Republicans demand hearings in Congress over soldier's release

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Doc62 wrote:

Karzai’s upset? That POS whines at us to leave, than whines we should stay. He has embezzled millions of our money. Like poor Sgt. Berdahl, let get out NOW! Lock stock and barrel. The Taliban are learning politics in preparation for their eventual takeover.
Taliban will no doubt storm Kabul, like Ho Chi Minh did in 1975. Karzai will slide over to his USA paid for suite at Prince Khalifa’s.

Jun 02, 2014 5:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Well, I’ll be! Who’d a thunk it?!
The hyena fringe howling that they have a new scandal.

The Fox-freak-show must be in a total swoon.

Jun 02, 2014 5:45pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
REnninga wrote:

Congressional Republicans appear to wholeheartedly believe that the voters in their INDIVIDUAL STATES and LOCAL DISTRICTS actually only sent them to Washington, D.C. for the purpose of conducting countless and never-ending hearings and investigations into every step, every word, every thought and every action of the one man in our government who has twice won the Presidency by convincing voter majorities in a NATIONWIDE elections and every single member of his administration. How totally bizarre!

That’s a lot of energy, all directed toward opposition and obstruction of our nation’s business! Too bad that for the past 5-1/2 years non of that energy has been directed toward doing their actual jobs, working to write passable consensus legislation in the economic interests and supporting the well-being of their constituents, American citizens who with the best of intentions trusted them (albeit foolishly).

I would use the words “childish” and “clownish”, to describe the behavior of Congressional Republicans, … but that would be an unfair slander of children, and clowns.

Jun 02, 2014 5:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Yet another sign that the GOP is not interested in doing what is right for their bosses, the voters, but is interested in doing whatever they can to portray Obama as a failure.

This is why we need to exercise our right as their bosses and never vote these people into office again, unless they prove they are willing to govern not obstruct.

Jun 02, 2014 6:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
REnninga wrote:

@Doc62 wrote: “…Taliban will no doubt storm Kabul, like Ho Chi Minh did in 1975.”

Umm, … Ho Chi Minh died in 1969.

Jun 02, 2014 6:04pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
lysergic wrote:


Jun 02, 2014 6:09pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
YesNoMaybeSo wrote:

Someone should take the gun away from near sighted Republicans or they won’t have any feet left.

Jun 02, 2014 6:46pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
sspider wrote:

It’s bad enough for him to walk away from his duty, like a spoiled kid that doesn’t want to play anymore, but if fellow soldiers died trying to save him, he definitely belongs in Leavenworth. To compound matters, Obama just freed high ranking Taliban members, from Cuba. What’s he think they are going to do, take up knitting? He just put millions of people’s lives in jeopardy, for what….a deserter? It will be interesting to see, when all is said and done.

Jun 02, 2014 6:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
p65494 wrote:

They consulted with Bush and Cheney,
both said he should be sent back to
his captors. Those idiots are responsible
for a needless war that killed over 4,000
US soldiers. They walk free today.

Jun 02, 2014 6:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
sspider wrote:

Everyone from the soldiers in the field, to the Pentagon know the truth about what happened with Bergdahl. I’m sure there are reports out the ying-yang covering every detail. That would make it a lie to say the details weren’t clear, especially if fellow soldiers were killed. What do you tell their families?

Jun 02, 2014 6:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
notnow wrote:

So what’s new? Same crap from the repugs. If you repeat a lie often enough, no it does not become the truth and hiding behind religious beliefs, “we are God”, attitude is silly. Religion has nothing to do with politics–you are being used folks! What congressional republicans represent is world take over by the 10% at the expense of us, the 90%. Bergdahl is now freed–good for him and his family. Somehow this hate of other nationals has got to stop. When are the solar cars coming out–oh that’s right the repugs are also still subsidizing the oil industry.

Jun 02, 2014 7:12pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

Republicans act like they never saw a CIA operative before. Yeah, he was a soldier who just wandered off, unarmed, untracked, into a Taliban fort. Looking for a bagel and a stripper.

Let it go. He’s got the information we sent him to get.

Jun 02, 2014 7:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
birdonawire wrote:

Too bad Obama did’t throw it to the House. It would have been a beautiful thing to watch the Tea Party Taliban vote to leave an American soldier in Afghanistan. Boehner probably wouldn’t have let tit come to the floor for a vote.

Jun 02, 2014 7:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
xyz2055 wrote:

Sure! Why not? The Republican’s in the House have nothing better to do.

Jun 02, 2014 7:45pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SixthRomeo wrote:

Graham is not the US Commander in Chief, Karsai is not the US Commander in Chief; anyone not liking what happened is an enemy of the state. The Congress refuses to do anything, whatsoever, in support of the President’s efforts in ending Guantanamo; they had their chance, they refuse to act, they should shut their pie holes.

Jun 02, 2014 8:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

So, in other words, the US government had to act fast, knowingly breaking a law as a matter of safety because this soldier’s health was in danger. They had to break a law in order to do what they felt was the right thing to do. Didn’t Edward Snowden say the same thing last week during his TV interview? And, doesn’t this Congress consider both events to be a threat to national security? Hmmm.

Jun 02, 2014 8:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Whipsplash wrote:

Same republicans, same fake outrage.
Vote every republican out of every office every chance you get!

Jun 02, 2014 8:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
dd606 wrote:

The tweets that his father put out, are bizarre to say the least…

“I am still working to free all Guantanamo prisoners… God will repay for the death of every Afghan child, ameen.”

I wouldn’t exactly call that your average American. If he said that to basically just try and appease the Taliban, then that’s one thing… But if that’s the case, he should come right out and admit that’s why he did it. Otherwise, it is going to be assumed there’s something else going on with this family. He was directly asked about this, and he ignored the question. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Americans are being held in North Korea and numerous other places. The administration doesn’t seem to care one bit about them. I’m wondering why the one person they felt it was necessary to retrieve, was the son of a guy who posts Islamic rhetoric, giving the appearance that he is a sympathizer to the extremists.

Jun 02, 2014 8:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
xyz2055 wrote:

alwayslearning..clever the way you worked Snowden into the conversation..but that dog won’t hunt. What law did the U.S. break? Those 5 were POWs, they’ve been held since 2002 and never charged with any crime. The NSA was set up to execute clandestine (spying) intelligence gathering. The retard know as “Snowden” broke several federal laws proving that’s exactly what they do. Brilliant!!! Snowden is an idiot! Hope he will be very happy in Russia vs. a jail cell in the U.S.

Jun 02, 2014 8:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Jim_Dandy wrote:

Let’s see Sergeant Bergdahl is suspected of desertion and his dad is tweeting he’ll continue until all the Gitmo prisoners are released. I’ve got no questions.

Jun 02, 2014 8:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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