USL Praises Congressman Duncan Hunter for speaking out for Lt. Lorance, undertakes nationwide campaign to build support for Presidential Pardon
Lt. Clint Lorance has been sentenced to 19 years in jail after his combat service in Afghanistan.
Lt. Lorance ordered his men to use deadly force to protect themselves in combat.
It is absurd to think that soldiers could face criminal prosecution for doing what they were sent to do in combat – kill the enemy and protect their own men.
It is even crazier to think that in the age of President Barack Obama, evidence proving that his men fired on terrorists, not innocent civilians, was never allowed at his court martial.
As Congressman Duncan Hunter – himself a Marine combat veteran – reported “previously withheld information now confirms forensic evidence (has) linked DNA found on detonated roadside bombs to the… Afghan men” (ie. terrorists).
Lt. Lorance would be the first to tell you he is no hero. He was just trying his best to do his job, to protect his men, to follow his orders, when assigned to Afghanistan.
But during the reign of President Barack Obama it seems you have to be more worried about being sent to jail for nearly 20 years than being shot or blown up by terrorists in Afghanistan.