U.S. general: Tapes show Bergdahl joined Taliban
'Yet we still traded him for 5 terrorists, had a White House ceremony'
Retired Col. David Hunt says Bergdahl actually joined the Taliban, and recordings prove it.
Further, he notes the U.S. government has failed to make use of that evidence in the case against Bergdahl, who was returned to the U.S. in a stunning trade for five top terrorists held at Guantanamo.
Appearing on Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News show, Hunt said the Obama administration has tapes proving Bergdahl deserted to the Taliban.
“June 30, 2009, Bergdahl deserts his post in southeast Afghanistan,” he said. “July 1st and 2nd, in a standard briefing to a commander of his unit, Fourth Brigade of the 25th Infantry Division, we have tapes of Taliban talking on Bergdahl’s phone saying that Bergdahl wanted to join them. And we have the Taliban on their own phones talking about Bergdahl trying to join them.”
Hunt said the information was known July 2, and “yet we still traded him for five terrorists, had a White House ceremony and now we’ve taken two years since he’s come back to do something which takes 90 days.”
“The government has not yet and it doesn’t sound like it’s going to even use these tapes against Sgt Bergdahl,” he said.
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