An Open Letter to Obama from Father of Serviceman Killed on U.S.S. Cole

gary-g-swenchonis-jrFireman Gary G. Swenchonis, Jr. Denied Justice Here in the Country that he gave his life for.

President Obama:

Do you know how much it hurts to see you drop the charges against our son’s killers?

First the Dictator of Yemen freed our son’s killers. And now you sir.

We had hoped for some justice here in our own country. But now it appears that politics are more important than justice and the truth.

President Obama I refused your invitation to meet with with you because I knew what you were going to do. Drop the charges against al-Nashiri, and stop the trial which we were getting ready to leave for today.

I want you to know that your actions broke my wifes heart.  I sat and watched her cry all nite long out of frustration, anger, and emotional pain. Again. I should be used to this but I am not.

I have had to watch her cry before when Saleh of Yemen freed our sons killers. When President Clinton refused to take any action against the killers. And when President Bush refused to quit our country’s support of Yemen. And when the Justice Department refused to honor the Federal Court Ruling Against the Sudan which helped to murder our son. And numerous other times when our government ignored our plight.

Will the Cole Victims and their familes ever recieve justice?

I am begining to realize now that we never will have justice unless that justice is politically convenient.

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11 Comments on “An Open Letter to Obama from Father of Serviceman Killed on U.S.S. Cole”

  1. Leatherneck Says:

    This makes me sick. Obama is following BLT logic.

  2. Chris Says:

    Wait a minute, al-Nashir isn’t being freed. Also, Obama is meeting with the Cole families, something Bush and Clinton refused to do. While the military tribunal charges against al-Nashiri are being dropped, a new criminal case will be made, and he will ultimatley face a criminal court trial. Let’s all take a deep breath and calm down a bit.

  3. Akira Says:

    Re: “Obama is meeting with the Cole families”

    1. He’s not, because they refuse to meet the traitor.

    2. What would that meeting be worth?

    Re: “While the military tribunal charges against al-Nashiri are being dropped, a new criminal case will be made, and he will ultimatley face a criminal court trial.”

    Great. Then he can be defended by the ACLU, and the trial could take a few years, and every left-wing and Jihadi wingnut can protest at every step, and the defense can demand that classified documents be released and undercover agents be revealed or this scumbag be released on “principle” That’s fantastic.


  4. Chris,

    Where did you see anyone say that al-Nashiri was free?

    I didn’t think so….

    The charges are dropped because Obama wants to review the procedures used for gathering information – i.e. torture.

    If it is determined that torture was used to get information from al Nashiri, what is going to happen?

    Charges dropped?

    Conviction?

    You figure it out, buddy.

  5. Akira Says:

    Gary Swenchonis to Obama: “Your actions broke my wifes heart. I sat and watched her cry all nite long out of frustration, anger, and emotional pain”

    Chris to Gary Swenchonis: “Take a deep breath and calm down a bit.”

  6. Chris Says:

    Dr. B-dog, when Swenchonis says, “First the Dictator of Yemen freed our son’s killers. And now you sir”, he is implying Obama is taking the same action (or type of action).

    Now, regarding torture, if the only evidence we have against al-Nashiri was obtained through torture, our investigators didn’t do a very good job.

    We may have a more fundamental problem with Islamic terrorism. Muslims will not testify against other Muslims. The defense attorney will have the Muslim swear on a Quran to tell the truth. Right. We may never get convictions using our criminal courts. I don’t think the American public or the Department of Justice have realistically faced up to this reality. In that case, we would probably agree — we’re screwed.

  7. Appalled By The World Says:

    Is it me or have the first few weeks of Year Zero (the first year of the Obama(MCF) dynasty) seemed like two years already?


  8. Chris,

    ““First the Dictator of Yemen freed our son’s killers. And now you sir”, he is implying Obama is taking the same action (or type of action).”

    Good point. Now, what does it mean to drop the charges? Doesn’t that mean that he is now being illegally detained? Now, what do we do when Obama DOES let him go free?

    Cheers.

  9. Akira Says:

    Chris: “if the only evidence we have against al-Nashiri was obtained through torture, our investigators didn’t do a very good job.”

    Why don’t you try their job?

    If you have kids, and some pedophile rapist has abducted them, and I’ve caught his accomplice, and he admits it but refuses to say where your kids and has a good laugh about it out of perversity, and I had any say in the matter, I’d torture him as much as necessary to get him to talk, even if you’d prefer to have your kids raped and killed.

    You’re welcome.

    A highly, highly unlikely scenario, of course. But the principle is what matters.

  10. will the islamaphobe Says:

    Just as I figured…

    Justice in islam is allowing muslim murderers to go free after killing non muslims from ANY country.

    American prison justice is to shank the bastards till they are dead…

  11. az_conservative Says:

    I think the detainees want to get stuck in American prisons. They’va had great success at gaining converts to Islam in the joint. Converts that can operate without any nasty profiling that might prevent them from carrying out mass murder. Destroy from within.


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