Skip to comments.Clinton Kicks Obama to Curb over Taliban Deal
Posted on 06/04/2014 6:12:20 AM PDT by Resettozero
Clearly distancing herself from Barack Obama as regards exchanging Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five high-level Taliban terrorists, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is making it known she "was personally and intensely involved in the debate over swapping five Taliban commanders for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in 2011 and 2012. But she had severe reservations about the potential deal, and was demanding stricter conditions for the release of the prisoners than what President Obama settled for last week".
It's also now being reported that "Clinton had a framework deal drawn up that was much tougher on the Taliban than what ultimately got done two years later". Given what seems to be an increasingly negative view of the deal that was done and the very real possibility of a run for the presidency in 2016 by Hillary, it's likely Team Hillary has decided to make sure her fingerprints are nowhere near the exchange.
Three former administration officials who were involved in the process told The Daily Beast that Clinton was worried about the ability to enforce the deal and disinclined to trust the Taliban or the Haqqani network in Pakistan, which held Bergdahl until this weekend. Clinton was so concerned, the former officials added, that she may not have even signed off if the negotiations had succeeded.
She was heavily involved from the beginning, she was very skeptical of the arrangement, she was very wary of it, one former administration official said. If we had come to some agreement she perhaps would have backed it, but we never got to that point.
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See my comment #39
I remember that too. I guess she thought it would make her look like an insider who deserves to be president. hillary has proved again she has NO INSTINCTS on foreign affairs.
What I'm wondering about is her being part of any discussions. She doesn't have any official position in gov, appointed or elected. How can she be part of those internal discussions when people who were supposed to be in the loop weren't?
Isn't that shadow government illegal? Was hillary given information she no longer has clearance for? hmmm..........
Ye Ole political finger in the air position.
Hillary tests which way the wind is blowing on this.
I do not think she would have done the deal—she would have listened to the critics. She is a great deal smarter than Obummer.
You get a rope and I’ll find a horse.
This very well could have been their convoluted and evil thought process. I can believe it.
So, the soldiers (or were they Seals) who were not supposed to fight, not supposed to resist in Benghazi, instead DID fulfill their oaths to defend America, and caused the plan to be changed on the fly. Am I closer?
HRC: “I may hate America and want to see it destroyed as much as Obama does, but I’m not stupid enough to be this blatant about it!”
On RKO radio this morning, Jeff Kuhner reported that Barry has been obsessed with the release of these 5 terrorists since taking office.
Hmm I wonder. Obammy made a deal with the devil Stevens for The Obammy 5. Stevens is killed what to do.
Very possible. No telling what else is at the bottom of this RAT hole.
There wasn’t supposed to be a firefight at Benghazi we already know that.
If there had been a one on one exchange Stevens for the bling turd in the turban, there would have been too many questions, too obvious that it was an orchestrated attack with Egyptian govt.
Throw these 5 terrorist in for the hostage/prisoner exchange and the Egyptian govt is off the hook.
Tougher deal? Oh right, Hillary! The terrorists get 2-years of in-country arrest at a luxury hotel in Doha instead of 1-year?
It wouldn’t be Obama making the deal it would be Hillary’s deal, Obama just agreed with it.
No, no, NO!
Hillary, realizing that the Republicans are not going to put up any serious resistance to her coronation, needs a punching bag to show she's tough - AND she needs to not be overidentified with the administration.
SO... She is going to run against Obama.
Watch Chris Matthews, Lanny Davis, and the white WaPo opinion staff - mark my words, Team Clinton is rolling, and if Obama winds up under the bus? Ces't la guerre.
Comrades in a sheit fight what a rush.
You do know that she issued a statement on Monday or so (I haven’t tried to find it again) in which she backed this? She’s now running in the opposite direction.
Yeah but earlier earlier in the week was so long ago..."at this point what difference does it make"