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Obama’s Bergdahl Blunder Comes Back To Haunt USA As 4 Of Barack’s ‘Taliban Five’ Named To Afghan Cabinet

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The Taliban announced its “caretaker” government on Tuesday and former President Barack Obama is hanging his head in shame. Because on the list of cabinet officials were four of the five Taliban leaders released from prison by Obama in exchange for kidnapped U.S. Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl in 2014. 

Obama botched that one but it gets worse. The fifth member of Obama’s “Taliban Five,” Mohammad Nabi Omari, is the Taliban’s governor for the Khost province.

The four prisoners, now leaders, Obama handed over are Director of Intelligence Abdul Haq Wasiq, Minister of Borders and Tribal Affairs Norullah Noori, Minister of Information and Culture Khairullah Khairkhah, and Deputy Defense Minister Mohammad Fazl.

The Taliban’s religious leader, Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada, issued a statement saying:

“As a caretaker and committed cabinet has been announced by the authorities of the Islamic Emirate to control and run the affairs of the country which will start functioning at the earliest, I assure all the countrymen that the figures will work hard towards upholding Islamic rules and Sharia law in the country, protecting the country’s highest interests, securing Afghanistan’s borders, and to ensuring lasting peace, prosperity and development.”

“The Islamic Emirate will take serious and effective steps towards protecting human rights, the rights of minorities as well as the rights of the underprivileged groups within the framework of the demands of the sacred religion of Islam,” reads the statement.

According to Tolonews, the new Taliban caretaker cabinet consists of the following people:

Prime Minister (head of state): Mullah Hassan Akhund

Deputy: Mullah Baradar

Deputy: Mawlavi Hannafi

Acting Minister of Defense: Mullah Yaqoub

Acting Minister of Interior: Serajuddin Haqqani

Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs: Mawlawi Amir Khan Muttaqi

Acting Minister of Finance: Mullah Hedayatullah Badri

Acting Minister of Education: Mawlawi Noorullah Munir

Acting Minister of Information and Culture: Mullah Khairullah Khairkhah

Acting Minister of Economy: Qari Din Hanif

Acting Minister of Hajj: Mawlawi Noor Mohammad Saqib

Acting Minister of Justice: Abdul Hakim Sharie

Acting Minister of Borders and Tribal Affairs: Mullah Noorullah Noori

Acting Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development: Mullah Mohammad Younus Akhundzada

Acting Minister of Public Work: Mullah Abdul Manan Omari

Acting Minister of Mines and Petroleum: Mullah Mohammad Esa Akhund

Acting Minister of Water and Energy: Mullah Abdul Latif Mansoor

 Acting Minister of Civil Aviation and Transport: Mullah Hamidullah Akhundzada

 Acting Minister of Higher Education: Abdul Baqi Haqqani

Acting Minister of Telecommunication: Najibullah Haqqani

Acting Minister of Refugees: Khalilurahman Haqqani

Acting Director of Intelligence: Abdul Haq Wasiq

Acting Director of the Central Bank: Haji Mohammad Idris

Acting Director of the Administrative Office of the President: Ahmad Jan Ahmady

Acting Minister of Dawat-u-Ershad: Sheikh Mohammad Khalid

Defense Deputy Minister: Mullah Mohammad Fazil

Army Chief of Staff: Qari Fasihuddin

Deputy Foreign Minister: Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai

Deputy Interior Minister: Mawlawi Noor Jalal

Deputy Information and Culture Minister: Zabihullah Mujahid

First Deputy of Intelligence Department: Mullah Tajmir Javad

Administrative Deputy of Intelligence Department: Mullah Rahmatullah Najeeb

Deputy Interior Minister for Counter Narcotics: Mullah Abdulhaq Akhund