90 Miles From Tyranny : Home for Thanksgiving: Trump pardons two Army vets, restores rank of Navy SEAL prosecuted for ‘war crimes’

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Home for Thanksgiving: Trump pardons two Army vets, restores rank of Navy SEAL prosecuted for ‘war crimes’

President Trump pardoned Army First Lieutenant Clint Lorance (left) and
Army Major Mathew Golsteyn (center) and restored the rank of Special Warfare Operator First Class Edward Gallagher. 

President Donald Trump granted full pardons to two U.S. Army soldiers accused of “war crimes” and reversed the demotion of a Navy SEAL who was acquitted of killing a Taliban terrorist.

Millions of Americans considered Army First Lieutenant Clint Lorance, Army Major Mathew Golsteyn (a Green Beret), and Special Warfare Operator First Class Edward Gallagher heroes who should not have been prosecuted for actions committed during the unending wars in the Middle East.

In a Nov. 15 statement, the White House said:

“The President, as Commander-in-Chief, is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the law is enforced and when appropriate, that mercy is granted.
For more than two hundred years, presidents have used their authority to offer second chances to deserving individuals, including those in uniform who have served our country. These actions are in keeping with this long history.
As the President has stated, “when our soldiers have to fight for our country, I want to give them the confidence to fight.”

Keep in mind that it’s these soldiers’ jobs to kill terrorists. So if there are less vermin walking the Earth who want to kill Americans, good riddance.

Can you imagine ISIS holding a court martial because one of its jihadists murdered an American soldier? To the contrary, that jihadi would be hailed a hero.

Here’s a rundown on their cases:

Clint Lorance was serving six years into a 19-year sentence for ordering his soldiers to kill three men in Afghanistan. Lorence supporters said he killed Taliban terrorists, but several members of his unit claimed the men were innocent.

Mathew Golsteyn’s trial was expected to begin in December. The Green Beret...

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