Reuters journalist David Rohde was on “The O’Reilly Factor” this evening to discuss his time held captive by the Taliban back when he worked for “The New York Times.”

Rohde was invited to interview a Taliban commander, captured and then held in Pakistan for seven months. In 2009, an Afghan journalist helped him escape, and then a Pakistani let him in and allowed him to call his family.

Rohde said he regrets meeting with the Taliban commander because the ordeal put his family through hell.


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“It was a mistake to go to the interview,” he said.

Rohde discussed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with Bill O’Reilly, saying, “I think he’s gotta answers questions – why did he leave his base?”

Still, Rohde said the public should not believe reports on Bergdahl that are coming from the Taliban. He said the public should wait for an investigation and to hear what Bergdahl has to say.


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