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Taliban Release Video Showing Bowe Bergdahl Release
NBC News/Taliban ^ | 6/4/2014 | MUSHTAQ YUSUFZAI

Posted on 06/04/2014 5:10:01 AM PDT by CodeJockey

The Taliban released a video Wednesday purporting to show the moment former prisoner Bowe Bergdahl was handed over to American custody.

The 17-minute video, sent to NBC News by a known Taliban spokesman, shows both sides quickly shaking hands before a clean-shaven Bergdahl is handed over.

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


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KEYWORDS: beards; bergdahl; bowe; braking; duplicate; taliban; video
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1 posted on 06/04/2014 5:10:01 AM PDT by CodeJockey
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To: CodeJockey
Knowing what we know now, we should have just sent in an Apache with all guns blazing. To kill some more Taliban.

Shaking hands and waving at the Taliban I'm shocked, we are treating them like friendly foes when they are TERRORISTS!

2 posted on 06/04/2014 5:16:57 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: CodeJockey

QUOTE: “The Americans were informed about the 18 armed militants who would be present on the hilltops and had asked questions about Bergdahl’s health and even facial hair before the swap, the commander adds.”

The Obama administration forever managing optics must have demanded Bergdahl be shaved.

Imagine, this was suppose to be a propaganda coup for Obama. That handshake at the landing site, etc.

(Does NBC/MSNBC have an ongoing group chat email with the Taliban?)


3 posted on 06/04/2014 5:17:09 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: CodeJockey

He looked very healthy. Able to stand well and walk on his own.

There was no health crisis here.


4 posted on 06/04/2014 5:21:52 AM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: CodeJockey
Notice how Bergdahl seems very upset to be leaving. He is crying and a Taliban buddy seems to be trying to console him.

Notice also that the Spec Ops guy searches Bergdahl to make sure he is not wearing a suicide belt to blow up the Black Hawk.

The Taliban informed the incoming helicopter there were 18 armed fighters surrounding it - the reply the Taliban got was , “that's fine”

Most of all note danger that that POS put our soldiers through one last time when they came to pick him up. This is the real world our soldiers live and work in, not some Washington DC media talking head green room made up world where Susan Rice spins the White House lies and distractions

5 posted on 06/04/2014 5:22:15 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Hostage; rdcbn; P-Marlowe

One of my suspicions is that Bergdahl probably turned native, has a wife, and maybe even kids. That explains the need to shave him, explains his shaved beard, and even explains our Spec Ops searching him for an explosive vest.

Unless he gets jailed for desertion/collaboration, he’ll be back in Afghan shortly after he’s freed.

That’s could be what his consolation is, and then for the Taliban that’s a total victory. They get their 5 leaders, and they get Bergdahl back on their side.

The only thing preventing that would be jail time.


6 posted on 06/04/2014 5:31:36 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: CodeJockey

I wonder what other videos they have of him. Maybe training the Taliban to attack American forces?


7 posted on 06/04/2014 5:33:02 AM PDT by McGruff (What if I told you your leaders were lying to you?)
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To: rdcbn

Susan Rice-—useful OblahMao Admin spokes idiot. Might as well put a hajib with an embroidered Obama logo on her.
She’s an abused woman but willing to be a famous captive for the cause. Her credibility is thoroughly shot to shinola.


8 posted on 06/04/2014 5:35:29 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: rdcbn

Yes I noticed he was crying and wiping away his tears. Those tears were not for freedom, they were for leaving his Taliban friends.

I am sure you have it right that the Taliban were told to have him clean shaved.

Yes, we could be wrong but it’s a slim to zero chance we are, especially in light of Michelle Malkin’s report this morning that Bergdahl was disciplined with extra duty and loss of privileges after being caught sleeping on watch. This punishment is what caused him to walk off.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3163469/posts


9 posted on 06/04/2014 5:35:50 AM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: xzins; rdcbn; P-Marlowe

This Taliban video actually does our side a service. Although it was to document their side in keeping the bargain, it actually demolishes the White House’s argument that Bergdahl’s declining health threatened his survival.

Pray that the House holds a hearing on this soon and uses this video.

What lies!


10 posted on 06/04/2014 5:40:05 AM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: Hostage

The white house will spin it. That’s what they do, who they are.


11 posted on 06/04/2014 5:41:30 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Hostage
He looked very healthy. Able to stand well and walk on his own. There was no health crisis here.

BO was looking for an event he could use to distract all the sheeple from his growing scandals. This was suppose to be it.

Yet another failure of the BO regime.

12 posted on 06/04/2014 5:48:40 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Hostage

You don’t say!

Does that mean Susan Rice lied again? *shocked!!*


13 posted on 06/04/2014 5:57:35 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: KosmicKitty

Usually I stand back, observe, analyze and try to add needed perspective. But after seeing the photos of those soldiers who died trying to find Bergdahl and after reading Michelle Malkin’s exclusive this morning

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3163469/posts

I am filled with rage which is rare for me.

Because of my usual ability to hold back emotions, I think that this rage inside me will be shared by millions of others when they hear the facts.

Americans must insist that the House hold a hearing on this immediately. This scandal of Bergdahl/Taliban Terrorists dovetails right into the Behghazi hearings and the VA scandal, and should have a hearing of its own, or Gowdy should expand the scope of his investigation to include matters of all three (Benghazi, VA, Bergdahl).


14 posted on 06/04/2014 6:02:03 AM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: CodeJockey
Gold Star mom: 'This guy was worth my son's life?'
16 posted on 06/04/2014 6:06:15 AM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: CodeJockey

www.house.gov

www.senate.gov

Offices now open in DC. You can look up and call your local offices as well.

Call your Congressman and Senators. tell them you consider this an act of treason against the US and the President has now endangered all of America with another 9/11 attack by releasing these dangerous criminals.

Tell them you expect them to uphold their oath to the Constitution.

The President must be impeached and removed from office for this treacherous act. That is the remedy under the Constitution.

My reps are all Dems, but they heard from me yesterday morning.

If you do nothing, nothing will change.


17 posted on 06/04/2014 6:08:40 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: CodeJockey

Pot-bellied Talibans.

Must be rear-echelon types.


18 posted on 06/04/2014 6:17:22 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: xzins

They get their 5 leaders, and they get Bergdahl back on their side.

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I’d say that they got a whole lot more. I made this comment on another thread, so I am c&p’ing it here.

Obamugabe used the Rose Garden presser to show the mohammedans that we have surrendered, that he has handed us over to them. Bergdahl, the cracker mock-up of Osama bin Ladin, played back-up singer by praising his satanic deity in front of what once was our White House.

And, of course, the loyal toadies in the media broadcast the ceremony all over the world, so that the islamonazis would get the word. I am sure that there was much ululation and the passing out of sweets in the ME last night.


19 posted on 06/04/2014 6:19:21 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: CodeJockey

The SF guys patted him down, before letting him on the helicopter....interesting.


20 posted on 06/04/2014 6:35:12 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Hostage

Then don’t read the NYT article about Bergdahl today. They claim Republican strategists orchestrated what Bergdahl’s fellow soldiers are saying about him and that no one died searching for him because the search lasted only a few days.

MF’s. My blood is BOILING.


21 posted on 06/04/2014 6:40:17 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: xzins

“The white house will spin it. That’s what they do, who they are.”

To me it is just Obama doing what he said he would, specifically siding with the Muslims when push comes to shove. He sides with the enemies of the US and pushes away America’s allies.


22 posted on 06/04/2014 6:40:39 AM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse.)
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To: CodeJockey; hoosiermama; maggief; null and void; LucyT; SatinDoll; 2ndDivisionVet

All y’all ping to this post

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3163492/posts?page=5#5

Also #17,#20,#21.

Many thanks codejockey, for posting the article!


23 posted on 06/04/2014 6:49:10 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: smokingfrog
Does that mean Susan Rice lied again? *shocked!!*

But of course! This wretched cow is their designated liar in chief because the demons know the republicans dare not call her on anything lest they be accused of continuing their "war on women."

24 posted on 06/04/2014 6:53:25 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: lacrew

Why do you think it is interesting they patted him down?


25 posted on 06/04/2014 7:09:53 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: Menehune56
In re Susan Rice:

Women of colour never lie. A touch of the tar brush forgives all.

For you to sugges otherwise, be racis!

26 posted on 06/04/2014 7:37:29 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The great)
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To: ColdOne

“Why do you think it is interesting they patted him down?”

They didn’t trust him.


27 posted on 06/04/2014 7:53:58 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: ColdOne
Why do you think it is interesting they patted him down?

I'm sure you wrote that because you know it's standard procedure. I read the neatest book about a guy shot down in Bosnia and he was stuck there for days, hiding in the woods before he finally got in a place where he could "triangulate" and let his squad know where he was. He was given instructions not to bring out his gun and to calmly walk out when the helicopter landed. He said when the helicopter landed he came running out with his gun drawn and they threw him to the ground, searched him and then on to the helicopter. It was a true story, I know several people on here probably know who he is but it was years ago, forget his name. A TRUE American hero.

28 posted on 06/04/2014 7:56:12 AM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: xzins
The white house will spin it. That’s what they do, who they are.

And the media will go along.

29 posted on 06/04/2014 7:56:44 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: CodeJockey

He doesn’t look at all ill or gaunt to me. I suspect they shaved his hair and eyebrows so he’d look a little sickly. I think a recent shave accounts for his paleness too.


30 posted on 06/04/2014 7:57:04 AM PDT by old and tired
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To: CodeJockey

What needs to be investigated is if he defected to the Taliban and if The One knew this. If so then BOTH of them need to be brought up on charges of High Treason.


31 posted on 06/04/2014 8:08:56 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

The New York Times has been selected.


32 posted on 06/04/2014 8:09:10 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: CodeJockey

Washington Times does their level best to divide the no vote, how pathetic are these leftists?

Poll: Should the president have negotiated for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release?

Yes 368 (7%)

No 2407 (48%)

He was a deserter 1316 (26%)

It jeopardizes all U.S. troops 1010 (20%)

Freep this pole here: http://www.washingtontimes.com/polls/2014/jun/2/should-president-have-negotiated-sgt-bowe-bergdahl/


33 posted on 06/04/2014 8:10:13 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: CodeJockey

I have attempted numerous ways of viewing this video... Whether I click on your link to the original source or do a google search and click on the link, I am routed to a generic NBC News page. I have searched that page using the title and the author’s name... The results are ZERO. I have also checked the “cookie blocker” on my computer. Any other suggestions? Thank you.


34 posted on 06/04/2014 8:30:04 AM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: CodeJockey

The traitor was carrying a bag, but I didn’t see anyone take it from him or search it before he boarded the chopper, even though B. was patted down. Could just be the footage though.


35 posted on 06/04/2014 8:52:26 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Blue Highway; Cap Huff

Look at the tape...really look at it....those US troops were in a very bad spot...the Taliban had the high ground....they(the Taliban) picked the hand off site well. What would you suggest they do...spit at the Taliban which would have brought hell down on them from the Taliban on that hill behind the Blackhawk.


36 posted on 06/04/2014 9:07:38 AM PDT by Dog (Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
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To: lacrew

They just wanted to make sure he wasn’t sporting a suicide vest that the Taliban may have put on him. Makes sense.


37 posted on 06/04/2014 9:07:56 AM PDT by Girlene (Hey NSA!)
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To: Girlene

Makes sense.....if they don’t trust him.


38 posted on 06/04/2014 9:17:08 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: lyby

Finally! Found it on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0_eMLM5DD8


39 posted on 06/04/2014 9:41:14 AM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: Hostage
Wouldn't surprise me if Team Obama gave these terrorists the video camera to shoot this with, and scripted the entire thing to use to their advantage.. Problem is, Bergdahl isn't that good of an actor. He appears healthy. We were lied to again, but Team Obama needed an excuse to rush this trade and not notify Congress.. Our military agreeing to be surrounded by ARMED enemy with us in plain dress smacks of SURRENDER.

Anyone with half a brain can see that our Commander-in-Chief IS the enemy within and SHAMES our military AGAIN in the eyes of the world.

Question is, why was this trade rushed? Was Obama blackmailed by Al Qaeda to do this before June 1st? Why the rush? Bergdahl for this trade WAS AN AFTERTHOUGHT.. RELEASING THE 5 TALIBAN COMMANDERS WAS OBAMA'S #1 PRIORITY.

Hearings are a MUST for this act of treason.

40 posted on 06/04/2014 9:42:07 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: mojito
Our gov't agreed beforehand, NO BAGS ALLOWED ON THE CHOPPER! Was this for security reasons? NO. After all, our side agreed to be surrounded with 18 guys with AK-47's, right?

The reason our side didn't want Bergdahl to have a carry-on is because THERE WOULD BE EVIDENCE IN THAT BAG THAT PROVES HE WAS A DEFECTOR NOT A MAN WHO "SERVED WITH HONOR AND DISTRINCTION".

41 posted on 06/04/2014 9:46:58 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Hostage

Yeah, we need more hearings because they are so productive.

Just impeach the traitor now and be done with it!


42 posted on 06/04/2014 10:21:00 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Hostage

He looked a dang sight better than McCain when he came home. There’s nothing wrong with that guy worse than any other person who has been in captivity. If he even was.


43 posted on 06/04/2014 10:41:59 AM 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: Blue Highway; All

My thoughts exactly. Although minus our U.S. soldier.


44 posted on 06/04/2014 10:44:46 AM PDT by mulder1 ("The past is prologue")
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To: Hostage

Report: US Intel Officials Worry Bergdahl Became ‘Active Collaborator With the Enemy’
Guy Benson
TOWNHALL 6/3/2014

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2014/06/03/oh-my-us-intel-officials-worried-bergdahl-may-have-been-active-collaborator-with-the-enemy-n1846705/print

An astonishing scoop last night from Fox News’ James Rosen — whose access to sources has, ahem, attracted the Obama administration’s intense scrutiny in the not-so-distant past. Whoa:

A senior official confirms to Fox News that the conduct of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl — both in his final stretch of active duty in Afghanistan and then, too, during his time when he lived among the Taliban — has been thoroughly investigated by the U.S. intelligence community and is the subject of “a major classified file.” In conveying as much, the Defense Department source confirmed to Fox News that many within the intelligence community harbor serious outstanding concerns not only that Bergdahl may have been a deserter but that he may have been an active collaborator with the enemy. The Pentagon official added pointedly that no relevant congressional committee has sought access to the classified file, but that if such a request were made, key committee chairs would, under previous precedent, likely be granted access to it. Separately, the Pentagon confirmed Monday that it is looking into claims Americans died during the search for Bergdahl...Sources told Fox News that many officials in the Executive Branch are “quite baffled” by the White House’s decision to allow the president to stand alongside Bergdahl’s father this past weekend, given the father’s history of controversial statements, emails and online posts.

The Weekly Standard’s Stephen Hayes is also out with a searing piece in which soldiers from Bergdahl’s former platoon forcefully reject Susan Rice’s description of the former hostage as having served the US with “honor and distinction:”

“That’s not true,” says Specialist Cody Full, who served in the same platoon as Bergdahl, and whose tweets over the weekend as @CodyFNfootball offered an early firsthand account of Bergdahl’s departure. “He was not a hero. What he did was not honorable. He knowingly deserted and put thousands of people in danger because he did. We swore to an oath and we upheld ours. He did not.” “He walked off—and ‘walked off’ is a nice way to put it,” says Specialist Josh Cornelison, the medic in Bergdahl’s platoon. “He was accounted for late that afternoon. He very specifically planned to walk out in the middle of the night.” “He was a deserter,” says Specialist Full. “There’s no question in the minds of anyone in our platoon.”...One uncomfortable question that has vexed those involved in the Bergdahl case: Was Bergdahl merely a deserter or was he, possibly, a Taliban collaborator? ...Several military officials who spoke with THE WEEKLY STANDARD noted privately that Taliban attacks on U.S. forces in the Paktika province seemed to increase in frequency and effectiveness...[Some] wonder whether Bergdahl helped the Taliban, either willfully or under duress. In the hours after he disappeared, according to sources familiar with the intelligence, U.S. troops received an intelligence report that Bergdahl stopped in a local village and asked how to find the Taliban.

More evidence pointing to desertion continues to emerge, including this account from NBC News, which has been echoed elsewhere:


45 posted on 06/04/2014 10:52:55 AM PDT by Dqban22
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To: Dqban22

Sure, and it’s all a Vast Right-Wing conspiracy organized by republicans with Faux News.

Also we shouldn’t forget that Bergdahl was a covert agent for our side trying to infiltrate the Taliban to gain information.

We need to trust Obama’s people! They’re doing the right thing!

/BS


46 posted on 06/04/2014 10:59:18 AM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: lacrew

I see. thanks


47 posted on 06/04/2014 11:04:46 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: ozarkgirl

yes that is why i did.


48 posted on 06/04/2014 11:05:19 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: lyby

Thanks for the youtube link!


49 posted on 06/04/2014 11:17:51 AM PDT by lonevoice (Life is short. Make fun of it.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

I think the rush was the VA story. They didn’t expect the backlash from this having no clue what it REALLY means to serve your country. They timed it also as prezObama5 going out of country for a while too.


50 posted on 06/04/2014 11:33:42 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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