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POV | America Gave Up Too Much (6/12/14)

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Since President Obama's decision to trade five Taliban prisoners in exchange for the release of U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, he's fallen under heavy criticism for having betrayed our commitment to never negotiate with terrorists.  The administration has responded with unconvincing word games that attempt to make the case that the Taliban aren't really "terrorists," but "members of a sovereign state" with whom we're at war.

But no matter what you call them, these prisoners that we just handed back weren't mere underlings, but major Taliban figures.  They constitute a serious threat to America and we have absolutely no assurance that they aren't already right back in the fray, plotting the next attack against us. 

Some have said Bergdahl wasn't even worth trading for because he was a deserter - and maybe even a traitor.  All the facts aren't in on that yet, but even if he'd been a super soldier who'd won multiple Purple Hearts, the unfortunate truth is that America gave up way too much to win his return.

All this move accomplished was to confirm that we will indeed negotiate with terrorists, and guarantee that more hostages will be taken in the future.

Considering it's up against Obamacare, Benghazi and so many other blunders, it's hard to say if this is President Obama's worst decision ever.

But it's a contender.

I'm Bill Lamb and that's my Point of View.
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