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

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    That's the problem with jumping in the middle of conversation...you apparently missed the fact we were talking about the Bin Laden raid.

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

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    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?
    Who believes this bull****? No one with a brain will believe that they would kill the deserter and spoil a chance to get five of their generals. HELL NO! They had nothing to gain by killing him.
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    Re: Officials: Congress Not Told of Swap Because Taliban Threatened to Kill Bergdahl

    Ya.... that sounds realllll believable.... (not) Thats why they keep releasing crap on how good of a prisoner he was and got along with taliban captors...

    Pretty sure they are just making this crap up after the fact. And even if its true that would mean Obama is appeasing terrorists?
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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.
    But Fenton is right. Pres. Obama didn't have to tell Congress. He only had to inform the House and Senate Intel Committees of his intentions and swore them to secrecy just as he did with the OBL raid. This is one of those situations where I believe the President did the right thing under the wrong circumstances.

    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.
    I wouldn't have negotiated with the Taliban. The Taliban in conjunction w/the Afghan government is another story.
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    Re: Officials: Congress Not Told of Swap Because Taliban Threatened to Kill Bergdahl

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice370669
    But Fenton is right. Pres. Obama didn't have to tell Congress. He only had to inform the House and Senate Intel Committees of his intentions and swore them to secrecy just as he did with the OBL raid. This is one of those situations where I believe the President did the right thing under the wrong circumstances.



    I wouldn't have negotiated with the Taliban. The Taliban in conjunction w/the Afghan government is another story.
    Obama actually negotiated with the Haqqani network, which is the funding arm of thw Taliban.

    Leads me to believe money changed hands at some point

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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.
    Congress is reliable on secrets. Most leaks come out of DoD.
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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?
    It just proves that the administration can't figure out which lie they want to tell.

    The Taliban held Bergdahl for five years and now, they want to kill him all of a sudden?

    First, he was sick with one foot in the grave and now the Taiban was going to kill him. Which is it?
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    Re: Officials: Congress Not Told of Swap Because Taliban Threatened to Kill Bergdahl

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It just proves that the administration can't figure out which lie they want to tell.

    The Taliban held Bergdahl for five years and now, they want to kill him all of a sudden?

    First, he was sick with one foot in the grave and now the Taiban was going to kill him. Which is it?
    What " sickness " takes 5 years to kill you ?


    High blood pressure ? Was he suffering from High Blood pressure ?

    Did he have "the sugars " ??

    Allergies ?

    The Obama administration must think the average American is as dumb as a box of hammers

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    What " sickness " takes 5 years to kill you ?


    High blood pressure ? Was he suffering from High Blood pressure ?

    Did he have "the sugars " ??

    Allergies ?

    The Obama administration must think the average American is as dumb as a box of hammers
    The guys in his unit say he looked better when he was exchanged than he did when he went over the hill...lol!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    the guys in his unit say he looked better when he was exchanged than he did when he went over the hill...lol!!
    lol !

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