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  •  mjd - why would it change? (0+ / 0-)

    What new facts are going to be available that will make the public more supportive of the swap? I think if the rollout, and outreach, had been better managed the public, press, and Congressional reaction would have been more positive. The facts that are coming out of the closed door meetings with Congress have made those members more negative and that is what is being covered by the MSM. Apparently more than 80 people in the administration knew this swap was imminent, but not a single member of Congress. Public hearings start next week, so we will certainly learn more. It will be interesting to see if any of the critics of the swap, prior to its execution, currently at the State Department, and DoD will be allowed to testify.

    "let's talk about that" uid 92953

    by VClib on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 11:08:38 AM PDT

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    •  The fear of a leak from Congress was likely real (3+ / 0-)
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      Members of Congress were aware of trade discussions to the extent that many express opposition over a year ago.

      If the trade was near agreement with the Taliban and disclosed to some members of Congress, including those who previously expressed opposition, the likelihood is high a member would leak in order to politically force the deal to be dropped.  That is an important tradition of Congress.

      The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

      by nextstep on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 11:27:05 AM PDT

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