Marine Imprisoned in Mexico Challenges Obama on Hypocrisy

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Marine Imprisoned in Mexico Challenges Obama on Hypocrisy

Sgt Tahmooressi
By now, everyone has heard about how President Obama violated the law in order to secure the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, an alleged deserter who was being held captive in Afghanistan.
The Obama administration has made a big deal out of Bergdahl’s return, saying “we never leave anybody behind”, with Obama himself saying he didn’t need permission from Congress to make deals for the return of one of our service members held in captivity.
But the administration has in fact left people behind, and one of those people is Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, a Marine being held in a Mexican prison after he mistakenly drove across the border with his guns in his truck.
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Sgt. Tahmooressi and his mother are now appealing directly to the President, asking him to secure his release like he did for Sgt. Bergdahl, according to the Daily Mail.

A US Marine held in a Mexican jail for over two months after mistakenly entering the country with guns has made an impassioned plea today for President Obama to secure his release.
Sgt Andrew Tahmooressi said as the head of the military Mr Obama should get personally involved in his plight.
‘Mr. President, you are my Commander in Chief. Please get me out of jail.’
‘I want him to get involved. He was involved in helping to free a prisoner of war, and that is how I feel I am being treated.
‘I am able to cope right now, but I want out. This has gone on too long. I am innocent and have done nothing wrong.’

Tahmooressi’s mother Jill has been leading a campaign to get her son out of jail, and also calls on the President to act, like he did with Bergdahl.

‘I know Andrew hasn’t been held five years, but he is still being held against his will,’ she said.
‘He has not done anything wrong except make a driving mistake. He took a wrong turn, that’s all.
‘President Obama has an obligation as Commander in Chief to take an interest. It is time for him to get involved now. This has gone on too long and Andrew is suffering.
‘He has to talk with the Mexican president to get this sorted. Andrew, like Sgt Bergdahl, served his country. He is a reservist now and is still serving his country.
‘How can he just be left there and nothing happen. I am thrilled for the parents of Sgt Bergdahl, but now I want my son home as well.’

A petition to the White House calling for Tahmooressi’s release already has well over 100,000 signatures, and a few members of Congress have helped gain attention for his plight, but for now he remains stuck in the prison.

‘Why as Commander in Chief would he allow one of his soldiers to remain in prison for something he has not done,’ she said.

Many other people are asking why Obama chose to focus his attention solely on Bergdahl, while ignoring such men as Tahmooressi, the pastor held in Iran, or the wife of an American sentenced to death in Sudan for being Christian.
It does appear to be somewhat hypocritical for the administration to blatantly break the law to secure the release of one man, play up the situation like they will move mountains to secure the release of every American in trouble abroad, yet ignore petitions and pleas for help.
The Obama administration released five dangerous Taliban terrorists in exchange for Sgt. Bergdahl.  Perhaps Tahmooressi and his supporters are going about asking for his release all wrong.  Maybe they need to ask the Mexican cartels to ask Obama for the release of several hardened criminal cartel members being held in US prisons in exchange for Tahmooressi, as that would fit the precedent set by Bergdahl’s release.
Please share this on Facebook and Twitter if you are hopeful that Sgt. Tahmooressi will be released from mexican prison soon, whether Obama gets involved or not.

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Marine Imprisoned in Mexico Challenges Obama on Hypocrisy
Ben Marquis
Mon, 09 Jun 2014 16:18:16 GMT

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