Saturday, April 22, 2017

President Hussein refused to pardon an innocent U.S. soldier before he left office

President Hussein refused to pardon an innocent U.S. soldier before he left office.
In July, 2012, 1LT Clint Lorance was sent to Afghanistan to replace a platoon leader who was seriously wounded in a Taliban attack. On his third day on the job, Clint and his men were on patrol when a U.S. helicopter radioed that a motorcycle was sitting outside of the village near a road only used by the Taliban. When the motorcycle started gunning toward the platoon, 1LT Lorance ordered his marksman to fire.
Two of the riders were killed. The other was captured in the village, where days earlier a U.S. soldier was shot in the neck.
Those who have been stationed in Afghanistan know the tactics and actions of the enemy.
Without a doubt, these men posed a threat to Clint's platoon. And as the commanding officer, Clint knew he was responsible for getting every single one of his soldiers back to base alive.
Yet the American government didn't agree. And in fact, recent evidence has come to light that the Army intentionally withheld information regarding the identities of the Afghani (jihadi) motorcyclists killed in the attack.
1LT Lorance was convicted of murder and sentenced to 20 years at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth.
It is customary for U.S. Presidents to grant high-profile pardons just before leaving office. However, when president Hussein's term came to an end on January 20, 2017, he refused to commute Clint's sentence.
Instead, Hussein did commute the sentence of traitor Bradley Manning, who leaked sensitive national security information and put our troops at risk.
He did commute the sentence of Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera, who was serving 50 years in prison for plotting to overthrow the U.S. government and whose group killed four Americans in a New York City bombing in 1975.
And of course he pardoned and commuted the sentences of hundreds of criminal cocaine and heroin dealers.
As a combat veteran, I'm disgusted that Obama let traitors, drug dealers and murderers out of prison early – while 1LT Lorance is left to serve a 20-year sentence for protecting his men on the battlefield!
But now that Donald Trump has taken office, we have a new chance to finally free 1LT Lorance.
Clint Lorance signed up to serve his country and risked his life on the battlefield to protect your freedom. When his men were threatened, he did exactly what our military trained him to do.
Please sign the petition to get President Trump on board to review the case and pardon him!

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