Letter to the editor | Release of terrorists sad

June 6, 2014 

As a member of the Naval Security Group Command during the Vietnam War, I’m appalled that the ultimate sacrifice by all those fighting the war on terrorism since 9/11 has been trashed by releasing the terrorist commanders responsible for killing them, which is as serious a blow to the morale of our military as it gets.

It’s no accident that the casualty rate for our military increased inordinately on Obama’s watch via the use of politically correct rules of engagement, which puts the lives of our troops at unnecessary risk. Obama even had the unmitigated gall to consider ordering our military to defend the Al-Qaida allied, pro-radical jihadist, Shariah Law or death, anti-American Muslim Brotherhood supported Syrian Rebels in an Arab Civil War, the same Al-Qaida that our military has been fighting and dying to protect us from in the war on terror, which is treason per Article III, Section 3 of the Constitution in giving aid and comfort to the enemy in time of war.

One of our own, Medal of Honor recipient Penn State graduate Navy Seal Lt. Michael Murphy, and two members of his team caught in an ambush along with a helicopter full of Seals and special opps personnel attempting to rescue them, were killed on the Hindu Kush. How dare Obama release notorious terrorist commanders responsible for these deaths by dishonoring the sacrifices of these brave men in giving aid and comfort to the enemy, which is a slap in the face to their families!

Gary Morella


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