Skip to comments.Afghan risks US fury over 'Taliban' prisoner releases
Posted on 01/09/2014 8:48:48 AM PST by NormsRevenge
Afghanistan will release scores of prisoners considered by the US to be a security threat because there is insufficient evidence against them, President Hamid Karzai's office says.
A statement said there was not enough evidence against 72 out of 88 prisoners previously held by the US.
Correspondents say that the move will further strain relations with the US.
The two countries are at loggerheads over President Karzai's refusal to sign a security deal with Washington.
The US is strongly opposed to the releases because it says the prisoners have been involved in the wounding or killing of US and Nato troops.
Hundreds of prisoners from Bagram jail have been freed since Kabul took over the running of the prison in March 2013.
The Afghan government says that there is no evidence against 45 out of 88 prisoners, while the evidence against a further 27 detainees is not enough to put them on trial.
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Oh wait, they're already assigned to harass&harange the TEA Party.. the true enemy of the regime called Obamadon.
Karzai better watch or Obama will send over Biden to scold him.
These people are out of line!
They know that releasing known Taliban terrorists from prison is Obama’s perogative.
All of the efforts of those who served in Afghanistan and Iraq have been for nothing.
Some pouting? A bit of crabby talk? Some passive-agressive sniping?
Whatever it might be, it's not of much concern to Karzai.
Yep smoke screen.
The entire flyblown muslim mideast isn't worth one American life.
Let the Islamic scumbags enslave and kill each other.
“US is strongly opposed to the releases because it says the prisoners have been involved in the wounding or killing of US and Nato troops.”
Since they were previously held by the US, the question is why were they ever released by the US.
Unfortunately, that’s a rhetorical question.
This Viet Nam all over again.
It does not make sense for Americans to risk their lives fighting to free other countries. The effort is wasted because as soon as a democrat leadership is elected, they make sure that the hard won victories are reversed.
The net result is that we waste the lives of American patriots and American resources. Before we can help other countries we need to address the cancer within our own.
Yeah, Obama will stomp his feet and draw a red line.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
Obama will be laughing and bopping and wishing he were there to greet them.