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.
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.