January 29, 2015

Taliban 5 Called “Not A Threat” By Clinton, Returning To Militant Activity

CNN is reporting that one of the detainees from the “Taliban 5” swap for Bowe Bergdahl “has attempted to return to militant activity from his current location in Qatar.” They continue:

This is the first known suggestion that any of the detainees involved in the exchange may be trying to engage again in militant activity. It comes at a politically sensitive time as the administration has quickened the pace of prisoner release in an effort to encourage the closure of the facility, and the Army must decide in the coming weeks whether and how to punish Bergdahl for leaving his post.

In June of 2014, just after the release of the Taliban 5, Hillary Clinton said these five men were “not a threat” to the United States:

“These five guys are not a threat to the United States. They are a threat to the safety and security of Afghanistan and Pakistan. It’s up to those two countries to make the decision once and for all that these are threats to them so they might be missing the bigger picture here. We want to get an American home. Whether they fell off the ship because they were drunk or they were pushed or they jumped, we try to rescue everybody.”