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    Re: Was the Bergdahl 5-for-1 trade politically timed?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    As is the case with most everything this administration does, it was politically expedient.
    To the Taliban, maybe. But here in the US, his own are turning on him. Just wait until one of the commits a terrorist act in this country.
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    Re: Was the Bergdahl 5-for-1 trade politically timed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maenad View Post
    I was admonished long ago not to confuse malice with incompetence. Obama exemplifies both malice and incompetence, IMO.
    Examples of Obama's maliciousness?

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    Re: Was the Bergdahl 5-for-1 trade politically timed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I have a LOT of questions regarding this deal. The timing is not one of them.
    Agree.
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    Re: Was the Bergdahl 5-for-1 trade politically timed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maenad View Post
    To the Taliban, maybe. But here in the US, his own are turning on him. Just wait until one of the commits a terrorist act in this country.
    Please! We don't refer to them as "terrorist acts". I believe the correct phrase is "man made disaster".

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    Re: Was the Bergdahl 5-for-1 trade politically timed?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Yes, I know... which takes even more time, which bolsters my conclusion that it wasn't hammered together in a week.



    If what is being said is correct, I agree it was not a good deal/decision. But, coincidences can happen in politics as well, so yes, it was/is fortuitous.

    FWIW, I don't think the VA scandal is going away, either. In fact, it may linger on the back burner and come back to burn them anyway.

    ETA: Keep in mind that I am questioning only the accusation of timing. Nothing else. I have serious reservations and issues with other aspects, but will comment on those in other threads.
    The VA scandal has already been appeased with a scapegoat, Shinseki. Having worked for the government for several years, I have observed, that once the 'goat' is trotted out, the issue dies down of its own accord. I don't think this was to distract. I think Obama has a genuine and profound love for islam in general and the taliban in specific. He is their accomplice, and as a lame duck president it doesn't really matter who knows it, now.
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    Re: Was the Bergdahl 5-for-1 trade politically timed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maenad View Post
    The VA scandal has already been appeased with a scapegoat, Shinseki. Having worked for the government for several years, I have observed, that once the 'goat' is trotted out, the issue dies down of its own accord.
    There was a bi-partisan call for Shinseki to resign.

    I don't think this was to distract. I think Obama has a genuine and profound love for islam in general and the taliban in specific. He is their accomplice, and as a lame duck president it doesn't really matter who knows it, now.
    And with this comment, ODS has just levelled up.

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    Re: Was the Bergdahl 5-for-1 trade politically timed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    Examples of Obama's maliciousness?
    Releasing 5 dangerous terrorists. One who was released in 2009 is the leader of ISIS and told us then, "I'll see you in New York."

    Al-Baghdadi now leads the extremist ISIS group responsible for insurgencies in Iraq this week. The group has already claimed large portions of land in Iraq, including it’s second largest city, Mosul, and Tikrit.

    The chairman of the House intelligence committee, Republican Rep. Mike Rogers of Michigan, told the Wall Street Journal on Thursday Americans should be wary of the group, which aims to create an Islamic caliphate in the heart of the Middle East.

    “Guess what? These people will come home eventually and they are going to come home with, I believe, intentions to fulfill al Qaeda’s dream for another attack on our homeland and, certainly, another attack on our Western European allies,” Mr. Rogers said.
    Read more: 'I'll see you guys in New York': Abu Bakr al Baghdadi's parting words to U.S. troops in 2009 - Washington Times
    Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter

    Obama has verbalized his hatred of the majority race in American, and he has demonstrated his hatred of this country from the day he took office. Every 'crisis' is not something to push the previous 'crisis' out of the headlines. Every 'crisis' is his effort to undermine this country. Again I ask, how decimated will our national defense be by the time he is out of office. If all of these little 'crises' are to distract, they are not to distract from the previous little 'crisis.' They are to distract from his undermining the defenses of what, before Obama, was the most powerful country on this planet.
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    Re: Was the Bergdahl 5-for-1 trade politically timed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maenad View Post
    Releasing 5 dangerous terrorists. One who was released in 2009 is the leader of ISIS and told us then, "I'll see you in New York."
    The Taliban who were released have nothing to do with what happened in 2009, and were going back to Afghanistan anyway. How is that malicious?

    Obama has verbalized his hatred of the majority race in American
    When? Quotes, please.

    and he has demonstrated his hatred of this country from the day he took office.
    When? Quotes, please.

    The rest of what you said was hyper-partistan ODS nonsense, and deserves none of my attention.

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    Was the Bergdahl 5-for-1 trade politically timed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maenad View Post
    Releasing 5 dangerous terrorists. One who was released in 2009 is the leader of ISIS and told us then, "I'll see you in New York."

    .
    Why do the current crop of wingnuts imbue special powers upon a few radical Muslims?

    It must be awful to live in such irrational fear. Or is it just massive insecurity manifesting as fake manly posturing?
    Many Trump supporters have lots of problems, and those deplorables are bringing those problems to us. They’re racists. They’re misogynists. They’re islamophobic. They're xenophobes and homophobes. And some, I assume, are good people.

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