Miss Louisiana USA: Mistake to Release Gitmo Prisoners

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Sunday, 08 Jun 2014 11:31 PM

By Greg Richter

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Miss Louisiana Brittany Guidry said during the Miss USA pageant Sunday night that it was a mistake to release the five Taliban leaders in exchange for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on May 31.

Guidry finished Sunday night's contest as third runner-up after giving her answer. Twitter was divided over whether she had the hardest or easiest question when asked about the controversial prisoner swap.

Judge Ian Zering asked Guidry, "In recent the weeks the U.S. has released five detainees in Guantanamo in exchange for one U.S. soldier held captive in Afghanistan. The U.S. policy is to leave no soldier behind. Do you think it's fair to sacrifice or swap lives to uphold this policy?"

Guidry responded, "I am glad that we got our guy back. However, I do not feel it is right that we subject ourselves to these acts of terrorism," she said as the crowd screamed and cheered.

Fox News' Todd Starnes tweeted:
Emily Miller, investigative reporter for Fox 5 in Washington, D.C., also tweeted about the question:
Democrats and Republicans have questioned releasing the five high-level Taliban leaders, especially since President Barack Obama did not notify Congress 30 days in advance, as required by law.

Bergdahl's fellow platoon members have said the United States shouldn't have left in the hands of the Taliban, but questioned the White House description of him as a hero when they say he willingly walked away from his post.

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