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GAO: Obama admin broke law in Bergdahl swap

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 4:20pm
http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/bergdahl-prisoner-swap-cbs-news-poll-shows-majority-say-u-s-gave-up-too-much/

Now this is interesting.

The General Accounting Office has just issued a report concluding that the Department of Defense broke the law in the Bergdahl-Taliban swap (h/t @JakeTapper). It has to do with the requirement of congressional notification prior to transferring a detainee at Gitmo.

Bowe Bergdahl was swapped for 5 high...

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Guess who was missing at funeral of highest ranking officer killed in combat since Vietnam War (Update: Hagel attended)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 15, 2014 at 10:09am
http://bcove.me/a6wwmpmq

NBC News reports:

U.S. Army Major General Harold Greene was buried today at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors, including a caisson, two escort platoons, casket team, firing party, colors team, and a caparisoned horse. The U.S. Army band, “Pershing’s Own,” played softly as...

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American General killed by Afghan soldier

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 11:31am
afghan insider shooting

Reports are coming from Afghanistan today about a brutal shooting of American military personnel at an Afghan-NATO training base in Kabul.

From The New York Times:

A United States Army major general was killed on Tuesday by an Afghan soldier, shot at close range at a military training academy on the outskirts of...

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Meanwhile, Afghanistan sinks deeper into chaos

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 12:35pm
afghan election

As is typical with our mainstream media these days, the sexy story of the day fades as the next sexy story of the day comes along.

Back in the real world, however, the United States and its citizens paid a high price to liberate Afghanistan from the Taliban and end the al-Qaeda...

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Full circle – Johnny “Mike” Spann’s daughter, the Bergdahl swap, and an Afghan warlord

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 1:36pm
http://teamuzunovmedia.blogspot.com/2009/07/afghan-general-dostum.html

The other day we noted how the father of Johnny “Mike” Spann reacted with dismay to the Taliban-Bowe Bergdahl swap.

Mike Spann, a CIA officer and former Marine, was the first American killed in the Afghanistan war, during an uprising of prisoners in Northern Afghanistan. We have c...

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Taliban-Bergdahl swap unpopular, so … blame Hagel

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 11:19am
http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/bergdahl-prisoner-swap-cbs-news-poll-shows-majority-say-u-s-gave-up-too-much/

The polling is pretty consistent that the public is not buying Obama’s spin on the trade of 5 senior Taliban Gitmo detainees for alleged deserter Bowe Bergdahl.

CBS News reports:

Just over a week after U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed by the Taliban, a CBS News Poll shows 45 percent of...

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Heroes of the Taliban victory lap video

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 9:41am
http://youtu.be/nJrSX_E-bGk

The Taliban have released a video of Bowe Bergdahl being released to U.S. Special Forces soldiers who arrived by helicopter. Five high ranking Taliban members were released from Gitmo in exchange.

The release of the video is part of the Taliban victory lap:

(full propaganda video here)

Statements from Bergdahl’s fellow soldiers about the...

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Susan Rice has served with “honor and distinction” too

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 2:30pm
http://youtu.be/BdGe0uP7W-c

Video via Patterico

Why is Rice always put out front to go out on a limb for this administration?

 
 
 

White House narrative of Bowe Bergdahl return under rapid fire

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 8:15am
http://video.foxnews.com/v/3602219622001/exclusive-former-platoon-mates-speak-out-about-bergdahl-/

Since the news broke over the weekend regarding the recovery of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five detainees held at the Guantánamo Bay detention facility, there have been mixed reactions from the public.  Many are obviously very critical of the decision to exchange what are now known to be some...

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Bergdahl: connecting the dots

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 2, 2014 at 8:30am
bergdahl-released

So, we have Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl released in exchange for five of the most notorious Taliban held in Guantanamo, the place Obama keeps saying he wants to empty. This certainly helps to empty it.

The five men will now be held by Qatar, which has reassured us they’ll be in secure...

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Was Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl – Taliban hostage deal worth it? (Reader Poll)

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 9:30am
http://youtu.be/9wB9Nuaziag

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was released yesterday in exchange for 5 top Taliban terrorists held at Gitmo.

On the one hand, an American soldier was brought home. As with the Israelis, it sends a signal that we don’t leave anyone behind, even when the trade is lopsided and frees those who may...

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U.S. soldier released by Taliban in prisoner exchange

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 3:43pm
bergdahl-released

A U.S. soldier held for nearly five years has been released by the Taliban in exchange for five detainees held at the Guantánamo Bay detention facility.

From the New York Times:

The lone American prisoner of war from the Afghan conflict, captured by insurgents nearly five years ago, has been released to American...

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Oh man, did I miss Obama’s Peak Straw Man?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 2:39pm
http://youtu.be/ON0O-kP2ssE

Today is a travel and meeting day for me.

So imagine my consternation to read the comment in the Tip Line from commenter Ragspierre, linking to a National Review post, about Obama’s West Point speech today:

Have we reached peak strawman…???

I have been an Obama straw man afficionado for years.

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Krauthammer: Obama Afghanistan Announcement an Act of Narcissism

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 11:30am
Charles Krauthammer on Putin and Obama

For anyone who’s not aware, before becoming one of America’s most respected political analysts, Charles Krauthammer was a highly respected psychiatrist. In fact, he was the chief of psychiatry at Mass General Hospital in Boston and it doesn’t get much better than that.

Many Americans, including conservatives, believe America should reduce its...

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