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McCain: 'Guarantee' Terrorists Swapped For Bergdahl Re-Joined Fight

McCain: 'Guarantee' Terrorists Swapped For Bergdahl Re-Joined Fight

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) reacted to a report that 20 to 30 ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees have joined militants in Syria by guaranteeing that the terrorists swapped for POW Bowe Bergdahl have “re-entered” the fight on Thursday’s “On the Record” on the Fox News Channel.

McCain said that the report was “pretty much the number…that we have seen throughout these releases,” adding “the five that were released, Taliban higher-ups that were released in exchange for Bergdahl, I guarantee you they re-entered the fight because they were judged as too dangerous to release.”

McCain also stated “Qatar in many ways is not the most reliable custodian of these people, as you know. The eagerness with which this administration wants to get these people out of Guantanamo has clearly overridden good sense and a real concern for the lives of American men and women who are serving because when you have about 30% going back into the fight. They not only go back into the fight, Greta. They also are in positions of leadership because it’s a red badge of courage.  And “disgraceful because in the long run it puts the lives of American men and women serving in the military in danger. It’s a fact.”

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