Parents of 'American Taliban' step up pressure for son's release

There are 67 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Apr 4, 2007, titled Parents of 'American Taliban' step up pressure for son's release. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

The parents of John Walker Lindh, serving a 20-year sentence in the country's toughest federal prison, stepped up their request for his release today by noting that the first U.S. war-crimes tribunal in ...

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Some people

Boonville, IN

#67 Apr 5, 2007
This man met with bin Laden but he was oposed to terror??? He was wasn't fighting against the US but was caught by US troops......... me thinks these parents have swallowed a little too much Kool Aid. Next they will tell us he was never in the middle east.
Joyinlife

Jeffersonville, IN

#68 Apr 5, 2007
Apock wrote:
Man, you people are a cold blooded group. Where is the love? Where is the Christian belief of forgivness.
Oh yes, that right. There is none. BECAUSE CHRISTIANS ARE HYPOCRIT'S!!!
This little piece of crap is not an American, does not deserve to be called an American. While our troops are fighting in Afghanistan with extra pressure on them (like they didn't have enough already), they will face imprisonment or the death penalty for making the wrong choice as to whether they should allow an insurgent to get close to the convoy or shoot the SOBs where they stand because the insurgents hide behind civilians. We can let a trail or with FULL INTENTION OF KILLING AMERICAN SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN OUT IN 9 MONTHS, yet we want to put to death the soldiers that protect us and put themselves in harms way for us. GIVE ME A BREAK!

This is so ridiculious, it isn't worth the time that it takes to buy a bullet or load it.
Joe

AOL

#69 Apr 5, 2007
Some people wrote:
This man met with bin Laden but he was oposed to terror??? He was wasn't fighting against the US but was caught by US troops......... me thinks these parents have swallowed a little too much Kool Aid. Next they will tell us he was never in the middle east.
Come on now. I personally think he was on a Club Med vacation and got lost and was asking for directions from the helpful Taliban when he was picked up.

Next his parents will be telling us that their son wants to relocate to Dearborn, Michigan.(there's a reason for Dearborn)
Small Town America

United States

#70 Apr 5, 2007
josef wrote:
civilization means tolerance and acceptance and forgiveness-
most readers here have a lot to learn.
And pray tell, oh supreme teacher! whom is the teacher, YOU! When the un-civilized attack the civilized, you kill the intruder. Go back to fantacy land and dream of utopia, and dream of your perfect kingdom.
Joyinlife

Jeffersonville, IN

#71 Apr 5, 2007
I wish they would stop referring to this garbage as an American Taliban - that is so contradictory. One he is NO American and 2) Americans don't want to be like the Taliban and most of all this guy, if he must have a label attached to him - it should be AUSTRIALIAN TRAILOR OF THE FREE WORLD
Ron Jones

Mannford, OK

#72 Apr 5, 2007
You have to pay for your deeds. Let him rot. Father of U.S. Soldier.
Rachel

Highland Park, IL

#74 Jan 10, 2010
If he's such an awful guy why can't we put him in a legal court proceeding and find him guilty their. Trial by jury wasn't just put in place so it could be applied to some people. If we can't convict a known taliban then we need to fix our court system not develope a "military tribunal." I think he should go to jail but not in an illigal and unconstitutional proceeding.

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