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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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To: Owl_Eagle

“...and a queer”

That offended me. You should say fudge packer.


21 posted on 12/18/2007 2:30:20 PM PST by demshateGod (Duncan Hunter for President)
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To: Spktyr

I’m proud of you guys for not writing “only if the Huckster becomes president”


22 posted on 12/18/2007 2:30:24 PM PST by Soliton (Freddie T is the one for me! (c))
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To: Cindy

Cut his head off.


23 posted on 12/18/2007 2:30:39 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: Bahbah

Adding to post no. 18:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=spann
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=johnnyspann
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=michaelspann


24 posted on 12/18/2007 2:31:06 PM PST by Cindy
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To: SmithL

Commute it to death.


25 posted on 12/18/2007 2:31:34 PM PST by null and void (Nully, you think of the oddest things. - sweetliberty)
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To: SmithL

Are they kidding? I’d fry the little bastard, given the chance.


26 posted on 12/18/2007 2:32:16 PM PST by RightOnline
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To: SmithL

His old buds will gladly slauhter you and your kids. Your neighbor too.


27 posted on 12/18/2007 2:32:33 PM PST by Waco
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To: SmithL

No


28 posted on 12/18/2007 2:33:32 PM PST by A. Morgan (Each terrorist we kill lowers the carbon foot print of the war.)
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To: SmithL
If President Jorge is unable to find it within his heart to fully pardon THREE Americans worthy of such mercy (i.e., Scooter Libby and Agents Ramos and Compean), he damn well better NOT be considering commuting the sentence of the traitor John Walker Lindh.

If the President pardons Lindh in the remainder of his term, I will be among the first on FR to call for his impeachment.

Don't let anyone tell me it wouldn't be justified.
29 posted on 12/18/2007 2:34:38 PM PST by mkjessup (Hunter-Bolton '08 !! Patriots who will settle for nothing less than *Victory* in the War on Terror!)
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To: SmithL

It’s always been hard to figure out who’s crazier, this guy or his parents.


30 posted on 12/18/2007 2:36:29 PM PST by the Real fifi
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To: SmithL
Jihad Johnnie will serve out his sentence to the end
...of the next Democrat administration.
31 posted on 12/18/2007 2:36:32 PM PST by Dagnabitt ("It's a 'virtual fence'...now run along little taxpayer.")
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To: SmithL

Gay. Liberal. Idiot. Negligent. Parents. Shut. The. Hell. UP.


32 posted on 12/18/2007 2:36:47 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: Waco
"His old buds will gladly slauhter you and your kids. Your neighbor too."

I'll go one better: what makes any of us on this thread think the little puke wouldn't gladly do it all over if he had the chance? You think his jailhouse epiphany means jack? He just wants to get his sorry butt out of jail because he may be gettin' tired of being bubba's girlfriend. I'd say it's a fair assumption that, if he hadn't been caught and convicted, he'd still be wearing laundry on his head, a crusty beard and pajamas with an AK-47 out there in the Afghan outback hunting our precious American soldiers. Commutation? Pardon? Not just no. HELL NO!!!

33 posted on 12/18/2007 2:39:00 PM PST by JewishRighter (Anyone But Cankle (ABC))
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To: The KG9 Kid

Spot on! If the father wasn’t such a complete wus, he woulda told his ditzy wife to STFU, and sent the kid to Culver at the first sign of weirdness!


34 posted on 12/18/2007 2:41:47 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: SmithL
Hoping a new attorney general will be more sympathetic to their cause, John Walker Lindh's parents again asked the White House to ..

They have to be kidding me - They are absolutely freaking nuts!

Why on Earth would we release him back into the America general public?
He should have been hanged as it was. 20 years was a mercy.

35 posted on 12/18/2007 2:42:34 PM PST by bill1952 (The right to buy weapons is the right to be free)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Just the very sight of his father's stupid face makes me want to run up and crack him in the face with an iron bar.

Talk about a book you can judge by the cover.

36 posted on 12/18/2007 2:43:09 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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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"

Which holiday season? Eid ul-Adha? Which, interestingly, starts tomorrow. (I looked that up, btw. I knew there was a Muslim holiday in December.)

37 posted on 12/18/2007 2:44:27 PM PST by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (Evil never sleeps.)
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To: SmithL

Treason.

Mom and dad can have his dead rotting body.


38 posted on 12/18/2007 2:48:15 PM PST by DB
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To: Owl_Eagle
Maybe if you weren’t a flighty buddhist - there was a young girl age 7 of Buddhist followers here in San Francisco at the school where my wife teaches, that went on a school trip to Tahoe a few years ago. Wrong place at wrong time, snow fell off of the roof and buried her alive. Rather than sue everyone they established a scholarship at the school in their daughters name. I know you are making fun of the Lindhs but putting down Buddhists IMHO is not right.
39 posted on 12/18/2007 2:48:52 PM PST by SF Republican
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To: Sax

I heard some stories about what was happening to Spann, and I won’t detail them here, but it ended up with him being put out of his misery by an American serviceman and his rifle.


40 posted on 12/18/2007 2:49:20 PM PST by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (There once was a dream called, "Hippy Beat Down." The mere whisper of if caused cops to weep.m)
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To: SmithL

No. Next.


41 posted on 12/18/2007 2:50:34 PM PST by SampleMan (We are a free and industrious people. Socialist nannies do not become us.)
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To: SmithL

Screw him.

Screw him.

Screw him.


42 posted on 12/18/2007 2:52:24 PM PST by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: SmithL

No.


43 posted on 12/18/2007 2:55:19 PM PST by CASchack
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To: SmithL
No. JWL turned his back on Jesus Christ, the reason for this holiday season, while mommy and daddy were living as hippies rejecting God's message.

Let Mohammed free him.

No, wait, he can't.

44 posted on 12/18/2007 2:56:05 PM PST by MuttTheHoople
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To: SmithL

A mother’s love for her son is so great at times it also has no decency.


45 posted on 12/18/2007 2:57:22 PM PST by Bob J
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To: SF Republican
I know you are making fun of the Lindhs but putting down Buddhists IMHO is not right.

Truth be told, I should have put quotation marks around "buddhist" (note I didn't capitalize it in her case, at least) because I strongly suspect she's a BINO, liking the affectations and the interest telling people she's a "buddhist" provokes.

We're probably all unfortunate enought to know someone like that. At least we don't have to suffer the indignity that an Actual Buddhist does, having weirdos glom onto their faith.

46 posted on 12/18/2007 2:59:28 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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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,” ....

&&&
Hell no! BTW, mother of terrorist, Laura Bush has no authority whatsoever to commute a sentence.


47 posted on 12/18/2007 3:01:39 PM PST by Bigg Red (Duncan Hunter in 2008!)
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To: The KG9 Kid

Hope he’s doin’ a lot of “catchin’” in prison!


48 posted on 12/18/2007 3:04:16 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: SmithL
Image hosted by Photobucket.com SCREW THAT LITTLE SH!T... NOW AND FOREVER!!!
Never Forgive...
Never Forget!!!

11/25/01 RIP

49 posted on 12/18/2007 3:14:10 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist)
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To: teenyelliott
"Shoulda been executed for treason>"

Exactly! His execution is long overdue.

50 posted on 12/18/2007 3:18:08 PM PST by StormEye
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