USA TODAY: How the Bergdahl celebration got messy

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How the Bergdahl celebration got messy

 

 

WASHINGTON — It was supposed to spark a national celebration. Instead, the White House now faces another political mess. The furor over the swap of American POW Bowe Bergdahl for five top Taliban commanders has angered key members of Congress, including some top Democrats. It has fueled a debate about the wisdom of President Obama’s decision-making on national security. And it has revived questions about whether a top official, dispatched to make the administration’s case on Sunday morning talk shows, was straight with the American public. It’s a long way from the glowing Rose Garden event Saturday when Obama stood between Bergdahl’s overjoyed parents to announce his release on national television.

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