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

    The excuse is that they extorted him into trading 5 top terrorists for 1 soldier...and now they are actually making the claim the reason they broke the law is because the Taliban threatened him? Yeah...it changes things a LITTLE bit. It makes him look even MORE like an impotent little bitch.

    If of course you actually believe their excuse. Which I dont.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I'd say it was. Maybe they planted a Trojan Horse.
    What good will it do when BO lost his one Taliban leader who he was trying to get Peace talks going with the Taliban? Now that he has come up missing in the UAE. Or now that the Taliban has their men back and they still now wont come to the Negotiating table.

    We have no people in Qatar talking with their people.

    The New Afghan government was kept in the dark on this too. Which even this new President of their told BO he would sign the agreement that Karzai wouldn't. This lets BO keep 9800 of people there and keeps us there for another decade.

    Why is BO negotiating with 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?
    First of all it looks like the article associated with this link has been removed.

    Secondly, why would the Taliban threaten to kill their only hostage knowing some of their brethren are still detained at Gitmo?

    Better yet, why would Obama fall for this blackmail when he obviously has the upper hand.

    If the Taliban's only hostage is killed, they would have no more bargaining power to have the five captives at Gitmo released.

    It just doesn't make sense.
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    Re: Officials: Congress Not Told of Swap Because Taliban Threatened to Kill Bergdahl

    Quote Originally Posted by votemout View Post
    Changes nothing and is only being told about to protect the now criminal president.
    That has got to be the shortest article ever, which just screams BS.
    You have so much information I wonder who gives it to you? Oh yeah you just make things up because you hate having THIS MAN as YOUR PRESIDENT.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Just means the President is an idiot who can't figure out a simple thing like informing congress without the enemy finding out. The excuse doesn't sound at all real.
    No it means he knows there are members of Congress who hate him more than they love the country and would leak it because they have done things like that in the past.

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    Officials: Congress Not Told of Swap Because Taliban Threatened to Kill Bergd...

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    First of all it looks like the article associated with this link has been removed.

    Secondly, why would the Taliban threaten to kill their only hostage knowing some of their brethren are still detained at Gitmo?

    Better yet, why would Obama fall for this blackmail when he obviously has the upper hand.

    If the Taliban's only hostage is killed, they would have no more bargaining power to have the five captives at Gitmo released.

    It just doesn't make sense.
    Well, I don't think the Taliban is quite as concerned with having their members killed as the U.S. is with having their citizens killed. The Taliban has freaking suicide bombers! Also, I'm pretty sure the Taliban have a bunch more American hostages (POWs) than just this guy.

    That said, you never, ever negotiate with terrorists like President Osama did.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Sababa View Post
    You have so much information I wonder who gives it to you? Oh yeah you just make things up because you hate having THIS MAN as YOUR PRESIDENT.
    Comon, this administration is blatantly incompetent - now there's a case to be made for blatant incompetence if no serious damage is done, and so far it's just a lot of smaller incompetency and lies. You know quantity over quality.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Comon, this administration is blatantly incompetent - now there's a case to be made for blatant incompetence if no serious damage is done, and so far it's just a lot of smaller incompetency and lies. You know quantity over quality.
    Yeah, and then when it says some official who leaked this or that but demanded anonymity. Yet works for BO's team.

    One just wonders what is always being leaked out.....huh Ockham.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Well, I don't think the Taliban is quite as concerned with having their members killed as the U.S. is with having their citizens killed. The Taliban has freaking suicide bombers! Also, I'm pretty sure the Taliban have a bunch more American hostages (POWs) than just this guy.

    That said, you never, ever negotiate with terrorists like President Osama did.
    My point is why would the Taliban risk not having their five detainees at Gitmo released by killing their only US military hostage? If the threat was made It had to be hollow.

    Who would fall for that?

    I'll give you a hint, it wasn't Bush.
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    Re: Officials: Congress Not Told of Swap Because Taliban Threatened to Kill Bergdahl

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Well and other than the fact that BO was constantly criticizing Bush over it.....yet then the Bottom line. He signed the bill into law.
    Yup, as I have always maintained, Obama is Bush on steroids. LOL.
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