Names of the five soldiers he tortured and killed :
Capt. Brian S. Freeman, 31, of Temecula, California; 1st Lt. Jacob N. Fritz, 25, of Verdon, Nebraska; Spc. Johnathan B. Chism, 22, of Gonzales, Louisiana; Pfc. Shawn P. Falter, 25, of Cortland, New York; and Pfc. Johnathon M. Millican, 20, of Trafford, Alabama.
Sen. Jeff Sessions Condemns Possible Terrorist Release
Sen. Jeff Sessions condemns the pending release of a terrorist who killed a Silver Star-Decorated Alabama soldier.
Excerpts of Sessions’ remarks follow:
“Mr. President, it was reported today that Iraq has denied the United States’ request to extradite senior Hezbollah field commander Ali Mussa Daqduq, who was recently ordered released by an Iraqi court after our government turned him over to Iraqi custody when our troops left the country.
The Administration had years to transfer Daqduq to our detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, but because the President lacked the political will—I think because of campaign promises he improvidently made—one of the most dangerous, reprehensible terrorists in our custody will likely be allowed to go free. We should have never been in this position.
I and others saw this coming and we pleaded with the administration not to allow it to happen. Sadly, our warnings fell on deaf ears and were proven correct. The prospect that a terrorist as dangerous as Daqduq could soon go free because the President has failed to come up with a solution he finds politically palatable is unprincipled and dangerous.
Daqduq is responsible for the torture and murder of five American servicemen in Karbala, Iraq, including Private Jonathan Millican of Locust Fork, Alabama, who was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action as he attempted to defend his comrades in this attack…
The President is the Commander-in-Chief. He has serious responsibilities. One is to defend the honor, dignity, and credibility of the United States…and its military!
He has a duty to these magnificent troops who have answered his call to go into harm’s way. Part of that duty is not to give away what they have fought and bled for. That includes not giving up LETHAL ENEMY prisoners they have, at great risk and effort, captured.”
Nor, having dishonored them, to avoid their protest by suing Ohio State to prevent giving the military adequate time to vote - potentially not in his favor!
For many years involved with intelligence and security matters in Iran with significant access at top levels during the rule of the Shah, until early 1979. Currently an Iran SME (subject matter expert), analyst/commentator, and multi-linguist.