He didn’t tell Congress about the Bergdahl trade beforehand, because he knew some members opposed making a deal which had been on the table for years. As we noted, the regime had previously assured everyone that no deal would go through without Congress being informed beforehand. So that was obviously another lie. At what point does Congress take back their their Constitutional obligation, which Obama is eviscerating, right and left?
Part of the deal on the table had also been giving the Taliban a million dollars. Did Obama give them the money too?
Via Daily Beast:
President Obama released five Taliban leaders from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility on Saturday without consulting Congress and without strict assurances that the militants won’t somehow return to the fight. Republicans on Capitol Hill worry that the swap of these Taliban leaders for American hostage Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is a prelude to a bigger move—the emptying out of Guantanamo entirely.
In his 2014 State of the Union address, Obama promised to shutter the prison built on Cuban soil by the end of the year. Obama now has seven months to fulfill his latest promise to shut down Guantanamo—or come as close to it as he can. During that time, Congress will be unable to prevent the release of the 149 prisoners still there.
“This whole deal may have been a test to see how far the administration can actually push it, and if Congress doesn’t fight back they will feel more empowered to move forward with additional transfers,” said one senior GOP senate aide close to the issue. “They’ve lined up all the dominoes to be able to move a lot more detainees out of Guantanamo and this could be just the beginning.”
Chuck Hagel has also said that he is “under pressure” from within the Obama regime to “act on transfers”. The Secretary of Defense is answerable to the President. So there’s your answer as to “who” he is under pressure from.
The Daily Sheeple
Bowe Bergdahl would detail his disillusionment with the Afghanistan campaign in an e-mail to his parents three days before he went missing.
“I am sorry for everything here,” he wrote. “These people need help, yet what they get is the most conceited country in the world telling them that they are nothing and that they are stupid.”
Bergdahl also complained about fellow soldiers. The battalion commander was a “conceited old fool,” he said, and the only “decent” sergeants, planning to leave the platoon “as soon as they can,” told the privates — Bergdahl then among them — “to do the same.”
“I am ashamed to be an American. And the title of US soldier is just the lie of fools,” he concluded. “I am sorry for everything. The horror that is America is disgusting.”
His dad, who looks like a Taliban convert, responded to the email with this exhortation: “OBEY YOUR CONSCIENCE!” It appears he did.
With “same-sex marriage” proponents winning victory after victory, free-speech rights under attack, the Constitution daily ignored by the Obama administration and fearsome agencies like the IRS, NSA and Justice Department turned against the American people, there’s precious little news these days of victories for the common man, for liberty, for fundamental rights.
And yet, there are important legal victories taking place, many under the national news radar but highly significant nevertheless.
Just ask the residents of Carroll County, Maryland.
Family Security Matters
Eighty-six percent of the U.S. troops who have been wounded in the war in Afghanistan incurred their injuries after January 2009, the month President Barack Obama was first inaugurated, according to the Department of Defense.
The Afghan War began on Oct. 7, 2001, and in the more than 12 years since then, 19,793 U.S. service personnel have been wounded in and around Afghanistan in support of U.S. military activities in that country.
17,095 of those 19,793 wounded U.S. military personnel–or 86.4%–were injured between the start of February 2009 and May 2014. 2,698 of the 19,793–or 13.6 percent–were wounded between October 2001 and January 2009.
To date, 2,198 U.S. military personnel have lost their lives in the Afghanistan War, according to CNSNews.com’s database of U.S. casualties. Among those casualties, 1,629 U.S. military personnel, or 74.1%, have died since Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009.
President Obama announced the first of his multiple increases in U.S. military personnel deployed to Afghanistan on Feb. 17, 2009.
“To meet urgent security needs, I approved a request from Secretary Gates to deploy a Marine Expeditionary Brigade later this spring and an Army Stryker Brigade and the enabling forces necessary to support them later this summer,” Obama said on Feb. 17, 2009. “This increase is necessary to stabilize a deteriorating situation in Afghanistan, which has not received the strategic attention, direction and resources it urgently requires.”
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