Anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist Frank Gaffney was featured as a “Foreign Policy Expert” on CNN’s Crossfire, and was brought on to provide the right-wing, conservative point of view in regard to the Bergdahl trade. Gaffney was on the side of moderator and co-host Newt Gingrinch and faced off against Stephanie Cutter and Bill Richardson, the former U.S. ambassador under Bill Clinton who actually has experience dealing with the Taliban.
In response to a point made by Cutter about the administration having to eventually release the Gitmo prisoners, Gaffney suggested that the war with Afghanistan will never end, regardless if we say it has.
“We may be towards the end of this war. Unfortunately, it isn’t entirely up to us. The other side gets a vote.
“The president says we’re ending it, but the only way one side can end a war unilaterally is by surrendering. The president by his own plan says we’re going to have American forces in some numbers in considerable harm’s way in the crosshairs, specifically of the Taliban for at least two more years. I think this is premature at best to be replenishing the ranks of the senior leadership of the Taliban, including some of those that have been the most murderous, not just of Americans but also their own people.”
See the video here (via CNN):