It’s interesting how the reactions to President Trump’s pardoning of Clint Lorance and Matt Golsteyn, and the restoring of the rank of Eddie Gallagher are being reacted to.
Joe Biden said, “Trump’s intervention in the American military justice system to pardon service members accused or convicted of war crimes betrays the rule of law, the values that make our country exceptional & the men and women who wear the uniform honorably. He is not fit to command our troops.”
Hmmm…, that’s funny, Joe. You didn’t seem to mind when that traitor, Bowe Bergdahl, who fled his unit to join the enemy (ISIS), was pardoned by your old boss, Barack Hussein Obama.
Just more democrat hypocrisy and doublespeak in action.
In fact, the same people who kept their mouths shut about “Treasonous Bowe” Bergdahl are now the same ones castigating President Trump and bad mouthing real American heroes like Lorance, Golsteyn and Gallagher.
Now why would that be?
Is it because one group supports the liberal political and military establishment, who don’t really respect our military, while the other group supports our patriotic troops in the field?
Why does it seem lately that every time an issue comes down the road that is anti-American, in some sense, our liberal friends support it, and if the issue is pro-America or patriotic in any sense they are against it?
It appears that quite a few people have lost the sense of who the “good guys” are and who the “bad guys” are, if they ever had that sense to begin with.
We also have the group who ARE the “bad guys…” they know it, and deep down they’re really proud of it and proud of being able to pull the wool over the eyes of so many people.
“The good, the bad, and the ugly!”
In the cases of Lorance, Golsteyn and Gallagher, we had soldiers in active war zones who were being treated like and being charged like civilians, but in the kangaroo court that is the military justice system.
It’s kind of like the impeachment hearings going on right now, where all of the accused’s normal rights are suspended…, the accusers and prosecutors have an agenda…, and the accusers and prosecutors control the process!
I have heard about the cases of all three of these soldiers, and I have heard all three of them plead their case, and I believe that President Trump was justified in his actions regarding all three of them.
I am mainly going to talk about Army first lieutenant Clint Lorance and Army Green Beret Major Matt Golsteyn in this article, but I would encourage you to learn more about Navy Seal Chief Petty Officer Eddie Gallagher as well.
Clint Lorance was a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army who in August of 2013 was found guilty on two counts of second-degree murder for ordering soldiers in his platoon to open fire at three men on a motorcycle in southern Afghanistan in July of 2012. He was confined in the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas until being recently pardoned.
One of Lorance’s defense attorneys, lawyer and author Don Brown, published a book in 2019 entitled “Travesty of Justice,” in which he argued that the Army did not permit the jury to consider evidence showing that Afghan National Army soldiers accompanying Lorance’s patrol began firing at the motorcycle first, and they also kept evidence from the jury suggesting the motorcycle riders were Taliban bomb makers.
The three men on the motorcycle were speeding towards the platoon and ignoring commands to stop.
This sure doesn’t seem like an action that could be characterized as a “war crime.”
This seems like an action that would be characterized as a typical day at the office when you’re in a war zone.
It seems to me that you would have to go out of your way, for some reason, to single this situation out, pursue a “case,” and carry it through to a court martial.
Was a guy on the motorcycle related to Barack Obama or something?
I mean, seriously!
There MUST have been some political reason, or some personal reason, or some other vindictive reason to pursue this case. It just does not have the merits to stand on its own.
In a recent appearance on “FOX and Friends,” just days after his pardoning, Matt Golsteyn, along with his wife, made his feelings known.
I was very impressed by Matt and his wife. They seemed like genuine people who had been done wrong…, until President Trump corrected the situation that is.
Also in an interview on FOX, Clint said he felt like he had been, “thrown under the bus,” regarding this whole mess.
I feel he was used as some kind of an example by the Obama administration to gain goodwill with either the Taliban, the Afghan government, or both.
Regarding his pardon, Lorance said, “I just can’t tell you enough how much I appreciate President Trump and Vice President Pence. I love them…, they’re awesome.”
When he was asked what he would say to The President if he were watching, Clint said, “I love you, sir. You’re awesome! I only wish you had a better team around you.”
He went on to discuss how some of the people around him are obviously not supportive or even work against him…, in which case he felt these people should just leave the White House.
Referring to President Trump, Lorance said, “A soldier who knows that their commander loves them will go through the gates of hell and knock ‘em down” for them.
If you’d like to watch the interview for yourself, you can view it by clicking on the link below. See if you don’t come away from the interview as impressed as I was.
Way to go, Mr. President. You just continue to reinforce what a good decision it was to vote for you in the first place.
KEEP AMERICA GREAT!!!
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