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Distribution of answers submitted by Republicans.
Yes, our government should do whatever it takes to bring home soldiers who are captured by the enemy
Yes, it is unconstitutional to imprison terrorism suspects at Guantanamo without a trial and they should all be freed
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On May 31, 2014 President Obama announced that POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had been released in Afghanistan by the Taliban in exchange for five Taliban prisoners from the detention camp in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Sgt. Bergdahl deserted his unit on June 30, 2009 and was soon taken prisoner by the Taliban near the Pakistan border. Critics say that President Obama violated a law which required him to give 30-day advance notice to Congress before releasing prisoners from Guantánamo and that the prisoner swap will put the U.S. in danger of a terrorist attack by releasing the five Taliban suspects. Supporters argue that engaging in prisoners swaps is a common practice among other countries including Israel and every American soldier's life should be valued regardless of how they were captured. See recent POW news
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Prisoner swaps should be within the context of historical precedent. 2 years ago from a Republican in Woodbridge, VA
No, and anyone including Commander in Chief who does so should be tried for treason. 2 years ago from a Republican in Pittsburgh, PA
I think that the governement should do whatever it takes to bring home soldiers who are captured by the enemy. However they should take steps to prevent an attack on the US or our interest. They should also not release high level terrorism suspects. 2 years ago from a Republican in Luverne, MN
Never. and any president that goes around the law to do it should be tried for treason. 2 years ago from a Republican in Beverly, MA
NO! I feel in this day and age the U.S.A. has the capabilities to find that soldier and bring him home. 2 years ago from a Republican in Fairbanks, AK
Yes and No. Depends, because the American prisoner can be used both ways. It depends on the circumstance. Yes because we bring every soldier home sense of security for the military. 2 years ago from a Republican in Lilburn, GA
If we kill 100 terrorist for every tortured or kidnapped individual, those activities may be reduced or stopped. Limited war is stupid, stupid, stupid. 2 years ago from a Republican in Washington, DC
No, because it puts future Americans at risk of being captured. If they know that we would possibly trade for somebody that they want it will inspire them to take more Americans. 2 years ago from a Republican in Nixa, MO
Yes, but we must make sure that the POW is truly on the American side. If he or she walked away then it is there own fault and we should not endanger further soldiers to save that POW. 2 years ago from a Republican in Waukee, IA