Boehner: Dempsey, Hagel ‘Naive’ on Bergdahl Exchange

Posted June 12, 2014 at 1:03pm

Speaker John A. Boehner blasted President Barack Obama on Thursday for “making deals with terrorists” and “taking a nap” on Iraq.

Reiterating his position that the swap of five Taliban prisoners in the Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, prison for the safe return of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl would make America less safe, Boehner said that the “new Obama Doctrine is making deals with terrorists” while adding both Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsy were “dead wrong” in signing off on the exchange.