Originally Posted by Dedhed
If he was a deserter and reportedly "hated" America wouldn't it be more important to get him back in US custody?
If our enemy has a captive who is loyal to the US I would be much less worried about it from a national security perspective than I would be if they captured a turncoat with inside information who's not only likely to give up information, but actively aid said enemy.
What's the point of getting him back after 5 years? He already gave every important piece of information away 4 1/2 years ago. It's not like he's in a taliban cave with access to our current tactics and intel reports. At this point he's a body for the taliban.