What are your thoughts on the Bowe Bergdahl incident? I've wanted to ask here for days, but didn't want to start controversy. Today it got the best of me, so here I am. There are enough reports from people who served with him to confirm now that he deserted. But the thing that keeps coming back to my mind that bothers me on every level is... well since WHEN does America negotiate with terrorists and TRADE by releasing terrorists? Good gracious, every time a terrorist wants their people released now, they're going to take prisoners! Have we ever done this before? I don't think so, but could be mistaken. I won't mention the people who were killed looking for him not knowing he deserted. I won't mention that he's refusing to talk to his family. I won't even mention that this was done probably illegally by not telling Congress because they wouldn't have approved. I won't mention that even Hilary Clinton was against this. Ooops, I just mentioned it all... but it's upsetting. And then the lie about not having time to tell Congress because this "hero's" life was in danger?! PLEASE! Anyone else have thoughts? I don't want this to turn into a political argument (pretty please?) but rather to hear your thoughts of a country trading 5 known terrorists for a deserter... and why? For nothing more than a hope it will raise approval rating? Wow, if that's it, it's backfiring tenfold.