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Marine Sergeant Tahmooressi is a United State Marine. He is a non-commissioned officer. He is a machine gunner, an infantryman. He is a decorated combat veteran who deployed twice to Afghanistan, meeting the enemy in fierce combat. During that combat, amidst IED attacks and ambushes, Sergeant Tahmooressi literally saved the lives of fellow Marines. He was so good that he received a meritorious battlefield promotion to Sergeant, a prestigious honor in the Marine Corps.
The paradox before this committee, this Congress—and especially this White House—could not be more stark: this administration negotiated with the Taliban, and exchanged five terrorist killers with American blood on their hands, for the release of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl—a soldier who deserted his unit on the front lines less than 2 months into his first tour of duty. Yet this administration has invested little-to-no effort negotiating the return, from a neighboring country, of a highly-decorated Marine with two combat tours? Sgt. Bergdahl cost American lives. Sgt. Tahmooressi saved them. Does this not matter? Will we not fight to bring him home?
It is time to bring our Marine home, and give him the care he has earned.
"OK, I'm at the border of Mexico right now," Tahmooressi told a 911 dispatcher at 11:30 p.m. March 31, according to a recording obtained by the San Diego Union-Tribune. "My problem is I crossed the border by accident and I have three guns in my truck and they are trying to possess ..they're trying to take my guns from me."
During the 102-second call, the dispatcher explained that there are signs warning that it is illegal to enter Mexico with guns. Tahmooressi responded by saying he tried to turn around and return to the United States, but was stopped before he could.
originally posted by: intrepid
a reply to: nrd101
Yeah. And this happened to me at the US border in Maine in the mid 80's. They searched my car and found my brothers hash pipe.