Behind our backs, President Obama unilaterally decided to "negotiate" with the Taliban for the release of US Sargent Bowe Bergdahl. Obama said "On behalf of the American people, I was honored to call his parents to express our joy that they can expect his safe return, mindful of their courage and sacrifice throughout this ordeal." In his secret deal, Obama in-turn, released 5 of the MOST DANGEROUS Taliban combatants. These five are among the top five commanders. Two of the five are wanted by the United Nations for war crimes and Obama has let them go. He actually let them go - unpunished. All five were deemed HIGH RISKS towards the US and its allies.
Obama's excuse for breaking the law is that he wants to "convince the Taliban to abandon its alliance with Al Qaeda." Incidentally, all five had close ties to Al Qaeda planners of the 911 attacks against the US. They were more than just acquaintances.
What was Obama thinking? This does NOT guarantee that peace talks will move forward. Quite the opposite. It rewards BAD BEHAVIOR. The Taliban now has their revered leaders back in their fold. They can unite and once again direct their terrorist activities against the US as before. Obama believes that their release will "break the Ice" for negotiations.
Obama is a fool.
What's worse is that he also has broken the law. He never notified Congress of this activity. This violates the Constitution and his oath of office. It also violates the rule that you NEVER negotiate with TERRORISTS!
Question to ask: Does this Congress have the GUTS to bring charges of Impeachment?