The just completed trade of five Taliban prisoners being held at the prison at Guantanamo Bay for an American POW has been met with predictable criticism from many of the same quarters that oppose President Obama in everything that he does.
They claim that the five released prisoners will ultimately find their way back into the terror groups that continue to threaten the United States. They conveniently ignore past examples of prisoner swaps and have nothing to say about the Iran-Contra scandal from the Reagan Administration which involved the illegal sale of missiles to Iran and using the proceeds to illegally fund right wing terrorists in Nicaragua.
But that's just a boring history lesson. Maybe there is more here than meets the eye.
What if the five released Taliban prisoners have been turned during their stay at the beautiful and luxurious prison at Guantanamo? Is it outside the realm of possibility that the Taliban are about to unwittingly welcome back into their organization five guys that are now American undercover agents? Or, even better, is there a chance that the NSA could have perhaps implanted super-duper high tech tracking chips in the bodies of these guys during their all expense paid time spent in Cuba? We are learning what the NSA is capable of doing to Americans in the name of national security, what won't they do to avowed enemies of the state?
Maybe, just maybe, this could be a workable scenario. If not, well, maybe Showtime would be interested in a nice idea for a new series.