Way back on June 1, 2014, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said President Obama made the “ultimate decision” on the Bergdahl swap with the Taliban.
Via Meet the Press:
“We found an opportunity. We took the opportunity. I’ll stand by that decision. I signed off on the decision. The president made the ultimate decision.”
Yesterday, June 9, the White House threw Chuck under the bus saying Hagel made the final call.
— OutFrontCNN (@OutFrontCNN) June 9, 2014
FYI: A US judge ruled one Taliban leader Khairulla Khairkhwa was too dangerous to release. Obama released him anyway.
Pretty incredible, huh?