Carney defends Obama on shady Bergdahl prisoner swap: ‘It was the right thing to do’

Carney defends Obama on shady Bergdahl prisoner swap: ‘It was the right thing to do’

http://twitter.com/#!/charlescwcooke/status/473515128889946112

This afternoon, Jay Carney defended the White House’s decision to exchange five Taliban leaders for suspected deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl:

“It was absolutely the right thing to do, for the commander in chief, for this administration to take action to secure his release, the last prisoner of war from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.”

Asked whether Obama stands by National Security Adviser Susan Rice’s claim Sunday that Bergdahl served with “distinction,” Carney said the president “stands by actions that he took as commander in chief” to secure his release.

http://twitter.com/#!/KatiePavlich/status/473514934039764992

Welp, there you have it. If you’re Barack Obama or one of his pals, all you have to do is declare that you’re doing “the right thing,” and you can pretty much get away with whatever you want.

http://twitter.com/#!/sqwerin/status/473521309507280896

The ends justify the means, even if the ends are lousy, too.

http://twitter.com/#!/baldingschemer/status/473515838658473984
http://twitter.com/#!/AG_Conservative/status/473521243183120385
http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/473514184962211841
http://twitter.com/#!/neontaster/status/473516118112747520

Speaking of precedents:

http://twitter.com/#!/RBPundit/status/473515332632838144
http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/473517212905791488

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Related:

‘Sad, deplorable’ Jay Carney asked if White House considers Taliban a terrorist group

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