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Obama: Congress consulted on prisoner exchange

There are 77 comments on the Navy Times story from Jun 3, 2014, titled Obama: Congress consulted on prisoner exchange. In it, Navy Times reports that:

President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his decision to release five Afghan detainees from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for freeing an American soldier, saying his administration had consulted with Congress about that possibility 'for some time.'

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#21 Jun 3, 2014
Bama Yankee wrote:
<Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken.
I guess Blinken was made president over the weekend and I missed it.

I apologize.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

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#22 Jun 3, 2014
Let's see... Obama failed to notify Congress when he swapped five prisoners for an American soldier who was in frail health... and Reagan failed to notify Congress when he invaded a country using 2,000 Marines and committing thousands more, violating international law.

I wonder just how big a fuss the Republicans want to make?
fedupwiththemess

Ashburn, VA

#23 Jun 4, 2014
Obama is in the right for sure.

“Shoot for the stars”

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#24 Jun 4, 2014
barefoot2626 wrote:
Let's see... Obama failed to notify Congress when he swapped five prisoners for an American soldier who was in frail health... and Reagan failed to notify Congress when he invaded a country using 2,000 Marines and committing thousands more, violating international law.
I wonder just how big a fuss the Republicans want to make?
Nobody has even mentioned that the public may purposely be led to believe that Bergdahl is a deserter. Bergdahl's unit, who didn't know much about him and considered him distant, were ordered to sign nondisclosures about what happened to him. Not the first time AD military moles are used to infiltrate.
Cordwainer Trout

Clarkson, KY

#25 Jun 4, 2014
Earth Child 1 wrote:
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Nobody has even mentioned that the public may purposely be led to believe that Bergdahl is a deserter. Bergdahl's unit, who didn't know much about him and considered him distant, were ordered to sign nondisclosures about what happened to him. Not the first time AD military moles are used to infiltrate.
Bergdahl's former fellow soldiers are the ones responsible for the actual facts emerging concerning his behavior and alleged desertion. Don't you guys ever read the news? The non-disclosure agreements were in force only as long as he was a supposed prisoner. But, it's mighty peculiar, that the Pentagon and the President knew his actual status and responded to that status by forcing non-disclosure agreements. Also, the WaPo claims Obama knew which five top war criminals he was going to release several years ago.

All this must be troubling you supporters of the most outrageous behavior of any American President ever, else you wouldn't make up fantasied based on movies you watch two years ago, when you were thirteen. Idiots.

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#26 Jun 4, 2014
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
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Bergdahl's former fellow soldiers are the ones responsible for the actual facts emerging concerning his behavior and alleged desertion. Don't you guys ever read the news? The non-disclosure agreements were in force only as long as he was a supposed prisoner. But, it's mighty peculiar, that the Pentagon and the President knew his actual status and responded to that status by forcing non-disclosure agreements. Also, the WaPo claims Obama knew which five top war criminals he was going to release several years ago.
All this must be troubling you supporters of the most outrageous behavior of any American President ever, else you wouldn't make up fantasied based on movies you watch two years ago, when you were thirteen. Idiots.
The republicans put those guys up to it, but those guys will also have to answer for breaking the agreement. Those soldiers also didn't know Bergdahl nor his reason for leaving and are only telling what they were led to believe for good reason, which is that they can't keep their mouth shut. That's why only selected soldiers have highly classified security clearance. You believe what the news tells you and that is exactly what they want you to believe and you do. You are pretty clueless how infiltration ops work.

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#27 Jun 4, 2014
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
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Bergdahl's former fellow soldiers are the ones responsible for the actual facts emerging concerning his behavior and alleged desertion..
Prisoner of war.

The US does not leave soldiers behind.
Cat74

Aurora, IL

#28 Jun 4, 2014
It wasn't secret, but of course it wasn't on lefty news channels. You have to dig for the truth these days. Never be afraid of the truth.
fedupwiththemess

Ashburn, VA

#29 Jun 4, 2014
Obama is in the right for sure. He did the right thing. No matter what whitey think.s
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See the Light

El Paso, TX

#31 Jun 4, 2014
foster wrote:
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Apparently you didnt read all the information. If Republican Staffers knew why not their bosses? Obama makes the GOP look like morons again
If Republicans knew, why the apology?
See the Light

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#32 Jun 4, 2014
fedupwiththemess wrote:
Obama is in the right for sure.
According to Muslims, Obama was right. Not so much to Americans.
See the Light

El Paso, TX

#33 Jun 4, 2014
Reagan didn't have to beg terrorist to release the hostages in 72'. They knew he was someone to fear, unlike Obama. Hell they probably could have gotten 10 Muslim prisoners released.

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#34 Jun 4, 2014
See the Light wrote:
<quoted text>If Republicans knew, why the apology?
Reagan went to war and Congress was not consulted.

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#35 Jun 4, 2014
See the Light wrote:
<quoted text> According to Muslims, Obama was right. Not so much to Americans.
You don't speak for Americans, yah bigoted c*.

Crawl back into your cave, you boyfriend already misses you.

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#36 Jun 4, 2014
See the Light wrote:
Reagan didn't have to beg terrorist to release the hostages in 72'.
Reagan didn't have to beg to release hostages because he had already made a deal with the terrorists to have them released on his inauguration.
Cat74

Aurora, IL

#37 Jun 4, 2014
President Reagan was so much better at being President then President Obama. He made us proud to be an American.
Cordwainer Trout

Clarkson, KY

#38 Jun 4, 2014
Earth Child 1 wrote:
<quoted text>The republicans put those guys up to it, but those guys will also have to answer for breaking the agreement. Those soldiers also didn't know Bergdahl nor his reason for leaving and are only telling what they were led to believe for good reason, which is that they can't keep their mouth shut. That's why only selected soldiers have highly classified security clearance. You believe what the news tells you and that is exactly what they want you to believe and you do. You are pretty clueless how infiltration ops work.
Three more soldiers in Bergdahl's platoon have now come forward with devastating statements about his desertion. Five soldiers now testifying to his treason. You young dopers live in delusion and hallucination. The only classified clearance you Leftists have is from your cells telling you to activate your anti-American activities, like you did at Abu Ghraib... deviant dope-head wiccan atheist amoral creeps... the history of your Communist co-conspirators.

Obama is reported to have chosen the five war criminals he released years ago.
See the Light

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#39 Jun 4, 2014
barefoot2626 wrote:
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No defense needed, Chubby.
It isn't something a big fat lardazz who has never served this country would understand: a president can jump in as he or she needs to save the lives of Americans and they have done so since Washington.
Really Erkel? who's life was saved? Birdman was treated differently than regular prisoners. He wasn't in need of Medical care.Obama just needed excuse to get his kin folk out of jail. Soon as they kill again, Blood is on your'e hands.

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#40 Jun 5, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
President Reagan was so much better at being President
Highest unemployment, worst recession, tripled the deficit, Iran Contra.

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#41 Jun 5, 2014
See the Light wrote:
<quoted text>Really Erkel? who's life was saved? Birdman was treated differently than regular prisoners.
Really?

He was the only prison, SpoogeSponge.

How was a tr5eated by nobody else?

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