Michigan congressman critical of deal to win release of American POW in Afghanistan
A Michigan congressman is highly critical of the deal the Obama administration struck to win the release of America’s only prisoner-of-war in the Afghan war.
The Taliban released Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after holding him for five years because the U.S. agreed to release five senior Taliban leaders from Guantanamo Bay.
Michigan Congressman Mike Rogers says agreeing to release the Taliban prisoners sets a ‘dangerous’ precedent.
“We have now set a price,” says Rogers, “We have a changing footprint in Afghanistan which will put our soldiers at risk for this notion that ‘if I can get one, I can get five Taliban released.”
Appearing on CNN’s ‘State of the Union’ program, Rogers suggested the Obama Administration may have violated federal law by doing this deal without notifying Congress beforehand.