June 10, 2014
Sweet: 4/5 Taliban Expected to Return to Field of Battle
Granted, none of these guys are really "soldiers" in the sense that they're going to pick up a gun and kill people personally. These guys are more like generals, who will order other people to pick up guns and kill people. So take some comfort in that:
A top intelligence official told lawmakers in a classified Senate briefing last week that he expected four out of the five Taliban leaders released by the Obama administration to eventually return to the battlefield…When these guys start showing up in Taliban propaganda films urging others to kill infidels, prepare to hear the argument that these four aren't actually killing any one themselves. It's just propaganda.
Of course, Hitler never killed any one himself either. Or Goebbels.
Also, the story claims that what motivated the prisoner swap now wasn't Bergdahl's deteriorating health, which was the line last week, but worries that the Haqqani network were giving up hope on an exchange and were likely to just kill Bergdahl and be done with it.
And as long as we're on the subject of changing last week's story because no one in the MSM will remember what the White House said so long ago, why don't we make this a morning all-inclusive Bergdahl post? Apparently, Obama is now blaming Chuck Hagel for the decision to make the swap.
So, when he thinks 'Merica will love him for bringing back the last POW of the war it was his decision. Now that he realizes 'Merica isn't all that happy with it? Blame Chuck Hagel.