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Taliban releases US soldier after five years in swap for five Guantanamo detainees

from End The Lie:

Taliban militants in Afghanistan released U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on Saturday after five years of captivity in exchange for the release of five detainees in Guantanamo Bay.

Bergdahl was released to U.S. Special Operations Forces in a Qatar-brokered swap for Afghan Taliban detainees who will be sent to Qatar. Bergdahl was the only American prisoner of war.

U.S. officials said the deal with the Taliban will lead to broader dialogue with the insurgent group, according to The Wall Street Journal, as the U.S. slowly withdraws forces from Afghanistan.

American troops in Afghanistan are slated to be reduced to less than 10,000 by the end of 2014. Some 32,000 troops still remain in the country.

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2 comments to Taliban releases US soldier after five years in swap for five Guantanamo detainees


    I am very proud that Sgt. Bowe is coming home, I wish they would ALL come home.
    Congress has a problem here. They need to get their head out of their asses!

  • James Woroble Jr

    Apparently Obama has been finally been coerced by events to say ‘Beetlejuice’ three times.

    “It’s SHOWTIME!” — Beetlejuice

    Were it not for the recent veterans ‘VA death list’ scandal and the mounting pressure regarding the promised Gitmo detainee releases (now nearly a decade old), this soldier would rot another 5 years! or perhaps even join the ranks of the MIAs of Vietnam.

    As a political coup, Obama hits two birds with one stone — feigning concern for veterans and partially fulfilling his Gitmo ‘promise’.


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