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King: Deal for release of American POW a "colossal mistake"

posted on June 6, 2014

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Rep. Steve King says the U.S. does not negotiate with terrorists, and the release of American POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo Bay was a "colossal mistake" by the Obama administration. He says it empowers the enemy and puts U.S. troops at risk.

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