Via Daily Caller:
Secretary of State John Kerry awkwardly dismissed a declaration by released Taliban commander Noorullah Noori that he would return to jihad after 13 years in captivity at Guantanamo Bay, telling CNN’s Elise Labott it was “propaganda” and “a lot of baloney.” [...]
Kerry also claimed that — despite information to the contrary from the Qataris — the released Taliban fighters are being closely watched in Qatar for any signs of reentry into the battlefield.
But the secretary seemed to awkwardly stumble over a question regarding Noori, who has already promised he will return to Afghanistan as soon as possible to fight Americans.
“Well first of all, uh, propaganda is propaganda,” Kerry began, “and they’ll say whatever they want to stir the waters. So people should not be lured in by their propaganda, number one.”