Let's take a hypothetical here.
The Administration has established that it's wrong and offensive to leave any American behind. Prior to this whole prisoner swap people both on the left and right seemed to think it would be a good thing to get Bowe Bergdahl back. So, here's my question.
What if instead of a prisoner swap, we had a surge. Troop levels in Afghanistan were ramped up back into peak numbers, with an aggressive and forceful ground and air effort against the taliban in an effort to locate and fight our way to Bergdahl and free him.
Would you have been approving of that action in order to not leave an American behind? Or would you have had complaints over the method?