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House panel to investigate
deal that freed Bowe Bergdahl

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:EagleEye, 6/9/2014 11:16:34 PM

Washington - The House Armed Services Committee will investigate the Obama administration´s swap of an American prisoner held for five years for five Taliban leaders that caused a political firestorm over the lack of congressional notification and fears the high-level Taliban could return to the Afghanistan battlefield. (Snip) In the week since the deal, lawmakers have raised questions about whether Bergdahl was a deserter and whether the United States gave up too much for his freedom. Republicans emerged from the Monday night session incensed that 80 to 90 people in the government knew about Bergdahl´s release ahead

Are the hearings going to be another 0bama distraction on Capitol Hill that punishes no one? I suspect at this point, 0bama doesn´t give a damn what anyone else says about any of his political actions.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Safari Man, 6/10/2014 1:22:36 AM     (No. 9879463)

Somehow I suspect Obama wants this investigation so he can say, see, the GOP only cares about making political hay out of everything I do. In fact, I suspect he did this whole trade as a way to bait the GOP into this sort of investigation. Its very much like how he intentionally released a completely BOGUS birth certificate in an attempt to bait people like Trump into challenging him.

Everything is a trap with this guy.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: CleanhouseinDC, 6/10/2014 2:17:37 AM     (No. 9879479)

Oh boy. More hearings. I sure wish I made $175k a year to do nothing but hold hearings and, well, do nothing elslosers

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Reply 3 - Posted by: steveW, 6/10/2014 3:17:27 AM     (No. 9879487)

This of course means that the House Armed Services Committee is racist for daring to question the omniscience of Dear Leader Barack Hussein. Perhaps the IRS should look into the matter...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TXknitter, 6/10/2014 3:53:03 AM     (No. 9879490)

No kidding #2. Why do we think these guys do ANYTHING to keep these seats in the Congress?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Udanja99, 6/10/2014 7:45:05 AM     (No. 9879593)

The whole planet knows that zippy sent the world´s most murderous and dangerous terrorists back onto the battlefield. They not only endanger Americans, but Europeans and also anyone in the ME who has ever worked with America in the War on Terror. What more do we need to know?

It´s called treason. We should be erecting the gallows on the Capitol steps right now.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: chillijilli, 6/10/2014 7:45:47 AM     (No. 9879597)

You´re right, #1. He´s not worried as much as the seriousness of the charges would indicate he should be. I, too, get the feeling he´s baiting the Republicans. There´s something he knows about this whole Bergdahl affair that we don´t. Some talking head last night questioned whether Bergdahl could´ve been a deep cover agent and that´s the reason for classified documents, non-disclosures, closed door hearings, family members directly advised by high level government officials.
Who knows, but something´s definitely up. All of Bergdahl´s fellow soldiers are telling the truth, but only as far as they know it.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rinktum, 6/10/2014 8:43:29 AM     (No. 9879651)

The history of all the previous scandals that have come down the pike has been there was no resolution in that people were not held accountable and there were no actions were taken. Therefore, why should this investigation be any different? It will be like all the previous ones before it and will come to naught. The never ending investigation merry-go-round does just that, it just goes around and around with a new colorful horse added to the mix.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: beca, 6/10/2014 8:54:07 AM     (No. 9879662)

these hearings expose alot of info...ive watched many of them.....i am glad there are hearings.........it is sad more americans dont care enough to watch but they certainly arent a waste of time........perhaps the poster who said they get paid for doing nothing should tune in.....

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Carolina Kat, 6/10/2014 9:45:26 AM     (No. 9879718)

The reason Obama didn´t apprise Congress is simple: It´s easier to apologize than ask permission. And of course Congress had already said "NO". This is reminiscent of my children as teenagers: Me: "You knew you were not supposed to do that without permission!" Daughters: "If I would have asked you would have said no." Obama is stuck in adolescence - explains a lot, doesn´t it? As to secret trap, nah, this is a reactionary Presidency - they feel things, they don´t think them.

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