January 13th, 2006

Frank Lindh

Frank Lindh continues to talk about the case of his son, John Walker, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for providing services to the Taliban and a weapons charge of posessing a firearm. Lindh points out that at the time his son joined the Afghan army, Colin Powell announced that the U.S. government was giving $43,000,000 to the Taliban.

"Powell said the United States expects to announce additional assistance to Afghan refugees, and would continue to look for ways to provide more aid to Afghanistan, especially for farmers feeling the crunch from a ban on poppy cultivation, a decision by the ruling Taliban that the U.S. welcomes."
(http://archives.cnn.com/2001/US/05/17/us.afghanistan.aid/)

Something that I found particularly interesting is that part of John Walker Lindh's sentence is that he is forbidden to say prayers in Arabic.



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