What about the other captured American?
June 6 , 2014
Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post is completely against the prisoner swap, which is an argument for helping another American who is held hostage.
State department subcontractor Alan Gross has spent about five years in a Cuban prison. The 65-year-old was reportedly trying to link Cuban Jews to the Internet in order to promote democracy and officials in the country have mentioned that they would let the man go if three of their intelligence officers are exchanged for him.
Releasing members of the Cuban Five would not be as big a deal as releasing the Taliban figures since it won't pose any risk to this country's security.