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Obama Shows Vulnerability Over Prisoner Exchange

Independent’s Eye

To this day there’s some dispute over who originated the phrase “grabbed defeat from the jaws of victory.” What is certain is we’re now seeing living examples of the phrase, demonstrated by both the Obama administration and the Republican Party.
Victory’s jaws are surely sore from the pulls by Obama & Co. and the GOP in a controversial prisoner exchange, where American Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was traded for five Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo. We now see six prisoners free -- and how political hubris creates a seemingly inescapable prison.
For Republicans, the controversy has all the makings of a ...

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