The Taliban fighters that were freed from Guantanamo are now facing the U.S. in peace talks.
The Taliban Five were long-term Afghan detainees at Guantanamo Bay and former high-ranking members of the Taliban government of Afghanistan who, after being held indefinitely without charges, were exchanged for United States Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.
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Trading five senior terrorists for the traitor Bowe Bergdahl was one of the most foolish acts committed by Barack Obama. Now we have to negotiate peace with them? So I guess we do negotiate with terrorists.
The five senior members of the Afghan Taliban who were freed from the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in 2014 now face American diplomats and military officials in peace talks over the terms of an American troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The Taliban has been sure to involve the former prisoners in the talks, including each day during the recent round of negotiations with American diplomats and generals in Doha, Qatar, the New York Times reported Tuesday.
“During our time in Guantanamo, the feeling was with us that we had been brought there unjustly and that we would be freed,” one of the former prisoners, Mullah Khairullah Khairkhwa, told the Times. “But it never occurred to me that one day there would be negotiations with them, and I would be sitting there with them on one side and us on the other.”
Khairkhwa and four other fighters were held at Guantanamo for 13 years, before the Obama administration released them in a prisoner exchange for Bergdahl, the only known American soldier who the Taliban kept as a prisoner of war. Bergdahl walked off his base in 2009, when the Taliban captured him and subsequently held him prisoner for five years. In October 2017, Bergdahl pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. More
Make no mistake… These are five that Real Operators said should never be released or ever see the light of day again. They are hardcore believers and stone cold killers.
I am still astounded that Obama let these animals loose to be free on the world again. There will be no negotiating with these terrorists. I will NEVER forgive Obama for this.Don't forget to Like Godfather Politics on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.