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Sen. Saxby Chambliss believes the Guantanamo Taliban detainees swapped for Bowe Bergdahl will reenter the terror fray.
In an interview Tuesday with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Chambliss, the top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, called the detainees "high-level individuals" with ties to al Qaeda as well as Mullah Mohammed Omar, who is credited with creating the Taliban.
"There's a lot of celebrating going on in the Mullah Omar household tonight, I assure you that," he said, appearing on CNN's "The Situation Room."
"These are not the type of individuals that we need to return to the battle, and I assure you, they will be Mullah Omar's board of directors to carry out additional long-term terrorist attacks against America and Americans," he said.
"Those are not the types of individuals that you ought to bargain for."
Chambliss suggested that as many as three of the Taliban militants could have American blood on their hands.
He pointed to an attack on a compound in Afghanistan in November of 2001 when Johnny Micheal Spann, a CIA operative, was killed. He was the first American killed in that war.
The Georgia Republican quickly noted though those detainees were not charged with killing Spann, they were involved in the planning and financing of operations that resulted in American deaths.
Chambliss plans to send a letter to the White House pushing the administration to declassify the files on the five detainees.
Asked by Blitzer what he would've done, if he were charged with determining the conditions for the swap for Bergdahl, Chambliss said "I would have offered them at least somebody at a lower level ... these guys are bad guys."
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