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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    That is the one that counts Pero.....on what comes back to haunt us.
    From what I read MMC, it is mixed feelings on a lot of this. I think one has to give it a few more days and let this thing settle down.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Take it for what it is worth. Fox pays the firm of Anderson Robbins Research (D) / Shaw & Company Research (R) to conduct their polls. It is actually two different companies that combine their results, Anderson Robbins Research being a Democratic polling firm and Shaw and Company being a Republican one.
    Now your just being factual... how can one erroneously slander Fox news when you state facts that both (D) and (R) polling companies are involved.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d 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: White House apologizes to lawmakers over secret POW Swap.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    From what I read MMC, it is mixed feelings on a lot of this. I think one has to give it a few more days and let this thing settle down.
    And when they do... the American public will prefer we bring an American home instead of feeding, clothing and bathing 5 goat herders that we could just as easily drone out of existence.
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    Re: White House apologizes to lawmakers over secret POW Swap.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Lol, again - FOX NEWS POLLS? You may as well be citing TYT.
    Have it your way.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Now your just being factual... how can one erroneously slander Fox news when you state facts that both (D) and (R) polling companies are involved.
    If you go into the polls themselves you will find out all the major news networks pay someone to conduct their polls, Fox, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS etc. They do not conduct them on their own. It isn't one of these call in and vote or internet vote, the polling firms are well known for those who follow the polls. Gallup, Rasmussem and a couple of others are the only ones who conduct their own polls.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Sorry if you don't like anti-American scum being exposed as the anti-American scum.
    No, I'm fine with it, also okay with your reveal. The question at hand is not the simplistic take you spun it as.

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

    Hey guys, I'll make you the same bet I've made everyone else when it comes to Obama and every so-called "scandal" that Republicans come up with like: F&F, Benghazi, ObamaCare website and the IRS thing - if you got something to impeach on? Bring it. Let's see if the Senate convicts given the precedent established by GWB.
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    Re: White House apologizes to lawmakers over secret POW Swap.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    It's even worse. If any of these five are linked in any way after they were released, to the deaths of Americans it's clearly on Obama's head. Even if one of these five trains ten others on how to kill people, it's still on Obama's head. In any realm of the imagination I cannot see how or why they would let THESE five go. And did the administration not know that there were concerns about Bergdahl and the investigation that took place? I mean a CO losing someone off their base in Afghanistan ... there's going to be a report, and investigation, testimony.... there's a paper trail here and we just don't know the whole story of what happened yet - but eventually it will come out.

    BO thinks he covered his bases......he whiffed.


    The prisoner swap has stoked anger in Afghanistan, where many view the deal as a further sign of a U.S. desire to disengage from Afghanistan as quickly as possible. Washington has mapped out a plan to fully withdraw all of its troops by the end of 2016.

    "No government cant transfer citizens of a country to a third country as prisoners," the Afghan Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement issued late on Sunday.

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who was excluded from the deal to avoid leaks according to the U.S. government, has not commented on the prisoner swap, although the foreign ministry statement was emailed from his media office.

    Senior officials at the Afghan intelligence agency say they believe the men will return to the battlefield and bolster the insurgency just as most foreign combat troops prepare to exit by the end of this year.

    All five prisoners were classed as "high-risk" and "likely to pose a threat" by the Pentagon and held senior positions in the Taliban regime before it was topped by a U.S. led coalition in 2001.

    At least two of them are suspected of committing war-crimes, including the murder of thousands of Afghan Shi'ites, according to leaked U.S. military cables.

    "That's been documented. So it's disturbing to me that the Taliban are the ones that named the people to be released." he said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”.....snip~

    https://ph.news.yahoo.com/afghan-gov...074155266.html

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/us-par...oke-law-3.html


    First off......the Taliban are not the ruling Governmental Authority in Afghanistan. They just had elections a couple months ago to say so. Bo just put together this deal from last month. As the deal was dead in Feb of this year.

    Which BO knew the Haqqani Network had Bergdahl.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    And when they do... the American public will prefer we bring an American home instead of feeding, clothing and bathing 5 goat herders that we could just as easily drone out of existence.
    More absurd reduction, your argument grows weaker with every attempt. We traded five terrorists for a deserter, not exactly going to be celebrations in the streets.

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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~

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