Two Secret Videos Prompted Bergdahl-Taliban Swap
Oh, well why didn’t you say so. I mean of course we trust our President that hasn’t lied to us in the past 5 minutes. Secret videos make everything ok of course. NOT.
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Two secret videos showing rapid deterioration in Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s health persuaded reluctant military and intelligence leaders to back the prisoner swap that has stoked a backlash, officials said Tuesday, as the Army launched a new probe into why the soldier disappeared from base shortly before his capture by the Taliban in 2009.
The decision that brought about Sgt. Bergdahl’s freedom on Saturday continues to draw criticism. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.), head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Tuesday that Congress should have been consulted before Sgt. Bergdahl was exchanged for five Taliban detainees, who were sent to Qatar.
President Barack Obama, speaking in Warsaw on Tuesday, said questions about Sgt. Bergdahl’s disappearance—which some soldiers said they believe amounted to desertion—will be answered. “Regardless of the circumstances, whatever those circumstances may turn out to be, we still get an American soldier back if he’s held in captivity,” Mr. Obama said. “Period. Full stop. We don’t condition that.”