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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".
    Except that's how congressional notification works with classified matters. You might want to start on that crow now.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Except that's how congressional notification works with classified matters. You might want to start on that crow now.
    I don't see how any of this could have or should have been "classified" we swapped prisoners in WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam not to mention Iraq and it was all public information.

    Barack "Mr. Transparency" Obama did this behind the backs of the American people..... The people should have known about this exchange before it happened, and the only thing that makes this "top secret" is the fact Obama traded 5 terrorists for 1 military dissenter.

    The funny part is this is exactly what Peanut Boy Carter would have done.

    So now we have 5 terrorists that are obviously plotting their next attack by now all so we can reprimand a US soldier....

    What type of trade is that?

    I wouldn't even call this a trade I would call it a gift to terrorists.

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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?
    So wait, the Taliban threatened to kill Bergdahl if the White House leaked the details of a trade that the White House already told the Washington Post about nearly 4 months ago and had twice been presented to Congress (and rejected) in the last few years?

    It was not a secret trade. It was just a dangerously stupid trade that everyone told the President not to make.
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    Re: Officials: Congress Not Told of Swap Because Taliban Threatened to Kill Bergdahl

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    So wait, the Taliban threatened to kill Bergdahl if the White House leaked the details of a trade that the White House already told the Washington Post about 2 months ago and has twice been presented to congress (and rejected) over the last few years?

    Seriously... how stupid does ABC News look right now?
    The trade itself wasnt leaked. "the Obama administration has decided to try to resume talks with the Taliban and sweeten an offer to trade Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for the Army sergeant, current and former officials said."

    All the link said was the administration is "trying to resume talks". Nothing about if a deal was reached, etc.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    The funny part is this is exactly what Peanut Boy Carter would have done.
    I'm guessing that you are rudely referring to former President Jimmy Carter here. I'm so sick of terms such as "Ronnie Raygun" that lower the discourse bar.

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

    Anyone remember the movie called " The Beast " ?

    Its about a Russian soldier that wound up with the Mujahadeen in Afghanistan.

    The similarities between this and that Movie are striking

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    The trade itself wasnt leaked. "the Obama administration has decided to try to resume talks with the Taliban and sweeten an offer to trade Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for the Army sergeant, current and former officials said."

    All the link said was the administration is "trying to resume talks". Nothing about if a deal was reached, etc.
    Read you own OP, how about? If the Taliban was threatening to kill Bergdahl if the WH revealed the terms of the release then Bergdahl would already be dead because the details of the trade the happened have been widely known for years.

    FFS, DS, the trade that happened was requested by the Taliban, and presented to F-ing Congress. It wasn't a secret so there is no reason for them to keep it a secret. The White House is lying to you.

    Also, this doesn't really help Obama's story, or Diplomatic image, if it is true that he was strong armed into a bad deal by some animals in a stone hut in Afghanistan.
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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?
    If the law stated the President had to make it publicly known I'd say it'd change the situation. But it's not. He has to alert congress. There's no more guarantee that Congress would've leaked this information than there was that someone in the Administration would've leaked it...it's hardly been an air tight 6 years.

    Violating the law in response to a threat doesn't change that it's a violation of the law. I'd possibly be understandable if the threat by the Taliban was "don't tell congress" (in which case I'm wondering why our foreign policy is function off such a weak platform that we're kowtowing to a debately terrorist regime's threats demanding we break our own laws). But that wasn't the threat. The law could've been followed without the threat coming to fruition. This is an excuse, not a legitimate reason, at first glance.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Read you own OP, how about?
    I did. Point being?

    If the Taliban was threatening to kill Bergdahl if the WH revealed the terms of the release then Bergdahl would already be dead because the details of the trade the happened have been widely known for years.
    But they didnt release the terms of the release until after the release. They didnt release the date, the deal, etc, until after the release itself.


    FFS, DS, the trade that happened was requested by the Taliban, and presented to F-ing Congress. It wasn't a secret so there is no reason for them to keep it a secret. The White House is lying to you.
    It wasnt a secret that we were negotiating. The agreement and all the details however were a secret.
    Hell before all this happened the GOP was all over this trying to get him home.

    Also, this doesn't really help Obama's story, or Diplomatic image, if it is true that he was strong armed into a bad deal by some animals in a stone hut in Afghanistan.
    He was "strong armed"?


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

    What a sad excuse of an attempt to deflect attention from this abortion of a decision. Again.

    What a clown.

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