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    Re: Officials: Congress Not Told of Swap Because Taliban Threatened to Kill Bergdahl

    A prisoner exchange was discussed with Congress two years ago. They made their opinion known then and that is all they are entitled to as this is an Executive decision. For those of you with the view that military operations should be run by Congressional committee; get a Constitutional amendment.

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    Re: Officials: Congress Not Told of Swap Because Taliban Threatened to Kill Bergdahl

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    A prisoner exchange was discussed with Congress two years ago. They made their opinion known then and that is all they are entitled to as this is an Executive decision. For those of you with the view that military operations should be run by Congressional committee; get a Constitutional amendment.
    Wrong on the law, wrong on policy, wrong on the Congressional role. Otherwise, not bad.
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    Re: Officials: Congress Not Told of Swap Because Taliban Threatened to Kill Bergdahl

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    A prisoner exchange was discussed with Congress two years ago. They made their opinion known then and that is all they are entitled to as this is an Executive decision. For those of you with the view that military operations should be run by Congressional committee; get a Constitutional amendment.
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    Re: Officials: Congress Not Told of Swap Because Taliban Threatened to Kill Bergdahl

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    A prisoner exchange was discussed with Congress two years ago. They made their opinion known then and that is all they are entitled to as this is an Executive decision. For those of you with the view that military operations should be run by Congressional committee; get a Constitutional amendment.
    Wrong, Obama broke the law.

    He disagreed with it ( he signed the damn thing ) and ignored it.

    He gets a pass from the usual suspects and partisan hacks but that doesn't justify his actions.

    Why do YOU think he broke the law ?
    Bergdahl was sick ? They were going to kill him ?

    Because the Obama administration needed a foreign policy win to bump the VA story ?

    Or to return 5 Taliban leaders back to their terrorist buddies ?

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    Re: Officials: Congress Not Told of Swap Because Taliban Threatened to Kill Bergdahl

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Wrong, Obama broke the law.

    He disagreed with it ( he signed the damn thing ) and ignored it.

    He gets a pass from the usual suspects and partisan hacks but that doesn't justify his actions.

    Why do YOU think he broke the law ?
    Bergdahl was sick ? They were going to kill him ?

    Because the Obama administration needed a foreign policy win to bump the VA story ?

    Or to return 5 Taliban leaders back to their terrorist buddies ?
    If you disagree that this portion of the law constitutes a violation of the separation of powers then you can take it up with the Supreme Court.

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    Re: Officials: Congress Not Told of Swap Because Taliban Threatened to Kill Bergdahl

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    If you disagree that this portion of the law constitutes a violation of the separation of powers then you can take it up with the Supreme Court.
    Which is an issue as to whether or not the law is constitutional or not

    Obama doesn't have the power to legally declare a law unconstitutional and have it removed from the books. He can CLAIM it is,but it remains the law despite his claim. His actions violates the law. That is pretty much fact. The QUESTION is whether or not it was a justified violation due to the law being unconstitutional. But there is no question that he acted in violation of the law.

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    Re: Officials: Congress Not Told of Swap Because Taliban Threatened to Kill Bergdahl

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    If you disagree that this portion of the law constitutes a violation of the separation of powers then you can take it up with the Supreme Court.
    Huh ?

    If Obama disagreed with the provisions of the law why on earth did he sign it ?

    Is anyone personally responsible for their actions in Liberal Land ?

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    Re: Officials: Congress Not Told of Swap Because Taliban Threatened to Kill Bergdahl

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Congress not told of swap because Taliban threatened to kill Bergdahl if it leaked
    This news is just now breaking and this is all the info on it now. If this is true, does this change the situation a lot or anything?
    As far as I know the Taliban wasn't even behind this and some "Islamic mafia" was behind it...

    IMO, It would make ZERO sense to kill an asset - especially since they got what they wanted.

    The way this whole thing played out was basically retarded.

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    Re: Officials: Congress Not Told of Swap Because Taliban Threatened to Kill Bergdahl

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Congress not told of swap because Taliban threatened to kill Bergdahl if it leaked
    This news is just now breaking and this is all the info on it now. If this is true, does this change the situation a lot or anything?
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    Re: Officials: Congress Not Told of Swap Because Taliban Threatened to Kill Bergdahl

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Huh ? If Obama disagreed with the provisions of the law why on earth did he sign it ?
    Presidents have issued signing statements for 192 years for that purpose.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Obama doesn't have the power to legally declare a law unconstitutional and have it removed from the books. He can CLAIM it is,but it remains the law despite his claim. His actions violates the law. That is pretty much fact. The QUESTION is whether or not it was a justified violation due to the law being unconstitutional. But there is no question that he acted in violation of the law.
    The President takes an oath to uphold the Constitution not every law the Legislative branch pumps out regardless of its constitutionality. Whether or not his actions violate an unconstitutional law is irrelevant.
    Last edited by Napoleon; 06-08-14 at 11:33 PM.

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