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Presidential Pardon For Bowe Bergdahl In The Offing?
Investors.com ^ | June 9, 2014 | IBD Editorial

Posted on 06/09/2014 5:56:52 PM PDT by jazusamo

Fiasco: White House rumblings indicate that the soldier five Taliban terrorists were traded for may never face a court-martial. Meanwhile, a 2016 Democratic presidential contender says, "It doesn't matter." It doesn't?

Former Democratic Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told ABC's Diane Sawyer in an interview, part of which aired Friday, that the details of how alleged deserter Bowe Bergdahl wound up in the hands of the Taliban are irrelevant, that "one of our values is we bring everybody home off the battlefield the best we can. It doesn't matter how they ended up in a prisoner-of-war situation."

That "it doesn't matter" is a grim reprise of her infamous "what difference does it make" remark during the hearings on Benghazi, a terrorist battlefield from which we didn't bring everyone home alive, and didn't even make an effort to try to help.

Never mind that a prisoner of war is normally considered someone captured on a field of battle in a firefight and not someone who was arguably frustrated with the war and decided to clear his head with an unarmed stroll through the Afghan countryside, actively looking for those who would hold him captive for five years.

Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, was a prisoner of war. Bowe Bergdahl was not.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., used Clinton's exact line Thursday to defend Obama's failure to obey the law in notifying Congress about the swap.

Reid said, "What difference does it make?" about when Congress was notified of the prisoner swap.

Despite the uncontestable fact that Bergdahl walked away from his post in time of war, leaving his weapon and gear behind, and the unanimous statements of those who served with him and over him and those who tried to find him, the administration will not say whether Bergdahl...

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bergdahl; corruption; desertion; obama

1 posted on 06/09/2014 5:56:52 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

I’d be more worried about pardons for Lois Lerner and Eric Holder, in light of today’s revelations that the IRS sent 1.1 million taxpayer documents to the FBI for perusal.


2 posted on 06/09/2014 5:59:42 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: jazusamo
I believe Obama and crew are coaching him with talking points. He won't need a pardon, the Army will be quietly ordered to honorably discharge the bum and seal his records.


3 posted on 06/09/2014 5:59:44 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: jazusamo

And they may give him $300,000 in back pay.


4 posted on 06/09/2014 6:00:09 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: jazusamo

I hate this ef’ing beeeeeeeatch! What difference does it make? It makes a hell of a lot of difference.....now every military member has a dollar sign on their back thanks to this “swap”.....


5 posted on 06/09/2014 6:00:38 PM PDT by BamaDi ("The definition of a racist today is anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal.")
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To: darkwing104

Speaking of which (sealed records), has Sec. of State John Kerry released his yet as he promised?


6 posted on 06/09/2014 6:00:56 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: jazusamo

A secret pardon would be best.
When something is transparent you can’t see it.


7 posted on 06/09/2014 6:01:12 PM PDT by nicepaco
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To: jazusamo
How can the Dims claim this guy was a prisoner of war when they are adamant there never has been a "war" on terror?

And we've left plenty of deserters behind. I know there were several during Korea. During WWII the nickname was the "lost division" of guys who just dissappeared, although I think very few if any defected to the Germans.

8 posted on 06/09/2014 6:01:37 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: jazusamo

There’s no pardoning Obama’s treason.


9 posted on 06/09/2014 6:01:43 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: darkwing104
I believe Obama and crew are coaching him with talking points.

I agree, it'll work out much better for 0bama, no heat for a pardon.

10 posted on 06/09/2014 6:02:57 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

He won’t need the pardon. He will be discharged in about 6 to 9 months, when the media has forgotten the story.

He will never be heard from by the general public, and will never see a military court.

This is being quietly swept under the rug by the powers that be.....even as I type.


11 posted on 06/09/2014 6:05:03 PM PDT by Aurorales (I will not be ridiculed into silence!)
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To: jazusamo

These idiots are running our country.

If I was a liberal in 2014, I’d be laughing and pissing in everyone’s face too.


12 posted on 06/09/2014 6:05:20 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: jazusamo; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Bergdahl ping.


13 posted on 06/09/2014 6:05:44 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: jazusamo

“It doesn’t matter how they ended up in a prisoner-of-war situation.”

Progressives have absolutely NO MORAL COMPASS WHATSOEVER. NONE. ZERO. The very concept of a moral compass completely escapes them at all times. It literally isn’t part of their DNA.

Right and wrong are TOTALLY fluid to them. They’ll tell you it’s all about “context” but in the end, in their minds, there really is no such thing as wrong.

Moreover, this deserter is a HERO to them.

These people are the very definition of reprobates.


14 posted on 06/09/2014 6:09:49 PM PDT by navyguy (The National Reset Button is pushed with the trigger finger.)
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To: Aurorales

Bingo! I guarantee you that Obama has already ordered the military and the MSM to completely drop this affair. It never happened.

Jedi mind trick number 74,976,488.


15 posted on 06/09/2014 6:11:45 PM PDT by navyguy (The National Reset Button is pushed with the trigger finger.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine; jazusamo

Killary lives up to her “name”!!!


16 posted on 06/09/2014 6:12:40 PM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: navyguy

Well said, they have no concept of something simple being right or wrong.


17 posted on 06/09/2014 6:13:45 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

If he didn’t do anything wrong how could they pardon him?


18 posted on 06/09/2014 6:20:03 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: jazusamo
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told ... "one of our values is we bring everybody home off the battlefield the best we can. It doesn't matter how they ended up in a prisoner-of-war situation."

How does this apply to Chris Stevens and the others? Why can't Diane Sawyer ask that?

19 posted on 06/09/2014 6:23:12 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: darkwing104
I believe Obama and crew are coaching him with talking points.

What talking points? He hasn't even talked to his parents.

20 posted on 06/09/2014 6:24:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway; darkwing104

I believe 0bama’s crew have said his parents aren’t going to get him out of a desertion charge but they will, it’s why he’s not talking to dad.


21 posted on 06/09/2014 6:35:32 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

1. Bergdahl will never be Court martialed for desertion. At this point, Obama has relieved every senior commander in the U.S. Army who dared to have an opinion other than his, and no officer who values his career would now dare to bring charges on Bergdahl.
2. Bergdahl will remain hospitalized until another “crisis” dominates the MSM news cycle, and then he will be declared 100% disabled due to PTSD as a result of his torture by the Taliban. Staff Sergeant Bergdahl will receive all his back pay and allowances (approx. $300,000), and due to his 100% PTSD disability, he will receive a Medical Retirement from the U.S. Army and live happily ever after on his tax free Staff Sergeant E-6 retirement pay.
3. And, of course, SSG Bergdahl will be awarded a Purple Heart for wounds he received during torture.
4. When Bergdahl comes out of the closet and announces his homosexuality, he will become one of the “Protected” ones and no one will dare to speak ill of him after that.


22 posted on 06/09/2014 6:37:32 PM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war,and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: jazusamo

That will really put paid to his presidency and the Demo-rat party.


23 posted on 06/09/2014 6:41:21 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: nickcarraway
What talking points? He hasn't even talked to his parents.

For the prescreened press questions he'll be asked. The idea is to make him look like a real sad sack and a victim. Libs love victims


24 posted on 06/09/2014 6:43:36 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: jazusamo
Presidential Pardon For Bowe Bergdahl In The Offing?

And while we're at it.. how about a pardon for Charles Manson? /s

25 posted on 06/09/2014 6:47:49 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: jazusamo

democrats=islamists or islamist enablers


26 posted on 06/09/2014 7:00:22 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: jazusamo

They will work tirelessly to assassinate the characters of those who tell the truth about Bergdahl just as they have spent decades smearing McCarthy, and it will work.

Millions will believe their lies because millions always do. They’ve destroyed thousands upon thousands of people over the 20th and 21st century, told and re-told some of the most idiotic lies ever told, and continue to win power and privilege for their effort.

It’s how the Left plays the game and they are good at it.


27 posted on 06/09/2014 7:45:44 PM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: darkwing104

foxnews radio headline thread from FR:

#Bergdahl Already Arrested! Likely Get 20 years, “They Could Still Shoot Him”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3165663/posts

can they if the community organizer-in-chief pardons him? are there limits to the pardons? if not, why not?


28 posted on 06/09/2014 8:12:19 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: PaleoBob

“Taliban Mullah in Chief” Hussein Obama has chosen “Secretary of Defending the Taliban” Hagel to continue to make Grand Bargains with Gitmo Prisoners so that Gitmo can be closed on the last day that all US Military Personnel finally abandon Afghanistan to the Taliban.


29 posted on 06/09/2014 8:16:41 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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