The Bergdahl Boomerang: Gop Lawmakers Who Long Urged A Rescue Now Sour On The Idea - The Washington

Those conservatives have been mocked by Democrats and cable-news talkers, who accuse them of playing politics. It is clear they are worried his release could be seen as a victory for President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) said on the Senate floor Wednesday. In interviews and statements, some in the group have said they did not contradict themselves. They always wanted Bergdahl back. They expected it might take a deal with the Taliban. Indeed, the broad outlines of this deal including the five Taliban commanders to be exchanged had been discussed publicly since at least 2011. But still, these conservatives say, they didn't expect the final deal would be this bad.