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Of the outrage over the Taliban prisoner swap, Barack Obama intones, dismissively: “I’m never surprised by controversies that are whipped up in Washington.”

We’ve seen some cynical politicians in our time, but we can’t imagine another cynic of his caliber.

The gall of the man, to condescendingly pretend the honest reaction to this astounding affront to American security and sensibilities is either political or a purely Washington creation.

Rest assured, the horror over his inane, inexplicable and possibly illegal act is completely organic, stretching from sea to shining sea and “whipping up” people of every conceivable political stripe.

How dare he.

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fedex227
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fedex227 06/07/14 - 05:35 am
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I see the 12-year olds are back in charge of editorials ...

- After the North Koreans captured the U.S.S. Pueblo in 1968, President Lyndon Johnson apologized for spying as part of negotiations to secure the release of 83 American prisoners.

- In 1970, President Richard Nixon pressured Israel, Switzerland, West Germany and Britain to release Palestinian prisoners after two airlines were hijacked by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

- During the Iran hostage crisis of 1979 to 1981, President Jimmy Carter agreed to unfreeze $8 billion in frozen Iranian assets after more than a year of negotiations with the Iranian revolutionaries.

- In perhaps the most famous swap, after seven Americans were captured in Beirut, Lebanon, President Ronald Reagan agreed to send missiles to Iran in what became known as the Iran-Contra scandal.

- President Clinton’s administration sat down with Hamas in attempts to negotiate peace with Israel. His administration also worked directly with the Taliban nearly two decades ago on several occasions to see if the group would hand over Osama bin Laden and other al-Qaida leaders.

- George W. Bush engaged in negotiations for prisoner exchanges with Iran and North Korea after decreeing them part of the "Axis of Evil."

- In March 2002, the Bush White House had helped arrange a ransom payment to the radical Islamic group Abu Sayyaf. ABC News reported that the U.S. government helped pay $300,000 in cash to the group, known to be part of Osama bin Laden’s Al Qaeda network. The ransom was arranged to secure the release of two American missionaries, Martin and Gracia Burnham, taken hostage at a resort in the Philippines on May 27, 2001.

- In 2010, when the United States released Shia cleric Qais al-Khazali to the militia group Asaib al-Haq in exchange for Peter Moore, a private British contractor, and the bodies of Moore’s security officers.

Now what excatly is the difference between this President his predecessors? Wait, I've almost got it.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 06/07/14 - 05:55 am
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The Difference

Fedx, of all those hostage situations you mentioned what's the difference between Bowe Bergdahl and the others? HE'S THE ONLY TRAITOR. Got it now?

myfather15
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myfather15 06/07/14 - 06:08 am
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"George W. Bush engaged in

"George W. Bush engaged in negotiations for prisoner exchanges with Iran and North Korea after decreeing them part of the "Axis of Evil." "

Oh my goodness!! He engaged in TALKS, which included prisoner exchanges!! Oh the humanity to engage in TALKING with someone!!

"Now what excatly is the difference between this President his predecessors? Wait, I've almost got it."

Well, let me waste my time explaining this to someone who despises America already and won't listen to any reason!!

Bergdahl was a deserter!! Not said by ONE, or TWO, or THREE, but at least EIGHT of his former platoon members!! This man CHOSE to desert his platoon and his brothers, to go find the taliban and turn himself in!! Now, here WE are trading 5 high ranking terrorists for him? I wouldn't trade a pack of baseball cards for him!!! GOT IT???

Now that we've traded for him, people are already making excuses for him, saying he was psychologically worn down!! So that is now reason to turn yourself in to an enemy? An enemy that is known to torture and behead Americans?

The man was a TRAITER, of his own free will!! We should have let him find his own way back, of his OWN FREE WILL!! But, since we also have a traiter in the White House, do we expect any different? Obama wouldn't trade a pack of chewing gum for the Christian Pastor who is being held in Iran, but he will give 5 high ranking terrorists for a deserter??

Bergdahl and Obama!! They deserve each other!! Both traiters!!

I said that after his reelection, Obama would take the gloves off and boy has he!! He is absolutely blantant with his hate America agenda!! He isn't even trying to hide it anymore!!

deestafford
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deestafford 06/07/14 - 06:15 am
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Obama continues to act/talk as if he is an outsider....

Obama continues to act/talk as if he is an outsider who has just be dropped from above into Washington, DC. He has convinced and continue to try to convince people that he is not part of the establishment.

This is a persona of being in continuous campaign mode rather than a governing mode so that he can't be blamed for anything...it's not his fault. It's "them". "They" are the one causing problems. Elect me and I'll go to Washington and fix it.

Granted, all presidents have had to do some deal cutting at one time or another; however, the difference with this deal is the two fold. First, the motivation behind the deal was solely political in a futile attempt to take attention away from the VA scandal. Second, the price paid was entirely too high. To us a baseball analogy we traded to hall of famers in their prime for a first year minor league rookie.

Obama turned loose the equivalent of two four star generals and three two star generals and sent them back to command positions on the battle field. At least six soldiers died looking for this deserter and how many Americans will die in the future as a result of Obama's political move of freeing five worst of the worst?

The man has a warped sense of reality.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 06/07/14 - 06:45 am
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Smearing Soldiers in Bergdahl's Unit

The administration is dropping hints that those soldiers who were in Bergdahl's unit are lying him deserting. Here is a statement by Brandon Friedman, deputy assistant secretary of public affairs at the Department of Housing and Urban Development:

"What if his platoon was long on psychopaths and short on leadership? What if he grew disillusioned with what he saw, didn’t trust his leadership, and walked off? "

fedex227
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fedex227 06/07/14 - 07:23 am
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Riverman1

What is the difference between SGT Bergdal and other servicemen in this country? Got it? Let the Fox News talking toints begin.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 06/07/14 - 07:33 am
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Because He's A TRAITOR

FedX, he's a traitor and the others aren't. Easy.

Speaking of talking points. Fox has former members of Bergdahl's unit describing the incident when he disappeared. The administration sends out Susan Rice AGAIN to lie about what a great soldier he is. Another administration official slammed the other soldiers in the unit.

ymnbde
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ymnbde 06/07/14 - 08:15 am
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it is the content of his O'character

being seen through the color of his O'skin
instead of honoring his sacred obligation to all Americans
his check has come back marked "insufficient funds"
he has cheated and robbed many of their dignity by signs stating
"for democrats only" with his separate IRS for those he opposes
he is a class warrior commander and far, purposely far,
from "jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood"
America is better than that
Americans are better than him
if we were trying to absolve ourselves of past sins
he is giving us worse

carcraft
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carcraft 06/07/14 - 08:37 am
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Obama and his minions have a

Obama and his minions have a long history of spiking those that oppose him or hurt his image. Joe the plumber his private government documents were leaked to the press! Palin was slimed in every way possible . Romney's private tax information was revealed by Harry Reid on the floor of the Senate. So Obama trying to smear soldiers who served Honorably being slimed isn't unexpected. Obama has absolutely no integrity. Members of Bergdahl's unit better get ready to deal with the IRS and having personal private records released to demonstrate they are as bad as Bergdahl!

dichotomy
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dichotomy 06/07/14 - 10:23 am
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"Now what excatly is the

fedex227....I got your 12 year old right here...."Now what excatly is the difference between this President his predecessors?"

The DIFFERENCE is Bergdahl was a DESERTER, SYMPATHIZER, and COLLABORATER. The DIFFERENCE is that our soldiers are still in ARMED COMBAT with the groups in which these 5 TERRORISTS will resume their roles as senior planners.

The DIFFERENCE is "axis-of-evil" does not equate to TERRORISTS.

The DIFFERENCE is that ALL of your cited instances were to retrieve HOSTAGES....not DESERTERS, SYMPATHIZERS, and COLLABORATORS.

jimmymac
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jimmymac 06/07/14 - 11:01 am
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OBAMA
Unpublished

In every major decision Obama has made since he's been in office has turned out to be a fiasco. This man's judgment has been so consistently wrong you wonder if he's on the same planet as the rest of us. He has no understanding of the damage he's doing to our country or on second thought maybe he does!

fedex227
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fedex227 06/07/14 - 11:24 am
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Sorry Dich ...

all your DICH'S CAPS DOES NOT MAKE IT SO. Looks good though.

freeradical
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freeradical 06/07/14 - 11:27 am
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Every Captured Soldier Tortured & Murdered

To date every captured TRUE soldier the cowardly Taliban has gotten

their hands on has suffered the same fate .

Savagely tortured , followed by murder .

EXCEPT ONE !

The only reason the snake Bergdhal was taken care of so tenderly is

is because snakes slither together .

I just thank God that he is just like his old man and the military /

government will only be able to keep his big mouth shut for a very

short time .

KSL
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KSL 06/07/14 - 12:01 pm
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In the picture I saw, he

In the picture I saw, he didn't look all that sick. He was standing erect, obviously able to walk. There is something fishy about what the administration is saying about his health.

carcraft
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carcraft 06/07/14 - 12:10 pm
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I am not going to completely

I am not going to completely blast Bergdahl, or Obama. If my son were in the hands of the Taliban I would want him back reguardless of how he got there. Obama not notifying Congress and seeking a victory lap for a bad deal most people hold thier nose over is what is weird. Allowing Bergdahl's dad a Taliban moment is strange. I would want to strangle the jerks instead of tweeting I would help get more terrorest released if he were my son. Doesn't Obama know he got rolled again?

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 06/07/14 - 12:52 pm
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Taliban

or any other problem that the WH should be concerned with, is "being looked into or investigated" or what have you, but in the wrong way, selling our country down the river with every lie.
And fedex - why don't you learn how to fly a kite (if you know that expression)

myfather15
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myfather15 06/07/14 - 01:44 pm
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fedex

"What is the difference between SGT Bergdal and other servicemen in this country? Got it? Let the Fox News talking toints begin."

I don't need Fox News, partner!! I actually served my Country in the United States Marine Corps and continue serving the public in law enforcement. I KNOW what serving HONORABLY is all about!! Yes, there is a huge difference in serving, and serving with HONOR!!

Bergdahl is a scumbag who deserved nothing less than to be left, right where he CHOSE to go!! And the scumbag occupying the White House deserves to be kicked out!!

If you're talking Soldiers, Marines, Sailors or Airmen who were captured while engaging the enemy in battle, honorably; then I couldn't care less who the President is, I will support bringing them home!! I WILL NOT support bringing a radical Islamist traiter back, after American soldiers lost their lives trying to find him, when he CHOSE to leave!!

He and his whole family make me SICK!!! You hear me? SICK!!! His father speaking to him in arabic, while at the White House!! Using the pathetic excuse that his son probably doesn't understand english after 5 years in "captivity"!!! Are you serious with this? Only other HATE-AMERICA leftists would ever buy such non-sense!!

Darby
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Darby 06/07/14 - 02:59 pm
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"Sorry Dich ...

all your DICH'S CAPS DOES NOT MAKE IT SO. Looks good though"

.
Funny, it sure works for me. But that's just a function of the truth. It doesn't change, CAPITALIZATION or lower case, it's STILL the TRUTH!

Darby
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Darby 06/07/14 - 03:05 pm
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"Now what excatly is the difference between

this President his predecessors? Wait, I've almost got it"

.
Oh, yeah, NOW I get it! This one is an incompetent, agenda driven, worthless sleaze-bag.

A sleaze-bag who equates a morally deficient traitor with past American heroes.

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 06/07/14 - 05:10 pm
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Under obumler new direction

Under obumler new direction the drone strikes can be used against US citizens if suspected of terrorism. No legal recourse, no bill of rights if they decide your a terrorist in another country, obumler can toast you. Kinda of ironic when our newly freed soldiers could have been targeted by obumler when waving and shooting his AK with his new Taliban friends. One day toast ,one day a celebrity by this administration. No wonder no one can figure out his policies, they were designed by children.

RMSHEFF
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RMSHEFF 06/07/14 - 05:41 pm
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If Obama had a son he would

If Obama had a son he would think like FEDX. You guys are wasting your time trying to reason with him....but good luck. Obama can do no evil !

bubba2014
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bubba2014 06/07/14 - 07:24 pm
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"Obama can do no evil !" Over
Unpublished

"Obama can do no evil !"
Over 90% of blacks will support Obama no matter what he does.

KasparHauser
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KasparHauser 06/08/14 - 11:22 am
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Pot, Kettle, Black...
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All this from the same intellectual ghetto that would have us 'cure' a mentally retarded person so they can be executed... unless the President wanted to do it, too, apparently.

Who let the trog out of the AC basement, AGAIN?! Or, who locked up the only mature (i.e., not foaming at the mouth) adult at the AC in the basement, AGAIN?!

Darby
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Darby 06/08/14 - 11:50 am
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"I see the 12-year olds are back in charge of editorials ..."

And I see that our resident liberals/progressives/socialists are still cutting and pasting from sites like MoveOn and HuffingtonPost, etc.

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 06/08/14 - 10:44 pm
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FedEx... Give it a rest.

FedEx...

Give it a rest. Their minds are made up.
Bregdahl just might be a traitor, but none of these people know for sure but claiming that he is fits their narrative of, "How dare he."

After all, these are people that support the party of Republicans who Swift-boated John Kerry and our Republican US Senator from Ga made Max Cleland appear to be a war criminal.

John Bellinger of the Bush administration says Bush would have done the same thing as President Obama, but ACES won't tell its readers that.

Darby
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Darby 06/09/14 - 05:14 pm
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"After all, these are people that support

the party of Republicans who Swift-boated John Kerry and our Republican US Senator from Ga made Max Cleland appear to be a war criminal."

.
Is "the party of Republicans" the same thing as the Republican Party?

And try as you might, the Swift Boat Veterans were not the ones who lied to Congress about American actions in Vietnam. And not one of them threw medals (some of them not his own and not earned) over the White House fence.

And not a single allegation was EVER MADE suggesting that Cleland was a war criminal. He lost three limbs, in a combat zone, but NOT DUE TO COMBAT, but due to his own negligence. For that, Democrats called him a war hero and used him to "put down" more conservative veterans.

That was still by far, superior to the hero that OzBama is trying SO HARD to make of deserter Bergdahl.

When it come to credibility in war, Dems can be SO NEEDY!

Darby
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Darby 06/09/14 - 05:16 pm
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I can't help it....

I just have this really strong, overpowering feeling that your average Democrat would sell his mother to the Taliban if it got him some creds with the party elite.

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