I know, I know. Far be it for a White House Press Secretary to lie…especially one with as spotless a record of truth-telling as Jay Carney. But there he is back in June of 2013, insisting that no decision or negotiation to release terrorist detainees from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Bowe Bergdahl’s release would occur without having the express consent of the United States Congress. “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,” asserted Jay almost exactly one year ago.
So what changed? Well, the administration’s spin this week is that there was an “urgent and acute” health matter that necessitated the expedited release of Bergdahl…yet they quite arrogantly refuse to specify what that health matter was:
But maybe we’re looking in the wrong place. Perhaps the “urgent and acute” health matter was Obama blowing a brain gasket from all the criticism he’s gotten over the VA scandal. So, you know, he “urgently” and “acutely” needed to side-swipe Congress, so the mainstream media will talk about something else for a while. What’s truly amazing is his willingness to do one stupid thing after another if it means he can change the national topic.
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