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    Re: White House apologizes to lawmakers over secret POW Swap.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Thom Paine View Post
    Its just another purposeful well timed political distraction...

    Ask for forgiveness not permission.

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    Well at least the Open House hearing will be next weak with Hagel.....but it is not surprising that BO wants to keep his meeting classified.

    Don't you think he is doing this.....due to all saying they were calling for Hearings and now Feinstein setting him out.

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    Re: White House apologizes to lawmakers over secret POW Swap.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    BO has decided to appease Congress and now will come and grovel before them and the American people. As should be!!!!!


    The White House apologized for keeping lawmakers in the dark regarding the exchange of an American soldier for five Taliban fighters, senators said Tuesday, as controversy grew over the issue. Administration officials plan a classified briefing for the full 100-member chamber Wednesday, with lawmakers from both parties fuming over the trade, which saw captured soldier Bowe Bergdahl released Saturday to US special forces in Afghanistan.

    Feinstein reflected mounting bipartisan concern as lawmakers questioned the merits of releasing from Guantanamo five hardened Taliban fighters and officials in exchange for Bergdahl.

    Seeking to mop up the political fallout, a senior White House official called Senator Saxby Chambliss, the Intelligence Committee's top Republican, late Monday "apologizing for not giving us advance warning," Chambliss said. Senate Democrat Carl Levin said Obama put Congress "on notice" last December in a signing statement saying he has constitutional authority to move quickly on detainees. And Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he was told of the swap Friday and that he supported the exchange. Democratic Senator Joe Manchin called the affair "very disturbing."

    But few others openly backed the president. House Speaker John Boehner said the only reason Obama did not give the necessary notice "is because the administration knew it faced serious and sober bipartisan concern and opposition."

    The swap will be debated in an open House hearing next week, with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel invited to testify.....snip~

    White House apologizes to lawmakers over secret POW swap

    What say ye?
    Aren't there more than 100 members in the Congress?

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    Re: White House apologizes to lawmakers over secret POW Swap.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Aren't there more than 100 members in the Congress?
    Heya Mason. Senate.....he will appear before the Senate in a Classified briefing.

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    Re: White House apologizes to lawmakers over secret POW Swap.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    BO has decided to appease Congress and now will come and grovel before them and the American people. As should be!!!!!


    The White House apologized for keeping lawmakers in the dark regarding the exchange of an American soldier for five Taliban fighters, senators said Tuesday, as controversy grew over the issue. Administration officials plan a classified briefing for the full 100-member chamber Wednesday, with lawmakers from both parties fuming over the trade, which saw captured soldier Bowe Bergdahl released Saturday to US special forces in Afghanistan.

    Feinstein reflected mounting bipartisan concern as lawmakers questioned the merits of releasing from Guantanamo five hardened Taliban fighters and officials in exchange for Bergdahl.

    Seeking to mop up the political fallout, a senior White House official called Senator Saxby Chambliss, the Intelligence Committee's top Republican, late Monday "apologizing for not giving us advance warning," Chambliss said. Senate Democrat Carl Levin said Obama put Congress "on notice" last December in a signing statement saying he has constitutional authority to move quickly on detainees. And Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he was told of the swap Friday and that he supported the exchange. Democratic Senator Joe Manchin called the affair "very disturbing."

    But few others openly backed the president. House Speaker John Boehner said the only reason Obama did not give the necessary notice "is because the administration knew it faced serious and sober bipartisan concern and opposition."

    The swap will be debated in an open House hearing next week, with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel invited to testify.....snip~

    White House apologizes to lawmakers over secret POW swap

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    Good evening MMC.

    This actually follows that old work principle I used to practice when I was employed - "it is easier to seek forgiveness than to seek approval". Apologies, sincere and mostly otherwise, are a small price to pay for getting what you want. Unless there are consequences, this will mean nothing.
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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    Re: White House apologizes to lawmakers over secret POW Swap.....

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Good evening MMC.

    This actually follows that old work principle I used to practice when I was employed - "it is easier to seek forgiveness than to seek approval". Apologies, sincere and mostly otherwise, are a small price to pay for getting what you want. Unless there are consequences, this will mean nothing.


    Evening CJ. There should be consequences. BO has increased the Risk of all our people lives overseas. Oh and they have been playing for this release and waiting to bring out once things were finalized with the Taliban. As I posted this back in Feb in Breaking Blogs.


    Report: US Wants to Swap Taliban for Bergdahl

    The Obama administration has decided to revive talks with the Afghan Taliban in an effort to free the only known American soldier in captivity in exchange for the release of Taliban prisoners held at the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, The Washington Post reported late Monday.

    The Post reported that senior officials from the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department and other agencies decided within the past month to allow the release of all five prisoners at the same time, though the exchange offer has not been formally made.

    The report comes a month after U.S. officials confirmed they'd received a video showing Bergdahl, 27, in poorer health than previous footage taken in the years since he went missing in Afghanistan on June 30, 2009. Bergdahl was based on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska when he was captured.

    The effort to revive talks comes amid U.S. frustration over Afghan President Hamid Karzai's refusal to sign a long-term security agreement with the U.S. that he agreed to last year. The pact would provide the legal basis for any U.S. forces to remain in Afghanistan as trainers and advisers after the international combat mission ends in December.....snip~

    Report: US Wants to Swap Taliban for Bergdahl | Military.com

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...-bergdahl.html

    Since the Taliban is not a Nation State.....who is BO negotiating with?
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    Re: White House apologizes to lawmakers over secret POW Swap.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Evening CJ. There should be consequences. BO has increased the Risk of all our people lives overseas. Oh and they have been playing for this release and waiting to bring out once things were finalized with the Taliban. As I posted this back in Feb in Breaking Blogs.


    Report: US Wants to Swap Taliban for Bergdahl

    The Obama administration has decided to revive talks with the Afghan Taliban in an effort to free the only known American soldier in captivity in exchange for the release of Taliban prisoners held at the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, The Washington Post reported late Monday.

    The Post reported that senior officials from the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department and other agencies decided within the past month to allow the release of all five prisoners at the same time, though the exchange offer has not been formally made.

    The report comes a month after U.S. officials confirmed they'd received a video showing Bergdahl, 27, in poorer health than previous footage taken in the years since he went missing in Afghanistan on June 30, 2009. Bergdahl was based on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska when he was captured.

    The effort to revive talks comes amid U.S. frustration over Afghan President Hamid Karzai's refusal to sign a long-term security agreement with the U.S. that he agreed to last year. The pact would provide the legal basis for any U.S. forces to remain in Afghanistan as trainers and advisers after the international combat mission ends in December.....snip~

    Report: US Wants to Swap Taliban for Bergdahl | Military.com

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...-bergdahl.html

    Since the Taliban is not a Nation State.....who is BO negotiating with?
    There should be consequences, but there won't be - not even Nixon would be impeached today.
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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    Re: White House apologizes to lawmakers over secret POW Swap.....

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    There should be consequences, but there won't be - not even Nixon would be impeached today.
    Then Humiliation before the Press and in Public.....is all that's left and coming, non-stop, until his pasture time arrives.

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    Re: White House apologizes to lawmakers over secret POW Swap.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya Mason. Senate.....he will appear before the Senate in a Classified briefing.
    And the Senate agenda is controlled by..... I predict that no wrong-doing will be found! Will he also appear before the House?

    Greetings, MMC.

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    Re: White House apologizes to lawmakers over secret POW Swap.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    They should never have apologized. Congress and its inconsistencies can go **** themselves.
    At least, your drooling blind support of the high lord Obama can be counted on.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: White House apologizes to lawmakers over secret POW Swap.....

    When I first read about this exchange I was very concerned... I'm waiting for the bigger picture and naturally the rights first reaction is to jump all over this **** while crapping their pants.

    This whole thing doesn't sit right with me at all, but I wanna see how this plays out.

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