Sunday, July 10, 2011

John Walker Lindh

I am providing a link to this article by the father of John Walker Lindh. I have read the story about John several times and I have often thought that this could be the child of so many of us....a young man pulled to Islam and its teachings who then finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time. My country has grown so intolerant and the need for "bad guys" never greater....and so we tortured this young man and made him our homemade scapegoat for the crimes of people we either could not catch or couldn't be bothered catching.
The article ends with John's father saying "My hope and prayer is that at some point rational, fair-minded officials in the American government will see the wisdom in releasing John from prison, rather than making him serve the entire 20-year sentence."
I wish the same for John. Unfortunately there are no rational, fair-minded officials in our government .....only wimps.


Sandra Finley said...

Geo Bush is to speak on October 20, 2011 in Vancouver (Surrey) Canada. We are mobilizing people internationally to help get him arrested and tried for war crimes.

Geo Bush was in Canada in 2009. There were huge efforts to have him arrested then.

You may know that Bush cancelled a speaking engagement in Geneva amid vociferous calls for his arrest (Feb 2011).

There is documentation related to the efforts of many people in many places, including the legal arguments and evidence used in Canada, at , Arrest George Bush. Rule of Law essential to democracy.

Please help yourself if any of the information can be of use.

I’d be happy to answer any questions.

And thank-you very much for your contributions to “the good fight”!


Sandra Finley

H. Candace Gorman said...

Thanks for the heads up Sandra....Will publicize the efforts and try to get the word out.