Obama: I Have No Regrets About Bergdhal Swap Since It Was Chuck Hagel Who Did It

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Secretary Hagel, please report to the bus depot. Secretary Hagel to the bus depot.

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel,  not President Obama,  executed the administration’s final call to proceed with the prisoner exchange of five ranking Taliban detainees for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, administration officials told Congress today in a classified briefing today.”They indicated [it was] Secretary Hagel [who made the final call],” House Armed Services Chairman Buck McKeon, R-California, told reporters following the briefing Monday evening.

Huh, that’s weird because just a few days ago Obama kept using the word “I” when talking about the swap



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Fall Guy? Officials Now Saying Hagel Made Final Call on Bergdahl Swap  (video)

“I think people understand who made [the Bergdahl] decision – this goes right to the top. Or maybe we don’t know who’s in charge at the White House.” – Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA)

Update: Obama Administration: Bergdahl Was Chuck Hagel’s Call. But Hagel says Obama “made the ultimate decision.”

…”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, a California Republican, said to reporters. “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?”

The administration’s claim that Hagel, not Obama, made the decision is at odds with what Hagel himself said on Meet the Press on June 1. “I signed off on the decision,” Hagel said. “The president made the ultimate decision.”…

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