This should be the message the Democrats hit back with.
Sure, the GOP would like to bring Bergdahl home. They believe in "No soldier left behind." It's just that, well, think of what those five guys that were traded for Bergdahl might do. They could plan some sort of attack or something. They're scary people.
The GOP has to ask, "Is returning an american soldier being held captive really worth that kind of danger?"
The punitive nature of our culture is extreme and out of balance. We've become desensitized to the destruction of the lives of those without money and power and fearful of holding to account anyone with money, power or status.