New Obama Excuse: Taliban Threatened to Kill Bergdahl if We Followed the Law and Notified Congress or Something

Posted by on Jun 05, 2014 at 1:24 pm
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This is about as believable as Bergdahl serving with honor and distinctions.

The Obama administration has told senators it didn’t notify Congress about the pending swap of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban officials because the Taliban had threatened to kill him if the deal was made public, three congressional officials have told The Associated Press.

The threat, — not just concerns that Bergdahl’s health might be failing — drove the Obama administration to quickly make the deal to rescue him, the officials said Thursday. The threat was transmitted by Qatari officials at the height of the negotiations, they said.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was referring in part to the threat when he said Sunday that “there was a question about his safety,” the officials told the senators in a closed-door briefing on Wednesday.

The latest explanation comes as several administration and congressional officials say that a December video shown to senators in the briefing portrayed Bergdahl’s health as in decline but not so severe that he required an emergency rescue. An assessment by U.S. intelligence agencies in January came to the same conclusion, said two congressional officials familiar with it.

This would all be so much easier if they just told the truth the first time. Well, that would be a first time from this bunch. They can’t trust Congress, but can trust the Taliban. OK.

Oddly enough, some are skeptical of this latest nonsense:


Do we have to?


Has been a great week, huh?

Yup.


They know how to head fake.


Hey, they’re not nearly as bad as those tea-bagging terrorists. Of course this story is complete nonsense:


Dude, that was like, two years ago!


Stop hating on Obama!

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One Response to “New Obama Excuse: Taliban Threatened to Kill Bergdahl if We Followed the Law and Notified Congress or Something”

  1. Blacque Jacques Shellacque on 7/07/14 at 2:57 am

    “The Obama administration has told senators it didn’t notify Congress about the pending swap of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban officials because the Taliban had threatened to kill him if the deal was made public, three congressional officials have told The Associated Press.”

    Sometimes, hard decisions have to be made.

    Obama failed. Again.