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Letter: New heights of hypocrisy

Recently, President Obama secured the release of POW Bowe Bergdahl from the Taliban. Soon after, Republicans condemned his release from the Taliban.

Prior to that, however, many on the right were urging the president to do something about releasing Bergdahl. In a Memorial Day op-ed, New Hampshire Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte called on the Obama administration to make Bergdahl’s release an urgent priority.

“I renew my call on the Defense Department to redouble its efforts to find Sgt. Bergdahl and return him safely to his family,” Ayotte wrote.

Days later, after Bergdahl’s release, Ayotte criticized the deal that secured his freedom.

Last February, in an interview on CNN, Sen. John McCain appeared willing to back a prisoner swap.

“Obviously I’d have to know the details, but I would support ways of bringing him home and if (an) exchange was one of them, I think that would be something I think we should seriously consider,” McCain said at the time.

Sen. James Inhofe, an Oklahoma Republican, stated: “The mission to bring our missing soldiers home is one that will never end. It’s important that we make every effort to bring this captured soldier home to his family,” Inhofe said in a statement in June 2013.

But after the administration announced that the five Taliban detainees had been traded for Bergdahl’s release, Inhofe said the White House had put U.S. soldiers at risk.

How can the right demand the president find a way to release an American POW then condemn it when it happens?



Legacy Comments11

Using the search engine everyone else does, it took me all of 3 minutes to discover multiple sources that document over 500 Guantanamo prisoners being released during the Bush administration, yet none of you who dislike Obama knew or got excited about that, right? Why not?

darn near all of them went to prisons??

No one mentioned here supported the release of these 5 Taliban,,,ever.

This scandal has absolutely ZERO to do with the release of the AOl soldier. It has everything to do with NObama's flagrant violation of the LAW and trading the most hideous murderous prisoners. Only a liberal progressive socialist democrat LIDV can equate the 2 and try once again to change the topic. This was nothing but a WAG THE DOG to take the VA SCANDA:L off the daily news

OK, BestPres, take a deep breath and then try a reality check. Not one of the released Guantanamo prisoners committed an overt act against American citizens equal to what happened yesterday in Nevada. If they were such hideous murderers, how come they haven't been prosecuted for anything? You ought to take your conspiracist twaddle somewhere it might fit better. Infowars, perhaps?

Now you take this...then apologize.

Dear Mrs Gracchus - that is another amazing out of this world post from a resident LIDV - congrats for topping Tillie this week - then again it is only Monday

whoops..forgot the link....I think,...better twice than never..

Count on Jon Stewart to provide a reality check for hyperventilating Faux News empty heads and their toadies.

using the Bluffington Post as a source for anything but comics is embarrassing for you

Notice BPR ignores any publication that that disagrees with his stated OPINIONS, that way he/she doesn't have to take his/her blinders off.

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