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Joy about Bergdahl release
gives way to questions

Washington Post, by Tom Hamburger and Kevin Sieff

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 6/1/2014 10:35:05 PM

Joy about the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl yielded Sunday to questions about Obama administration decision-making in the deal for the American prisoner of war, which included the release of five high-ranking Afghan Taliban detainees. Congressional Republicans and others focused on a series of concerns that are likely to reverberate in coming days: whether the deal breached U.S. policy forbidding negotiations with terrorists, whether sufficient safeguards were in place to ensure that the released Taliban prisoners do no further harm to the United States and whether Congress was informed about the prisoner trade, as required by law. Separately, some inside

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: smcchk, 6/2/2014 1:38:39 AM     (No. 9869774)

Happiest person in America this weekend: Jay Carney. Not that the little twerp had any scruples but still.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mai Bad, 6/2/2014 4:44:29 AM     (No. 9869799)

Yo..yo...The real question seems to be whether BoBo was a real prisoner of the Taliban or was he a defector who was willingly swapped back for five of his fellow jihadis? Why were many of his fellow Army peers made to sign "non-disclosure" agreements about his disappearance? Some thing is really fishy?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 6/2/2014 9:35:24 AM     (No. 9870004)

FTA: In addition to reassurances Obama received by telephone, he met personally with Qatari emir Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in New York on Wednesday, where the president gave a graduation address. The sheik is the father of the current emir, who turned power over to his son last year.

Am I the only person who finds it strange that this sheik was present at the West Point graduation? Was Barry speaking in code when he gave the confusing, lack-luster speech to the graduates? Many Ldotters expressed doubts at the time that Obama gave a hoot about those graduates - the doubters were right on the money. Was Barry really speaking to the sheik, and was he setting up this exchange right before our eyes?

From now on, every utterance Barry makes in public should be analyzed for double meaning - of course, maybe it already is - how would we know?

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