By releasing five high-ranking Taliban terrorists in exchange for the possibly traitorous U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, Obama has succeeded in “replenishing the enemy.”

That’s from talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh Monday.

Limbaugh returned from a rare week-long absence from the airwaves, and listeners eager to hear his take on Obama’s controversial prisoner swap didn’t have long to wait.

He explained that the recovery of Bergdahl – a former prisoner of the Taliban who may have defected to enemy forces in Afghanistan – was part of the president’s longtime promise to release all the terrorists at Guantanamo Bay and close the prison for good.

“What, at the end of the day, happened here?” Limbaugh asked rhetorically. ” Obama replenished the enemy.”

“The Taliban reaction to this is proof positive,” he added, citing the senior member of the Afghan Taliban who told NBC News that the exchange was a “historic moment for us.”

“Today, our enemy for the first time officially recognized our status. I can’t explain how our people are happy and excited over this unbelievable achievement,” the spokesman declared right after Obama’s Rose Garden press conference with Bergdahl’s mother and his father, who peppered his remarks with Arabic phrases.
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