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

posted on June 6, 2014

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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