LIARS!!! Hmm, Remember When WH Mouthpiece Jay Carney Said in 2013 … No Bergdahl Decision Will Happen ‘Without Consulting Congress’

 

YET ANOTHER LIE FROM THE ADMINISTRATION THAT PROMISED, IF YOU LIKE YOUR HEALTHCARE PLAN, YOU CAN KEEP IT, PERIOD!

As reported at the Washington Free Beacon, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said nearly a year ago back on June 21, 2013 that no decisions about bringing about the return of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl through detainee transfer would be done “without consulting Congress.” My how times change. When the GITMO 5 were released from Guantanamo in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, Congress was not notified 30 days in advance as per the law that Carney stated the president would follow.

Imagine that, the Obama White House said one thing in 2013 and then something different today. This administration thinks it can do anything it damn well pleases and no one stops it. They keep pushing the envelop and no one slaps their hand. What does it say about a presidency that cannot tell the truth and has no respect for the US Constitution or the laws that the president is supposed to “faithfully” uphold?

Jay Carney remarks at the press briefing on June 21, 2013. Full transcript can be read HERE:

Q: Jay, going to back to Afghanistan, the Taliban has offered to release Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five members of the Taliban who are currently being held at Guantanamo Bay. Is this something that the administration is considering? Is this something that the President would agree to?

JAY CARNEY:  What I can tell you is that the main dialogue that we support is the dialogue between Afghans — between the Taliban and the Afghan government.  However, there are some issues that we would like to discuss with the Taliban directly, and this includes the safe return of Sergeant Bergdahl, who has been gone for far too long. We continue to call for and work toward his safe and immediate release.  We cannot discuss all the details of our efforts, but there should be no doubt that on a daily basis we are continuing to pursue — using our military, intelligence and diplomatic tools — the effort to return him home safely.  And our hearts are with the Bergdahl family. With regard to the transfer of Taliban detainees from Guantanamo Bay, we have made — the United States has not made the decision to do that, though we do expect the Taliban to raise this issue in our discussion, if and when those discussions happen. As we have long said, however, we would not make any decisions about transfer of any detainees without consulting with Congress and without doing so in accordance with U.S. law.

Q: So you haven’t ruled it out?

CARNEY:  I’m simply saying that — first of all, you have to separate the two issues.  We are focused on the return  — the safe and immediate return of Sergeant Bergdahl, and we continue to use the tools at our disposal to help bring that about. We also expect the Taliban to raise the issue of their detainees in discussions that we have with them if those discussions take place.  And at this time we’ve made no decisions about the transfer of detainees.  And in accordance with law, we would be consulting with Congress should we make any decisions about that.

Protein Wisdom opines, It’s okay to ask: Whose side is Obama on?

But back on topic:  we know Obama is no fan of the Constitution.  We know he doesn’t believe in or abide separation of powers.   We know he doesn’t respect border security or national sovereignty, having refused to enforce federal immigration law and having noted — at a West Point commencement address — that he won’t stop rogue states from acting because the US has refused, in the past, to cede its sovereign powers to the UN, a bureaucratic body made up mostly of representatives of socialist or totalitarian states and a long-time heartthrob of the trasnational progressive movement.  We know that he doesn’t value individual privacy, as the NSA scandal shows and as ObamaCare’s data collection requirements reinforce.  We know he doesn’t much care for the military, having gutted it as best he could, having shut down its memorials during the partial government shut down, and having slept through an attack that left Americans to perish in some African hellhole.  We know that he despises his political “enemies” more so than he does any foreign actor — showing far more contempt for the “teabaggers” than for the Muslim Brotherhood, whose members are more welcome in the White House than is Israel’s head of state.



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    11 Responses to “LIARS!!! Hmm, Remember When WH Mouthpiece Jay Carney Said in 2013 … No Bergdahl Decision Will Happen ‘Without Consulting Congress’”

    1. Tamikosmom on June 3rd, 2014 7:58 am

      Could it be that Obama realized the opposition he would face if Congress were giving a heads up?

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      FLASHBACK – 2012

      US sweetens proposal for return of Taliban prisoner Bowe Bergdahl
      Wednesday Aug 8, 2012

      The Taliban detainees are seen as among the most dangerous remaining at Guantanamo, and the transfer idea drew strong opposition on Capitol Hill even before it was formally proposed.

      Many lawmakers fretted that transferred detainees would reappear on the battlefield, and objected to the possible release of prisoners blamed for bloody crimes in Afghanistan.

      U.S. officials stress that the transfer, if it occurs, will be done in accordance with U.S. law, which requires Congress to be notified before any detainees are moved from Guantanamo.

      READ MORE:
      http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/08/13174814-reuters-sources-us-sweetens-proposal-for-return-of-taliban-prisoner-bowe-bergdahl

    2. Tamikosmom on June 3rd, 2014 8:22 am

      BARACK OBAMA – 2008

      White House defends prisoner swap with Taliban
      Monday, June 2, 2014

      When he ran for president in 2008, Mr. Obama criticized then-President George W. Bush for adding “signing statements” to laws, saying it was an abuse of executive authority that bypassed congressional intent.

      “That’s not part of his power,” Mr. Obama said in May 2008. “But this is part of the whole theory of George Bush that he can make laws as he’s going along. I disagree with that. I taught the Constitution for ten years, I believe in the Constitution, and I will obey the Constitution of the United States. We’re not going to use signing statements as a way of doing an end run around Congress.”

      http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jun/2/white-house-defends-prisoner-swap-taliban/

    3. Tamikosmom on June 3rd, 2014 8:54 am

      Administrative Flip Flop?

      JAY CARNEY – JUNE 2013

      Carney in 2013: No Bergdahl Decision Will Happen ‘Without Consulting Congress’
      June 2, 2014

      White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said nearly a year ago that no decisions about bringing about the return of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl through detainee transfer would be done “without consulting Congress.”

      “With regard to the transfer of Taliban detainees from Guantanamo Bay, we have made — the United States has not made the decision to do that, though we do expect the Taliban to raise this issue in our discussion, if and when those discussions happen,” Carney said. “As we have long said, however, we would not make any decisions about transfer of any detainees without consulting with Congress and without doing so in accordance with U.S. law.”

      http://freebeacon.com/national-security/flashback-carney-said-no-decision-about-transferring-detainees-for-bergdahl-would-happen-without-consulting-congress/
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      BARACK OBAMA – DECEMBER 2013

      White House defends prisoner swap with Taliban
      Monday, June 2, 2014

      Republican lawmakers said the president broke the national defense authorization law that Mr. Obama signed on Dec. 26, 2013, which requires him to give Congress a month’s notice before releasing terrorism detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. But the president added a “signing statement” to the law, saying that he intended to reserve for himself the flexibility to negotiate over the release of terrorism detainees.

      “The executive branch must have the flexibility, among other things, to act swiftly in conducting negotiations with foreign countries regarding the circumstances of detainee transfers,” Mr. Obama wrote at the time.

      http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jun/2/white-house-defends-prisoner-swap-taliban/

    4. Tamikosmom on June 3rd, 2014 9:17 am

      YET ANOTHER LIE FROM THE ADMINISTRATION THAT PROMISED, IF YOU LIKE YOUR HEALTHCARE PLAN, YOU CAN KEEP IT, PERIOD!

      Posted June 3, 2014 by Scared Monkeys

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      BARACK OBAMA – MAY 2008

      White House defends prisoner swap with Taliban
      Monday, June 2, 2014

      “I taught the Constitution for ten years, I believe in the Constitution, and I will obey the Constitution of the United States. WE’RE NOT GOING TO USE SIGNING STATEMENTS AS A WAY OF DOING AN END RUN AROUND CONGRESS.”

      http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jun/2/white-house-defends-prisoner-swap-taliban/
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      BARACK OBAMA – DECEMBER 2013

      White House defends prisoner swap with Taliban
      Monday, June 2, 2014

      Republican lawmakers said the president broke the national defense authorization law that Mr. Obama signed on Dec. 26, 2013, which requires him to give Congress a month’s notice before releasing terrorism detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

      BUT THE PRESIDENT ADDED A “SIGNING STATEMENT” TO THE LAW, SAYING THAT HE INTENDED TO RESERVE FOR HIMSELF THE FLEXIBILITY TO NEGOTIATE OVER THE RELEASE OF TERRORISM DETAINEES.

      “The executive branch must have the flexibility, among other things, to act swiftly in conducting negotiations with foreign countries regarding the circumstances of detainee transfers,” Mr. Obama wrote at the time.

      http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jun/2/white-house-defends-prisoner-swap-taliban/

    5. Tamikosmom on June 3rd, 2014 1:29 pm

      IN A NUTSHELL

      The following overview into the mindset of Bowe Bergdahl is a good read in its entirety. IMO

      Janet

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      Wartime messages to parents, fellow soldiers reveal troubled Bergdahl
      Published June 03, 2014

      Email exchanges between Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and his parents, statements from fellow GIs and a purported letter he left the night he disappeared into the rugged Afghan terrain are painting the picture of a troubled and disillusioned soldier who was “ashamed” to be an American.

      While Bergdahl remained at a U.S. military hospital in Germany following a swap for five high-level Taliban members — dubbed a jihadist “Dream Team” — two of Bergdahl’s fellow soldiers told Fox News Channel that the 28-year-old Idaho native willingly walked away from his post in Afghanistan on June 30, 2009. Their claims that Bergdahl’s departure from the base was premeditated jibes with emails published in 2012, in which he told his father of his growing disenchantment with the Army’s mission in Afghanistan.

      “The future is too good to waste on lies,” Bergdahl wrote his parents. “And life is way too short to care for the damnation of others, as well as to spend helping fools with their ideas that are wrong. I have seen their ideas and I am ashamed to even be American. The horror of the self-righteous arrogance that they thrive in. It is all revolting.” ….

      READ MORE:
      http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/06/03/wartime-messages-to-parents-fellow-soldiers-reveal-troubled-bergdahl/

    6. Tamikosmom on June 3rd, 2014 1:38 pm

      Pentagon inquiry in 2010 found Bergdahl walked away from unit, report claims
      Published June 03, 2014

      A Pentagon investigation in 2010 concluded that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his unit prior to his capture by the Taliban the year before, a finding that led the military to curb any high-risk rescue plans, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

      A former Pentagon official told the AP that the evidence presented in the investigation was “incontrovertible” that Bergdahl had left the unit when he disappeared on June 30, 2009.

      READ MORE:
      http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/06/03/pentagon-inquiry-in-2010-found-bergdahl-walked-away-from-unit-report-claims/

      INCONTROVERTIBLE: not able to be denied or disputed

    7. kashekamon on June 3rd, 2014 6:22 pm

      And he lies and he lies and he lies. Apparently Bergdahl was not in extreme failing health, also, his father said he passed other tests with flying colors. obama used ill health as an excuse for his so called opening. An opening to free terrorists from Guantanamo, which he has wanted to do for a long time but couldn’t find a way.

      obama said we would be keeping an eye on the freed detainees. Yea right, how are we going to do just that? He also noted the possibility exists the freed detainees would continue with terrorist activities but said he wouldn’t of done it if he thought that it was contrary to American national security. What the hell kind of a statement is that!!!! It makes no sense, there is no sound reasoning for what comes out of his mouth. There is no sound reasoning for the swap he made. Talibans were in great triumph, so now obama further jeopardizes our troops. The swap, 5 for 1, maybe the next time they will get 10 for 1. obama is a loose cannon. He defies everything our country stands for, no respect or abiding by our Constitution, complete defiance of our National Defense Authorization Act and the list goes on and on and on.

      It feels like you have just experienced a horrible nightmare. Hoping to wake up and find out it really didn’t happen! 1

    8. super dave on June 4th, 2014 6:23 am

      we will never know what kind of black deal was made for this exchange. you can bet it wasn’t in the best interest of America.

    9. kashekamon on June 4th, 2014 7:57 am

      With great difficulty and many lost lives we captured the most deadly terrorists and a**hole released them upon named detainees from the taliban. We cannot endure this criminal any longer as President of the US or Commander and Chief.

      He has put our country and many other countries as great risk.

      obama is a supporter and member of the muslim brotherhood. Three times the CIA and Secret Service notified obama of the whereabouts of osama bid laden. And he chose to dismiss the issue. The fourth time he was approached he finally said yes. Probably placed under great force. His loyalty only lies with the muslims.

      Unseal the documents and we will probably find out his name is barry soetoro, never legally changed, born in kenya, not Hawaii. His mother had no way to leave kenya before he was born. kenyan airlines wouldn’t allow her to fly because of the birth due date.

      His aunt, who passed away, was an illegal immigrant. His nephew, an illegal immigrant, was caught and arrested on a DUI, where is he now?

      What a disgusting low, low life of this POS, evil monster. A disgrace who has bestowed shame for our country and all American’s. A proud country, who we are, and rightfully deserve respect for all we have done, except for the involvement of criminal obama.

      John McCain speaks with great wisdom, a man of supreme knowledge and experience beyond belief. He speaks with honesty and truth.

    10. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (CA-D) Disappointed Lawmakers Not Given 30-Day Notice by Law by Obama Administration on Sgt. Bergdahl – Taliban 5 Swap | Scared Monkeys on June 4th, 2014 11:34 am

      [...] Blinken’s apology as an oversight. HAH! Oversight? How does the Obama administration go from Jay Carney stating explicitly in 2013 that Congress will be told in advance by law to no communication what-so-ever with the ranking Senate [...]

    11. A Texas Grandfather on June 4th, 2014 2:13 pm

      The people will continue to see this type of treasonous activity from Obama. He is a Muslim and will protect all their interests while doing as much damage to the USA as he can.

      We should also be looking very hard at Valery Jarrett as she too is Muslim.

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