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Published on May 16th, 2012 | by Allen West Republic

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Rep Allen West President Obama’s release of a known Hezbollah terrorist is an “utter betrayal”

(WASHINGTON)– Congressman Allen West (R-FL) released this statement today after sending a letter to President Barack Obama condemning the Administration’s release, to the Iraqi court system, of a known Hezbollah terrorist responsible for the murder of an Army officer and four other service members:

“It is with great disappointment and concern that I write to President Barack Obama today with regards to Ali Musa Daqduq and the decision by the Administration to release this madman to an Iraqi court, who in turn set this known terrorist free.

Ali Musa Daqduq led a well-planned and coordinated attack in Karbala, Iraq in 2007 in which one American soldier, Captain Brian Freeman, was killed and four other service members were abducted and later murdered.

The Administration mistakenly used the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA),  which required Iraqi citizens to be handed over to Iraq before December of 2011, as a reasoning for Daqduq’s release to an Iraqi court.  However, since Ali Musa Daqduq was born in Lebanon, and was in fact a Lebanese citizen at the time of his capture, SOFA should not have applied to him.

As someone who served 22 years in the United States Army and served in both Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom, I can tell you that true leadership means making responsible decisions, not necessarily popular ones.  The President had options when dealing with this terrorist.  Daqduq could have been transferred to Guantanamo Bay where he could have been tried in front of a military commission.

The fact that our President makes these kinds of decisions, while American soldiers like Michael Behenna, William Hunsaker, and Joseph Mayo remain imprisoned at Fort Leavenworth for incidents that occurred during the heat of battle, is pure hypocrisy.

I find the release of Ali Musa Daqduq to be an utter betrayal, not only to those who perished at the hands of this terrorist, but to all men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan.

I ask President Obama for a prompt and personal response to this decision. As the Commander-in-Chief,  he owes the American people nothing less.”

For a copy of the letter Rep. West sent to President Obama, click here.

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  • http://counterjihadnews.wordpress.com lburt

    Reblogged this on The Counter Jihad Report.

  • http://sallytudor.wordpress.com Sally Tudor

    Reblogged this on Sally's Political Blog and commented:
    Obama is a TERRORIST himself!! And Illegal, Marxist, Muslime, Usurper!! He should be in Gitmo!!

  • upaces88

    It just never ends with him. He allows Christians to be slaughtered on a daily basis, and does nothing as he invites 80,000 Muslims to come here!
    I hold those who are around him who have done NOTHING TO STOP HIM. That makes them as guilty as he is as “complicit to his crimes.”

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    Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States and having knowledge of the commission of any treason against them, conceals and does not, as soon as may be, disclose and make known the same to the President or to some judge of the United States, or to the governor or to some judge or justice of a particular State, is guilty of misprision of treason and shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than seven years, or both.
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    The Provost Marshall, and read below:
    Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States and having knowledge of the commission of any treason against them, conceals and does not, as soon as may be, disclose and make known the same to the President or to some judge of the United States, or to the governor or to some judge or justice of a particular State, is guilty of misprision of treason and shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than seven years, or both.
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  • David Willier

    I am backing Rep.Allen West 100% on this betrayal!

    • upaces88

      David, without a doubt — Of Course, he has all of my support in anything he does.

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