Posted by | March 3, 2010 14:09 | Filed under: Top Stories

Abdul Qayyum told interrogators in 2007 he just wanted to go back to Afghanistan to be with his family. He was released a year later.  Now he is leading the Taliban resistance to US troops in southern Afghanistan.

Qayyum, who is about 36 years old, is close to the Taliban’s spiritual leader, Mullah Mohammed Omar. He has been tipped as a candidate to replace the militia’s second-in-command, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who was among several Taliban leaders arrested recently in Pakistan.

This will complicate efforts to close Guantanamo prison; but can you imagine if President Obama had released a detainee who was actually a Taliban leader?

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