To the editor:
All members of the military live and die by the saying “No man or woman is left behind.” This is carved into them from day one in the service. It is a trust that says you will be returned alive, wounded or dead to this country. Commanders also live by this saying. It does not say “No man or woman is left behind if we like them.” Ever since the commander in chief of the armed forces arranged for the return of Sgt. Bergdahl, the GOP has screamed and yelled about the condition in which Bergdahl was captured. They have accused and convicted and would have sentenced Bergdahl to be left as a prisoner of war.
Those in Congress are missing the point. There is a responsibility of all commanders, to ensure that all personnel under their command are returned. They are not there to pass judgment; justice will be determined if required when our military personnel have returned to the soil of this country. It is a shame that the U.S. Congress even contemplates leaving a POW in the hands of a terrorist organization. Welcome home Sgt. Bergdahl, the president and the people of the United States welcome you back, if not the Congress of the United States.