June 2, 2014

Heard much discussion today about the exchange of five Taliban prisoners for Bowe Bergdahl, an American service member who went missing in 2009 and has apparently spent most of that time a prisoner. There are solid arguments all around, but one of the things that strikes me is the decision the authorities had to make. To say no would have been to sign Bergdahl’s death warrant. By saying yes, the administration may have signed the death warrant’s of future terrorism victims.

These five exchanged prisoners are supposed to spend the next year in Qatar custody. It will be interesting to see what happens to them.

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