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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,...

(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; US: California; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: liberalpukes; limousineliberal; lindh; marincounty; sanfranciscovalues; talibanger; terrorist; traitor
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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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No, but thanks for asking.


51 posted on 12/18/2007 3:18:33 PM PST by SmithL (Merry Christmas and Happy Holy Days to you!)
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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.

I'm truly sorry you raised an animal, Marilyn.  Now sit down and shut the hell up.

52 posted on 12/18/2007 3:19:56 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Islam is the E-Ticket ride at Nutsberry Farm)
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To: SmithL

Yeah... see, I don’t think so.


53 posted on 12/18/2007 3:22:32 PM PST by mountainbunny
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To: SmithL

I hope he holds his breath.


54 posted on 12/18/2007 3:48:47 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: SmithL
I was just wondering what happened to this dog yesterday.

He is lucky to still be living.

55 posted on 12/18/2007 3:49:02 PM PST by lormand (Ron Paul 08' - Koalition of Kooks)
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To: the Real fifi

I’ve always wondered if his oh-so-liberal parents would have indulged him as much as if he’d, say, become a born-again Christian and joined the Marine Corps.


56 posted on 12/18/2007 4:21:07 PM PST by TFFKAMM
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To: TigersEye; yorkie
"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.

How dare they even ask!!!

57 posted on 12/18/2007 4:27:56 PM PST by pandoraou812 ( Its NOT for the good of the children! Its BS along with bending over for Muslim's demands)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

When hell freezes over!!!!!


58 posted on 12/18/2007 4:38:06 PM PST by oldenuff2no (Support our troops, win the war, and then come home. Anything else is treason.)
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To: SmithL

He will burn in hell, and you will be regretful forever, but it is not your fault like the others have said. Your son chose to be a devil of his own free will.


59 posted on 12/18/2007 4:38:52 PM PST by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: SmithL
Can't we lock up his “parents” (i.e. sire & dam) for Incessant Whining, Unjustifiable Breathing, and Terminal Stupidity?
60 posted on 12/18/2007 4:47:02 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (...and there is no new thing under the sun.. Ecclesiastes 1:9 [KJV])
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