Qatar to Free Taliban Commanders Exchanged for Bergdahl

The five senior Taliban Commanders released from Guantanamo (GITMO) in exchange for the return of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are set to be freed from their “luxurious” confinement in Qatar effective June 1. These five hard-core terrorists are Mullah Norullah Noori, Abdul Haq Wasiq, Mullah Mohammad Fazl, Khairullah Khairkhwa and Mohammend Nabi Omari. They were classified as some of the most dangerous Taliban commanders held at GITMO, according to Thomas Joscelyn of The Long War Journal.

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Intel, Military Sources Say 2009 NCIS Report Shows Bergdahl Planned Desertion

The Obama White House has resolutely insisted Bergdahl was a model soldier whose rescue from Taliban captivity was their top priority, and the entire Democrat Party joined the chorus. A contrary report showing evidence of premeditation and/or mental instability would mark Obama and his staff as incompetent at best, for somehow not being aware of the information, and deeply dishonest at worst.

Obama Bergdahl Rose Garden (Jonathan Ernst / Reuters)

Bergdahl Team Leader: Don’t Let Him Plead Out

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s team leader, Sgt. Evan Buetow (Ret.) said that Bergdahl should not be allowed to plead out to avoid a trial on Saturday’s “Justice with Judge Jeanine” on the Fox News Channel. “I believe that he needs go


Bergdahl’s Attorney Offers No Explanation of How or Why He Left Base

Attorneys for U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl released statement and a thirteen page letter that fails to offer any explanation as to why the soldier left his base in a combat zone. The letter offers many arguments as to why he should be charged with the lessor offense of being on an unauthorized absence (UA) but nothing about his motivations for leaving.

U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl talks to a Taliban militant as he waits in a pick-up truck before his release at the Afghan border

Psaki: Bergdahl Swap ‘Absolutely’ ‘Worth It’

State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki said that the prisoner swap for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was “absolutely” “worth it” and that Bergdahl “served his country as many men and women have” on Wednesday’s “Kelly File” on the Fox News Channel. “Was


Fournier: WH Caught Trying to ‘BS’ on Bergdahl

National Journal Senior Political Columnist and Editorial Director Ron Fournier said that the White House was caught trying to “BS” the American public, who they believed was “too dumb to realize it” on the swap for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on Wednesday’s “Special Report”


Fmr Bergdahl Comrade: ‘Finally, Some Justice’

Fmr. Army Sgt. Josh Korder, a comrade of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said that Bergdahl being charged with desertion is “finally, some justice” on Wednesday’s broadcast of “The Lead” on CNN. “I feel that it’s finally some justice being done, took


MSNBC Analyst: Bergdahl Swap Was ‘Terrible Precedent’

MSNBC Military Analyst Gen. Barry McCaffrey (Ret.) declared that the prisoner swap for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl set “a terrible precedent” on Saturday’s “Up with Steve Kornacki” on MSNBC. “That’s what the problem with trading five major terrorists for Sgt. Bergdahl


Pentagon Spox: We Stand By Bergdahl Swap

On Thursday’s broadcast of “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel, Pentagon spokesman Read Adm. John Kirby told host Sean Hannity that the Pentagon stood by the decision to swap U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban that were Guantanamo


Glenn Thrush: ‘Dissonance’ Between W.H. and Pentagon

POLITICO Senior Staff Writer Glenn Thrush said that “time and time again” there was a “dissonance” between the White House and the Pentagon in a discussion on Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on Tuesday’s “NOW with Alex Wagner” on MSNBC. “[There’s] this