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    Re: GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    He was left there. He was not rescued, a ransom was not paid - that's a fact. So why is Bergdahl worth 5 taliban, and this reporter not worth money - money which I might add is printed by our government at a whim?
    A rescue was attempted, he wasn't simply left. You are now just flat out posting lies at this point.

    What you seem to be avoiding is Obama's administration set a precedent - that was to negotiate a prisoner exchange, e.g., randsom, for a low level US military member who may or may not have abandoned his post and went AWOL or deserted. That has been lauded by many as the "right" thing to do. So, now we have a US citizen who was held for ransom and a deal was not made. Why was that the "right" thing to do and it is directly contrary to the former precedent. Are US military MORE valuable than US Citizens and if so - why?

    To answer your question - since the Obama administration paid a ransom of 5 taliban leaders for Bergdahl - he should have had no problem with a paltry 135 million dollars for a US citizen and news reporter.... I fail to see the clear difference here. Explain it to me.
    Ah ok so releasing 5 cleared poeple from Guantanemo under the Bush adminisntration is the same as paying 135 to an ACTIVE terrorists organization.

    Your comments are beyond pathetic and show a clear agenda to be Anti-Obama no matter what. I've criticized him over and over again but even I see that leaving a service member in the hands of terorrists is wrong.

    But hey, that doesn't matter because you are for burning America as long as a Dem is president.

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    Re: GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Even as trades go it was foolish and a lousy deal. McCain has no personal axe to grind when it comes to prisoners of war does he?. Really?
    No it wasn't foolish, but then we see you want American servicemembers left to the enemy.

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    Re: GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    I'm guessing you'all are letting Obama off the hook on this one, heh?
    It's funny because just one post earlier you were blaming Bush for something that he didn't do personally....
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    Re: GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    A rescue was attempted, he wasn't simply left. You are now just flat out posting lies at this point.
    Still irrelevant.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Ah ok so releasing 5 cleared poeple from Guantanemo under the Bush adminisntration is the same as paying 135 to an ACTIVE terrorists organization.
    The Bush Administration is irrelevant - we're talking about the current administrations deal. You seem to be tap dancing to avoid answering a direct question. Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Your comments are beyond pathetic and show a clear agenda to be Anti-Obama no matter what. I've criticized him over and over again but even I see that leaving a service member in the hands of terorrists is wrong.
    I'm asking the question because this administration saw fit to pay a ransom of 5 taliban for Bergdahl and not to pay 135 million, a paltry sum, for a US citizen who had his head chopped off on youtube for everyone to see. Why?

    You don't want to answer the direct question.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    But hey, that doesn't matter because you are for burning America as long as a Dem is president.
    Irrelevant. Answer the question and have a little courage, or continue to sling ad hominems in a futile attempt to distract with "Bush" and claims of rubbish about agendas.
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    Re: GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    The Pentagon works for Obama, what's your point?
    Two threads, different slant in the headlines. Perhaps the two could be merged.
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    Re: GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    No it wasn't foolish, but then we see you want American servicemembers left to the enemy.
    Yup that's what I said. Endangering the lives of other Americans by trading five high level terrorist leader types is not a good trade for one single soldier. I doubt they did that in other wars. But then we've never had a president who apologizes for his country.
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    Re: GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Hmmm.. two threads, one saying that they found Obama violated the law, the other that the Pentagon did.
    1) Who's the CIC?

    2) Who does The Pentegan answer to?
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    Re: GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Yup that's what I said. Endangering the lives of other Americans by trading five high level terrorist leader types is not a good trade for one single soldier. I doubt they did that in other wars. But then we've never had a president who apologizes for his country.
    Those 5 were cleared to be released under Bush. Take it up with him. You would rather U.S. servicemen be left to the enemy. That says volumes about you and your supposed "support" for military personnel.

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    Re: GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Those 5 were cleared to be released under Bush. Take it up with him. You would rather U.S. servicemen be left to the enemy. That says volumes about you and your supposed "support" for military personnel.
    Got a link on that TNE? You weren't trying to say the Dream Team of the Taliban were you?

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    Re: GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Hmmm.. two threads, one saying that they found Obama violated the law, the other that the Pentagon did.
    Well, since Obama IS commander in Chief...........................
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