Transcript for President Overseas Defends Decision to Negotiate With Taliban
US military now saying it will look into any potential misconduct on the part of an American soldier. But tonight many are asking did the White House -- -- any of this before the controversial decision to let those Taliban detainees go in exchange. -- this evening the president is now firing back at his critics and ABC's chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl is traveling with the president in Poland. Here in Europe to talk about defending or. Allies the president found himself defending his own decision to strike a deal with the Taliban regardless of the circumstances whatever those circumstances -- Turn out to be. We still get. An American soldier back to yourself kept. Much of what the White House said initially about the deal for sergeant Brooke doll is now in question first there's -- -- self. On Sunday the administration portrayed him as something of a hero he says and I. I say to an honor and distinction to -- the news it is the army is preparing to investigate him. How about the five Taliban released in the deal just yesterday the transfer these detainees did not pose. A significant threat to the United States to -- is -- the possibility. Some of them trying to return to change its activities that are. Detrimental to us absolutely finally there's -- -- father growing his beard told his son was freed clearly willing to do anything to help so he joins the president in the Rose Garden Saturday to announce the release since then we've learned that last week tweeted to -- redolent with Taliban spokesman. I am still working to free all Guantanamo prisoners. God will repay for the death of every Afghan child. David for all the criticism and second guessing the White House is facing about making a deal with the Taliban and expect even more than they expected. The president's top advisors insist it was an easy call. As one senior official told me tonight. Any other president would have done the same thing. And -- Jonathan Karl in Poland tonight John thank you.
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