Sunday, June 1, 2014

Was it worth it? These are the five Taliban detainees being released from Guantanamo in exchange for Bergdahl:

(From left to right) Mohammad Nabi Omari, Abdul Haq Wasiq, Mullah Norullah Noori, Mullah Mohammad Fazl, and Khirullah Said Wali Khairkhwa. 
Congress was not notified.  Hagel defends decision not notifying Congress, saying Bowe Bergdahl's life was in jeopardy.
Asked if this type of swap might embolden other militants to take hostages, Hagel said that this operation was a prisoner exchange. And he said terrorist groups are already kidnapping young school girls, business people and other innocent people. 
Hagel declined to say whether he believes Bergdahl was attempting to desert the Army or go absent without leave when he walked away from his unit and disappeared nearly five years ago. 
"Our first priority is assuring his well-being and his health and getting him reunited with his family," Hagel said. "Other circumstances that may develop and questions -- those will be dealt with later."
Hagel is delusional if he thinks releasing these five will contribute to long term peace… 
Taliban joyous over Bergdahl swap (vow to get all their detainees released)
Candy Crowley asked if there was a conscious decision by the Administration to break the law…

Twitchy has this gem from Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's dad 
Smitty: The World's Youngest Blogger Finds The President's Credibility…

 Wombat Live at Five : Mixed reactions, Hagel defends, WH "doesn't give shit" why Bergdahl got captured…


  1. If the argument in favor of this is so strong, why was Hagel unwilling to make it to the Congress?

    I'm really beginning to wonder if Obama is actually trying to get impeached, in order to mobilize his dispirited political base.

    1. They are desperate to look like they are doing something. But these five have killed thousands and the suggestion they won't go back to killing again is nuts (but that is Chuck Hagel for you).

  2. There's the peace of the grave, and I'm sure these fine fellows will contribute to lots of additional people being dead. So there's that.

  3. If the argument in favor of this is so strong, why was Hagel unwilling to make it to the Congress?

    It's part of a long term effort by both parties to make Congress completely irrelevant.

  4. The second I saw Dad, I knew something wasn't kosher.

    Or halal, for that matter.


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