What makes it really bad Jack.....is BO or none from his team even told the Newly Elected government of Afghanistan about this exchange. Now they have sounded off.
And in Kabul Monday, the Afghan Foreign Ministry called the swap "against the norms of international law" if it came against the five imprisoned Taliban detainees' will. The ministry said: "No state can transfer another country's citizen to a third country and put restriction on their freedom."
The five detainees left Guantanamo aboard a U.S. military aircraft flying to Qatar, which served as go-between in the negotiations. They are to be banned from leaving Qatar for at least a year. Among the five: a Taliban deputy intelligence minister, a former Taliban interior minister with ties to the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and a figure linked by human rights monitors to mass killings of Shiite Muslims in Afghanistan in 2000 and 2001.....snip~
U.S. concluded in 2010 that Bergdahl walked away
Currently its a party time in Qatar. Especially with this Intel guy out back on the grid.
You know Johnny Quest McCain and I don't see eye to eye on much. But he got this one Right.....All the way. I keep saying it.....we don't have to worry about these top 3 heading back to the battlefield.
They decide the battlefield.
"Groups with guitars are on the way out, Mr. Epstein"
Dick Rowe, A & R man
Oops! Looks like Bergdahl left behind a written confession...
NYT: Bergdahl left a note saying that he was deserting « Hot Air
"Rear Adm. John F. Kirby, the Pentagon spokesman, said that there was a larger matter at play: The American military does not leave soldiers behind. “When you’re in the Navy, and you go overboard, it doesn’t matter if you were pushed, fell or jumped,” he said. “We’re going to turn the ship around and pick you up.”
‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).
Perhaps this is where Joe the Plumber steps in and says, "The lives of your son's does not trump the necessity to recover our captured soldiers."
Ain't gonna happen.
It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.