Why ‘leave no one behind’ isn’t the controlling principle in the Bergdahl case

Why ‘leave no one behind’ isn’t the controlling principle in the Bergdahl case

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U.S. Army soldiers of 3/509 infantry 4BDE25ID Task Force Geronimo walk after a patrol at Paktika province, Afghanistan, November 12, 2009 (Image: Reuters, Bruno Domingos)

JE Dyer

Liberty UnYielding

U.S. Army soldiers of 3/509 infantry 4BDE25ID Task Force Geronimo walk after a patrol at Paktika province, Afghanistan, November 12, 2009

(Image: Reuters, Bruno Domingos)

Apparently, the left needs this explained.

The issue here isn’t whether Bergdahl should have been retrieved.  The issue is how it was done.

The issue is also not whether we negotiated with terrorists.  Sometimes we do; it can be done in different ways, and the proper objective is to get our man back but ultimately make the terrorists regret the whole business.

The issue is the price we paid to get Bergdahl back: the release of five of the original Taliban, some of Mullah Omar’s top lieut

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