Retired Colonel David Hunt claims to know exactly what happened.
On The O’Reilly Factor, Hunt reported that the military has tapes of Taliban members talking on Bergdahl’s phone and their own phones saying that Bergdahl wanted to join them.
Hunt said “this information was known July 2nd on and yet we still traded him for five terrorists.”
In a controversial negotiation that Obama touted at a White House ceremony, Bergdahl was traded in exchange for five former high level Taliban figures, including the former Taliban interior minister “known to have close ties to Osama bin Laden. ” This person was the former chief of staff of the Taliban army who, according to the Washington Post, was “thought to have personally supervised the killing of thousands of Shiite Muslims.” Another individual was a former provincial governor in several areas for the Taliban. The third served as the former deputy chief of intelligence for the Taliban. Finally, there was a former high-level member of a Taliban-al Qaeda cell. And Obama freed them all for an insignificant traitor who cost the lives of several soldiers in their search to find him early on.
Here was part of the interview with Hunt:
O’Reilly asked Hunt: “How did the government get the tapes?”
There are programs, we’ve been doing it since World War II, in which we listen to the enemy, and people who are speaking Pashtun and any language the Taliban in that section are using, were listening because they were told to and they were also listening to Bergdahl’s phone. What they heard was the Taliban on Bergdahl’s phone because he had joined them by then. So it’s a military program.
Source: Western Journalism
Hunt said that the government is not even using these tapes in their case against Bergdahl.
Well, of course not…that would make Obama look bad. And we can’t have the Commander in Chief be a…well, you fill in the blanks.