After five detainees from Guantanamo Bay were swapped for the only American soldier held captive in Afghanistan, the Taliban leader Mullah Omar delivered a rare statement Sunday calling the trade a “great victory.”We TRADED five Taliban commanders for an American soldier? Now, I understand that we want all of our soldiers to come home safe, but I shudder to think of the precedent this sets. Especially considering the five Taliban released are, from the video in the link, among the worst of the worst.
“We shall thank almighty for this great victory,” said the statement. “The sacrifice of our Mujahedin have resulted in the release of our senior leaders from the hand of the enemy.”
And why does the name ring a bell?
Oh, yeah, there's a question of whether or not he deserted.
Regardless of the circumstances under which Bergdahl was taken by the Taliban, I seem to remember an American President in my lifetime who came under fire for negotiating the release of American hostages. Reagan was the subject of a 7-year, $50 million dollar investigation over the selling of US arms to Iran in exchange for the release of American hostages.
Obama does it - without notifying Congress within 30 days of action like he's supposed to - and everything is great...
That is all.