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Family of American who fought for Taliban asks government to commute sentence
San Jose Mercury News ^ | 12/18/7 | Kim Vo

Posted on 12/18/2007 2:20:04 PM PST by SmithL

Hoping a new attorney general will be more sympathetic to their cause, John Walker Lindh's parents again asked the White House to commute the sentence of the Marin County man who fought in Afghanistan for the Taliban.

The family filed a petition today asking that Lindh's 20-year sentence be commuted. Lindh pleaded guilty in 2002 to providing services to the Taliban and carrying explosives during a felony.

His attorneys first applied for a commutation in 2004, and have regularly beseeched the government since then to shorten Lindh's sentence.

"We hope that President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush will find it in their hearts to grant mercy this holiday season," Lindh's mother, Marilyn Lindh, said today.

Lindh's two-decade sentence is unfair compared to people like David Hicks, the Australian who was sentenced to nine months for providing material support to Al-Qaida,...

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; US: California; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: liberalpukes; limousineliberal; lindh; marincounty; sanfranciscovalues; talibanger; terrorist; traitor
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1 posted on 12/18/2007 2:20:07 PM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Hm... No.


2 posted on 12/18/2007 2:21:48 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: SmithL

Why?


3 posted on 12/18/2007 2:22:36 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: SmithL

Can we commute it to the death penalty? If not, then, no.


4 posted on 12/18/2007 2:23:36 PM PST by BykrBayb (In memory of my Friend T'wit, who taught me much. ~ )
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To: SmithL

No, and don’t let the door hit you on the way out.


5 posted on 12/18/2007 2:24:51 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Ron Paul put the cuckoo in my Cocoa Puffs)
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To: SmithL
Can we file a petition that IT should
be hung by the neck until IT is dead?
6 posted on 12/18/2007 2:25:29 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Rudy,Romney,McCain, Huckabee will send a self-abused stomped elephant to the DRNC.)
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To: Billthedrill

Wasn’t he involved in a prison break where an American was killed?


7 posted on 12/18/2007 2:25:35 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: SmithL

They can pound sand. Remember Johnny Spann.


9 posted on 12/18/2007 2:25:49 PM PST by Sax
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To: SmithL

There will be another Christmas in about 20 years, bring it up then.


10 posted on 12/18/2007 2:26:02 PM PST by Gator113 (My short list..Fred, Hunter, Romney.)
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To: SmithL
"We hope that President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush will find it in their hearts to grant mercy this holiday season," Lindh's mother, Marilyn Lindh, said today.

Ask that of Mike Spann's survivors, Mrs. Lindh. May John Lindh rot in prison!

11 posted on 12/18/2007 2:26:08 PM PST by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: SmithL

Why not turn his sorry butt over to Lieutenant J.T. Wrobloweskis brothers and let them take care of this puke. After all he and his killed their brother.


12 posted on 12/18/2007 2:26:11 PM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: SmithL

No


13 posted on 12/18/2007 2:27:11 PM PST by wastedyears ("I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SmithL
Shoulda been executed for treason.
14 posted on 12/18/2007 2:27:24 PM PST by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: SmithL
sorry,we got enough dems on the loose
15 posted on 12/18/2007 2:27:29 PM PST by jd792
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To: Gator113

Yeah. Keep a spot open in the hot tub.


16 posted on 12/18/2007 2:27:52 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: SmithL
"We hope that President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush will find it in their hearts to grant mercy this holiday season,"

Try again at Eid, morons.

17 posted on 12/18/2007 2:28:05 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: massgopguy
Wasn’t he involved in a prison break where an American was killed?

Yes, Johnny "Mike" Spann.


18 posted on 12/18/2007 2:28:16 PM PST by Bahbah
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To: SmithL

Why is this traitor still alive?


19 posted on 12/18/2007 2:28:40 PM PST by West Coast Conservative (Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.)
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To: All

Sentence reduction?

No.


20 posted on 12/18/2007 2:28:46 PM PST by Cindy
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