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Daughter of first American killed in Afghanistan learns freed Taliban leader was behind it
Fox News ^ | 6/14/14 | Holly McCay

Posted on 06/14/2014 10:48:04 AM PDT by Impala64ssa

Alison Spann was just 9 when she learned her father, a U.S. Marine turned CIA operative, had become the first American killed in the war in Afghanistan. Thirteen years later, she found out her country had freed the Taliban leader behind his death.

In the time between, Spann has cherished the memory of her father, Johnny Micheal “Mike” Spann, who was killed during a Nov. 25, 2001 prisoner uprising at a northern Afghanistan compound where he was interrogating Taliban fighters. The 32-year-old was buried at Arlington National Cemetery in a ceremony in which he was lauded by then-CIA Director George Tenet for trying to build a "better, safer world." His daughter has since grown up and recently graduated from Pepperdine University, even as more than 2,300 Americans have died fighting in Afghanistan.

But nothing prepared Alison Spann for news that Mullah Mohammad Fazi, the unquestioned leader of the prisoners at the compound where her father was killed, had been traded along with four cohorts held at Guantanamo Bay for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who had been held by the Taliban for nearly five years..

“It does become harder and harder to have faith in an administration that is plagued with scandal after scandal.” - Alison Spann, daughter of first American killed in war in Afghanistan

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bergdahl
It's horrible enough this poor young lady lost her dad at such a yong age. This prison swap is the moral equivalent of 0bama and this poor excuse for an administration p*ssing on the graves of Mike Spann and all the others who made the ultimate sacrifice.
1 posted on 06/14/2014 10:48:05 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

Rolling Stone and its Leftwing dullards that defended the harmless Gitmo 5 will now argue the Marine was responsible.


2 posted on 06/14/2014 10:52:53 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Impala64ssa

Barry has the keys to the compound, and he’s letting his terrorist brothers out!


3 posted on 06/14/2014 10:53:42 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Impala64ssa

“Two, Mr Christian?”


4 posted on 06/14/2014 10:54:28 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Impala64ssa

How long before these terrorists are killing Americans again?

Hussein Obama doesn’t really care.


5 posted on 06/14/2014 10:58:20 AM PDT by boycott
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To: Impala64ssa

Has Obongo seen this in”The NewsPapers”(or on TV)??If not,IT DIDN’T HAPPEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


6 posted on 06/14/2014 10:59:18 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: Impala64ssa

MSM will be rushing to interview her I’m sure.


7 posted on 06/14/2014 11:06:38 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Impala64ssa

Never Forgive...
Never Forget!!!

11/25/01 RIP

8 posted on 06/14/2014 11:06:39 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Chode

Misty eyes ping


9 posted on 06/14/2014 11:08:45 AM PDT by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: Chode

This is an unforgivable breech of faith from Obama. Its only because none of his kinship are buried in one of the many graves of our fall who have sacrificed their lives to stop the Taliban.

At some point there will be an accounting for this choice where American blood was spilled to capture those whom we turned loose now free to kill again.


10 posted on 06/14/2014 11:11:57 AM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: spokeshave

The lady in the picture is the widow of Johnny Mike Spann. The only biological child of hers in the picture is the little boy. She (my hero) adopted her husband’s little girls because their mother, the first Mrs. Spann, was succumbing to breast cancer. His parents were aging, so to honor her husband, she stepped up and adopted these little girls. She nurtured them and loved them and brought them into adulthood. What a lady! For 13 years, she has been my inspiration, my hero.

Yes, my eyes are misty, too.


11 posted on 06/14/2014 11:16:50 AM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (Go, Cruz! Go!)
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To: Impala64ssa
This prison swap is the moral equivalent of 0bama and this poor excuse for an administration p*ssing on the graves of Mike Spann and all the others who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Well said...

12 posted on 06/14/2014 11:36:51 AM PDT by GOPJ (#2 reply spot RESERVED for Tokyo Rose comments: "nothing works - give up - it's all hopeless".)
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To: Impala64ssa

Smells more like hussein himself decided who to trade and pick these clowns specifically to slap America in the face once again.


13 posted on 06/14/2014 1:29:19 PM PDT by bgill
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To: GOPJ
wrote: This prison swap is the moral equivalent of 0bama and this poor excuse for an administration p*ssing on the graves of Mike Spann and all the others who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Having just retired, and listening more actively to talk-radio, I heard Lucy Goldberg suddenly draw her breath in, and whispered into the microphone that, "Michael Spann had been bitten to death by prisoners."

(Terrorist prisoners had their hands tied behind their backs).

14 posted on 06/14/2014 3:26:38 PM PDT by Does so ("Miranda Warnings" and loss of "Common-Law Marriage" = 2 Big Mistakes...)
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To: Does so

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/581076/posts

CIA Hero Bitten To Death By Mob (Their Sensationalist Title, Not Mine)

You’re right - this is the link...


15 posted on 06/14/2014 6:18:24 PM PDT by GOPJ (#2 reply spot RESERVED for Tokyo Rose comments: "nothing works - give up - it's all hopeless".)
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To: Does so

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/581076/posts

CIA Hero Bitten To Death By Mob (Their Sensationalist Title, Not Mine)

You’re right - this is the link...


16 posted on 06/14/2014 6:18:50 PM PDT by GOPJ (#2 reply spot RESERVED for Tokyo Rose comments: "nothing works - give up - it's all hopeless".)
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To: Chode

Heartbreaking.


17 posted on 06/15/2014 6:29:26 AM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: Hostage
yes, it is...
18 posted on 06/15/2014 6:33:23 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Chode

I was 12 years old when I saw my father’s casket draped with the American flag lowered into the ground at Arlington National Cemetery on a cold January day in 1967.

It was heartbreaking then but I loved my country all the more when I saw those fine soldiers of the Old Guard fire the 21 gun salute in my father’s honor.

I can imagine what this young lady must be feeling when she learned the terrorist who was involved in her father’s killing was set freed in exchange for a derelict. I think she must have mixed feelings about her country now. All I would say to her is to work with conservatives to restore the honor of our flag. She should volunteer if she can with Sarah Palin or others who truly understand what’s at stake for our military and our country.


19 posted on 06/15/2014 7:46:05 AM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: Hostage
100% and Prayers up for your Father
20 posted on 06/15/2014 7:56:16 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Impala64ssa

That’s very sad.

Deciding in 2001 not to win the war is a lot sadder.


21 posted on 06/15/2014 7:57:32 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Chode

Before lowering the casket, the flag was folded and presented to my mother. She gave it to me in her elderly years, She’s 84 now. I still have the flag and the memory of the soldiers folding it. These memories are permanent.

When one sees a father, a mother, a loved one, a son or daughter buried after having given their life for their country, it is impossible to understand how other Americans especially liberals could be so anti-American and anti-military. How could anyone dishonor someone who has paid with their life for our freedom? I will never understand it.


22 posted on 06/15/2014 12:54:57 PM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: Hostage
100%
23 posted on 06/15/2014 12:57:15 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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