Army Special Forces Lt. Col. Says He is Being Punished After Whistleblowing on Obama Administration

A Lt. Colonel in the Army Special Forces is saying that he is being targeted for unfair punishments after becoming a whistleblower on the Obama administration’s plans to trade one Taliban warlord for at least six American and Canadian hostages, including disgraced traitor Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

Lt. Col. Jason Amerine says Obama is trying to destroy him for his work aimed at improving hostage rescue procedures.

Lt. Col. Jason Amerine testified Thursday before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Amerine is a Green Beret who the Army had treated as a war hero for his role in the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, and who later helped the military promote recruitment through media appearances.

He told the panel he was well into a plan to try to win the release of at least six Americans and Canadians. Aside from Bergdahl, Amerine was hoping to free Caitlin Coleman, who vanished in Afghanistan while pregnant in the fall of 2012, and her Canadian husband Josh Boyle. Coleman had a baby while in captivity.

Another hostage was Collin Rutherford, a tourist captured by the Taliban in late October 2010, and there was another hostage that Amerine declined to name. Previous media reports identify that hostage as Warren Weinstein, a U.S. Agency for International Development worker held for years who President Obama recently announced was accidentally killed along with an Italian aid worker in a CIA drone strike in Pakistan in January.

Amerine said his office at the Pentagon “was working every initiative possible” to get the hostages home when “we saw that no one else” was trying to do so.

The Obama administration has faced a firestorm of criticism in its handling of U.S. hostage policies and communications with their family members. Amerine’s communications with Rep. Duncan Hunter’s office, R-Calif., and others on Capitol Hill, has led to media scrutiny of administration’s handling of prisoners held overseas and contributed to the White House’s decision to launch a review of those recovery efforts, according to Hunter’s office.

Obama can’t abide anyone dissing him… no matter how much of a failure Obama is.

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com, BigJournalsim.com and all Breitbart News' other sites, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.

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