Make the Call!
The Silence is Deafening
Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Our delightful friend, Wasp Tevya, is with me this morning at the breakfast table. He has asked me to invite all of you over to join him for a delicious array of bagels, lox and cream cheese. He is wondering why a US Marine is still languishing in a jail in Mexico and he would like to discuss this situation with you. We are anxiously awaiting your arrival.
Friend or Foe?
Thank you all for joining me this morning. I am trying, but failing, to understand why Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, a US Marine and Afghanistan veteran is being held in a Mexican prison since the end of March. Mexican authorities arrested him on weapons charges. He accidentally crossed the border into Mexico with three personal weapons in his possession. All of the weapons were registered in the United States. While President Obama golfs, this young man is suffering in jail. If convicted, he faces from six to 21 years in prison. While this young man awaits his fate, President Obama celebrated Father's Day on the golf course. Either the plight of this young man is of no interest to him or he des not wish to ask Mexico, the recipient of billions of our tax dollars, to let him go.
Use Your Phone, Mr. President
President Obama stood at the podium in Brussels and told the world that he absolutely makes no apologies for securing the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdal. He released five of the most dangerous prisoners in GITMO in exchange for this soldier who allegedly walked off his base in Afghanistan right into the "loving" hands of the Taliban. President Obama made a point of saying that Sgt. Bergdahl's parents have been waiting for their son to be retuned to them. He further added that he was sure the American people understood that.
Well, Mr. President, may I respectfully suggest to you that the American people really don't understand what you did. May I further suggest to you that the American people are wondering why your "compassion" does not extend to Jill Tahmooressi, the mother of the soldier imprisoned in Mexico. Why have you been so silent? Where is the outrage? Why are you not on the phone telling the Mexican government to hand over this young man without delay? Sgt. Tahmooresi said that he never intended to leave the United States. He mistakenly ended up at a border crossing with no way to turn around. On the other hand, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl deliberately walked off his base. One man deserted his unit. The other man made a wrong turn. Where is your outrage? Why are you out playing golf instead of dealing with this matter?
The Perfect Swap
Perhaps it is time for a prsoner swap Mr. President. Why not offer to return the thousands of illegal aliens crashing through our borders for this one young man who took a wrong turn? It really is a great deal. The United States saves billions of dollars trying to absorb all these people. Send them home to their beloved country and send Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi back home to his. One caveat exists, Mr. President. This time inform Congress and follow the law.
Sgt. Tahmoorsessi served four years in the Marines and completed two tours in Afghanistan before finishing active duty in 2012. He was honorably discharged in November of 2012. He is receiving treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. Afford this young man the same considerations as you did in the completely questionable rescue of Sgt. Bergdahl. Jill Tahmooressi and the American people are waiting for you to act. Make the deal!
Dear Mr. President
You have made so many mistakes
It's no shame to make a mistake
Bit it's no great honor either...