Obama admits Taliban prisoner swap could harm America

Facing bipartisan criticism at home, President Barack Obama admitted Tuesday that the five high-profile Taliban prisoners swapped for Sgt Bowe Bergdahl could rejoin jihad against America. “That’s been true of all prisoners released from Guantanamo,” he said.  A Middle East official said the released Taliban leaders were moving around in Qatar unhindered and unmonitored and preparing to return to the battlefield. Senator Dianne Feinstein said: ““I certainly want to know more about whether this man (Bergadhi) is a deserter or not.” A deputy national security adviser had called her office Monday, she said, to apologize for the administration’s failure to notify her as the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee before Saturday’s swap.

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