As we plan our Christmas celebrations with family members, some will wish Christmas would not come at all. They will be experiencing the sadness that can only come from the loss of a loved one defending liberty. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal has brought attention to the torture and murder of 5 American soldiers. Their killer may be set free by the Obama administration. Here is an email from a dear friend in DC who is calling out for our help. Please contact your Representatives and tell them to stand up for those who laid down their lives for us. Here's the email -- Please go to the eulogy link and see the pictures and letters from home by one young man -- who speaks about Christmas far away from home.
I was moved last Friday by watching and listening to my friend in the military, who flew into Washington from Afghanistan for other business. Yet, he spent his first several hours walking with his wonderful wife through the halls of the Senate and House (going office to office as I have seen so many ordinary citizens do) with the WSJ editorial below from Cully Stimson at Heritage and David Rivkin.
I heard the story and promised I would try to help on this worthy cause too as another ordinary citizen.
Please read and consider what you might be able to do to help petition for justice by Dec. 31st too, or get Cully or David on talk shows for greater public awareness of this tragic injustice -- 4 American soldiers were tortured and 5 were killed. I don't know if we can be successful; I do know we need to try.
I know Captain Dan Fritz, Jake Fritz's brother. He's been to our house in Morgantown -- in fact, one year to the day after Jake was abducted and murdered in Iraq.
I know Noala Fritz, Jake's mother, from Verdon, Nebraska. She is one of the most humble, down to earth, pleasant people you will ever meet. Jake's father, Lyle, a Marine and Viet Nam vet, passed away in June of this year. Together, they raised one of the most patriotic, caring, and giving families in America.
I write you to seek your assistance in stopping this absolute lunacy and ultimate travesty of justice that is about to occur. There is an easy, legal, and proper way to deal with this situation, and that is transfer Jake's torturer and murderer, Ali Musa Daqduq to Guantanamo.
Please, contact anybody and everybody you can, and enlist their support in stopping Daqduq's release from happening. Use the power of the internet, social media, or whatever means available, and get people to speak up. Leverage what you can (political parties, TEA parties, prayer groups, etc.) to let our Congressmen and Senators in DC know of our interest to stop the release of this calculated, cold-blooded murderer.
The Fritz's are a family that has seen more than its share of suffering, and is "all in" on the War on Terror. We owe it to them, and to Jake's honor, to see that his killer faces justice.
Thank you for your engagement -- there is little time to act.
Subject: Re: moderator: 1st Lt. Jacob N. Fritz '05 KIA's Killer to be Released Back to Iran?