No need for outrage over POW

06/02/2014 6:06 PM

06/03/2014 6:35 PM

Re "Military brass wades into POW desertion debate" (Nation/World, June 3): Obama brought home our only prisoner of war in Afghanistan. You would think everyone would be happy? No, the right wants to send this guy back to the Taliban.

Releasing five terrorists/POWs from Gitmo has the right in flames. Bush released over 500 prisoners from Gitmo. Where was that rage then? In 2011, Israel released over 1,000 terrorists/POWs for one solider. Does anyone think Israel doesn't know how to deal with terrorists?

Some are saying this guy was AWOL. His commanders never declared that. In fact, they promoted him while he was being held.

Our soldier had suffered five years in captivity. Let him come home in peace.

-- Bill Kinnaird, Rancho Murieta

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