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originally posted by: network dude
a reply to: WeAreAWAKE
Not to offer any love towards Obama, but did he even have the ability to do this completely on his own with no oversight?
I admit to not having any clue as to the process used here, but it just seems as if there had to be others from congress involved in this decision. I agree that it's not been the policy to negotiate and this soldier/deserter didn't seem like the shining example of someone worthy of such a drastic change.
As with most things we get to hear what we are supposed to, and we form our opinions based on that information, I bet there is a lot more to this than what we were told. On the surface, it looked like an idiotic move by Obama. Could it just be that simple?
originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
I think the anti-Obama crowd fail to understand that nothing could give terrorists more incentive to kidnap people...
Because it's what they do already...
The argument that the deals could make it more common is a fallacy...
Because any chance they get to kidnap someone worthwhile, they do it anyways...
I probably won't stick around to debate this...
If you feel differently I'm not here to convince you.
originally posted by: buster2010
Obama didn't negotiate with the Taliban Qatar did the negotiating. Anyway he's not the first President to have dealings with the Taliban here's the first one.
originally posted by: snowspirit
a reply to: CharlieSpeirs
"I think the anti-Obama crowd fail to understand that nothing could give terrorists more incentive to kidnap people."
Finally, some sense.
The media acts like terrorists only act on money or prisoner exchanges are the reasons for kidnappings and/or deaths in war.
It's war - the other side wants to kill as many as possible. They're apparently very enthusiastic about it.
If someone wants to kill /capture / torture, more than anything else, they don't need incentives. The excitement alone that they get from killing is all those psychopaths need