Let the politicization of the Bowe Bergdahl release begin
Posted by satyrikon στο Ιουνίου 2, 2014
Republicans are not happy about the Obama administration’s swap of five Guantanamo Bay prisoners for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who had been held by the Taliban for five years. Though Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has said that the swap «was essentially to save the life of Sgt. Bergdahl,» Republicans have three key objections.
Some Republicans are focused on the argument that the administration was negotiating with terrorists for the release of a hostage. White House press secretary Jay Carney disputed thischaracterization in a CNN appearance:
“The fact is he was held in an armed conflict with the Taliban,” Carney said. “We were engaged in an armed conflict with the Taliban, and we have a history in this country of making sure that our prisoners of war are returned to us.”“He was not a hostage, he was a prisoner,”…
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