The incompetence of the Obama Administration handling "the good war" in Afghanistan is pathetic. We are conducting a war as a game by playing catch and release the Taliban fighters. Afghanistan President Karzai is playing both sides of the fence. He is intentionally keeping the war ongoing because he enjoys the financial support from the United States. However, Karzai does not want to offend or irritate the Taliban any further. The release of a Taliban prisoner is a nice carrot to appease them. It is time to stop this stupidity by removing Karzai from office and bomb the enemy without reservation. Currently, one in four release prisoners went back into action as enemy combatants. I wonder if Obama is irritated that 75% of the Taliban fighters are still unemployed.
(Washington Examiner) More than 500 suspected Taliban fighters detained by U.S. forces have been released from custody at the urging of Afghan government officials, angering both American troops and some Afghans who oppose the policy on the grounds that many of those released return to the battlefield to kill NATO soldiers and Afghan civilians.
U.S. Air Force Maj. Karen Davis, a spokeswoman in Kabul, told The Washington Examiner "nearly 500 detainees held in the [detention facility in Parwan] have been released outright or transferred to the [Afghan government] for disposition under Afghan law" so far this year.
Earlier this year, The Examiner reported that numerous insurgents captured in Pakistan, including some members of al Qaeda, were returned to Afghanistan upon the request of the Karzai government, and then, according to a senior Pakistani official, "released back to the Taliban as bargaining chips in negotiations."
For American combat troops in Afghanistan, the release of suspect Taliban is seen as a symptom of the corruption of the Karzai government.