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Best Quotes from the Sunday Shows, 6.8.14

From CBS’s “Face the Nation” with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on the Obama Administration not informing Congress on the Taliban/Bergdhal swap: “I think this whole sort of deal has been one that the administration has kept very close, and in the eyes of many of us, too close, because it has a long history, going back to 2011 when it was part of a major reconciliation effort with the Taliban and we were consulted.”

From “FOX News Sunday” with retired four-star General Jack Keane on the security threat of the five released Taliban members as part of the swap: “As we speak right now, they are now reintegrating at least with the leadership of the Taliban, on the phone, or in the Internet. They have visitors from them.”

From CNN’s “State of the Union” with Sen. John McCain on the same topic: “The exchange of five hard-core, hardest-of-the-hard-core al Qaeda/Taliban will pose a threat to the United States of America.”

Also on “SotU,” Secretary of State John Kerry spoke on the same topic: “What I know today is what the president of the United States knows, that it would have been offensive and incomprehensible to consciously leave an American behind, no matter what, to leave an American behind in the hands of people who would torture him, cut off his head, do any number of things. And we would consciously choose to do that?”

From ABC’s “This Week” with Hillary Clinton on – you guessed it – the possibility of her running for president: “I just want to kind of get through this year, travel around the country, sign books, help in the mid-term elections in the fall and then take a deep breath and kind of go through my pluses and minuses about what I will and will not be thinking about as I make the decision.”

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