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Obama ignored chances to rescue Bergdahl ‘because he WANTED terror trade’ | Mail Online

From the Daily Mail:

Obama ignored chances to rescue Bergdahl on the ground because he WANTED a terror trade to help close down Guantanamo Bay, claim Pentagon sources

‘The president wanted a diplomatic scenario that would establish a precedent for repatriating detainees from Gitmo,’ a Pentagon official says

He described a conversation with a State Department liaison who said ‘the president isn’t going to leave office with Gitmo intact, and this was the best opportunity to see that through’

Obama has promised to close down the Guantanamo Bay detention camp since 2008 and tried to order it shuttered on his first day in office

The White House hurried its decision-making about retrieving Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, leaving intelligence officials too little time to assess how damaging it would be to release five Taliban leaders in exchange for him

Military commanders, meanwhile, were unwilling to mount a dangerous rescue operation to save a presumed U.S. Army deserter

The result, sources say, was the perfect storm as Obama aims to be rid of ‘Gitmo’ before he leaves office in 2017

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