When Johnny Micheal Spann became the first American casualty in the War on Terror, his daughter, Alison, was only nine years old.
This morning, on KSRO's Sonoma County's Morning News with my good friend Melanie Morgan, Alison Spann, now a recent graduate of Pepperdine University, shared her reaction on the news that the Taliban Five, two of whom was involved in the killing of her father, was released by Richard Milhous Obama from Gitmo, in exchange for the deserter Bowe Bergdahl.
"I would have never imagined our government doing something like this, no." Spann said, noting the news of the release was "pretty demoralizing" and fears the US will "see some repercussions in the future."
Alison said her step-mom, Shannon Spann, was "saddened and shocked" by the release. "She sent me a text and said 'I haven't been able to eat all day. I'm so upset by what our government has done.'"
In a Stripes.com article, the father of Johnny Micheal Spann, said, "I couldn’t believe what I was hearing,” Spann recalled. “It’s a slap in the face to everybody that’s died in this war on terror... Every American that’s lost their life to the hands of the Taliban and al-Qaida — this is a slap in their face to know that we had five high-powered leaders that we just turned loose."
The prison uprising where Spann was killed also involved the traitor from liberal Marin County, CA, John Walker Lindh. So while the Spanns and other families who've lost loved ones defending our nation from terrorists have this salt rubbed in their wounds by the Obama Regime, this Ratboy Lindh is suing the prison he's held at for allegedly violating his Islamic "religion,"as his enabling, liberal parents want him released.
Alison Spann also told Morgan, "A lesson that should be learned from this is that the American people need to not be complacent and we need to be informed and stay on top of a lot of decisions our government is making and I think in the future we need to expect more from our leadership and hold them accountable for what they are doing, because decisions like this do not need to be made again."
You can download the interview here at the KSRO website.
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