Flashback: When John McCain liked the idea of trading Taliban prisoners for a POW

“This decision to bring Sgt. Bergdahl home—and we applaud that he is home—is ill-founded, it is a mistake,” said McCain. “And it is putting the lives of American servicemen and -women at risk.”

A Democrat reminds me that McCain appeared on CNN four months ago, when the Bergdahl case was receiving far less coverage, and did not sound so bearish on the potential of a trade. He hadn’t wanted the five Taliban to be released as a “confidence” measure, but “this idea is for an exchange of prisoners for our American fighting man. I’d be inclined to support such a thing, depending on the details.”