The US should have left Bergdahl in captivity.
Absolutely not. He should have been rescued sooner. No American should have to keep company with that filth for more time than it takes to pull a trigger.
We should have paid the ransom instead.
Yeah. Based on the evidence surrounding the individual and the poor precedent set by the "negotiations" - the costs and potential costs outweigh the actual benefits associated with his release. Harsh, but the information on the matter yields what I
believe to be the more logical approach to the situation in question.