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Turn ‘Johnny Taliban’ over to military

I wish someone could explain to me why the U.S. Army turned John Walker, the so-called American Taliban also known as “Johnny Taliban,” over to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. There is no doubt that he is a traitor, so why wasn’t he tried by the Army in a military court? The U.S. Constitution states, treason against the United States shall consist only in levying war against them of in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.

To me, John Walker did everything that the Constitution states is a clear case of treason. When I was in the U.S. Marine Corps I was a courtroom orderly in a military court. Most cases were general court martial, with one rape case.

Even more remarkably Walker was recast, not as the trained terrorist, that he was, but as a misguided youth, who lost his way. What a bunch of “hawg wash.” What makes me mad is that he is not tried in a military court. His wealthy parents have hired several well-known defense lawyers, which will get him off with a short prison sentence. He should be tried for treason, a capitol offense, and if convicted should be put to death. In a military court, his parents could not interfere.

Rudy S. Kutchar

Grass Valley

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