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  1. HD
    Member

    "The 6 U.S. Soldiers Who Died Searching for Bowe Bergdahl"

    http://time.com/2809352/bowe-bergdahl-deserter-army-taliban/

    "The president ignored a law – which he signed last year – requiring him to notify Congress 30 days before releasing anyone from Guantanamo Bay"

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2646425/Taliban-prisoner-swap-ILLEGAL-claims-GOP-former-federal-prosecutor-claims-lead-Obamas-IMPEACHMENT.html

    Posted on June 3, 2014 - 09:21 PM #
  2. Andrew
    Member

    OMG. I wish I'd voted for Romney! HE would have made sure we let that American soldier rot in Afghanistan. Then again, we'd probably be staying in Afghanistan had Romney won his big landslide in 2012...

    Posted on June 3, 2014 - 09:36 PM #
  3. duxrule
    Member

    Obama says that he was in constant contact with Congress prior to this being done. Pull your head out.

    Posted on June 3, 2014 - 09:36 PM #
  4. NoParty
    Member

    Just think if Obama would have brokered a deal to free the US Solider that's in Mexico they would have found something wrong with that as well. It really doesn't matter what Obama does or says he isn't their guy so it's wrong. At this point if he started turning horseshit into gold they would find fault of that too. Their guy fucked America royal so they want Obama failure at all costs.... Even if that means holding back America from achieving greatness once again.

    But that's what UNAmerican and UNPatriotic GOPer/Teabaggers do!

    Posted on June 3, 2014 - 10:13 PM #
  5. Skybill9
    Member

    "Just think if Obama would have brokered a deal to free the US Solider that's in Mexico they would have found something wrong with that as well."

    How about we trade 2,000,000 illegal aliens for our soldier? Now THAT is something I'd support.

    Posted on June 3, 2014 - 10:39 PM #
  6. Skybill9
    Member

    "Even if that means holding back America from achieving greatness once again."

    That will never happen as long as we have the clown in chief that we do now.

    Posted on June 3, 2014 - 10:40 PM #
  7. Andrew
    Member

    Yeah, we'll sure be great if we have another Republican take over. Maybe a few more wars or a few more near-Great Depressions will get us back to greatness...

    Posted on June 3, 2014 - 10:47 PM #
  8. NoParty
    Member

    Sky said>>>
    That will never happen as long as we have the clown in chief that we do now.

    And the incompetent boobs aka GOPer/Teabaggers in the House. I know you like to forget this Sky just like all CONs and Tebaggers but the Prez doesn't make laws or bills that is up to CONgress and the House hasn't done a thing for the last 6 1/2 years.

    Posted on June 4, 2014 - 12:00 AM #
  9. duxrule
    Member

    We all need to remember that everything that happened up to and including the release of Bowe Bergdahl was perfectly OK until it actually happened. What's the common denominator for the RWNJ umbrage? "Obama did it."

    CNN Lets John McCain Off The Hook For Shifting Support Of Prisoner Exchange

    "...On the February 18 edition of CNN's Anderson Cooper 360, McCain explained that he was previously opposed to the idea of releasing the five Guantanamo prisoners in peace talks, but that he was now "inclined to support" a proposal that would release the men in exchange for Bergdahl. When Anderson asked for a second time, "if there was some -- the possibility of some sort of exchange, that's something you would support?" McCain reiterated his support:"
    http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/06/03/cnn-lets-john-mccain-off-the-hook-for-shifting/199561

    And this whole "We don't negotiate with terrorists" BS is exactly that, BS:

    Fox's Selective Amnesia: Megyn Kelly Forgets President Bush's Negotiations With Enemies In Iraq

    "...Charles "Cully" Stimson, a security expert at the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank, said there are even more examples of small-scale negotiations with terrorist groups that the public, and many members of Congress, just don't know about.

    Under President George W. Bush, Stimson helped coordinate the Pentagon's detainee operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and other places around the world. He said presidential administrations of both political parties routinely have been forced to deal with terrorist groups for "information, supplies, personnel -- a lot of different topics."

    "We have had very quiet negotiations, or discussions at least, with terrorist groups over the years on a whole host of things," Stimson said. "They just haven't usually come to light.""
    http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/06/03/foxs-selective-amnesia-megyn-kelly-forgets-pres/199554

    Posted on June 4, 2014 - 06:05 AM #
  10. kennewickman
    Member

    Obama just does what he wants, pretty much..and so do all his acolytes living in his White House bubble.

    You know, he could have simply done this exactly the way he did it trade the big 5 Taliban for the 1 deserter, made a statement about it, and just DROPPED IT , then.. flown off to Europe for diplomacy hob nobbing etc...but NO..we had to have a ROSE GARDEN CEREMONY with Bergdahl's folks like it was a National Medal of Honor award..AND then send his hit woman SUSAN RICE out for another BS session on the Sunday talk shows ...with a brilliant statement about " Bergdahl served his country with HONOR "...

    He has to essentially rub this in the noses of our Military and all other 'thinking' American Citizens that care a fig about what " honor " really is...again..getting Bergdahl back is one thing..BUT the way it was done is another..AND ...the circumstances surrounding Bergdahl's behavior certainly dont justify the Pomp and Circumstance displayed by the adminstration !

    I see this AM the Whitehouse is already back peddleing on Rice's statement about " served with Honor"...

    Posted on June 4, 2014 - 07:14 AM #