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Thanks for staying with us on Laura Ingraham in for Bill O'Reilly and -- Friday's with Geraldo segment tonight.
Tell -- officials have offered to hand over American soldier -- bird doll an exchange for five high level gitmo detainees.
-- -- disappeared from his base in Afghanistan back in June 2009.
And he's believed to be held in Pakistan.
The Obama administration was noncommittal about the proposal.
Joining us now from New York.
It's Geraldo Rivera and -- all -- oh yeah I think about.
This this sergeant being held for all this time all these years his spam -- as is heartbreaking.
But does this -- deal makes sense from now a long term perspective and doesn't give incentives to.
Terroristic capture more of our soldiers -- may be an American citizens overseas.
Great questions and Laura but let me just give you a little historical context.
Remember what the Israelis have done in the past when it comes to prisoner exchanges I know that this -- seems lopsided to people that is.
You know we're giving up 50 we would be giving up five of these gitmo detainees in exchange for just one of ours the Israelis have given up 500.
You know Palestinian prisoners in exchange for single Israeli POW so I am absolutely.
Warming -- endorsing this this proposal I want sergeant -- dole home and I think that.
These five detainees however hideous.
They need may have been when they were fighting.
-- enemies in Afghanistan prior to the United States than they were fighting against the northern alliance and so forth.
You know we make peace with enemies not with friends let's -- this deal done get this four man.
Home we are pulling out of Afghanistan will be done basically by 24 -- let's not believe this.
This this heartbreaking.
Of this bitter experience let's make this deal.
And you know I think that enough safeguards -- you know -- -- one time I want Guantanamo.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- You can -- exchange all the prisoners for other people -- have begun -- Will be fine with me and and please separate -- designers can't president of the United States because he has not yet endorsed this -- high -- -- Full with full vigor and enthusiasm that I think of the agree.
I really don't think they're you know they get incentivized this terrorist to to try to target not just soldiers -- Marines but.
Americans overseas so we'll look take US citizens and -- traveling in countries where maybe they're in the Middle East and Africa.
We'll we'll we'll target Americans for kidnapping so we can get other terrorists out I mean that is a possibility is it not once he's -- doing many NAS devices.
Look at look at is what is the and sent these five.
Had been held since the fall of 2001.
They have been held twelve long years they have never been charged with anything.
It outfit to think -- that their release after this is grueling and.
Does not come back then I got on the I don't know what you what you feel -- you feel they uneasy early -- and Americans on the battlefield unless.
On saying is that if you knew or could know that these some of these individuals might actually.
Be joining the Jihad fight against the United States are allies in the future would you feel differently I imagine some of them on giant -- -- -- You're asking a speculative question about -- submit that the whole I think an asset in getting about -- -- know -- you know Americans in that part of Afghanistan come 2014 they'll have.
Some fortified bases with the drones can still operate Hamad Karzai presumably the F.
I don't understand -- Afghanistan are all now they can go to Pakistan and Pakistan if that.
-- breeding ground all sorts of -- -- want to sergeant back for goodness sake.
Is not lovers letters from Afghanistan right now I want -- -- I want them all home to let's let's have this man home give them the I think we're all that we should see what they've done and it was and it released -- wanna see what you've done am.
If -- tortured him if you psychologically abused him if he's -- all easily easily imagine they have done -- town.
-- animal and evidently about bring him home -- at the Colombians have dealt with the -- rebels to bring people want you deal with that Andre and I have to say -- we're not around -- -- -- -- -- now I appreciate her all that thanks so much and when we come back.
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