Obama STILL Refuses to Demand that Mexico Release Marine Sgt Andrew Tahmooressi

Supporters of Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi who was arrested by Mexican authorities because he had a gun in his car has since March been in a Mexican jail. But instead of demanding that Sgt. Tahmooressi be returned to the US, the Obama administration ignores the case for nearly 5 months and then, this month, issues a press release that praises Mexico.

Here is the White House response to this incident:

The U.S. State Department continues to provide extensive consular assistance to Mr. Tahmooressi, and will do so until his case is resolved. As in all cases when a U.S. citizen is arrested overseas, our goal is to see that Mr. Tahmooressi is treated fairly during the judicial process with the hope that he can receive the support, both emotional and medical, that he may require now and at the conclusion of the proceedings.

Mexico is one of the United States’ most important partners. We have close economic and cultural ties, and we work closely with them on numerous sensitive issues. While we will not go into detail about our private diplomatic discussions on this case, U.S. officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry, have spoken to Mexican officials at the highest levels regarding Mr. Tahmooressi’s case.

Mexican authorities have been very willing to engage on this issue. They have provided prompt and continued consular access and visitations. As a result, the State Department has been able to provide regular updates on Mr. Tahmooressi’s condition to his family, Members of Congress, and the press.

We respect the rule of law and expect the judicial process of sovereign nations to protect other U.S. citizens who might find themselves in similar circumstances in the future. We will continue to monitor the case and work with the Mexican authorities as this case proceeds through the Mexican judicial system. We continue to urge the Mexican authorities to process this case expeditiously.

So, instead of demanding that a US citizen who is a past member of one of our greatest fighting forces, a man who served honorably with two tours in Afghanistan and was simply enjoying his American right to self defense with his guns in his car, a soldier diagnosed with PTSD, who when being in San Ysidro, a town near the Mexican border got lost and ended up in Mexico, we find Obama praising his jailers!

If Obama allows the Mexicans to convict Tahmooressi he will get 15 years in prison!

Obama has totally ignored this case and now he issues press releases praising Mexico? It is outrageous but it does show how he puts other nations ahead of America and Americans.

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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