We exchanged five prisoners for him. Five prisoners who we refused to allow to go to trial, refused to allow into the United States to go into a jail, refused to provide any limit to their unending stay at Gitmo. What do people expect to happen to the prisoners there? Will we keep them in a lifetime imprisonment without benefit of any legal counsel? Without any solid showing of crimes proven in a court of law? Does that not merely make us a pale imitation of the Russian gulags? Sentenced to life with no recourse to any chance to have the charges, if any, proven in a court of law… is this what we really want America to be? Better to bring back one of our own in a trade and then hopefully, give our soldier the chance we did not give them to prove any charges against him in a court of law. That, of course, leads to the interesting question of what we could possibly do to him that would be worse than the five years he spent as a Taliban prisoner.