Back in 2014, Obama exchanged five Gitmo detainees for American military deserter Bowe Bergdahl.
Now that the Taliban has retaken control of Afghanistan, four of these men are in senior positions in the Taliban.
Can you even believe this?
FOX News reports:
4 prisoners Obama exchanged for Bowe Bergdahl now in senior Taliban posts
Four out of five Guantanamo detainees whom former President Barack Obama released in exchange for former U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in 2014 now hold senior positions in the interim government created by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
According to the Afghan television network TOLOnews, the Taliban-formed government gave leadership positions to Khairullah Khairkhwa, Norullah Noori, Abdul Haq Wasiq, and Mohammad Fazl; all of whom were released in a 2014 deal between the Obama administration and the Taliban to free Bergdahl, whom the Taliban had held as a prisoner since 2009.
On Tuesday, the Taliban announced that Khairkhwa would serve as acting minister for information and culture, Noori would serve as acting minister of borders and tribal affairs, Wasiq would serve as acting director of intelligence, and Fazl would serve as deputy defense minister.
Wasiq will reprise his role as the Taliban’s intelligence director, previously serving in the role prior to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on America. U.S. intelligence agencies determined that Wasiq had close tied to al Qaeda while he was serving in that position at the time.
— New York Post (@nypost) September 8, 2021
Four out of five Guantanamo detainees whom Obama released in exchange for former U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in 2014 now hold senior positions in the interim government created by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Who was Vice President when the trade was made? Joe Biden.
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) September 7, 2021
Every aspect of Biden’s involvement in Afghanistan has been a disaster.