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February 06, 2009

Father Of Murdered USS Cole Sailor: Why I Refused To Meet With Obama [Vinnie]

Read it all.

Why attend a meeting when you already know the inevitable outcome. And President Obama has already signed the order to close Gitmo, and a request to stop the trials. Which they did. With only one judge who had the strength, courage and conviction to stand up for the murdered sailors and say that al-nashiri's arraignment would go forward. So anyway I asked the aide if he would please get my letter to Obama instead. He said he would if I faxed it. I had wrote Obama a letter the previous week pleading with him to change his mind. I faxed the letter later that same day. I knew that I would have to tell my wife later on when we got home that our murdered son's trail had become a victim of petty politics. And that she would be upset and hurt yet again.

I know that Gabriel Malor posted about this last night, but I thought it important that you be able to read the words of an actual family member who is suffering from this travesty.

I've had the good fortune to speak with Gary in the past. He's a good man and he and his family do not deserve this treatment from our government. This isn't about left or right, it's about right and wrong. And this is just wrong.

My blood boils because of this decision, but my heart breaks for Gary and the rest of the Cole families. And all the other families out there who probably won't see justice done for other terrorist atrocities.

posted with permission from Ace


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