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A Bad Deal Back in the News

The American public’s memory is short, and until Wednesday it had likely forgotten the name of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

He was briefly a celebrity last year when he was released from Taliban captivity in exchange for five high-ranking terrorists being held at the Guantanamo Bay in a deal brokered by President Barack Obama, complete with a Rose Garden news conference featuring Bergdahl’s teary-eyed parents and assurances from the White House that the freed prisoner had “served his country with honor and distinction.” There was a brief controversy about it, given that the five high-ranking terrorists were certain to return to their murderous ways, the teary-eyed father’s remarks in English and Arabic and Pashto at the news conference revealed he was a Taliban-sympathizing nut, and the soldiers who served with Bergdahl were telling anyone who would listen that he was a deserter and collaborator, and the Government Accountability determined the president’s deal had… 398 more words


Minnesota Soldier Gratified By Bergdahl’s Desertion Charge

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - The American soldier at the center of a controversial prisoner swap with the Taliban is being charged with desertion. Last year, the Obama administration traded five Guantanamo Bay prisoners in exchange for the release of Bowe Bergdahl. 353 more words


Bail decision for former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr in hands of judge

WATCH ABOVE: Omar Khadr will have to wait to find out if an Alberta court will grant him freedom. Kendra Slugoski explains.

EDMONTON — An Edmonton judge says she needs time to decide whether a former Guantanamo Bay inmate should get bail. 242 more words


The Economics of Omar Khadr

In 2002, I was 5, so I don’t really remember much of Omar Khadr’s case when it was a really current, happening thing. When I was 13, I remember hearing about him being released from Guantanamo Bay and being pretty angry that a Canadian citizen, especially a minor, was being held in America in a prison for war criminals. 447 more words


Lawyer argues Khadr has right to bail like any other prisoner in Canada

WATCH ABOVE: Lawyers for Omar Khadr argued today that he deserves to be treated like any other Canadian prisoner. Kendra Slugoski reports.

EDMONTON – A lawyer for former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr says his client’s appeal in the United States is taking too long and he should be released on bail. 503 more words


Jihad Dhiab may be out of Gitmo after 12 years but he is not yet free. The hunger strike begins in two weeks

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — A megaphone-blaring salesman rattled past the house, and the man the U.S. military once called a “high threat” member of al-Qaida’s global terrorism network put his fingers in his ears and grimaced. 2,332 more words


Obama On Gitmo: Prison Should Have Closed On My First Day In Office

If President Barack Obama could turn back the hands of time, he would have acted immediately to close Guantanamo Bay prison during his first term, he said Wednesday, according to the… 233 more words