Current Taliban Leader was Freed in Exchange for Deserter Bergdahl by Obama in 2014

Nick Kangadis | August 17, 2021

The scandal-less Obama administration’s chickens have come to roost, ironically, during what many have called former President Barack Obama’s third term, otherwise known as the Biden regime. Same screwups, different president.

You all remember former U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, don’t you? If you don’t, Bergdahl was the soldier that admittedly deserted his post in Afghanistan in 2009, leading to two other soldiers being permanently disabled while searching for him.

The Obama administration brokered a deal in 2014 in which the Taliban would free Bergdahl in exchange for five Afghan detainees that were being held at the Guantanamo Bay facility (GITMO).

Here’s the rub.

All five of the detainees who were released by the Obama administration, and were said to be relegated to Qatar so they couldn’t influence Taliban activities in Afghanistan, are now all apparently Taliban leaders, often referred to as the “Taliban Five.”

The New York Post is reporting that one of those freed detainees, Khairullah Khairkhwa, met with representatives of the Biden regime in Moscow to negotiate “final terms of the U.S. withdrawal.”

The Pentagon had previously advised the Obama administration that Khairkhwa was “too dangerous to release,” but Obama included him in the five and released him anyway. 

The Post reported:

Soon after gaining their freedom, some of the notorious Taliban Five pledged to return to fight Americans in Afghanistan and made contacts with active Taliban militants there. But the Obama-Biden administration turned a blind eye to the disturbing intelligence reports, and it wasn’t long before the freed detainees used Qatar as a base to form a regime in exile[…]

After raiding the presidential palace in Kabul, a group of armed Taliban fighters told Al Jazeera that they were arranging to bring back their Gitmo-paroled leadership from Qatar upon securing the capital. One unidentified fighter, who blasted America for “oppressing our people for 20 years,” claimed he had also been locked up at the Guantanamo Bay facility. It’s more evidence that Gitmo catch-and-release policies facilitated the fall of Afghanistan to the enemy that Washington vowed to crush after 9/11.

And here we are, once again, with a region that is arguably more unstable than it was when the U.S. first entered into war with it. What a difference seven years, or 20 years — depending on if you’re talking about the overall situation, makes.