Thursday, March 15, 2012

Barack Obama - #3732 - VIDEO: Sean Hannity - The Real Obama - Broken Promises: Obama to Release 5 Gitmo Taliban Leaders in Exchange for 1 Western Prisoner - Fox (2) Taliban Prisoners at Guantanamo Agree to Transfer - Washington Times

The Real Obama: Broken Promises - Obama to Release 5 Taliban Leaders in Exchange for 1 Western prisoner, posing high risk.

Taliban Prisoners at Guantanamo Agree to Transfer - Washington Times - KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Five top Taliban leaders held by the U.S. in the Guantanamo Bay military prison told a visiting Afghan delegation they agree to a proposed transfer to the tiny Gulf state of Qatar, opening the door for a possible move aimed at bringing the Taliban into peace talks, Afghan officials said Saturday.  The U.S. is considering transferring the five from the prison in Cuba to a presumably less restrictive custody in Qatar as an incentive for the Taliban to enter negotiations — though Washington has not yet outright agreed to the step, and some in Congress oppose it.  Talks with the Taliban are seen as key to bringing some level of calm to Afghanistan, allowing American troops to come home without the country descending into further chaos. But months of efforts to cobble together talks have failed.  Afghan President Hamid Karzai initially opposed sending the prisoners to Qatar instead of home to Afghanistan. But his government sent a delegation to Guantanamo Bay this past week to visit the prisoners, a possible sign of Karzai’s consent to the arrangement......... Several members of Congress oppose any release, and lawmakers have erected several legal hurdles that military and other officials acknowledge would slow and complicate the process.  Several GOP lawmakers who object to the transfer have pushed the White House to keep the detainees in Guantanamo “until the end of hostilities,” a U.S. official with knowledge of the negotiations said earlier this year. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss conversations with the White House.  Read more.........

Of particular concern is Mullah Norullah Nori, described in U.S. military documents as one of the most significant former Taliban officials held at Guantanamo.

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