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Four of the Prisoners Obama Exchanged for Bowe Bergdahl Given Senior Roles in Taliban Government

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A 2014 prisoner swap engineered by then-President Barack Obama has paid stunning dividends for the Taliban now that four of the five terrorists exchanged for former Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will occupy top jobs in the new government of Afghanistan.

The Afghan television network TOLOnews said Khairullah Khairkhwa, Norullah Noori, Abdul Haq Wasiq and Mohammad Fazl, all of whom were freed from Guantanamo Bay in 2014, will help run the country, according to Fox News.

Bergdahl was later court-martialed for deserting his unit.

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Republican Rep. Mike Waltz of Florida, who served in Afghanistan as a Green Beret, said the appointments should add to every American’s disgust with what the Biden administration has allowed to take place in Afghanistan.

“I have déjà vu knowing it’s the same national security team in place now that then ‘exchanged’ such high-value terrorists for traitor Bowe Bergdahl,” Waltz told the Daily Mail.

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“I personally led searches for Bergdahl and soldiers in other units lost their lives in search of him,” he said.

“Seeing these former Guantanamo prisoners now in charge of a terrorist state that will once again threaten the homeland is a slap in the face to every veteran, gold star family, and victims of 9/11,” the congressman said.

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“Despite this, the Biden Administration has still yet to learn appeasement has serious national security consequences and we are more unsafe now as a result of this disastrous withdrawal,” Waltz said.

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