A Taliban commander who has been in touch with Time magazine for years and according to them “has consistently supplied reliable information about Bergdahl’s captivity” has told them that there’s more to come:
It’s better to kidnap one person like Bergdahl than kidnapping hundreds of useless people…It has encouraged our people. Now everybody will work hard to capture such an important bird.
Well, Obama has to have some excuse for emptying out Gitmo, doesn’t he?
As I’ve written before, the enemy always was interested in capturing Americans, military members or otherwise, even before this. But I can’t think of a single reason why the Bergdahl exchange wouldn’t make them far more eager to do so during the rest of Obama’s term. “The enemy” doesn’t just refer to the Taliban in Afghanistan, either. I’m talking about jihadists around the world.
[NOTE: By the way, I’ve noticed that Time appears to be covering the Bergdahl prisoner exchange story with somewhat more honesty than it usually deals with news that reflects poorly on Obama. This particular incident seems to have stirred up some alarm there.]