(WASHINGTON)– Congressman Allen West (R-FL) released this statement today in response to the following letter he sent to President Obama more than a week ago, which has yet to be addressed by the Commander in Chief:
“President Obama has not shown the appropriate level of concern on this matter, not to me, but to the family members for whom Memorial Day has a very personal meaning. As well, the men and women whom President Obama serve as Commander-in-Chief deserve a response. Such a degree of silence from the mainstream media, as well as the White House, on this subject is quite telling to those whom have served our Constitutional Republic in defense of her people, and its honor. President Obama’s betrayal by this decision has now taken on a new image, utter disregard. I shall not stop addressing this issue of the release of Ali Musa Daqduq until President Obama responds to the American people.”
ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE AND LETTER:
May 16, 2012
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.
- West: President Obama’s release of a known Hezbollah terrorist is an “utter betrayal” (bokertov.typepad.com)
- Iraq Releases American-Murdering Hezbollah Terrorist (iranaware.com)
- US fury after Baghdad court frees al-Sadr ally linked to killing spree (guardian.co.uk)