PLANO — As we wait for America’s only prisoner of war to return home, the negotiation that took place to get him here is creating some serious debate. Especially now that questions are being raised that he deserted his post.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release came with the condition that five top Taliban officials held at Guantanamo Bay be set free.
The swap is leaving Plano Congressman and former P.O.W., Sam Johnson, questioning the possible aftermath if these known terrorists return to the Taliban command.
“I feel outraged at the deplorable handling of Bowe Bergdahl’s release by the Obama administration. Plain and simple – we are America. We do not negotiate with terrorists,” said Congressman Johnson.
So how bad are these bad guys? Well, these top terrorists rubbed elbows with Osama bin Laden so often their skin chafed.
Well the president seems to think the risk was well worth the reward.
“The release of the Taliban who were being held in Guantanamo was conditioned on the Qataris, keeping an eyes on them and creating structure in which we can monitor their activities. We will be keeping eyes on them,” said Obama.
That we will, Mr. President. But come on, do we really expect the Taliban to fight fair?