SHOCKER:Obama admin adheres Taliban”s demands for prisoner exchange: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl freed for 5 Gitmo terrorists
AP reports the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed by the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said Saturday.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was handed over to U.S. special operations forces by the Taliban Saturday evening, local time, in an area of eastern Afghanistan, near the Pakistani border. Officials said the exchange was not violent and the 28-year-old Bergdahl was in good condition and able to walk.
In a statement, President Barack Obama said Bergdahl’s recovery “is a reminder of America’s unwavering commitment to leave no man or woman in uniform behind on the battlefield.”The handover followed indirect negotiations between the U.S. and the Taliban, with the government of Qatar serving as the go-between. Qatar is taking custody of the five Afghan detainees who were held at Guantanamo.
According to a senior defense official traveling with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in Singapore, once Bergdahl climbed onto the noisy helicopter he took a pen and wrote on a paper plate, the “SF?” – asking the troops if they were special operations forces.
Obama is plain clueless!
Originally posted at The Last Tradition
Well, there’s an interesting development. Former Bush political adviser Karl Rove “has signaled his preference” in Florida’s U.S. Senate race
(8:55) OK, 5 minutes until the Bush speech. Let’s hope that he has spent a few hours getting prepared. (9:00)
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