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Debate stirs over US-Taliban captive swap

President Barack Obama walks with Jani Bergdahl, left, and Bob Bergdahl to the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Saturday after speaking about the release of their son, U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Barack Obama walks with Jani Bergdahl, left, and Bob Bergdahl to the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Saturday after speaking about the release of their son, U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl can expect a buoyant homecoming after five years in Taliban hands, but those in the government who worked for his release face mounting questions over the prisoner swap that won his freedom.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

Even in the first hours of Bergdahl’s handoff to U.S. special forces in eastern Afghanistan, it was clear this would not be an uncomplicated yellow-ribbon celebration. Five terrorist suspects also walked free, stirring a debate in Washington over whether the exchange will heighten the risk of other Americans being snatched as bargaining chips and whether the released detainees — several senior Taliban figures among them — would find their way back to the fight.

U.S. officials said Sunday that Bergdahl’s health and safety appeared in jeopardy, prompting rapid action to secure his release. “Had we waited and lost him,” said national security adviser Susan Rice, “I don’t think anybody would have forgiven the United States government.”

Republicans said the deal could set a troubling precedent — one called it “shocking.” Arizona Sen. John McCain said of the five Guantanamo detainees, “These are the hardest of the hard core.”

Tireless campaigners for their son’s freedom, Bob and Jani Bergdahl thanked all who were behind the effort to retrieve him. “You were not left behind,” Bob Bergdahl told reporters, as if speaking to his son. “We are so proud of the way this was carried out.” He spoke in Boise, Idaho, wearing a long bushy beard he’d grown to honor his son, as residents in the sergeant’s hometown of Hailey prepared for a homecoming celebration.

The five detainees left Guantanamo aboard a U.S. military aircraft flying to Qatar, which served as go-between in the negotiations. They are to be banned from leaving Qatar for at least a year. Among the five: a Taliban deputy intelligence minister, a former Taliban interior minister with ties to al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and a figure linked by human rights monitors to mass killings of Shiite Muslims in Afghanistan in 2000 and 2001.

Bergdahl, 28, was being treated at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. Officials did not offer details about Bergdahl’s health to support their contention that his release had to be arranged without delay. Rice on one hand said he had lost considerable weight and faced an “acute” situation. Yet she said he appeared to be “in good physical condition” and “is said to be walking.”

Questions persisted, too, about the circumstances of Bergdahl’s 2009 capture. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel declined to comment on earlier reports that the sergeant had walked away from his unit, disillusioned with the war. Such matters “will be dealt with later,” Hagel said.

Hagel, visiting troops in Afghanistan, was met with silence when he told a group of them in a Bagram Air Field hangar: “This is a happy day. We got one of our own back.” It was unclear whether the absence of cheers and applause came from a reluctance to display emotion in front of the Pentagon chief or from any doubts among the troops about Bergdahl.

In weighing the swap, U.S. officials decided that it could help the effort to reach reconciliation with the Taliban, which the U.S. sees as key to more security in Afghanistan. But they acknowledged the risk that the deal would embolden insurgents.

Republicans pressed that point. “Have we just put a price on other U.S. soldiers?” asked Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. “What does this tell terrorists, that if you capture a U.S. soldier, you can trade that soldier for five terrorists?”

Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois said, “I’m going to celebrate him coming home,” but added that the release of “five mid- to high-level Taliban is shocking to me, especially without coming to Congress.”


  • SniperFire

    Obama bested again. Dude couldn’t run a Bake Sale.

    • TruthWhisperer

      Reality has not always been your strong suite has it?

      Killed Osama Bin Laden, Doubled the DJIA, Ended the housing crisis out of W’s war.

      That has to hurt especially since he took a play out of Reagans playbook

      • golfingirl

        DJIA = Dow Jones Industrial Average. Increased due to Fed policy, low interest rates = “free money” to invest.

        The result was the “wealth gap” has increase under his administration, the very thing Obama despises.

        He touts even wealth distribution, but his policies have resulted in wealth disparity.

        Those with money to invest have benefitted from his policies, not the middle class he claims he represents.

        • TruthWhisperer

          Yeah, When is the last time that happened during a Republican President?

          Last time before Obama was Clinton.

          I will await your answer.

          Should be easy for you sweet cheeks

          You would think if thats what he ‘despises’ the DJIA would tank.

          Sucks when facts prove you wrong doesn’t it ?

          Its almost as if you have been wrong the entire time and reality backs me up :-)

          • golfingirl

            So, who benefitted from it? Not saying it did not happen, but contrary to everything Obama stands for…..wealth redistribution.

            Not the middle-class, not the poor….those with money to invest!

            I am happy the market doubled, but I can assure you it was despite Obama, not because of him. It was never a part of his plan….the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer.

            It happened because of a weak economy, where interest rate increases would have been devastating!

            Why do you write like a child?

          • TruthWhisperer

            I write like a child so you can comprehend it, See when you run out of logic you immediately resort to name calling.

            Like a selfish little child would.

            Thanks for proving my point.

            Sucks when that happens doesnt it?

          • Starryeyes63

            Name the top 10 liberal demoncrats that have given up their wealth for income equality???? I will wait………

          • TruthWhisperer

            Why should I? You cant name 1 Republican haha

            Im embarrassed for you

          • Sis Delish

            Okay, I’ll bite.

            Dear C-T Blog Myna Bird, who was the last President to Double Gasoline Prices under their Term(s) in Office?

          • Starryeyes63

            OH OH I know!!!!!!! Carter & Obamao

          • TruthWhisperer

            Now you want me to name 10 yet you still haven’t named a Republican President that the DJIA doubled under.

          • Pablo Jones

            It doubled under Bush.

          • TruthWhisperer

            and then what happened before he left?

            Yeah a crash and a good crash.

            Any other nominations?

            Maybe Abe Lincoln LOL

          • Pablo Jones

            It crashed when people knew President Obama was getting elected.

          • Sis Delish

            Agreed.

          • TruthWhisperer

            still waiting for any response Starry

            Whats taking you so long?

            Google slow?

          • Starryeyes63

            I am still wait??? Sucks when that happens doesnt it?

          • TruthWhisperer

            Waiting for you sweet cheeks.

            Where is your republican list? you ask for more and more yet you cant name a single person

            Sucks when facts, reality and logic shame you isnt it?

          • TruthWhisperer

            Still here where is your response?

            Got nothing but denial? Makes it tough doesnt it well have another cup of Kool Aid haha

          • TruthWhisperer

            Where are you at? Hemorrhoids keeping you from making a response or spending too much time on your dating website because you are all alone with nothing else to do?

          • Starryeyes63

            Tell me beside sitting in your mom’s basement posting on your Obamao phone, and collecting welfare what have YOU done for the good of mankind or your Country???

          • TruthWhisperer

            welp?

            Google didnt give you the results?

            looks like you lost again

          • TruthWhisperer

            still waiting, its funny because I chased your other 3 dipsticks out and no you are out also?

            Simple question yet no answer

            Why so?

          • TruthWhisperer

            Really, When is the last time a Republican President had the DJIA double under them.

            Where is your answer?

          • TruthWhisperer

            Still waiting

            When is the last time a Republican President had the DJIA double under them.

            Where is your answer?

            i answered your questions yet you hide in the shadows

          • B4CE

            Big Pharma benefitted! The rest of us languished behind!

          • Pablo Jones

            The dow doubled under Bush after the dot com bust and 9/11. Without the Federal Reserve dumping over $85 billion a month into stocks.

            And as I have explained to you before the market is extremely over valued. Once the Fed stops propping up the market the crash will be even worse than 2008 or 2000. The result will be bad not only for investors, but worse for the pension funds. They will be having a large number of their employees retiring soon and a 50% drop in the market will severely damage them to the point of government bailouts.

          • Starryeyes63

            Glad I funded my own retirement……….. and I retired at 42…..

          • TruthWhisperer

            Clinton was a great President that afforded you to do that.

            Warren Buffet and Bill gates meet your request.

            MAN FACTS BEAT YOU AGAIN!

            Better go back into retirement because this world chews you up everytime you show your face here haha

          • Pablo Jones

            What exactly did President Clinton do for him? Any Specifics? Did he force him to save? Did he force people to do business with him?

          • TruthWhisperer

            If I have to explain that to you then you need some 5th grade history class

            Also Starry Eyes really needs your help right now.

            She cant think for herself and hides until you make it back

          • Pablo Jones

            Is 5th grade too advanced for you? Ok explain it in 1st grade language if you can.

            Seriously. If Clinton personally picked who could retire and other that would lose everything he was a real pr!ck.

          • Starryeyes63

            Ummm NO we made ours under Reagan…….

          • TruthWhisperer

            Oh when the stock market crashed and taxes were raised 11 times and he tripled the deficit?

            That was when he negotiated with terrorist right?

            Stay in school old lady

          • Starryeyes63

            Hey because you are a welfare old maid, don’t make me an old lady.

          • TruthWhisperer

            An old maid that still is waiting for a response.

            Whats taking so long?

            did you ask Pablo what you are supposed to think?

          • TruthWhisperer

            still waiting

          • Bill Love

            Clinton caused the housing crisis he made it right for everybody to own a house even when they couldn’t afford the loans the government back the loans and when they foreclosed guess who had to pay it

          • TruthWhisperer

            Im waiting, Say you still alone with no partner because nobody will have you?

          • Starryeyes63

            No I have a wonderful husband. who retired at 50. ( in 2002 again under Bush.)

          • TruthWhisperer

            Oh right when W crashed the Economy, Good thing Clinton was there to have that balanced budget and surplus .

            Otherwise you would have lost everything.

            Good Guy Clinton!

          • Starryeyes63

            uumm try again Clinton was CinC 1992-2000 WE retired under Bush made our money under Reagan
            And CONGRESS aka Newt Gingrich balanced the budget & dragged Clinton Kicking & Screaming

          • TruthWhisperer

            When Reagan Crashed the stock market is where you got your money?

            Thats has to feel American.

            Good Job

          • Pablo Jones

            Before Reagan was elected the Dow was 950 and in 1987 it was at 2722 for a 182% increase. Even after the crash at the end of 87 the market was still up for the year for a doubling of the stock market. Again without having to prime it with Billions of dollars every month.

          • Starryeyes63

            Never invested in stocks.

          • TruthWhisperer

            Still waiting

          • TruthWhisperer

            Newt haha yeah thats the guy that gut whooped real bad wasnt it?

            haha facts have never been your strong suit

          • TruthWhisperer

            Still waiting for your answer?

          • HankKwah

            What you fail to realize is that Clinton had a REPUBLICAN-CONTROLLED CONGRESS. THEY passed the budget, he signed it.

            There was a BUDGET SURPLUS, but there was still DEBT.

            It amazes me how you libs believe every letter of the dem talking points, but you DON’T UNDERSTAND THEM.

            How’s it feel to get whooped twice in the space of 3 minutes??

          • B4CE

            A budget was passed because CONs didn’t set out to sabotage and make the President a one termer before OBama was even sworn in.
            Can’t work with the opposition party if they set out to destroy you before you can even begin!

          • Pablo Jones

            If you are referring to President Obama, the Democrats controlled both houses of congress 2 years before and 2 years after he became president.

          • HankKwah

            Stop. You still don’t know what you’re talking about. Just shut up.

          • TruthWhisperer

            Still waiting…. I asked Pablo to come back but he cant hang either.

            I bet if you turn on Rush he can help you since you are unable to do so buy yourself

          • TruthWhisperer

            Yeah, If would and could doesnt really do it in Reality.

            Too bad ehh? otherwise you Conservatives might actuall be right for once but you lose

            Again

          • Pablo Jones

            And what exactly do you have an issue with?
            1. Every time the market has been valued this high above GDP the market has crashed 50%.
            2. The Government has been pumping in about $85 billion into the market for 4 years. That’s around $4 trillion dollars that have been artificially added to the market. That equals 20% of the market value. This is the primary reason there hasn’t been any significant inflation on goods all the money is going into the market. Trying to prop up the market is what they tried to do in 1929.
            3. Pension funds are already struggling to make payments and are using an estimated 8% return from the market just stay even. A market crash in the near future will drain their resources just when they are needed most.

            I don’t care if the market crashes. The higher the market goes the more money I pull out. When it crashes I’ll buy low.

          • TruthWhisperer

            If when and could haves do nothing

            We are talking about reality here Pablo

          • Pablo Jones

            I stated facts. Hell if you don’t agree double down take a home equity loan out and put more money on the market.

        • HankKwah

          Ever notice when you back a lib into the corner with facts that they cannot defend or deny, they change the subject? And attack?

          • Starryeyes63

            I am waiting for Ms Truth to list all the wealthy liberal that have given their wealth up for income equality.

          • HankKwah

            Better grab a chair, a book and something to drink. You’ll be a long while.

            Like, eternity?

          • TruthWhisperer

            Bill Gates, Warren Buffet

            What do you got besides an empty pot to P in haha

          • Pablo Jones

            What have they given up? Seems to be they are still some of the wealthiest people in the country?

          • HankKwah

            I got your skull.

            Oh, that’s what you were talking about.

            Whoops.

            And whooped. Again. Thanks for making my day.

          • TruthWhisperer

            Your turn Hank, name someone I’ll be waiting right here.

          • TruthWhisperer

            Already named two Libs silly yet you cant name ONE SINGLE REPUBLICAN

            PS You retired under Clinton then right?

            Facts got you tripped up again

            PS Ill wait for your Republican Names.

            But incase you got confused lets start with Warren Buffett and Bill gates.

            Your turn sweet cheeks.

          • Starryeyes63

            No I actually retired under Bush(2006), Buffet & Gates are still MULTY Billionaires I said GIVE UP….. Studies have proven conservatives are much more charitable. Nest Conservative are NOT calling for income equality. we have equal opportunity it is WHAT you do with it. And believe I did NOT come from money. I EARNED IT.

          • TruthWhisperer

            Still cant name a Republican ehh?

            Just proves how right I am

            Still waiting

          • TruthWhisperer

            So when are you going to name a Republican>

            At this point you are 0 for 131 gainst me

          • Pablo Jones

            Were you one of those kids that would lose a game and cry until the person you were playing says fine you win?

          • TruthWhisperer

            Reality is on my side, Sorry

          • Pablo Jones

            Just like every crazy person

          • Starryeyes63

            Koch brother give away Millions 2-2 But read my other comments

          • golfingirl

            Ignore him/her.

            It is people like TruthWhisperer that allow politicians to get away with what they have for so long.

            Fact is, Obama is the weakest President ever, with the possible exception of Jimmy Carter, when it comes to foreign policy.

            This is simply another example of his weakness. Stop feeding the animals, and he will go away.

          • Starryeyes63

            Yeah you are right I am done with him/ her

          • TruthWhisperer

            You are done because you cant name the last time a Republican President had the DJIA double under them.

            Where is your answer?

          • Pablo Jones

            Again the market doubled under Bush and Reagan.

          • Starryeyes63

            No I am done because you are a TROLL. I never invested in the market but your question has been answered numerous times tell me beside sitting at home collecting welfare and posting from your Obamao phone what have you done for the good of mankind or your country.

          • TruthWhisperer

            still waiting for you to give a coherent answer.

            unless you claim opinion news articles are your ‘Facts’

            when are you going to answer my question?

            When is the last time a Republican President had the DJIA double under them.

            Where is your answer?

          • TruthWhisperer

            you cant answer it either

            just make up other things and hope reality goes away

            Good job

          • TruthWhisperer

            Fact is you cant answer it either.

            Its funny because you think he is weak on foreign policy but we are leaving afghanistan and killed Osama Bin Laden

            sucks when you get proven wrong ehh?

          • TruthWhisperer

            yeah Koch Brothers just as Pablo said.

            Yet you cant name 1 can you?

            Are fringe Tea partiers considered Republican or mentally ill?

          • TruthWhisperer

            Starry Im waiting,

          • TruthWhisperer

            yeah Pablo already said that, You missed the bus on that.

          • Starryeyes63
          • TruthWhisperer

            still waiting for when is the last time a Republican President had the DJIA double under them.
            Where is your answer?

          • Pablo Jones

            George W. Bush. and Ronald Reagan. Both double the market will president. George HW Bush had a 50% gain, even with a recession.

          • TruthWhisperer

            Still waiting, you need Pablo to post first so you have a thought in your head?

          • TruthWhisperer

            Studies?

            You have a source or just hot air again?

            Let me see if I can get Pablo for you.

            Maybe he can thing for you

          • Starryeyes63
          • TruthWhisperer

            Opinion pieces from a hack website?

            Really?

            thats too bad, Maybe if you can get Golfn Gorl to like you comments that will make you right?

          • Pablo Jones

            I believe the Koch brothers have given a larger percentage of their wealth to non-political charitable causes than Gates or Buffet. There you go that is 2.

          • Starryeyes63

            BRAVO

          • TruthWhisperer

            Yet you cant can you?

            got to have someone jump in for you because you are weak and ignorant

            Here I am beating 4 of you at the same time

            too bad thanks for the laugh heavy

          • Starryeyes63

            you are just too good for me ( LMAO)

          • Starryeyes63

            Here I will name 2 more my husband and I own multiple properties have house veterans and single mother FREE OF CHARGE

          • TruthWhisperer

            Still waiting

          • TruthWhisperer

            Starry when are you going to think for yourself. It looks like Pablo logged off and its just you and I with Reality.

            Scared?

          • Starryeyes63

            REPUBLICAN ARE NOT CALLING FOR INCOME EQUALITY…………..

          • TruthWhisperer

            Really, When is the last time a Republican President had the DJIA double under them.

            Where is your answer?

          • TruthWhisperer

            welp?

            still no facts? Google down or maybe you just got your clocked cleaned.

          • TruthWhisperer

            Let me know when you get Pablo, Golfn girl, Hank and Pable.

            I’ll embarrass you whenever you like.

            Kinda strange that all 4 of you run like cowards when asked a couple simple questions.

            I even answered your questions after the fact and you still cant answer the original questions

          • Starryeyes63

            I HAVE ANSWERED AND POSTED LINKS get a clue

          • TruthWhisperer

            Really, When is the last time a Republican President had the DJIA double under them.

          • TruthWhisperer

            Still waiting, it was my first question but instead you asked me to name 2 libs. and I did

            So when are you going to answer?

          • Pablo Jones

            The ones you listed, haven’t given up their money. They still have it.

          • Starryeyes63

            Can’t count either I said 10……………

          • TruthWhisperer

            Yeah Im still waiting for you to answer When is the last time a Republican President had the DJIA double under them.
            Where is your answer?

            You want me to answer 10 but you can’t answer 1

            LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

          • TruthWhisperer

            Still waiting

          • TruthWhisperer

            welp? when can you answer the question?

            I answered yours

          • TruthWhisperer

            still waiting.

          • Starryeyes63
          • TruthWhisperer

            Your proof is an opinion piece from NYT?

          • TruthWhisperer

            Still waiting When is the last time a Republican President had the DJIA double under them.
            Where is your answer?

          • TruthWhisperer

            Still waiting or am I going to have to ask you over at NYT.com?

          • TruthWhisperer

            I need an answer, You can do that cant you?

          • Bill Love

            under Bush you dumbass

          • TruthWhisperer

            Did you google it?

            still waiting

          • TruthWhisperer

            You have not posted a link either.

            You like to say you do things but when asked for proof you just kinda go away dont you?

            Dont feel bad its a typical Republican trait

          • TruthWhisperer

            Still dont see it, PS we already listed Koch brothers is what Pablo said

            You said nothing

            you still say nothing

          • TruthWhisperer

            Really, When is the last time a Republican President had the DJIA double under them.

            There is no answer

            where is it?

            Are you going to post it

          • TruthWhisperer

            Im still waiting

          • TruthWhisperer

            Really, When is the last time a Republican President had the DJIA double under them.

            Where is your answer?

          • golfingirl

            When was the last time a Republican had a $17.5M deficit?

            Just keep printing the money, the DJIA will continue to rise, and the rich will just keep getting richer.

            I thought Obama was a champion for the “little” man?”

            Another lie, but at least this one benefitted the very people he claims to despise!

            Maybe he is for helping the wealthy after all?

            Looks like he forgot about you as soon as you cast your vote for him.

          • golfingirl

            I honestly could care less about your questions, or your comments.

            What in the world do these questions have to do with the story here anyway?

            Nothing, absolutely nothing!

            Back to the original story.

            The coward Obama released the “Taliban All-Star Team” in exchange for the release of an American who deserted his fellow troops, putting them all at risk.

            That is the story, nothing else. What does the Dow have to do with this story?

            Man, you are stretching here. Time to bring the plane in for a landing!

            I have no idea what you are talking about, or how you got here based on the original article.

          • golfingirl

            You do a fine job of embarrassing yourself. No need for anyone else here to assist.

            Tell me, you have to be doing this on purpose? I mean, the whole being this dumb “thing.”

            Tell me this is just an act and restore my faith that there is some small piece of intelligence in that little cranium of yours.

          • TruthWhisperer

            Glad you jumped in Because Starry eyes wasnt able to come up with any.

            She is so happy you did that for her

          • Pablo Jones

            George Mitchell, who pioneered fraking also donated most of his money as well.

            What Democrats have donated most of their money? Kennedy’s, Clinton’s, Gore’s?

          • Pablo Jones

            I’m at 3 and you are at 2. Actually you are at 0 since they still have their money. Even with Bill Gates he just transferred bank account by putting the money in his foundation, most of it hasn’t even been spent.

          • Starryeyes63

            Actually you have listed 6 I think, but the whole thing got out of hand.

          • Starryeyes63

            Now that the troll is gone the Bushes (X2) have given millions, Romney gave his entire inheritance made his own and has given Millions, The Reagan Gave millions when Ronny was alive Nancy still gives. Hannity & Rush give away millions, and even moderate Billy O’rielly gives millions a way. I think covers our 10

          • Pablo Jones

            How about Phil Knight donating over $500 million.

            Charles Bartlett Johnson over $250 million.

            That is 5 now. Where are yours?

          • TruthWhisperer

            still waiting

          • TruthWhisperer

            Still got nothing?

          • TruthWhisperer

            still waiting

            Really, When is the last time a Republican President had the DJIA double under them.

            Where is your answer?

          • golfingirl

            I do thank Obama for the pathetic economy and the opportunity to nearly double my investment portfolio, due to the artificial support his Fed Policy has created since he came into office.

            Like so many of his other policies, the poor have suffered, while the wealthy have gotten wealthier.

            He preaches against the “rich,” but his policies have widened the wealth gap more than under any other president.

            Again, he was wrong, but at least this time I benefited from his miscalculation.

          • TruthWhisperer

            Named two Liberals that you asked for yet you have provided zero.

            Hows it feel to get whooped again?

          • Starryeyes63

            can you READ????? we listed the Koch brother who have given far more & my self.

          • TruthWhisperer

            so your answer is you and your hubby and Pablo’s answer with a side of opinion pieces when I ask you
            When is the last time a Republican President had the DJIA double under them.

            Where is your answer?

          • TruthWhisperer

            Still waiting

          • HankKwah

            LMAO

            “Whooped”????? By WHO??? YOU?????

            You’re another flash-in-the-pan wannabe troll.

            Here’s your answer: B4CE and popper.

            They dodge and deny like you. I flushed them like you need it.

          • golfingirl

            That definitely seems to be a pattern.

        • B4CE

          Must have been all that “free market” working it self out. Kinda like big Pharma… Oh, wait never mind. The biz with the deepest pockets makes the most money, you know all about that, don’t you?

      • Pablo Jones

        Don’t forget Obama also killed the Black teenagers in Africa.

        • TruthWhisperer

          And was born in Kenya and is a secret Muslim, Socialist, terrorist, marxist thats coming to take away your guns….One of these years

          • Pablo Jones

            Did he not order the killing of black teenagers if Africa?

          • TruthWhisperer

            BENGHAZIII!

          • Pablo Jones

            HAHA you have no idea what I’m talking about above do you? President Obama actually took credit for killing black African teenagers.

          • TruthWhisperer

            War kills people

            you didnt know ?

          • Starryeyes63

            what war do we have in Africa??? Go back to school old maid

          • TruthWhisperer

            its called a conflict, Do you even pay attention to reality?

            Its a pretty big continent

            haha

            your ignorance is showing starry eyes.

          • Pablo Jones

            Still waiting for your response to President Obama ordering the killing of black African teenagers.

          • Starryeyes63

            So what conflict Iraq nor Afghanistan is in Africa.

          • Pablo Jones

            Sorry. It wasn’t a war. Try again. President Obama specifically ordered the killing of those Black African teenagers.

          • TruthWhisperer

            BENGHAZI!!!

          • Pablo Jones

            Saying the same wrong answer over and over doesn’t make it right.

      • Gloria K

        The internet had a huge impact on the stock market by bringing in far more investors not Obama.

        If he could get Osama Bin Laden then surely he could have gotten this soldier the same way after all he had over 5 years to plan.

        How exactly did he end the housing crisis out of W’s war?

        The hostages from Reagan’s deal were all citizens on a plane hijacked by Shia terrorists where they killed one of our Navy divers and kept 7 of our countrymen because they had Jewish sounding surnames. Not a Soldier and for you to try and compare the two tells me you do not understand our Military at all.

    • TruthWhisperer

      Bested as in saving lives?

      You are not used to that are you? republicans kill for oil

  • bROWNS77

    They should have injected microchips in the 5 released.
    I’m sure they must have , the government can’t be that ignorant.
    Then we can trace their movement.
    Glad we brought a soldier home!

    • TruthWhisperer

      How do you know that was not done?

      • golfingirl

        Because the U.S. government only spies on their own.

        • TruthWhisperer

          Thats the story you are going with?

          Thanks for the laugh!

    • SniperFire

      ‘ the government can’t be that ignorant.’

      The Obamster never ceases to amaze on that measure!

      • TruthWhisperer

        Well they cant all kill Osama Bin Laden can they?

        What have you done for your country toots?

        • Starryeyes63

          Well I served in the USAF Husband US Army You toots?????

        • SniperFire

          The grownups are talking, child.

    • Pablo Jones

      You watch too many tv shows. For a non-powered chip even with the best tech you would have to been no more than a few hundred feet away. For a powered unit the “micro-chip” would be more like a Macro-chip several times the size of a cell phone.

      Now what would have been actually feasible is to pack them with explosives and a timer. But while feasible there is no chance of that happening. 1. The US wouldn’t dare do that. 2. It would be awfully hard to hide a fresh incision wound.

      Even better idea would be to inject them with some type of contagious virus that our people would have already been vaccinated against.

  • SniperFire

    “I am ashamed to be an American. And the title of US soldier is just the lie of fools.”

    - Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

  • Tom

    I still don’t understand why we have Gitmo… “Arizona Sen. John McCain said of the five Guantanamo detainees, ‘These are the hardest of the hard core.’”… then why don’t we give them a trial and prove it and provide justice?

    • SniperFire

      Obama just released 5 of the most dangerous terrorists in the world in a self-serving PR stunt. Nobody debates that.

      • HankKwah

        He’s trying to make amends for Benghazi. By failing to such a degree that “miserably” cannot begin to scratch it.

        • Starryeyes63

          Or divert from the VA scandal…

          • SniperFire

            That is what they are attempting.
            The C-T will oblige, on cue.

  • Sis Delish

    Any story referencing anything Susan Rice spews should be suspect.

    Guess it was Okay 1, 2, 3, and 4 years ago not to get this Soldier out… the Administration wasn’t in trouble during those years?

  • luvmytoaster

    5 for 1 huh…..what a deal for the Taliban……

    • SniperFire

      I would luv to play poker with Obama. Such a weak stick.

  • golfingirl

    We now have a price on American “heads.”

    This is a huge victory for the Taliban. These 5 will be back in the battlefield shortly, and killing more Americans.

    This soldier left his combat post without permission. He is a deserter.

  • SniperFire

    This is why you don’t make someone POTUS who have never ran so much as a hotdog cart in his life. Elections have consequences.

  • Pablo Jones

    While it is good that he has been freed, it does set a troubling precedent. If 1 US prisoner equals 5 of theirs then they may try and capture more of our troops. Then again it might be that instead of killing our troops they will keep them alive.

    • Pablo Jones

      I’m starting to like my idea of infecting them before releasing them. Even if it isn’t a deadly virus, maybe just something that will give them a nasty rash that won’t go away. Maybe scabies.

  • Jeff

    I love how comments always run off topic…smh

  • golfingirl

    Nothing more than another distraction from Obama to divert attention from the real issues facing this country.

    A gesture to the Armed Services, to get minds off the real disservice to the veterans of this country, the VA crisis.

    The VA Death Panel is but a foreshadowing of things to come for all Americans who believe in a single payer healthcare system. The VA is our single payer system.

    Put veterans on a “secret waiting list,” remove them from the healthcare system as though they don’t even exist, and let them die before they came receive treatment.

    Didn’t Obama commit to closing down Gitmo, as his first priority in office 6 years ago? Why is it still open? Another broken promise!

  • Starryeyes63
  • golfingirl

    The price of an American soldier is now five Taliban. A new form of currency has been printed.

    We are now negotiating with terrorists!

    Obama wanted to close Gitmo. Is this how he is doing it, by setting them free?

    This will have huge implications for National Security. Releasing war criminals who have sworn to committing their lives to killing Americans.

    I wonder how many more Americans will die due to their release, or have they been rehabilitated and now love America?

    • luvmytoaster

      ….And we still don’t know whether he freely walked away to try to escape – and was was captured, or intentionally joined the enemy…….

    • Starryeyes63

      Actually 10, 5 were quietly released last year to begin talks.

  • Otter

    Geez, I had no idea it was National Feed The Trolls Day.

  • bROWNS77

    Called, my dog face buddies, this dude went A.W.O.L. , saying he was disgusted to
    be an American, he fled the base at night , so as a Marine, I retract my last post and he
    cost 6 lives to look for him , (r.i.p) . Now I switch sides on this loser!
    He jeopardized many lives, and did it to himself.
    This brought new light now that I have intimate info on this punk.
    Court marshaled , when he gets on our soil!
    I bet now he likes America!

    • SniperFire

      So sad that you would have to call others when the Chronicle Telegram should have just reported the entire story about Obama’s evil betrayal.

      Lies by omission is standard operating procedure in the Leftist press of today.

  • golfingirl

    Summary:

    There is no question he deserted. May have also colluded with the enemy.

    As many as 14 American soldiers we’re killed looking for him.

    The U.S. gave up 5 of the most evil men in the world to get him back. Murderers of thousands, including women and children. War criminals, who no doubt will kill again, since they are now free.

    And then the father thanks Allah in front of the President of the United States? Speaking in a foreign tongue. What an embarrassing moment for our Commander in Chief.

    There is something very wrong here.

    Now that he is ‘home,” clean him up and send him to a military prison for the remainder of his life.

  • SniperFire

    ‘The president ignored a law – which he signed last year – requiring him to notify Congress 30 days before releasing anyone from Guantanamo Bay
    The Obama administration never told Capitol Hill until after Bergdahl was in American custody and the US Taliban prisoners were preparing to leave
    A former federal prosecutor told MailOnline that while the 30-day-notice law is probably unconstitutional, putting enemy combatants back in a position to harm Americans is an impeachable offense’

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2646425/Taliban-prisoner-swap-ILLEGAL-claims-GOP-former-federal-prosecutor-claims-lead-Obamas-IMPEACHMENT.html

    • golfingirl

      This president has ignored a lot of laws.

      You can’t even give the enemy a root canal, without government permission, but you can give them back their top generals, so they can reorganize and kill more innocent people, including Americans.

    • Scout

      Ah me….and who will impeach him?

  • Sis Delish

    The History Books of Tomorrow covering this period of America under This Regime… who will write them?

  • Starryeyes63

    And Obamao did not know till he saw it on the news……

  • ekwaykway

    Should have made the exchange and then droned the terrorists with a hellfire missile.

  • Sis Delish

    With the latest disclosures about the AWOL soldier, will “Truth” Whisper finally acquiesce? Or, will the turd continue to support untenable positions?

  • SniperFire

    ‘ The horror that is America is disgusting.’

    - Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

  • SniperFire

    ‘Mullah Omar, the head of the Taliban, doesn’t make statements often. Omar is so reclusive that some have even speculated that he is either dead, or otherwise incapacitated in Pakistan. But on Sunday the Taliban released a statement attributed to Omar, who declared the release of the top five Taliban commanders from Guantanamo a “great victory” for the mujahideen of Afghanistan. ‘

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/trouble-qatar_794062.html

  • luvmytoaster

    …..there is the possibility that he was AWOL – he no longer wanted to be a part of the US Military.

  • SniperFire

    allahu akbar!

  • luvmytoaster

    Again, maybe he went AWOL or is one of them – did he want to be found?

  • SniperFire

    You are deflecting from the fact that Owebama couldn’t run a girl scout troop – and it shows every day.

  • Sis Delish

    I’ll reply to your threat of death, right after the FBI pays you a lil’ visit.

    In case google88 gets a “come to Jesus moment”, here is the real threat, posted this morning just before 9 a.m.:

    google88 • 25 minutes ago
    Hey sniper, gather your gang luvmytoaster and sis delish and join the taliban. Would like to take shots at you all.

  • luvmytoaster

    First of all I COMMENTED, which is my right……Also, the BENEFIT, I’m sure was extremely sad……

  • luvmytoaster

    How sad that this is what we’ve resorted to……

  • luvmytoaster

    You are a complete moron – as I have previously stated, I commented on my opinion – get over it….and while you’re at it, get a job…..

    Maybe try deep sea diving without oxygen?

  • TruthWhisperer

    Thats because you are a coward treasoner that never did anything for your country.

    You are welcome