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Obama digs in on Taliban-for-Bergdahl trade, vows ‘no apologies’
FoxNews.com ^ | 6-4-2014 | FoxNews.com

Posted on 06/05/2014 10:33:40 AM PDT by servo1969

President Obama, facing rising bipartisan criticism over his handling of the Taliban-for-Bergdahl prisoner swap, dug in his heels Thursday and declared he would make "absolutely no apologies" for bringing an American soldier home -- as his administration stepped up its defense of the controversial deal.

The president fielded a question on the Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl controversy during a press conference on Thursday in Brussels, Belgium, alongside British Prime Minister David Cameron. Amid signals that the administration plans to aggressively challenge critics of the deal, the president brushed off the pushback as business as usual in Washington.

"I'm never surprised by controversies that are whipped up in Washington. That's par for the course," Obama said.

He reiterated that he was adhering to a principle that America does not leave soldiers behind.

"We had a prisoner of war whose health had deteriorated and we were deeply concerned about -- and we saw an opportunity and we seized it," he said. "And I make no apologies for that."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bergdahl; bergdahltruthfile; bobbergdahl; bowebergdahl; boyking; fraud; gitmo; manchildpresident; obama; obamagotbergdahl; obamalegacy; obamalied; obamaquotes; obamascandals; revisionisthistory; scandals; traitortrader
Classic narcissist.

The narcissist does something wrong and expects to be praised.
People get mad about his wrongdoing.
The narcissist gets angry and insulted.

1 posted on 06/05/2014 10:33:40 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Well, when you’re perfect, there’s never a need to apologize since it’s impossible for you to do anything wrong.


2 posted on 06/05/2014 10:35:31 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: servo1969

The Brits are quite used to this sort of thing after dealing with the IRA for decades. They must see Obama as such an azz clown.


3 posted on 06/05/2014 10:35:43 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: servo1969

Harry channels Hillary; happened today,....unbelievable!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm_YkGGi508


4 posted on 06/05/2014 10:36:24 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: servo1969

No apologies, just an endless list of excuses and lies.


5 posted on 06/05/2014 10:36:29 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: servo1969

He shouldn’t limit himself that way. He’s tried everything else.


6 posted on 06/05/2014 10:39:00 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: JPG
Every day I'm here is another day closer to dying as well. I don't see any negotiations over this unavoidable fact?

Can anyone in the democrat party sound any more idiotic or stupid in their defense of this administration?

7 posted on 06/05/2014 10:39:19 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: servo1969

And, in other major news, a guy in a gorilla suit gets shot with a tranquilizer dart... We Obama, Emperor of the realm, proclaim, “Let it be written! Let it be done!”


8 posted on 06/05/2014 10:40:00 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: servo1969

Here is a tweet from Brandon Friedman, serving in the Obama administration as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at HUD:

“Here’s the thing about Bergdahl and the Jump-to-Conclusions mats: What if his platoon was long on psychopaths and short on leadership?”

http://twitchy.com/2014/06/05/obama-administration-official-brandon-friedman-floats-psychopaths-smear-of-bergdahls-platoon-mates/


9 posted on 06/05/2014 10:42:21 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: servo1969

As President, trading terrorists for hostages is wrong. You can’t do it. You were elected to make hard decisions and have failed the test. We will be leaving Afghanistan shortly and the exact same dudes who allowed training camps that led to 9/11 will be back in charge. 13 years and countless sacrifices and we have gone from point A to point A.


10 posted on 06/05/2014 10:45:03 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: servo1969
"President Obama, facing rising bipartisan criticism over his handling of the Taliban-for-Bergdahl prisoner swap, dug in his heels Thursday and declared he would make "absolutely no apologies" for bringing an American soldier home "

He stopped being a soldier the day he desserted!!!! - Now, do the right thing and prosecute him with the UCMJ for dessertion during wartime.. an offence resolved by firing squad.

11 posted on 06/05/2014 10:45:39 AM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (Bringing back the Viking Kitties!!! May the Zot be with you!)
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To: servo1969

Obama will empty Gitmo before his Summer Vacation


12 posted on 06/05/2014 10:46:23 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: servo1969
The narcissist gets angry and insulted.

And then goes to extremes - scorched earth if necessary - to prove that he was right all along.

-PJ

13 posted on 06/05/2014 10:47:09 AM 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: servo1969

0bama will always side wig the islamists. H! too.


14 posted on 06/05/2014 10:47:41 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: servo1969

No apologies needed; they should not be accepted without true repentance, and that has not yet been demonstrated in any aspect of the present administration, so giving them would simply add hypocrisy to all the rest.


15 posted on 06/05/2014 10:47:43 AM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: servo1969

You own it, Barky.


16 posted on 06/05/2014 10:50:11 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: servo1969
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17 posted on 06/05/2014 10:52:14 AM PDT by MtnMan101
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To: defconw

Obama can save his apologies.He’ll need them for the parents of the troops who will die by the hand of those 5 monsters he released.


18 posted on 06/05/2014 10:52:41 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Farmer Dean

He will never apologize or even miss a minute of sleep over it.


19 posted on 06/05/2014 10:55:46 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: servo1969

Making no apologies to those who might get killed later by this islamic scum.


20 posted on 06/05/2014 10:59:12 AM PDT by bergmeid
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To: chajin

There is an ontological problem with that because repentance is always completed in the future. What would you expect out of Obama now, send Bowe back to the Taliban?


21 posted on 06/05/2014 11:01:04 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: servo1969; GeronL

Obama Got Bergdahl
Mission Accomplished
Look, A Squirrel
Double Down On Stupid

Obama heaps praise on deserter and craps on the soldiers who didn’t desert. What world am I on?
Flopping Aces ^ | 06-05-14 | DrJohn

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3164116/posts


22 posted on 06/05/2014 11:04:31 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: servo1969
Good. I hope he fights this with all he has...

Makes him look like that much more of a dickhead for doing it...

23 posted on 06/05/2014 11:06:22 AM PDT by Fedupwithit (If you never stop giving, they will never stop taking...some day the bird needs a push from the nest)
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To: servo1969

Why would he apologize? He’s gotten away with everything else, why not treason? The Democrats and the press will continue to carry his water.

Obama will just continue to do his father’s (Satan’s) bidding. Laugh if you want to, but nothing else can explain how he continues to get away with all these things.


24 posted on 06/05/2014 11:07:50 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: servo1969
He reiterated that he was adhering to a principle that America does not leave soldiers behind.

But Ambassadors are a whole other matter.

25 posted on 06/05/2014 11:08:33 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: servo1969

Ill winds blew and he sided with the Muslims.

He kept the Promise.


26 posted on 06/05/2014 11:41:56 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: servo1969

Please, just keep Benghazi and the VA out of this and off the front page.

Obama’s Bre’r Rabbit on this one folks.

This Bergdahl stuff is peanuts.
Benghazi involves actual illegal weapons transfers to terrorists.
The VA story means that Democratic voters are angry. Both together mean enough for an impeachment hearing. We need Dems to vote to impeach and to do that we need Democratic voters outraged. They’re ready, we need to get them there.

Don’t let Benghazi or the VA out of the news.


27 posted on 06/05/2014 11:42:03 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
There is an ontological problem with that because repentance is always completed in the future. What would you expect out of Obama now

Now that's an interesting question. When Saul, the man in the Bible closest to the ruling style of Obama (with the possible exception of Ahab), apologized to David, David accepted the apology, but David didn't trust Saul enough to come out of the wilderness and back to the palace, because Saul did not present, as the later JtheB put it in Luke 3, fruit worthy of repentance. By the same token, if Obama sincerely apologized and asked forgiveness, he should receive it, as our Lord commands; but to gain trust, he would have to begin to present fruit worthy of repentance. That would require essentially a 180 degree turn for the whole administration, just as it would have with Saul's reign, and that kind of repentance is rare.

28 posted on 06/05/2014 11:48:56 AM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: chajin

But you have changed the focus to trust now. That is not where it was. That was upon the apology being genuine. You cannot change your criteria: that is special pleading.


29 posted on 06/05/2014 12:05:39 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: 1010RD
Don’t let Benghazi or the VA out of the news.

How about the vets make some news? There are VA facilities coast to coast.

Occupy VA!!

30 posted on 06/05/2014 12:12:50 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: HiTech RedNeck

Bottom line: I don’t want Obama’s apology, because I wouldn’t believe it and wouldn’t trust it. But everyone is capable of repentance, and if we don’t accept that possibility, we are disagreeing with our Lord.


31 posted on 06/05/2014 12:20:06 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: don-o

Senior citizens who happen to be Democrats need to be hooked into this issue. They’ll turn on Obama fast.


32 posted on 06/05/2014 12:32:54 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: chajin

And some folks can really get hyper judgmental too, bud.

If Barack showed enough humanity to even care to confess (however unfathomably) that would be an improvement. Self righteous folks who won’t even confess anything, SUCK.


33 posted on 06/05/2014 2:07:38 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Worse than narcissistic, Obama’s behavior is sociopathic.

Rules don’t apply to sociopaths. Self aggrandizement is all that matters.


34 posted on 06/06/2014 7:12:36 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: servo1969

Sociopathic fascist, plain and simple.


35 posted on 06/06/2014 8:09:46 AM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be earned and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: servo1969
"I'm never surprised by controversies that are whipped up in Washington. That's par for the course," Obama said.

Without the slightest hint of irony.

36 posted on 06/06/2014 8:25:38 AM PDT by ecomcon
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