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.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
She’s lying. She released some statement earlier in the week that said she approved of this mess. Now that the proverbial s*** has hit the fan, she’s covering her immense fanny.
Wasn’t it just yesterday she said Bergdahl was an honorable soldier?
The administration has already said they have been working on this deal for 3 years.
At this point, she can Monday-morning Quarterback & say anything she pleases.
No way to find out the truth.
Hillary held her finger in the air.
But she still would have done it.
And the msm will run to cover this lying creep.
She knows those five killers will kill again and may haunt her in the future.
This is all blow up in her face.
And three years ago - puts all this squarely in the purview of Herself, Madame Benghazi, the Cold & Joyless. Herself HAD to have been in the loop then, unless she was out drunk again, with her “mind in a blender, she just can’t remember” as her fallback position.
Methinks Madame Benghazi is in middle stages of memory loss caused by dipsomania.
Shillary has already stated that she would have made the same deal to return American soldiers.
So, EFF OFF, Shillary!
Aah.... what difference does it make?
Meanwhile the VA scandal, the IRS scandal, Obamacare and the nteenth other scandals are off the front page. The MSM is going to milk this just long enough to make everyone forget about everything else.
Then off to the next shiny object.
That was the subject of the meeting she had recently with obama.
She wanted all the terrorist prisoners released prior to her running for president. This is but step 1.
There are several questions to be answered here. First, who in the administration has been working three years on this? They evidently don’t talk to the CIA or Pentagon....or they would have known of massive issues connected to this. Who is the guy who talks to no one but the Taliban and the White House?
Second, if you have all this expertise in negotiation....why can’t you get that Marine out of Mexico? Couldn’t we offer a 100,000 of the illegals held in US prisons...for that one guy in Mexico?
Third, it just seems odd....but what else are you secretly negotiating on....without telling the senate? Do we need a full-time senate staff within the White House....just to figure out things like this ahead of time?
Fourth....if anyone had asked the Army why he was never listed as a POW...it would have made sense to do absolutely nothing? So are we to assume....the Army never said anything to the White House about this nutjob and how he walked away from his post?
Just my humble view....but this is stuff you’d expect out of a AAA-league baseball management staff. Stuff from rookies without any idea of what they were doing. Is that the team in the White House after six years?
You can help with that by posting some threads that keep the other stuff on OUR front page.
Hillary is a Democrat, therefore she lies as naturally as she breathes.
I’m willing to bet Ambassador Stevens was the one that was supposed to be taken hostage and traded for these 5 terrorist and probably other terrorist too.
And add to your list...
Skedaddles off to Poland for...what?
Is she not just a citizen right now? She’s no longer SOS or a Senator, why would she have any say in this? Does the President regularly consult with citizens over these matters?
The msm is moving their air support from Obama to Hillary.
A-ball, or even a developmental league.
She was for the swap, before she was against it.
Which Hillary is which? Perhaps she really is suffering from brain damage?
From article: “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”.
So Hillary was “all-in” on the deal. That’s what this article says, effectively. She just wanted some “stricter conditions” on the 5 prisoners.
Dear, Lawd, help us from these stupid people.
In other words, she was for it before she was against it.
She was against it before she was for it...
Obomba hustled Hillary on CBS' 60 Minutes to gaze in adoration, after Hill's arrogant dismissal of the Benghazi massacre before Congress. I thought sure Obama was gonna give 'er a B/J on broadcast tv....he was THAT grateful.
Ummmmmm.....and Hillary's slapdown is so harsh on those "nice friendly" terrorists. I guess Hillary "forgot" she and Bill employed a terrorist.
BACKSTORY Billy Boy Clinton was grinning like a simpering fool at the annual meeting of the tax-exempt "Clinton Global Initiative Foundation"....even Boobomba was there hugging Billy like they were old pals.....all in the wake of the bombshell news that:
<><> the tax-exempt Clinton Global Initiative Foundation uses shady financing;
<><> the tax-exempt Clinton Global Initiative had employed an active Muzzie terrorist named Gehad el-Haddad (Gehad is Farsi for "jihad")
Gehad also knows how the Muslim Brotherhood launders money to finance terrorism, using "tax-exempt foundations."
Ut, oh----Hillary had a "premature enunciation" (snark).
Hillary Clinton Calls Benghazi Biggest Regret as Secretary of State
wall street journal, 4/23/14 / FR Posted by Sub-Driver
BOSTON Hillary Clinton reiterated Wednesday that her darkest time as secretary of state was the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Mrs. Clinton, in a speech to more than 3,000 people at a womens leadership conference here, called the attack and loss of lives very, very painful and certainly the biggest regret that I have as secretary of state.
Hillary noted that she had taken responsibility for security at the diplomatic outpost, where Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans died, and had pledged to do everything she could to ensure a similar tragedy wont happen again. (Excerpt) Read more at blogs.wsj.com ...
I agree. This was their second bite at the apple of freeing muslim terrorists after the first try was disrupted by Woods and Doherty. Expect more as the sands of time run out on this administration. Jarrett, Obama, Rice, Power and the rest of the muzzie-symps will want to free as many as they can before they have to vacate the WH.
how tough could the deal be? not tough enough... the fact is, they are free... no deal could hinder that once the exchange was made...
This is all blow up in her face.
i hope you are right! i hope this blows up in her face... she is such a liar...
LOL. She was for the deal before she was against it:
The dems praising Peanuts Carter right before Benghazi is a “FACT” about Benghazi which can’t be ignored.
Obama hasn’t talked to Peanuts once since his election in 2008 because early on repubs compared him to Peanuts Carter and with Obama we were getting Peanuts second term.
For 4 years Obama didn’t want to be associated with Peanuts in any shape form or fashion, so why praise Peanuts at the dem convention so he would be compared to Peanuts?
Here’s what I believed happened.
Hillary and Obama planned the attack in Benghazi and Stevens’ was supposed to be taken hostage.
Hillary could do what she does best and play ignorant claiming the attack was “spontaneous” because of a video.
Nobody above the level of idiot would believe the “spontaneous” lie so naturally Stevens being taken hostage would be compared to Peanuts and the Iranian hostage crisis.
Obama wasn’t supposed to win the election so his loss could be blamed on “racist republican dirty tricks” and “republicans collaborating with the terrorist to make Obama look like Peanuts Carter”.
Obama being lame duck releases terrorist to get Stevens back, but he isn’t released until Romney takes office giving Hillary an “October Surprise II” to use against Romney for 4 years until her run for president in 2016.
Republicans end up getting blamed for collaborating with terrorist.
The weapons Hillary and Obama were giving to the terrorist can be blamed on republicans since the terrorist “took” the weapons in the attack planned by republicans.
5 or more terrorist being released on the world would also be blamed on republicans.
After 4 years of nonstop terrorist attacks all because Romney and the republicans collaborated with terrorist to make Obama look like Peanuts Carter, Hillary would be a walk-in for president in 2016.
So, Hilliary was negotiating with terrorists too...ok - I believe *that*.
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.