Clinton: Released Taliban Leaders ‘Not a Threat to the United States’

from – The Daily Signal – Natalie Johnson

Hillary Clinton said in an interview today that the five Taliban leaders released in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl “are not a threat to the United States.”

Clinton was responding to NBC Correspondent Cynthia McFadden’s assertion that many people feel the United States is “less safe today” as a result of the exchange.

“These five guys are not a threat to the United States,” Clinton said this morning on “Today.” “They are a threat to the safety and security of Afghanistan and Pakistan. It’s up to those two countries to make the decision once and for all that these are threats to them.”

James Carafano, vice president for the Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy at The Heritage Foundation, called Clinton’s claim “twisted, tortured logic.”

“The Taliban harbors al-Qaeda and knowingly created conditions that allowed 9/11 to happen,” Carafano said. “How can you claim its leaders aren’t a threat to us?”

According to Carafano, the military’s “principle criterion” for releasing Guantanamo Bay detainees is that they no longer pose a threat to the U.S.

“If the Secretary’s assertion is right, why were the Taliban five not cleared for release from Guantanamo before?” Carafano said.

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8 years ago

the only side Hillary Clinton is on is her side.

8 years ago

what does she mean by reading the book? isn’t Hillary Clinton in enough trouble already? I think she should be in line like the other idiots in Washington for instance nancy pelosi

Joyce Adams
8 years ago

The fool has lost her mind in her quest for notoriety……!

8 years ago

Yeah, trust ye all in Hillary! … Is this the same Hillary, after dealing with husband Bill’s marital indiscretions, truly believe that she can now trust him to never cheat again? … Yeah, right!

Human nature, if you believe someone has wronged you, most people would want revenge to even the score. Since these taliban fighters are not Christians, who may turn the other cheek, but Islamists, … Yeah, Hillary, they’ll just forgive and forget! … Not!

8 years ago

I am wondering which side is Hillary on… The Citizens of the USA or is she on Obama + Islam side.

Seems she has sided with Obama and Terrorist Islam.

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