Ok, this has got to be a hot button topic. Bowe Bergdhal. Deserter? Victim of unfortunate circumstance? Was the price paid too much? Did the Obama administration break the law by going behind Congresses back? Maybe it was necessary because nothing gets done in Congress and this decision had to be made. But does it set Obama up for scrutiny. I think so. This will be a political issue. Our recently retired (one day before the announcement of the swap) Press Secretary said last year nothing would be done without consulting Congress. 2013 Quote: "As we have long said, however, we would not make any decisions about transfer of any detainees without consulting with Congress and without doing so in accordance with U.S. law." I have gone back and forth on this one. It certainly makes a statement that we will not leave a soldier behind. Very honorable commitment. However, we traded away 5 of the most notorious Taliban for someone who is now looking like a deserter. The administration gives vague assurances that they will never be a problem again but that seems like a weak promise. It is a tough call but I think the wrong decision was made. Time will tell.