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  •  Brilliant! (27+ / 0-)

    Maybe in an alternate universe this really did happen...

    At any rate I think it is very likely that this would have played out the way you picture. Because the ONLY THING that matters to T-Pubs is to discredit Obama.

    I got this lovely e-mail from my Repub Representative Buck McKeon that almost made me choke:

    "Last week Members of Congress and the public were made aware of the release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl from terrorist captivity. As has been the case whenever one of our own comes home safely to us, we all rejoice. I am relieved that the Bergdahl family’s ordeal has come to a happy conclusion."
    WHAT???
    With that being said, we as the elected representatives of the people have a responsibility to our constituents and our troops still in harm’s way in Afghanistan to get to the bottom of this deal with the Taliban. I am particularly troubled by the release of five senior Taliban leaders, men with the blood of many on their hands, and the implications for our deployed forces.
    To begin the process of getting answers for the American people, I have invited Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to testify on Wednesday, June 11th.
    Sigh...I knew it was too good to be true. Another one that needs to be ousted. The only reason I have him on my email list is because he is in my district and I have sent many email petitions to him. i guess I will be writing another email soon.

    Funny how these "senior Taliban leaders" were nobodies before the trade...

    If billionaires can afford to spend millions of dollars so that they can avoid paying taxes and fair wages, then they *can afford* to pay taxes and fair wages!

    by Pixie5 on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 03:40:00 AM PDT

    •  If those Taliban 5 were 'sooooooo dangerous" (16+ / 0-)

      why were they still alive?

      These were Bush-era prisoners: I am shocked they lived so long when others get tortured to death or die from one of their many regular beatings.

      If these guys were the 'dangerous supermen" we are supposed to believe (regular civilian prison can't hold them, only chainlink cages in the tropical breeze can do the trick) why were they kept alive when they could be shark food and anything could be written on a report?

      Nothing makes any sort of logical sense.

      But that's politics.

      Legal means "good".
      [41984 | Feb 4, 2005]

      by xxdr zombiexx on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 05:03:32 AM PDT

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      •  I am pretty sure that no charges were brought (11+ / 0-)

        against them either.

        If billionaires can afford to spend millions of dollars so that they can avoid paying taxes and fair wages, then they *can afford* to pay taxes and fair wages!

        by Pixie5 on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 05:08:57 AM PDT

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        •  But they's some baaaaaad dudes.. (7+ / 0-)

          or so we are supposed to believe.

          Legal means "good".
          [41984 | Feb 4, 2005]

          by xxdr zombiexx on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 05:11:53 AM PDT

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          •  Well of course. ALL MUSLIMS ARE EVIL (snark) (1+ / 0-)
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            They had to have been up to something....

            It bothers me no end that the extremists think that every muslim out there is planning violence against us because of their religion. They are incapable of understanding that just like Christians, who don't follow everything in the Bible, that Muslims don't follow everything in the Koran either.

            I am mostly referring to their paranoia about Muslims in the US. The situations in other countries is so complex that I am not sure who "the good guys" are. But even not all of them hate the US.

            Unfortunately this is has gotten so out of hand in the US that even non-muslims can be attacked just because they look like they could be muslims.

            I once tried posting on a far right forum and as soon as they found out I was a dem I started getting attacked for being "a muslim." Huh??? Some people were actually agreeing with me until that happened. And I never said one word in defense of muslims because that was not even the topic!

            Shame on the Repubs in power who keep on stoking people's fears to protect their own careers! If there are any good ones out there they are certainly hard to find. I actually liked that McCain was standing up to the Tea Party for a little while. But now he has crumbled, a very weak man.

            If billionaires can afford to spend millions of dollars so that they can avoid paying taxes and fair wages, then they *can afford* to pay taxes and fair wages!

            by Pixie5 on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 06:10:02 PM PDT

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        •  Yep (2+ / 0-)
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          Because we have no proof they did anything other than being in the wrong place at the wrong time...

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