A bombshell report has surfaced regarding the prisoner exchange involving Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and five high-ranking members of the Taliban. The Obama administration fought to keep one of the men indefinitely detained and a federal court agreed, stating that the man was too dangerous to be released without having to worry about national security interests.
The Obama administration is trying to downplay the likelihood that Khairulla Said Wali Khairkhwa could return to his terrorist roots and once again attack the United States armed forces. However just three years ago it argued that Khairkhwa should be denied habeas corpus rights and should remain locked away at the notorious military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
In a lawsuit that named President Obama as a defendant, the U.S. Solicitor General’s office argued that Khairkhwa was in the class of terrorists that were actively involved in the leadership of a group that had killed Americans. What’s even more troubling is that U.S. District Judge Ricardo Urbina agreed.
In the court’s ruling, Urbina wrote that “[t]he government contends that the petitioner, a former senior Taliban official, is lawfully detained because he was part of Taliban forces and purposefully and materially supported such forces in hostilities against the United States.”
The judge also wrote that he was “a member of the Taliban’s highest governing body, the Supreme Shura,” and “was a close associate of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar, who appointed him Governor of the province of Herat in 1999.”
The case was again heard in federal appeals court in 2012 and dismissed because the judge agreed with the previous ruling. Yet Obama and his administration continue to try to downplay the consequences from releasing high-level terrorists back into their groups to organize even more attacks.
In addition to the findings of the court, Khairkhwa was also considered by the government to have been “directly associated” with Osama bin Laden. Also according to his detainee assessment at Guantanamo Bay, he was more than likely associated with al Qaeda’s late Iraqi leader, Abu Musab al Zarqawi, as well as describing him as one of the “major opium drug lords in western Afghanistan.”
In spite of all of this, Obama has vowed that he will close the detention facility by the end of his term in January of 2017 which will mean the release of nearly 180 terror suspects, sound like fun?