Reader says Lindh is a traitor and deserves to die

Dear Editor, A travesty of the worst order is about to occur, a direct insult to our country, our way of life and the safety of the American people. On Nov. 25, 2001, John Walker Lindh, the American Taliban, was captured in Kunduz, Afghanistan, and taken to a fort for holding until he and his […]

Dear Editor,

A travesty of the worst order is about to occur, a direct insult to our country, our way of life and the safety of the American people.

On Nov. 25, 2001, John Walker Lindh, the American Taliban, was captured in Kunduz, Afghanistan, and taken to a fort for holding until he and his 400 Taliban comrades could be transported to a prison. There, he and his Taliban comrades proceeded to revolt, resulting in the death of Alabama native and CIA operative Johnny Micheal Spann.

Lindh is scheduled to be released in May on good behavior. Not no but heck no! Lindh is a traitor and should be executed for his role fighting against America and his direct involvement in Spann’s death.

I am intimately associated with this story, having been deployed to Mazar-a-Sharif in 2002-03. After the revolt in Qula-I-Jangi where Mike Spann was killed, the 70 or so survivors of the revolt were taken to the prison in Sheberghan. The movement of the prisoners was being directed by the Fifth Group Special Forces Team 595, also known as the Horse Soldiers. Author Robert Pelton discovered Lindh as the prisoners were being offloaded at the prison. Lindh was in shock from a gunshot wound and being hypothermic. He was crying he was an American and wanted to go home.

Pelton found the 595 Team and notified it of an American within the Taliban prisoners and asked if the team medic would look at Lindh. At first the team said no, then Pelton insisted. Bill Bennett was the medic. He found Lindh and saved his life. I worked with Bennett in Afghanistan. Bennett had a wife and young son when he was killed in action in Ramadi, Iraq. Bennett was an American hero. Lindh is a scumbag trader who deserves never to see the light of day again.

I encourage every patriotic American who reads this to call your representatives and senators and insist on Lindh remaining in prison.

Woody Baird

Alexander City

De Opresso Liber Bill