One of the five Gitmo detainees exchanged for deserter Bowe Bergdahl was Mohammed Fazi (or Fazl … I saw both).
In 1999, Taliban forces led by Mohammed Fazi swept through a village on the Shomali plain north of Kabul in a scorched-earth offensive that prompted some 300,000 people to flee for their lives.
The villages of this area were once the orchard of central Afghanistan, and the plain’s carefully tended vineyards were famous for their grapes. When the Taliban seized control, they systematically demolished everything … blowing up houses, burning fields and seeding the land with mines.
Mohammed Fazi played a major role in the destruction.
Obama says it was his decision to release these evil men and that he’s not sorry. Therefore, responsibility for every harm done by these thugs from now on rests squarely on Barack Obama’s shoulders.
NBC: It was my decision [:49]
(Please notice in the interview how Obama does NOT answer the question about why he ignored the law that requires him to inform Congress before releasing any Gitmo detainee.)