A Taliban leader who reportedly planned the group’s takeover of Afghanistan was released from Guantanamo Bay by the Obama administration in 2014 in exchange for former U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
As reported by Fox News, “Khairullah Khairkhwa, who previously served as the Taliban’s interior minister in Afghanistan, was arrested after the terrorist attacks on 9/11 and was held at Guantanamo Bay from 2002 to 2014.”
Khairkhwa was alleged to be a close associate of Osama bin Laden and the Pentagon considered him “too dangerous to be released.” Just like President Biden, however, Obama wasn’t too keen on taking advice from his advisors nor the Pentagon.
Khairkhwa was one of five Taliban leaders who were released in exchange for Bergdahl.
As a helpful reminder, Bergdahl was the piece of crap who deserted his battalion. He was later captured by the Taliban and at least six soldiers were killed during a search for him. So upon reflection, it probably wasn’t the best idea in the world for the Obama administration to trade five high-level terrorists for one American traitor.
So Khairkhwa was set loose by Obama and he became the mastermind behind the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan.
On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was about Biden’s involvement in the decision to release Khairkhwa. Her response? Word salad.
Maybe President Biden can offer a more coherent response when he returns from his retreat at Camp David.