Skip to comments.In Pittsburgh, Leon Panetta questions prisoner swap with Taliban
Posted on 06/09/2014 3:40:51 AM PDT by expat1000
....Panetta, who was in the Cabinet for four of the five years Bergdahl spent in Taliban custody, said he opposed a swap for the terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, when he was Defense secretary.
I said, Wait, I have an obligation under the law,' Panetta said during a lunchtime address at the Hart Energy Developing Unconventionals DUG East conference at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown. If I send prisoners from Guantanamo, they have to guarantee they don't go back to the battlefield. I had serious concerns.
He said talks fell apart because the Taliban asked for five top guys. He did not say when during his 2011-13 tenure in the Pentagon that discussions took place.
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So, these are not just five ordinary rags. Getting these guys back has been a Taliban policy objective FOR YEARS.
This is support for Hillary. All of Clinton’s minions will come out and say this swap was “bad”.
Just curious - what would such a "guarantee" from a Gitmo prisoner look like ?
Cross your heart?
Swear on the Bible?
Cut your palms and exchange blood?
Lots of talk bla bla bla bla bla bla bla
Headline news. Panera is talking
Beginning of a break in the dam?
Interesting that Panetta feels free to talk, he knows the thugs in the WH are vindictive. With this statement, Panetta is just daring the WH to come after him.
He must have an ace in the hole-his knowledge of what Obama was doing on the evening of 9-11-2012 perhaps?
I'm sure his strict liberal orthodoxy and voting record gave BO the confidence that he would be a willing accomplice in any necessary coverup, so when Panetta is willing to sing like a canary it means a lot more than when some affirmative action hire like Colin Powell is willing to go rogue on the GOP.
Even PETER NOSE don’t like it. . . .
Great timing, Leon...
Exactly. I hate politics. It's so transparently disgusting and without any real principle. We've gone from “I cannot tell a lie”, to “what are todays talking points, who do we have over at the networks, and how do we best sell this?”.
Even communist Panetta was against it.
Probably B. Hussein O.'s objective, too...
Meanwhile, if the US doesn't keep Obama's end of the bargain, it'll give the bad guys a rallying cry to blow us up. It does seem that the Taliban were more honorable negotiators than Obama's negotiators were.
Leon, have you paid any attention at all to 0bama's presidency?
Paneta is the guy who ordered the hit on Bin Laden IMHO. Barry was never going to authorize it so he did it anyway, and was promptly gone after it was over.
The Clinton's, et al, at least seem to love their country, even if they go about it the wrong way. Obama? There is something fundamentally wrong about how he views and what he feels for the USA.
It has become pretty clear that HRC wants to run against Obama, since he is unpopular and the GOP candidate won’t attack him.