(VIDEO) Pete Hoekstra and LTC Allen West discuss Sgt. Bergdahl via Newsmax

By Lisa Barron

The relationship between the United States and Afghanistan is broken, says former Republican U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra.

Speaking to Newsmax TV’s John Bachman on “America’s Forum,” Hoekstra pointed out that within the last couple of weeks Afghan President Hamid Karzai has released 65 prisoners, many of them purportedly Taliban, despite the fact that the militant group is still holding U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

“To have Karzai releasing prisoners just tells you that the relationship between the Afghan government and the U.S. government is totally in tatters. And it also follows a disturbing pattern: We’ve left the doctor behind in Pakistan, we’ve got an FBI agent and a pastor in Iran that were not part of the negotiations.

“It’s very, very frightening,” he said Wednesday.

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