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Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Monday practically blew his top when he discovered that five Taliban leaders captured in Afghanistan were freed from U.S. custody in a prisoner swap for an American Army sergeant, according to reports in the Middle East.

Karzai reportedly said that President Barack Obama's actions to retrieve Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl violated an agreement he had with the Obama administration.

“Recently, five Afghan nationals were released in an exchange for Mr. Bowe Bergdahl, and have been transferred to Qatar, which was against a prior understanding with the Afghan government,” Karzai said in his official statement released on Monday.

According to Ahmad Shakaib Mustaghni of the Afghan Foreign Ministry, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had promised Karzai during a telephone conversation that custody of the Taliban detainees exchanged for Bergdahl would be returned to Afghan police.

But now it was revealed to the world that these upper-echelon terrorists were instead turned over to Qatar, where supposedly they will be kept under close surveillance with their movements restricted for at least 12-months as per a Qatar brokered deal between the Obama White House and the Taliban.

The statement issued by the Afghan government said “This [deal between Obama and the Taliban] is completely against all accepted international laws on human rights.”

"This venture by the Obama team might have been intended to make the U.S. President look like a commander in chief, but instead it seems to have shown the world that Obama still thinks like a community organizer and not a military strategist," said a former police adviser who trained cops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Obama sycophants, who have been covering up several scandals, claim that at times Karzai has ordered prisoners, said to be dangerous, freed only to return to the battlefield.

Sgt. Bergdahl was mysteriously captured by the Taliban five years ago when he allegedly went AWOL. Although he was an Army private when captured, during his captivity he was promoted to sergeant.

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Sunday used the prisoner swap to encourage American that the prisoner swap was a tactical success that could open the door to peace talks with the Taliban.

“Our primary focus … was getting Sgt. Bergdahl back,” Hagel told reporters. “Whether that could lead to possible new breakthroughs with the Taliban, I don’t know. Hopefully it might.”

Mullah Omar, the Taliban leader who has been in hiding since the U.S. invasion, issued a rare statement online in which he called the deal a “colossal victory” that portends the “liberation of the whole country and reassures us that our aspirations are on the verge of fulfillment .”

Rep. Buck McKeon, the House Armed Services Committee chairman, and Sen. James Inhofe, a ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, according to the Examiner, released a statement on Sunday criticizing the deal. “Our terrorist adversaries now have a strong incentive to capture Americans. That incentive will put our forces in Afghanistan and around the world at even greater risk."

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