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Reid: Obama ‘acted honorably in helping an American soldier return home’

The Hill

[Ed. – Reid wouldn’t know honor if it came up and bit him.]

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) offered a full-throated defense Wednesday of the Obama administration and its release of senior Taliban commanders to secure the freedom of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

He accused Republicans of playing political games and questioned what he portrayed as their abrupt change of stance on the importance of bringing Bergdahl home after five years of captivity in Afghanistan.

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“President Obama as commander in chief acted honorably in helping an American soldier return home,” Reid said.

“Unfortunately, though, Mr. President, opponents of President Obama have seized upon the release of an American prisoner of war — that’s what he was — using a moment of celebration for our nation as a chance to play political games,” he said, addressing his comment to the Senate’s presiding chairman.

“Some of these senators are now denouncing the very same efforts that secured Sgt. Bergdahl’s release. They’re worried his release could be seen as a victory for President Obama,” he added.

(h/t Weasel Zippers)

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