And Hagel approaches the Place of Sacrifice:
The last question asked at Monday night’s closed-door briefing of members of the House of Representatives was a simple one: Who made the decision to transfer five top Taliban officials held at Guantanamo Bay to Qatar in exchange for the return of the Taliban’s lone American POW, Army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl?
According to Buck McKeon, the chairman of the House Armed Services committee, the Obama administration’s briefers told he gathered House members that the person responsible for the decision to make the deal was not President Obama but Chuck Hagel, the secretary of defense.
Via Jim Geraghty. But the President still has some defenders: “Democrat Jan Schakowsky of Illinois said she was upset over the “demonization” of Bergdahl and the administration’s decision, which she called a “perfect solution.””
Thank God Jan Schakowsky’s on our side in this one! …Said absolutely nobody, ever.