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June 3, 2014 - 9:48 am

The five Taliban war criminals the Obama administration released in exchange for an alleged deserter are finding post-Gitmo life in Qatar to be pretty good.

DOHA (Reuters) – Qatar has moved five Afghan Taliban prisoners freed in exchange for a U.S. soldier to a residential compound and will let them move freely in the country, a senior Gulf official said on Tuesday, a step likely to be scrutinized by Washington.

U.S. officials have referred to the release of the Islamist militants as a transfer and said they would be subject to certain restrictions in Qatar. One of the officials said that would include a minimum one-year ban on them traveling outside of Qatar as well as monitoring of their activities.

“All five men received medical checks and they now live with their families in an accommodation facility in Doha,” the Gulf source, who declined to be identified, told Reuters. “They can move around freely within the country.”

But hey, at least we got a soldier who served with “honor and distinction” for them…right?

The only surprising thing about this is that it’s totally not a surprise.

Meanwhile, Obama is out there claiming that he swapped those terrorists for Bergdahl because we have a “sacred rule” not to leave any troops behind — while he is leaving one behind in Mexico.

If you’re looking for any principles at work in all this, Obama will move five Taliban terrorists to freedom to free an alleged deserter, but won’t lift a finger to free an honorable Marine who happened to be exercising his Second Amendment rights when he made a wrong turn.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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C'mon.
The plan is subtle: now the five terrorists have lost

-premium food
-world class health care
- n number of Soldiers serving them

They will get depressed and they will commit suicide.

It's the new psycho-drone strategy.
We are too fly-over to understand the Supreme Leader and Great Helmsman.



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No surprise. The Pig rich Qatar Sheiks support the Muslim Brotherhood.
Come to think of it so does Mullah Obama.
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