House Intelligence Committee Chair Mike Rogers called the U.S. deal with the Taliban for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl a “serious geopolitical mistake,” and said he is “absolutely convinced” that the five Taliban members transferred from the Guantanamo detention center will return to the battlefield against the United States.
“We have made a serious, serious geopolitical mistake. We’ve empowered the Taliban,” Rogers, R-Mich., told George Stephanopoulos this morning on “This Week.” “The one thing that they wanted more than anything, George, was recognition from the U.S. government so they can use that to propagandize against areas that are unsecure still in Afghanistan. They got all of that.”