- 08 июня 2014, 18:22
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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers said on Sunday the Obama administration's prisoner exchange has empowered the Taliban.
"We've made a serious, serious geopolitical mistake," the Michigan Republican asserted on ABC's "This Week." "We've empowered the Taliban. The one thing they wanted more than anything was recognition from the U.S. government, so they can use that to propagandize against areas that are unsecure still in Afghanistan."
The administration's decision to make the prisoner swap at the same time that it announced all U.S. troops would leave Afghanistan by the end of 20156 sent "the wrong message at the wrong time," Rogers said.
"We're going to pay for this decision for years," he suggested.