Skip to comments.Clinton Kicks Obama to Curb over Taliban Deal
Posted on 06/04/2014 6:12:20 AM PDT by Resettozero
Clearly distancing herself from Barack Obama as regards exchanging Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five high-level Taliban terrorists, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is making it known she "was personally and intensely involved in the debate over swapping five Taliban commanders for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in 2011 and 2012. But she had severe reservations about the potential deal, and was demanding stricter conditions for the release of the prisoners than what President Obama settled for last week".
It's also now being reported that "Clinton had a framework deal drawn up that was much tougher on the Taliban than what ultimately got done two years later". Given what seems to be an increasingly negative view of the deal that was done and the very real possibility of a run for the presidency in 2016 by Hillary, it's likely Team Hillary has decided to make sure her fingerprints are nowhere near the exchange.
Three former administration officials who were involved in the process told The Daily Beast that Clinton was worried about the ability to enforce the deal and disinclined to trust the Taliban or the Haqqani network in Pakistan, which held Bergdahl until this weekend. Clinton was so concerned, the former officials added, that she may not have even signed off if the negotiations had succeeded.
She was heavily involved from the beginning, she was very skeptical of the arrangement, she was very wary of it, one former administration official said. If we had come to some agreement she perhaps would have backed it, but we never got to that point.
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She’s lying. She released some statement earlier in the week that said she approved of this mess. Now that the proverbial s*** has hit the fan, she’s covering her immense fanny.
Wasn’t it just yesterday she said Bergdahl was an honorable soldier?
The administration has already said they have been working on this deal for 3 years.
At this point, she can Monday-morning Quarterback & say anything she pleases.
No way to find out the truth.
Hillary held her finger in the air.
But she still would have done it.
And the msm will run to cover this lying creep.
She knows those five killers will kill again and may haunt her in the future.
This is all blow up in her face.
And three years ago - puts all this squarely in the purview of Herself, Madame Benghazi, the Cold & Joyless. Herself HAD to have been in the loop then, unless she was out drunk again, with her “mind in a blender, she just can’t remember” as her fallback position.
Methinks Madame Benghazi is in middle stages of memory loss caused by dipsomania.
Shillary has already stated that she would have made the same deal to return American soldiers.
So, EFF OFF, Shillary!
Aah.... what difference does it make?
Meanwhile the VA scandal, the IRS scandal, Obamacare and the nteenth other scandals are off the front page. The MSM is going to milk this just long enough to make everyone forget about everything else.
Then off to the next shiny object.
That was the subject of the meeting she had recently with obama.
She wanted all the terrorist prisoners released prior to her running for president. This is but step 1.