So, with assistance from Capitol Media Partners, the Times spoke to two of Bergdahl's former platoon-mates, Joshua Cornelison and Cody Full. Both men said that they didn't want to talk about "politics." They also agreed that they wanted Bergdahl to be court-martialed. And, as others have, they specifically named soldiers who they said died while looking for Bergdahl. Overall, Bergdahl's critics have attributed about eight fatalities to operations directly related to him but, the Times notes, "Pentagon officials say those charges are unsubstantiated and are not supported by a review of a database of casualties in the Afghan war."
I cannot imagine that Republican strategists would be wrong about ANYTHING, or overly hasty to jump on an opportunity to undermine a Democratic president, at all.