Was the Bergdahl 5-for-1 trade politically timed?
Some have mentioned the "coincidence" of this happening just at the right time to push the current VA scandal off the headlines and out of people's consciousness. Do you believe that this was timed specifically for that reason?
I do not. There are many issues that I do question regarding this person and his actions & loyalties, but the timing is not one of them. Primarily because these things take time to negotiate, and the Taliban aren't exactly quick and easy to deal with. I believe that this has been in the works for months, and couldn't be put together in a week.
Now, if you were to say that it was put together by the administration to give the administration a positive accomplishment to point at in a general sense, I can buy into that. The timing with the VA scandal is, in my opinion, legitimate coincidence.