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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Defense Budget Blues and Bergdahl

Chuck Hagel said that he would respond to questions about why the Pentagon did not give Congress the required 30-day notice prior to the prison trade of the traitor Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban scumcrumpets. This is required by law according to the National Defense Security Act.

But dude, that was like a year ago and the Pentagon only released emails that provided as much information as Hillary's emails. They were so redacted with blacked out words that the toner cartridges had to be changed every four minutes when photocopying them.

The head of the House Armed Services Committee, Mac Thornberry (R-Tx)  is threatening to ask the committee to withhold funding for defense spending if the stonewalling continues. GOP lawmakers will attempt to lock down $500 million until the Pentagon gives up all the documents to this committee for its investigation. This amounts to about a quarter of the defense secretary's office budget, so it isn't about paperclips and toner.

Thornberry plans to introduce a provision to the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act to withhold the money from Defense Secretary Ash Carter's budget until all emails are turned over unredacted. 

One email was of a Pentagon public affairs officers telling a defense attorney what information that they planned to release to the press about the transfer of the scumcrumpets from Gitmo. 

Of course, all the relevant parts were redacted.

Along with removal of the redactions, the committee demands all documents be handed over that relate to the DoJ's recommendations over the Bergdahl swap. The committee argued that key interagency communications on the trade had not been produced. (I would check Hillary's server. It probably has nothing on it related to this case but who cares?)

A source closely involved with the investigation said, "We have no idea what percent of the emails we have. It's taken a year."

I can hear the response from the White House spokes socialist: "That's the point, dude. It's ancient history. We have to move on; let it go."