Bashir Noorzai was targeted for Taliban support
Right. And Bashir Noorzai is a vigorous middle-aged man with immense wealth and influence, not only in Afghanistan but in the region. His bankroll will help the Taliban regime resist international sanctions and pressures to treat the Afghan people humanely and fairly.
That's how our prisoner exchanges always seem to end; we give more than the other side does. I know from experience in the Soviet days; a KGB officer for a poet or musician. Coming up is the exchange for Brittany Greiner.