Skip to comments.AP: Congress not told of swap because Taliban threatened to kill him if agreement was leaked.
Posted on 06/05/2014 10:02:10 AM PDT by sunmars
Just Breaking on AP wires.......I have heard it all now.......lies lies and more lies.
That is Triceratops sh**, and appropriately so... Because Obama is at the HORNS of a dilemma.
I’ve not read one response from Freepers about this. I will add my voice, however, to what I know is the growing chorus.
I DON’T BELIEVE IT!
This administration is replete with insane people (as if the butt-licking media). Liberalism is truly a mental disorder. I guess that’s why the misguided idiot LIBs closed mental hospitals in the 60’s & 70’s...they feared being placed in them for the rest of their worthless lives.
Like the Taliban could give a Cr@p about leaking this deal. LOL!
These clowns must really think the American People are the dumbest people on earth.
But then we did elect Obozo... TWICE!
What do you mean “we”, paleface?
Yep, it is BS. They kept him alive for FIVE years and on the brink of a trade they threaten to kill him? I’m not buying it. He was their only card.
what a crock of shit...LIES, LIES AND MORE LIES...they don’t know how NOT to lie!
OMG, what a lame ass claim.
You mean to say they would have sacrificed the five generals because of a leak?
Wow this Obozo truth squad has reached an incompetence of incredible proportions.
I thought you preferred brunettes???
You know, I have to imagine that it might have been better to allow Usama bin Laden to remain in play, rather than to allow this current administration to continue its destructive agenda...
But hey, as long as the 49% of stooped citizens, and non-citizens of this country support this imbecilic, amateurish elected caste of clowns...
And they won re-election on their formula...
We deserve exactly this situation...
Of course they do...We are stoopid, lazy and unable to defeat liberalism and the socialist handlers behind the countries decline domestically and internationally...
If we cannot get the leaderships’ foot off the gas peddle, we will see a continued decline...Only it’ll hit the ground a little faster than we anticipate...
We really are stupid. Look who we elected.
So first it is a 5 for 1 “prisoner of war” swap, and now it is that the terrorist thugs were going to murder him. So I guess it was kidnapping for a ransom plain and simple all along and we succumbed to paying the ransom. Or even worse. Queue the Somali pirates next. Sheesh, what a mess...
no matter. The media won’t challenge them so they can say it was a message from God or allah, Yoda or Spock that gives them the authority and the Times will praise Obama for his cross planetary cooperation.
And Obama actually believed the Taliban would kill the guy, thus giving up their best chance to have the five Very Bad Guys released from Gitmo?
He didn’t think they were bluffing?
He thinks we’ll believe that?
If we had a real President such as President Reagan, he would have respond in kind. He would have said if by some unfortunate accident our “soldier” is not returned to us alive, we will send your 5 generals back about 3 minutes before we nuke half of your country.
If we wait till his term is done, then we deserve what we get. He can do a lot more damage in 2 years.
Bergdahl was not the only traitor collaborating with the Taliban...
That's going to be Obama's excuse? "The Taliban made me break the law!"
So up to that point, they had not threatened his life ?
My Congressman is ready. It is up to Boehner.
Well I bet someone in congress might have objected to trading 5 top level terrorist and Talaban leaders for a naive deserter and possible traitor.
That was the point of congressional oversight so that Obama doesn’t make bonehead trades like this with our assets.
Not saying we shouldn’t have gone after the american being held prisoners, we just shouldn’t have given up 5 far more valuable prisoners in for this guy. You trade a private for a private, not 5 generals for a traitor.
We should have sent our men in to track down theses terrorist and the trait or because we really need to capture them anyway.
Can we still go back to Qatar and recapture theses terrorist?
What makes you think the US Govt wants to “recapture” these jihadists? They wanted to cut them loose, Bergdahl was the vehicle to do it.
“Oh, if his life was at stake then by all means ignore the Constitution, go around Congress and keep it all a secret.”
That was a fairly lame excuse, this man’s life has been at stake for the last 5 years as terrorist have the some what immoral habit of beheading their prisoners.
We needed to kill or capture theses terrorist not give them 5 of their top leaders back in exchange for a nobody deserter.
Seriously im starting to see a pattern here that indicates Not only does Obama not have the first clue about economics he doesn’t even understand the underlining prisnsables of fair trading(which your not suppose to do with terrorist period). If we meet Obama someone should offer to sell him a cup of water for 50 dollars. Obama would probably think its a steal.
“What makes you think the US Govt wants to recapture these jihadists? They wanted to cut them loose, Bergdahl was the vehicle to do it.”
your right about that, although there is something to be said for finding out what they know. Still its hard to to balance with the fact that we then have to hang on to them/.
My Congressman IS Boehner. Tell your Congressman not to hold his breath.
I think it was the other way around. Obama told the Taliban that if they leaked the swap, there would be no deal.
Taliban was going to kill who?
They can serve me a shit sandwich but they can’t make me eat it LOL! I bet the liberals still take a nice bite out of it despite knowing that it’s basically a sandwich made with shit.
Nice country we’re living in. Gag!
“Really are they seriously going to try and peddle this pile of bullcrap.....story changes by the minute.”
Seems like! They’ve always had success by waiting it out — and/or using distraction — until their previous BS faded down the short-term memory hole.
But now, everything is hitting them fast and furious...ha, ha...and now they’ve lost the luxury of time because the tsunami is fast approaching!
You can almost hear them collectively thinking “WTF!!!”
“That was the point of congressional oversight so that Obama doesnt make bonehead trades like this with our assets.”
Laws and such don’t apply to them. We know that and even the LIVs are starting to get a halfway clue.
I’ll never believe this was done for any other reason than they wanted to release the terrorists and get a twofer by appealing to our patriotism and being heroes. They really believed we would see them that way, and you don’t share hero status with anyone.
Just look at how the stage was set for them to pull this off — a non disclosure order in place....the Rose Garden appearance with the parents to tug at our heart strings....the hometown hero parade with handmade signs, American flags, ribbons...sending the liar rice out there to call the treasonous b*****d a hero...hillary sent out to get her supporters on board....on and on.
They never counted on the blowback they’re getting, and they’re dumbfounded by it. Idiots.
“Can we still go back to Qatar and recapture theses terrorist?”
We have the ability, but we’ve been ordered by the terrorists to stand down.
They will keep changing the story until people either believe them (which will be amazing) or until they go on to the next National Enquirer story.
The poster was making a general statement and I responded by giving a general answer; not too hard to comprehend unless your sensibilities were offended which explains your answer I guess.
That's just what I was thinking today. Stupid citizens are easier to control and fool. And the politicians have done a superb job of dumbing the population down.
Yep and his track record of late has not been that good. I’m from ID - I’m sure mine would also.
They crack open a bud (kill the deserter) and hopefully post a youtube video of themselves doing it --- in return, WE finish off the rest of the six-pack (the five who would have been traded).
I know, I know...I should be President. Or a national security adviser at least...
Congress was not told so that they could claim ignorance in the coming elections - otherwise, they would have had to speak out. Just my opinion, but the leadership had to know.
It would have been better to give them the million bucks in 2009 as the US dollar doesn’t buy half what it used to, while terrorists hold their value so long as they are warm and breathing and can still fight.
But we could trust congress with the OBL raid info well before it happened. . .
Senate Intelligence Committee would have gone and informed the Taliban right away if they were briefed?