Poll: Bergdhal, Taliban Swap Set Dangerous Precedent

By  //  June 10, 2014

29% Say Swap Was "Right Thing To Do"

ABOVE VIDEO: Chris Matthew’s, host of “Hardball” on MSNBC, expresses his concern over the exchange of five Guantanamo Bay inmates who were high-ranking Taliban members classified by the pentagon as “High Risk” for U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who may face a military tribunal over allegations of deserting his military unit.

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A recent  poll of 958 Americans conducted by Reuters/Ipsos found revealed 66 percent of those polled thought trading five Taliban leaders for Bergdahl set a “dangerous precedent for future kidnapping or hostage-taking,”   

Other interesting results from the poll include:

  • 44 percent disagreed with the statement that trading Taliban prisoners for Bergdahl was “The right thing to do.” with 26 percent of them strongly disagreeing.
  • 29 percent thought the prisoner swap was the right thing to do.

The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points.


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