, our liberty, freedom, our Constitution.

obozo will crash and burn along with his ilk, or serve time in jail or swing from a rope. And we shall accomplish this, to our last dying breath, if we want to save this country.

24 posted on 06/03/2014 3:24:20 PM PDT by itssme
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To: Smokin' Joe
Yeah, ri-ight.
25 posted on 06/03/2014 3:25:09 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: stevie_d_64

I see where Harry Reid has “come forward” to claim that he was “consulted”.

Logrolling.


26 posted on 06/03/2014 3:26:57 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Yep...

So, what is it you may be implying???


27 posted on 06/03/2014 3:27:22 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: itssme

Obama knows the press has his back.


28 posted on 06/03/2014 3:28:01 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: stevie_d_64
Dianne Feinstein: White House sorry for ‘oversight’ in Bergdahl deal

Obama: Congress consulted on Bergdahl exchange

So . . which one is it? What the hell's wrong with these totally incompetent jackasses? Either they "consulted" or they didn't . . .

Sounds like a bunch of kids running around the house while mom is gone acting stupid!

And we're supposed to believe these fools?

29 posted on 06/03/2014 3:29:52 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: stevie_d_64

Funny nobody in Congress seems to remember that.


30 posted on 06/03/2014 3:32:39 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: stevie_d_64

see Post 26. I read the same.


31 posted on 06/03/2014 3:36:20 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: laweeks; All

BINGO!!!

Finally someone else sees this!!!

Thank you very much...


32 posted on 06/03/2014 3:36:34 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

The Chairman of JCofS is a modern day Benedict Arnold by positioning ,inclination, demonstration. Let alone his obvious hook up with Obama.


33 posted on 06/03/2014 3:39:11 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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This is going to be another “We said it was an act of terror” technical argument by the administration.

So basically they told Congress they were thinking about doing something and that counts.


34 posted on 06/03/2014 3:39:53 PM PDT by Arsynic
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To: don-o
He means legitimate consult.

-PJ

35 posted on 06/03/2014 3:40:12 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: dfwgator
There's going to come a time when the press will be running for the hills...they've pissed off countless Americans with lies and allegiance to communism/socialism/marxism. Something WILL come to a head, don't know when, don't know exactly what, but the kettle will boil over. Americans will not go quietly into slavery and oppression. It's not in our DNA, we're fighters. The left is smart, cunning, well organized, and united, but they don't like the sight of blood or creasing their slacks. The Pajama Boys and Girls of this generation are weak, effeminate, spoiled, full of ideology and they don't want to get their hands dirty or break a sweat. We'll see who wins this war when we get down in the trenches and fight like hell, like our forefathers and soldiers who gave their all in wars past. And I pray that with God's help, we will be successful.
36 posted on 06/03/2014 3:45:34 PM PDT by itssme
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To: chris37
We could do something about it. We could hound our elected so-called "leaders", picket their local offices, burn up their phone lines and e-mails, organize Tea Party rallies, call into local radio shows, write letters to the editor, troll Leftist websites, all demanding this a**clown be impeached and removed from office. So what if it wouldn't get past the 'Rat-held Senate now...if we start building momentum now, maybe where there's a GOP Senate and House next January, we could make him the first so-called "president" to be removed from office.

But no...that would mean we conservatives would have to get off our lazy a**es and actually do something. It's so much easier to sit around, whining and crying about the bastard than to actually do something about it. Sheesh...what was I thinking? Besides, O'Reilly's getting ready to come on...

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

37 posted on 06/03/2014 3:52:53 PM PDT by wku man (Veterans, it's up to us to save the Republic...let's roll.)
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To: gwgn02

agreed, we are watching a coup almost complete..he needs to be removed by force of law..whats left of ours before our country is gone..


38 posted on 06/03/2014 4:03:36 PM PDT by aces (Jesus Saves not Society)
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To: Diogenesis

Obama:

“We didn’t have time to notify congress due to the urgency.”

“We did notify congress.”

Hagel:

“We are supposed to notify congress 30 days prior to any exchange of prisoners and I called congress yesterday.”


39 posted on 06/03/2014 4:08:01 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: stevie_d_64

Boy, this guy is a truly bold liar. His Secretary of State, Susan Rice was just on all of the Sunday shows explicitly stating that Obama did NOT consult with or inform Congress because their were special circumstances that required such fast action on Obama’s part that consulting with Congress was simply impossible. It’s like these morons have never heard of YouTube - where their bold faced lies delivered by their own heads talking trash are recorded for us to review 24/7 until the end of digital time


40 posted on 06/03/2014 4:09:10 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: stevie_d_64

If Obamadullah gets away with this, there’s no stopping him from implementing Amnesty with his pen and his phone.


41 posted on 06/03/2014 4:09:17 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: stevie_d_64

You LIE!


42 posted on 06/03/2014 4:10:50 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: wku man

What is going to be done when this man refuses to leave office?

At this point, based upon history, I am going to have to say not a damn thing.


43 posted on 06/03/2014 4:11:29 PM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Yeah...This is kinda one of those fast moving threads...


44 posted on 06/03/2014 4:13:15 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: stevie_d_64
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff left open the possibility of desertion charges against the soldier

Desertion?

Bergdahl is a TALIBAN.

The POTUS released Taliban high level command in exchange for a puny TALIBAN collaborator.

45 posted on 06/03/2014 4:16:43 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: stevie_d_64; All

Obama lies, and still continues to lie, BECAUSE HE HAS FACED ABSOLUTELY NO PENALTY FOR IT, and is not in fear of ever having to answer for it.

In fact, the penalty falls on those who dare to point out the lies.

Congratulations folks...
WE are the ones who created this situation, in the end, by not pushing back harder when the Left took over the messaging organs.


46 posted on 06/03/2014 4:16:59 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: TigersEye
I noticed Obama's lips today in that picture they are not as PURPLE as they were years ago. Michael Jackson treatment going on???

Can someone post side by side of the different colors of his lips?

47 posted on 06/03/2014 4:17:47 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: denydenydeny

Harry Reid is an EVIL, VILE little MEAN Girlie man.


48 posted on 06/03/2014 4:19:10 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: stevie_d_64

Note to Obama, The Liar in Chief:

Discussing this as a ‘possibility’ over 4 years ago is NOT ‘Consulting Congress’ this past week.

4 years ago, I could eat foods I cannot eat today.

4 years ago, I could physically do things I cannot do today.

This man is completely out of control.


49 posted on 06/03/2014 4:27:03 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: stevie_d_64
more hearings!! more hearings!! yep, that’ll fix it
50 posted on 06/03/2014 4:36:06 PM PDT by drypowder
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