Friday, January 20, 2006

John Walker Lindh: "A Decent and Honorable Young Man"?!

John Walker Lindh's father is talking to the press...begging for clemency for his now 24 year old son. John Walker Lindh, who should really be called by his Muslim name, Suleyman al-Faris (why does the media use the "American" name instead of the person's preferred -or legally changed- Muslim Name once a crime has been committed? They do that with the DC sniper and Jose Padilla too...)

"After years of silence, the father of American-born Taliban soldier John Walker Lindh said Thursday he has asked President Bush to grant his son clemency, adding that the then teenager never raised arms against the United States.

"In simple terms, this is the story of a decent and honorable young man embarked on a spiritual quest," said Frank Lindh, swallowing back tears at times during a speech at the Commonwealth Club, a nonprofit organization.

John Walker Lindh, now 24, was captured by American forces on Nov. 21, alongside the Taliban. Frank Lindh said his son thought he had been rescued by U.S. soldiers until he was taken into custody and tortured." (source)

Neighbors have described this very wealthy family as a laid-back "Birkenstock" family. Mothers don't let your children grow up to be liberals --see where that ideology leads?

As for Lindh's father...he needs a serious reality check. Conservatives would make the Rodney King riots look like a picnic if this traitor was given clemency (though if Hillary wins in '08 I wouldn't be at all surprised if he was quietly pardoned her last day in office)...

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