Skip to comments.New excuse for not notifying Congress of Taliban 5 swap: Decision made day before
Posted on 06/10/2014 10:22:39 AM PDT by maggief
How many excuses has the White House produced for not complying with the statutory requirement to notify and consult with Congress before releasing detainees from Gitmo? Weve had enough to get to the point where theyre recycling the older ones. First we heard that there wasnt enough time to notify Congress, followed by a claim that Bowe Bergdahls health was so bad he could have been dead within days. When that didnt work, the White House then claimed that the Taliban threatened to kill Bergdahl if the deal leaked, which no one bought, and so were back to the we-had-no-time excuse. Take it away, Dick Durbin:
The Obama administration only finalized the exchange of the last remaining U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo a day before the June 1 swap, a top Democratic lawmaker said Tuesday. He said American officials didnt learn the pickup location for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl until an hour ahead of time.
Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2-ranked Democrat, presented the timeline as an explanation for why President Barack Obama didnt inform Congress 30 days before the deal. Republicans and some Democrats have sharply criticized the president for failing to notify them and claim he broke the law. Obama says he acted legally.
They knew a day ahead of time the transfer was going to take place, Durbin told reporters in the Capitol, where military officials briefed the Senate Armed Services Committee behind closed doors. They knew an hour ahead of time where it was going to take place.
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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.)
1. 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) 21. The Taliban Five aren't as bad as you think, three were governors
22. Decision made day before
Maybe a million p**d-off veterans need to March on Washington.
just an idle thought..
"I loved the IRS material on the Tea Party.
As before, I have your back, my beloved King."
THIS needs to be hammered as fact every single time we hear the Praetorian Media attempt to float this turd excuse.
Benghazi lies, the redo.
DeathCare lies, the redo
IRS lies, the redo.
NSA lies, the redo.
Fast and Furious lies, the redo
VA lies, the redo.
and the list goes on.
Very good work there. It would be really nice if Rush, etc. picked up on your list.
“We couldn’t notify congress because we made the decision rashly and let the Taliban set the location the day before. They insisted on this so they would have the option of setting a trap for us and we wouldn’t have the same option. Of course, we agreed to this, considering the urgency of the president’s need to get the VA scandal off the news. If we had to do it all again, we would do it exactly the same way or perhaps even more stupidly.”
They would just be a target of opportunity for the regime and an excuse for more draconian actions.
What needs to happen is that enough of We The American People need to DEFY, REFUSE and RESIST every single decree and “law” from the Feds under Obama. They no longer represent us, they represent an enemy hellbent on our destruction. So we refuse to comply.
That will force them to act against those who dare resist - which is the hallmark of every tyrant in history.
Then we are justified to do what is necessary to defend ourselves.
Keep hammering the truth against the lie.
Some dog ate his list of fellow islamists. He became confused.
Add to the list:
Exec take-over of energy policy lies - the do over and over again.
That really does show the baloney. Your list is very effective.
Then the WH constructed a deal that was in violation of the law. I think there may be another law that process violates.
How is this:
DON’T MAKE DEALS WITH ILLEGAL TERMS!
Can I be any clearer?
Now, who is going to be punished?
Probably you, if the IRS finds out who you really are.
Obama wanted to notify members of congress and the Senate but no one in the White House knew where they were located or if they really existed.
They had heard about congress, and some had even read about congress in old history books. But no one in the administration has actually seen, heard or talked to anyone from congress.
Many younger members of the administration don’t think congress is actually real. They think it is something like Valhalla or Pandæmonium or Xanadu.
Wow. Good list. We get nothing but excuses and lies from progressives.
One, how fast your list is growing. And two, how outrageous the excuses are.
We should start a FR pool. Guess what number “climate change” will be on Maggie's list. Because sooner or later Obama will try to blame this fiasco on climate change. Bergdahl’s tent was too hot, or something like that.
The list is big!
I guess if the smear-masters can’t blame Bush or the weather (and there is no reasonable way they could blame Bush/weather), they’re lost.
No, I didn’t. Honest... I ran out of gas. I... I had a flat tire. I didn’t have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn’t come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake. A terrible flood. Locusts! IT WASN’T MY FAULT, I SWEAR TO GOD!
Above the law at all times so what is anyone going to do about it.
NOTHING so suck it up.
And it takes how long to e-mail or text message every congressman and senator?
Doesn’t matter...the law is the law.