Just head over to Sweetness & Light and read Steve Gilbert’s post on the subject.
- Lots of people at the White House knew what was going on. Nobody in Congress. (Harry Reid is claiming he knew, but we all know where his head has been lately.)
- Plenty of people knew about the bin Laden raid, nobody squealed.
- Not only did Obama avoid telling Congress, the leadership on national security committees were excluded.
- Sgt. Bergdahl’s parents knew.
Everyone knew Obama wanted this exchange to happen. I’m willing to speculate Obama preferred this outcome to going in and having our troops get Bergdahl. From Gilbert…
… we know exactly why Obama didn’t brief Congress. Someone might have leaked the swap to the press and it would have had to be called off again. And Obama couldn’t allow that.