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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Not so. Congress is let in on classified OPs and data all the time.
    Depends on the importance of the data. Sometimes only select committees or individuals get the data.

    When Bush was President he limited highly classified intelligence to 10 key members of congress in fear of leaks.

    Believing that Congress won't leak highly classified intelligence or information is a huge gamble.
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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?
    That makes no sense whatsoever.

    Congress, the media and the US public weren't told because Obama is an idiot who swapped 5 terrorists for 1 military deserter.

    If this idiot really did desert the military in Afghanistan (of all places) I wouldn't give **** for him - they could have offed him for all I'm concerned because this clown - and Obama both deserve a Darwin Award for this one.

    Meanwhile 200+ little Christian girls have been abducted by Islamic extremists and are to be sold on the "black market" and Obama is doing nothing about that.

    Obama's priorities are so ****ed and evil it's absolutely mind-boggling.

    I suppose this is what you get when your only concern is to elect the "first black president."

    A real competent president wouldn't even negotiate with terrorists.

    If I was president and in charge of that situation I would have told those terrorists that if they even harm that man I will kill the 5 terrorists they want plus another 5 if the man isn't released. Sure it's a harsh position but those terrorists were the aggressors.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    BS the Senate Armed Services committee knew in advance of the Bin Laden raid.

    And they kept it to themselves.

    Obama is appealing to the idiots with this latest lie.
    The only idiot is someone that believes one committee is "Congress".
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    Re: Officials: Congress Not Told of Swap Because Taliban Threatened to Kill Bergdahl

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    The only idiot is someone that believes one committee is "Congress".


    Aren't you tired of being lied to ? How about you make it where you're not so easy to manipulate.

    So the Bin Laden raid was known to multiple committees ahead of time ?

    Because I know the Senate Armed Services committee knew about it ahead of time but all those committeees managed to keep it under wraps somehow.

    If this information was so sensitive Obama could have stayed within the law simply by informing the Senate Armed Services committee.

    This latest mitigation is a LIE.

    Stop being so naive.

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

    If there were ANY truth to this Susan Rice would have been blabbering on and on about it last Sunday instead of slobbering over Bergdahl's "distinguished service" record. All this is is narrative 2.0. Narrative 1.0 crashed and burned so now it's time to count on the stupidity of the people and the complacency of the media and give this line of BS a shot.

    If we weren't so conditioned to it already, I'd like to believe this latest whopper from the White House would be met with a little more outrage. I guess it's just what we've come to expect at this point. Every time I come to the conclusion that this administration can't possibly get any more shameless they prove me wrong.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Aren't you tired of being lied to ? How about you make it where you're not so easy to manipulate.

    So the Bin Laden raid was known to multiple committees ahead of time ?

    Because I know the Senate Armed Services committee knew about it ahead of time but all those committeees managed to keep it under wraps somehow.
    Actually you're just wrong.

    The gang of 8 was notified which only included leadership of the parties and the two chairs of the intelligence committees.


    http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB...Document14.pdf

    If this information was so sensitive Obama could have stayed within the law simply by informing the Senate Armed Services committee.
    Not really, the Bin Laden raid was a covert operation and allowed the President to only notify leadership and heads of the intelligence committees. He met the requirements of the law.

    This required a Congressional notification not just key individuals. He would of broke the law if he only notified key leadership.

    Stop being so naive.
    Honestly discussing anything with you is a trial in patience. It's incorrect fact followed by an ad hom attack followed by another incorrect fact.
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    Re: Officials: Congress Not Told of Swap Because Taliban Threatened to Kill Bergdahl

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    OMFG.

    "Let's see . . . what do we have to say to make this go away?" I don't believe it for a moment.

    Is this excuse, then, a reason the president may always act unilaterally? It's bull****.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    OMFG.

    "Let's see . . . what do we have to say to make this go away?" I don't believe it for a moment.

    Is this excuse, then, a reason the president may always act unilaterally? It's bull****.
    This boils down to a signing statement that Obama had previously made in regard to this requirement, in which he contended that the notification requirement was an unconstitutional infringement on his powers and that he therefore could override it.

    And here is the irony. When Bush was in power, he executed many signing statements, which Republicans supported, and Democrats pilloried him for it. Now that Obama is in power, Democrats support his signing statements, while Republicans pillory him for it. What's the difference, you ask? The Party holding the White House at any given time, and that president's detractors. "The Hypocrite Boogie" has always been Washington's theme song.
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    Re: Officials: Congress Not Told of Swap Because Taliban Threatened to Kill Bergdahl

    Simply put, there are people who just absolutely hate the president no matter what he does. Ironically, their hatred, when blatantly displayed, often raises his approval points. No so much that people actually approve of Obama more but mostly because they disapprove of his haters.

    My .02.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Depends on the importance of the data. Sometimes only select committees or individuals get the data.

    When Bush was President he limited highly classified intelligence to 10 key members of congress in fear of leaks.

    Believing that Congress won't leak highly classified intelligence or information is a huge gamble.
    Yes indeed, and there was a committee just for this that he needed to inform, all already in on classified intel and non-leakers.

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