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« on: June 02, 2014, 04:30:59 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2014, 04:44:07 PM »
yeah, but they got a US serviceman home.  does anyone in their right mind think that republicans are going to get anything but derision if they take the position that this guy shouldn't have been rescued because it was illegal to do it the way it was done?

That's a nonstarter.

The emphasis needs to be on what the five who were released are going to do.  they released 5 biggies - really bad dudes who were classified at the highest risk level of returning to terrorism; surely they still have a bunch of less risky people still being held, couldn't they have exchanged a few of them instead?

That's what needs to be hammered on:  that once again the Obama (mal)administration has proven just how dangerously incompetent it is because not only did it swap 5 for 1, it swapped 5 of the most dangerous for 1; that's the same sort of incompetent negotiating that we're seeing with the Iran nuclear "talks".

By attacking Obama for dangerous incompetence on this because they let 5 really bad guys go when there were some less dangerous guys they could have swapped instead, the focus is on Obama's incompetence, not on the fact that we got a US serviceman back because of the swap.

Optics matter, folks, and unfortunately the republicans seem to be terminally myopic.

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