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Chuck Hagel thrown under bus by WH now over Bergdahl swap...they eat their own LOL

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Blame the white guy lolololol

In the face of a growing PR storm over the trade of five Taliban detainees for one U.S. Army soldier, the Obama administration now says the final call for the swap was made by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.

During a closed-door briefing of members of the House of Representatives Monday, the last question asked was who made the final decision for the transfer to happen, according to The Weekly Standard.

“Now wait a minute, are you saying it was Secretary Hagel that made this decision, or was this the president of the United States?” McKeon said to reporters, according to The Standard. “It was the president of the United States that came out with the Bergdahls and took all the credit. And now that there’s been a little pushback, he’s moving away from it?”

That conflicts with Hagel’s statement on “Meet the Press” on June 1, where he said, “I signed off on the decision. The president made the ultimate decision.”

House members told The Standard that the only thing they learned from the briefing was that Obama no longer wanted to take credit for the trade. Still no reason was given for the fact that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., was the only one who was told of the intended swap before it occurred, which frustrated some members.

Congress was upset to learn on Monday that 80 to 90 people in the Obama administration knew of the exchange - but that no Republicans or Democrats in the House were told.
'It strikes me as unfortunate that they could have 80 to 90 people in the administration aware of what was happening and not be able to trust a single Republican or Democrat in the House or the Senate,' Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), said, Reuters points out.
''There was a sense of anger that members of Congress didn’t know about this,' Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) said to reporters after the briefing, ABC notes. 'Obviously, if there is secure information — members of Congress knew about the capture of Osama bin Laden — and yet 80 to 90 staff in the White House knew about this.'
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It must've come as quite a shock to learn that sacrificing both bishops and knights and a rook for a pawn is a bad move.

Oh well... by his third or fourth term he may make a competent president.

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