Taliban ‘Inspired’ by ‘Valued Guest’ Bergdahl

Barb Wire

Because this is why you go to war, to inspire your enemies rather than to defeat them.

Time magazine article on the Bowe Bergdahl controversy quotes a Taliban commander as laughing at the question of whether the Taliban would now be inspired to start kidnapping Americans, and then saying “definitely.”

This same Taliban commander also told Time, “You know we are also human beings and have hearts in our bodies…we did whatever we could to make [Bergdahl] happy. We wanted him to return home with good memories.”

How touching.

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This Taliban commander goes on to tell Time they see this as a huge victory for their side.

“We returned our valued guest to his people and in return, they freed our five heroes held in Guantánamo Bay since 2002,” he said. “This is a historic moment for us. Today our enemy for the first time officially recognized our status. Our leader Mullah Mohammad Omar is so happy and is anxiously waiting to see his heroes.”

Disgraceful.

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Steve Deace
Steve Deace is one of the "Heavy Hundred" talk show hosts in America according Talkers Magazine. His influence in the first in the nation Iowa Caucuses has been profiled in much of the national media, and he's also a columnist for The Washington Times. His new book, out now and endorsed by a who's who of conservative leaders, is titled Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win Again.

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