Skip to comments.John Kerry: Freed Taliban Could Fight, Also 'Get Killed'
Posted on 06/08/2014 1:55:10 PM PDT by PoloSec
John Kerry has a word for critics who charge that American troops are in greater danger in the wake of the prisoner swap that freed five Taliban leaders, and that word is "baloney." Of the Taliban, he says, "I am not telling you that they dont have some ability at some point to go back and get involved," adding ominously that "they also have an ability to get killed if they do that." Meanwhile, of Bowe Bergdahl, he says, "it would have been offensive and incomprehensible to consciously leave an American behind, no matter what." Kerry faced plenty of criticism on the Sunday dial today. A sample, as per Politico:
John McCain: "There are other prisoners, some of whom we have already released, that we could have released in exchange. These five are the top five picked by the Taliban. Not by us, but by the Taliban. We should do everything we can in our power to win the release any of American being held, but not at the expense of lives and well being of their fellow service men and women." Dianne Feinstein: "Secretary Kerry made a very strong statement this morning saying, Oh, we have ways, and we will see that they do not defect, move, speak, whatever," she said. "Its hard to be comfortable when you really havent been briefed on the intricacies of carrying out this agreement," and "we have no information" on how the White House would ensure the Taliban don't fight again. Mike Rogers: He's "absolutely convinced" the freed Taliban will fight again. "Maybe not all five: Three for sure, likely four, and that fifth one is on the fence but will probably play some role." And furthermore: "Weve made a serious, serious geopolitical mistake. Weve empowered the Taliban. The one thing they wanted more than anything was recognition from the US government, so they can use that to propagandize against areas that are unsecure still in Afghanistan. Were going to pay for this decision for years."
But Kerry had a couple of unlikely allies:
Former AG Mike Mukasey: President Obama "broke the law, but I believe that the law itself is unconstitutional. Article II [of the Constitution] makes him the commander in chief of the armed forces. These people were in the custody of the armed forces." Former CentCom chief Major Gen. James Mattis: "We no longer have that concern (the Taliban) have this pawn they can play against us. Its also a military vulnerability the Haqqanis now face, the Taliban now faces, because they no longer hold one of the US soldiers in captivity."
Well that makes it all OK!
I heard John Kerry was in Viet Nam.
American Patriots Against John Kerry
The 1970 meeting that John Kerry conducted with North Vietnamese communists violated U.S. law, according to an author and researcher who has studied the issue.
Kerry met with representatives from both delegations of the Vietnamese in Paris in 1970, according to Kerrys own testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 22, 1971. But Kerrys meetings with the Vietnamese delegations were in direct violation of laws forbidding private citizens from negotiating with foreign powers, according to researcher and author Jerry Corsi, who began studying the anti-war movement in the early 1970s.
According to Corsi, Kerry violated U.S. code 18 U.S.C. 953. A U.S. citizen cannot go abroad and negotiate with a foreign power, Corsi told CNSNews.com.
By Kerrys own admission, he met in 1970 with delegations from the North Vietnamese communist government and discussed how the Vietnam Warshould be stopped.
He was in Vietnam, you know.
Knew Jengis Can, too.
Do I really need the sarcasm tag?
John Kerry is a flippin' idiot.
They could also win the lottery, get married, learn to paint or take a bath. What’s your point?
Instant pink mist if they stray off from the plan...
Somehow I doubt it..
Is Vietnam Kerry volunteering to go to Afganistan to take care of business himself? He can take Benghazi Hillary, Hairy Reid, and Piglosi to help.
The next dead American via these Muslim murderers can be laid at Kerry’s feet.
What was it the Democrats called Kerry to pretend his idiocy was sophistication?
Too bad those reporting the absurd charge of the platoon guys ‘swift boating’ the deserter, they didn’t go into a full recount of as to what this term refers.
Is there anyone in this administration who’s not a complete idiot?
John Kerry, YOU IDIOT!
No American gives a sheet if those killers, mass murderers "get killed!"
Over and over if possible.
How many Americans and local innocents will be slaughtered before they get their just rewards?
YOU DO KNOW MOST OF THEM HAVE SLAUGHTERED HUNDREDS? THOUSANDS?
This ignorant fool is protecting the interests of the United States of America?
With protectors like Obama and this doofus, who needs Muslim Mass Murderers? Secretary of freaking State?
Lost in all the hype are the rf chips embedded beneath the Taliban skin
Embedded until they remove it? Can such be removed and put into someone else?
The model DF178.03 devices are not detectable and very unlikely to be found, much less removed
I think these Terrorist pretty much know the risk MR J effin K! Isn’t war kill or be killed! He reminds me of the scene in Apocalypse Now where Coppola is direction the News footage of the battle. Telling them to look real!
I'm not sure reminding them to check exactly that may not be the smartest thing to do, even if they probably are not as stupid as sometimes they act.
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