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Out: Bergdahl deal was an Obama triumph. In: Um, Chuck Hagel did it
Human Events ^ | June10, 2014 | John Hayward

Posted on 06/10/2014 6:38:25 AM PDT by don-o

The ever-shifting maze of lies and evasions billowing out of the Obama Administration over the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner exchange hits an astonishing new low, as Obama has apparently decided it’s time to hide under his desk and blame Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel for the whole thing. Thus does a “triumph” become a disaster in the span of less than ten days. By the end of the week, Obama will be claiming he didn’t learn about the Bergdahl swap until he saw people talking about it on a TV news show.

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One of the reasons President Hagel is taking so much heat for this deal is that even Democrats in Congress are anywhere from miffed to furious that they were kept in the dark. That does give them room to distance themselves from the Hagel Administration, which most of them are doing. News reports claim Hagel still has staunch defenders in his caucus, but the only ones who ever seem to get quoted are Sen. Reid, Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Illinois (who’s still running White House talking points from last week, in which all criticism is partisan, and Republicans who criticize the deal are insufficiently concerned about Sgt. Bergdahl’s fate) and Rep. Louise Slaughter, who thinks keeping Congress out of the loop was okay because “I wouldn’t tell 435 people a secret either.” Presumably she draws the line at 90.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bergdahl; bergdahldeal; excuseslist
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1 posted on 06/10/2014 6:38:25 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

Child’s Play — Chuckie did it


2 posted on 06/10/2014 6:39:40 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: don-o

Well, at least this time the community organizer didn’t blame Bush. Let Transgender Chuckie take the heat.


3 posted on 06/10/2014 6:40:37 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: don-o
Repost with links.

Don, you can ask the moderator to correct/add an article link, if necessary.

But, I'll add my comment from the last one:

Obama never misses an opportunity to blame the Republicans. After all, Hagel was a Republican.

4 posted on 06/10/2014 6:41:21 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: don-o

5 posted on 06/10/2014 6:41:49 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Lazamataz; maggief

ping. Again I apologize for flubbing up the other one. We could use a little tweak on the preview function.


6 posted on 06/10/2014 6:42:10 AM 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: don-o
On Harry Truman's Oval Office desk was a sign that read, "The Buck Stops Here".

On Obama's desk is a sign that reads, "The Bus Stops Here".

Leni

7 posted on 06/10/2014 6:44:44 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal

John Hayward has done some fine writing about this.


8 posted on 06/10/2014 6:47:14 AM 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: don-o

Hagel’s titanic ego drove him and his infinitesimal intellect allowed him to fully meld with these traitorous scum. He deserves whatever misery they heap on him - and then some.


9 posted on 06/10/2014 6:47:51 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: don-o

The Emperor has no clothes. The only question is when the media will acknowledge that fact. The most disgusting, lawless, lying, sleazy administration ever, including Grant, Harding and Carter. It doesn’t get any worse than this, except we have to endure two more years of horrible decisions.


10 posted on 06/10/2014 6:50:10 AM PDT by armydawg505
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To: don-o

Staff Sergeant Hagel as Secretary of Defense may be a bit over his head.


11 posted on 06/10/2014 6:50:46 AM PDT by armydawg505
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To: don-o
1. Health in danger1. Health in danger

2. Previously consulted with congress

3. Swiftboating

4. It was an oversight, sorry

5. Platoon full of psychopaths

6. Taliban threated to kill

7. "What difference does it make?"

8. Stockholm Syndrome

9. PTSD 10. No evidence converted to Islam, fraternized with Taliban, and declared jihad

11. Physically abused, confined in cage

12. Racism

13. Moderate Taliban

14. “Raggedy" platoon

15. "No matter what, to leave an American behind in the hands of people who would torture him, cut of his head, do any number of things"

16. Obama broke unconstitutional law (that he signed)

17. Wasn't only soldier to 'walk off' post

18. Only tenuous link to U.S. deaths

19. “PR campaign by Republicans” ... to “muddy the waters”

20. Hagel, NOT Obama, made the final call on #Bergdahl swap, (see also #16)

12 posted on 06/10/2014 6:52:07 AM PDT by maggief
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To: don-o
Initially, billed as the emperor 0bama's sole triumphal accomplishment ....

But when the SHTF ... um ... uh ... um ...... Stand Up Chuck!


13 posted on 06/10/2014 6:53:29 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: don-o

Everything, but everything, but everything, you hear or read from the government (including active duty military people) about this Bergdahl business from now on will be a FABRICATED, BS, LIE...Guaranteed!!!


14 posted on 06/10/2014 6:53:33 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: GoldenPup

Obama was as mad as hell when he heard about this dreadful Hagel decision on the news—and he won’t stand for it!


15 posted on 06/10/2014 6:56:28 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: armydawg505

The media is thinking (collectively) that the republicans are going to bring impeachment charges.

The republican establishment might be stupid, but they’ll never impeach this guy. The media overplayed its hand with the Clinton impeachment, and they are stuck with this guy

This is what they wanted


16 posted on 06/10/2014 6:57:07 AM PDT by stanne
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To: maggief

ALINSKY RULE 8:

“Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new. (Attack, attack, attack from all sides, never giving the reeling organization a chance to rest, regroup, recover and re-strategize.)


17 posted on 06/10/2014 6:57:28 AM PDT by maggief
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To: don-o

So Hagel has been designated to quiet down Feinstein....


18 posted on 06/10/2014 6:58:44 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: don-o
By the end of the week, Obama will be claiming he didn’t learn about the Bergdahl swap until he saw people talking about it on a TV news show.

Glad to see someone at Human Even read m post from five days ago.

http://freerepublic.com/focus/news/3163897/posts?page=6#6

19 posted on 06/10/2014 6:59:10 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: don-o
Democrats were applauding their irrelevance during the "pen and phone" remark at SOTU Speech four short months ago. What exactly did they think was going to happen? Their stupidity knows no bounds.


20 posted on 06/10/2014 7:00:33 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: don-o

Just who IS running the store in D.C.?


21 posted on 06/10/2014 7:01:08 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (I am proud of what America USED TO BE.)
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To: don-o

But soebarkah said he - not Hagel - would do it again if he got the chance.


22 posted on 06/10/2014 7:01:30 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: stanne
The media overplayed its hand with the Clinton impeachment,

Correctly handled, impeachment is THE investigation. It sets wheels in motion - flushes out the chumps who look to save their own skin.

23 posted on 06/10/2014 7:05:37 AM 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: don-o

So .... why wasn’t Hagel running the Rose Garden ceremony then? Oh, that’s right .... Obama has a case of narcissism that precludes giving any credit to those REALLY responsible for decisions someone else makes (Hagel? .... yeah, riiiiight) unless and until they go bad like this cr@p weasel traitorous negotiating with terrorists for a deserter. Another whopper LIE we’re supposed to choke down and say “thank you so much - more please” from the cowardly fop in the WH.


24 posted on 06/10/2014 7:05:41 AM PDT by Qiviut (Obama: A Caesar at home & a Chamberlain abroad, dividing the country & uniting the world against us.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

Yeah, I guess Chuck, much like his buddy Senator McVain, is finding out bipartisanship and reaching across the aisle isn’t all that great after all. I wonder if there are any DC area dry cleaners who specialize in removing bus tire track marks off of suits. I think Chuck will need their services soon.


25 posted on 06/10/2014 7:06:49 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: dowcaet

Doesn’t Hagel testify this week?


26 posted on 06/10/2014 7:07:45 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Uncle Chip

Mental midget UpChuck as SecDef is not authorized to make any of these decisions EXCEPT at the bidding of der Fuehrer.

They’ve effectively said that Hagel broke the law by deciding on and implementing this without consulting congress, which he has not authority to do anyway. Throw him in a dark prison hole so he can never come back to Nebraska, we don’t want him back.

It’s another incredible lie from an administration and party with no credibility other than the credentials of avowed anti-constitutional socialists.


27 posted on 06/10/2014 7:08:38 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: ken5050
Doesn’t Hagel testify this week?

Tomorrow.

28 posted on 06/10/2014 7:08:54 AM 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: ken5050

Yes he does. Won’t that be fun. Hegel isn’t exactly known for his eloquence.


29 posted on 06/10/2014 7:09:06 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: don-o

Obama let’s five terrorist bigwigs go, and now there are attacks on the main airport in Pakistan and Al-Qaeda is taking over cities in Iraq.

The Democrat Party hitched their wagon to Obama and the dumbass has pulled them over a cliff.
EVERY terrorist attack now belongs to the Democrat Party.


30 posted on 06/10/2014 7:12:12 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: don-o

I don’t see how anyone in govt can handle anything correctly even if they were equipped to do so, which only two of them are, with the media running thing- which they do


31 posted on 06/10/2014 7:19:03 AM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

I propose that Boehner be ousted and Allen West installed as Speaker of the House. That is hope and change I can believe in.


32 posted on 06/10/2014 7:22:05 AM 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: don-o

I lost that great post. I’m not recreating it. :(


33 posted on 06/10/2014 7:26:07 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: MinuteGal

grin


34 posted on 06/10/2014 7:27:19 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi or Atty General Holder, who brought more guns to Mexico?)
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To: maggief

Good list and spot on. That’s exactly the growing litany of excuses.


35 posted on 06/10/2014 7:33:47 AM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: maggief

Again....excellent list you’re keeping, maggief. Keep up the good work!


36 posted on 06/10/2014 7:35:54 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: don-o

Profiles in Courage; the 0bama edition.


37 posted on 06/10/2014 7:39:00 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: don-o; MinuteGal
Here's my take on how this will ultimately play out:

1) The "Hagel decided" thing will come down to the press misunderstanding / misreporting what was meant. It will turn out that Hagel decided not to tell Congress, not that he decided the release. That insulates Øbama from the legal exposure. The Chuckster goes under the bus.

2) That Bergdahl was indeed a traitor. There are fringe reports in the news now that the search parties had "shoot on sight" orders. It will turn out that Bowe gave material aid to the Tali-man, teaching about IED's, etc. To his defense, dad will say that his son just wanted to protect the poor peasants from the big, bad army.

3) and because of 2, Øbama thought it was definitely worthwhile to trade 5 not-so-bad-guys-after-all. Already we're hearing reports they were just provincial officials, political, not military. Barry thought is a good trade to give them up for the more dangerous turncoat so that ...

4) Øbama can bring a traitor to justice as part of his grand wrap-up of "the just war."

I impart no sense of truth to the above, it is just the way I see the reporting headed. The 10 days of lies will be passed off as necessary stalling tactics while the gubermint sorted things out, get the debrief from Bowe, etc. and it was all in the name of national security.

38 posted on 06/10/2014 7:39:36 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi or Atty General Holder, who brought more guns to Mexico?)
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To: NonValueAdded

What if Bowe has indeed gone full Muslim? I think there is a very good chance that is the case and explains perhaps why he has not communicated with Mom and Dad.

For all his foibles, I believe that Dad is still a Christian. This was asserted by associates of his who claimed to have recently spoken with him.


39 posted on 06/10/2014 7:55:56 AM 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: don-o

I hope the DoD has swords earmarked on its budget. Ol’ Chuck may need one to fall on.


40 posted on 06/10/2014 8:05:18 AM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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To: rrstar96
The Associated Press ‏@AP 6m

BREAKING: Durbin: Bergdahl deal reached day before prisoner swap, US learned location hour before pickup.

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Little Dick trying to get in on the act.

41 posted on 06/10/2014 8:09:59 AM 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: Servant of the Cross
"But when the SHTF...um...uh...um...Stand Up Chuck"

Retro...fits in perfectly...and funny!

Leni

42 posted on 06/10/2014 8:46:34 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal

Very kind of you to notice and comment! Thank you.


43 posted on 06/10/2014 9:55:11 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Stand Up Chuck!

Best gaffe ever - still makes me chuckle...

44 posted on 06/10/2014 10:03:16 AM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Apparently, the republicans do agree. They are not doing anything to stop the usurper's takeover of the U. S.

God help us!!!

45 posted on 06/10/2014 10:19:52 AM PDT by Know et al (Keep on Freepin'!!!)
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To: don-o

That is why every Democrat administration has a token Republican in it.


46 posted on 06/10/2014 1:06:28 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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