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Obama should pardon the Leavenworth 10
JewishWorldReview ^ | May 18, 2012 | Diana West

Posted on 05/22/2012 8:49:31 PM PDT by artichokegrower

Here I am again in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C., the highest appeals court for the U.S. military. Last month, I was here to cover Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna's final appeal. Now I am waiting for Army Sgt. Evan Vela's final appeal to begin. I glance over at Evan's father, Curtis Carnahan, and Evan's wife, Alyssa, sitting together in the otherwise empty first row, and I can't believe it's been more than four years since Curtis first emailed me:

"I am Sgt. Evan Vela's father. I do not know if you have followed my son's case, but some people have drawn similarities between the Luttrell situation and Evan's."

Curtis was referring to Marcus Luttrell, whose 2007 best-seller "Lone Survivor" tells of four Navy SEALs, Luttrell among them, whose 2005 mission in Afghanistan was compromised when two unarmed Afghan goatherds discovered the SEALs hiding deep in Taliban territory.

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Come on Eric Holder do something of value.
1 posted on 05/22/2012 8:49:34 PM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

There is no political advantage to this, so this administration will do nothing.

Do the right thing? Are you kidding me?


2 posted on 05/22/2012 8:57:21 PM PDT by occamrzr06
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To: artichokegrower

They are military.. He won’t lift a finger unless they are one of his people.. Even then, he likely won’t.


3 posted on 05/22/2012 8:58:40 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: artichokegrower
If you haven't read Marcus Ratrelle's book, you should. The SEALS and our other Special Forces (and I'd throw the Marines and Airborne in there, too) voluntarily put themselves through physical and mental torture far worse than any of the pampered Gitmo perps receive.

Read up on what the POW School volunteers go through. They get their ever-livin' asses kicked. Voluntarily.

4 posted on 05/22/2012 9:04:56 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: artichokegrower

Obama is a man (and I use that term loosely) who hates the military, despises the military. Anyone that thinks he will pardon these folks is delusional.


5 posted on 05/22/2012 9:05:02 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: occamrzr06
Do the right thing? Are you kidding me?

No joke! Any time I read the words "Obama should", I spit.

6 posted on 05/22/2012 9:19:26 PM PDT by houeto (FReepathon 2Q! https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: artichokegrower

I would not serve this country in uniform today. It’s not the same country it was when I was in the navy.

And George Bush can kiss my ass. I voted for him and marched around the state capital in Austin in support of him during the recount. I drove 180 miles one way to do it. But in my oppinion, he is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Scooter Libby and Evan Vela are only two of many he should have pardoned. And I curse him because he didn’t.

And you W lovers, don’t waste your time slamming me. I will take pity on you for being duped like I was. But I will not respond.


7 posted on 05/22/2012 9:25:55 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: Terry Mross
I know. I won't slam you. But the other choices were....Gore? Kerry?

Any more, the only choices with which we are presented are: Bad, and Worse. By design, I'm afraid.

Those in charge think they're Something, but I have more respect for the hooker on the street corner. Her living is more honest, and she has far more conscience.

8 posted on 05/22/2012 9:43:52 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: FlyVet

Hookers and politicians are in the same business.....
screwing people.


9 posted on 05/22/2012 9:49:26 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The TEA Party is my cup of tea.)
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To: FlyVet

Special Forces is the Army Green Berets official name.


10 posted on 05/22/2012 9:50:45 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Yeah!!! Graybeard58 and wife, and their new kids!!!!!)
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11 posted on 05/22/2012 9:57:46 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: artichokegrower

When Obama leaves office you can expect that the presidential pardons list will include every iconic radical of the past thirty years.


12 posted on 05/22/2012 10:17:17 PM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks artichokegrower.

G’night all!


13 posted on 05/22/2012 10:26:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Hooker screw people who pay them. Politicians screw us all.


14 posted on 05/22/2012 10:40:40 PM PDT by packrat35 (When will we admit we are now almost a police state?)
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To: ansel12

If it is, okay. I put SEALs first, then Green Berets, then Pararescue. They are all extremely tough people. Then, Marines and Airborne. The rest of us, fall in behind them. We who are AF probably have the easiest time through boot camp, although our TIs are really good at screwing with our minds. Not so physically tough as the other branches, though.


15 posted on 05/22/2012 11:00:56 PM PDT by FlyVet (Y)
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To: FlyVet

My point was that they are not really hats (Green Berets) we just use that as slang, their actual name is “Special Forces”, or Army Special Forces. When we talk about special operations people, SEALS, Rangers, Special Forces, are separate units, they are all special operations, but not all Special Forces.


16 posted on 05/22/2012 11:29:46 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Yeah!!! Graybeard58 and wife, and their new kids!!!!!)
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To: FlyVet

There were a lot more choices. It’s just that we ended up with Bush v. Gore or Kerry. And later mccain. And now Romney. If a true conservative party had been started when the first Bush was elected it would be the most powerful party today. We know what we have to do if we want a choice.


17 posted on 05/23/2012 1:56:05 AM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: artichokegrower
Back in early 2009, there were flutters in the news about a possible pardon for Evan from outgoing President Bush. Then nothing. No pardon. Which was, to my mind, unpardonable. George W. Bush should have pardoned Evan and the other soldiers, now prisoners, whom he ordered into a confusing, rules-restricted war against an army without uniforms on a battlefield without lines.

Yeah, thanks George!

No doubt he received bad advice, much like that which led him to sign off on allowing both Iraq and AfGan to form new Gubmints with Islam/Sharia being the "controlling/sole authority," which was one of the biggest and most "stoopidest"--and there were many--moves he made in his 8 years and GUARANTEED thereafter, that neither country would ever be an ally, nor would any of its peoples ever enjoy (what Boosh had intended) any freedoms, liberties or rights.

I'm certain that not issuing any pardons had a lot to do with not wanting to "offend" Mooselimbs here and abroad and as W had allowed himself to be hoodwinked by the likes of TRAITOROUS, Islamic-Jihadists-supporting, snakes such as Grover Norquist into believing that Islam was a "Religion of Peace," I'd bet the farm that Norquist or other Muslim Brotherhood Operatives who were regular visitors to the WH and advising W, no doubt influenced his decision.

Shameful, truly, shameful!!!

18 posted on 05/23/2012 3:32:38 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: seekthetruth

ping


19 posted on 05/25/2012 5:33:38 PM PDT by credo 2
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