This is some excellent news and we can all celebrate the return from five long damn years of captivity of Bowe Bergdahl.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The only American solider held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed from Taliban captivity in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said Saturday.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was handed over to U.S. special forces by the Taliban Saturday evening, local time, in an area of eastern Afghanistan, near the Pakistani border. Officials said the exchange was not violent and the 28-year-old Bergdahl was in good condition and able to walk.
Today is a time to rejoice that an American servicemember is on his way home. Everyone who serves in uniform should have no doubt that we will move Heaven and Earth to bring them home. It is also fantastic news that he is in good health and walking. Given the barbaric nature of his captors, that was far from assured. There are many back stories about his capture, captivity and release that we will be telling and talking about soon. But for now, welcome back Bowe!