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Obama to Release Taliban Detainees

Thursday, 02 Feb 2012 08:39 AM

By Marti Lotman

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Five Taliban leaders currently residing in Guantanamo Bay are scheduled to be released by the Obama administration as part of a series of “operational steps” designed to further peace talks with the Afghan Taliban, reports Fox News.

The transfer will take place ahead of a hearing Thursday where national security threats will be discussed among senior intelligence officials.

The Taliban allegedly “hand-picked” the group of detainees in preparation for the talks.

Many have come out and denounced the unprecedented move.

Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said that the Obama administration’s efforts reek of “desperation.”

“Candidly, I don’t like the direction they are going in (with) reconciliation,” Rogers said. “I base it on the things that I know about how the Taliban works. The tribal relations in the region, and I’ve been on the committee for six years looking at this stuff . . . it seems like a bit of desperation to try and catch up to their policy of ‘we’re getting out.’”

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