Since this murderer is not a household name, let’s recapitulate a bit and find out who he is. His career started as a deputy of al-Sadr, and he was also a leader of Hezbollah and directly responsible for the assassination of five American soldiers in Karbala. When he and his brother were arrested the identification cards of the soldiers were recovered at the scene.
The Long War Journal quotes American officers as stating:
“We let a very dangerous man go, a man whose hands are stained with US and Iraqi
blood,” a military officer said. “We are going to pay for this in the future.”
The US military has maintained that the release of members and leaders
of the League of the Righteous is related to a reconciliation agreement between
the terror group and the Iraqi government, but some US military officers
“The official line is the release of Qazali is about reconciliation, but in reality this was a prisoner swap,” a military intelligence official said…
“This was a deal signed and sealed in British and American blood,” a US military officer told The Long War Journal. “We freed all of their leaders and operatives; they [the League of the Righteous] executed their hostages and sent them back in body bags. And we’re supposed to be happy about it.”
First PM Brown's release of Al-Megrahi the Lybian terrorist responsible for Pan Am 103 and now Obama's release of Qazali have sent a clear message to international terrorists: "We are open for deals." The result will be more kidnappings and more terror.
Welcome to the cowardly new world of Obama. Wait and see how Islamists treat cowards.