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http://www.c-span.org/video/?319849-1/secretary-hagel-bergdahl-prisoner-exchange

June 11, 2014
U.S.-Taliban Prisoner Exchange

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Defense Department General Counsel Stephen Preston testify on the release of five Taliban detainees in exchange for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.

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Re: LIVE THREAD>>>Hagel testifies today on Taliban prisoner swap
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2014, 10:12:37 AM »
Following the hearing online, and so far they have not progressed pass opening statements.

Chuckie looks like he had his usual Bloody Mary breakfast......

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Re: LIVE THREAD>>>Hagel testifies today on Taliban prisoner swap
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2014, 10:20:20 AM »
Hagel is reading his opening statement now

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Re: LIVE THREAD>>>Hagel testifies today on Taliban prisoner swap
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2014, 10:20:23 AM »
Adam Smith (D. Wash) is the ranking member, and his remarks make it clear that he does not understand the difference between a criminal and an enemy combatant.  They are in Guantanamo for good reason, perhaps confusing to Democrats but only by choice.  There is nothing wrong with holding enemy combatants who we have been fighting in the field. 

The Taliban is the enemy.  The goal was to remove them from power in Afghanistan, and that has somehow morphed into a willingness to negotiate with some part of the Taliban, "we aren't sure which ones", in order to end the war in Afghanistan, not win it.  Emptying Guantanamo Bay of the worst of the worst prisoners, like the Taliban Dream Team, make it much easier to deal with the less dangerous prisoner.

Chuckie is making his opening statement now.

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Re: LIVE THREAD>>>Hagel testifies today on Taliban prisoner swap
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2014, 10:21:18 AM »
Hagel..Obama made final decision...lol

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Re: LIVE THREAD>>>Hagel testifies today on Taliban prisoner swap
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2014, 10:22:35 AM »
Sounds like Hagel is claiming that the whole deal only came together in a couple of hours, and that's why the Congress was not informed.

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Re: LIVE THREAD>>>Hagel testifies today on Taliban prisoner swap
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2014, 10:22:44 AM »
Byron York ‏@ByronYork 14s

Hagel: Obama 'made the final decision' in Bergdahl case, 'with the full support of his national security team.'

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Re: LIVE THREAD>>>Hagel testifies today on Taliban prisoner swap
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2014, 10:23:12 AM »
Hagel..Obama made final decision...lol
Oh my....I have to go out for a walk will return and check up on this thread.


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Re: LIVE THREAD>>>Hagel testifies today on Taliban prisoner swap
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2014, 10:23:25 AM »
..says no charges pending now on Bergdahl

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Re: LIVE THREAD>>>Hagel testifies today on Taliban prisoner swap
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2014, 10:23:34 AM »
Sounds like Hagel is claiming that the whole deal only came together in a couple of hours, and that's why the Congress was not informed.


that's when they'd got up enough "dutch courage" to go ahead and do it.

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Re: LIVE THREAD>>>Hagel testifies today on Taliban prisoner swap
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2014, 10:25:54 AM »
Hagel: “I have been offended and disappointed by how the Bergdahl family has been treated by some…”

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Re: LIVE THREAD>>>Hagel testifies today on Taliban prisoner swap
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2014, 10:26:03 AM »
Here we go....anyone who has criticized this affair should be ashamed of themselves and ought to examine their own conduct....

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Re: LIVE THREAD>>>Hagel testifies today on Taliban prisoner swap
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2014, 10:27:40 AM »
I would love it if Leon Panetta were to appear before this committee and testify about what he thinks of this affair.


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Re: LIVE THREAD>>>Hagel testifies today on Taliban prisoner swap
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2014, 10:27:41 AM »
David Limbaugh ‏@DavidLimbaugh 26s

Chuck Hagel is sounding awfully dramatic. He’s almost convinced me already it is wise that they released 5 Osama bin Ladens.

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Re: LIVE THREAD>>>Hagel testifies today on Taliban prisoner swap
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2014, 10:29:45 AM »


Hagel: We received a warning from the Qataris that risks to Bergdahl's safety were growing

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Re: LIVE THREAD>>>Hagel testifies today on Taliban prisoner swap
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2014, 10:30:07 AM »
Kara Rowland ‏@kararowland 16s

Hagel: The US agreed to the "mechanics of the exchange" on May 27.

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Re: LIVE THREAD>>>Hagel testifies today on Taliban prisoner swap
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2014, 10:30:28 AM »
Chuck Woolery ‏@chuckwoolery 50s

Taliban, Taliban. Chuck Hagel knows that the Taliban did not hold Bergdah.

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« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2014, 10:31:27 AM »
David Limbaugh ‏@DavidLimbaugh 34s

Shorter Hagel: “We were concerned that ANY delay could jeopardize our pre-meditated plan to release the 5 OBLs on our path to closing Gitmo"

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Re: LIVE THREAD>>>Hagel testifies today on Taliban prisoner swap
« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2014, 10:32:00 AM »
repeating that it was the President's decision..which he supported

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Re: LIVE THREAD>>>Hagel testifies today on Taliban prisoner swap
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2014, 10:32:58 AM »
He's talking about warnings that came through "Qatari intermediaries" about Ibn Bob Bowe al Ameriki's "declining health" that told the Administration that "time was not on our side".

For starters, Qatar has been acting as frontman for most Islamic terrorist groups around the world, especially the Taliban.  They are crafty, they knew that the Obama Administration was anxious to close Gitmo, and they arranged the bait on this deal in such a way as to make it irresistible to an amateur infidel President and his teenage infidel aids and women who surround him.

Obama was played like a cheap instrument by Qatar.

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Re: LIVE THREAD>>>Hagel testifies today on Taliban prisoner swap
« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2014, 10:33:56 AM »
What peril Chuck??  Gonna shoot missiles at 'em from drones??

Besides,  Bush released more Gitmo detainees than Obama ever did......

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Re: LIVE THREAD>>>Hagel testifies today on Taliban prisoner swap
« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2014, 10:34:48 AM »
I wondered if I heard that right



Byron York ‏@ByronYork 44s

Hagel: The 5 Taliban 'have not been implicated in any attacks against the United States.'

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Re: LIVE THREAD>>>Hagel testifies today on Taliban prisoner swap
« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2014, 10:35:48 AM »
Hagel: if the Taliban 5 “return to the fight, they will do so at their own peril.”

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Re: LIVE THREAD>>>Hagel testifies today on Taliban prisoner swap
« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2014, 10:35:49 AM »
The Taliban should award this moron a frickin' medal...

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Re: LIVE THREAD>>>Hagel testifies today on Taliban prisoner swap
« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2014, 10:36:34 AM »
Shannon Bream ‏@ShannonBream 39s

Hagel says: President and I wouldn't have moved forward if we didn't believe we were acting lawfully and in best interest of US.




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