My baby sister, who would probably die if she heard me say that about
her, is a Marine. Sure, she’s no longer active duty, but once a
Marine, always a Marine. She bravely went on two tours, to Iraq and
Afghanistan, and fought to make sure that we can all stay free.
That’s why THIS story is so close to my heart.
“Time and time again the comment was made that we leave no soldier
behind; and then the other comment was under Article 2 of the
Constitution, the president has the responsibility for the troops and
a responsibility to protect all Americans abroad,” Rep. Matt Salmon
said. “And given that, I’m just wondering why the president hasn’t
lifted a finger at all to help Sgt. [Andrew] Tahmooressi, who’s in
prison in Mexico — has been for two months.”
“And he needs to be home,” said Salmon, who has visited Tahmooressi.
Tahmooressi, 25, who moved to California from Florida to get treatment
for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), has said he accidentally
crossed the U.S. border into Mexico.
Salmon said there is no controversy about Tahmooressi’s service to this country.
“He’s an American hero,” Salmon said. “Served two tours in Afghanistan
and was promoted in field for his activities and his valor.”
Kudos to Rep. Matt Salmon (R, Arizona) for calling the Obama
administration out on this hypocrisy and travesty of justice. Rep.
Salmon is a patriot dedicated to the service of liberty.
All, not Obama’s selected few, need to come home. These are the true
American Heroes and they deserve so much more than the callous
disregard of an indifferent administration. We will fight for you,
Marine, and give you every voice we can. Your name and face will not
be forgotten, Sgt.Tahmooressi.