Pew/USA Today Poll: 43 Percent Say Obama Erred in Bergdahl Deal

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  1. Talon

    Talon Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    I've been wondering what the polling on the Bergdahl-Taliban Dream Team swap would be, and Pew/USA Today has issued the following results:

    While Obama & Co. have reportedly been surprised at the widespread opposition to this deal, I can't say that I'm surprised with any of the results of this poll. The only thing I find even remotely surprising is the disparity between the over-all result and the polling amongst veterans, but that hardly comes as a shock.

    Nevertheless, bottom line: More Americans and veterans disapprove of the deal than those who approve of it.
     
  2. Cubed

    Cubed Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    I've always been of the mindset that you never leave a soldier behind. Whether to laud his heroism, or to put him in irons for his betrayal.
     
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    I think the difference is when you have to give up high level detainees.... when or what would you draw the line at to get a soldier "back" ?
     
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    Wow. Only 43%? While I'm encouraged more disapprove than approve, I think the disapprove number should be much higher.
     
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    I'll go with that, especially the betrayal part.
     
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    Obama can unilaterally set free Taliban leaders, but when it comes to the uncharged innocent detainees already cleared for release, Obama's hands are somehow tied, like he can't use either the waiver or the Constitutional pardon.

    Could you imagine being one of the innocent inmates and learning that the real criminals got to walk free, while you sit there and rot for the rest of your life?
     
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    That's a difficult question to answer. As I doubt there is a handbook designating what a soldiers life is worth, I'm not sure I can say with certainty. I do think this would have been a great opportunity to gather intel and maybe follow these leaders back to their base. Or get the soldier and raze the lot of them with the helicopter.

    I dunno, lots of possibilities. I can say that everyone will have an opinion and try and arm-chair quarterback this deal to death. I guess time will tell whether this was a good idea or not.
     
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    That is a pretty good answer. It is just something I thought of because I think you always have a limit, but people just agree on what that limit is.
     
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    Which means 57% support or don't care about the Bergdahl deal.....right?
     
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    Grokmaster Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Can't read?
     
  11. Talon

    Talon Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    The question of whether or not we leave our soldiers behind is a red herring.

    The issues and controversy surrounding this deal involved who was swapped for Bergdahl, the failure to notify Congress and provide assurances that those five would not pose a threat to Americans and our interests in the future (in accordance to the NDAA that Obama signed), negotiating with terrorists (something former-SecDef Gates opposed) and the president's reckless eagerness to empty Club Gitmo regardless of the consequences.

    There are other issues, but those are secondary to the ones I just detailed...:twocents:
     
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    What is 100 minus 43?

    Or does math have a liberal bias? :)
     
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    Grokmaster Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Math is The Great Mystery to the Left. That's why you are all "English/Poli-sci/sociology majors", etc.

    Once again. Can't read?
     
  14. Talon

    Talon Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Wrong. 2/3 of Americans don't approve of this deal, which means Obama and his apologists are in with the minority approving this deal.

    Out of step...again...as usual...
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    I agree in principle on that score, yet why did we leave men in North Korea, and Vietnam? Supposedly they collaborated with the enemy too. Oh, there is enough intelligence reporting to make the claim that Bergdahl did in fact desert and collaborate with the enemy.

    On the other side of the coin 34% claim that Obama was correct in trading five major terrorists for a defecting, Army deserter that collaborated with the enemy.
     
  16. Talon

    Talon Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Too bad we didn't leave Jane Fonda and Noam Chomsky back in Hanoi with their wonderful Commie pals...;)
     
  17. Wehrwolfen

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    Now that's a BIG PING!!
     
  18. AlphaOmega

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    No but you also don't put 5 Top level terrorists back on the streets where they can plot the deaths of thousands of more Americans to do it either.
    That's like cutting off your finger to fix your hangnail.
     
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    Obama must be praying none of those terrorists get caught in new terror until after the November elections...
     
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    Not really,,,the left uses imaginary numbers, called 'DemCount' in which any number that fits the political agenda is used and, to the left 'real'.....
     

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