(Norvell Rose, WCJ) -- As Fox News dogs the Obama administration about the delayed release of the Army’s investigation into what happened before and after Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl disappeared from his unit in Afghanistan, CNN is now reporting a bombshell that could blow up the White House strategy of stalling the long-expected report.
Western Journalism has reported that sources with close ties to military intelligence say the Army has concluded its investigation and will charge Bergdahl with desertion. The White House and the Pentagon have vigorously pushed back, saying no decision to prosecute Bergdahl has been made and that Fox News is way off base.
Now, in an exclusive report, CNN says that one of the five Taliban commanders Obama agreed to release from Gitmo in exchange for Bergdahl may be back on the battlefield, a prospect that many critics of Obama’s swap deal warned could happen.
This dramatic development could prove to be a major reason that a nervous Obama White House has held back the release of the Army’s investigation of the Bergdahl affair.
Via CNN.com: “The U.S. military and intelligence community now suspect that one of the five Taliban detainees released from Guantanamo Bay in return for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in May of last year has attempted to return to militant activity from his current location in Qatar.”
CNN says that its report that one of the so-called Taliban Five is back fighting for radical Islamists has been confirmed by “several U.S. officials across different agencies and branches of the U.S. government.”
Obama’s deal to exchange the Taliban Five for Bowe Bergdahl was celebrated at the time in a big Rose Garden ceremony at which Obama took credit for the freedom of a soldier held in captivity for five years.
Shortly after the deal was made and the Taliban Five were set free, Obama’s Security Adviser, Susan Rice, went on TV to praise Bergdahl as a good soldier who served his country “honorably.”
If it turns out that Obama ordered the release from Guantanamo Bay of a seasoned terrorist commander who is now back in the fight against U.S. forces and our allies, the Bergdahl nightmare for the administration may grow even darker and more ominous.